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#1 momlori  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 17, 2018 - 11:36 am

I am looking for a new tree this year.  Who had good deals last year?  Was BF the best day to buy or was there a better day?



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Posted Oct 17, 2018 - 11:42 am

Definitely the tree from Home Depot. :) I think it's $79. I got in line about 5:15 am and was able to get one. (btw, if you've never done BF at Home Depot, they know now to do it. Coffee, doughnuts, and an outdoor heater!)
It was also available online the year I got mine, but I was too impatient to wait for shipping. You might could do store pickup though. It sold out online before I left at 5am to head out, so you'd want to order when it goes live.

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Posted Oct 17, 2018 - 12:18 pm

I second the Home Depot tree.  I think a lot of us here have it. It's pretty, has white and multicolor lights, and you can't beat the price.  I bought one for my kids 3 years ago, and got mine 2 years ago.  We did not get there at opening, and were able to get one, so I guess it probably depends on where you live. We walked in, and they already had them loaded in baskets.



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Posted Oct 17, 2018 - 12:28 pm

I third the Home Depot tree.  While I haven't gotten one there on Black Friday mine did come from there. 

 

And as Bopeep said, the store had them already loaded up ready to pay at the store I was at as well. It's hard to beat that and the coffee and donuts.   :)



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Posted Oct 17, 2018 - 12:28 pm

I agree with the other posters - I got mine from Home Depot online - I had already put my other tree up, so we just transferred the decorations - no need for the lights as this tree already has them. :)   Everyone LOVES the tree! Excellent value!


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Posted Oct 17, 2018 - 1:11 pm

Guess what.....I say HOME DEPOT also :)



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Posted Oct 17, 2018 - 2:12 pm

My mom and dad got one from home depot last year and it is a beautiful tree.



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Posted Oct 17, 2018 - 2:43 pm

Agree with everyone else, Home Depot



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Posted Oct 17, 2018 - 2:57 pm

We've done real Christmas trees every year since our boys were 5, I think.  But, this year, I told my husband I want an artificial tree so I can use it year to year and I don't have to wait on him to go pick it up..lol.  It will also save money every year when money is the tightest. 

It looks like I will be scoping Home Depot's ad this year..lol


Definitely the tree from Home Depot. :) I think it's $79. I got in line about 5:15 am and was able to get one. (btw, if you've never done BF at Home Depot, they know now to do it. Coffee, doughnuts, and an outdoor heater!)
It was also available online the year I got mine, but I was too impatient to wait for shipping. You might could do store pickup though. It sold out online before I left at 5am to head out, so you'd want to order when it goes live.

Do you know what size it is?



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Posted Oct 17, 2018 - 2:58 pm

It's 7.5' I believe. At least 7.

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Posted Oct 17, 2018 - 3:06 pm

Another rec for the Home Depot tree; it’s 7.5 feet. This will be our third year with it and I am buying another one so that I can let go of the older family room tree. It’s a great tree!

Watch out for the older women there for poinsettia’s; it can get a little rough

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Posted Oct 17, 2018 - 3:07 pm

Another rec for the Home Depot tree; it’s 7.5 feet. This will be our third year with it and I am buying another one so that I can let go of the older family room tree. It’s a great tree!

Watch out for the older women there for poinsettia’s; it can get a little rough

Lol.  Those older women can definitely be dangerous.. :)



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Posted Oct 18, 2018 - 5:46 am

Home Depot has the best trees at the best price to me. Great looking and a lot of extra features 



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Posted Oct 18, 2018 - 8:26 am

I know this is about artificial trees, but I will just add that Home Depot is a great place to go for real trees, too.  We used to buy at local lots in our area of Queens, New York, but have been getting our real trees from HD for some years.

 

Here is another tip:  Rite Aid has had a points back deal on Home Depot Gift Cards (also good at other home stores) in their special Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend ad the past few years.  I always get the maximum $100 and use it to buy a real tree and the balance for later purchases.  You can pick them up on Thanksgiving, so you have them in hand for Black Friday.


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Posted Oct 18, 2018 - 8:09 pm

Home Depot tree for us last year, too.

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Posted Oct 19, 2018 - 6:31 am

I know this is about artificial trees, but I will just add that Home Depot is a great place to go for real trees, too.  We used to buy at local lots in our area of Queens, New York, but have been getting our real trees from HD for some years.

 

Here is another tip:  Rite Aid has had a points back deal on Home Depot Gift Cards (also good at other home stores) in their special Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend ad the past few years.  I always get the maximum $100 and use it to buy a real tree and the balance for later purchases.  You can pick them up on Thanksgiving, so you have them in hand for Black Friday.

