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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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Last Edited by MrLateNite March 14, 2012 at 09:17 AM
Link [inserts2online.com] to current advertisements

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
  • Can you track your rebates?

Questions/Answers about Menard's Price Match/Coupon policy
  • Does Menards match prices?
    • Yes, bring in the sales ad and receive an additional 11% discount, however YMMV depending on the terms of the competetor's sale. Typically "% off" sales can be troublesome.
  • Does Menards accept coupons?
    • Yes, although internet printables are not accepted at some locations
    • They do not accept "free" product coupons

Where do I find the Items in the store?
  • Look at the first number of the SKU...Here's where you can find them:
    • 1 - Lumber/Building Materials
    • 2 - Tools/Hardware/Automotive
    • 3 - Electrical/Lighting Supplies
    • 4 - Kitchen/Appliances/Doors
    • 5 - Painting Supplies
    • 6 - Housewares/Plumbing
    • 7 - Flooring
Menard's Coupon Policy

http://www.menards.com/main/store/20090519001/assets/pdf/CouponPolicy.pdf

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#886
Good news, there will be a new ad coming out on Sunday (available Saturday at many stores and apparently as early as today at a couple stores) that has some smaller items and REBATE items that could be stacked with the current 20% bag sale! You can even MAKE MONEY with some of them. Far cry from what it used to be but still nice to see some stackability here:

Decent deals after sale + 20% bag discount:
$1.99 ($1.59 bag) 12 pack 75 watt incandescent light bulbs
$4.49 ($3.59 bag) 30 pack Sunbeam AA or AAA Alkaline batteries
$99 ($79.20 bag) RockSolid garage floor 1 part surfacing system (plastic vs. epoxy based)

Good deals after sale + 20% bag discount + rebate: (because 20% is off PRE-REBATE price!)
$2.49 AR ($1.39 bag+rebate) 5/8" x 12" x 36" Laminated shelf
$29.99 AR ($13.99 bag+rebate) Cordless 12V LiIon hammer
$4.99 AR ($3.39 bag+rebate) 4 outlet desktop extension box
$2.99 AR ($1.39 bag+rebate) Yoga mat (68x24)
$4.99 AR ($2.99 bag+rebate) 12 piece nut driver set SAE+Metric combined
$4.99 AR ($1.59 bag+rebate) Garage park sensor

Money makers..they pay you to take them out of the store by stacking:
$.99 AR (Make 20 cents bag+rebate) 36" Draft Stopper
$.99 AR (Make 1 cent bag+rebate) Bamboo cutting board
$FAR (Make 40 cents after bag+rebate) Nose wipes


To view these and other items in the ad, go to their web site and view weekly ad, then click change location and enter "37714" as the zip code and select Evansville, IL that for some reason continues to display the new Sunday ad's as early as Friday.
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Quote from MrLateNite View Post :
Good news, there will be a new ad coming out on Sunday (available Saturday at many stores and apparently as early as today at a couple stores) that has some smaller items and REBATE items that could be stacked with the current 20% bag sale! You can even MAKE MONEY with some of them. Far cry from what it used to be but still nice to see some stackability here:

Decent deals after sale + 20% bag discount:
$1.99 ($1.59 bag) 12 pack 75 watt incandescent light bulbs
$4.49 ($3.59 bag) 30 pack Sunbeam AA or AAA Alkaline batteries
$99 ($79.20 bag) RockSolid garage floor 1 part surfacing system (plastic vs. epoxy based)

Good deals after sale + 20% bag discount + rebate: (because 20% is off PRE-REBATE price!)
$2.49 AR ($1.39 bag+rebate) 5/8" x 12" x 36" Laminated shelf
$29.99 AR ($13.99 bag+rebate) Cordless 12V LiIon hammer
$4.99 AR ($3.39 bag+rebate) 4 outlet desktop extension box
$2.99 AR ($1.39 bag+rebate) Yoga mat (68x24)
$4.99 AR ($2.99 bag+rebate) 12 piece nut driver set SAE+Metric combined
$4.99 AR ($1.59 bag+rebate) Garage park sensor

Money makers..they pay you to take them out of the store by stacking:
$.99 AR (Make 20 cents bag+rebate) 36" Draft Stopper
$.99 AR (Make 1 cent bag+rebate) Bamboo cutting board
$FAR (Make 40 cents after bag+rebate) Nose wipes


To view these and other items in the ad, go to their web site and view weekly ad, then click change location and enter "37714" as the zip code and select Evansville, IL that for some reason continues to display the new Sunday ad's as early as Friday.
Can you please tell me what is the 20% bag sale ? TIA
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Can you please tell me what is the 20% bag sale ? TIA
http://slickdeals.net/f/5756940-Menards-Bag-Sale-20-off-B-M?v=1
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$4.49 ($3.59 bag) 30 pack Sunbeam AA or AAA Alkaline batteries
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OK, Sunbeam? Are these worth even doing the rebate?

On the battery continuum, would you rate them higher or lower than the Menard's famous FAR's Ray-o-vacs?

Thanks for all you do.
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So, I checked out the ad, THANKS SO MUCH!!

Question about rebates; I recently received my rebate from the last bloody mary mix deal. Can I now participate in this new rebate deal or is there some kind of limit to how often one can participate in the same product rebate?

I just checked the old rebate number with the current one and they are different so I am assuming I answered my own question with a "yes" that I can do this rebate again. Am I correct?

