It doesn’t hurt to ask

By Mir
May 12, 2008

So, we replaced our grill. The new one is just a wee big larger, and by that I mean that we could prepare an entire cow on it at once, which is great, because you just never know when you’re going to need 36 burgers ready simultaneously.

Here’s the interesting part—right now Lowe’s is running a Spring Savings Event through May 18th, 2008, wherein registered users earn gift cards back based upon the money spent there. You can earn $50 in Lowe’s gift cards for every $500 spent, so it’s no chump change if you’re already spending, is my point. Anyway, I knew about the promotion because I read about it online, but my local store isn’t promoting it for some reason.

It turns out that you can get a card number (needed for online registration) over the phone. And you can register your purchases retroactively. So if you’ve spent some big money at Lowe’s since March 10th, 2008, I encourage you to check out the site and then—if your local store doesn’t appear to be promoting this—start calling around. I was able to get a number from a store a couple of towns over. Then we registered for the Spring Event and now we have $50 coming our way.

Which I’m sure my husband will spend on exciting things like downspouts and pine straw. Woo!


  1. Ooh, thanks for the tip! We’re about to plunk down some big bucks for carpet from Lowe’s–I’ll definitely be checking this out.

  2. Congrats on the new grill!

    Isn’t all that space wonderful?! 🙂

  3. Oh, wait . . . the site says, “. . . every time you shop Lowe’s for your outdoor living needs, you’ll earn a Lowe’s Gift Card.” I wonder how my husband would feel about that green Astroturf carpet in the family room?

  4. Wow!! Great job…I just ove it when persistance pays off!! It just makes you feel so good 🙂

  5. Wow, so that was almost like getting a sale on your grill. Way to go!

  6. I found the cards near the Service desk, mixed in with the credit card applications.

  7. I’m going to call Lowes right now. Hubby spent almost $800 there last week.

  8. Yeah. My Lowe’s? They have no clue. Never heard of it. Can’t find it on the website because their access is limited to They cannot type in /spring event, nor can they go to

  9. I’m sure that gift card money spent on pine straw and downspouts means more cash available for online shoes for you, Mir! So Woo for you too!

  10. What store did you actually call Mir? Only asking because all of the stores I’ve called have no idea what I’m talking about!
    I’ll keep trying…..


  11. I too have tried several stores and have come up empty. Does anyone want to share??

    Thanks 🙂

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