Did not no this about rite ad. I will have to give this a shot, need to breathe life back into my budget so how. 



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Posted Oct 19, 2018 - 12:42 pm

this was my main goal last year and I HAD to see them in person. We hit Lowes, Home Depot, Micheal's, Target, and a few others. Home Depot was the best and had the best looking trees



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Posted Oct 19, 2018 - 3:57 pm

I agree... Home Depot is the best!

We bought our 1st artificial tree in 2013 from Home Depot BF online. 7'5" ft. Martha Stewart $79.00 with a $10.00 off coupon, bringing it to $69.00.

 

We've always been a "live tree" family and knew the kids were not going to take this very well. We also knew that when they went off to college, it would be difficult to do the "live tree" thing without them being home to help. We decided to go artificial, but put it up the year when our baby went to college.

 

We put it up- in 2015.

It had white or multicolor lights, and you couldn't beat the price.

When the kids came home for their end of semester break, the tree was up. They smelled the tree (thanks to the pine scented hanging sticks) and thought it looked gorgeous. 

It took them 24 hours to discover it wasn't real, only because they noticed the trunk wasn't thick enough when they were chilling on the sofa in the family room- and- it was the shortest tree we've ever had -we have 18' ceiling.

 

We donated that tree to our baby's fraternity, and purchased 2 more artificial trees from Home Depot. FYI- Dec. 26th is the best time to purchase, as all trees are a minimum of 1/2 off.

2nd tree is a 9' Martha Stewart- White lights, gorgeous. Purchased in 2015 for $99.99

3rd tree is 10' National Tree- Multi color lights, full and so realistic. Purchased in 2015 for $179.00

 

I think we have enough trees. And even though the kids swear that they'll never have an artificial tree when they move out and have their own home and family (my husband and I said the same thing when we were their age), they actually think the trees look-and smell- great!



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Posted Oct 21, 2018 - 10:28 am

https://m.lowes.com/...ghts/1000526409

I bought this one at Lowe's last year (not on BF) and really like it. VERY full and realistic looking. I also like that it has incandescent lights...I just can't bring myself to like LED lights although I do like that you are able to switch from clear and colored lights with most of the LED prelits.

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Posted Oct 23, 2018 - 5:37 am

I always wanted to try a real tree, but I do not do bugs at all and have heard some horror stories. 



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Posted Oct 23, 2018 - 9:20 am

We always end up hosing ours down to clean it off then it dries out setup in the garage for a night then into the house. Never had bugs from them. :)



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Posted Oct 23, 2018 - 10:02 am

I always wanted to try a real tree, but I do not do bugs at all and have heard some horror stories. 

We've almost always bought from a tree farm (with the exception of maybe two years) and we've never had any trouble with bugs.  But, this year we are going to buy an artificial because it is just so expensive to buy a live tree every year just to toss out (we have a lake behind our house and always put it in there).  It has gotten hard to find the time to go get the tree over the last few years and it has ended up being mid-December before we can go.  I like to put our tree up the weekend before BF or the weekend after. :)



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Posted Oct 23, 2018 - 5:57 pm

Just wanted to give an update on my issue with hanging garland on my vinyl fencing...DH took metal straps that are for hanging ductwork and fashioned hooks to the exact width of the fence and my desired length; they look like hooks! I am so excited and so grateful to have my own personal construction worker

Here’s a pic of his first prototype
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Posted Oct 24, 2018 - 4:11 am

Does anyone have a pic of the Home Depot tree? Also, with the led lights, is the white cool white or warm white?

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Posted Oct 24, 2018 - 4:42 am

Does anyone have a pic of the Home Depot tree? Also, with the led lights, is the white cool white or warm white?

 

So sorry they are sideways.  :(

 

 

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Posted Oct 24, 2018 - 4:54 am

Does anyone have a pic of the Home Depot tree? Also, with the led lights, is the white cool white or warm white?


Thank you it looks great!

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Posted Oct 24, 2018 - 6:04 am

So sorry they are sideways.  :(

 

 

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Oh my gosh I LOVE!  I always put too many ornaments on mine so it's jumbled mess but it's my jumbled mess.  LOL

 

Man I can't wait to get my tree up.  I will at least wait until November I suppose!  LOL



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Posted Oct 24, 2018 - 6:31 am

Here's another:

 

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I happened to have this pic in Photobucket. I don't have one of the colored lights.



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Posted Oct 24, 2018 - 6:35 am

I got a great deal on one online at Kohl’s in early November.

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Posted Oct 24, 2018 - 6:52 am

Here’s another shot of the HD tree
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