From updating your bathroom tile backsplash to patching drywall, DIY home improvement projects don’t only make you feel empowered — they save you money.
But the cost of drills, paintbrushes, flooring and whatever other materials and tools your project calls for can quickly add up. That’s why we have a guide to saving at one of our favorite home improvement retailers: Lowe’s.
Along with Home Depot, Lowe’s is the ultimate destination for all your handyperson needs. Before heading to this popular hardware chain to stock up for your home improvement project, check out these ways to save at Lowe’s every time.
1. Save With Lowe’s Subscriptions
Kind of like Amazon’s Subscribe and Save program, Lowe’s offers eligible subscriptions on everyday products — like lightbulbs, cleaning supplies, plant food, and nails and screws. When you subscribe for regular deliveries, you get 5% off and free shipping. You can choose the quantity of each shipment, as well as how often you want to receive deliveries.
Learn more about Lowe’s subscriptions.
2. Shop the Lowe’s Deal of the Day
Every day, Lowe’s features a different, one-day-only, online exclusive deal. You can stay informed about Lowe’s daily deals by checking their website or subscribing to Lowe’s Deal of the Day email list.
3. Sign Up for Lowe’s Emails
Besides subscribing to Deal of the Day emails, you can subscribe to general Lowe’s newsletters for deals, home improvement tips and other free content. Lowe’s rewards first-time subscribers with a surprise coupon.
To sign up, visit Lowe’s homepage and scroll to the bottom, where you’ll see a box to enter your email address and ZIP code.
4. Lowe’s Free Shipping
Lowe’s offers free standard shipping on eligible orders of $45 or more. In addition, you can sometimes catch free shipping promo codes throughout the year.
5. Lowe’s Free Store Pickup
Don’t qualify for free shipping? You can always buy online and pick up your order at your local store for free. Lowe’s also offers curbside pickup, where an employee will load your purchase into your truck without you even having to leave your car.
6. Lowe’s Free Delivery + Installation
The order minimum for free delivery from Lowe’s is slightly higher for appliances. In order to get free shipping and installation for major appliances, spend a minimum of $396. The good news is that appliance delivery includes installation, inspection and even a brief demonstration of how your new appliance works. Also included is free disposal or relocation of the old appliance.
Learn more about Lowe’s appliance delivery.
7. Lowe’s Buy in Bulk Savings
Lowe’s lets you purchase bulk bundles known as Contractor Packs. These packs include a minimum amount of the same product or prepacked bulk quantities. Contractor Packs are available on a wide range of items, including hardware, building supplies, flooring and more.
If you’re a professional who’s spending $1,500 on a purchase, pay a visit to the Pro desk before checking out. With many bulk purchases, a Pro representative can sometimes offer you a volume discount.
Browse the bulk discounts currently available from Lowe’s.
8. Free Hands-on DIY Workshops
At participating Lowe’s locations around the country, the retailer hosts free workshops. Currently, Lowe’s offers three free workshops:
- DIY Workshops: Typically, these workshops are every Saturday at 10 a.m. and run up to 90 minutes.
- DIY Women’s Workshops: These workshops usually are on the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. Workshops run between 45 to 60 minutes.
- DIY Kids’ Workshops: DIY Kids’ Workshops are typically on the second Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon. Each kids’ project usually takes about 15 minutes to complete, so parents and their youngsters can stop by anytime from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Right now, when you attend a DIY workshop — both online and in person — Lowe’s will give you a $10 coupon toward your next $75 purchase.
9. Free DIY Kids’ Workshop Kit
One of the coolest parts of the Kids’ DIY workshop is the free take-home kit, which is used to craft cool projects — like birdhouses — during the workshops. Make sure you check with your store ahead of time to reserve and pick up your kit before the workshop.
10. Lowe’s Price Match Promise
Yes! Lowe’s price matching policy pledges to match the prices of local competitors. If you find a lower price on an identical item from another nearby store, you can bring in an ad, printout or photo and show it to a sales associate at Lowe’s to pay the lower of the two prices.
