I just went in to the front desk, nicely asked if they would honor the coupon, she read it, asked the manager, and he said of course.
Doesn't hurt that I'm naturally flirtatious, fit and good looking young chap who worked them both over like a butter churn...but yes, I'd say being nice is the key.
So just to completely clarify (because a table saw is exactly what I am thinking about purchasing) - did you present Home Depot with a "generic" HF 20% Discount Coupon, or was it a HF specific ad/coupon for one of their table saws (of which they only really have like two or three anyway)?
Sorry for all of the excruciatingly annoying follow-up questions. I just like to be as thorough as possible and (try to) make sure I understand the strategy completely before I give it a go .... you know, so I don't make more of a fool of myself than I normally do.
I apologize for kind of diverting the issue/direction of your original subject. Ironically, my next "big tool" purchase I'm hoping to make is
a decent - yet home-hobbiest/diy'er purpose/affordable - table saw ... which is what drew me to your original topic discussion in the first place. Then, when the issue of using an abundantly available Harbor Freight 20% Discount Coupon at Home Depot came up - and reading about how you were able to purchase the quality table saw you wanted with it with the discount - the "within/closer to affordable reach" factor was simply too potentially exciting for me not to investigate further.
Hopefully, I am not the only one who might be able to benefit from this information as well.
But again, I apologize for hijacking your original topic discussion.