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Forum topic by Jeff82780 posted 01-27-2011 02:07 AM 2746 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-27-2011 02:07 AM

Tried to use HF 20% off coupon that was in a magazine and the manager told me that they don’t accept them??!? what gives? Has this happened to anyone else?

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#1 posted 01-27-2011 02:54 AM

If theres not a HF within 15 miles or less then they do not consider them a competitor. Worst case is try to get the Lowes coupon from your USPS or maybe try corporate to see if they can help. What ya tryin to buy?

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#2 posted 01-27-2011 03:44 AM

I dislike Home Depot for a myriad of reasons.

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#3 posted 01-27-2011 04:04 AM

I don’t blame them personally, they sell different brands for the most part and Harbor Frieght always has a 20% off coupon.

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#4 posted 01-27-2011 04:19 AM

Yeah, can’t say I blame them. I expect them to match a local store, but that’s about it. Heck, they don’t even match their own web site’s prices. Each store can also decide for themselves. Most stores around me stopped the price match they used to have (i.e. Match the price and take an additional 10% of the difference.) I don’t mean this in a negative tone at all….but, If you don’t like a store don’t buy from them, but don’t get mad if they don’t let you “steal” products from them. As long as they aren’t going against advertised policies.

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#5 posted 01-27-2011 04:45 AM

i have had very good luck with hd accepting coupons from a variety of places. I do spend some bucks there ever year, around 75 gran and they now me very well… but I just got a paslode nail gun 18 gage gas with a coupon from tyler tool and saved 25% no problems.

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#6 posted 01-27-2011 06:39 AM

HD honored the HF 20% off coupon once for me. Last time I tried to use one they wouldn’t and the tool dept manager said, they could d only honor coupons for like products. Not the generic 20% off coupon. That’s fair enough to my thinking. They have to protect their business.

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#7 posted 01-27-2011 07:06 AM

I get 10% off at HD and Lowe’s all the time, all veterans do, so in my little world I like them. I have saved a few grand shopping at them. There is a lot of these posts about HD and Lowe’s yes we all know they have bad employees and sometimes bad company ethics/practices, doesn’t every company? But you are still going to shop at them because they a convenient, well stocked, and most things are decently priced. Where else can you buy, weed killer, chainsaw, paint, plants, light bulbs, and the kitchen sink. Electrical, plumbing, tools. tools, tools, and just about everything else. You pay for convenience and no company is perfect.

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#8 posted 01-27-2011 07:35 AM

They are the one that drives Mom and Pop stores away, yet you support them?

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#9 posted 01-27-2011 08:27 AM

Yep. I like Sam’s Club, Walmart, and Costco too. Sorry, I like convenience.

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#10 posted 01-27-2011 02:46 PM

The Home Depot I go to doesn’t accept them…. the guy says that Harbor Freight “Just sells Junk”. I can understand why they don’t take them as it’s not really same items that we’re comparing. Would like to see some consistency though. Seems like if one HD takes them, they all should, but I don’t think you’d ever accuse them as being consistent.

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#11 posted 01-27-2011 02:49 PM

We have a Menards here, it is within 1.5 miles of my shop. I buy as little as possible from them. They stopped giving the 10% off for Vets! I’ll drive 10 miles to go to Lowe’s or HD. Not that it saves me anymore, gas being what it is. If they don’t appreciate us!! I will return the fav!

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#12 posted 01-27-2011 05:02 PM

Lowe’s gives 10% off to vets. You only need to show some sort of ID. I rarely shop HD.

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#13 posted 01-27-2011 06:33 PM

HD also gives vets 10% off. Again some soft of ID. I use me VA Health card.

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#14 posted 01-27-2011 07:55 PM

I have spent several hundred at HD in the last couple of months and didn’t know they gave the 10% for Vets. I will be breaking out my VA card from now on. Thanks for the heads up on this.

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#15 posted 01-27-2011 09:08 PM

Just check around with different tool department managers at HD. I have had my best luck in the evenings using the HF 20% off coupon. If you take it to the register the clerk usually has to call a customer service person over and they almost always decline the HF coupon. The head of the tool department is more likely to take it and tell the clerk. I bought both the spindle sander and a compressor using the HF coupons. I try and go back to that HD for tool purchases.

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