Deal Alerts Don't miss out on the deals you love Learn More
Forum Thread

Harbor Freight Coupon Thread

Dumpsterdiver 10,840 1,180 April 2, 2009 at 10:34 AM
Deal
Score
+279
4,813,649 Views

Thread Details

Last Edited by Dumpsterdiver August 7, 2015 at 10:39 AM
This thread is dedicated to them and their tools. Please update the WIKI.

January 18, 2011, 3:13 am: System Notice: This thread has been automatically renewed after reaching a post limit. Most of its content has been moved to this thread for reference purposes.

Coupon BARCODE issue:
replace
cust=%%=V(@IDENTIFIER)=%%&keycode=%%=V(@KEYCODE)=%%
with
cust=99999999999&keycode=1002
In the address bar

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

Community Wiki

Last Edited by michvhf Today at 06:13 PM
Slickdeals Coupon Usage Rules and Guidelines

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

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.
  • 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 fine print 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

  • It is exceedingly rare, but HF has been known to offer percentage off total purchase coupons. Normally they have been 20% off entire purchase over $100, 15% off $75, or 10% off $50. The last time HF has released such a coupon was back in 2015, however.
  • FREE ITEMS: There are quite a few items that can be had for free with a coupon. The coupon will have one of the following three terms: No Purchase Required, With Any Purchase, With Minimum Purchase of $x.xx. Like the % off coupons, these are also limited to one per customer per day.

WHERE TO FIND COUPONS
You can find a small assortment of coupons at the bottom of this wiki including a 20% off coupon and some freebie coupons. But 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 that is 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)

New Game Changing Tools [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 10/31 - October Coupon Book - Predator Auger, Vulcan Mig, Brushless Blower, Ultra Lite Stubby Earthquake, 72" Roller Cabinet, 5 Ton Log Splitter, 44" Top and Roller Cabinet, ...

Bonus Coupons [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 10/31 - 12" Power Miter, Airless Paint Sprayer, Portable Garage, Hardwood Bench, ...

Bonus Coupons [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 10/31 - Microfiber FWAP, Battery Charger, Electric Paint Sprayer, Utility Pump, Breaker Bar, ...

20 New Mega Wows [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 10/22 - 1.5 Ton Rapid Pump Jack, Pole Saw, 44" Roller Cabinet, A Can-O-Pee, ...

Superior Protection, Superior Savings [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 10/29 - Surveillance Systems, Safes, Security Lights, 170 Amp Mig/Flux Welder, ...

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 FreightFacebook 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 is a direct link to the September 2016 issue. To view other months, click the archives button at the top left then use the "Thumbs" view to find the page with the coupons.
Clipper Clipper NorthWest [nwclipper.com] Sweet site, locate the "harbor freight" line items in the list. They usually have the "good" lower priced coupons... like the $139 solar panels and the $9.99 caliper coupons ;-)
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" 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 repeating 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.

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 at least once a quarter 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 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 at around 3PM, they increase the markdown to 50% off the marked 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. Some have reported that you can sometimes make an offer to the manager for remaining open-box items near closing hours on Sunday.

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

11,730 Comments

327 328 329 330 331

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2006
L10: Grand Master
10,840 Posts
1,180 Reputation
Original Poster
#4921
Quote from ddsohn View Post :
Anybody have the coupon PDF for a 2-ton engine hoist? I thought I saw it a week ago for $162.99 or so.

Thanks in advance!
I can't recall the last time I saw the 2 ton coupon. And I watch for those.

Quote from FXT View Post :
looking for this q: http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-Ton-Sh...3a7e87b94b

its for the 12 ton shop presses coupon for 89.99

best price i've ever saw for it
I think that's fairly common, though I'm usually watching the 20 ton. Never saw a point to the large 12.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Last edited by Dumpsterdiver February 22, 2013 at 03:33 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#4922
I was getting my tires aligned at Sears this morning and they had Automobile Magazine, so I helped myself to the coupons. Scanned them when I got home to share with you guys. Here they are.

This set expires 3/2/13
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Alphabetical List of Unexpired Newspaper Coupons
http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?sduid=29005&t=722144

]
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#4923
This set expires 3/27/13
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#4924
This set expires 4/25/13
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#4925
This set expires 5/29/13
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#4926
This set expires 6/26/13
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#4927
Sweet thanks jimmy, those coupons just saved me 10 bucks on that compressor. Just have to make the trip back out to HF to swap out prices...
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#4928
here's a possibly odd sounding question....

I see some HF tools packaged in a cardboard backed blister pack, and the same product packaged in an all plastic sealed package. Anyone know which is the "newer" packaging?

I would think the all plastic package is the new stuff, but I'm not sure..... there are a few items I purchase from HF that are considered to me to be "consumable" and I wind up purchasing them often... BUT, I only like to use the all plastic packaged product as it is a better fit for me than the cardboard bcked product.... they are nearly identical, but they are different and the slight difference makes a big difference to me...

can anyone shed some light on this for me?

thanks!
Mike B
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#4929
Found this 25% coupon in this thread. Might want to post it in the wiki - I don't know how.

Expires 4/21/13
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#4930
Watch the PDF's above for the free items I posted. All require a $9.99 purchase. I hope this is just for this magazine coupons and not something that HF is going to do with all the "Free" coupons!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2006
L10: Grand Master
10,840 Posts
1,180 Reputation
Original Poster
#4931
Quote from jimmywalt View Post :
Found this 25% coupon in this thread. Might want to post it in the wiki - I don't know how.

Expires 4/21/13
Cattached.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Last edited by Dumpsterdiver February 24, 2013 at 01:56 PM. Reason: Changed to pdf
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#4932
Quote from Dumpsterdiver View Post :
attached.
He wants to add the 25% off to the first post in the Wiki... not to his message ;-)
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2006
L10: Grand Master
10,840 Posts
1,180 Reputation
Original Poster
#4933
Quote from exibar View Post :
He wants to add the 25% off to the first post in the Wiki... not to his message ;-)
I was attempting to teach a man to fish,...
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#4934
Quote from Dumpsterdiver View Post :
I was attempting to teach a man to fish,...
and it's absolutely appreciated! :-) I thought he wanted to add the 25% off coupon to the fist posting... which only mods have the rights too....
I see he already has the coupon in his posting... but maybe that's thanks to your help and I'm just coming in late to the party LOL
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2006
L10: Grand Master
10,840 Posts
1,180 Reputation
Original Poster
#4935
Quote from exibar View Post :
and it's absolutely appreciated! :-) I thought he wanted to add the 25% off coupon to the fist posting... which only mods have the rights too....
I see he already has the coupon in his posting... but maybe that's thanks to your help and I'm just coming in late to the party LOL
Anyone can modify the wiki. That's what it's therefore.

A thousand pardons for ending that pun with a preposition.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 329 of 783
327 328 329 330 331
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2017. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)  •  Interest-Based Ads
Link Copied to Clipboard