$1.40 per bottle after the 20% and rebate. I love this stuff. Normal price almost everywhere else around me is close to $6.00 per bottle.
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OK, Sunbeam? Are these worth even doing the rebate?
They are not rebate, just sale + 20% off when tossed in the bag. That said, alkalines are alkalines for the most part -- for raw power; issue is with stability when not used I've found. My best experience is with Energizer or Duracel or Panasonic batteries. They NEVER explode/leak/have issues until WELL after their expiration date. I have many that expired in late 90's that still have almost all their power and have not started to leak clear liquid or build up white crystals. I have a few though that did do that or explode, but about 5 years after expiration.

Compare that with the worst of the bunch... RayOVac's. I have damaged so many items due to ROV's leaking or crystalizing or exploding.. all WELL BEFORE their expiration dates, all bought from Menards in the last 10 years. I stopped buying them for a few years there because of this. Many even were damaged sitting in 65 degree basement in their plastic containers 2-3 years before expiration (2-3 years after purchase). Only recently have I begun to buy them again as I ran out of others and they were exceptionally good deals AND my son now plows through them on some of his toys so they are used up quickly.

Honestly, I'd rate batteries that I've gotten as:

#1: Energizer/Duracel/Panasonic (never bought at Menards, just had from Walgreens deals and others)
#2..3 ?
#4 NorthTech (a few of this leaked just before expiration date but far fewer than ROV)
#5 AC Delco (a tad more of these with issues, but not bad)
#6..9
#10 RayOVac

Quote from jimmy5 View Post :
On the battery continuum, would you rate them higher or lower than the Menard's famous FAR's Ray-o-vacs?

Thanks for all you do.
You're welcome. I have never tried Sunbeam so don't know their durability/stability so can't judge. This price is better than the recent best deal on the ROV 48 packs (box with 4 carded 12 packs inside) which was $5.99 after rebate a couple times last fall. $3.59 / 30 = 11.97 cents each $5.99 / 48 = 12.48 cents each. For this price, may be worth taking a chance; it's not a bad deal pricewise. Of course on BlackFriday, 30 packs of AC Delco's were just $1.99, but that was black friday and you won't repeat those prices for another year.

PS: I don't recall FAR ROV's ever. Rebated yes, FAR? The onlythings that were ever FAR or frequently very cheap AR were the NorthTech brands back in the early 2000's when they were still black+green cells vs the new red+blacks.


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Question about rebates; I recently received my rebate from the last bloody mary mix deal. Can I now participate in this new rebate deal or is there some kind of limit to how often one can participate in the same product rebate?

I just checked the old rebate number with the current one and they are different so I am assuming I answered my own question with a "yes" that I can do this rebate again. Am I correct?
Absolutely correct. Different rebate # = different offer, EVEN if the dates overlap in some way (has happened on some clearance things occassionally when they didnt sell enough during initial rebate offer, then created a new blow-out rebate that overlapped the original time periods slightly) Rebate eligibility is entirely tracked by # not by product/SKU.
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You are awesome MrLateNite!!! I truly appreciate your prompt response and the info you provide in this thread!!!
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To view these and other items in the ad, go to their web site and view weekly ad, then click change location and enter "37714" as the zip code and select Evansville, IL that for some reason continues to display the new Sunday ad's as early as Friday.
Looks like they've pulled Evansville, IL from their site search results. I wonder if they're monitoring this site...
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Looks like they've pulled Evansville, IL from their site search results. I wonder if they're monitoring this site...
Hmm, I just accessed it again, no problem whatsoever.
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#895
Hmmm. I am not finding Evansville either. I also tried zip 62242 what is the zip I found when I googled Evansville. It's not available in the pull-down list on Menards.
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hmmm, lol, I just tried again and it did come up Owensboro but the ad was there. I then clicked on the ad and then "change location" entered the zip and there is Evansville.
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Has anyone tried the Emilio Extra Virgin Olive Oil before? $8 for 2 liters is pretty cheap for EVOO.
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#898
Guys you all are using the wrong location for pulling up early ads. It is not Evansville IL but Evansville IN. The zip code is 47714. Ad has been available since Thursday midnight--nothing special though.
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They are not rebate, just sale + 20% off when tossed in the bag. That said, alkalines are alkalines for the most part -- for raw power; issue is with stability when not used I've found. My best experience is with Energizer or Duracel or Panasonic batteries. They NEVER explode/leak/have issues until WELL after their expiration date. I have many that expired in late 90's that still have almost all their power and have not started to leak clear liquid or build up white crystals. I have a few though that did do that or explode, but about 5 years after expiration.

. . .
Thanks, my recollection failed me again, it was some Target printable coupons for $1 when the Rayovacs were in the $1 bins. I got a few AAs, but they just didn't last. I gave some away to relatives, and they told me they failed instantly, even if they were free they weren't worth it! laugh out loud

I need power, man, power! Energizer or Duracell. I've not tried Panasonic.

Thanks for the exhaustive battery info.
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Thanks, my recollection failed me again, it was some Target printable coupons for $1 when the Rayovacs were in the $1 bins. I got a few AAs, but they just didn't last. I gave some away to relatives, and they told me they failed instantly, even if they were free they weren't worth it! laugh out loud

I need power, man, power! Energizer or Duracell. I've not tried Panasonic.

Thanks for the exhaustive battery info.

from november 23rd to December 29th, (6 weeks)


staples had 16 packs for free limit 2 per week per rewards account. (I got 50 packs of 16 AAA and AA.) Officemax also had a similar promotion for a few weeks.


Did you not take advantage of that?
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