(Updated 10/03/19) I love a good price match policy and smartphone technology has made it really easy to get some extra savings. With a phone in your pocket it has become a breeze to score a Lowe’s price match. Here’s exactly how their policy works so you can save some money on your next trip to the big-box store.
How Many Days To Score a Lower Price?
You have exactly 30 days from the date of purchase to get a Lowe’s price match.
Keep an eye on those competitor’s ads, especially when making a large purchase like an appliance, BBQ, riding mower, or paint sprayer.
How Do I Make It Happen?
When you find a lower price from a competitor, simply bring in the advertisement on printed paper or via your smartphone.
The Lowe’s website says you can provide this to “any employee” but I like to go the customer service desk as they are usually better versed in their price match policy.
They’ll verify the lower price on the “printout, local ad, photo, or smartphone display” and match the price on the spot.
What Stores Will Lowe’s Price Match?
ANY local competitor or online retail competitor.
This includes your Home Depot, Menard’s, and Ace Hardware’s of the world as well as local “Ma & Pa” stores.
The key to making this happen is Lowe’s must be able to validate the lower price.
So make sure you bring in evidence via a print ad or have the competing website “pulled up” on your smartphone or tablet.
Are There Any Exclusions?
Yes, here are the most notable exceptions.
– Non-Verifiable Prices – If Lowe’s can’t verify the lower price, for whatever reason, you won’t get the price match.
– Out-of-Stock Items – If the competing retailer does not have the item in-stock you won’t get a price match.
– Discontinued Stuff – If the item is no longer produced and sold by a competing store there will be NO price match for you.
– Refurbished Products – Same goes for items that are refurbished and selling for less at a competing store.
– Senior, Military, and Employee Discounts – Pretty straight forward.
– Pricing Errors – If the price is wrong then you won’t get the price match.
– Prices from Auction Websites – Sorry, you can’t price match items sold on eBay.
– Competitor Coupons – If the lower price is because of a coupon offer you can’t get the same price from Lowe’s.
What About Online Purchases?
Yes, they’ll indeed price match online websites that have a lower price.
Consider downloading the ShopSavvy app so you can scan the barcode of an item and see if it’s cheaper online.
Then use that lower price as evidence and get an easy Lowe’s price match.
Does This Include Amazon.com?
It absolutely includes Amazon.
Because of this I highly recommend using the Amazon app so you can quickly check their price when shopping at Lowe’s.
When you find a lower price just go to the Lowe’s customer service desk and get your savings.
Note: Lowe’s will only price match items sold directly by Amazon and not 3rd party Amazon sellers.
Will Lowe’s Price Match Costco?
Yes, Lowe’s will happily match Costco pricing.
Just make sure the item is identical which can be tricky as Costco products tend to have different quantities than Lowe’s.
They’ll also match other wholesale clubs like Sam’s Club and BJ’s Wholesale.
What About Items on Sale or Clearance?
Sale merchandise, YES. Clearance stuff, NO.
So check out those sale ads from Lowe’s competitors and get the lower price when you can.
Doesn’t Lowe’s Beat the Competitor’s Price by 10%?
There was a time when Lowe’s would indeed beat competitor pricing by 10%.
But unfortunately those days are gone.
Does Lowe’s Match Competitor’s Coupons?
No, you can’t use a competitor’s coupon to score a lower price at Lowe’s.
Also, from their website, “Customers can either use a Lowe’s coupon or price match to a lower competitive price but not both.”
Can You Price Match on Black Friday Weekend?
As far as I can tell, YES.
There is nothing on their website that stipulates that you can’t get a price match on Black Friday weekend.
Because of this, check out those Black Friday ads this year and use them to your advantage at Lowe’s.
Ask the Reader: Have you received a Lowe’s price match in the past? Was it an easy process?
By Kyle James