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Menards home improvement stores are located throughout the Midwest, with more than 250 stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Menards carries materials and tools for home improvement projects from light bulbs and paint to building a deck or a new home. Menards also carries name brand appliances, pet products, lawn and garden supplies, and groceries.

Menards regularly offers FREE and Discounted Items through the use of mail-in rebates that come in the form of STORE CREDIT. At any one time, Menards may have as many as six+ different sale advertisements, making it difficult to follow all the current good deals.

This thread is intended to keep track of all the current FAR, Rebate, and Sale items being offered at Menards - with (hopefully) regular updates to the wiki.

Feel free to edit wiki!

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Last Edited by MrLateNite March 14, 2012 at 09:17 AM
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Reminder - rebates are in the form of store credit!

Latest lists of rebates, sale items are posted inline in this thread.

Questions/Answers about Menard's Sales

  • When can I expect new ads to come out (what is their flyer schedule)
    • While Menards used to be 100% predictable on their schedule they have significantly varied things up in the last year, however a few key pieces remain true:
    • 2-week (15 day) Sun-Sun "General": Most common -- starting on a Sunday and running for 2 weeks and ending the end of day on Sunday 2 weeks later, thus 15 full sale days.
    • 1-week (8 day) Sun-Sun "General": Staggered with this, they typically offer an 8 day, starting on a Sunday and running for 1 week and ending the end of day on Sunday 1 week later, thus 8 full sale days. This sale starts exactly 7 days after the 2 week one starts and ends on the same day the 2 week one ends, thus giving 2 sales overlapping.
    • This 1 week staggered/overlapped sale has occassionally been a 15 day sale depending on when they need to adjust due to holidays and other sale promotions in the future.
    • All of these sales are "general" sales, meaning products from virtually every department are offered on sale. However, they give the sale a name and therefore some departments are skewed to have more items featured. Such flyer names include "Construction", "Stock up", "Menard Days" and they reuse these every year or multiple times a year.
    • 1 1/2-week (11 day) Wed-Sun "Themed": In addition to these "normal" sales, they will often (typically once a month) overlap a 11 day sale starting on a Wedsday and running though the following Sunday. These are always department-specific sales such as "Kitchen/Bath", "Landscaping", "Storage", "Garage", "Flooring".
    • 3 day (Fri/Sat/Sun) "Crazy Day": About once every 2 months they run a 3-day weekend "Crazy Days" sale. These run on a Fri/Sat/Sun and also overlap up to 3 other sales. These sales typically offer some really good after rebate prices on things and the deals are normally larger (e.g. more expensive but with big rebates).
    • 1-week (8 day) Sun-Sun "11% Off Entire Purchase Rebate": Completely randomly handful of times a year they run a 11% off entire purchase sale. Except for 1 occassion, these have always been 8 day sales (Sun-Sun). These do NOT overlap any other sale during the week, BUT do overlap on the start and end date(s) which allow you to actually make money on rebate items as the 11% is a stackable rebate.
  • Why do some posters refer to getting sale items earlier than the official start date?
    • Because Menards is located in the upper midwest, and relies on local newspapers or even "mid week" style home town papers to distribute their ads, they sometimes run into places that don't have a paper delivery on a Sunday, or have chosen to send out their ad (perhaps for cheaper rates) in a Saturday paper.
    • Due to this, many stores will 'set' the ad late Friday night/early Saturday morning and their computer is loaded with the prices+rebates as soon as they open Saturday morning.
    • I have personally confirmed this in all 4 North Dakota Stores (Minot/Bismarck/Grand Forks/Fargo), and many Minnesota stores (Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, Hutchinson, Mankato). In fact, I've seen the ad loaded and set in Mankato on Friday evening's before
    • It often varies if the physical paper ad is set by the front doors or on the C/S counter however. Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't but you will usally see the new colored signs (one color for each sale ad to aid them in setting/removal of tags at the end of a sale). Peek around by the department stations and sometimes you can spot the new but not readily available ad sitting around if you don't see it up front.