Lowe’s will also match prices on identical items from these qualifying online retailers:
To get a price match for an online retailer, contact customer care. Keep in mind, that price matching is not available on seasonal deals, like Black Friday or Cyber Monday promotions, clearance items or buy-one-get-one offers. Check out the full Lowe’s price matching policy.
11. Lowe’s Tool Rental Service
Select Lowe’s stores will offer a tool rental service, letting you rent commercial-grade, brand-name tools, including power tools, concrete tools, augers, portable power devices, tile saws, fasteners, and ladders and scaffolding. By renting instead of buying, you avoid shelling out for pricey new tools you’ll only use once or twice, and spare yourself the hassle of maintenance and storage.
You can quickly and easily book tools online before dropping by your local store with your ID and credit card to pick them up. Rentals are available for four-hour, 24-hour, weekly and monthly periods. Need more time with your rental items? You can avoid late fees by calling your local Lowe’s and speaking to a tool rental associate to adjust your rental period for a reasonable price.
12. Lowe’s Free Kitchen Designer
Remodeling your kitchen? Design it like a pro at Lowe’s. The Lowe’s Kitchen Planner gives you a visual of what your dream kitchen can look like. You can schedule a free in-store or online consultation.
14. Lowe’s Free Pro Consultation
Lowe’s offers a number of home improvement services from professional independent contractors, including countertop installation, flooring, window installation and fencing. Before you hire a professional, you can schedule a free consultation with a project specialist, who can make suggestions, show you samples, listen to your unique needs and provide a custom quote.
15. Get Lumber + Materials Cut for Free
At participating Lowe’s stores, you can have lumber, mini-blinds, pipes, ropes, chains, and other tough materials cut for free. You can also get free pipe threading and cutting for galvanized or black iron pipes.
To find out if this service is offered at your local store, call Lowe’s customer care.
16. Lowe’s Free Paint Matching
If you present a sample of fabric, carpet or flooring, Lowe’s will help you find or mix up the perfect color of paint to match it. Make sure you call ahead to ensure this service is offered at your Lowe’s.
17. Browse the Lowe’s Savings Section
The Lowe’s Savings section is a treasure trove of deals on appliances, lighting, home décor, tools and more. When browsing the Savings section, you can expect to find savings of up to 35%.
18. Shop Lowe’s Appliance Sales
Make note of the long holiday weekends throughout the year, like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, for finding deep discounts on home appliances. The Lowe’s Appliance Special Values section is another good online spot to check for deals. Here you can find up to $750 Appliance Special Values on refrigerators, washer-dryers, ranges, dishwashers, microwaves, freezers, and ice makers. Plus, receive free delivery on orders over $299.
19. Score a Lowe’s Rebate
Lowe’s offers thousands of dollars back in rebates on certain appliances and other products. The retailer makes it pretty easy for you to submit a rebate via an online rebate form. Once your rebate is accepted, you’ll receive it as a prepaid Mastercard.
To find a rebate deal, browse the ones available in your area, or search for certain products to see if rebates are available.
20. Use Lowe’s Coupons
Still on the prowl for deals? Check out RetailMeNot’s Lowe’s Coupon Codes, an ever-updating collection of our favorite deals and promotions. To quickly find the type of savings you’re looking for, you can sort deals by coupon type, discount type and top categories.
21. Lowe’s One Year Plant Guarantee
Lowe’s backs its trees, shrubs and perennials with a one-year plant guarantee. If your plants don’t make it at least a year after you purchase them, Lowe’s will replace them for free. To get a plant replacement, bring in your plant and receipt.
22. Follow Lowe’s on Social Media
Follow Lowe’s on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to catch announcements for the latest sales and top deals. On Lowe’s social media pages, you can also find free, useful content with tips on home improvement, design and more.
