Posted by Chuck on September 5, 2019
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Published on September 5th, 2019 | by Chuck

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[Expired] 11% Home Depot Rebate in Many States

Update 9/5/19: Deal is actually available until 9/7/19. Hat tip to reader KS

Update 9/1/19: Deal is back and valid until 9/2/19. Hat tip to DDG

Update: Deal is back and valid from 8/4/19 – 8/10/19 (ht DDG)

Update: the 7/7/19 -7/13/19 promotion has been extended. Now it’s showing 7/7/19 – 7/20/19 (ht DDG)

Update 7/9/19: Deal is back and valid from 7/7/19 – 7/13/19 (ht DDG)

Update 6/19/19: Deal is back and valid from 6/16/19 – 6/22/19 (ht DDG)

Update 1/22/19: Deal is back and valid from 01/20/19 – 01/26/19

Update 1/8/19: Deal is back and valid from 1/6 – 1/12/19.

Update 11/13/18: Deal is back and valid until November 17th, 2018.

The Offer

Rebate Link (pdf)

  • Get 11% back at Home Depot on your in-store purchase.

Offer is valid in select locations which are found in the following states: Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin. Full list of locations can be found on the PDF link above.

Submit your rebate online here. 

The Fine Print

  • Requires valid receipt
  • Rebate form must be postmarked/submitted within 30 days of purchase
  • Only in-store purchases are eligible for rebate
  • Credit comes in the form of a Home Depot gift card
  • Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of the gift card
  • Not valid for special order merchandise
  • Select SKUs are excluded including Weber, John Deere, gift cards and some others

Our Verdict

We’ve posted regularly when the Lowe’s 11% deal comes out, I don’t think we’ve ever posted the equivalent deal with Home Depot. Let us know if you find these posts useful.

Hat tip to DDG



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Wesley in Boulder
Wesley in Boulder

Don’t see any language about returns on the form… So might be able to buy a lot of equipment and return after getting the rebate.

Randy
Randy

And sometimes you can sneak tools out under your coat, look nonchalant and just walk out.

Jeff H
Jeff H

Not Funny McGee. IF security is on the job, the tools become evidence as you get a ride with used bracelets.

Billy Bob
Billy Bob

Avoid the sharp ones, but if you try those, don’t point them down as you walk…

Sonia
Sonia

🤑🤑🤑

Parkerthon
Parkerthon

Incidentally I’ve returned things myself. Talking major amounts and it was 100% honest. You might get away with it, but I became aware of some safeguards. This was at Lowe’s which in my opinion has the most lax consumer friendly policies of the three. I’m not going to divulge what they are because I don’t want people circumventing them as these deals are fantastic with stacking. I don’t want scammers ruining them. Point is, you want to go down the road to the dark side, be prepared for some issues.

Ann
Ann

You could find yourself ‘Banned from Home Depot Returns’ if you do that too much (regardless of the rebate) – https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=184276

Charles Mann
Charles Mann

The Menard’s system, which this is apparently modeled after, will subtract the rebate from the return amount, or conversely subtract the returned item from rebate eligibility.

Jeff H
Jeff H

My read for about a year now is Home Depot returns are often paid in Home Depot GCs only.

James
James

True if you don’t have receipt or credit card used to purchase ( system allows them to swipe credit card and brings up your recent purchases) or if you bought a case of tiles and got case discounted price but are returning less than a case(they treat it as not having receipt )

Otherwise full return to credit card. Have had to do multiple renovation projects over past few years .

joE
joE

It looks like both Home Depot and Lowe’s targets on certain stores that are under performing and this is one way of increasing foot traffic aka increase sales.

Shame it’s not nation wide, at least not yet.

David
David

I believe Home Depot does it the same time Menards offers its 11% rebate. Anytime menards has the rebate, home depot follows suit. That’s why it is only offered in states that Menards operates in

Celia
Celia

As David stated, bothe HD and Lowes do it to match Menards. While Home Depot is valid in almost all Menard’s areas, Lowes is a bit more picky.

Jesse
Jesse

Still not worth it. Everyone shops at Menards anyway. How are Lowes and HD still in business?

NinjaX
NinjaX

u should try getting out more. things are different outside ur town.

Geoff
Geoff

Lowe’s 11% + coupons + discounted gift cards + portal, Menard’s can’t come close to those prices when stacking like that.

James
James

Portal with coupons or gift cards don’t work

Jeff
Jeff

It works for me..I’ve been doiing that stack (Lowe’s 11% + coupons + discounted gift cards + portal) a LOT over the last 8 months. However, they recently made a limit of using only 5 gift cards when doing an online transaction…

Steven
Steven

Menards doesn’t have the same selection. Half of their stuff is bad off-brand things so I shop at Home Depot and Lowes mainly. I go to Menards for the name brand things that they stock.

thisissteve
thisissteve

Because Menards is only in 14 states?

