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11 Ways to Save Money at Lowe’s

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Transforming your house into the home of your dreams doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Lowe’s offers its customers plenty of ways to save money on their home improvement needs and remodeling projects with storewide promotions, coupon codes and rebates — and we’re sharing some discount tips to help you maximize those savings.

Update: Lowe’s is currently open for business but is also offering free curbside pickup for online orders. The retailer is temporarily closing all stores at 7 p.m. daily to provide additional time for essential product replenishment, cleaning and sanitization.  

Set a Lowe’s Deal Alert

1. Ask for a price match

When it comes to getting great deals at Lowe’s, you may want to pay more attention to other stores’ prices. Just like Home Depot, Lowe’s will match a competitor’s price. In fact, Lowe’s will even price match online retailers like Amazon. Keep in mind that price matches must be completed in-store, and Lowe’s will add any shipping and handling costs in the competitor’s online quote to the final price.

2. Use competitors’ coupons

Speaking of competitors, you’ll want to keep an eye on other stores’ coupons, as well. While Lowe’s offers its own coupons on occasion (like $15 off a $50 purchase, for example), they also generally accept coupons from retailers like Home DepotAce Hardware and Menards. Some Lowe’s shoppers have even had luck using coupon codes from smaller, locally based retailers. Ultimately, whether or not a coupon qualifies is left to the discretion of each store’s manager.

3. Visit the post office

The U.S. Postal Service offers exclusive “mover savings” packets to anyone who completes a change of address form online, but they’re also available upon request at your local USPS branch (even if you’re not actually moving).

These savings packets often include a 10%-off coupon code for Lowe’s. You can use this promo code in-store or online as you please, but each coupon has its very own barcode and is therefore limited to a single use.

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4. Do some haggling

If you notice an item with a damaged box or spot a floor-model version of a product you need, see if a Lowe’s employee will work with you on the price. Each associate can take up to $50 off certain items if customers make the request, so don’t be shy.

Most stores even have a specific section for damaged goods with a wide range of savings on everything from scratched appliances to unwanted gallons of paint. If you don’t feel like shelling out for Zoro or Valspar, this is a great way to renovate on the cheap.

5. Buy in bulk

At Lowe’s, the more you buy, the more you save, which is especially helpful when you’re building a home or working on an extensive remodeling project that will not get much cheaper with judicious promo code useage. Look for products that feature yellow “Contractor Pack” labels to score lower prices when you purchase these items in high quantities.

Similarly, it’s smart to visit the ProServices desk and let a store employee know that you plan to buy in bulk. Lowe’s offers volume discount pricing in addition to the contractor bundles, and you can save between 5% and 50% depending on your purchase amount.

6. Shop online

One of the easiest ways to save money at Lowe’s is by shopping online. The store’s website includes a Savings Center with 30% to 50% off certain departments and products. There is an entire Online Only markdown section full of must-see sitewide discounts on showerheads, home decor, refrigerators and other electrical appliances from top brands.

But what’s really wonderful about shopping online is that you can choose to pick your items up in-store. You can take full advantage of online-only promo codes and limited-time in-store offers. Plus, you don’t have to worry about loading up your cart with enough eligible purchases to qualify for free shipping. Splitting your trip between your local Lowes and the website allows you to compare the online price with the in-store price, which sometimes slightly differs. The store, of course, will honor the lower of the two thanks to its Price Protection policy. (Shoppers report that online prices are usually your better deal).

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7. Use the Lowe’s credit card

If you plan on doing a lot of shopping at Lowe’s for your home improvement needs, then applying for the store’s Advantage credit card may just prove beneficial. Cardholders receive their choice of 5% off storewide, special financing on purchases over $299 or 84 fixed monthly payments on purchases over $2,000. Ultimately, these exclusive perks can save you some serious cash on those costly remodeling projects. This 5% discount can’t be applied to a gift card purchase or combined with a military personnel discount or the Price Match Guarantee.

See also: The Best Approach to Finding the Right Store Credit Card

8. Enjoy special discounts

Lowe’s also offers a Military Personnel Discount Program that slashes 10% off most full-price items with a valid military ID, no coupon code required. This discount is available to anyone currently serving in or who is a veteran of the US Army, US Marine Corps, US Navy, US Air Force, US Coast Guard, NOAA, USPHS or National Guard. Lowe’s Military Discount Program also extends to the registered service member’s respective spouse.

You can verify your eligibility here to begin using your discount in-store or online.

Tip: Lowe’s is currently updating its military registration and verification process. To ensure that you can continue using your Military Discount without interruption, you must update or create your military profile via by June 1, 2020. Beginning June 1, Lowe’s will verify that the primary address associated with your MyLowe’s military profile matches the address found on your valid ID.

Lowe's Springtime Fix-Up

9. Know when to shop

The store discounts all kinds of home improvement must-haves throughout the year, but some savings are at their peak during specific months and seasons:

  • March through September: Save on garden supplies, grills, patio furniture and outdoor decor.
  • May through August: Save on flooring, paint, lighting, sinks, faucets, cabinets and windows.
  • November through December: Save on select tools, storage and cleaning products.

You’ll also want to shop the store’s “Sidewalk Sales,” which usually take place a few times per year on the first or last Saturday of the month. Lowe’s uses these events to get rid of older merchandise, clearance items and store returns, offering savings of up to 90% on everything from decorative accents to major appliances.

Even on a day-to-day basis, there are important limited-time offers and discounts to consider. Don’t forget to check out the Deal of the Day, where you can find major markdowns and promo codes on something as simple as drinkware and as extravagant as spa-worthy home appliances. You can also sign up for Lowes email newsletter to hear about the latest coupon codes, free shipping offers and seasonal home decor markdowns.

10. Look for rebates

Having trouble deciding on the perfect appliance? Fisher & Paykel might be on the Special Values page, but a similar model from Whirlpool just showed up in the Weekly Ad. There are so many promo codes and limited-time coupons, how could you possibly choose? Always check the store’s online Rebate Center for relevant manufacturer rebates and information on potential tax credits or utility refunds. From time to time, these appliance deals might even include a gift card or discount code. These incentives can help you narrow down your search for a specific appliance. Plus, Lowe’s makes it easy to browse and submit current rebate offers or check on a submitted rebate’s status.

11. Stay connected

As with most stores, it’s a good idea to sign up for Lowe’s emails if you want to stay updated on current sales and available coupons. The store also has a mobile app for iOS and Android, and app users occasionally receive exclusive in-app discount codes and Special Values offers.

Register for a MyLowe’s account to get easier returns, handy shopping lists and a record of previous purchases (which can make life easier when you can’t remember the exact shade of paint you used in your bedroom). You can also score discounts on shipping by signing up for a Lowes account. As long as you spend $45 or more on the website (after coupons), your order qualifies for free shipping. You can also link your MyLowe’s account to their app to make accessing your account even easier.

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Lesley Sheridan

Lesley Sheridan is a freelance fashion and beauty writer who lives for Pinterest boards, animal prints, strappy shoes and coupon codes. Her bookshelves are filled with Kevyn Aucoin makeup guides, and her favorite band is and will always be INXS. A Kentucky girl at heart, she currently resides just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, with her rescue cats, a boyfriend who wishes he were an astronaut and a dog whose favorite word is “pizza.”

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