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Forum topic by PropMan posted 03-11-2015 04:32 PM 1259 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-11-2015 04:32 PM

I want to purchase the Delta 36-725 Table saw (and a bunch of accessories). I’m looking for ways to save money on the purchase.

Does lowe’s ever put these on sale?

-I know I can apply for a credit card for the 5% off (not really an option for me)
-I can buy Gift Cards from ebay and other sites for a 8-10% off
-I can get a 10% off coupon (movers coupon, online coupons, etc)
-There’s RUMORS of them price matching Harbor Freight for a 20% off coupon (IF I’m lucky enough to find a location/manager to do it)

I know you can’t stack discounts/coupons (right???)- what’s the best way for me to make this purchase for the cheapest price possible? As far as I can tell, getting them to match the HF 20% off (I know it’s a long shot) with a gift card savings of 8-10% would get me around the $450 ball park.

I’d love to hear any other insights!


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#1 posted 03-11-2015 04:39 PM

Make sure you are ready to buy when you ask about the HF coupon. I went to one store of 4-5 in Baton Rouge and they said yes, they will accept it. Then, it turned to a no whenever I came back and tried to buy the drill press I wanted a couple days later. Make sure you print it out to show them.

HF has 25% off coupons too on rare occasions.

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#2 posted 03-11-2015 04:45 PM

Matching competitors’ coupons can be hit-and-miss depending on the store and the cashier. Generally you can’t stack discounts, but as you mentioned, you can buy discounted gift cards and use those as payment when using a coupon. You can also apply a coupon to the sale price of an item.

Sometimes you can get $10 off $50 coupons, which would be better than a 10% coupon on any accessory purchases between $50 and $100.

Personally I would just get the discounted gift cards, get a 10% off coupon, and be happy with that. Too much deal-hunting can cut into your shop time, especially if you need the tool before you can work on a project.

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#3 posted 03-11-2015 04:51 PM

the 5% from the credit card DOES stack with other discounts.

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#4 posted 03-11-2015 05:04 PM

The 5% from the credit card DOES NOT stack with the other discounts in my experience. However, you can use it with a gift card and they will apply the 5% off to the entire balance. So if you buy something for $450, apply a $445 gift card first, then pay the balance with the Lowes card and you will get the $22.50 or whatever 5% is off. This is a good trick to use for in-store-only stuff.

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#5 posted 03-11-2015 05:17 PM

I agree. Not going to scrounge and nitpick for a few bucks… unless it’s easy! I see in the past there’s been $50 gift cards offered for $40. That’s a decent 20% savings! I know those are hard to come by. Any ideas as to how often they do this?

Does Lowe’s ever put these machines on sale?

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#6 posted 03-11-2015 05:24 PM

In talking to my local store they do go on sale occasionally. I know the post office supposedly has discount books with address change type thing. I know my local store does not do a discount. I to would love to find some type discount on that and a Dewalt planer.

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#7 posted 03-11-2015 05:38 PM

I believe lowes has a 10% military discount if you prove you are or were in the military. If not maybe you have a relative or friend that has been in the service.

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#8 posted 03-11-2015 05:42 PM

Maybe ask about them selling the display saw?

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#9 posted 03-11-2015 10:05 PM

I have gotten well over $1k in gift cards around 8-9% off via and after buying from them on eBay I now get my 10% off coupons for $1-2 each from Not associated with either and if this post gets removed, so it goes. Just figured I’d share my experience.

Note that I have only used the coupons online and one hazard is that the website will take things like 16 tiles and split them up into multiple line items such as 15 on one line and 1 on another (to get the discount worked out accurately to the penny, I guess?). The pickers then get distracted and open a box, take one tile out, and only give you 15… so, keep an eye on your quantities when using coupons. :]

Oh yeah, Home Depot will take the Lowe’s coupons for online orders as well but only for ship-to-home I believe. Just supposed to talk to customer service after placing your order.

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#10 posted 03-11-2015 10:36 PM

I believe lowes has a 10% military discount if you prove you are or were in the military. If not maybe you have a relative or friend that has been in the service.

- a1Jim

If you have a VA Card – with or with out Disability They will give you the 10% off , if you just have your DD214 discharge paper they may not do it , it’s up to the store Manager.
And you can get a VA Card with with just your DD214 even if you don’t have a Disability or Retirement , you just have to Pay Copay for any Medical care just like a normal Insurance Plan , the wait time is longer for an appointment though.

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#11 posted 03-11-2015 11:10 PM

All I know about is that in my local Lowes and Home depot a neighbor received 10% off by proving he had been in the military,I was with him on both occasions. I don’t remember what proof he had ,but he is disabled,I don’t remember a manager being involved either. I don’t know about any other stores other than Roseburg Oregon stores.

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