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Your Take: Renting Large Tools

Home Depot Tool RentalOne of the fun things about running a blog is being able to hold giveaways where I can give readers some really awesome things. Today, I have the opportunity to offer up a $200 gift card from Home Depot to one lucky Bargaineering.com reader.

Last week, Fred from One Project Closer’s wrote a guest post about frugal tool options and several people emailed me to ask if I had any personal experience renting tools. If you remember, renting tools was Fred’s #3 recommendation after borrowing and co-op buying (I would’ve listed renting as a #2, before co-op buying).

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 The Home 
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8 Great Frugal Tool Options for Home Improvement Projects

You probably already know that tackling home improvement projects on your own (or with some friends) is one of the best ways to build equity in your home. Skilled construction and remodeling labor commands a premium price in the U.S. By doing it yourself, you save the cost of that labor; plus you get the added satisfaction of showing off your improvements to your friends.

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 Your Take 
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Your Take: What Project Have You Been Putting Off?

Home Depot Dream Gift CardI normally am not a fan of gift cards because they force you to spend them at a particular store, I instead think that cash can still be a classy gift if presented in the right way (and who doesn’t like cash?). However, if I were to get a gift card, there are few stores I’d rather get a card for than Home Depot because, like all other homeowners, I seem to be one project away from being “finished.” There’s always something I can get there and Home Depot doesn’t play any of the BS gift card games like devaluing the card if you don’t use it or charging annual fees.

From now until February 28th, The Home Depot is offering a special commemorative “Dream” gift card to celebrate and support the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Home Depot will donate 5% of each “Dream” gift card to support the Center for Civil and Human Rights, up to $1 million dollars. The monies will then be used to build a permanent home for Dr. Martin Luther King’s history papers, a collection of over 10,000 items consisting of his personal writings and papers. The collection includes over 7,000 handwritten notes from 1946 to 1968 and include drafts of his “I Have a Dream” speech, his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” other theological writings and his Nobel Peace Prize addresses.

You can buy these cards at a store or online at Home Depot (here are some Home Depot coupons you can use).

To help get the word out, Home Depot is giving Bargaineering readers an opportunity to win a $50 gift card! To win, all you have to do is leave a comment telling us what is the one project in your house that you keep putting off? You all know what I mean, it’s the toilet with the leaky tank, the door that doesn’t close all the way, the faucet that continually drips. What is the one project you keep putting off? For me, it’s my closet door that doesn’t close all the way. My closet won’t close because it’s just too big. I’ve sanded it a little but I need to get the electric sander out and really go to town before the stupid thing will close. I haven’t done it yet because my office is carpeted and I just don’t want to deal with both sanding and cleaning up. :)

So, what project have you been putting off? Tell us all by noon on February 13th and you will be in the running. I will randomly select one commenter to receive the $50 Home Depot “Dream” gift card. Void where prohibited. Good luck!

The contest is now closed, the lucky winner is “tom rundel” (Comment ID 296068) who just put in a wood stove, I hope this $50 gift card from Home Depot can help complete the look!


 The Home 
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Home Depot $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Home Depot Duct Tape Gift CardA lot of people have been hurting lately because of the woes of our economy and with the holidays coming up, we could all use a hand. Home Depot, a store I shop at all the time, has teamed up with us to offer a $100 Home Depot Gift card to help you get into the holiday spirit. If you have any holiday home improvement plans, this gift card might be right up your alley. Home Depot has also done something pretty clever with these cards, there are seventeen different styles, including one (shown) that looks and feels like it’s wrapped in duct tape.

All you need to do to get an entry into the contest is leave a comment below (with your email address). As with all giveaways, email subscribed readers also get an entry. That means if you are subscribed and you leave a comment, you double your chances of winning the card. (No disrespect to regular RSS readers, there’s just no way to identify individual RSS subscribers)

To subscribe by email:

The contest ends at noon next Friday, December 12th, 2008 (you’ll know because comments will be closed). Void where prohibited. One entry per person.

Congratulations to David (sorry dude) Crystal B., commenting at December 5th, 2008 at 1:02 pm, on winning the Home Depot gift card. I have emailed Crystal for her address but if she doesn’t reply in the next few days, I’ll draw another name. Thank you to everyone who entered!


 Banking 
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Bank of America Giving Away $10 Home Depot Cards For Debit Use

Upon signing out of my account tonight, I was notified of an ongoing promotion Bank of America was running where they would send you a $10 Home Depot gift card if you used your Bank of America debit card at least ten times before September 30th.

  • Make 10 purchases with your Check Card between September 1 and 30. You can use it at places that don’t have a PIN pad—simply present your card.
  • Virtually everything you buy counts, no matter where you use your card
  • As a “thank you” from us, we’ll automatically send you a $10 Gift Card to The Home Depot®
  • Some caveats:

    Offer not valid on a) ATM transactions; b) credits or other adjustments related to POS purchases, such as those for purchases that are cancelled or returned; c) purchases for cash-like items such as money orders, traveler’s cheques, foreign currency, cashier’s cheques, gaming chips, and other similar instruments and things of value; d) account funding transactions including transfers to open or fund deposit, escrow, or brokerage accounts and purchases of stored-value cards

    Sounds like an easy way to make $10 from Bank of America for a card you probably carry in your wallet or purse anyway.


     Frugal Living 
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    How To Get 5% Cash Back At Home Depot

    Waiting in the checkout line of my local Giant, I saw that they were heavily pushing gift cards including Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, and some local restaurants like a Bennigan’s. For those of you wanting to get the most cash back for your buck, get a 5% cashback at supermarkets credit card, buy a giftcard to a place you were already going to spend money, and use that instead of usual 1% cashback card. Instant 5% cashback.

    I wouldn’t go to the grocery store specifically to get a Home Depot $50 gift card but if I happened to go there before a trip to HD, you’ll make a lot of those when you buy a house, then I might pick it up. (not worth the effort to make an extra trip…)

    Any think of a reason why this wouldn’t work?


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