The Best Time To Shop At Ace Hardware

Have you ever gone to a hardware store to buy a snowblower just before a predicted blizzard or headed out to buy a new air conditioner when a heatwave has been announced? If you answered yes, then you already know those are not ideal times to shop for those items!

As with most categories of retail goods, there are times when it is better to shop for certain types of merchandise. One of the best times to shop at Ace Hardware store is just before Father's Day, which coincides with the start of summer. In fact, Ace Hardware has a whole page devoted to Father's Day for anyone who needs help finding a special gift. Top sellers which are sure to please the grill master in your life are grills, smokers, and outdoor fryers from brands like Weber, Traeger, and the Big Green Egg, according to Deal News. To make outdoor living more comfortable, patio furniture and coolers are good choices now. There's no better time to get outside and spruce up the yard, which means lawnmowers, and other equipment for lawn and gardening are a big draw to the store, too. 

The biggest shopping day of the year

This year's Black Friday sale at Ace Hardware is already scheduled for November 25. Ace offers promo codes and coupons for the biggest shopping day of the year. But, you don't have to wait until then for special savings. In addition to the major holiday weekend sales such as Memorial Day, and Labor Day, Ace also has end-of-season clearance sales. Late February to March are good times to look for those window air conditioners, while August through October are the best times to buy snow blowers, according to A Nest with a Yard.  

Another example of the Ace neighborhood connection are the unique events that some local Ace stores organize. For example, Ace stores in the Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington D.C. metro areas collaborate with local garden experts to host Garden Party events. The events bring gardening experts into the Ace garden centers to answer customer questions on topics like plant care, garden design, and seeding and weeding. Sign up with your local Ace Hardware store to find out what special events are offered in your area. As a neighborhood hardware store, Ace gives back to the community. Every year they put out a calendar featuring the artwork of patients in Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals across the country, per CMN. You can purchase the calendar in stores around December. 

Neighborhood store and community supporter

There's something authentic about Ace Hardware stores. Started in 1924 and named for the WWI ace pilots who overcame all odds, they are the largest retail hardware cooperative in the world and the largest non-grocery cooperative in the U.S. They represent a model of business that connects with everyday people. Their buying power means that independent hardware stores can stay in business and compete successfully against the "big box" stores, according to Ace.

As their jingle emphasizes, you'll find helpful, friendly employees who will greet you and offer to help. With over 5,600 stores in approximately 70 countries, they can be found in neighborhoods almost everywhere. In the U.S. alone, there are more than 4,647 stores, which is 2.3 times as many as the largest home improvement retailer, reports Statista.

The best time to shop at an Ace hardware is whenever you need anything, whether you're planning a project or you're in the middle of a project. It's almost like going to a place where everybody knows your name. In fact, according to the Press Times' interview with Kimps Ace Hardware store in Green Bay, Wisconsin, that's the connection they work hard to make with customers.