5 Tips to Shop Better at Home Depot and Lowe’s

If you are the DIY type, you probably visit Home Depot or Lowe’s every week. Are you satisfied with how much you pay for your home improvement projects? You can score more discounts and trim your tab by following the six simple tips below.

  1. Register for savings.

Plants are a hot commodity right now. If you are a fan of houseplants and gardening, you will love the Home Depot Garden Club. Sign up to receive emails with special promotions, offers, how-to project information, expert advice and more. You can also join the newsletter of Home Depot and Lowe’s to get more discount and tips. Moreover, Home Depot will give you $5 off for signing up for its newsletter. It is definitely a good start!

  1. Pick up discounted gift cards before shopping.

There is a wide circulation of gift cards for Lowe’s and Home Depot. You can visit online marketplaces like Cardpool.com and Raise.com to grab discounted gift cards that you need.

  1. Shop through cash-back portals.

Why not try shopping through cash-back portals to get something extra for your purchases? Getting 1% to 3% back does not seem like much but it can add up, especially if you shop frequently at Home Depot or Lowe’s. Further, cash back portals sometimes offer more promos that increase the rebate. Popular portals include Ebates, TopCashBack, and Swagbuchs Shop. Of course, you can further earn cash back when you use a cash-back credit card.

  1. Take advantage of military discounts.

Lowe’s offers a 10% military discount for current or retired members of the U.S. armed services with a valid government-issued military ID card or a spouse or dependent child of someone with such a card. The military discount applies to many products that the store carries.

  1. Check the price match policy.

If you find an ad from a competitor that offers a lower price on an item stocked by Home Depot, you can bring the ad and Home Depot will match that price plus shipping. This does not apply to all products so check the website for more information. Lowe’s also matches prices with exclusions. Learn what rules apply and get the discounts that you need.