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The Home Depot Coupon Sources

by Freebies4Mom on March 8, 2009 4:00 pm

Did you know that The Home Depot accepts competitor’s coupons? So, where should you look for coupons for other stores that they would honor? Update: I’ve learned that The Home Depot will not accept printable competitor’s coupons. I’ve updated this post to reflect non-printable coupon sources.

Look in the Sunday Paper
If you need a $10 off $50 coupon how about looking in today’s Sunday paper? Did you see the Lowe’s “Welcome Back Spring” ad? Inside are two coupons, $10 off $50 and $25 off $250. They both can be used in-store or online and they expire April 5. Feel free to take those coupons to The Home Depot because they should honor this competitor’s coupon.

Look in The Entertainment Book
Do you have a $5 off $25 coupon for Ace Hardware? I just took mine to The Home Depot to save money on my paint purchase. I got the coupon from my Entertainment Book – so check your local edition for it. It expires December 31, 2009. Still haven’t gotten the Entertainment Book. They are 50% off right now and you can buy it through Ebates and get $6 cash back (plus those new to sign-up for Ebates get $5 bonus after making their first purchase).

Look in your Mailbox
You might be getting coupons in the mail from your local hardware stores, so save those coupons! Join The Home Depot Garden Club – they mail out coupons on a regular basis. If you are moving, sign-up at Lowe’s Moving site for a 10% coupon. Sometimes Lowe’s sends out coupons with their Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazines. They have three different editions: Home and Garden (bi-monthly), Outdoor Living (quarterly), Woodworking (quarterly).

Go to the Post Office
Pat told me that she picked-up a Moving/Change of Address Booklet from the Post Office and inside there was a coupon to Save 10% at Lowe’s that expires June 30, 2009. She said that her Post Office keeps them behind the counter, but all you need to do is ask for one!

Don’t use a coupon – Price Match!
I found The Home Depot price matching policy and I want to encourage you to use it. If you find a competitor with a better price – they will beat it by 10%! You need to bring in the competitor’s ad and obviously it needs to be for the same product they sell (excludes online prices). Thanks to the reader who left a comment about this! I remember seeing the price matching, but had to do some searching to find it in writing on their website.

You Win When Stores Compete
Don’t assume that you have to use your store coupons at the store specified on the coupon. Always ask at the stores you shop at if they accept competitor’s coupons. If the cashier doesn’t know, then ask a manager or at the Customer Service desk. The fact is that retail stores are competing fiercer than ever for your business and so some store policies may be changing to earn your business. But you won’t know until you ask because they don’t always advertise that they accept competitor’s coupons.

What other stores accept competitor’s coupons? Please leave a comment to tell us what stores you are using competitor’s store coupons at. Policies may vary by region – but it’s always worth asking if they will honor your competitor’s coupon!

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Rhea May 11, 2010 at 11:34 pm

Both our two Home Depot's and Lowe's take printable competitor's internet coupons, so it's worth trying!


mojomojo April 30, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Bed Bath and Beyond and Buy Buy Babyare owned by the Same Mother company and both take Competitors Coupons like Sears K-mart Toys"r"us J C Penney Carsons. They even take manufacturer Coupons for things in the health and beauty and Food sections. plus you can use 5 of the 20% coupons per purchase of 5 or more items or the same with the $5 off a $15 purchase This store is a coupon collectors Dream.they rock on the best prices to start with.


Melissa April 30, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Bed Bath and Beyond takes all competitors coupons and they will take as many coupons as you have purcahses. The other great thing about BBB is that they will take expired coupons and Mfrs coupons.


Rhea June 4, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Our two Home Depots (Rockland Co, NY) both accepted internet printed coupons from TrueValue Hardware, $5 off $25…good thru July 31.


Penny May 13, 2009 at 7:38 am

My True Value coupon was one I received in the mail from True Value. When I am in a different area of town, may go to a Home Depot and try to use it and see what happens. The coupons this Home Depot honors are for stores that are a lot farther away than True Value and Ace. 20 miles for Lowes and Menards versus 1 and 2 miles for the other 2. Probably just our Home Depot, never have liked them. Have always shopped Home Depot but this one has a tendency to turn everyone off of HD.


Heather May 11, 2009 at 8:50 am

Penny – Thanks for sharing your experience about using a competitor’s coupon at The Home Depot. Was the True Value coupon you had one you got in the mail or a printable? Maybe the competitor’s coupons they accept may also depend on how close their competitor’s stores are to the store you visit. It’s always worth asking to find out!-HeatherFreebies 4 Mom


Penny May 11, 2009 at 8:28 am

I live in Wisconsin and went to Home Depot last week to purchase paint, rang up half my purchase and tried to use my True Value coupon, they told they could not accept it, only Lowe’s and Menard’s coupons. Was going to ring up the other half and use my Home Depot coupon but Rang up entire purchase and used my Home Depot coupon. So, guess it depends on where you live if they will accept ALL competitor’s coupons.


Lynne March 16, 2009 at 12:39 pm

True Value hardware near me (in NC) has a $5 off a $25 lawn and garden purchase valid until 3/31. I get coupons occasionally in my email because I signed up to get their rewards card. Home Depot would most likely honor that coupon as well – thanks for the tip, I will try it!


Eniarrol March 13, 2009 at 7:25 am

Thanks for all the great tips everyone. Save anyway you can 🙂


Bethany March 11, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Publix will take competitor coupons. you can also “stack” them with their own store coupon AND a manufacturer coupon!! I have saved $120 dollars and spent $18 on what I bought that day using coupons there.


Earthtokarmen March 9, 2009 at 5:07 pm

I worked at Bed Bath and Beyond for five years and they have the BEST coupon policy! The take competitor coupons and they will price match. They will also take their expired coupons so don’t EVER throw them away and if you forget your coupons, you can bring your receipt back with the coupons and they will refund you what you would have saved. They rock!


Saph March 9, 2009 at 9:18 am

Publix supermarkets accepts competitor coupons if you live in an area with Publix. 🙂


Diamond March 9, 2009 at 8:10 am

Hey you can also check out these homebies stores coupons also, where you can save up to 70%,:


Heather March 8, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Response to Comment #4 – Yes, the sales flyers vary by region. It was in my Houston Chronicle this morning. Sorry you didn’t get it in your paper too!-HeatherFreebies 4 Mom


Anonymous March 8, 2009 at 10:05 pm

I didn’t see the Lowe’s coupon in today’s paper (Washington Post). Could it be a regional thing?


Anonymous March 8, 2009 at 5:23 pm

Albertson’s take competitor coupons. It’s a great deal when you click competitor double coupons with their sales items.


Anonymous March 8, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Join the garden club online at They should be sending out coupons!


Anonymous March 8, 2009 at 5:07 pm

I used to be a cashier at a Home Depot in Ut and you don’t even need the coupon from a competitor, they will beat the comp. price by a certain percentage (can’t remember if it’s 10-20%) and if you find a better deal online, they will match it (since you are saving on shipping charges they wont beat it)


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