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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
    • Safes
    • Saw Mills
    • Storage (Tool) Cabinets, Chests or Carts
    • Trailers
    • Trenchers/Backhoes
    • Welders

    Excludes the following brands:
    • Admiral
    • Ames
    • Bauer
    • Cobra
    • CoverPro
    • Daytona
    • Earthquake
    • Fischer
    • Hercules
    • Icon
    • Jupiter
    • Lynxx
    • Poulan
    • Predator
    • Tailgator
    • Viking
    • Vulcan
    • Zurich

  • 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)

Lower Than Discount - November Coupon Book [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 11/30 - Generators, Compressors, Impacts, Can-o-Pee, ...

Painting Equipment [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 11/11 - Sprayers, Stool, Ladder, Scaffolding, Drop Cloths, Fans, Compressor, Can-o-Pee, ...

New Tools, Low Prices [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 11/11 - Bauer Corded, Earthquake Cordless, Air Hose Reels, Banks Air Tools, ...

Titanium Welders [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 11/18 - Titanium Welders, Vulcan Welders, Welding Helmets, Welding Carts, ...

Veterans Day Sale [harborfreightemail.com] Thru 11/12 - 20% Off, 6 FWAPs, Flag, Tech Cart, Generator, 12" Power Miter, Portable Shed, ...

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.
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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Black Friday

Sadly nothing to get excited about.
Meh, 12k winch is only $10 cheaper than the ongoing $299 coupon price. No point in waiting...

EDIT: Actually it looks like the $289 price is a sale price and there are 20% coupons floating around without the Badland exclusion, which would make it $231.12. I may have to hold off for that price if the stack works.
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Have hope, those who have waited. (my wife said it would never come) The cards finally came in today. There is apparently a $250 limit per card.

Now, is it worth waiting for the bigger pressure washer to go below $349? That's not much off $369. I think it is a Predator so no 20% off.

Seems like the sales have begun to slip a little lower in discount rates each time. This is how the pusher treats the junkie....



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I know I have seen folks who already got the $150 coupon, who were expecting the $10 (Option C I believe). I don't know personally who was Option A and got paid/gift carded already.

I did speak today to the Council Lawyers listed on the website. They were useless. I also spoke a couple of times to the GCG, who is administering the funds. First time, less useful, second time I persisted, they promised to "have someone call me back". (yes, I know)
BUT THEY DID, within an hour too!
He was able to look up my Option A claim and tell me how much I was supposed to get for a gift card, and it matched closely with what I expected, except double the percentage. (not bad) So he was able to confirm my submission was approved.

However, they STILL won't comment on when exactly the payments will resume. When I pressed, the gist of it is that they halted everything because someone got upset. The Defense lawyers were talking to our (the plaintiff's ) lawyers and they were hoping to resume things "soon". But you know how that is. He assured me that my award would not go down from what he quoted. So we will see. But the new pressure washer is going to have to wait a bit more, and I had so much planned for it this summer. Oh well, who can complain about free gifts?

Regards, John
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Have hope, those who have waited. (my wife said it would never come) The cards finally came in today. There is apparently a $250 limit per card.

Now, is it worth waiting for the bigger pressure washer to go below $349? That's not much off $369. I think it is a Predator so no 20% off.

Seems like the sales have begun to slip a little lower in discount rates each time. This is how the pusher treats the junkie....
If you look at the historic price on the Predator power washer #62200, $349.99 is a low.

08/25/2018 - $369.99
08/20/2018 - $364.99
08/17/2018 - $349.99
08/10/2018 - $364.99
03/28/2018 - $369.99

Current coupon is good thru 2/5/19
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Any coupons out there for the male end plug 63127 or 93686?

Thank you
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any coupons out there for the male end plug 63127 or 93686?

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Where do I find November itc. im always lost trying to find them lol
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If you look at the historic price on the Predator power washer #62200, $349.99 is a low.

08/25/2018 - $369.99
08/20/2018 - $364.99
08/17/2018 - $349.99
08/10/2018 - $364.99
03/28/2018 - $369.99

Current coupon is good thru 2/5/19
I did see those, thanks. I'm not sure how long this particular unit has been around. Do we know if those historic prices include inside track deals? I have not been inside track in years, as it did not seem to buy me that much really over the 20% off used on sales. But I might consider it if they ever offer deals on more expensive stuff like the power washers. I may be also in the market for the trencher next spring, and that rarely is dropped in price I think. But as I said, I don't follow the inside track prices.
Thanks, J.
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Just updated the 20% coupon exclusions in the Wiki.

FYI, do you guys look anywhere else besides HFQPDB if you can't find a product coupon?
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December ITC valid from 11-17-2018 to 12-31-2018
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