Thursday, February 12, 2009

Competing for the Holiday Dollar

Both Home Depot and Lowe’s are wasting no time in getting things going for the President’s Day holiday weekend.

I checked email earlier and Home Depot wanted to be sure I knew that they were offering 10 percent off of home appliances valued at $398 or more. Hmmm. Maybe the mother could find something with a price tag to offset her displeasure for anything that is not the one and only refrigerator she had picked out – but that will not fit in our kitchen.

They’re also offering $5 off a can or $20 off a bucket of Behr paint. Now that’s something I might have to look into. The appliance sale goes through Feb. 18 but the paint sale ends Feb. 16.

Within 30 minutes, Lowe’s followed suit. Their email didn’t tell me exactly what was on sale but linked me to an ad that did. Here’s some highlights:
· 10 percent off Energy Star major appliances
· 15 percent off Levelor special order blinds and shades
· A $5 mail-in rebate on their Valspar paint (I’ve never used this stuff. We’re Behr fans and only HD carries that.)
· A $100 gift card when you buy $400 of Owens Corning insulation.

These sale prices are only good through Monday, Feb. 16.

Not coincidentally, today is Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday. I guess, in this hour of need, he would be glad to know he's still doing his part for the country, this time to pump up the retail volume!


Jayne said...

I was planning to go to Lowe's later today to take advantage of the sales and buy some interior paint. Wonder if Home Depot has the better deal, though? An on-the-spot discount seems like less trouble than a mail-in rebate...

NV said...

Don't get too excited, Jayne. I'm pretty sure it's a rebate, too!