home depot

Posted: March 30, 2017

This is part of the “ABC’s of Couponing” series

How to Know

Best Time to Buy

Did you know that the best time to stock up on many items is after they are necessary?   It seems odd, but it’s not hoarding to buy items when you don’t need them, if you plan on saving them and using them when you do need them.

Right after major and minor holidays, you can find items on markdowns or clearance that are holiday themed.  You can score amazing deals and get stocked up for next year!  Here’s my list of when to buy items on markdowns:


The mark down schedule for Christmas decorations, lights and candy by store for the day after Christmas:

  • Walmart: 50% off, $1-7 select clothing
  • Target: 50% off
  • Kmart: 50% off
  • Lowes: 60% off – including select electrical cords!   These come in handy all year long.
  • Home Depot: 50% off
  • Big Lots: 50% off
  • Rite Aid: 50% off
  • Walgreen’s: 50% off candy only – all other merchandise shipped back to their headquarters.
  • CVS: 50% off – will go down further in 2 days

As time wears on, the price drops continue:

  • 3 days after Christmas, Target and most other stores drop clearance to 75% off.
  • One week after Christmas, it is 90% off, although most of the good items will be long gone at that point.

Other Holidays

The same discounts schedule applies to most Holiday merchandise after each Holiday during the year.

Here are some of the particular items I get on clearance after holidays and when seasons are ending; a lot of them are good all year round it’s just best to buy them at these times:

  • After New Years: diet aids, computers
  • After Valentine’s Day: candy, chocolates, lubricant, perfume
  • March: winter sports equipment, winter clothing (buy for next year)
  • April: wallpaper (I don’t know why.  But my mom own’s Ard’s Glass & Paint and sells wallpaper, she says April is the time to buy it!), Jewish foods, Easter eggs
  • After Memorial Day: BBQ utensils, Raid/Off bug repellents and sunscreens
  • June: umbrellas, pianos, dairy products, summer clothes
  • After July 4th: American flags, fireworks, air conditioners, hamburger meat
  • August/September: bathing suits, camping gear, breakfast foods, school supplies
  • After Halloween: candy, Halloween decorations, costumes, crazy makeup, hairdye
  • After Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving decorations, lot’s of great deals on tableclothes
  • October: rakes, school supplies, outdoor furniture, bikes
  • After Christmas: Christmas decorations, wrapping paper, lights, toys, organizers (big plastic ones go on great deals), storage shelves

Present Closet:

You may hear me saying “I’m throwing this in the present closet!” on many posts.  I buy items, especially toys that I don’t need at that moment, but they are a cuckoo deal.  I put them in my present closet, and then when my daughter gets invited to Birthday parties or Christmas rolls around, I already have a stockpile of great gifts that I got at insanely low prices.   This particularly applies to after Christmas markdowns as I have scored amazing toy deals on them.

Posted: August 14, 2011

When I go into Home Depot I love seeing the deals! My favorite deal this week is the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.  It’s great at removing crayon and ink off walls!  The trial size is on sale, but it is the SAME size as the regular Mr. Clean pads except it only has one pad.  It’s a super deal and a lifesaver!

Here are some deals that won’t break your pocket book:

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Trial Size, 1 ct, $1.00 (even though this is trial size it is a regular size pad)
Use $0.75/1 Mr Clean Magic Eraser, exp 10/31/11 (Organize in Style) (sign up for it free)
OR use $0.50/1 Mr. clean Magic Eraser, exp. 10/31/12 (Product Insert) Found on Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Insert
Final Price:  as low as $0.25!

Bounty Basic Single Roll, $0.98
Use $0.25/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins, exp 8/31/11 (P&G 07/31/11)
Final Price:  $0.73 each

Bowl Fresh, 2 ct, $0.98
Final Price:  $0.49 each

Soft Soap, 7.5 oz, $1.00

Palmolive, 10 oz, $0.98
Use $0.25/1 Palmolive Ultra Dish Liquid, exp. 8/13/11 (SS 07/24/11)
Final Price:  $0.73

View more Home Depot Deals

Posted: August 7, 2011


Buy 2 Ajax Cleanser, Scratch free with Bleach, 19oz, $0.97
Use  $1/2 Dynamo, Ajax, Fab or Niagara Product, exp. 08/22/11 (SS 05/22/11)
Pay $0.94
Final Price:  $0.49 Each!

