We live in a post-Great Recession world where many furniture retailers aim squarely at customers who like to save a buck.
Yes, we’re looking at you, Ikea and Rooms To Go.
However, Restoration Hardware proudly promotes elegance over bargain-basement pricing. In fact, many of the items it sells are quite expensive.
For that reason, you’ll want to save as much as you can when shopping at the retailer. And we are here to help.
Following are five ways to save at Restoration Hardware.
Join the RH Members Program
For $100 annually — plus taxes — you can join the RH Members Program. It sounds like a lot of coin, but it can be a bargain if you love to shop at Restoration Hardware.
That’s because members enjoy a slew of perks, including:
- 25 percent off full-priced merchandise
- 20 percent off on-sale merchandise
- Free interior design services
- Concierge service on all orders
- Early access to clearance events
- Eligibility for preferred financing plans associated with the Restoration Hardware credit card
Sign up for the email promotions
Give your email address to Restoration Hardware, and the retailer will send you notices about upcoming sales events and exclusive offers.
On a somewhat related note, also request a source book. Although these complimentary colossal catalogues — which contain “2,500 pages of curated and inspired design” — won’t save you any cash, they’ll provide hours of eye candy for any home-design aficionado. They also make great (and free) coffee table books!
Have all your items delivered at one time
Did you recently move into your dream home? Or have you remodeled a large area, and now need to furnish it?
If you plan to outfit a room — or several — all at once and can afford to pay for your items in a single shopping trip, you can save big money on shipping. Restoration Hardware offers flat-rate delivery on many items. And the service goes beyond mere shipping, according to the retailer:
Most of our furniture items will be delivered inside your home by white glove delivery service providers, where we’ll carefully unpack and inspect each item, place it in your room of choice, and provide assembly. For added convenience, all packing materials will be removed.
Rates vary — from $199 to $449 in the continental U.S. — depending on your delivery area.
Shop at a Restoration Hardware outlet
Outlet stores are always a good way to acquire high-end goods at a discount. Restoration Hardware has more than two dozen outlet stores across the country.
You can even sign up for emails that will alert you to outlet promotions.
One caveat about shopping the outlets: RH Member Program discounts do not apply to purchases there.
Purchase discounted gift cards
Purchasing discounted gift cards from discount websites can save you a bundle at most retailers, including Restoration Hardware.
Recently, Raise offered Restoration Hardware gift cards at a discount of up to 2 percent. Such cards were out of stock at Cardpool, but they will likely appear on the site again soon.
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