10 Freebies Lowe’s Shoppers Can Always Get (#7 Is a Lifesaver)

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Take advantage of free stuff the next time you head to Lowe’s or shop on its website.
Updated April 25, 2024
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Lowe’s can handle all your home improvement needs, from picking up some light bulbs to renovating your bathroom to building an addition.

You may be surprised to find out that Lowe’s can also handle some things for you for free, so you can keep more cash in your wallet where it belongs. Perhaps you need a little extra help with a reno or some extra materials that could be perfect for a small project. 

Check out these options to see if Lowe’s can get you some free things to help you out at home.

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Workshops

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Lowe’s may have everything you need for building projects or fixing issues in your home, but you may not know how to turn those materials into actual fixes.

Lowe’s can help with free workshops to teach you the skills you need.

Check the Lowe’s website to register for classes throughout the year to help you with seasonal projects or everyday fixes around the house.

Projects for kids

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Learning new skills isn’t just for grownups at Lowe’s.

Every month, Lowe’s offers kid-focused workshops teaching your little ones how to use tools and put projects together that they can take home to show off to friends and family.

Like adult classes, you do need to pre-register your kids, so check your local store’s website for details.

Kid’s tool bag

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Your kid can feel like a grown-up and have a place of their own to store tools.

Kids who attend 12 classes receive a free tool bag for their own hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, and more.

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Whether or not you’re a new homeowner, a home warranty from Choice Home Warranty could pick up the slack where insurance falls short and protect you against surprise expenses. If a covered system in your home breaks, you can call their hotline 24/7 to get it repaired.

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Plant replacement

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You may have bought new bushes, flowers, or trees to boost your home’s curb appeal or upgrade your backyard, but those plants may not take properly or die within a year.

If your thumb is more black than green, make sure you hold onto your receipts — Lowe’s guarantees plants and will give you a free replacement for dead shrubs, trees, or perennials within a year.

How-to videos

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Lowe’s can help you with pretty much any home improvement project, but retail associates and experts can’t show you how to do them in the comfort of your own home.

Instead, check out the library of Lowe’s how-to videos to see if the retailer has one that’s perfect for your project.

Learn how to make common repairs, do beginner and intermediate-level building projects, and brush up on your home maintenance skills with their comprehensive library of tutorials yourself.

Store pick-up

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Lowe’s has some great items available online, but who wants to pay shipping on a grill or a pallet of concrete powder?

The good news is you can make purchases on the Lowe’s website and choose free store pick-up, giving you a chance to head to your local Lowe’s and load up your stuff without forking over a ton of cash for shipping costs.

Computer project designs

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Do you have a big project dream, like a kitchen renovation or a new deck, but you don’t know how you want it to look?

Take your ideas to Lowe’s, and an experienced technician can work with you to find your perfect design using your inspiration and their design computer.

Shipping

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Like other retailers, Lowe’s offers free shipping on some orders.

You must order at least $45 in qualifying products, but that can be easily achieved when you’re buying expensive tools or items for your home.

Rewards program

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This year, Lowe’s announced a new loyalty rewards program that customers can join for free.

Members earn points that can be exchanged for products, free members-only gifts, and exclusive offers.

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Scraps of wood

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Lowe’s is a great place to get wood for a project, and associates will cut lumber to the length you need or the size you want.

So what happens to the wood that’s cut away? Some Reddit users said they’ve been able to get pieces for free from the scrap pile at their local Lowe’s store.

But the policy can vary from store to store, so check with your local Lowe’s to see what their rules are before heading over to the scrap pile.

Bottom line

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You can get a lot from Lowe’s for free, but home improvement projects can be expensive, especially if you’re on a tight budget or don’t have enough saved up for surprise repairs.

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