Ways to Save Money at Home Depot
Home Depot is your go-to store for everything related to home improvement, whether you are a contractor or a do-it-yourself kind of person. There are some tips and tricks to save money while shopping there when some projects just have to get done.
Home Depot offers daily savings online and includes even more opportunities to spend less through its Garden Club and Pro Services.
In addition to that, Home Depot will not just price-match with competitors, but will discount an item 10% extra.
In stores you can find lumber and gallons of paint on sale if you know where to look for it. So let’s look at some ways that you can shop and save at Home Depot:
- Discounted lumber
If you have a project where scrap lumber and left-overs might work, start with that discounted section before getting full boards. Savings here might be as high as 30-80%.
- Discounted paint
Customers tend to change their mind about ordered custom paint or mixed color quite often. Such freshly made and rejected paint lands in a special “Oops section”, where you can get it a lot cheaper.
- Holiday paint discounts
Paint can be bought a lot cheaper on many holidays, like Father’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. These times are perfect for a little DIY project, aren’t they?
- Online savings
Check online daily discounts at the savings center. If you need something right away, you can buy items online with a discount and pick them up at your store the same day for free.
- Tool Rental
Don’t spend money on electric tools if you will only use them one time. Home Depot rental program will let you rent power tools for an hour, a day, a week, or a month. You will pay a fraction of the purchase price.
- Pro Desk
This program is often used by contractors, but if you do enough big projects, you can benefit from it too (free bonuses) and save 10-20% on purchases of $2,500 and larger.
Check Home Depot website for available rebates and applicable products for large savings, potentially hundreds.
- Clearance tags
When you find something on clearance, you can check if the item will be further discounted or if it has reached the bottom price. If the price ends with $0.06, you know it will go down one more time. If it ends with $0.03 – buy it now and don’t wait.
- Price Matching
Home Depot is one of a few retailers that will not only match competitor’s price, but will beat it by 10%. Once you know what you need, check prices elsewhere before heading to Home Depot.
- Price protection
Invest some time in monitoring prices on larger items after you purchase them. If the price goes down in 30 days after you bought something, you will get the difference refunded to your payment method if you can prove it.
- Dead plants
Tropical, house, and landscaping plants have one year guarantee, so if your plant dies in the first year, bring it back and get your money back, so keep the receipts.
- Garden Club
Join this club for free and receive exclusive savings and discounts. You can also get $5 off $50 coupon for joining and signing up for text alerts.
- Military personnel
Active military personnel can get 10% discount any time of the year, while veterans can enjoy 10% off on Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Veterans Day.
- Discounted gift cards
You can buy discounted Home Depot cards online and get savings right away.
- Seasonal discounts
As most of us know, the smartest time to shop for holiday stuff is right after the holidays. This is how seasonal discounts work. Shop for next year’s artificial Christmas tree right after Christmas, if you want to maximize your savings.
- Spring Black Friday
The best time to shop for discounted grills, garden equipment, patio furniture, outdoor decor, and various other things is at the beginning of spring, all the way to April.
- Kitchen and Bath Event
The time between January and March is the best time to shop for everything kitchen and bath because you can get up to 40% off on some items.