If you've done any sort of updating to your home you've probably been there, perused the aisles, dreamed of remodeling every single room in your home. All of the orange makes you feel like you're a real construction pro.
We've compiled a list of ways to save at Home Depot. It only makes sense, since we recently told you why you should never pay full price at Lowes, right? Click through to learn the tricks on how to save big bucks at this home improvement giant!
Coupons! Don't ever make a Home Depot purchase without first looking for a coupon. In fact, don't make a big purchase anywhere without doing your due diligence in looking for a coupon. Google 'Home Depot coupon', ask your Facebook friends, check your junk mail. Think of it this way: If you have a 10-percent off coupon and you're buying a $1,000 refrigerator, you'll save $100!
Is your thumb not all that green? Home Depot gets it. The company offers a money back guarantee on many of its plants. Just dig them up and take them back. The terms are different for different plants. You can read more about it here.
Always a favorite of the Smart Shopper team. Check sites like Giftcard Granny or Raise for discounted gift cards. You never know how much you can save. We've seen 3-percent at times and we've seen 8-percent. Or you grab one at your local Fry's to rack up the gas points. You always get double Fry's points on gift cards and several times a year Fry's offers 4x points.
Think haggling is only for flea markets, yard sales and shady back rooms at purse stores in Chinatown? Wrong. According an interview by Consumerist with a Home Depot insider, you can get hundreds knocked off a big purchase. You just have to know who to talk to.
Ladies, don't let your fellows convince you that you need a pick up truck to "haul stuff". Those few times a year when you're picking up mulch or a new mattress, you can rent a Home Depot truck for around $20, the price goes up with the size of the truck.
Just like pick-up trucks that take up room in the driveway, tools needed one time can clutter your garage. Why buy it when you can rent it? Check the tool rental center before you shell out a lot of cash for a tool you'll only use once or twice!
Home Depot salutes our active duty servicemembers and veterans. Have a military ID? Show it to a sales associate and save 10-percent! The deal is only available in stores and not online.
Want to know a trick to getting really inexpensive paint? Look at the stash of "oops" paints at Home Depot. These were paints that were mixed, but someone obviously changed their mind. There should be a paint spot on the top to show you what color is inside. We've seen paints as low as 50 cents in this pile!
We all carry mini computers in our pockets. These retail giants can't fool us. We can find out what their competition is charging for the product we're looking at. If you find it cheaper, flash that phone and ask for a price match! Not only will Home Depot match the price, they'll beat it by 10-percent!
There are fun things to spend more than 1k on, then there are appliances. It's a painful purchase, but usually a necessity. You can find floor model appliances in the front of the appliance sections at most Home Depots. They're marked down significantly because the store can't sell them as new. This is also where the 'scratch and dent' items are kept. A little dent in the side of a fridge can mean hundreds off the regular price.
Building something but you know that cutting your own wood is a little too ambitious for you? Home Depot will saw it for you for free. Just ask! How does that save you money? Well, you won't be making a trip back for another piece when you botch the job. Just be sure you have the right measurements!
Here's one tip few casual Home Depot shoppers know about. Bulk pricing. According to the Home Depot website:
Just put your project list together then visit your local Pro Desk. We'll help you compile your order and build a quote. If you’re spending at least $1,500, chances are you can save money. In select markets, you may only need to spend $1,000. Check with your local store to confirm required purchase amount.
Making a big purchase? Look for special financing deals. At Home Depot, you can find 0-percent financing for up to 24 months during some promotions. So that Viking fridge you've been eyeing? You'd have two years to pay it off.
Shopping online? Check out the Special Buy of the Day. Every day there is product with a deep discount. The deal only lasts for 24 hours though, so if you want it, get it right away!