Save big on these best-selling tech products, online courses and more this Labor Day

Banu Ibrahim and Anna Hecht, CNN Underscored
Updated Fri August 31, 2018

Labor Day weekend is upon us. And while your plans may include grilling burgers, holding the final pool party of the season, or traveling out of town for some much-needed R&R, what you may not have mapped out is your online shopping game plan.

This year, plenty of retailers are dishing out noteworthy savings on clothing, home products, tech gadgets and more. The CNN Store is no exception. Currently, the site is offering an additional 15% off goods across the categories of tech, lifestyle, online courses and apps, with the code LABORDAY15. And many of these items are already marked down, meaning once you apply the extra 15%, you'll save even more. Not bad, right?

Some of our favorite markdowns include an award-winning strategy game that is a favorite of Mark Zuckerberg's, a powerful robotic vacuum to help keep your home tidy, and a lifetime subscription to an affordable VPN service to keep your Internet browsing safe.

For even more markdowns, we've curated a list of some of the top CNN Store products to add to your shopping cart. These savings last from now until September 4. Run, don't walk.

1. Zmodo Pivot 1080p Wireless All-in-One Security Camera System ($69.99, originally $149; store.cnn.com)

This 1080p wireless camera system proves that keeping an eye on your home doesn't have to cost a fortune.

2. VPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription ($39.99, originally $499.99; store.cnn.com)

There's never been a better time to invest in your online safety. This VPN is offered at a steep discount.

3. UltraBright 500-Lumen Tactical Military Flashlight: 2-Pack ($29.99, originally $49.99; store.cnn.com)

This military-grade flashlight pack is one of those items you'll be glad you have around the house. After all, there's no telling when the power might suddenly go out.

4. The Mindful Notebook ($21.99, originally $30; store.cnn.com)

Designed to help you organize and focus your thoughts, the Mindful Notebook is perfect for those who journal regularly or want to start.

5. SitePoint Premium Courses: Lifetime Subscription ($39.99, originally $450; store.cnn.com)

This subscription offers users 125 e-books, 128 courses and 25 tutorials covering today's most important programming languages.

6. iPM 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad ($39.99, originally $99.99; store.cnn.com)

Introducing a new take on charging devices: The iPM 2-in-1 charging pad that's able to charge your Apple Watch and iPhone simultaneously.

7. IDrive Unlimited Mobile Backup: Lifetime Subscription ($19.99, originally $49.99; store.cnn.com)

Shop this iDrive mobile backup to ensure your mobile devices are backed up for life.

8. FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds ($29.95, originally $39.99; store.cnn.com)

Water- and sweat-resistant, these earbuds can withstand the elements. Now you'll get 15% off the already discounted $29.95 price.

9. ECOVACS DEEBOT Slim2 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner ($140, originally $199.99; store.cnn.com)

Cleaning house just got a whole lot easier with this robotic vacuum cleaner.

10. EcoQube C Aquarium ($99.99, originally $169.99; store.cnn.com)

This aquarium has a unique aquaponics filter that uses plants like basil or mint to maintain the cleanliness of its interior. As an added bonus, it uses 50% less energy and 90% less water than other aquariums, which makes it a smart choice all around.

11. Sid Meier's Civilization VI ($23.98, originally $59.99; store.cnn.com)

Put your strategy making skills to the test with this fan-favorite game that's been popular since 1991.

Note: The prices above reflect the retailer's listed prices at the time of publication.