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How to Shop the Home Depot Black Friday Sale in 2024

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The official Home Depot Black Friday Sale started today, Nov. 23, 2023 (Thanksgiving Day), and all the deals in the Home Depot Black Friday ad are available now!

The Home Depot Black Friday Sale is a must-shop for home improvement DIYers and folks looking for dirt-cheap holiday decor. So how long do Black Friday sales last at Home Depot? Well, ever since 2020, Home Depot has turned a days-long sale into an event lasting 3 – 4 weeks. But the really good stuff starts now, during the main event.

I’ve studied and tracked Home Depot’s Black Friday sales from the past four years, and it’s helped me stir up a solid 2023 strategy based on what we’ve seen before (and what we’re seeing in the 2023 Black Friday ad).

Below, I’ll highlight how long the sale will last and how to find the best deals on tools, Christmas decor, and appliances. Plus, I’ll break down all of The Home Depot’s return policy lingo so you can avoid any unwanted surprises this holiday season.

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The early Home Depot Black Friday Sale will start the first week of November.

A Home Depot Black Friday savings advertisement on a table with some tools

Home Depot typically runs an early Black Friday event for the whole month of November, starting on the first Thursday of the month. We expect early deals will start on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2024.

In 2023, Home Depot started their Black Friday sale early on Nov. 2 — even earlier than the previous year’s Nov. 3 release. They dropped the first early Home Depot Black Friday ad on Oct. 31, 2023, with a preview of the early deals. Most prices were valid for the whole month right up through their main Black Friday event.

 

2. The main Home Depot Black Friday Sale will start on Thanksgiving Day 2024.

Just like in years past, we expect Home Depot to start their main Black Friday Sale on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2024 (aka Thanksgiving Day).

However, the first day of the sale will be online only, since stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day. But doors will open bright and early the next morning for Black Friday doorbusters in-store.

 

Is Home Depot open on Thanksgiving?

No, Home Depot stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day 2024, just like in prior years. But you can still shop their Black Friday deals online.

 

What are Home Depot’s Black Friday hours?

Home Depot stores will open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday 2024. We expect them to close at 9 p.m.

 

3. Home Depot’s 2024 Black Friday sale prices will last a whole month.

Someone holding the Home Depot Black Friday ad.

Home Depot likes to run Black Friday sale prices for the whole month of November. Early deals will last for three weeks, from Nov. 7 – 27, 2024. Then, the main Black Friday Sale will take over from Nov. 28 – Dec. 5.

This is a pattern that holds over the years for Home Depot. Early deals usually start at the very beginning of November and run on and off throughout the month.

 

4. The $2 poinsettias are always Home Depot’s best Black Friday deal — that’s 60% off!

A woman holding two poinsettias at Home Depot.

Home Depot’s marquee Black Friday doorbuster is the 1.25-qt potted poinsettia for $2 — regularly priced at $4.98. The doorbuster Home Depot poinsettias are always the No. 1 deal I look for during Black Friday at Home Depot, and its popularity over the last several years means they’re certain to make a comeback in 2024.

This deal is always in-store only and while supplies last. There’s a limit of 20 poinsettias per person. For 2023, we expect the poinsettia deal to be available Nov. 29 – 30, 2024.

 

5. Get fresh-cut Home Depot Christmas trees delivered for free during the Black Friday sale.

Fresh cut Home Depot Christmas trees on display outside of Home Depot.

When you buy live, fresh-cut Home Depot Christmas trees from HomeDepot.com, you won’t have to pay any shipping fees — they’ll handle Christmas tree delivery right to your doorstep for free!

For 2023, Home Depot also offered a 7.5-foot Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Tree for $79 — 60% off the regular price.

 

6. Subscribe to emails from The Home Depot emails and texts to earn easy $5 – $10 off coupons.

A person's hand holding an iPhone displaying the Home Depot Garden Club sign up page in front of a Home Depot shopping cart.

Home Depot makes both dollar-off and percent-off coupons available if you do any of the following:

  • Sign up for Home Depot email alerts for a $5 off $50 coupon.
  • Subscribe to Home Depot text alerts for a $5 off $50 coupon.
  • Sign up for Home Depot Style and Decor emails: Earn a 10% off coupon on select furniture, home accents, bedding, and bath items.

All of these coupons will be delivered to you via email, except for the text sign-up coupon (that one goes to your phone, with about 10 texts sent each month).

 

 

7. Shop appliances early during their Black Friday sale to save up to 40% — then check for a rebate to save even more.

Person looking at Appliances

Home Depot has other big sales throughout the year like Home Depot Spring Black Friday and the Home Depot Memorial Day sale. But you can get the best deals on a wider variety of items by shopping their Black Friday appliance deals. Think discounts of around 30% – 40% on certain popular brands like Samsung, Frigidaire, and LG.

