As I was out running some errands this morning I heard an Ace Hardware commercial on the radio. Evidently, they’re having a big sale this Saturday, February 20th, 2016. Basically anything that you can fit within the bag you receive from the store will be 20% off.
When I got home I tried to find information about the sale on Ace’s website, but I failed. So turning to Google, I found a direct link to the bag sale disclaimer page and a Slickdeals forum post.
In the disclaimer they spell out most of the details:
- You can’t remove the packaging to fit the item in the bag
- Power tools and appliances qualify for a 10% discount (don’t know if they have to fit in the bag or not)
- You can’t stack discounts
- The sale doesn’t apply to fuel, rental, in-store services, gift cards, city stickers, trash bags, lumber, building materials, Weber products, outdoor power equipment, or YETI products
- Individual stores can further limit the products that qualify
- One bag per customer
- The store can limit you to 5 of any one item
A good point that somebody brought up in the Slickdeals forums is that not all Ace Hardware stores participate in these events. If this is your first Ace Hardware Bag Sale, you might want to check with your local store before you head out.
Here’s a link to the disclaimer page below if you have further questions:
More Info (Ace Disclaimer Page)
Apparently this is something that they have done in previous years, also in mid February. It’s a wonder why the sale is not better advertised online.
Any idea if other stores will match the sale? Lowes? Menards? Sears?
I have had Lowe’s & HD match it in the past, just depends on the day, the cashier, and the alignment of the moon & stars sometimes.
I would think Sears would consider it on regularly marked products, as most of them end up on sale for 50% off, and Ace actually sells Craftsman stuff
Menards has been usually pretty stingy on matching. At one store I was told they couldn’t take more than 10% off an order, as that was the typical coupon match to HD or Lowes, and wouldn’t even consider it during their 11% rebate weeks
Like Adam said, it really depends. My local Home Depot will. (They matched an Ace 40% off coupon before. That was sweet!) I also know of Home Depots in CA that will NO WAY match ANY coupon/sale….PERIOD.
It’s a sweet deal when you make your own “Sale” at HD using Ace or True Value coupons. ?
They’ve done this for as long as I can remember Ace being around. They used to do it a couple of times a year with the bag being delivered inside a Sunday paper (remember those?) the week before.
I remember those. LOL. They need to start calling it a “secret sale” because I can’t really find any info on it. Nothing on the website and when I went to the store today, employees didn’t know any details about it. They handed me a flyer simply saying 20% off storewide and one employee said EVERYTHING is 20% off. We know that is not right. Power tools will be 10% off and Weber, Yeti, sale items are likely excluded but again, no one at the store really seemed to know.
I ask at Menards today and they said 10%. Had and Lowes should be 20% but with them you never know.
The flyer I received in the mail says if you are an ACE rewards member the sale starts one day earlier on Friday 02/19/16.
Reaping the discount now….. Lol
how big is this bag?
The size of a regular grocery paper bag, but Ace has been lenient in the past about items having to actually fit in the bag to get the discount. For example, just hang the bag over a broom handle and you’re good.
Is this even worth it when most items can be found somewhere else for %25 off MRSP or more. I guess on individual sockets since those rarely go on sale.
You’re right most everything is overpriced at Ace, but wood stains/finishes are rarely discounted but are competitively priced and sometimes cheaper than Home Depot/Lowes/Walmart and add another 20% off and its a solid deal.
20 percent just gets it down to normal prices at other stores. Ace is way over priced so I don’t see a deal here to warrant the time and effort to go.
My local ACE stocks a few items the big home improvement centers don’t, so paying extra for the convenience can be worth it. And some oddball products have been sitting almost forgotten on ACE’s shelves over the years, outpaced by the regular price increases seen elsewhere.
I scored a bunch of the chalk paint that will be used to paint a couple Craigslist furniture deals. I also picked up some wood stain and some CopperCoat wood protectant I needed for a deck build.