Christa Geraghty | 

Way Day at Wayfair vs. Overstock Hour Flash Sale: Who Wins?

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We just wrapped up the first Wayfair Way Day of the year which ran from April 26 – 28, 2023. That shopping event brought us up to 80% off select home goods. That’s pretty substantial savings. However, not to be outdone, Overstock launched their own 4-Day Flash Sale on April 25. So, who wins the Wayfair vs Overstock smackdown? Honestly, the customer. Because we get a variety of great deals across both sites. But if you really want to know which is the worthier sale to shop, we’re about to take a deep dive.

Short answer (before we get into the nitty gritty): it depends on the item you want or need. While Wayfair kills it in some categories, Overstock delivers better deals on others. So, let’s get into it.

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1. Wayfair Way Day flash deals are exciting, but you can score up to 80% off on certain items throughout the entirety of the sale.

Wayfair's Way Day sale on Wayfair website.

Black Friday who? Okay, not really, but Wayfair’s Way Day deals are a real treat for those of us who like to shop other times during the year. And, for the first time ever, Wayfair extended their sale for an additional day this spring. In addition to Flash Deals, we saw some pretty sweet savings throughout the store:

Although every sale is timed, Flash Deals only lasted through April 28 at midnight ET. To shop a deal in this sale, you simply click on a category and place items in your cart. Wayfair offers free shipping sitewide during the Way Day sale, but some exclusions do apply, such as flooring, large fixtures, and non-standard items.

If you’re new to Wayfair, enter your email address to get a 10% off purchase promo code that you can use on sale items. If you already have an account, use a different email account to claim this one-time coupon.

Related: Learn even more ways to save at Wayfair.


2. Email subscribers received a 17% off coupon during the Overstock Flash Sale. When activated, the site automatically chose the best savings (either the 17% off coupon or the sale price).

Overstock's Flash Sale on the Overstock website.

Overstock’s Flash Sale is pretty similar to Wayfair’s Way Day, which is not a coincidence, as they are each other’s biggest competitors. In addition to discounts, Overstock email subscribers also received an email with a 17% off coupon. This coupon beat the 10% given to new Wayfair shoppers.

Activate your coupon by clicking on it, and Overstock will automatically choose either a sale price or coupon for the best savings on any item. The one thing I noticed is Overstock doesn’t have a 24-hour limit on Flash sale items like Wayfair does. Prices are good for the whole flash sale. Here’s what kind of savings they had:

  • Up to 70% off rugs
  • Coffee and end tables from $49
  • Outdoor seating under $499
  • Sheets and pillowcases from $19

Like with Wayfair’s sale, you click on a category and select your items. Shipping is free on everything for the duration of the sale.


3. Wayfair’s return policy is better (but just barely).

Neither of these two retailers has a great return policy. They’re both pretty strict and require the customer to pay for return shipping. As you can imagine, this can get pretty pricey depending on the size and weight of your item. The only way out of paying for return shipping at either retailer is if your item arrived damaged.

Wayfair only wins this one because we’ve heard that their customer service is very helpful with returns of smaller, less complicated items. But both stores have strict and complicated guidelines for returns on large appliances, mattresses, and personalized items.

To get all the details see our guide to the Wayfair return policy and our breakdown of the Overstock return policy.


4. Wayfair takes the win on rugs.

A rug for sale at Wayfair.

Even though Wayfair said the savings were 70% off rugs, I found some that were over 80% off! They even continued their rug sale through May 5 with some prices just as low as Way Day savings. While the Way Day Wayfair rug deals have ended, we still see some great prices on rugs throughout the year.


5. Overstock takes the win on Adirondack chairs.

Brown Adirondack chair on a wooden pier by the water

Looking for Adirondack chairs? In the Wayfair vs Overstock battle, Overstock takes the W. I found a set of wood chairs for a fraction of the price on Wayfair’s single plastic one.



6. Wayfair also wins on window treatments.

White curtains framing a window

Although Wayfair and Overstock both have flash deals on their curtains, I found Wayfair’s to be a better bargain. We saw a set of three semi-sheer grommet curtain panels for $22.99 (reg. $69.99) at Wayfair. Overstock had a similar grommet curtain panel pair for $34.42 (reg. $54.99). When Way Day is not in session, check out the Wayfair Basic brand for well-reviewed curtains at a stellar everyday price. You’ll get a single panel for as low as $9.98 and a set of two for under $20 if you use the 10% off new customer coupon.


7. Overstock takes the win on industrial bookcases.

An industrial bookcase with books and vases on the shelves.

Be sure to calculate any coupon savings in your final price. When comparing Wayfair vs Overstock, remember that Overstock automatically chooses either a sale price or coupon for the best savings. An industrial bookcase I found had better savings with my 17% off coupon that beat Wayfair’s sale price AND 10% off coupon combo.

As low as$161.99$235.99(31% off)
What to buy
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Shipping: Free

8. Look for more Wayfair deals.

So which store wins? I say it’s Wayfair. But, you can find great deals at both during these spring sales. Check out these additional Wayfair deals I found:


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