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How to get at LEAST 10% off at Home Depot and Lowes ALL THE TIME!

Updated on October 14, 2010

Time and Money are the two biggest hurdles to overcome when looking to complete projects around your house. I can not give you more hours in your day, but I can help you save a little money on your materials! The strategy below has worked for me for YEARS as I have renovated two small 4 unit apartment buildings I owned as well as 8 single family homes I have bought, remodeled and sold. I will show you how to save at least 10% on all of your purchases, you just have to follow a couple of basic rules.

Rule #1 - Try to plan your purchases so that you are buying as much at one time as possible.

This is a great rule of thumb as it will save you time, money and the frustration of running back and forth to the store picking up little items that you forgot. Sit down and plan out exactly what you are going to do and the supplies you will need for the project. Try to pick up other supplies for future projects you want to do as well if possible.

Rule #2 - You should almost NEVER go to the store you have the discount coupon for!

This may seem counter intuitive, but one of the coolest thing about Lowes and Home Depot especially is that one honor practically any discount coupon from the other and in many cases they will beat the others price by a certain amount if you ask them to.

So you have read this far and are wondering what the big secret is, ok, here it is. Both Home Depot and Lowes offer a 10% discount option. I have included the links to sign up for these below. You can basically get one coupon per e-mail address every 6 or 12 months. These are the same coupons that used to come with the USPS moving packets. The big difference is that they are sent via e-mail and you print them out. All of them have a unique bar code that allows them to only be used once. HOWEVER, since each store will accept the others coupons, you can just make as many copies as you want of one and use it at the other since they would have no way to verify it had not already been used!!

Step #1 - Go to the links below and register to get your 10% coupon e-mailed to you. Just do it with one e-mail address for now.

Step #2 - When you get the coupons, print them out AND make about 10 to 15 copies of each one.

Step #3 - When you go to Home Depot, take one of your 10% off Lowes coupons with you, at checkout, just hand them the coupon and say "I was told you would honor this from Home Depot." Do the opposite for Lowes. Copy and repeat.

**Extra tip - Watch for special "$10 of $50+ purchase" coupons as well. These are also great as you just make sure your purchases are for JUST over $50 and you end up getting 20% off! Copy and repeat!!!


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    • ShepherdLover profile image

      ShepherdLover 5 years ago from Portland, OR

      Great information, thanks!

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      Paul 6 years ago

      I did this for a while but homedepot stopped accepting printed lowes coupons...

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      jondav 7 years ago

      really good hub, thanks for the information!

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      OregonWino 7 years ago

      Thanks for the kind words! I am very glad that this was of use!

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      Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      This is great information, thanks for the heads up, love the links you provided for us, very useful and thumbs up