Spring Black Friday Marks the Start of Home Improvement's Busiest Shopping Season

  Spring Black Friday Marks the Start of Home Improvement's Busiest Shopping

The Home Depot's Spring Black Friday, a Prime Opportunity to Upgrade the Home
for a Fraction of the Cost

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, April 3, 2013

ATLANTA, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Home Depot^®, the world's largest
home improvement retailer, today announced it will implement its fourth annual
Spring Black Friday event, a weekend of regional savings on hundreds of items
to improve the home in preparation for spring starting April 4, 2013.

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Like the traditional Black Friday that occurs the day after Thanksgiving to
unofficially start the holiday shopping season, The Home Depot's Spring Black
Friday marks the start of home improvement's busiest shopping season, spring.

"We see increased traffic in our stores during the spring season as customers
kick-off their home improvement projects," said Craig Menear, executive vice
president for merchandising. "In a recovering housing market, we know our
consumers are continuing to look for ways to affordably improve their homes.
Through Spring Black Friday, we offer incredible savings to meet all of their
indoor and outdoor needs."

The Home Depot has worked to pass along major savings to customers through
great values and special buys on a variety of project starters. Prices on
hundreds of the most sought after spring products will be significantly
reduced, including: a variety of live goods and lawn care; outdoor power;
eco-friendly gardening products; and patio and grills. All Spring Black Friday
values are available while supplies last.

With more than 300,000 online products now available to ship to store for
free, the options available in many of the seasonal categories (patio and
grills for instance) become an even greater value when coupled with the free
ship to store option.

Following are a few examples of the Spring Black Friday deals in stores:

  o7pc Coral Springs Patio Dining Set $299 was $599. $300 Off!
  oNexgrill 4 Burner Gas Grill with Side & Sear Burners $199. Compare at
  oRyobi One+ Lithium Ion Trimmer $79.97. A $99 Value!
  oMiracle Gro Liquafeed Advance – Buy Two for the Price of One!
  oBuy One, Get One Free on ALL Vegetable, Herb & Flower Seed Packets
  oFREE Snap Spreader (a value of $49.98) with purchase of any two Scotts
    Snap Pacs
    *Spring Black Friday values not available on these items in Alaska or

The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer,
with 2,257 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto
Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal
2012, The Home Depot had sales of $74.8 billion and earnings of $4.5 billion.
The Company employs more than 300,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is
traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow
Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.

SOURCE The Home Depot

Website: http://www.homedepot.com
Contact: News Media, Kathryn Emery, Corporate Communications, 949-887-2268,
Kathryn_g_emery@homedepot.com, Financial Community, Diane Dayhoff, Vice
President of Investor Relations, 770-384-2666, Diane_dayhoff@homedepot.com
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