Since 1894, Labor Day has honored the social and economic achievements of American workers. The federal holiday was championed by labor activists to recognize the many contributions the American labor force has made to the country. 

The weekend also signals the winding down of summer. As kids head back to school and the days begin to get shorter, it can feel a bit bittersweet, but we think that’s all the more reason to end the season on a high! You’ve earned it. Here are three ways to earn cash back on Labor Day deals while celebrating the day. 

Fire up the barbecue

One of our favorite ways to beat the end-of-summer blues? A good old-fashioned backyard barbecue! Invite family, friends, and neighbors over for a safe grilling get-together. Make it a potluck by supplying the brats and burgers (make sure to include some meat-free options for vegetarian friends) and asking guests to bring sides and desserts. 

Need ideas? Check out our list of 12 Delicious Bites for Labor Day, from the traditional (barbecue ribs and grilled asparagus) to the unexpected (crab cakes and strawberry mango yogurt pops). Don’t forget to stock the cooler with ice-cold seltzer, soda, and other beverages!

Ways to Save: Get all of your barbecue needs at Sam’s Club and earn 1% cash back. In addition to groceries, you’ll also find disposable tableware, outdoor fun and games for the kids, patio furniture and decor — even a new grill or smoker to take your chef skills to the next level! Not a member yet? You can also earn 7% back on a Sam’s Club membership. Shop online with the Ibotta browser extension or mobile app or in-store with grocery offers in the Ibotta mobile app. 

Hang out at home

A long weekend is the perfect time to tackle projects at home or simply spend time with the ones you love. This Labor Day, we’re excited to start getting ready for fall by switching to warmer bed linens and decorating with all things autumnal (hello, pumpkins!). At the end of the day, why not wind down with a movie night featuring a favorite flick and delicious food delivered straight to your door?  

Ways to Save: After a day of work around the house, reward yourself (and your wallet) with 5% cash back on DoorDash when you place your order through the Ibotta app – or 1.5% cash back on Buffalo Wild Wings when you order online using the Ibotta browser extension. 

Update your fall wardrobe

Heading back to school or the office? Update your wardrobe for cooler weather with some of this fall’s fashion-forward trends, like a new pair of loafers or clogs, a cozy sweater vest, or a pair of roomy cargo pants (yes, they’re back). If you’re staying closer to home, invest in comfy basics that can do double duty on both Zoom calls and the couch. 

Ways to Save: H&M offers everything from office attire to athleisure wear and everything in between. Earn 3% cash back when you shop H&M online through the Ibotta mobile app or 5% back when you purchase an H&M gift card through the Ibotta app.