Lowes took my 20% off everything Harbor Freight Coupon

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Forum topic by Jeremy Greiner posted 04-29-2012 03:44 AM 22799 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-29-2012 03:44 AM

I went to harbor freight, looking at their extension cords, was going to get a few long ones to run around the edge of my garage to improve the electrical situation. I figured I could use the 20% off entire purchase coupon HF emailed me and so I printed it out and went to HF. I wasn’t entirely happy so I figured I’d go down the block to lowes and see if they have a better selection. When I got into Lowes I asked at the service desk if they took competitor coupons (showed them the printed out harbor freight coupon). She didn’t hesitate and said yes we accept harbor freight coupons so off I went.

I didn’t end up getting any extension cords, instead I got 250’ of wire, conduit and all the fixins to extend my existing outlets. The coupon helped out a bunch and I was surprised I was able to use it since this isn’t stuff HF normally has, but hey I may go to lowes first next time (with my HF coupons) who knows so I guess it was a win for them.

As always your mileage may vary, I just wanted to share this in case you where on the fence tomorrow is the last day you can use the coupon.

PS. wasn’t sure what forum to put this in, if it’s the wrong forum please move it.


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#1 posted 04-29-2012 03:56 AM


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#2 posted 04-29-2012 03:56 AM

Thanks Jeremy, I never even thought of trying that as I am in both places at least once a week, (I know, I need a life) :)

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#3 posted 04-29-2012 03:59 AM

That is excellent…Definitely have to try it when I go to Lowes

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#4 posted 04-29-2012 04:20 AM

Good to know Jeremy, thanks for posting it.

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#5 posted 04-29-2012 10:30 AM

In my area neither Lowes nor Home Depot will honor the Harbor Freight 20% off coupon. Home Depot GOES honor the Lowes 10% off “movers” coupon,

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#6 posted 04-29-2012 12:53 PM

Mine won’t take them – manager emphatically said ‘NO’ when I went. And while it’s a plus for you, the 20% is just supposed to be off one item, not your whole shopping trip. But hey – 20% off copper wire is a deal!

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#7 posted 04-29-2012 04:58 PM

This particular coupon is 20% off entire purchase of 100$ or more.

I was surprised my lowes did take the coupon, for the most part I’ve read that they don’t. But that’s why I posted it because it’s always worth a try.


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#8 posted 04-30-2012 01:55 AM

I used a HF 20% off at HD for a Ridgid shop vac. Had to get the manager out and he didn’t seem happy, but he OK’d the deal.

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#9 posted 04-30-2012 04:39 AM

I had the same thing happen when I bought my ridgid drill press.
The manager wasn’t happy, but I’m sure he didn’t want to lose the sale so he took the coupon.

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#10 posted 04-30-2012 04:45 AM

That type of attitude boggles my mind. As a store manager if he has the authority to approve or disapprove such coupons he should be happy with his decision whichever decision it is. If he does not have the authority to approve or disapprove such coupons, then it shouldn’t matter he should be happy to help the customer understand whatever policy is in place.

I don’t know I was always taught to treat the customer as best you can as politely as you can. If lowes would have told me “no” I would have said “ok thank you”. And either gotten what I wanted anyways or gotten it somewhere else that accepted the coupon.

But regardless you get no where if your customer can tell you are not happy with a transaction, I guess to me it seems rude. Am I alone in that?


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#11 posted 04-30-2012 05:13 AM

Agreed Jeremy.

I went into the local Lowes with a 20% coupon and they just told me that they don’t accept any coupons from any other company any more, too many people had come in with fake ones from the internet so their policy was no more, no exceptions. I thanked him for his time, determined that they had nothing I wanted that I couldn’t wait till a sale day for and left. Maybe I’ll try one of the others.
Also remember that Lowes and HD claim that they will beat a competitor’s price by 10% and the amount difference doesn’t matter. I got 10% off my dewalt planer because HD was a few cents cheaper. Didn’t even need a manager for that one. Sales person took one look at the ad, laughed and marked it down.

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