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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.

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Slickdeals Coupon Usage Rules and Guidelines

Slickdeals New User Guide
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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)

Inventory Closeout - April Coupons [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 4/30 - Inverter, Winches, Tool Storage, Fans, Earthquakes, Jacks, Miter Saws, a Can-o-Pee, ...

Battlle Tested [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 4/22 - Badland Winches - 2500 - 12000, Wireless Earthquake, 12" Power Miter, Rollaround Bench, Press, Can-o-Pee,...

A New Bauer Tool [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 4/22 - Bauer Cordless Tools and Accessories, Floor Jack, Mixer, Can-o-Pee, ...

Jobsite Tool Blowout Sale [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 4/29 - Power Miters, Tile Saw, Cement Mixer, Generator, Compressors, Yard Tools, ...

Spring Black Friday Parking Lot Sale [harborfreightemail.com] 4/20 - 4/22 - Save Up To 92%!!! Extended Store Hours 8AM - 9PM

Bonus Coupons [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 4/29 - Welder, Jack, Moving Blanket, Compressors, Tool Storage, Impacts, ...

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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Just found this list of itc coupons and it has coupons for both items http://images.harborfreight.com/h...?hftref=cj

Anyone ever use inside track club coupons in store ? Did they ask for membership proof ? Thanks
Yeah, that looks like the monthly ITC which is posted in the WIKI.

I use them all the time but it is certainly YMMV. Just like some stores toss the coupons, others hand them back.
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4513 Retail B [harborfreight.com] Thru 11/24 - Warehouse Liquidation Sale (thru 11/18) & some Super Coupon Wannabes.
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I saw an online coupon the other day while I was traveling for the 4 orange tie down straps, $7.99. Does anyone have a link to that/? THANKS
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Makes sense. Around that time I used my debit card there and about a week later my credit union cancelled and re-issued my card. I had a feeling it had to do with HF.
I think HF and the 76 gas station near my house, have both compromised my credit cards. I tend to only use cash now at HF. They do so much business at HF that they probably should upgrade their cc systems encryption or whatever, or offer a cash discount.
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I think HF and the 76 gas station near my house, have both compromised my credit cards. I tend to only use cash now at HF. They do so much business at HF that they probably should upgrade their cc systems encryption or whatever, or offer a cash discount.

Well the changed all their registers at one point, anyone remember about when that was?
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I saw an online coupon the other day while I was traveling for the 4 orange tie down straps, $7.99. Does anyone have a link to that/? THANKS
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Some new coupons I got in the mail
They expire 2-18-14

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I don't suppose anyone has a 6" magnetic parts holder free with purchase coupon? I believe the last one in the Wiki expired.

I have three of them, but they work so well I want, no I need more!
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I don't suppose anyone has a 6" magnetic parts holder free with purchase coupon? I believe the last one in the Wiki expired.

I have three of them, but they work so well I want, no I need more!
Only three?? I have 9! Extremely useful when tearing down an entire car and putting it back together!

Also.... anyone have a coupon for http://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-...98831.html?

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Only three?? I have 9! Extremely useful when tearing down an entire car and putting it back together!

Also.... anyone have a coupon for http://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-...98831.html?

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I don't recall ever seeing one, but it's on sale for $15, use a 25% off coup with it. That'll probably be lower than any coupon you'll find.
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May I ask, have you seen the harbor freight 12 ton jack stands lower then $90 x .25 = $67.50 before? http://www.harborfreight.com/12-t...34924.html Thanks in advance!
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May I ask, have you seen the harbor freight 12 ton jack stands lower then $90 x .25 = $67.50 before? http://www.harborfreight.com/12-t...34924.html Thanks in advance!
I picked up the torin big red 12 ton for like $50 at pep boys a couple years ago - they look exactly like the harbor freight

These things are really big and heavy. But I do not understand why they do not have the extra safety lock which seems criminal not to put on there, it's just a cut behind the ratchet with a pin that goes through.

The best way to use these is to not have to extend them at all. But for small cars that means you have to jack them up really high.

see these are the double locking: http://www.amazon.com/Torin-Ton-D...B000MWR1QW
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I picked up the torin big red 12 ton for like $50 at pep boys a couple years ago - they look exactly like the harbor freight

These things are really big and heavy. But I do not understand why they do not have the extra safety lock which seems criminal not to put on there, it's just a cut behind the ratchet with a pin that goes through.

The best way to use these is to not have to extend them at all. But for small cars that means you have to jack them up really high.

see these are the double locking: http://www.amazon.com/Torin-Ton-D...B000MWR1QW
Damn you got a smoking deal. Seems like pep boys don't carry them anymore. I need the 12 ton for the extra height/safety in the near future since my 4runner will be hitting 30k. I do all the maintanence on my other vehicles with a 3 ton. The 3 tons I have won't be able to reach the require height I need. Frown
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Damn you got a smoking deal. Seems like pep boys don't carry them anymore. I need the 12 ton for the extra height/safety in the near future since my 4runner will be hitting 30k. I do all the maintanence on my other vehicles with a 3 ton. The 3 tons I have won't be able to reach the require height I need. Frown
Yeah definitely do not overextend cheap jackstands or try to prop them up, very very dangerous and can end badly.

If you have a Farm/Tractor Supply store in your area, sometimes they have better deals on heavy duty equipment like this.

Pep Boys used to pricematch too and they used to have discount coupons, they might still do both. With black friday around the corner, pep boys starts putting out weekly ads next sunday (not this one) so be sure to look for those deals too.

Another possibility is the 40-50% off coupon codes for advance auto parts that pop up monthly or every other month.

Oh and I had this bookmarked from when I was priceshopping:
http://www.overstock.com/Home-Gar...oduct.html
$55 at overstock for the double locking + free ship, which is amazing ($30 less than amazon)
But since they are listed as "out of stock" it is very very dicey to get anywhere to price match.
However with black friday around the corner, price matching policies are getting much looser.
Very few if any local stores stock the double-locking model though, they go for the cheaper model without the safety.
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I don't suppose anyone has a 6" magnetic parts holder free with purchase coupon? I believe the last one in the Wiki expired.

I have three of them, but they work so well I want, no I need more!
yep these things are great. I looked in my coupon stash but the one i had expired 10/23
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