Best lawn mower deals 2024: when, where and how to shop the best offers year-round

lawn mower deals | Lawn mower on grass
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Looking for lawn mower deals and discounts this spring? Stick with us. We'll help you find many great-quality lawn mowers at discounted prices. We've made it easy for you by compiling our research on this page. Our expert advice will guide you on when, where, and how to shop for deals on the best gas lawn mowers and more this spring. 

You don't have to spend a fortune to get the lawn mower you need. We can help you find great deals on the best electric lawn mowers, robot lawn mowers, and riding lawn mowers. Our tips will help you distinguish between a good deal and a bad one. For instance, you can use tools like Honey.com and CamelCamelCamel to track prices, find the cheapest retailers, and know when to buy. 

This page is your go-to source for money-saving hacks and shopping tips, not just for significant sales events like Black Friday and Labor Day but all year round.

Best lawn mower deals and sales

Where to find the best lawn mower deals?

These are some great brands and retailers that we recommend checking out for great year-round lawn mower deals. 

Here's a handy A-Z of stores and brands selling lawn mowers, often at discounted prices, to help with your research on finding a great deal even outside the primary sale season.

Remember: if you don't see a deal you like right away, list the products you're after and return for them nearer to the next considerable sales period. 

When is the best time of year to shop a lawn mower deal?

Knowing when to score a lawn mower deal can save you big bucks. Last year, on Black Friday, we saw an upward demand for lawn mowers as users wanted to squeeze in the previous year's cut and save some top dollar. Retailers responded by offering deep discounts on robot, gas, and electric lawn mowers and riding lawn mowers, holding on to the higher ticket prices, which they always seem to do.

Other events, such as Presidents' Day, Labor Day, and July 4th sales, would be worth a look if you need a new mower for the summer, although the discounts may not be as wild as they are on Black Friday. We'd also say to watch for clearance mowers and other promotions, such as bundles, throughout the warmer months because the likelihood of needing a new cutting machine will be at your time of need.

Are there good Labor Day lawn mower deals?

We saw some great Labor Day lawn mower sales last year, including combo kits and a few ride-on models, so they are worth checking out when they roll around. 

That's the nice thing about sales, even if you're bummed you missed one sales event, another one will come around pretty soon with similar, if not better, sales. 

Can I get Amazon Prime Day lawn mower deals?

Now, this is a tricky one—unfortunately, the answer is no unless you're an Amazon Prime member. Last year, lawn care products, including basic mowers, were on sale as part of the Amazon Prime Day deals. So, a Prime membership might be worth considering, mainly if you already use Amazon's services. 

Other retailers such as Best Buy and Home Depot would be worth checking out during the same time as Prime Day, too, because if this year is anything like 2023, we'll see a swath of competing anti-Prime Day deals. You won't need a membership to get involved, and there may be some exclusives that Amazon isn't offering at the time.

Are Black Friday lawn mower deals any good?

We'd say that Black Friday is probably the biggest shopping event of the year, as many people use it to stock up on Christmas presents as the holiday season begins. We saw some fantastic Black Friday lawn mower deals in 2023, with many being brought down to their lowest-ever price just for the occasion and many other 'one-time only' deals. So, the deals are worth waiting for.

These discounts linger over the days between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, where, dependent on stock, they might go even lower. However, Cyber Monday deals never last as long as Black Friday deals do. Once 'Cyber Week' is over, prices can rise again in a last-ditch attempt to milk consumers, so we'd recommend making the most of any Black Friday lawn mower deals while they last. 

Are Black Friday lawn mower deals better than after Christmas deals?

This is a tricky one. As often as most products, Black Friday offers the best discounts and lowest prices you'll likely see all year. This is just because Black Friday is the biggest and most important shopping event of the year, especially for yard equipment.

That said, if you miss out on Black Friday deals, don't worry because even if the prices rise again during December, you'll find that by the time the after-Christmas sales come around, many discounted lawn mowers will go on clearance, or at least be back down to around their Black Friday price. This is because many brands and retailers want to shift these remaining stock units before the new year begins, bringing a fresh batch of stock. So the after-Christmas period, into the January sales, holds great promise for snagging a discounted/clearance lawn mower.

End of year lawn mower deals

Waiting till the end of the year, from Black Friday onwards, is the best period to save money on a lawn mower, as there are plenty of good sales condensed into this time frame. 

Black Friday lawn mower deals have more longevity. They start to drop in the weeks leading up to Black Friday, with many lawn mowers being significantly reduced well in advance as retailers go hard on their Black Friday advertising. These discounts continue through Cyber Week and some weeks afterward, depending on how much stock is left over. So, late November is excellent.

By the time we get to the after-Christmas sales in late December/early January, there will be deeper discounts across most makes and models as a final effort from resellers and brands to sell out their older stock before all the new year's stuff comes in. 

