Here is Harbor Freight’s new coupon code, timed for Labor Day weekend 2020, fresh out of their email newsletter. 25% off any* single item, with some (lots of) exclusions (listed below), and for Inside Track members only.
Coupon is valid September 5th thru 7th, 2020. Basically, Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day Monday.
Notice anything unusual about it?
I know that Labor Day is a huge sales event for Harbor Freight. Last year, my local store manager said they saw bigger than Black Friday levels of foot traffic and sales figures. With a 25% off any single item type of coupon, that’s not hard to believe.
I started off this post asking Harbor Freight to consider rethinking the promo. Other retailers are avoiding advertising any in-store sales or promos, so as to not encourage foot traffic while the COVID-19 pandemic is still spreading, infecting, and killing people.
But then I looked at the coupon a lot closer, and now I’m wondering if anyone will actually be able to use it.
First, this 25% off coupon is exclusive to Inside Track members.
Am I an Inside Track member? No, I am not, as I don’t pay any membership fees, and so I guess I am *only* a “Preferred” member.
So to use this coupon, you need an Inside Track membership, which costs $30 per year or $45 for two years.
According to their website, you get a $10 gift card with each new or renewal membership purchase. And, that also unlocks this 25% off on item coupon for you.
I signed up for a tool brand’s membership program once, spending $45, if I remember correctly, to save $80 or something like that. Generally, I don’t find such paid members-only retail programs appealing.
Here are the exclusions on this 25% off coupon:
Limit 1 per customer per day. Save 25% on any 1 item purchased. *Cannot be used with other discount, coupon or any of the following items or brands: Inside Track Club membership, Extended Service Plan, gift card, open box item, 3 day Parking Lot Sale item, compressors, floor jacks, power stations, safes, storage cabinets, chests or carts, trailers, welders, Admiral, Ames, Atlas, Avanti, Bauer, Central Machinery, Cobra, CoverPro, Daytona, Diamondback, Drummond, Earthquake, Fischer, Hercules, Icon, Jupiter, Lynxx, Poulan, Predator, Tailgator, Viking, Vulcan, Zurich. Not valid on prior purchases. Non-transferable. Original coupon must be presented. Valid 09/05 – 09/07
So, you can’t use it on compressors, tool storage products, floor jacks, Hercules, Earthquake, Icon, or Bauer – basically Harbor Freight’s most popular products.
I guess their Pittsburgh and Dayton tools are still eligible for the promo code?