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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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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)

Tool Disposal Notice [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 9/30 - Monthly Coupons - Cordless Tools, Jacks, Compressors, Tool Storage, Generators, Can-o-Pee, Pressure Washer, Welders, another Can-o-Pee, ...

Vulcan Welders [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 9/24 - Omnipro 220

28 Outdoor Power Tools [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 9/24 - Pole Saw, Chain Saw, Blower, Chipper, Plate Compactor, Semi-Trash Pump, ...

Blowout Deals for the Shop [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 10/1 - Jacks, Tool carts, Battery Maintenance stuff, Welder and helmet, ...

Rolling Back Prices [harborfreightemail.com] 9/22 - 9/24 - 3 FWAPs, Chipper Shredder, Gas Auger, 26" Roller Cabinet, Saw Mill, Power Feed Drain Cleaner, ...

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

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you probably have to read thisfirst (:
did not know it was there thanks.
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what do y'all think of anything HF has to offer against this

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00265M9TM

I like it's 4-stroke, no fuel mixing. The free shipping makes me think it's really a $170 item.
All Power Customer Service really sucks. And good help ya if you need to talk to engineering there even more worthless. But for the money I don't know if you could do better.
If I was you I would get it from Walmarts at least way if it sucks you can at least take it back.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/All-Pow...gMethod=rr
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Sand also warps sheet metal pretty quickly too, soda will keep it from curling up on you.
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Sand also warps sheet metal pretty quickly too, soda will keep it from curling up on you.
I am planning to sandblast some body panels, I know I need to keep it light and spread it out. Would soda be a good alternative? I have heard horror stories of impaired adhesion due to soda blasting embedding something on the material that is being worked on.
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I am planning to sandblast some body panels, I know I need to keep it light and spread it out. Would soda be a good alternative? I have heard horror stories of impaired adhesion due to soda blasting embedding something on the material that is being worked on.
The soda doesn't embed in the surface of the panel, but it does leave a residue that needs to be cleaned off with PrepAll or other general auto-body surface cleaner.

The other issue as opposed to more abrasive methods of paint removal is that as I mentioned before that soda doesn't texturize the base material, so there is no "key" for the paint to bond to. After cleaning you either need to use a DA sander to give the surface of the metal some roughness, or use a self-etching primer. The same is true if you use a chemical paint strip, you get to the bare metal, but it doesn't prepare the bare metal to accept the new paint and primer.

Most of the issues with soda blasting and body work is the result of unfamiliarity of the process or an understanding of the surfaces. Its not like the people that work in body shops have PhDs.
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I'd go with self etching primer, although toxic make sure you are WELL VENTILATED because cyanide will kill you!

I would definately use soda unless what you're blasting has many coats, even then I'd still lean on soda as opposed to sand, but thats just my opinion.
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Wow, how does this thread have 5 pages now?

I'll probably do chemical stripping first, DA for the large surfaces, and sand or soda in the contours. One reason I liked the idea of sand is that it will show me where the metal is rusted through by punching through it and making it easy to see. If I can find the soda blaster on clearance though, I'll give it a shot!
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Wow, how does this thread have 5 pages now?
There's some sort of auto-shutoff for SD threads to keep them from getting too long. This is now posted at the top of the thread:

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Here's what the people working at HF think of all of us:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Har...2102125479

Some of it seems to be legit stuff about the legal issues between the founder and his son and the changes that the company is seeing (which don't sound smart to me). But a lot of it is just stupid bitching by the, shall we say, "lower" end of the HF employee quality spectrum. Like the gal complaining that an old person is buying saw or that people are upset about the coupon changes.

Interesting read though.
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Wow, how does this thread have 5 pages now?
Go back and read Post #1:
https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=18485333&postcount=1


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Here's what the people working at HF think of all of us:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Har...2102125479

Some of it seems to be legit stuff about the legal issues between the founder and his son and the changes that the company is seeing (which don't sound smart to me). But a lot of it is just stupid bitching by the, shall we say, "lower" end of the HF employee quality spectrum. Like the gal complaining that an old person is buying saw or that people are upset about the coupon changes.

Interesting read though.
I don't know about you, but I wouldn't mind seeing more pictures of that bitchy chica.
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finally this thread gets chopped
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Does anybody have a coupon for the 6.5 hp at $99.99. Thanks in advance
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Picked up the sodablaster at the Raleigh, NC store for $37 because I had no 20% off on me at the time! Thanks for the tip, and they had about 4 left if anyone else is interested. Can anyone point me to a good source of blasting media?
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I don't know about you, but I wouldn't mind seeing more pictures of that bitchy chica.
She must have heard you, looks like she changed her profile photo. Maybe some of those idiots have finally figured out that their names show up on google on that page. Probably not since they keep posting there. I can't imagine hiring someone if you googled their name and found them slagging their former bosses/company/customers. If only for the fact that they obviously aren't smart enough to do their complaining somewhere anonymous.

Lesson to everyone, watch where your name shows up online.
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10lb soda blaster on clearance. [harborfreight.com] Reg $99, on clearance at multiple stores for $35... was able to use a 20% coupon for a total of $28.
Thanks for the heads up on this. Been looking at them but never pulled the trigger. Confirmed at my store for $32. Tag still showed $99 on the shelf.
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