Top 8 Ways to Save at Home Depot

This is your expert savings tips guide to shopping at Home Depot.

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1.        Where to find Home Depot Coupons

You can find ads and coupons of all sizes in your local newspaper for Home Depot. Or view the local ad on by clicking the “Local Ad” link in the upper right hand corner. While viewing the local ad online, you can click on each item to get more details and purchased if you are interested. You can also find the latest Home Depot deal on

To be in the know of Home Depot sales events and coupons, subscribe to their email alerts. You can input your email address on located on the lower left of the footer of every page.

Following Home Depot on Facebook and Twitter is another great resource to find deals, coupons and promo codes. You don’t need a Facebook or Twitter account to view their account pages.

If you are unable find any coupons for your next trip to Home Depot, we recommend purchasing your coupons on Purchasing these coupons for a few dollars could save you a bundle on big purchases. Team these coupons with discounted gift cards for even more savings.  

2.  Discounted Home Depot Gift Cards

Either as a gift or just for yourself, you should never pay full price for gift cards. You can save up to 25% when you purchase discounted Home Depot gift cards. The best places to find Home Depot discounted gift cards would be to search or use a discounted gift card finder.

3. Ask for a Discount

If an item you want has a minor defect or is the floor model, you can ask an associate or manager to mark down the price. Usually you can get at least 10% off.  Stack this purchase with a store coupon or pay with a discounted gift card for even more savings.   

4.  Veterans Discount Program

To honor our military, Home Depot offers a 10% discount every day to military and their immediate families (up to a $500 maximum). Eligible military personnel include active duty, reservists, retired or disable veterans. You must present a valid military ID to receive the discount. An additional 10% discount is offered to all military, active or retired, on Memorial day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Veterans day at all U.S. Home Depot stores.

 5.  Shop Online for Bargains & Free Shipping

For the best bargains, shop online at where you can sift through their Saving Center for items in clearance, overstock, new lower prices, and special buys. You can find items 20-70% off retail value.

Home Depot also offers free shipping on over 100,000 items, plus free shipping and haul-away on most major appliance orders. You can also view any current rebates associate with a product directly on each product overview page. In the cases where you’d like to see your item before purchasing, you can check your local stores inventory on the item you would like to buy by clicking the “Check Store Availability” button.

 6.   Earn Cash Back on Your Online Order

Earn cash back on all your orders - It’s simple and free! Plus, you can stack this on top of promotional codes for more money in your pocket! Sign up as a cash back member and you’ll receive cash back on all your Home Depot online purchases.

7. Tools and Truck Rentals

Instead of buying tools for big bucks that you’ll only occasionally use, save money by renting them! Home Depot offers a great tool and truck rental service for reasonable hourly rates. They offer tools for any project, big or small, ranging from floor installation, lawn & garden, plumping, paining, cutting, drills, hammers, or general construction.

 8.  Home Depot Store Card

To help pay for large purchases, we recommend applying for a Home Depot store Credit Card. For purchases $299 or more, you’ll receive no interest fees if paid in full within 6 months of your purchase date. Home Depot will occasionally offer extended no interest periods for up to 12 months – Look for these offers on or in the store.  

A Few Other Things You Should Know

After all this shopping and saving, if in the unfortunate event you are unhappy with your recent Home Depot purchase there are a few things you should know:

  1. Call Customer Service: The first place to start addressing your concerns is directly with Home Depot Customer Service. You can either head into a store to speak with an associate at the customer service desk or contact customer service via phone or send them an email through their online form.
  2. Home Depot Return Policy: Bring back any item in-store along with your receipt within 90 days for a full refund (Some exceptions may apply on certain products). You can also return an item without a receipt in-store, but your name, date of birth and driver’s license is required and you’ll receive a store credit.

For online orders from, they can be returned to your nearest store with the original packaging and packing slip within 90 days or complete the return form on your packing slip to ship back your order in the original packaging for a full refund. Please review the return policy for exclusions.

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