Questions/Answers about Menard's Rebates

  • Menards rebate credit checks do NOT expire
  • Where do I find the rebate forms?
    • After purchasing your items, the receipt will print separate rebate receipt copies, one specifically for each qualifying item
    • Rebate receipts are numbered, and the corresponding numbered rebate forms are available at the service desk or available online Menards website
    • A summary of all rebate numbers will appear on the bottom of your "master" receipt
    • Rebate receipts MUST be turned over when returning an item with a rebate; otherwise they will deduct the amount of the rebate from your refund with no exceptions (obviously)
  • Can you use Menard's rebates to buy other products that have Menard's rebates?
    • Yes, there is no problem with rinsing and repeating
  • How often are there Free After Rebate (FAR) items?
    • They do FAR all the time, usually anywhere from four to ten items per ad each week
  • Can rebates be combined into one envelope?
    • Most rebates can be combined into one address, provided they are being sent to the same address (Typically Box 155 in Elk Mound, WI)
    • Some rebates are sent to different address - double check
    • Make sure you have adequate postage when combining (8 rebate forms + 8 rebate receipts + standard envelope + stamp total appx .6 ounce)
  • Do I still need to spend $10 or more on other non-FAR items?
    • Mendard did away with this requirement in early 2011
  • Can you track your rebates?

Questions/Answers about Menard's Price Match/Coupon policy
  • Does Menards match prices?
    • Yes, bring in the sales ad and receive an additional 11% discount, however YMMV depending on the terms of the competetor's sale. Typically "% off" sales can be troublesome.
  • Does Menards accept coupons?
    • Yes, although internet printables are not accepted at some locations
    • They do not accept "free" product coupons

Where do I find the Items in the store?
  • Look at the first number of the SKU...Here's where you can find them:
    • 1 - Lumber/Building Materials
    • 2 - Tools/Hardware/Automotive
    • 3 - Electrical/Lighting Supplies
    • 4 - Kitchen/Appliances/Doors
    • 5 - Painting Supplies
    • 6 - Housewares/Plumbing
    • 7 - Flooring
Menard's Coupon Policy

http://www.menards.com/main/store/20090519001/assets/pdf/CouponPolicy.pdf

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#16
Credit needs to go to muffieskids for starting a weekly thread six weeks or so ago. I never knew Menards did rebate deals and always ignored their ads. Absolutely hated the store when I was a kid, and my parents always joked they'd make me go with them as a punishment.



Too funny! My kids think that now. They spend alot of time trying to find things to sit on while they wait. It doesn't help that our Menards A/C doesn't work and it is horribly hot every time we go.
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Absolutely hated the store **snip**
At first
I had ideas that it was a mens store(think Tim the tool man), but I have done quite a few rebates in the past 10 years. When I first started going there, I would literally ask the first person I saw to take me exactly where I would find the product. Now I know my way around although many things are in crazy parts like "oh the totes, ya they are in plumbing." Confused
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At first
I had ideas that it was a mens store(think Tim the tool man), but I have done quite a few rebates in the past 10 years. When I first started going there, I would literally ask the first person I saw to take me exactly where I would find the product. Now I know my way around although many things are in crazy parts like "oh the totes, ya they are in plumbing." Confused
When I was younger, my biggest complaint is that they did not have toys except around Christmas! Probably could make some money on some of those toys, as I got a lot of the original Transformer items from the store. Between early '90s and about 2009, I don't think I was in a Menards. Was really surprised walking in and seeing some of the electronic items, grocery, etc.
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Thank you so much for starting this thread! We've needed it for a long time now. You put a ton of work into the wiki and it's very much appreciated... thumbs up and repped!

Quick question; how long do we want to keep expired deals in the wiki? I'd be happy to help edit it when needed but just wanted a little feedback first.
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I never knew Menards did rebate deals and always ignored their ads. Absolutely hated the store when I was a kid, and my parents always joked they'd make me go with them as a punishment.



I missed on a lot of stuff from the most recent three day sale going around 1pm on the day the sale started. Menards does a good job of having a lot of stock available initially AND they do get more stock in a lot of times during the sale, but I have been amazed watching the amount of people who are doing all the deals while I'm in the store. Many many more than I see at Walgreens/CVS around here at least.

Kind of curious with school not starting for another month + here if they will still be getting in more school supplies.



Thankful they removed that $10 minimum, would have been a pain in the butt, and a lot more costly otherwise.
I can relate! When my kids were little it was like pulling wisdom teeth to get them to into Menards. Well times have changed! My two grandaughters LOVE!!! to go - they come home with amazing treasures (or so they think! LOL!)

Here's to hoping they have the free backpacks again this year. I think I got 24 of them last year ( had to manipulate the rebates a little... sorry if that offends anyone) and filled them with school supplies and handed them off to my little neighbor girl who had just spearheaded a new program in our school district for kiddos who are displaced. Can't think of a better cause, IMHO. Was talking to Sarah several weeks ago and she said the quality of the Menards backpacks were outstanding... they apparently outlasted any of the others that had been donated. Nice to know. Anyway, hoping that one rolls around again.
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Thank you so much for starting this thread! We've needed it for a long time now. You put a ton of work into the wiki and it's very much appreciated... thumbs up and repped!
Took just under two hours to get the four ads typed up. I'm assuming it will only take 30 minutes or so for each ad which is not too bad. I'm unemployed, so I've got plenty of time (law school was so worth it vomit).

