Lowe's takes up to 40% off a selection of tools, appliances, holiday decor, and many other home improvement items as part of its Early Black Friday Deals. (Select items may have larger discounts.) Plus, MyLowe's members receive free shipping on items eligible for parcel shipping. (Not a member? It's free to join.) Otherwise, choose in-store pickup to avoid expensive truck delivery fees, or get free local delivery on select items. Many deals end November 22. A couple of best bets, each eligible for free shipping:
Gemmy 5x4-Foot Lighted Rudolph Christmas Inflatable for $50.98 ($9 off)
Kobalt 204-Piece Household Tool Set with Hard Case for $99 (low by $80)
These tips and tools can help you recoup thousands of dollars if the unthinkable happens.