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    I'm Boycotting Home Depot

    Bottom line, Home Depot is no longer honoring the 5% competitive Lowes discount.

    As most know, Lowes offers 5% off everyday when you use a Lowes credit card. For years, Home Depot matched that discount when you use a Home Depot credit card and show your Lowes card at checkout. Well, I just found out that HD is no longer honoring that price match, and I confirmed that it is corporate wide. HD did say that they are still offering the 10% military discount.

    When I was shopping at HD recently, the checkout person told me that the 5% Lowes discount was no more. When I asked, she said that was because "Lowes was discontinuing the 5% off every day too". Well, I also checked with Lowes, and there was no truth to that.

    The only reason I have a HD credit card is to get the 5% discount. In addition, there is a HD about 1/2 mile from my work that I pass every work day. My closest Lowes is about 20 minutes away from home, in the opposite direction from work, so it's not as convenient. Looks like Lowes will become my home center of choice.

    I do try to buy local mom and pop, but you really can't beat the convenience of the big home centers for variety and price.

    I called HD and submitted my official complaint, the woman was really nice and understood, she also told me that there have been numerous similar complaints since the change. So I am not alone.

    Thanks for letting me vent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomfive View Post
    Bottom line,

    The only reason I have a HD credit card is to get the 5% discount. In addition, there is a HD about 1/2 mile from my work that I pass every work day. My closest Lowes is about 20 minutes away from home, in the opposite direction from work, so it's not as convenient. Looks like Lowes will become my home center of choice.

    Thanks for letting me vent.
    I see you have the HD card,,,

    So, were you previously able to double dip,, 5% HD, and 5% Lowes,,, or what??

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    Quote Originally Posted by CADplans View Post
    I see you have the HD card,,,

    So, were you previously able to double dip,, 5% HD, and 5% Lowes,,, or what??
    IIRC when you apply for the HD card, you only get a discount on the first purchase. After that, you may qualify for some 0% interest on large purchases, but no "everyday" discount. It just became a regular store charge card with occasional perks. HD only gave you 5% off if you showed that you had a Lowes charge card too.

    Most all credit cards don't allow you to combine discounts, so no double dipping, just able to match the Lowes 5%. Interesting, was that the HD match was ONLY if you charged on a HD card, just like at Lowes, where you have to use the Lowes charge card. I found that out when I requested the matching discount on an AMEX card, no go. They said "it had to be the same discount"... must have both Lowes card and HD card.

    It was good while it lasted. Saved 5% on a Honda EU2000i a couple of months ago, even though I had to pay sales tax, I was able to load it in my trunk and not worry about shipping damage.

    BTW, the HD customer service woman chuckled when I said it was interesting that HD didn't announce that they were discontinuing the Lowes match.
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    Start photo copying your Lowes receipts and sending them to HD with a note "look what I bought at Lowes since you dropped the 5% match for using my HD credit card."
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    I don't much from them since they wanted to see my ID for me to buy spray paint from them, I was in my upper 50's at the time!

    I do go into HD to kill time while the wife is in Michael's craft store, just don't buy much!
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    5% that would never stop me from buying something I need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKR View Post
    5% that would never stop me from buying something I need.
    Agree , lots of time I even forget I have the Lowes card to get the 5% off. .just because I usually pay cash.
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    We have menards in the Midwest. The have 11 percent off sales Home Depot matches them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKR View Post
    5% that would never stop me from buying something I need.
    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    Agree , lots of time I even forget I have the Lowes card to get the 5% off. .just because I usually pay cash.
    Yeah, 5% is not a lot, but it's the principle of price matching. And maybe "it's only 5%", but hey, it's much better than 0% and to me a discount is a discount. For a $100 item, I'd rather pay $95 than the full price.

    I mentioned that I bought a Honda EU2000i recently from HD, the price was $899, and everywhere I checked, whether it be online or in stores, they all sell for the same price (something that Honda controls, I'm pretty sure). Well that was a $45 savings. If that's not a big savings, then I'll invite all who disagree to send me a check for $45 (I'll PM my address or give you my paypal account) Just kidding.

    And if I really need something, I'll agree, not getting the 5% wouldn't stop me from buying it. Matter of fact, I've paid more for somethings I NEEDED to stores that had the item in stock ... just because I REALLY NEEDED IT right then and there.

    Just my 2 cents on principles.
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    This is interesting because I'm pretty sure HD still has the policy of beating a quote by 10%. Not sure why the Lowes 5% discount would be different...?
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