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Menards Deal Thread - FAR, Rebate, and Sale Discussion Thread
Menards home improvement stores are located throughout the Midwest, with more than 250 stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Menards carries materials and tools for home improvement projects from light bulbs and paint to building a deck or a new home. Menards also carries name brand appliances, pet products, lawn and garden supplies, and groceries.
Menards regularly offers FREE and Discounted Items through the use of mail-in rebates that come in the form of STORE CREDIT. At any one time, Menards may have as many as six+ different sale advertisements, making it difficult to follow all the current good deals.
This thread is intended to keep track of all the current FAR, Rebate, and Sale items being offered at Menards - with (hopefully) regular updates to the wiki.
Feel free to edit wiki!
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Reminder - rebates are in the form of store credit!
Latest lists of rebates, sale items are posted inline in this thread.
Questions/Answers about Menard's Sales
When can I expect new ads to come out (what is their flyer schedule)
While Menards used to be 100% predictable on their schedule they have significantly varied things up in the last year, however a few key pieces remain true:
2-week (15 day) Sun-Sun "General": Most common -- starting on a Sunday and running for 2 weeks and ending the end of day on Sunday 2 weeks later, thus 15 full sale days.
1-week (8 day) Sun-Sun "General": Staggered with this, they typically offer an 8 day, starting on a Sunday and running for 1 week and ending the end of day on Sunday 1 week later, thus 8 full sale days. This sale starts exactly 7 days after the 2 week one starts and ends on the same day the 2 week one ends, thus giving 2 sales overlapping.
This 1 week staggered/overlapped sale has occassionally been a 15 day sale depending on when they need to adjust due to holidays and other sale promotions in the future.
All of these sales are "general" sales, meaning products from virtually every department are offered on sale. However, they give the sale a name and therefore some departments are skewed to have more items featured. Such flyer names include "Construction", "Stock up", "Menard Days" and they reuse these every year or multiple times a year.
1 1/2-week (11 day) Wed-Sun "Themed": In addition to these "normal" sales, they will often (typically once a month) overlap a 11 day sale starting on a Wedsday and running though the following Sunday. These are always department-specific sales such as "Kitchen/Bath", "Landscaping", "Storage", "Garage", "Flooring".
3 day (Fri/Sat/Sun) "Crazy Day": About once every 2 months they run a 3-day weekend "Crazy Days" sale. These run on a Fri/Sat/Sun and also overlap up to 3 other sales. These sales typically offer some really good after rebate prices on things and the deals are normally larger (e.g. more expensive but with big rebates).
1-week (8 day) Sun-Sun "11% Off Entire Purchase Rebate": Completely randomly handful of times a year they run a 11% off entire purchase sale. Except for 1 occassion, these have always been 8 day sales (Sun-Sun). These do NOT overlap any other sale during the week, BUT do overlap on the start and end date(s) which allow you to actually make money on rebate items as the 11% is a stackable rebate.
Why do some posters refer to getting sale items earlier than the official start date?
Because Menards is located in the upper midwest, and relies on local newspapers or even "mid week" style home town papers to distribute their ads, they sometimes run into places that don't have a paper delivery on a Sunday, or have chosen to send out their ad (perhaps for cheaper rates) in a Saturday paper.
Due to this, many stores will 'set' the ad late Friday night/early Saturday morning and their computer is loaded with the prices+rebates as soon as they open Saturday morning.
I have personally confirmed this in all 4 North Dakota Stores (Minot/Bismarck/Grand Forks/Fargo), and many Minnesota stores (Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, Hutchinson, Mankato). In fact, I've seen the ad loaded and set in Mankato on Friday evening's before
It often varies if the physical paper ad is set by the front doors or on the C/S counter however. Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't but you will usally see the new colored signs (one color for each sale ad to aid them in setting/removal of tags at the end of a sale). Peek around by the department stations and sometimes you can spot the new but not readily available ad sitting around if you don't see it up front.
Questions/Answers about Menard's Rebates
Menards rebate credit checks do NOT expire
Where do I find the rebate forms?
After purchasing your items, the receipt will print separate rebate receipt copies, one specifically for each qualifying item
Rebate receipts are numbered, and the corresponding numbered rebate forms are available at the service desk or available online Menards website
A summary of all rebate numbers will appear on the bottom of your "master" receipt
Rebate receipts MUST be turned over when returning an item with a rebate; otherwise they will deduct the amount of the rebate from your refund with no exceptions (obviously)
Can you use Menard's rebates to buy other products that have Menard's rebates?
