MyLowes Online Program

MyLowes

MyLowes – Review

Lowe’s has come out with a new interactive, online series of tools for organizing your home products, and of course, home purchases.  I made a purchase in the store a couple of weeks ago and they asked me if I wanted a “MyLowes Card”. Assuming it was like other store cards, where you just get promotions, etc. with the card, but this one is VERY different. I’m actually surprised the big box stores have not come out with this service before now.  And it is a service, although I am aware they have the potential to increase sales.  But this sales tool is actually a tool that’s useful to the consumer.

MyLowes

Their key fob tag is handy, but is it worth the hassle?

How MyLowes Program Works

Here’s how it works.  You get the card from Lowe’s.  You then go online and create an account and register the card you got to that account.  At that point, you can use MyLowes in several ways.  Here are some of the highlights, and some of the examples given by a video overview of the system.  Let’s say you want to paint your dining room. You can go into your MyLowes account and set up a folder for your project.  You can add paint to the project, and reminders for purchasing paint and other materials.  You can even put the room dimensions and links to online video tutorials in the folder. Then when you go to purchase your paint, scan your card, and your paint color and sheen will be saved so that if you need to pick up more later, you don’t need to have the can or even a color swatch.  Kind of neat, right?

Signing up was quick, and setting up folders was easy.  I also went in and set reminders to change my water filter in my refrigerator and change my air filters.  The only drawback I saw was that you have to actually connect the reminders to a product by going to the product page on the website, but hey, like I said, they want to sell product, and really that’s not a big deal.  Also, I’m not sure I “saved” the instructional video correctly in my project folder, because I didn’t see a “save” button, so I just copied the URL and put it in the line for the item I wanted to save, but at least it keeps it all together. Also, I like that you can create shopping lists per project.

Lowe’s says on their website that they plan to keep improving the system, but I think it’s a good start.  Wonder when The Home Depot will follow suit?  For more information about the program and to see the preview video go to www.lowes.com.

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Beth Knott

Managing Editor at Tool Skool
Beth is the Managing Editor of Tool Skool, as well as a contributing reviewer. She has a long history with tools: as co-Producer of DIY Tools & Techniques, she oversaw the production of more than 200 episodes. An avid DIYer, she puts her tool collection to good use.

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