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Most of the coupons are at the bottom of the WIKI (next post). However, you may not be able to see them on your mobile device without using the full slickdeals website.

http://www.hfqpdb.com/harborfreightcoupons
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Slickdeals Coupon Usage Rules and Guidelines

Slickdeals New User Guide
(helpful for even some of us older users)

Harbor Freight Coupon Policy
Harbor Freight's official coupon policies and usage instructions can be read here:
How to use Coupons [harborfreight.com]

However, for your convenience, here is a summary of the kind of coupons HF offers and the important things to know when using them:
  • One coupon per item, no double dipping on coupons. For example, you cannot combine an item-specific coupon advertising a socket set for $4.99 and stack that with a 20% coupon. You must choose one or the other.
  • Prices on item-specific coupons are not always better than using a 20% off coupon. Be sure to check the pre-coupon price of the item online or on the shelf in-store to compute the after 20% discount price and compare it to your item coupon price.
  • Fixed price item coupons will list a purchase QTY limit for that item at coupon price.
  • You may have a fixed price item coupon retroactively applied to a previous purchase within 30 days. Just bring in your receipt and the coupon and they should refund you the difference.
  • One percentage off coupon per purchase, per day. 20% off coupons are ubiquitous and can be found year round. Occasionally HF will release 25% off coupons, usually during holidays and other random times during the year with short periods of validity.
  • You can use 20% off coupons on top of sale prices with the following exceptions not already mentioned:

    Excludes the following items:
    • Inside Track Club Membership
    • Extended Service Plans
    • Gift Cards
    • Open box items
    • Items advertised in a "Parking Lot Sale" flyer
    • Compressors
    • Floor Jacks
    • Saw Mills
    • Storage (Tool) Cabinets, Chests or Carts
    • Trailers
    • Trenchers
    • Welders

    Excludes the following brands:
    • Admiral
    • Badland
    • CoverPro
    • Daytona
    • Diablo
    • Earthquake
    • Franklin
    • Grant's
    • Hercules
    • Holt
    • Jupiter
    • Maddox
    • Portland
    • Predator
    • Stik-Tek
    • StormCat
    • Union
    • Vanguard
    • Viking

  • FREE ITEMS:There are quite a few items that can be had for free with a coupon with any purchase or with a specified minimum purchase amount. Like the % off coupons, these are also limited to one per customer per day.

WHERE TO FIND COUPONS
The best online resource for finding copies of HF coupons will be through a site a fellow slickdealer has put together and maintains:
http://www.hfqpdb.com/

This site will always have the best percentage-off coupon available as well as just about every free item coupon in existence. In addition, it will also have a plethora of item-specific fixed-price coupons. Fortunately, next to each item-coupon shows what the current pre-coupon price of the item is and what the price would be if a 20% coupon were applied to determine if it would be better to use a 20% coupon on the item.

There is also a nifty sub-page that will allow you to try and find available coupons by item number:
http://www.hfqpdb.com/tools

Aside from that, here are other ways you can obtain digital or physical harbor freight coupons:

On Harbor Freight's Webpage or sub-pages:
HarborFreight.com [harborfreight.com]
Extra Savings [harborfreight.com]
Digital Savings [harborfreight.com]
Savings Coupons [harborfreight.com]
Weekly Sales Pages (updated regularly)

Everything Must Go - August Coupon Book [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 8/31 - Tool Storage, Jacks, Compressors, Impacts, Winches, Generators, ...

Badland Winches [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 8/19 - Winches, Towing Accessories, Trailers, Trailer Accessories, ...

Getting Nailed [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 8/19 - Banks Nailers, Coil Roofing, Framing, Flooring, Crown Stapler, Pin, Brad and Finish, Portable Shed, ...

Superior Protection [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 8/26 - Security Cameras, Safes, Lighting, Ammo Boxes, Apache Boxes, Wireless Alert, Compressors, Cordless Tools, ...

