November’s Fantastic Home Discounts
It’s hard to believe the holidays are almost upon us; it seems like just yesterday that my kids started the first day of their Fall school term.
Where does time go?
The fiscal fourth/holiday quarter is important not just for traditional retailers such as Target or Macy*s, but also for home and interior showrooms. This is the opportunity for interiors showrooms to pull out all the stops in order to make their sales plans by the end of the year. Hence, November becomes a key financial month for these retailers—which in turn result in key DISCOUNTS for us.
For the #ModernCoastalCanyonHouse, I shopped almost a year in advance to benefit from these November sales. Yes, we are just now wrapping up our project—and yes, I needed to cajole certain resources to hold my goods in their warehouse for six-eight months. But the amount of money we saved was worth it in the end.
Here are some the resources I shopped with November promotions:
Most people associate Porcelanosa with beautiful tile. However, they also offer amazing plumbing fixtures, kitchen and bathroom finishes, and even solid surface counter material. They have an annual 25% off sale around Thanksgiving week in November, but what most people don’t know is that they also have a “To the Trade” week during November that is a fierce 40% off their products. To qualify for this discount, we simply asked our architect to enroll in their licensed trade professional program (which he was more than willing to do), and shopped in advance. We called our amazing #PorcelanosaSanDiego rep, Ruhamah Zepeda on the first day of the Trade promotion, and voila, we had earned an extra 15% off the public sale on our purchase for our entire home. Porcelanosa also held our tile at their warehouse from November through June—a whopping seven months—for no extra fee. #Happycustomer
Black Friday takes on a whole new meaning during the month of November for the home appliance world. In lieu of the traditional Thanksgiving Weekend sales, this world offers a WHOLE MONTH of at least 25% off discounts. US Appliances also partakes in many vendor-sponsored promotions, such as receiving a free hood with a range purchased, bundle discounts on specific brands, and end-of-year rebates. Between all of these offers, we saved approximately 30% off MSRP on our home applicable purchases. In fact, I ordered a front-load washer and dryer, a counter-depth #Samsung stainless refrigerator, a #Bosch dishwasher, a #Verona range, a contemporary range hood, and a #Sharp microwave drawer—all of our home appliances—for only $8500 including delivery. Doing our research and ordering online definitely helped us —and we didn’t paid any CA sales tax either.
The Container Store also runs a fierce 40% off #Elfa Closets Friends and Family discount (call-out to our friend Dan at #DanielAzarianCreative!) from approximately October 15th-November 15th each year. Please note this promotion is offered right after the public 25% off Elfa Sale Event, so if you have a friend or family working there get your code quickly to order early! I ordered the very first day and still had to pick-up some bracket components at a store 25 miles away due to our local store being low on stock. But hey, who wouldn’t drive for that kind of savings? Total spent on four Elfa closets with installation: $4250. More #Elfaclosets photos to come!
Other savings that we scored included trade discounts at #TheShadeStore, our local high-end Kitchen and Bath store (thanks again to Tyler @jlcarchitecture), close-out November pricing on our (beautiful!) laminate flooring from #FloorandDecor, a local marble resource (where I guess we bought the remainder of the Turkish quarry!), a family trade discount at #Lightology (thanks, Auntie Christina!), and #MorenoBath cabinets. These negotiated and to-the-trade discounts were between 15% and 40% Off retail pricing. Cha-Ching!
In the end ordering early, taking advantage of the many November promotions, and maximizing our contacts saved us some serious money on our interior finishes. Yes, it took a little more planning and juggling and not everything was super easy. But what home renovation project is?