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If you’ve ever heard of the Home Depot 11% rebate, it might sound too good to be true — but we’re here to tell you it’s totally legit, as long as you live in a participating state near their competitor Menards. Home Depot will really give you 11% of your purchase back in some cases, but there are a few exceptions. We scoured the fine print and gathered all the details so you don’t leave any money on the table.
Whether you need a new snowblower, a few cans of paint, or the latest Halloween decor, the Home Depot 11% rebate can save you big bucks if you follow the proper steps. With the rebate, a $100 purchase will come out to just $89 instead. And the more you spend, the more you can save.
Here’s everything you need to know about Home Depot’s 11% rebate before you shop.
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The Home Depot 11% rebate is only offered for in-store purchases.
First, it’s important to note that the rebate only applies to in-store purchases. This means that you can’t use it to get credit back from an online purchase.
When you make an eligible purchase at a Home Depot store (more on what that means in a minute), be sure to get a receipt. Then head to the Home Depot rebate website and enter your purchase date. You can only apply for the rebate within 30 days of the date of your purchase, so do it right away to avoid missing out on the extra cash.
You’ll be asked to enter your receipt details and personal contact information. Once they validate your information, you’ll select a payment method for where to get your rebate. As of Feb. 19, 2023, you can only choose the e-gift card option (sent by email within 48 hours).
And yes, we know their rebate website looks a little sketchy, but it’s totally legit! We put the URL into a website lookup site and found that the owner of the rebate website is Home Depot Product Authority, LLC — the same name that’s listed at the bottom of the Home Depot corporate website.
TIP: If you’ve lost your receipt, your local Home Depot store can usually reprint one for you. Just give them the date and time you made your purchase.
Current offer windows for the Home Depot 11% rebate:
If you made an in-store purchase within the following time frames, your purchase may be eligible for the 11% rebate offer. Keep this in mind: you only have 30 days from your purchase date to claim the rebate, and certain items are excluded.
- July 31 – Aug. 27, 2023
- Aug. 28 – Sept. 24, 2023
See all the latest offer windows on their website.
You can’t use the rebate in combination with any sales or discounts.
You can only get the rebate on full-price items, and you can’t combine it with any Home Depot sales, discounts, or promotions. So if an item is on sale for 5% off at Home Depot, you’d get a better deal by waiting to buy it at full price and then saving 11% with the rebate.
There are certain brands you can’t use the rebate on (like Weber and John Deere). They also don’t let you get the rebate on gift card purchases.
TIP: The full list of excluded products is really long — like 1,306 pages long. If you plan to try out the Home Depot 11% rebate, we recommend searching that list of exclusions for your item’s SKU number before making your purchase.
Only select stores in 16 states participate in the rebate program.
Another important detail about the rebate program is that not all Home Depot stores will honor it.
To understand where it’s offered, you need to know why it started. The brand first spun up the idea to compete with the Menards 11% rebate program, so only Home Depot stores within a certain radius of a Menards location will participate.
The Home Depot 11% rebate is only offered in the 16 states we list below — aka the states that also have a Menards location. But not all Home Depot locations in these states will participate. We found the full list of Home Depot locations, but you can also call your local Home Depot store to confirm.
States That May Offer the Home Depot 11% Rebate:
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Remember, you can only get the rebate at certain times of the year.
Another major factor in the rebate program is that it’s not offered all the time. Most recently, Home Depot has only offered rebates for purchases made within the time frames below, which means we’re almost outside the 30-day window of eligibility. But they update their website periodically with new dates, so it’s worth checking back for new offers if you’re planning to make a big purchase.
Prior dates for the Home Depot 11% rebate:
To give you an idea of when the Home Depot 11% may be offered again in the future, here’s a look at past dates we’ve seen:
- June 26 – July 30, 2023
- June 5 – 25, 2023
- May 1 – June 4, 2023
- March 27 – April 30, 2023
- Feb. 19 – March 26, 2023
- Oct. 31 – Nov. 23, 2022
- Sept. 26 – Oct. 30, 2022