Presidents' Day lawn mower deals

More new lawn mower stock tends to drop into stores and online in early spring once the January sales are over, so there'll be some more good offers for Presidents' Day in February — although the prices probably won't be as low as what's on offer later in the year for Black Friday, for example. It's better not to be at the last minute too, to shop and buy before Presidents' Day, for a better chance of grabbing a deal, rather than on the day itself.

If your lawn mower has given up the ghost over winter or rusted away in your garage, Presidents' Day is still a great time to save on a new one before the weather warms up and grass-cutting season begins. As they're relatively large purchases, big retailers such as Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon will likely have lawn mower sales and deals. 

Yard Force Gas Lawn Mower in use

The best lawn mower deals: check back in throughout the year for the most up to date deals (Image credit: Yard Force)

Lawn mower deals: FAQs

How to know if you're getting a good lawn mower deal?

If you want to know if you've got a good deal, look for a few common-sense things. 

One: Check that you're buying from a legit brand, like Greenworks or BLACK+DECKER; it doesn't necessarily have to be a huge household name. However, buying from trusted brands is safer, as you can trust that their deals will be legit. After all, they've got their brand-name reputation to uphold, and they're not about to damage that during any sales season by mis-selling to their customers.

Two: Remember that it's not always the lowest price that's the best—check the price against what the reviews say; the more reviews you check, the better, as this gives the product credibility. Sometimes, it's worth paying that little bit more for a product that has really good reviews and 5-star ratings, as opposed to a cheap product that has no review photos or testimonials.

Three: Using price check comparison tools is another great way to check whether your deal is a good one or not. Camelcamelcamel and Honey are both great tools for examining a product's price history over a certain period of time; this will show you whether it's at its lowest price and, more importantly, if the current listing is unreasonably high. Honey is also great at pulling all the prices one product is listed for across all the big retailer websites, so it does the legwork for you. 

Pricing history of the Greenworks - 80 Volt 21-Inch Self-Propelled Lawn Mower (1 x 4.0Ah Battery and 1 x Charger)

Graph showing the price history of the Greenworks - 80 Volt 21-Inch Self-Propelled Lawn Mower (1 x 4.0Ah Battery and 1 x Charger) - Green at Best Buy over the last 30 days (via Honey) (Image credit: Honey)

What is a good price for a lawn mower?

How much does a lawn mower cost? Good question. A lot of your standard push mowers nowadays are electric, falling into two categories: either corded, so they plug into the mains, or cordless, meaning a battery powers them. We figure either of these is a solid option if you're looking for a high-powered lawn mower. The cheapest option if you're on a budget is a manual push reel mower, which can cost between $50 - $150, but they're straightforward and lacking in any advanced features or technology. 

For corded electric, you can expect to pay anywhere between $100 - $400, if not more, as this depends on the brand and size of mower you want to buy, but once again, we recommend not dipping below the $100 mark if you can help it (unless an item is on sale) - a lawn mower is a significant purchase, and you want one that'll last you and perform well; these tend to be priced higher. 

Cordless electric can be more expensive, as there's more technology inside your mower to pay for, namely the battery. You're looking at a price range of approx. $200 - $800 for one of these. However, these can be a solid investment, mainly if you use the battery between different tools, like leaf blowers, string trimmers, etc. Another massive benefit of cordless electric is that you're not limited on where you can go in your yard by a cord that's too short, gets tangled, is easy to trip on, etc.
(Stuck between the two? Check out how to choose an electric lawn mower.)

Gas-powered lawn mowers can be priced between $200 - $600 on average, but some can be way more expensive depending on the type of engine used; for example, some mowers with a Briggs and Stratton engine can cost in the thousands. Think of the smelly gas fumes, harmful emissions, and the type of user experience you're looking to have. Yes, gas mowers are more powerful and have a longer run time than their counterparts, but they're high maintenance. You'll spend more in the long run on sourcing fuel for your lawn mower, whereas the electric options seem more convenient to keep charged and ready for use. It's essential to think of how to choose a gas lawn mower

Surprisingly, some of the most expensive lawn mowers are robot/automatic mowers; despite their small size, they have lots of techs packed into them, such as GPS, so on average, they can cost between $700 and $3000, sometimes even more if it's a really high-end model. 

The largest of them all, ride-on (rear-engine/tractor/zero-turn) lawn mowers, are also pretty expensive, costing anywhere between $1000 - $6000; however, they offer the best user experience, as they get you off your feet for a comfortable experience, especially if you have a large lawn and lots of yard work to do. Once you get used to the type of steering technology your chosen mower has, it can also be super fun. Be mindful that most riding lawn mowers are gas-powered, as it's the most viable option for the run time required.

Olivia Bevan
Staff Writer

Olivia is a former Staff Writer at Top Ten Reviews, a new resident of Bath and recent addition to the Future team, looking to flex her writing muscles and get stuck into the reviews! With a background in writing reviews of theatre pieces, video games and music, she is looking forward to learning more about home products and appliances - and getting to test some of them too!