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Fondybadger 853 2,051 July 23, 2011 at 09:20 PM in Mail In Rebate (3) More Menards Deals
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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
Link [inserts2online.com] to current advertisements

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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#31
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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!!!

Sweet! I never knew this. And I just got rebate checks in the mail last night to spend!
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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.

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!!!

As long as I have shopped, or rather, rebated Menards, I did not know this. Who knew... 11% stackable. AWESOME!!! worship and repped.
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Confirmed. 11% off everything at Menards, starting TODAY, SATURDAY 7/30 -- EVERYWHERE (not just certain ND/MN stores starting early -- ad is posted online at their site).
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Confirmed. 11% off everything at Menards, starting TODAY, SATURDAY 7/30 -- EVERYWHERE (not just certain ND/MN stores starting early -- ad is posted online at their site).
Thanks for the early info and confirming the 11% back. Percentage back sale runs through 8/7. Do you know if you can mail in multiple receipts for the 11% back, or is it limit of one per address/person?

Looks like it is time to stock up on a few cases of Sprecher's with the $2.97 sale price again + rebate.
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Do you know if you can mail in multiple receipts for the 11% back, or is it limit of one per address/person?
Per their current terms AND previous personal experience: You can combine MULTIPLE 11% off rebate receipts from the same promotion period (7/30 - 8/7) for all purchases made in that time, in the same envelope, with 1 single 11% off rebate form. You will receive a SINGLE rebate check for the 11% off total purchase across all sent in.

Note: Per their terms, if you attempt to price adjust any purchases made with 11% off, it will INVALIDATE all of the 11% off for the specific item you are adjusting. In other words, you purchase 2 cases of pop at regular price today for $4.99 each, and 1 box of nails on sale for $2.79.

You will get a 11% rebate against the subtotal of $12.77 ($1.40). If next Sunday that pop goes on sale for $4.49, and you take in your receipt to get 50 cents back x 2, it will invalidate $1.10 of your 11% rebate, leaving you with just $0.30 back on your 11% card, even though the price adjustment was done during the promo period and the adjust was not lower than the 11% discount.

So, if it's not on sale/clearance/rebate now, I'd honestly wait until next weekend before purchasing just in case, as you'll get the best deal then.

There are money makers to be had today (even on non-FAR)... ESPECIALLY if you are cycling through rebate cards which now reduce your tax as well. Anything that is FAR is obvious, for non-FAR, here is just 1 example:

Limit 3x Rubbermaid Glass/All-Purpose/Pine gallon cleaners. $4.99 - $4.50 rebate = $.49 - 11% of $4.99 = $0.55 more off so make 6 cents per gallon.
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Any idea how to contact them about your rebate if you think its not right? I got 4 of the lightbulbs the first week of July, should have been $12 rebate, but I only got $6.
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Any idea how to contact them about your rebate if you think its not right? I got 4 of the lightbulbs the first week of July, should have been $12 rebate, but I only got $6.
On Menards Guest Services page [menards.com] there is a "contact us" form for rebate questions/concerns - http://www.rebateinternational.co...contact.do
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I haven't done a Menard's rebate since the nearest store is 45 minutes away. We will be in that vicinity tomorrow, is it even worth stopping in on the last day of the sale? Is there usually lots of stock or non past the first day? Thanks!
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I haven't done a Menard's rebate since the nearest store is 45 minutes away. We will be in that vicinity tomorrow, is it even worth stopping in on the last day of the sale? Is there usually lots of stock or non past the first day? Thanks!
My experience with Menards is that when it comes to items that are regularly stocked, they are replenished pretty regularly. It seems most who do Menards rebates go early on the first day of the sale and are done with it. I think a person has a better chance of going on the last day of the sale and getting items then the second day of the sale.

With that said, most school items are going to be out of stock imo. Backpacks, erasers, mechanical pencils, note cards have remained in stock in the stores I've been at. Items like Wisp, Hand Sanitizer, Thermometers, hex keys, etc have been in stock for most of the sale everywhere. Water, glass cleaners, snake pipe cleaning tools, plastic storage bins, etc have all been replaced from when sale started and were available at most of my stores as of Wednesday.

Starting tomorrow I think we'll have a new ad, with new FAR and rebate items. Been refreshing the last hour waiting for it.
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For anyone who has done, or will do the Lysol sale ending tomorrow, Lysol Bonus Packs 35ct + 30ct Bonus for $2.50, there's a mail in rebate of buy two get one free:

http://www.lysol.com/docs/23762_L...er_WEB.pdf

There's also a $0.50 off on two coupon - http://registration.rb.com/lysol.com/coupons/

So effectively you could purchase three double packs for $7.50 - $0.50 coupon - $0.83 (11% rebate) - $2.50 rebate = $3.67 + tax + stamp + envelope for 6 Lysol.
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Quote from Fondybadger View Post :
My experience with Menards is that when it comes to items that are regularly stocked, they are replenished pretty regularly. It seems most who do Menards rebates go early on the first day of the sale and are done with it. I think a person has a better chance of going on the last day of the sale and getting items then the second day of the sale.

With that said, most school items are going to be out of stock imo. Backpacks, erasers, mechanical pencils, note cards have remained in stock in the stores I've been at. Items like Wisp, Hand Sanitizer, Thermometers, hex keys, etc have been in stock for most of the sale everywhere. Water, glass cleaners, snake pipe cleaning tools, plastic storage bins, etc have all been replaced from when sale started and were available at most of my stores as of Wednesday.

Starting tomorrow I think we'll have a new ad, with new FAR and rebate items. Been refreshing the last hour waiting for it.
I'm wondering if all we are getting is the 11% off insert.
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I'm wondering if all we are getting is the 11% off insert.
I'm going to be somewhat annoyed if that is the case. Stayed sober tonight anticipating I needed to head to the store in six hours... of course I forgot the store opens at 8:00am on Sunday instead of 6:30am as well.

At least the girlfriend is not annoyed with me tonight, compared to last night when I made myself look like an @ss enjoying all I could drink at the Milwaukee zoo.
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All you're getting this week is 11% off. There is NOT another ad starting until next Saturday (Sunday), unless they start an odd mid-week one on Tues/Wed/Thur as they sometimes have. However during an 11% off sale, it's just that. You'll have to wait for the weekend for the next full ad. Then you can overlap again as the 11% will be winding down.

In one of our two stores, it was wiped clean of most valuable BackToSchool stuff today. I had to climb the rack to get down the Metric Hex Key set from overstock (and then was promptly bothered by another customer asking me if "we carried something" -- as I'm standing there in shorts and a yellow polo shirt -- not a dark blue MENARDS T-shirt and JEANS like the REAL employees!! LOL.)

I got a few other things but passed on the digital thermometer money maker as I got lots of those a few months ago and dont need more even being paid to take them.
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The Brookside 15 oz candle at $14.99 will get you $1.65 on the 11% rebate, and it has a $13 rebate on it. Makes it 34 cents for a $14.99 candle. I haven't looked at them yet but sounds pretty good.
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The Brookside 15 oz candle at $14.99 will get you $1.65 on the 11% rebate, and it has a $13 rebate on it. Makes it 34 cents for a $14.99 candle. I haven't looked at them yet but sounds pretty good.
While these candles seem to be high quailty fragrance, they really don't stand up to the quality of Yankee or GoldCanyon candles... but then, for 34 cents who's to argue. If you just want them for a sense of decor, they fill the bill. But if it's great scent, probably pass. There are very few items at Mendards that I won't buy, but unfortunately, this is one of them. HTH.
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