How to Save on Halloween Clearance at Lowe’s: Buy Sooner Than You Think!

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Halloween pumpkins

When Does Lowe’s Halloween Clearance Go On Sale?

MtM Quick Take: Halloween clearance at Lowe’s starts in late October and always before the actual holiday itself. Lowe’s Halloween merchandise hits various levels of discounts, but you want to find the 50% off and 75% off levels. Read more below to find out how to get the best Halloween clearance merchandise at the best price. 

Lowe’s Halloween Clearance Guide – What to Buy, When to Do It & How to Save a Ton!

Shop Halloween Clearance Merchandise Online at Lowe’s

Most people think the key to scoring the best holiday clearance sales is to go after the holiday is over. As a reseller I sometimes have found this to be true, but different retailers clearance out their holiday and seasonal items at different times. When it comes to Halloween clearance at Lowe’s you actually don’t want to wait until after the holiday!

Lowe’s doesn’t want to have their Halloween stuff sitting around while they switch over to Christmas displays so they are overly aggressive with their Halloween clearance. Because of this you might be sorry if you show up to Lowe’s looking for a clearance after the actual holiday. The time for Lowe’s clearance is now!

How Halloween Clearance Works at Lowe’s 

This article is not based on inside information, however instead it is based off my own personal experience purchasing Halloween merchandise on clearance at Lowe’s the past few years. Here is how I have seen Halloween clearance at Lowe’s work. 

50% Off Halloween Clearance Prices at Lowe’s

Halloween clearance items at Lowe’s generally hit 50% off about a week to ten days before the holiday itself. In 2019 most of my local area Lowe’s stores hit the 50% discount mark on their Halloween merchandise on October 22, 2019.

75% Off Halloween Clearance Prices at Lowe’s

If you are really a brave soul and someone who is always looking for the best bargain, then it might be beneficial to wait until Lowe’s marks down their Halloween merchandise to 75%. Unlike other retailers that may discount their Halloween merchandise after the holiday, you can actually get Lowe’s clearance at this deep discount before the big day! In 2019 most of the stores around the country hit their 75% off Halloween clearance on October 25, 2019. That means that as of publishing many stores have deep discount on Halloween decor and you might actually be able to use it THIS YEAR! 

Halloween inflatable bought during a Lowe's clearance sale
We got this inflatable for about 85% off in 2018 after factoring in coupons, discounted gift cards and the 75% off clearance.

How to Maximize Lowe’s Halloween Sales

As you might have guessed, many of the better themed items tend to disappear once they hit the 50% off level. Many of the Disney items including inflatables generally sell out here, although I have been able to score a ton of great merchandise at a deeper discount. This year I initially purchased some 50% off Halloween clearance at Lowe’s, but switched to better discounts when the 75% off came.

In general you need to strike fairly quickly to get the best Halloween clearance items at Lowe’s. For example today is probably your best chance to catch the best Halloween items since the stores want them completely gone so they can complete their switchover to Christmas this coming week. Weekends are also busier for them meaning more people just pick stuff up while they are browsing.

Ordering Online/Checking Stock

To look for items on clearance at Lowe’s you can use sites like Brickseek to check for stock levels at your local store. They have a free membership and paying up can give you better access to data. Lowe’s does let you order online for pickup and get the clearance price for most items. (Use a portal to save even more.)

Shop Lowe’s Clearance Halloween Items Online

To check the local stock at your store navigate to the product page and make sure your desired store is set as your location on the site. It will show the actual in-store price and stock. If your store has the Lowe’s Halloween clearance item you are looking for then you should be able to order it online! Keep in mind that sometimes people buy high demand stuff before the order is processed so it is generally better to go in and grab it yourself if you want something.

Lowe's Halloween Clearance Projector
We picked up this $200+ 9′ inflatable and projector for less than $50 this year on clearance!

Using Coupons and Discount Gift Cards

I save a ton of money at Lowe’s on both clearance stuff and everything else by stacking coupons and discounted gift cards. 

Lowe’s Discount Coupons

You may be eligible for Lowe’s discount coupons if you are moving and sometimes they send them in the mail as well. If you don’t have any, right now there are various coupons available for Lowe’s on eBay and elsewhere. (10% off, $10 off $50 and $20 off $100)

Keep in mind that as of October, 2019 these types of Lowe’s coupons are in-store only. With that said, We were able to use $20 off $100 coupons in-store to take our Lowe’s 75% off discount to an entirely new level. In other words, you can save 80%+ off Halloween merchandise by stacking the clearance sale and discount coupons. 

Lowe’s Discounted Gift Cards

One other way we save big on Lowe’s is by purchasing discounted gift cards. We cover a lot of Lowe’s gift card deals which generally include around a 10% discount. Even outside of sale periods you can often save 5% or more on Raise during various discounts and promos they run. Not a huge savings, but between the clearance prices, discounted gift cards and coupons, you can save upwards of 85% on your Lowe’s Halloween purchases. 

My Halloween Clearance Haul at Lowe’s

Our Lowe's Halloween Clearance haul.
Our Lowe’s Halloween haul. All at 75%+ off!

I haven’t generally purchased a lot of Halloween clearance from Lowe’s for resale, but have managed to pick up some awesome stuff to decorate our own house. Over the past couple of years we have picked up $300+ inflatables for 80%+ off plus a ton of smaller decorations like lighted pumpkins, projectors and more. 

This year we did pick up a few things at 50% just in case they sold out, but with the 75% clearance coming so soon after we opted to return most of that stuff and were able to purchase it at 75% off. In the end this year’s Lowe’s clearance will ensure our house is the scariest on the block!

Bottom Line

If you thought the best time to take advantage of Lowe’s Halloween clearance was after the holiday then you are wrong! Right now you can get 75% off clearance items at Lowe’s. Whether you are looking for Halloween decor for this year or to stockpile for next, now is the time to head out to Lowe’s for some scary tricks and treats to liven up your holiday!

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  1. Awesome tip! We have a Home Depot that is close so don’t usually drive the extra 15 minutes for Lowe’s but the Halloween selection is SO MUCH BETTER. I had no idea!

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