I am in Home Depot all the time lately for odds and ends it seems like!

Posted: July 22, 2011

Learn all about how to use Ebates in my in-depth e Bates training guide if you’re new around here!

Right now is a fantastic time to sign up for eBates because usually you only get a $5 gift card for signing up, but for a limited time you can score a FREE $10 gift card to Home Depot,  Target, Barnes & Noble, or Magazines.com!   This special offer ends Tuesday, 07/26.

You will only receive the gift card if you make purchases totaling $25+ within the first 90 days – purchases from almost ANY site online can qualify!

Posted: July 17, 2011

Alright I buy all my blinds at Walmart; I get the white 2″ faux wood ones.   This is the only deal that I’ve ever seen that beats Walmart’s prices!  I just price checked, 31×64 ones at Walmart are $24 but at the Home Depot sale they are $18.59 and the top valiance looks much nicer!  Notice the top of the valiance and how it has side pieces, the ones at Walmart don’t.

Head over to Home Depot – or go through ShopAtHome to get 3% cash back.  You just sign up and search for Home Depot and click on their link to go to Home Depot, then you’ll get 3% cash back in your shop at home account which they will mail you a check for.

Anyways, to find the deal on Home Depot’s site, in the search box just type in “Designview Premiumto see the 2″ premium faux wood blinds 50% off + free shipping.

Type in “Bali Today to see the $27 blinds marked down to $6.97 + free shipping!

Use code: JULYHD10 to save $10 off a $100 purchase.

Posted: June 9, 2011

Bounty basic paper towels are on sale at many Home Depot’s – call yours first to see if they are doing this as it is regional (not all stores are participating):

Buy 8 Bounty Basics $0.56
use (4)$1/2 Bounty from the 6/5 PG Insert (regional coupon)
Final Price=$0.06 each after coupon

Buy 8 Bounty Regular $0.70
use (4)$1/2 Bounty from the 6/5 PG Insert (regional coupon)
Final Price=$0.20 each after coupon

If you look at my Price Points List, you can see that this is a stock up price!!!

Thanks, Living Rich with Coupons

Posted: May 12, 2011

1. Regal cinemas is offering some movies at $1 on tuesdays/wednesdays at 10 am!

2. Barnes and noble has a reading program where u get a free book if you submit this journal if ur kid has read 8 books..

3. Cinemark theatres has 75 cents admission on mondays if ur a group of 3 or more…

4. Factory tours are available for kids, find one in ur area here

5. Borders earn a free book kids program.

6. Free Online activities for kids

7. kids.gov has some creative ideas on what kids can do.

8. Free crafts for kids every saturday at lakeshore learning 11 – 3 pm

9. First saturday of every month, free workshop for kids 5-12 at home depot

10. Lowes has free fun clinics for kids every saturday at 10 am.

11. Free events in various cities sponsored by Target.

12. Half price books has a reading program where kids can earn ‘back ot school bucks’ by reading more.

13.Kids eat free (list of places where kids eat free and which day of the week those are)

If you want to search daywise, say where kids can eat free on , say, tuesdays, then you can search by zip code on this other Kids Eat Free site.

14. AMF bowling has free kids bowling ALL SUMMER

15. Free bowling for Non-AMF bowling at Kids Bowl Free

16. Sign up for the free sports fan packs of various teams, here…(some are email, some are postcard, some are online signups) some of them have free coloring books or magnets, crafts etc as part of the kit…that’ll keep them busy!

17. Carmike Cinemas has a kids $1 movie days

18.  Lot’s of libraries have free summer reading programs.

Don’t forget my Birthday Freebies list!

Ask CCD Readers: Please add more activities in the comments below! Thanks to SD for help with this list!

