Are YOU a Harbor Freight Customer? If so, Read This!

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Have you purchased from Harbor Freight in the last few years?

If you’ve made purchases at Harbor Freight in the United States between April 8th, 2011 and December 15th, 2016, you may be entitled to receive a $10 Harbor Freight gift card – no proof of purchase necessary!

Simply download and print this claim form and send it in by August 7th, 2017. Note that if you do not have a Claimant ID No. and Control No., be sure to check the box to indicate this so all you have to enter is your email address.

Why the lawsuit?

Harbor Freight has been accused of incorrectly advertising the “regular price” of items and in turn falsely claiming the amount that you saved on that purchase when that item was “on sale.”

Do you have proof of purchase?

If you do have proof of purchase (either with itemized receipts or credit or debit card statements), you can receive up to either 20% of the total “you saved” paid in cash back or 30% in a Harbor Freight gift card by submitting an electronic claim here.


Jessica has been writing for 4+ years and lives at home with her husband and 2 fur babies.


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Comments 46

  1. Kamaya

    My husband buys tools from them all the time. I’ll show him this post later tonight. Thanks!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome!

  2. Ashley57

    Awesome, thanks! My DH has bought so many things there over the years. I wish we had receipts!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re very welcome!

    • Ashley

      I don’t know if they looked up his purchases or what, but we got a $160 gift card from this today!

  3. Mama Dill

    Im sort of suprised by this, I know a ton of companies jack up the “regular price” to make the sale look better. Shopko is terrible, some amazon items and Kohls also, of course I dont think its fair to do to consumers but i also think its their choice to put a “regular price” on things. Just because a company tells a retailer the suggested price it doesnt mean they have to use it. Ive gone into a few stores where prices were listed ON the item (example 1.99) but the store listed it at 2.99. To me its your choice to buy the item and as for sale items if the “regular price” seems inflated its your decision as a consumer to decide if you want to buy it.
    Just my opinion, and heck i know my hubs had bought plenty of items there during this timeline I just find it ridiculous that a company can be held liable for a consumer not checking what a reasonable retail price is. Just my 2 cents ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Chelsey L

      There’s actually a law against it, so although consumer should be more responsible, stores should also have more ethical practices. There are a few stores (Sears and Kohl’s I know off the top of my head) that are being sued for this very thing.

    • Holly

      I agree, Kohl’s is HORRIBLE at that, Amazon used to be, I haven’t really noticed it too much anymore. They only reason I can think of that Harbor Freight lost the lawsuit would be because I know Kohls items are occasionally listed for sale at regular price but go on sale all the time, Harbor Freight prices were never sold for the “regular” price.

      • Dee

        Kohls doesn’t really do that,they do have most of the store on sale all the time but they rotate through and things are actually sold at the regular prices when not on sale. I’ve been ticked off a few times when I ran in to grab, say, a t shirt I’ve bought a dozen times for $12 on sale and had to pay full price of $20 because it wasn’t on sale that day! I usually just don’t buy something if it’s not on sale then check back a week or two later to catch it on sale.

    • Jill P.

      I can’t believe Boston Store/Bonton/whatever other 50 names they have hasn’t been sued for this, the inflate their prices horribly so!

    • Melloddie

      I agree with you. It really should lay more heavily on the consumer to be smarter shoppers. We shouldn’t base on whether to buy or not per how much a “sale” price is off of the “regular” price, we should be buying per our necessities and budgets. Just think of it in another perspective. All these companies that get the supplies from distributors, internationally and domestically, obviously don’t all pay the same for the items either. Should the ones that pay more then have the right to turn around and sue those suppliers? Is all part of business.

    • Mama Dill

      Just an added I didnt mean any disrespect, just saying im suprised a lawsuit can come from this when a TON of places jack up prices. I dont give much weight to the “retail” price anymore for a lot of stores. I use my judgement if i feel the price is a deal or not

  4. Kari

    Does anyone know what it would show up as on your statements? I was going to do a search in my debit card statement and didn’t know what to type. Thanks!!

    • Lyndi

      I just looked at my statements and it’s listed HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS followed by what I believe may be a store number and the city

    • GigaRack

      One workaround on a Windows computer would be to do a Ctrl f a small window will open top right and type in harbor freight. Windows will list every instance of those words.

  5. Ellie

    But the 30% off is off the total “saved” ? How would you know that from a credit card statement? You definitely need a receipt then

    • MrsFelix1004

      When I reviewed option B on the claim form it states you can get 10% back in cash or 12% in a gift card if you have a credit or debit card statement showing your purchases. So it might just be worth it to look up your statements. If you purchased more than $100 I would def attach your statements.

  6. riss

    I kept all the receipts when we renovated our rental late last year ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the heads up!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      YW!

  7. Rebecca Hermann

    I’ve often wondered about their “regular price.” Interesting. We shop there all the time! Still will, but will for sure submit my claim, too.