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Quick question; how long do we want to keep expired deals in the wiki? I'd be happy to help edit it when needed but just wanted a little feedback first.
Expired deals in the wiki serve no purpose. If something is expired in the wiki, please delete it. I just got rid of everything that expired 7/24. I'm assuming we'll have another ad starting this Wednesday or Friday.
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Took just under two hours to get the four ads typed up. I'm assuming it will only take 30 minutes or so for each ad which is not too bad. I'm unemployed, so I've got plenty of time (law school was so worth it vomit).



Expired deals in the wiki serve no purpose. If something is expired in the wiki, please delete it. I just got rid of everything that expired 7/24. I'm assuming we'll have another ad starting this Wednesday or Friday.
We are on the same page there; I know some threads leave expired lists up for some time, but I just don't see the point. Just wanted to confirm that it was OK with you. I would assume there will be several more ads here in the near future with back to school and labor day about a month away. And it's about time for another Crazy Day sale also
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Thanks again for starting the thread; I'll contribute more as I start becoming a regular Menard's rebate roller.
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Does anyone recommend the Menards Big Card?

I see it gives back 2% (assume that is post giftcard check price) but also comes with special store coupons, including a $10 store credit (WOW! A HUGE amount Wink)...

Can anyone comment on the coupons that card holders get? Are they worthwhile?
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Does anyone recommend the Menards Big Card?

I see it gives back 2% (assume that is post giftcard check price) but also comes with special store coupons, including a $10 store credit (WOW! A HUGE amount Wink)...

Can anyone comment on the coupons that card holders get? Are they worthwhile?
Not sure if this will help you any, but my DH has the Big Card and the coupons they send are sometimes for free items. There was a gutter scoop and I think the "green" vegetable bags or something like that. The only problem I have is that the Big Card isn't in my name and he doesn't usually want to go with me when I am getting all the freebies, so I don't usually get a chance to use the coupons. One good thing about having the card is that they send you a free gift coupon on your birthday. DH has gotten a couple of different flashlights that way.

I also wanted to mention something about when you send multiple rebates in the same envelope that have the same PO Box #. When you send alot, they will send you multiple store credit checks. I think they can send up to 5 per check, since that is all the room there is on each. Sometimes one of them comes a few days later than the first ones. Also, you don't have to spend the whole amount of each check at once. It just deducts what you spend and they write the new total on the check (so it works kinda like a GC). HTH someone.
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Does Menards accept MQ's? I didn't think they did, but maybe I was wrong??!!
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Does Menards accept MQ's? I didn't think they did, but maybe I was wrong??!!
I've never tried, but I've been told that they do. If they do, does anyone know what they will do if the mq is for more than the item?
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I have used coupons at Menards many times, and I do know that they DO NOT take expired ones. I have used them on items that were free after rebate and I got the overage that way. In other words, they didn't take that coupon discount off of the amount of the rebate I received. I haven't encountered a coupon that was over the price of the item though, so I am not sure how they handle that.
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Does Menards accept MQ's? I didn't think they did, but maybe I was wrong??!!
I used $2 Cutter Insect Repellent printables from coupons.com a few weeks ago. Got a $1 "overage" on each can with the rebate.

If you find any coupons that match up please post them. I couldn't find any on the wisp 2-packs (all 4+ packs), but didn't look on the rest.
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A little birdie told me Menards will be doing 11% off your entire purchase starting Saturday, July 30th through Sunday August 7th.

I haven't seen the ad myself, but the rebate form should appear on their site sometime tomorrow I'd expect if this is true.

For the newbies: Menards periodically runs a 11% off sale. EVERYTHING you purchase, INCLUDING otherwise rebated items, are totalled onto a SEPARATE rebate receipt that reflects 11% of there purchase price (before coupons, rebates).

This means if you go on Saturday (some ND/MN stores) or Sunday (all other stores) then you can double up on the currently ending ads, and get the FAR or otherwise rebated items STACKED with the 11% off rebate and actually making money after tax on it. Likewise, the following Sat/Sunday when the next ad starts, you can go in and buy those and stack the deals.

NOTE: The 11% off additional rebate forms GO TO A DIFFERENT PO BOX than the normal rebates. DO NOT COMBINE them with your other combined rebate submissions!!!
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