Lowes Clearance Secrets: How To Get A Better Deal Every Time

There is always a HUGE clearance event at Lowes! There’s a little something for each area of the house. Find quality clearance items online or in store.

Lowes clearance Scratch and Dent Appliances

Scratch and dent items, especially appliances, can be both new items as well as one-of-a-kind, out of box, discontinued, refurbished, scratched and dented, and used merchandise.

Some items that are not new undergo testing and, when necessary, have cosmetic parts replaced and/or are repaired.

The best part about buying a scratch and dent model or any floor model really, is your able to negotiate the price! Store management really doesn’t want these items taking up space that could be used for full price items.

If you see something you like, make an offer. You should never assume that the marked down price is your best deal. It might be depending if the reason is just a slight cosmetic damage, but don’t be afraid to ask for an extra 10% off.

The Distressed Plants Carts and Racks

This is a great one for the summer holidays. Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day will bring out many great clearance deals.

You can get a great deal on plants, trees and shrubs by checking out the distressed plant section. It’s a gamble, but if you know even the minimum about plant care, you will come out ahead. These are plants that need a little attention to get healthy again.

Most of the time it’s simply caused by not watering the plants. If the plant still has some green on it, and the price is right, go ahead and make a purchase.  You can usually get these markdown plants for 50-90% off retail price.

In the patio and garden section,   clearance racks for plants will be loaded from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the busiest days for the garden center, so don’t look for deals on the weekend.

It’s too busy and employees barely have time to help all the customers let alone set up clearance racks of plants. Best chance for clearance plants is late Sunday or early Monday morning.

Watch for Sidewalk Sales and End of Season Clearance at Lowes

A few times a year most Lowes and Home Depot stores will bring clearance items outside near the entrance and exits to the store.  Just like a good old fashioned sidewalk sale to clear out all of it’s closeouts, discontinued items and returns.  This will usually happen around the end of the season, especially summer clearance items in August and winter clearance in February. The selections may not be as great, but the deals are there.

Visit your local store often and start a conversation with one of the salespeople in the department.  The Lowe’s department employees are your best source of getting information.  Let them know you are interested in saving some money and getting a good deal and give them your contact phone number.  Tell them to call you when they find out clearance information for the item you are looking at buying.