Alex
Alex

Menards is definitely better than both home Depot and Lowe’s but going to Menards and having to hear their stupid jingle every 5 minutes makes the other stores worth going to

Electroman
Electroman

The store selection isn’t based on performance; it’s based on competitors being present in these markets.

Will
Will

All Midwest states…..sigh

Corridor
Corridor

I like these posts. Thank you.

JohnnyBoyJr
JohnnyBoyJr

I don’t remember the last time I set foot in a Home Depot or Lowes.
Menards all the way! And those other 2 places don’t even offer the continuous selection of rebate items that Menards does. Last week they had free butane torches among many other things, ha. Free paint brushes, 99 cent pack of 3M sanding sponges, 99 cents for a 6-pack of paint rollers… deals just too good to pass up.
Speaking of that: how come there are never any Menards postings? Some of us would be able to like to discuss some of their deals and strategies.

Steven
Steven

The main problem with menards is they have a lot of low quality off brand stuff. I shop there for some things but not others.

MM
MM

Try buying any quality tools at Menards. Their safety practices are sketchy and very inconvenient to buy lumber the way they are set up. They treat their associates very poorly

Stinger
Stinger

They do sell some Bosch, but overall it is limited. I agree fully with their safety being poor. Moving stuff with fork trucks around customers all the time. I think locations depends on how employees are treated. Tge one on my city seems to treat them well. It almost always the same people. Low turnover.

Burton

Agree, very location dependent. I worked at HD in college and my brother worked at Menards and we had very similar experiences.

Menards is our family’s general go-to and for the occasional FAR item but I go to HD when I’m buying power tools, gifts, or wood for projects. HD will also cut wood, even plywood, for free which makes it easier to load in the car and its generally easier to find better quality wood there.

Burton

Curious what strategies you have in mind for Menards. I know this is an old post but I’ll throw a few out there.

You can submit rebate forms in a single envelope and just write Menards rebates or pick one title to put on the envelope rather than mailing each separately. I wish they had electronic filing but I’m not aware of one. You can go to their rebate page, select your rebates, fill them in on your computer, and print for mailing which may help with legibility or if you are tired of filling out forms by hand but they still need to be mailed. HD’s 11% match you can do electronically in seconds by essentially just typing in the receipt number.

I used to track my Menards rebates but decided it wasn’t worth it to me as there were very few failures and what was i going to do if they didn’t receive one anyway? If I miss a mailing date I usually throw them in the next envelope anyway and it seems like they still usually pay out.

You can use rebate certificates to buy rebate items, even 11% off and FAR items. I believe using them reduces the tax base so technically you are better off buying taxable items with the rebates and then paying with a credit card for the grocery items.

I haven’t seen many gift card deals, but at least once they have allowed you to buy their gift cards as part of the 11% rebate deal and they usually offer some sort of tax refund bonus if you convert your refund check into a gift certificate.

Bag sales are rare but offer 15-20% off and instant savings instead of rebates. During those weeks they have the bags at the service desk if you don’t get them from the newspaper.

TravelingTricks.com

Just to be clear – this is a straight up ‘11% off your order’ essentially- IF you buy physical goods from one of the Home Depots on this list correct?

Steven
Steven

It’s a rebate, not a discount at the register. You get a gift card in the mail for 11% of your purchase.

CR
CR

Does the rebate work if I order on-line and have the item shipped to store for pick-up?

Chris

Highly doubtful , but you can probably order items that are out of stock when in the store, and have them delivered to your house. The order has to be made inside of the physical store holding the rebate though.

Steven
Steven

It does not because you get a web order number.

Billy
Billy

This offer has been extended another week (since Menards is having another 11% rebate week this week).

James
James

The best part it stacks

Parkerthon
Parkerthon

In other news it appears Lowe’s has stopped matching. Last promo was May. Wonder if they’re no longer pursuing this. Has to be hurting their business in markets where all three are competing.

swg
swg

Good, keep this coming thanks!

Dave
Dave

Only fourteen states; HD suckage is right on par with Lowes

Ann
Ann

I’m not in one of the relevant states either, but I don’t think that means the companies suck. They didn’t have to offer this in any state.

I think the reason for the limited states is it’s states where a not-nationwide competitor they’re concerned about has locations. IIRC the competitor Lowe’s has been basing their rebates on is Menard’s. The Home Depot list of states is almost identical to the Lowe’s list, just one or two differences, so it’s probably the same competitor. (Edit: Yep, earlier comments confirmed it’s because of Menard’s.)

Biffer
Biffer

Helpful post Doc. Thx!

Thanks for posting this
Thanks for posting this

very helpful post. Thanks, Doc

Rahul
Rahul

where is Lowe’s 11% rebate? Do they have matching offer?

Parkerthon
Parkerthon

Lowe’s appears to no longer be doing 11% rebates. It’s been almost 4 months since last after prdviously doing it monthly.

Rhea
Rhea

Would neighboring Lowes honor this 11% if their HD right next to it is giving it?

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