Posted: April 29, 2011

Just when you thought we were all done, bam! here comes another great one! And don’t forget, we have another one coming next week too.

TruGreen is nationwide, so if you want some yard work done this giveaway is for you! $125 should get you two treatments for lawn, tree and shrub care.

Confession: Remember when there was a BOGO free tree coupon for home depot? My trees died. I never did anything special besides watering them. Home Depot replaced them, and now soon I am going to have Tru Green do my trees -here is what their site says they do: To help enhance vigor, growth and foliage color, we apply liquid nutrients by injection or by drenching the root zones. I hope that helps, I would love some pear trees! I got two, and am trying harder this year to make them grow.

TruGreen does weed and pest control, as well as aeration and seeding.


TruGreen is celebrating homeowners’ real stories for creating their ideal outdoor living rooms by offering the TruGreen TruStories Sweepstakes. One Grand Prize winner will receive a $25,000 MasterCard reward card, perfect for creating a backyard oasis to share with family and friends.

In addition, 50 first prize $500 MasterCard reward cards and 38 weekly prize $250 MasterCard reward cards will be awarded. The sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents 18 years or older. Go to TruGreenSweepstakes now through October 16, 2011, to enter and to obtain official sweepstakes rules. Entrants can also participate by printing their name, complete address, daytime and evening phone numbers, age, email address and “The TruStories Sweepstakes” on a 3”x5” card and mail it to: “The TruStories Sweepstakes,” P.O. Box 511215, New Berlin, WI 53151 or “The TruStories Sweepstakes,” P.O. Box 511425, New Berlin, WI 53151. No purchase is necessary to enter or to win.

My Botanic Planet.com – Tru Green’s Free Kids Learning Area!

TruGreen collaborated with Memphis Botanic Garden to launch My Botanic Planet.com, a free online educator resource to inspire K-5 students’ interest in the diverse plant world. Go to mybotanicplanet to access national standardized lessons in botany and related games and activities to organize with your children.


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Posted: April 11, 2011

Lately there have been so many high-value All You coupons! Definitely worth getting a subscription or two.

Ebates is offering 51% cashback on Magazines.com purchases today (4/11) only. You’ll also get a $5 credit on your first purchase through Ebates, which means you can pick up a two-year subscription to ALL YOU magazine for just $11.66 after cashback- that’s just $.48 per issue!

Here’s how:

  • Register or log in at Ebates.
  • Type Magazines.com into the search bar, click Shop Now to be taken to Magazines.com.
  • At Magazines.com, type All You into the search bar. Choose from the one-year subscription for $19.97 or two-year subscription for $37:

ALL YOU Magazine (1-year), $19.97
Get 51% cash back
Get $5 credit for first purchase
$4.79 ea. after cash back!

ALL YOU Magazine (2-year), $34
Get 51% cash back
Get $5 credit for first purchase
$11.66 ea. after cash back!

  • Your cashback will be credited to your account within 2-3 weeks.

Thanks, Bargain Blessings!

Learn all about how to use Ebates – it’s easy, and you can get a $5 credit or a $10 Home Depot gift card just for signing up for FREE!

Posted: April 7, 2011

What is a price points list? It is your “stock up” price, or the price you see and say “I’m going cuckoo on this deal!”  These prices vary by region, but over the next few days I’ll be posting pointers to set you in the right direction.

Here’s the rest of my lists for great prices to pay:

You may want to print these lists out and keep them with you in your coupon binder for reference.

The drugstore list contains some of these as well if they are items I buy at the drugstore.

