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How to Save Money at Lowe's

Frequent Lowe's shoppers might have more luck getting discounts if they peruse the featured sales or sign up for a credit card.
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Lowe's sells a wide variety of tools and supplies for home improvement projects, plus appliances, outdoor products, seasonal items, and more.

Here are the types of discounts you can expect to find at Lowe's, and tips on how you can save on your next purchase.

Types of Coupons at Lowe's

Unfortunately, there aren't many Lowe's coupon codes available to the general public. We have sporadically seen discount codes for 10% off or $10 off $50, and a few other codes for very specific items, such as weed control products, but doing a simple internet search for codes is not likely to yield any useable results.

Lowe's does distribute one-time use coupons to specific target customers, like movers. Because these coupons aren't readily available to everyone, getting a discount at Lowe's is mostly about catching good sale prices and special offers that don't require a code.

Discounts to Expect

Lowe's highlights certain sales or discounts on their homepage or promotions page. A selection of featured offers is available at any given time, but most apply to specific items or certain brands.

Frequently Discounted Categories

As you might expect, we see the most special offers for home improvement parts and supplies, which includes flooring, paint, lighting, faucets, sinks, windows, cabinets, and more. We see discounts on these items regularly throughout the year, but in higher numbers from May through August. The discount amounts vary widely, but it's most typical to see 10% to 20% off applying to these products. We sometimes see discounts on installation and mail-in rebates.

Outdoor products are the next most common item type we see discounted at Lowe's. This includes lawn and garden supplies and equipment, grills, patio furniture, and outdoor décor. We primarily see these items discounted in the months of March through September. Look for patio clearance sales starting in July.

You can get higher discounts of 20% to 50% on smaller items, like mulch, seed, and fertilizer. For larger ticket items, such as grills, patio furniture, and mowers, expect free delivery on $399 or more orders, or look for discounts in the range of 10% to 20% off. Many however will offer dollar-off discounts on particular models.

Appliances are also commonly discounted, usually major appliances. These sales occur one to four times every month and some last one to four weeks, so it's usually readily available. It's most typical to find 10% off major appliances of $399 or more, but we also see discounts that apply to particular models or brands, free gift cards with purchase, or mail-in rebates.

Rounding out the list of frequently discounted items are offers that apply to tools and various home items, like décor, storage, and cleaning products. These sales occur once every month throughout the year. Look for 10% to 25% off tools, usually in November, and 15% to 30% off home items in November and December.

More Ways to Save at Lowe's

Since Lowe's does not issue many coupon codes, it may be worth considering additional options for getting a discount on your order.

Using a Lowe's credit card as payment for your purchase will provide a 5% off discount on qualifying items. If you have recently moved and changed your address with the post office, watch for Lowe's coupons in the mail or try signing up for a 10% off coupon online. You can also find Lowe's coupons for sale on eBay, which might be an option worth thinking about if you have a larger purchase planned.

Shipping Costs

Lowe's offers free shipping on $49 or more or free in-store pickup. They also offer free delivery on major appliances.

How to Redeem a Code at Lowe's

Add a product to the cart and click to checkout. In the shopping cart, there's a Promotion Code box in the Cart Summary section.

Where to Find Lowe's Coupon Codes

If you're ready to shop at Lowe's, be sure to check our Lowe's coupons page for all of the discounts available now and check back often for newly released offers.

Do you have a tip for saving money at Lowe's? Please share in the comments below.


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Sarah Jones joined DealNews in 2005 and currently manages the team that publishes coupons and breaks down the info in Black Friday ads, one item at a time. She enjoys family, music, writing, and fashion.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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5 comments
Lindsay Sakraida (DealNews)
@TheFlyer My gut says they wouldn't charge for the shipping if you returned that item, but I can't guarantee that. Maybe that's something we should test out!
Lindsay Sakraida (DealNews)
@TheFlyer Interesting question... in that scenario, would the other item be something you can't find in store then?
TheFlyer
What happens if I buy an item that is below $45 at lowes.com to be shipped to me and add another item to bring it over $45 for the free shipping but return that item in the store, would they charge me the shipping cost?
The Oracle (DealNews)
The military discount applies to spouses as well. I use my dependent card when I go.

I've also lucked out a few times to run across things that were marked down on clearance for one reason or another. Roll of metal fencing, broken bags of Quikrete (I was also buying a tote so I carried it home in that haha), and bird seed.
teddy23
Active duty Military and retirees get 10% off by showing their ID. Home Depot offers the same 10% discount.