PARKING LOT SALE!!! [harborfreightemail.com] 8/17 - 8/19 - HUGE PARKING LOT SALE - 3 DAYS ONLY!!!

Harbor Freight's Email and Mailing List
You can get deal newsletters emailed to you as well as their monthly mailed catalog which includes normally around a half-dozen pages of coupons in addition to a listing of a majority of their entire in-store product selection and current sale prices:
Emailed Deals Newsletter and Monthly Mail Catalog Signup [harborfreightsignup.com]

You can also load the monthly flyer online (minus the coupons) here:
http://flyer.harborfreight.com
Harbor Freight's Social Media Pages
Facebook
Harbor Freight Facebook page [facebook.com]

Twitter
Harbor Freight on Twitter [twitter.com]
Online and Physical Third-Party Publications
You can find an assortment of HF coupons in various online and local publications/newspapers, coupon packs you get in the mail, and certain magazines that typically target the men's handyman/mechanic/auto enthusiast/outdoorsman demographic.

Here are some online publications:
Progressive Farmer [dtnpf-digital.com] This link should open up the most current issue. To find the Harbor Freight coupon pages, move your cursor towards the top left of the page to find the Menu drop-down. Expand the "Advertisers" selection to find "Harbor Freight" which will then display the pages with the coupons when clicked.
Clipper Clippert [nwclipper.com] Sweet site, locate the "harbor freight" line items in the list.
Boats US Magazine [boatusmagazine.com] Feb/Mar 2016 issue, pg 66. Search back issues for other ads.
Issuu.com [issuu.com] This site contains a bunch of digital copies of popular magazine publications (albeit not very well organized and curated). You can browse under certain categories like "Vehicles" to find magazines that will regularly have HF coupons.
Here are a list of some printed magazine publications you will frequently find a page or two of coupons towards the back of the magazine:
4 Wheel & Off Road, American Rifleman, Boating, Car & Driver, Cycle World, Diesel Power, Dirt Rider, Discover, ESPN, Field & Stream, Flying, Four Wheeler, Grass Roots Motorsports, (The Family) Handyman, Home Theater, Hot Bike, Hot Rod, Import Tuner, Jp Magazine, Kiplinger's (Personal Finance), Maxim, Men's Journal, Men's Fitness, Men's Health, Mini Truckin', Money, Mopar Muscle, Motor Boating, Motor Cyclist, Motor Trend, Off-Road, Outdoor Life, Playboy, Popular Mechanics, Popular Photography, Reader's Digest, Rolling Stone, Popular Science, Science Illustrated, Shotgun News, Shutterbug, Smithsonian, Successful Farming, Transworld Motocross, Truck Trend, Via(for AAA members), Wood, Woodworker's Journal, Westways(for AAA members).
COUPONS/DEAL ALERTS VIA TEXT
Text the word TOOLS to 222377 for coupons and sale alerts. Up to 4 messages per month.
Message and data rates may apply.
Text the word TEXTSTOP to cancel.
INSIDE TRACK CLUB
Harbor Freight's "Inside Track Club" (ITC) gives you exclusive access to other product coupons not normally available to the general public as well as 1 hour early access to Harbor Freight's parking lot sales. The product coupons offered will often feature more niche items or items generally never seen in the normal circulating assortment of product coupons found in the aforementioned public sources.

The value of this membership has received mixed reviews as many deals that are offered are no better or sometimes worse than simply using a 20% off coupon on the advertised item. However, since you are only allowed to use the 20% off coupon once per day, it may help to purchase a variety of needed items at a discount in one trip.

Recently, members have been posting the monthly issues of ITC coupons to this forum and they are usually uploaded to HFQPDB. HF's POS systems are not configured to confirm Inside Track Club membership nor does it prompt the cashier to check. The system treats ITC coupon codes like any other regular coupon. Cashiers reportedly don't bother to confirm your membership either and simply scan any coupon you give them with no questions asked. Normally if you verbally give the cashier the coupon code to enter, they will do so and the system will simply process it like normal.

