Have you ever check out the Pro Desk at your local THD or clicked on the “FOR PROS” tab on The Home Depot website? If you’re not a contractor, you probably skip right over it but that’s a mistake. On the website, the Pro tab takes you to a page that details all sorts of resources that can save you money. They have programs for cabinets, water heaters, paint and more. The best part is you don’t need to be a pro to qualify!
Pro pricing is really a misnomer. Something more accurate (but less catchy) would be bulk purchasing because that’s really what matters to qualify for a discount. If you’re buying in volume, these programs can help you out. I spoke with the pro supervisor at my local Home Depot and she gave me details for the two most popular programs. Here’s what I learned.
Home Depot Pro Pricing Programs
Volume Pricing Program
The Volume Pricing Program is the most popular option available. Regardless of what you’re buying, this program applies a discount to all purchases of $2500 or more (excluding Dallas/Ft Worth TX and Northern CA stores). The discount varies greatly from product to product but on average you save 13%! For 7 days following your purchase, you can add anything, no matter what the price, to your order. To meet the minimum dollar amount you can group projects together or even buy ahead for the next phase.
A nice aspect of this program is that you can come in with a list of materials or have the Pro desk pull the materials ahead of time. You pick up your order or have it shipped to the job site.
Home Depot Pro Direct Paint Program
The second most popular option is the pro paint program. Again, you need to be purchasing a large amount of paint, but unlike the volume pricing, the paint program is based on annual usage. For that reason, this is the only program that requires a sign up. Discounts apply to Behr, Glidden and Kilz brand paints and offer factory tinting, order history tracking and job site delivery.
The paint program features three tiers:
- Tier 1 = 10% discount after 150 gallons
- Tier 2 = 15% after 300 gallons
- Tier 3 = 20% after 500 gallons
There are several other programs. Check with your local Home Depot to learn more about the Cabinet, Appliance and Water Heater programs.
Home Depot Coupons
We’re always happy to share different ways to save money on your next home improvement project and often times, the best solution is to grab a coupon. We keep a list of up-to-date Home Depot Coupons so be sure to take a look before you make your next purchase. Using a coupon can amount to as much as $300 or more in savings off tools, appliances, housewares, and more!
What do you think? Have you ever taken advantage of Pro Pricing?
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