Welcome to Lowes Employees.com

Welcome to Lowesemployees.com. Take a look around. Perhaps you’re just looking for some home improvement project advice.  Maybe you are looking to start a career at Lowes and want some more information from the employees that work the front lines of retail?  We have some great articles and product reviews too. We are not an official Lowes site. You can find lowesemployees Welcome to Lowes Employees.comLowes Home Improvement at www.lowes.com. We are not affiliated with Lowes Home Improvement, but we do work at Lowes. And everyone can subscribe to our newsletter and have a chance to win our monthly Lowes Gift Card giveaway!
You have probably heard the saying that ” you don’t choose retail, retail chooses you”.  That’s us!  None of us planned a career in retail, but working at Lowes has made many things possible for us.  The hours are long and you have to work nights, weekends and holidays, but in the end, it is well worth it. Take a moment to look over our site.  We also have helpful resources, hints, product reviews and some great information.  Read more from Lowes Employees.com

Lowes Discount and Moving Coupon Codes 2014

There are several ways to get a Lowes discount. Lowes honors competitor coupons and manufacturer coupons, so feel free to present them. Moving coupons are also a great way to save. In addition, if you have a Lowes credit card, you may be sent coupons in the mail. It is certainly not easy to find working discount coupons on the web as there are hardly any which are genuinely valuable. There are hundreds of coupon sites out there offering discounts at Lowes, but most dont work.  Here’s why.
The only real 100% guaranteed discount codes or coupon codes you will see come directly from the Lowes website.  I will point out however that there are promotions going on all the time with Lowes and other websites and your success will vary.  Most coupon sites are successful around 40-50% of the time. The simple reason is that Lowe’s and many other companies never supply coupon codes to begin with.

The easiest discount to get at Lowes?  The competitor price match.  Lowes will match a competitor price plus 10% of the difference.  Here’s the Lowes price matching policy:
We guarantee our everyday competitive prices. If you find a lower everyday price on an identical item at a local retail competitor, just bring us the competitor’s current ad, and we’ll beat their price by 10%. If a competitor is offering a percent off discount, we’ll match the final net price the competitor is offering. Our price guarantee does not apply to installation labor, to the competitor’s closeout, special order, discontinued, clearance, liquidation or to damaged items. Limited to reasonable quantities. Source: Lowes.com

lowessavemoney 150x150 Lowes Discount and Moving Coupon Codes 2014In most markets, Home Depot is Lowes major competitor.  But don’t forget about Walmart, Ace Hardware, Menards or various local retailers.  You should always comparison shop to identify these opportunities. Be aware that you can get a store to honor different offerings by competitors. For example, a competitor is offering 10% off all appliances. Ask Lowes to match that offer. It is typically best to offer proof of such offers with a sales flyer. However, the store can always call the competitor to verify, but if the difference is small, like $10 or less, the store probably won’t even bother. Read More…

$5 Lowe’s Gift Card when you purchase $10 Energizer batteries

Receive a $5 Lowe’s Gift Card by mail  when you purchase $10 or more of  ANY Energizer  batteries or flashlights.  This rebate offer is good through August 16, 2014.

1. Purchase $10 or more of any Energizer® batteries or flashlights at a Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse between 06/15/2014 and 08/16/2014. Requests must be postmarked by 09/15/2014. – Claims postmarked after this date will not be honored.
2. Limit two Gift Cards per household.
3. Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing. If you do not receive your rebate after 8 weeks visit www.lowes.com/rebates, or you may call 1- 877- 204 -1223.
4. Please keep a copy of all materials submitted for your records.
5. Mail the completed certificate along with a photocopy of your cash register receipt. You can also submit your rebate online.

Here’s the link: Energizer Rebate Form at Lowes.

Energizer Max Batteries:
“Everyone needs a battery brand they can rely on. Introducing Energizer® MAX® with Power Seal Technology, which now holds power for up to 10 years while in storage providing long life for the devices you use every day. We are excited to share that Power Seal Technology extends across the full MAX product line, so from toys to clocks to flashlights, you can now be confident you’ll always have power when you need it most. that’s positive energy!” Read More…

Lowes vs Home Depot Smoke Detectors – Kidde and First Alert Alarms

Smoke alarms save lives. You need alarms that detect flaming and smoldering fires for each bedroom, with at least one set on each level, including the attic and basement. You should also have an alarm on each living level, in the basement, and near, but not inside, an attached garage.
If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out.   Smoke detectors, sound an alarm when they sense the presence of smoke particles. Most local fire safety regulations require installation of functioning smoke alarms on every level of all homes and buildings. Also carbon monoxide detectors alert you to toxic levels of an invisible and odorless gas that can cause serious health problems. Together, these two devices provide significant and cost-effective protection for your home and family.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.

What types of smoke alarms are available?

There are many brands of smoke alarms on the market, but they fall under two basic types: ionization and photoelectric. Read More…

Kitchen Trends or Kitchen Nightmares? Remodeling For 2015

The kitchen is the room with all the action and sometimes, it just needs a fresh look.  If you haven’t taken a close look at new kitchens or done a recent kitchen remodel, you are in for some great innovations.  Open shelving, cook tops, wall ovens, and under-counter options such as specialized drawers for wine, refrigeration and microwaving.  Pull-out faucets and brushed nickel finishes for faucets, hardware and lighting. French doors and bottom freezer refrigerators. Energy efficient dishwashers, ovens,  under-counter vegetable crispers and dedicated drawers to for cost savings and lifestyles. Lowes kitchen design specialists can help you find the latest kitchen cabinets, cabinet hardware, accessories and more.
It’s not just the place to prepare and cook food. It’s also used for entertaining guests, storing gadgets and having family meals. Because they can be such a large investment, most homeowners doing a kitchen remodel hope to end up with a kitchen that looks fresh as long as possible. What’s hot and trendy today may be out of style in a year and make your kitchen look outdated.   When thinking of kitchen trends and remodels, homeowners need to answer one important question: Who is the remodel for? Read More…

Bifen Granules, Bifenthrin, Pyrethrin Insect Control Explained

Bifenthrin is a pyrethroid insecticide used primarily against insects by disrupting its nervous system.  Insect control products at Lowes with Bifen granules will usually have less than .20% concentration.  Higher concentrations of up to 7.0 % can be found through commercial dealers, though use restrictions may apply.  Bifen granules can remain effective for 2-4 months.
It is effective on Japanese Beetles, ants, termites, fleas, ticks, spiders, scorpions, roaches, millipedes, earwigs, grasshoppers, sod webworms, weevils, leaf miners, box elder bugs, bees, wasps, crickets, and ornamental pests. Although it is listed as a restricted use chemical in the United States, it is allowed to be sold for retail use, provided the product sold has a low concentration of bifen. Products containing bifenthrin come in many forms, including sprays, granules, liquid and aerosols.  There are over 400 products containing bifenthrin for insect control available in the United States. Products containing bifenthrin include Talstar, Maxxthor, Capture, Brigade, Bifenthrine and Ortho Home Defense Max.

Bifenthrin is an insecticide in the pyrethroid family. Pyrethroids are manmade versions of pyrethrins, which come from chrysanthemum flowers.  About 200 years ago people in central Asia discovered that dried, crushed flowers of certain chrysanthemums were toxic to insects. Pyrethroids make up the majority of todays household insecticides.  In lower concentrations, they may also have insect repellent properties and are generally harmless to humans in low doses. Pyrethroids became popular as consumer insecticides in the 1990s as replacements for older pesticides, like Diazinon and Dursban that were phased out for environmental and human health reasons. Read More…