Currently the membership fee is $29.99 for 1 year or $44.99 for two years. Either comes with a free $10 gift card for signing up.

To find out more information or to sign-up, please click here [harborfreight.com].
Parking Lot Sales
Harbor Freight runs a parking lot tent sale about once every 10 weeks which runs for 3 days over a weekend starting on Friday. They will typically start handing out the 4-page flyer for this event in stores 6-8 weeks in advance. The items advertised are mostly the same collection of items you regularly see advertised in their other flyers and publications issued throughout the year. The advertised prices for these items are usually the same as the prices you see on the item-specific coupons found year-round. The difference here being that you can purchase these items at their usual coupon price without actually needing a coupon. Remember, however, that you cannot stack any percentage-off coupons on any item advertised in their parking lot flyer.

The biggest deal with the parking lot sale is that they sell, at a discount, all their open-box items (usually customer returns), cosmetically damaged items, or items that are missing non-essential parts or parts that can be replaced. On the first day (Friday), prices for these items are as-marked with special orange stickers. For most items, these starting prices are no better than or worse than the prices you can get for these items in new condition with coupon. On Saturday, they offer them at 25% off the marked price which, typically, is only marginally better than usual coupon prices. But on Sunday, they increase the markdown to 50% off the stickered price which is where you can really make out like a bandit, but be aware that a lot of the big-ticket items are well picked-over by this time. Sometimes the managers have increased the discount to over 50% near the end of the day and you can sometimes make an offer to the manager for remaining open-box items near closing hours on Sunday.

Be aware that marked-down purple-tagged items (also seen year round in a designated open-box section of the store) are generally priced as marked and are non-negotiable. They are generally like-new open box customer returns, or missing pieces which is normally the result of the store's method of cannibalizing new kits to warranty-replace whatever pieces broke in a customer's kit. The marked down price is usually 20% off which means it's better to buy a new one with a coupon. Honestly, they are just trying to pawn off these purple-tagged items to ignorant customers.

Lastly, be aware that all open-box items are sold as-is with only a 5 day return policy.
OTHER USEFUL HF INFORMATION
Product User Manuals
You can obtain an online copy of the manual for many items by taking the part number and inserting it into the following URL format along with a specified 1000-item number range. For example, if you needed the manual for item #41653 which is in the 1000-range of 41000-41999 format the URL like the following:
http://www.harborfreight.com/manuals/41000-41999/41653.PDF [harborfreight.com]
Price adjustments
Coupons that have expired and are no longer valid may still be honored or partially honored by discretion of the HF customer service representative or in-store manager.

For online orders, call customer service with the item and coupon numbers and they may be willing to process the order for less on the phone or adjust your online order after it has been placed.
HF CONTACT INFO
If you need to get a hold of customer service:
Call 1-800-444-3353, Monday thru Friday, 6:00 am to 4:30 pm PST time
Email: cs@harborfreight.com
Email: Facebook@harborfreight.com <----- This seems to be the most effective form for complaints

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^^^ wiki coupons above ^^^
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well, the lawn areator is a POS, but I've had good luck w/ most stuff therefrom.
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The two current 20% coupons aren't showing up. Anyone have them in pdf?
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The two current 20% coupons aren't showing up. Anyone have them in pdf?

Try this one. Good to 5/4/09.

http://www.harborfreightusa.com/u...ingle=true
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The two current 20% coupons aren't showing up. Anyone have them in pdf?
I'm getting to them just fine. Try blowing your cache and see if that clears it up.
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Internet coupons are not working at my HF (Stockton,CA). They scan ok, but do not take effect. The cashier has to get a manager overide for every one. Coupons used to work fine there. Anyone else having this problem?
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buford: Here is the 20% coupon ending 5-31.http://www.harborfreightusa.com/u...ycode=0000
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I used several on Saturday without problem.

Please check the Wiki as that 20% is posted under Long Term Deals. Come to think of it, I'm going to change that to long term coupons or does someone have a better heading?

