The Definitive Guide to Couponing at Harbor Freight

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Harbor Freight is most known for its quality tools at very competitive prices. Even without Harbor Freight promo codes or Harbor Freight coupons, shopping the featured items both in-store and online can save you some serious cash. However, Harbor Freight makes it easy for its customers to feel assured they’re getting the best price possible. From an unheard of price matching policy to unadvertised specials, make sure all your bases are covered next time you shop at Harbor Freight.

Check the “Get Coupons” Page

Harbor Freight always has available coupons and promo codes. In fact, there are so many chances to save, that Harbor Freight dedicates an entire section on its website to these savings opportunities. You may use more than one coupon per order, but no more than one coupon per product. Most of the coupons are product-specific. The available coupons can be used both in-store and online. Simply print them out for in-store purchases, and for online purchases, use the first 8 digits beneath the barcode in the coupon code section upon checkout.

Inside Tip

Also check the clearance section on the Harbor Freight website. You’ll find great deals on overstock items. Don’t forget to also check the warehouse clearance section, which offers additional items while supplies last.

Use Manufacturer’s Coupons

If you can’t find a coupon for the product you wish to purchase at Harbor Freight, do a search for manufacturer coupons. Many of the brands that Harbor Freight sells offers manufacturer’s coupons and additional warranties, which may help you make a better informed decision – especially if you wish to buy something of significant value. You’ll have to print the manufacturer’s coupon and take it with you for your in-store purchase.

Inside Tip

Harbor Freight has a satisfaction guarantee for its hand tools – and some of them are even lifetime guarantees. Be sure to review both the Harbor Freight and the manufacturer guarantee. For example, Craftsmen hand tools come with a standard lifetime guarantee, but if you find less expensive tools that you wish to purchase, they may be under warranty by Harbor Freight. Harbor Freight also offers a 30-day 100% satisfaction guarantee, meaning you can return your product for any reason within 30 days.

Take Advantage of Price Matching

Harbor Freight proudly price matches, and guarantees the lowest price on its products. Their official policy says they will be any competitor’s price (both local and national competitors), even advertised specials. The best part about this is that the policy covers a whole year. This means that if you purchase a tool, then see it listed for a better price up to a year later, you can go to Harbor Freight for a price adjustment.

Register Your Email and Receive Free Discount Coupons and Catalogs

Register a valid email on the Harbor Freight website to receive free coupons and exclusive offers only for subscribers. You’ll also get notice of future sales events and hundreds of unadvertised specials. The email registration is very customer-specific – meaning you’ll tell them what types of products you’re interested in, and whether you’re a business owner, contractor, hobbyist, etc. In addition, you’ll enter your birthday month for an exclusive birthday offer.

Inside Tip

Register for text alerts by texting “TOOLS” to 222377 for additional coupons and sales alerts.

Join the Inside Track Club

Joining the Inside Track Club comes with major perks. A one-year membership costs $29.99, and a two-year membership is $44.99. With your membership card, you’ll receive members-only offers every month, weekly members-only email offers, early access to the famous parking lot sales pricing (before the general public has access). You’ll also get a $10 gift card when you purchase your membership. An unadvertised discount for inside track members is an opportunity to receive 50% off open box items during the sidewalk sale

Inside Tip

When it’s time to renew your membership, be sure to check for special offers. Harbor Freight often offers 50% off the price of your second year.

Get Father’s Day Freebies

Harbor Freight offers printable coupons for free products with any purchase during Father’s Day. The only catch is that you may only use one freebie coupon per day, but there are usually six different freebies to choose from. For example, last year’s freebies included: an LED portable work light, a tape measurer, a six-piece screwdriver set, a 7-function digital multimeter, a 12” ratchet bar clamp, or multipurpose scissors. The offer usually extends over three days, which means you have an opportunity to get three freebies of your choice. If you have a couple different gifts in mind, simply spread your purchases out and visit Harbor Freight all three days.

Inside Tip

If you want to get all the freebies, simply have your friends or family members make a separate purchase for you – this way you’ll receive all six freebies to include in your Father’s Day gift.

Buy Discounted Gift Cards

Cardpool usually stocks discounted Harbor Freight gift cards. However, because this is a trick that can save you significant cash, they may sometimes be out of stock. Set up an alert on the Cardpool website so that you’ll be one of the first to know when Harbor Freight cards come in. If you’re able to snag one, use your discounted gift card in combination with coupons and other promos to maximize your savings, both in-store and online.

Hidden Inventory

If you see a sale item advertised in your local ad or even online, and have subsequently have difficulty finding the item when you get to the store, be sure to ask an employee. For example, Harbor Freight often has free-with-purchase promos. If you have a coupon for a free gift with purchase, the item may be kept up front with the cashier. If you don’t see the item, there’s a good chance it’s because it’s not stocked on the shelves.

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This guide was published on April 14, 2015, and last modified on April 14, 2015.
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