Lowe’s has become a mecca for homeowners and renters because of its customer service and wide range of affordable products. But there are some tips that can help even the savviest shoppers save even more, especially when they use Ebates to get Cash Back on all the best products. Here are my top tips for making your dollars go even further at Lowe’s.
1. Start with Ebates to get Cash Back
I always start with Ebates if I’m going to buy anything online because I earn Cash Back on my purchases. If you don’t have an account, sign up for free to get Cash Back on the things you buy from Lowe’s. Plus, Ebates lists any Lowe’s coupons and promo codes to help you save even more. Even if you’re not an Ebates member, you can still take advantage of free shipping on all Lowe’s orders of $49 or more.
2. Pay attention to competitors’ sales
Lowe’s will beat any local competitor’s price by 10%. Just bring the competitor’s ad to the store. It’s as easy as that.
The company is also known for its exceptional customer service and returns policy. If you’re not satisfied with your purchase, you have 90 days to return it to any Lowe’s store in the U.S. They’ll accept almost anything as a return – even paint.
3. Take advantage of frequent appliance sales
Lowe’s frequently offers deals and discounts on appliances, which tend to be greater when you purchase more than one appliance.
If you spend more than $396 on new appliances, you’ll qualify for free home delivery. The Lowe’s delivery driver will haul away your old appliances for free as well.
4. Look for discounted merchandise
Lowe’s stores have designated areas in each department for discounted or clearance merchandise. Some of the best deals can be found on damaged or returned appliances. If a customer returns an appliance or other large item, Lowe’s will process the return, inspect the item and make any needed repairs. Sometimes, appliances will have scratches, dents or other cosmetic issues. These items are still in perfect working condition, but they’ll be sold at a large discount.
5. Sign up for a Lowe’s Advantage credit card
The Lowe’s Advantage credit card gives you 5% off every day. It also provides frequent promotional offers, such as special financing, additional percentages off your purchase or special project financing.
The Lowe’s Advantage card is one of the better store credit cards out there. With 5% back every day and promotional offers each month, homeowners and renters will watch the savings add up.
6. Wait for an 11% rebate promotion
Lowe’s offers 11% rebate promotions several times a year, during which shoppers get back 11% of their total purchase in the form of a Lowe’s gift card.
Savvy shoppers can time large purchases or projects to Lowe’s 11% rebate periods. Be sure to save your receipts, because you’ll need to enter the sales date, store number, invoice number and offer number at lowes.com/rebates to get your gift card. This information must be submitted within 30 days of the offer end date.
7. Save as the seasons change
Lowe’s deeply discounts seasonal merchandise near the end of each season — especially outdoor furniture, grills and more.
If you’re eyeing a new patio set, grill or other outdoor items, it’s best to wait until fall to get a hefty discount on your purchase. Discounts vary by store and what’s in stock, and not all items will be discounted. Lowe’s will usually store any unsold merchandise until the next season.