Now and then, everybody needs a little business hack to make things easier—and I think we can all agree that the best kinds of life-hacks are the ones that save you money. If you’re a Home Depot® customer looking to spend less, then this is the article for you. Here are some useful money-saving tips and strategies that will help to make you a smarter fixer-upper:

  1. Discover Low Price Guarantee Policy
    Business is a competition, and this is no different for yours. As a customer, you can use this to your advantage. If you find a lower price on an identical, in-stock item at any similar hardware stores, the store will match the other retailer’s price and beat it by 10%. All you need to do is bring the ad or photo with you to the register to verify the competitor’s price, and the sales associate will lower that item’s cost.
  2. Buy discounted lumber for your projects
    Sometimes you only need a little bit of lumber, but you don’t want to pay full price for specially cut pieces. Whether it is to finish a major project or start a minor project, you can purchase a small amount of lumber for a discounted price at your nearest location. All you need to do is go to the lumber section of your local store and ask one of the sales associates to direct you to the leftover pieces of wood. Since these pieces are leftover, you can get discounts as high as 80% off. Why would you not want to save up to 80% of the original price?
  3. Repair your tools for free
    Even though tools are typically used for building and fixing things, they can still break. Worry not, though, for you can get your tools repaired for free. Tools purchased from the store have a 90-day service warranty. What does this mean? It means that expert technicians will repair any brand of power tool and outdoor equipment so long as the tool was purchased from a Home Depot® store. The employees will verify the manufacturer warranties, complete the repair, and file a claim—all at no cost to you!
  4. Receive mobile coupons
    When you sign up to receive mobile coupons, you receive exclusive offers and discounts! You also get quick updates about the latest products and video demos.
  5. Sign up for the Home Depot® Pro Xtra® Loyalty Program
    Sign up for a special program that helps contractors smoothly run their businesses. By signing up for this service, you get amazing benefits: including purchase tracking, access to important business tools, and, best of all, exclusive offers. The offers vary from discounts to rewards programs and everything in between. As of late 2017, loyalty users receive a 10% discount for every $2,000 spent on paint supplies, 15% off for every $4,000 spent, and 20% off for every $7,500 spent.
  6. Use the HammerZen App for Contractors and Bookkeepers
    If you’re a business owner, you’re definitely trying to save as much time and money as possible in order to help your business flourish. HammerZen is a QuickBooks-approved app that automates the data entry process by easily importing store expenses into QuickBooks, thus eliminating the grueling manual data entry process (and reducing any potential data entry errors). This way, your business can save time and money and, in turn, boost your profits.

Are you already using any of these strategies? How do they work for you? Are there any other hacks you would recommend to other customers? Let us know!