23. Shop With a Lowe’s Credit Card
As a frequent Lowe’s shopper, you consider signing up for a Lowe’s credit card. The Lowe’s Advantage Card gives you 5% off storewide every day or six months of special financing on qualified purchases. You’ll also get access to exclusive cardholder events.
Currently, Lowe’s is also offering 20% off your first purchase when you sign up for the Lowe’s Advantage Card.
24. Lowe’s Military Discount
Lowe’s honors current and former military personnel and their spouses with an everyday discount of 10% on eligible items. To access the Lowe’s military discount, you need to verify your military status online.
25. Lowe’s Return Policy
One of the most generous store return policies, Lowe’s return policy lets you return most unused items within 90 days of purchase. Electronics, major appliances, outdoor power equipment, plumbing, liquid paint and highway trailers must be returned in a like-new condition within 30 days of purchase.
Most times, you can return items in-store — even if you’ve lost the receipt — using the original credit card, debit card, checking account number or phone number you used at the time of purchase.
26. Free Online Returns
Besides a full refund, Lowe’s provides free shipping on purchases from Lowes.com. To mail a return, you need only box up your item and print out two return slips: one to leave inside the package and one to affix to the outside. From there, you’ll drop the package off at your local post office or mail carrier.
27. Lowe’s Truck Rental
Select Lowe’s stores offer truck rentals on a first-come, first-served basis. Lowe’s trucks are Chevy Silverado 1500s with 8-foot beds that can haul up to one ton, and can be equipped with tie-downs and toolboxes. Truck rentals come with roadside assistance and unlimited miles.
Lowe’s Pickup Truck Rental Prices:
- 90 minutes: $19 and then $5 for every 15 minutes.
- 4-hour rental: $49.
- 24-hour rental: $119.
To find out if your local store offers truck rentals, call Lowe’s customer service. And bring your driver’s license and proof of insurance with you. When you’re returning your truck, make sure you remember to fill up the gas tank to avoid fees. Check Lowe’s stores for pickup truck availability.
28. Lowe’s Sales Throughout the Year
Lowe’s Presidents Day Sale
Black Friday isn’t the only holiday Lowe’s celebrates with sales. The retailer also hosts major sales on Presidents Day, when it offers hundreds in savings on appliances and more.
Lowe’s Memorial Day Sale
Lowe’s also observes Memorial Day by running a blowout sale. Usually, the Lowe’s Memorial Day sale features deals on summer-centric gear like grills, propane and gardening.
Lowe’s Father’s Day Sale
And of course, Lowe’s honors Father’s Day with an annual sale featuring gifts for dad. During past Lowe’s Father’s Day sales, the retailer has offered generous discounts on tool kits and smart devices.
Lowe’s Black Friday Sale
Like many major retailers, Lowe’s runs an annual Black Friday sale with some of the deepest discounts of the year. In the past, we’ve seen savings of up to $700 on appliances and mattresses, plus solid deals on smart home devices. The retailer usually opens its doors and kicks off its online sales early in the morning on Black Friday and runs the sale through the weekend, though deals are only available while supplies last.
29. Save on Lowe’s Christmas Trees
Want to score Christmas decorations, lights and other merchandise at as much as 50% off? Shop at Lowe’s on Dec. 26, when the retailer slashes prices on holiday merchandise to clear the floor for new seasonal inventory.
30. Shop the Lowe’s Weekly Ad
The Lowe’s Weekly Ad gives you a peek at every single item and category on which Lowe’s will feature or run discounts for an entire week. There’s a weekly ad for regular peeps, like us, and then there’s a separate one for the pros, but both display plenty of savings opportunities.
31. Shop Lowe’s Last Chance Deals
32. Discounted Lowe’s Gift Cards
33. Lowe’s Lease To Own
The Lowe’s Lease to Own program lets you get your merchandise now and pay over time through Progressive Leasing. Although not considered a way to save at Lowe’s, it’s a good option when you don’t qualify for a Lowe’s credit card. It has an initial down payment of roughly $59.