Bags (Fold & Close Sandwich) 80 ct $0.50

Bags (Sandwich) 0.015 or less ea

Bags (Garbage) $0.05-$0.07 ea

Bags (Paper Lunch) 50 ct $0.88

Cleaners (Bleach) 96 oz $1.00 or less

Cleaners (General – Windex, Fantastic) $1.00-$1.15

Cleaners (Toilet Bowl) 22-24 oz $0.99 or less

Dish Soap: Free-.49

Dish Detergent (Cascade) $0.03 per oz

Dish Detergent (Electrasol/Finish) 75 oz $1.50

Dish Detergent (Tabs) FREE – $.08 per tab

Fabric Softener (Liquid) 128 oz $1.99

Fabric Softener (Sheets) 80 ct $0.015 or less

Hand Sanitizer 8 oz $1.00

Laundry Soap: $1.50/ 32 loads

Laundry Detergent (Tide) 32-40 ld $4.50 or less

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers: $.25 per eraser (look for these at Home Depot!)

Napkins 10 ct $0.04

Paper Towels (Store Brand) $0.40 per roll

Paper Towels (Name Brand) $0.55 per roll

Plastic Wrap 100 sq ft $0.75 or Less

Toilet Paper:$.19 per 1-ply single roll, $.24 per 2-ply single rolls, or $.01 per square foot. To figure this out, just divide the price of the TP by the square footage (found on the package) and then you will know the cost per square foot.

Posted: March 25, 2011

Victoria’s Secret has had a promo for awhile where if you add any in-stock item(s) totaling $10 or more to your shopping bag you get one additional free Secret Reward Card worth $10, $50, $100 or $500 will arrive with your order.

But, today only, you get TWO free Secret Reward Cards worth $10, $50, $100 or $500 with every $10+ purchase!

  • Your order will include a total of two Secret Reward Cards.
  • Valid through 11:59pm EST on March 25, 2011, only.
  • Secret Reward Cards can be redeemed April 1 – 30, 2011, online, by phone and in select stores (excluding outlets and Canadian stores).
  • Valid online only.

PLUS they have a sale for7 panties for $25.  So I tried it out. The panties say 5/$25, but if you add 7 and then at checkout use code 7PANTIES then it drops to $25. But with shipping my total was $34.13.

But I’ll also be getting at least $20 in Victoria’s Secret rewards cards back, maybe more! So that’s a pretty sweet deal.  There’s also 25% off swimsuits making most of them $18 for the tops and $11 for the bottoms.

***Get 2% cash back if you go through Ebates! Learn all about how to use Ebates – it’s easy, and you can get a $5 credit or a $10 Home Depot gift card just for signing up for FREE!

Or get 2% cash back if you go through ShopAtHome!

Posted: February 2, 2011

PlasticJungle.com is the leading gift card exchange, offering the best place to buy, sell, swap, or donate gift cards online. Shipping is always free!

Keep in mind you can buy the gift card for cheap, then since its a form of payment, you CAN use coupons and in-store promotions with your gift card, so you can get double the savings!

You know I love saving anyway I can, so this is another great tool to add to your savings kit!

Giveaway: $25 Gift Card to the winner’s choice of stores: Walmart, Target, Gap Brands, Land’s End Brands (Sears, Kmart & Land’s End), Home Depot, Lowes, Best Buy or Macy’s.

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Check out my Valentine’s Giveaways:

Pro-Flowers – $50 Gift Card
Keurig Special Edition Coffee & Hot Chocolate Maker $139 Value
Indi Custom Shirts w/ Cuffs – $90 Gift Card

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory- I Love Lucy Gift Basket $100 Value
Eco Foil Cooking Trays – 3 Winners get $50 EACH
The Vintage Pearl – $100 in Pearls or Other Jewelry!

Cooking.com – 3 winners get $25 Gift Cards
Plastic Jungle – $25 Gift Card
Mrs. Cavanugh’s – 4 winners get $25 1 lb Chocolate Boxes.

+ 8 more coming!

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The Prudent Patron
Consumer Queen
Saving Money Plan
This Frugal Life
Moms Need to Know
Freebies 2 Deals

This giveaway will end on February 5th at midnight eastern time. Must be 18+ and a US or Canadian resident. Each sponsor is responsible for sending out their prize to the winner. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. The sponsors are providing all the products given away. Winner will be chosen using a third party site, random.org, contacted by email and announced on my homepage & giveaways feed; winner will have 48 hours to respond or an alternate will be chosen.
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