Their Black Friday prices start early in the month of November and run through Cyber Monday, so there’s no need to wait until later sales to save money. Get ’em while supplies last.

TIP: If you buy appliances during Home Depot Black Friday, be sure to enter your zip code on their website to check for a Home Depot Rebate that could save you even more.

 

8. For mulch, patio items, and paint, wait for The Home Depot Memorial Day Sale or The Home Depot Spring Black Friday Sale.

A person's hand holding up an iPhone displaying the Home Depot memorial day paint sale in the Home Depot app in front of a paint display with red, white, and blue balloons.

Paint deals don’t even make it into The Home Depot Black Friday ad, so don’t even bother looking for bargains during that sale.

For paint, patio furniture, and patio pavers, you’re better off shopping during three-day weekend sales at Home Depot like Memorial Day, Presidents’ Day, and Fourth of July, when you can save around $5 per gallon and 30% on exterior paints.

You’ll want to wait to buy mulch, flowers, and basic vegetable planters during the Home Depot Spring Black Friday sale, because they don’t typically mark these types of unseasonable items down during Black Friday.

 

9. Home Depot’s Price Match Guarantee doesn’t apply during Black Friday.

A person pointing to the graphic that reads, "Nobody beats our prices. Guaranteed*" next to the Home Depot price match policy on the wall inside Home Depot.

Does Home Depot price match competitors on Black Friday? Nope. They don’t price match on Black Friday, Spring Black Friday, or during other seasonal promotions, so don’t even ask. According to the Home Depot price match policy, it’s a hard no.

 

10. Get free shipping on Home Depot orders over $45 on Black Friday.

A man placing some Home Depot delivery boxes on a doorstep.

You’ll get free two-day shipping on most orders over $45 from HomeDepot.com. This doesn’t apply to everything, as you won’t get free shipping on gift cards or anything with size/weight restrictions.

There’s also free standard delivery on all appliance purchases of $396 or more.

 

11. Use The Home Depot app to plan your in-store Black Friday shopping route before you shop.

A graphic of two cell phones showing the Home Depot app and where it shows a product's location in a store.

Instead of wasting time searching for items in store on Black Friday, use The Home Depot app (iOS / Android) to check inventory and locate the aisle and exact bay (shelf) where you can find the stuff you want.

TIP: You can search by voice or image in The Home Depot app to save even more time while you shop in store.

 

 

12. Keep your Home Depot receipt — you’ll need it for any return within 90 days and also for The Home Depot survey.

Someone holding up their Home Depot receipt in front of a Home Depot store.

Home Depot’s return policy allows you to return most purchases within 90 days — but you only have 30 days to return furniture, area rugs, gas-powered equipment, generators, or consumer electronics.

In 2021, Home Depot updated their return policy to require a receipt or proof of purchase for any return. For a Home Depot return without a receipt, they can look up your transaction using your credit or debit card, or even a check — but only within 30 days of your purchase. They also only accept new and unopened items (with exceptions for damaged/defective merchandise).

If you have a Home Depot credit card, you don’t need your receipt; they can track down your purchases for up to a year.

The tightest return window applies to returns of major appliances (think: refrigerators, washers, dryers, and even some microwaves). You’ll only have 48 hours after you leave the store or get it delivered to identify any damage or defects and make your return.

TIP: Fill out this survey using the user ID and password on the bottom of your Home Depot receipt for a chance to win $5,000. It’s a few questions about your shopping experience, and Home Depot will randomly select one survey-taker four times a year.

 

13. Get up to 10% cash back at Home Depot when you shop with Ibotta.

A person's hand holding an iPhone displaying the Home Depot offer page page on the Ibotta app in an aisle at Home Depot.

If you’re planning on making some big purchases, definitely take advantage of Home Depot cash back. For Black Friday, cash back on HomeDepot.com is as high as 10% if you shop through Ibotta.

If you’re unfamiliar with Ibotta, it’s easy to use. You’ll have to create an account, but from there you simply search “Home Depot” on Ibotta’s homepage. Then click on the Home Depot link, and anything you buy will earn you cash back.

Even when the cashback percentage on Ibotta dips lower — I’ve seen it hover around 4% — it’ll at least cover your sales tax for a major purchase. But 10% is big for Black Friday.

 

14. Save 1% – 3% on a discounted Home Depot gift card from Raise.com.

A woman holding a Home Depot gift card in front of her.

Check out Raise.com if you’re looking to grab a Home Depot gift card on the cheap. Raise sells full-value gift cards for a discounted price, so your savings on the gift card are built into whatever you use it on.

For The Home Depot, expect anywhere from 1% – 3% off the normal price. Every dollar counts, right?

 

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