  8. JaxJay

    I’ve bought a lot of things from here, even having receipts. I’m not going to ding them $10 for doing what every retail brick and mortar does. People should do their due diligence and price checking before going into a store. My phone is always in hand price matching if I see something I need or want. I feel like harbor freight has really helped me out in pinches where I just need a one time use cheap tool I couldn’t get anywhere else. Thanks. Now misleading product ingredients like Kashi or others have, that’s different to me.

    • kayti

      Agree! It’s usually way cheaper and you can tell. But you can get something free every time you go too.

  9. Judy Trac

    I keep buying from them but throw my receipts as I walk out the door

  10. Judy Trac

    I have to print out the form? Why can’t we do this online

  11. Lee

    Is this legit? Almost seems like a scam to give your info. They promote their store and you come in and spend your gift card.

    • Kylee

      Anyone know how to forward form to an email to print…?. Somerlove@verizon.net. Thank you

    • stickemfreddy

      I believe that the store has a list of items u purchase. Have u ever been asked ur phone number during check out? Now, if they actually will be willing to give u this itemized list is another story. Just an idea. Good luck

    • stickemfreddy

      I believe that the store has a list of items u purchase. Have u ever been asked ur phone number during check out? Now, if they actually will be willing to give u this itemized list is another story. Just an idea. Good luck

  12. Maria T.

    Check to see if you have Harbor Freight email receipts to you. I didn’t keep the paper recipts over the years, but did find 9 emailed receipts and one mail order receipt. I am also confused about the “you saved” language. I didn’t see where that was indicated on any of the receipts I have so I am curious about how they will be determining that. I guess I will submit and hope for the best since anything is better than nothing. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the heads up H2S!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome! Glad you could find your receipts to submit!

  13. Linda

    My husband has a lot of receipts.. I hope that helps a lot… another store that should be in that claim is LEVINS FURNITURE!!! Thanks

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome Linda!

  14. Renee

    I got an email from them but i thought it was spam…. cool.

  15. Lindsey

    if my husband bought stuff and so did I at separate times can we both send in a claim or is it a one per household type of deal? TIA

  16. Dee

    Wow, really wishing I had the receipt for the portable garage I bought a couple of years ago! They advertised it as a $200 savings. It wasn’t, the same was on Amazon and other places for similar price, I only bought at harbor freight to save shipping fees!

    • MrsFelix1004

      Check your bank statement or credit card receipt because they will give you 10% cash back of your purchase or 12% gift card. Download the form and look at all three options for the claims.

  17. Adam

    Harbor Frieght just did this to me last week. How will I get compensation for that one? Someone hit me up AlleyboyNight216@gmail.com

  18. Eric

    I go to harbor freight allot was just there last weekend be going there again

  19. Chris

    “At harbor freight tools, the “Compare” or “comp at” price means that the same item or a similar functioning item was advertised for sale at or above the “compare” or “comp at” price by another retailer in the U.S. within the past 180 days, which price may vary by location.”

  20. Lizard

    None of my receipts state “you saved”. Perhaps this is because we used coupons, such as 20% off? Does anyone see “you saved” on your receipts? If so, did you use a coupon?

  21. Paul Bolinger

    Drive 50 miles to shops . Good people ,products & prices.

  22. souldefectory

    I have to agree with the compare at pricing on this one. Harbor Freight does already under sell a lot of stores and companies out there and often times that’s due to brand names and quality. It seems as though a lot ot their items with more upper known name brands are quite comparable to other stores prices. Where I see real problems concerned by these laws truly exist is individuals on these online buy sell trade sites that sell to other individuals. It is an extremely common occurrence to see Harbor Freight, or comprable items, sold at name brand prices on these sites from one person to another and sometimes at even higher prices than that. These sites also offer a playground for bands of thieves to sell products for each other and often times at these inflated prices. So I guess my question is if it’s buyer beware that should be for all consumers. Yet according to this lawsuit we’re sitting on a powder keg of consumer rights and Retail and private regulations. In regards to is this even legit, my transactions which are easily triple digits monthly at Harbor Freight, are done by card under my name in their system and mine, no one else needs to know. My next step is to speak to someone at Harbor Freight and find out what this is all about. From there I might or might not be posting later, or getting my share. Does anybody know if there are any precedences on this law or if there’s any titles or previous claims with it? I would like to know, thank you.

  23. Candace

    Am I better off submitting for the $10 or the 30% off what was saved. I am honestly unsure but have bank statements

  24. ina

    I was wondering if someone here could offer some ideas: The other day, my Dad shopped at HARBOR FREIGHT. A few days later, I got an email from them asking me to review my purchase–and the items he purchased were listed. I NEVER GAVE MY EMAIL TO THEM! My Dad says he doesn’t remember them asking for his phone number and HE DOESN’T EVEN KNOW MY EMAIL ADDRESS! Any ideas on how that happened? He said he used a coupon, but I don’t think it was connected to me. Freaky. Thanks.

  25. Andrea

    I received my settlement gift card in the mail on Monday. I got a $160 gift card and I thought it was a mistake! When I googled the class action lawsuit page it looks like they had way less people file claims than anticipated so the people who opted for the $10 gift card got $160. I think the people that had receipts got a way higher percentage returned to them as well.

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh wow! Thanks a bunch for the update Andrea! Good to know!

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