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Just a heads up to everyone with a Menard's in their area. They went to 1/2 price today on pretty much everything...plus have an 11% mail in rebate promotion going on. So, in the end, lights will be 61% off normal price! I scored 5000 (mini LED's, mini incans and LED C6) lights with a final price of about $250! Might even go back for some more...if the wife lets me.

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Got a couple thousand Red and green LED's 75% off at Home Depot, and 9,000 LEDs and incandescent from Walmart lol

I picked up 20,000 incadescent from WalMart.. with free shipping.. half of them arrived today, the rest by the weekend..
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Menards is 11% on top of the 20%.  Wednesday should be a different story.

 

They were 1/2 price online, plus the 11% rebate. Didn't shop in the store, so might've only been 20% off there. Hope they're 50% off + 11% rebate this weekend because I need more lights!

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I got to Target, Lowes and Walmart. Going to Home Depot in a few minutes. What I did pick up were some strips with remote controllers, so I can hopefully "hack" them. Bought some "LED Bells" from Lowes along with 65 boxes of 50 light LED strings for an idea for next year. Also bought a Mickey and Minnie mouse from Walmart for the outside.

 

What did you get that you hope to hack?

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I was in a Walmart tonight that must have had 200 boxes of warm white and 100 boxes of multi with white wire LEDs......killed me that I didn't need them as I went all RGB.  They also had over 150 boxes clear incandescents and  150 boxes of multi...............75% off.
  I did get 40 boxes of multi LED's to share with the family.
 
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I was in a Walmart tonight that must have had 200 boxes of warm white and 100 boxes of multi with white wire LEDs......killed me that I didn't need them as I went all RGB.  They also had over 150 boxes clear incandescents and  150 boxes of multi...............75% off.

  I did get 40 boxes of multi LED's to share with the family.

 

Steve

 

Our walmart had a-lot of the clear LED's too, after visiting three stores snached up over 300 boxes of 50ct Warm White LEDs @ $1.24/ Box. Spent half the day looking for multi LEDs and found all but four boxes. 

 

Ship me some multi LEDs :P.

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You guys are killing me.  By the afternoon of the 26th there was not an LED to be found anywhere around here (except some C9s that were so dim you count hardly tell they were on at an OSH).  On Sunday I finally found a Home Depot that had 24 boxes of 50 count multi color C3 LEDs and 2 boxes of 35 count multi color C5 LEDs.  Bought one of each and took them home to test to make sure they dim OK was the primary concern, then went back and bought them all at 50% off.  No one was any lower then 50% off.

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Went to Walmart yesterday and bought 28 boxes of clear iceicls 300ct. for $1.67/box. plan on twisting the drops on top of each other to make 1 (superstring) for my

 

  arches. hahaha I so smart!!

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As I've mentioned in other threads, I've been hitting Wal-Marts hard since Dec 26th.  On the 26th, my wife and I went out with our minivan.  We had our 3 kids with us, so we had two kids in the middle captains chairs and one kid in the 3rd row.  My 3rd row is a 70/30 split, he was sitting in the 30 side.  We had the 70 side folded flat.  We literally filled the van to the point where there was stuff in front of the kids in the captains chairs. :lol:   Lots of LED stuff, minis and C9s mostly, all at 50% off.  Also picked up lots of blow ups and other indoor and outdoor things.  We hit Wal-Marts, Target, Michaels, etc... 

 

Since then, I've been hitting Wal-Mart to see if there was anything really cool, but have been waiting for everything to hit 75% off.  Well, today it just did.  On my way to work, I cleaned a Wal-Mart of their remaining LED minis.  They were all multi color, no all red/white/green, etc...but whatever.  Got about 60 boxes.  Picked up some C9s too, but only one case.  I tried stopping at another Wal-Mart which was on my way, but they were still at 50%.  I'm thinking I'll stop in again on my way home at the 75% one and snag up another 3 or 4 cases of C9 LEDs as they had tons of those.  They have an entire aisle full of incans, but hoping to snag up enough LEDs that I won't need/want any more incans.  I already use up 4 inidividual 15amp circuits, hoping to not need to add more for this year... :P

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I'm working midnights and was sleeping when my wife went shopping. I woke up to her trying to sneak in an additional 20,000 led's she found at Wal Mart. Guess our Wal Mart just marked lights down to 75%. With the lights i bought the day after christmas I now have an additional 50,000 lights to add to the house.

 

Here is the funny thing, we didn't have a big show to start with. This year we only had approx 10,000 lights. So next year going from 10k to 60k lights will be a daunting task to put up.

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I am going 50K next year.

 

It took me and the wife 8 hours to take down and store 23K lights on Wednesday.

I still need to make a place for the six Christmas trees.

 

The imagination when you have 50K LED's is just endless.

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Since I decided to go for it I went to Walmart to get a few of the LED packs to start playing with to design some animation.  14 boxes of 50 is a far cry from the 1000s it seems most of you bought :D  but I guess I have to start some where.

 

Jim

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Since I decided to go for it I went to Walmart to get a few of the LED packs to start playing with to design some animation. 14 boxes of 50 is a far cry from the 1000s it seems most of you bought :D but I guess I have to start some where.

Jim

im just starting too, havnt even done one display yet......but ive spent $1000 on clearance lights in the past three weeks lol

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One of my local walmarts (we have 5 intown) still have a ton of white and multi leds. I havent checked the other stores.

 

I'm coming.

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One more Wal-Mart down.  It was actually the one closest to home.  They just dropped to 75%.  My wife went earlier and said "Oh, they didn't have a lot of LEDs, just C9s".  I figured I'd double check and low and behold....she missed that they had a shelf full at the end of an aisle (I think it's called an end cap).  Just grabbed another 150 boxes of 50ct LED minis.  And some more timers and other knick knacks.

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One more Wal-Mart down.  It was actually the one closest to home.  They just dropped to 75%.  My wife went earlier and said "Oh, they didn't have a lot of LEDs, just C9s".  I figured I'd double check and low and behold....she missed that they had a shelf full at the end of an aisle (I think it's called an end cap).  Just grabbed another 150 boxes of 50ct LED minis.  And some more timers and other knick knacks.

 

:blink: Oh I have a long ways to go...

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reading this is starting to depress me I went shopping right after Christmas and things were pretty much depleted and what was left was not marked down much the best I found was 20 percent. :(

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Pathetic would be the proper term to describe the LED light selection around here.  Been to Several Menards, Home Depots, Lowes, Sams, Targets,and Walgreens.  I only got a few boxes everything else was gone.

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I went to Target and got 12 boxes of these awesome Philips white led dripping icicle lite strings that normally sell for $25 each for $7.50 each!

Cha-Ching! that's a bargain. I'm not sure where I'm going to use them uet but at that price I couldn't resist. LOL 

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