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Get Extra Discounts on Your Gardening Needs Online from the Big Box Stores

By ShadyGreenThumb
November 9, 2014

Not only can online shopping sometimes be cheaper than shopping at the store, but sometimes your selection is better and there might be FREE delivery to your door!

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Name: Jo-Ann
Zone 9a, New Orleans, LA (Zone 9a)
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JoAnn
Nov 9, 2014 10:00 AM CST
Where did you find the 10% discount? I have done the pre-order at Lowes before, and need to get some things now, but I don't see the discount.
Jo-Ann - Gardening in New Orleans
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 9, 2014 12:59 PM CST
As always YMMV.-Your Mileage May Vary. Currently Lowe's AND Home Depot are offering 10% off for Veterans in their stores only. But they do this everyday and has taken it away from the rest of the private sector to honor the Vets, specifically. So there will be times such as this particular holiday that you might have to hunt to find a discount. Other holidays like ones coming up, there will be discounts and specials to watch out for, like on Black Friday. But the news reported this week that Black Friday-like sales and discounts are already being offered. So it's time to shop around for the deals.

If you don't see the 10% offered directly online as I often do in my area, check with some online coupon sites like Retailmenot.com. slickdeas.net, oneprojectcloser.com, and even Lowes.com and Homedepot.com. Lowe's always offers this coupon and can be used for up to $5,000 in a one- time purchase. And guess what? You don't even have to move!
http://www.lowes.com/cd_Offers+and+Services_425333486_
Home Depot has a Gardening Club that frequently offers discounts on gardening supplies. You can join here:
http://gardenclub.homedepot.com/

I might as well mention the obvious here that certain restrictions also apply like lumber is often not included in discounts. But again YMMV.

Still, I manage to save hundreds of dollars at these stores with my measly 10% off. Lowe's offered other selections on items not offered in stores which sometimes cost less than the ones on the shelves. For instance, the $123 sink I needed for the greenhouse. It was a doable price and I considered it. But it was $119 online. I almost bought it. Upon closer look at the online selection I chose the less fancy faucet one only offered online for $89, then took 10% off that and FREE delivery. OR FREE pick up at the store. So you still have to shop around and know what you are buying.

PLUS Lowe's sends in the mail Project cards good for $10 off $50 and $25 off $250 frequently. They have good planning as I often receive these cards right after my big projects are finished.
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Nov 9, 2014 2:42 PM CST
There's always confusion about HD and Lowe's veterans or military discounts. My DH is a disabled veteran, so it does help. Here's some info:
http://guardianofvalor.com/lowes-and-home-depot-military-and...
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Nov 9, 2014 8:20 PM CST
Ahah!! Your mileage may vary!
I, too, could not figure this out, because the "idea" never said anything about that, so the 10% discount is assumed as an anytime discount. Sneaky! Hilarious!

Now see how easy it is to do the Bait and Switch?
At least companies will say it in the fine print!
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 9, 2014 9:04 PM CST
Rick R. @leftwood. In no way I was trying to be sneaky. And I am sorry the Idea I posted appeared to you that way. I have been quite successful at getting discounts from both Lowe's and Home Depot online as well as other stores for that matter. My Idea was submitted with an addendum to help those who live in areas where discounts are not offered on a regular basis by using other online sites to help. Know this: no one, no where is going to hand you cash on a platter. You have to go find it. I was just trying to be helpful to let everyone know that it's out there for the taking. Sorry for your confusion. I tip my hat to you.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Plant Identifier
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Leftwood
Nov 9, 2014 9:15 PM CST
No worries. I know it was unintentional or I would have given you a thumbs down, instead of an LOL!
But it did "appear that way" to more people than just me!

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