Not everybody knows that Lowe’s is among Fortune 500 companies and not everyone cares either. Most people are interested in saving opportunities for home improvement, because projects are expensive and it never hurts saving additional money on future renovations.
If you plan on tackling any home improvement projects in the near future, then read no further than this for the best tips to save more money at Lowe’s.
Coupons and promo codes – available via third party websites, Lowe’s coupons are really one of the easiest ways to save money.
A simple online search will reveal digital and in-store Lowes coupons to use storewide or on select purchases. If you happen to have Home Depot coupons, or coupons from Ace Hardware or Menards, bring them to your local store and Lowe’s will most likely honor them. Just to be sure, check with the store manager as Lowe’s usually leaves coupons policy entirely to their discretion.
10% off discount for military and veterans – you know how most retailers have seniors’ and teachers’ and military discounts on a specific day of the week? Lowe’s offers 10% off every day for active military personnel and veterans.
The discount applies to online and in-store personal purchases for service members of the Air Force family and Army, Coast Guard, Navy, Air National Guard, Army National Guard and Marine Corps. To receive the discount, members must enroll in the program online or in store. Lowe’s will verify eligibility status and confirm the discount.
Price match plus extra 10% off – not only does Lowe’s match competitors’ price, but they also beat it by 10%. Another advantage is that they price match online shopping sites including Amazon.com, although they do require that the shipping and handling costs be added to the price.
The price match policy also requires that the item be exactly the same and that you bring the competitor’s ad in store or send a printout or an image if requesting a price match from Lowes.com.
Price negotiation –working on a price with Lowes employees is another great way to save some bucks. If you look carefully inside a Lowe’s, you’ll likely spot a damaged goods section with deeper discounts, but you can ask an even lower price to what you see.
Lowe’s allows each of its stores to discount damaged goods by as much as $50, but only when and if customers address the issue. And you can even negotiate on complementary products, major appliances, open box items, and floor models.
A general strategy if you think an item at Lowe’s deserves a fairer price is to just ask for it and always start with asking for 10% off.
Seasonal clearance sale – go online to Lowes.com or enter any Lowe’s store and you’ll see discounts up to 20% off, 40% off and 50% off on select items, but shop during specific months and seasons and you’ll get to save up to 90% and more on seasonal merchandise.
Here are Lowe’s sale events as organized throughout the year:
- “Sidewalk sales” are held the first or last Saturday of the month a few times each year. Check their Facebook page for updates on the event or sign up for Lowes emails to have them send all the useful information to you.
- Sale events for garden supplies, patio furniture, outdoors décor and grills are organized March through September.
- Savings on tools, cleaning products and storage items are available November through December.
- Flooring, faucets, sinks, lighting, cabinets and windows are discounted May through August.
Don’t forget: the Lowe’s credit card can maximize your savings, but only if you shop at lot here. You receive 5% off everything and special financing if your purchase is over $299 as a cardholder.