And Piss me off to no end to go in at 8:30 and they are already out of stock. Sorry, you're gonna have a weekend sale, better have the items in stock when the sale starts!

Plus, nothing was marked with the sale price. They had 2 floor persons when I walked in, so 3 long lines of people were waiting. I left without anything from that store.
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mine was a sticker on it.. I need to go to HF soon.

I was looking at the new 10 gal compressor looks nice but I guess it's just as loud as my red one? Speaking of that next month I will have owned it one year and so far it's been very good (got the extended warranty) The test will be when I go to paint my car with it over the summer.

Just gotta keep in mind I'm sure it has a low duty cycle.

Also has anyone tried that aluminum jack that's like $59? I don't think it's on the website
I got the $59 jack a month ago. No major complaints, gets my car up for tire rotations and oil changes a lot faster than the old mini 2ton jack I have. Its on the site, but listed as an in-store item only. The jack is only rated for 1.5 tons, so I wouldn't recommend using it on anything huge. (check the reviews a couple people claim its tough enough to use on a truck but I wouldn't chance it). I do have to say the front "drum" wheel is pretty annoying, makes it kinda hard to maneuver the jack.

http://www.harborfreight.com/3000...91039.html
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The other day I received a notice from HF that ITC members could shop from 3pm to closing on the 13th. and enclosed some extra coupons. I can get an angle grinder for 9.99 on the 13th and the same on the 14th. so what is the added value of going to the store on the 13th? But HF did not make it clear if I could use any of the many 20% off coupons I have for anything in the store on the 13th. I understand that on the sale that begins on the 14th that 20% coupons are not accepted. SO, I am going to be just like HF. I have a new policy which states that if I can't use even one of THEIR 20% off coupons at their sales then I can't go. I'm loaded with coupons which are really worthless only because of the distance I have to drive to their store. Its gotten to the point that even the people in the local stores do not understand the rules, whatever they are ,which seem to change daily. And those free items with a purchase of 19.99 coupons are worthless too if they don't have the free items in the store. I have gone from 4-8 trips/mo down to 1 and I'm not sure that will even take place this month. Business must be really good at HF.
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The other day I received a notice from HF that ITC members could shop from 3pm to closing on the 13th. and enclosed some extra coupons.
Did you get that via email? Or snail mail?
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I got the $59 jack a month ago. No major complaints, gets my car up for tire rotations and oil changes a lot faster than the old mini 2ton jack I have. Its on the site, but listed as an in-store item only. The jack is only rated for 1.5 tons, so I wouldn't recommend using it on anything huge. (check the reviews a couple people claim its tough enough to use on a truck but I wouldn't chance it). I do have to say the front "drum" wheel is pretty annoying, makes it kinda hard to maneuver the jack.

http://www.harborfreight.com/3000...91039.html
Ok cool i saw the reviews at the site that sounds good

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The other day I received a notice from HF that ITC members could shop from 3pm to closing on the 13th. and enclosed some extra coupons. I can get an angle grinder for 9.99 on the 13th and the same on the 14th. so what is the added value of going to the store on the 13th? But HF did not make it clear if I could use any of the many 20% off coupons I have for anything in the store on the 13th. I understand that on the sale that begins on the 14th that 20% coupons are not accepted. SO, I am going to be just like HF. I have a new policy which states that if I can't use even one of THEIR 20% off coupons at their sales then I can't go. I'm loaded with coupons which are really worthless only because of the distance I have to drive to their store. Its gotten to the point that even the people in the local stores do not understand the rules, whatever they are ,which seem to change daily. And those free items with a purchase of 19.99 coupons are worthless too if they don't have the free items in the store. I have gone from 4-8 trips/mo down to 1 and I'm not sure that will even take place this month. Business must be really good at HF.
The policy they have now is funny.. it's always changing
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Did you get that via email? Or snail mail?
Via e-maillook around
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