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The HF coupon

by RussellAP
posted 06-11-2012 01:52 PM


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AJLastra

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#1 posted 06-11-2012 01:56 PM

You’re good to go Russell. I use the printed coupon from online all the time. Some stores are strange about the coupon though. The store near me wont let me use it for items already on sale. You’ll see posts here from some folks who are able to use the coupon at Lowes. The Lowes employees in the store near me always give me that “dont even think about it” look.

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#2 posted 06-11-2012 02:52 PM

I called and asked, they said it was fine.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#3 posted 06-11-2012 02:59 PM

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#4 posted 06-11-2012 03:01 PM

That’s the one. I sure wish I had done this when I got my BS.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#5 posted 06-11-2012 05:04 PM

Many wood working magazines, i.e. Popular Woodworking & Wood, and other magazines like DIY and Popular Mechanics have Harbor Freight ads that always have a 20% off coupon; along with very good sales prices on selected items. I use these all the time and these are the ones I have been able to combine with other sales. I have a couple of HF stores within a one hour drive and have been able to combine coupon and sales price at both.

Never been able to use a HF coupon at HD or Lowes though.

Sign up for HF email notices and you will get all kinds of special offers, including 20% and even 25% off coupons in your email.`

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#6 posted 06-11-2012 05:33 PM

Lately “my ” store has been refusing printed coupons, they accept only the original, this is something new.

-- Bert

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#7 posted 06-11-2012 05:41 PM

It is in the sunday paper w/the coupons Russ.

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#8 posted 06-11-2012 05:47 PM

The back page of Maxim magazine as well.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 06-12-2012 02:14 AM

Be sure to check the expiration date on the coupon. They won’t accept the expired ones.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 06-12-2012 02:23 AM

I used the 20 off from Wood Magazine today to purchase the mobile base for my band saw.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#11 posted 06-12-2012 02:40 AM

We regularly get them in an insert with our other coupons, not sure if they are from the mail or newspaper I just know once every few weeks my wife leaves a printout of coupons for me.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#12 posted 06-12-2012 02:42 AM

I printed mine from online and they let me use it on the total purchase. Guess it just depends on the store.

-- Bryan

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#13 posted 06-12-2012 02:49 AM

I have good luck getting my local HD to honor the coupon. I got my R4511 fro $239, and some other various tools for 20% off.

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#14 posted 06-12-2012 02:57 AM

I forgot to get some casters and some push boards. I wonder if they’ll take a second 20% off coupon?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#15 posted 06-12-2012 03:03 AM

I think they have a 1 coupon per visit rule so you should be good.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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capturedlive

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#16 posted 08-29-2012 03:32 PM

They’ve got another 20% coupon on any item on their site. I might have to take the long way home tonight. :)

-- "I'm your huckleberry"

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#17 posted 08-30-2012 01:25 AM

I have been able to use a coupon, take the item to the car, turn around, buy something else and use another 20% coupon. Sometimes I go to a different cashier, sometimes not.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#18 posted 08-30-2012 02:22 AM

Russell – I use ‘em all the time. I go in a purchase an item, take out to my truck, go in and get another using another coupon. One item at a time for what I need. Worked so far.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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#19 posted 08-30-2012 02:40 AM

If they didn’t accept printed coupons, then I doubt they would have a “print this coupon” button on them! I have had them not print clear enough so they would not scan in though.. so the cashier has to punch the coupon code in manually, but they still accept them without any question.

The only reason I could think of for them not accepting one is that perhaps it is from a bogus source and not one of their own official coupons found online.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#20 posted 08-30-2012 02:45 AM

If you don’t want to spend the time to print them off, just pick them up on the way in the door. Flyers, with coupons are right there. Some are even at the check-out lines. And, they will ask you IF you have any, if not, they will point out where they are.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#21 posted 08-30-2012 03:07 AM

just pick them up on the way in the door

Ouch.. our local store doesn’t have them near the door or anywhere else for that matter! About all they have is the current sales flyer which doesn’t contain any coupons at all, just ‘on sale’ items. I was there with a neighbor the other day and he forgot to bring in his 20% off coupon. He asked the cashier if they had any available and she told him he was SOL. Fortunately, I always keep one or two in my wallet ‘just in case’ :)

As a side note, I’ve been having trouble getting the flyers in the mail. Found out a few months ago that the wife has been throwing them in the trash as soon as they show up to keep me from being tempted!

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#22 posted 08-30-2012 03:51 AM

My local HF doesn’t have the coupons when you walk in either but I get a new coupon every week practically in with the so called junk mail. I just got another 20% coupon today, I just have to remember to put them in my car otherwise I find myself stopping in HF and then realizing no coupon. Oh and some other stores have given me problems with printed coupons, like HD the manager pointed to a sign that said no printed coupons. There not my closest HD though, I only reason I went to this one was to buy the Ridgid R4512 because they were the only one around that had it.

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#23 posted 08-30-2012 03:57 AM

Not to say this is a superbly ethical thing, but woodworking magazines often have a page in the back with HF coupons including a 20% and a free item. I did it only once but I was in a jam and got a coupon from a magazine at barnes and noble…i didn’t buy the magazine

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#24 posted 08-30-2012 07:47 AM

OSH often has 15 or 20% coupons that you can print, they have worked for me at HD.

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#25 posted 08-30-2012 10:31 AM

Ben that is superbly scandelous,absolutely wrong,and completely hillarious.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#26 posted 08-30-2012 11:44 AM

So—- for people who have gotten the HF “20% off any item” coupon honored at Big Orange or Big Blue—- this would only apply to something that they also carry, right?

Don’t they call over to HF to check that they carry the same item you’re trying to buy?

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#27 posted 08-30-2012 01:13 PM

hammerscope….......unfortunately, it depends on the store. some of the HDs around me will honor them and others try not to. when HD was clearancing the 4511, one of my local HDs refused to honor the coupon. i called HD CS in atlanta, explained the refusal and CS called the store and instructed the refusing manager to honor the coupon. harbor freight does not sell ridgid tools and the 20% coupon is not for any specific item, but for any one item in the store. still, i got my discount. i even have a store where, after they take off the 20%. they take off another 10% to “beat” the competitor’s coupon!

unfortunately, this does not appear to be a chain wide policy. but if you get a padantic store manager who thinks he can keep from providing the discount, just keep escalating the issue. someone is bound to say yes eventually. there are only a few things i like more than being a squeaky wheel.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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