Yes, there is no problem with rinsing and repeating
How often are there Free After Rebate (FAR) items?
They do FAR all the time, usually anywhere from four to ten items per ad each week
Can rebates be combined into one envelope?
Most rebates can be combined into one address, provided they are being sent to the same address (Typically Box 155 in Elk Mound, WI)
Some rebates are sent to different address - double check
Make sure you have adequate postage when combining (8 rebate forms + 8 rebate receipts + standard envelope + stamp total appx .6 ounce)
Do I still need to spend $10 or more on other non-FAR items?
Mendard did away with this requirement in early 2011
12-pack Blue or Black Pens $1.00, FREE after $1.00 MIR (Limit 10)
LED Book Light $3.00, FREE after $3.00 MIR (Limit 2)
Stretchable Book Covers OR
Twin Pocket Folders OR
College/Wide Rule Notebook OR
Crayons 24-ct OR
Index Cards 3" x 5" OR
Glue Sticks 3pk OR
Glue 4oz, $0.59, $0.09 after $0.50 MIR (Limit 10 Total)
3pk Blue or Black Pens OR
Loose Leaf Paper OR
Composition Notebook OR
Highlighters 4pk OR
Junior Scissors 5" OR
Soft Touch Ruler OR
Colored Pencils 12ct OR
Washable Markers 8ct OR
#2 pencils 10ct $0.89, $0.39 after $0.50 MIR (Limit 10 Total)
Pen/Pencil Box OR
Sticky Post-It Notes 4" x 4" OR
Junior Scissors 7″ OR
3-Ring 1" Binder $1.69, $0.69 after $1.00 MIR (Limit 10 Total)
Magnetic 8.5" x 11" Dry Erase Board OR
3 Subject Notebook OR
Fashion Planner OR
Post-It 3" x 3" $1.99, $0.99 after $1.00 MIR (Limit 10 Total)
Kid’s Backpack OR
12" x 12" Dry Erase board OR
Calculator - 56 Functions OR
Lunch Bag OR
File Folder $5.99, $0.99 after $5.00 MIR (Limit 10 Total)
Padlocks 3pk $4.99, $1.99 after $3.00 MIR (Limit 2 Total)
Student Backpack OR
Messenger Bag OR
Ultimate Binder Set $8.99, $3.99 after $5.00 MIR (Limit 10 Total)
5 Light Lamp $17.99, $9.99 after $8.00 MIR (Limit 2)
Sauder Corner Computer Desk $49.99, $29.99 after $20.00 MIR (Limit 2)
5 Shelf Bookcase $19.99
LED Puck Light 2pk $1.00
Hangers 30pk $2.99
Lysol Bonus Packs 35ct + 30ct Bonus $2.50
Other Various Storage Containers and Dorm Accessories
Thanks! This will really help keep track of all the rebate offers. I'm just getting started with Menards lately. Wish I had some of my rebates back right now to go spend 'em. Looks like my next bunch should be back in a couple of weeks.
The ad for the "Back to School" sale does not include all of the qualifying items for the $0.09, $0.39, $0.69 AR items. There were different versions of mechanical pencils, protractors, compasses, paper clips, erases, pencil top erasers, etc that were included in those three categories.
For the "Big Sale" ad that started today, I was one of the first in the door, and there was under 20 thermometers available. Plenty of Wisp, hand sanitizer, food savers, and hex key sets
Thanks for starting this thread FondyBadger! Do you live in the Madison area??
I did when I went to UW, but moved to Milwaukee for grad school in '06. While my location thing says N. Ill. (long story), I'm still in Milwaukee.
Thanks! Great idea for a thread!
Credit needs to go to muffieskids for starting a weekly thread six weeks or so ago. I never knew Menards did rebate deals and always ignored their ads. Absolutely hated the store when I was a kid, and my parents always joked they'd make me go with them as a punishment.
My menards was all out of FAR pens, guess I waited too long
I missed on a lot of stuff from the most recent three day sale going around 1pm on the day the sale started. Menards does a good job of having a lot of stock available initially AND they do get more stock in a lot of times during the sale, but I have been amazed watching the amount of people who are doing all the deals while I'm in the store. Many many more than I see at Walgreens/CVS around here at least.
Kind of curious with school not starting for another month + here if they will still be getting in more school supplies.
Thanks for the info Joe. I can't rep right now, catch you later.
Good to see ya around again.
Thankful they removed that $10 minimum, would have been a pain in the butt, and a lot more costly otherwise.
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