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36 Home Depot Hacks, Don't Pass This Up!

April 26th, 2017

"When you shop at Home Depot with this strategy, you’ll never need to pay full price.

So don’t start that Pinterest project or home remodel quite yet. In fact, don’t plan your next move until you’ve read this! (Because, #14.)

1. You can return dead trees, perennials, and shrubs for 365 days after your purchase.

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Live trees, perennials, house plants and shrubs have a one-year guarantee. So, if your shrub dies on day 359, you can dig it up and return it.

If they arrive damaged or dead, call within three days to get a replacement delivered at no charge!

Confession: This is the only way I can keep plants alive.

2. Take advantage of the 110% price-match policy.

You should totally stalk Home Depot competitors like Sears, ACE or other local stores, and when you find a cheaper price on an exact item, price match at Home Depot.

You’ll get an extra 10% discount on your item.

Just bring in a local competitor’s flyer and ask for the price match + 10% off. (You won’t get the extra 10% off on your online purchases.)

3. Get a 30-80% discount on leftover wood pieces to complete your Pinterest project.

If you need a stack of recycled lumber and you aren’t sure where to find it, check the very back of the lumber section, or ask an associate where they keep the leftover pieces.

You can score some useful scraps for up to 80% off! In this case, all the clearance wood pieces were marked with purple.

4. Spending over $1,000 on materials? You can get 20% off.

Head over to the Pro Desk if your project materials will total over $1,000. For some materials, the volume discount threshold is more like $1,500, but always ask.

The Pro Desk is generally for contractors, but it’s technically open to anyone. Aim for 10-20% off your total.

TIP: This process isn’t immediate. If you’re hoping to work on your project over the weekend, ask mid-week so the bid has time to process through Home Depot’s corporate office by the time your weekend hits.

5. Ask for a 10-20% discount on floor models in August.

Try asking for a discount on floor models when it comes to lawn equipment, grills, or patio furniture.

For the most leverage, ask in August when the major selling season has ended and everything is already discounted.

They’re more likely to give you an additional discount if the item is a little worn or damaged.

6. Get your tools repaired for free.

If your tools are still covered under the manufacturer’s warranty, Home Depot’s expert technicians will repair them and file a claim at no cost to you. Each repair is backed by a 90-day guarantee.

7. Get a $30 gallon of paint for $9 when you get it from the “oops” bin.

Ever wonder what the paint technicians do with paint that isn’t tinted exactly right? They stick it in the “oops bin” for sale at a steep discount, clearly.

All “oops” gallons are marked down to $9, even if they were originally over $30!

8. Get a $5-off coupon when you join Home Depot’s email list.

Once you submit your email address, a “$5 off your next $50 purchase” will land in your inbox.

Plus, you’ll get alerts for Home Depot’s Special Deal of the Day, which features discounts up to 50% off. Plan your big shopping trips around this.

9. Save up to $500 by using the online Rebate Center for your appliances and installations.

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