Where can you get the cheapest holiday lights?
By Aimee Heckel
Let’s face it: Holiday lights are sort of like rentals. They may last a few uses, but you are going to need to replace them more often than you’d like.
One bulb goes out. The kids break a light. You cannot untangle them.
If it’s your year to restock, replenish or reclaim your holiday lights display, here are some of the best deals we could find on holiday lights — so you can save your money for the presents under the tree.
The baseline: Basic white LED lights, approximately 20 feet. Does not include taxes or shipping.
Target: $11.99 for just under 20 feet. Minus 5 percent off and free shipping with a Red card: $11.40. Minus 3 percent Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com. Of course, these percentages off save you increasingly more the more you buy. Grant estimated total: $11.06.
Home Depot: $11.92 for 20-feet at Home Depot. No Cash Back option, so it’s more than Target. But if you buy the 66-foot spool for $27.98, it breaks down to $8.48 per 20-feet, making this a better deal per foot.
Walmart: $11.98 for only 15 feet. Even with 6 percent Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com, that only brings nit down to $11.26 (and remember, it’s still not even 20 feet long). In this case, Walmart is not the cheapest option for LED holiday lights.
The bottom line: If you have only 20 feet to adorn, shop at Target. If you have more, spend a little more up front on a larger spool from the Home Depot and save more per foot.
Willing to forfeit LED? You can find 25 feet of regular lights at Amazon.com for just $8.79. Or pay just $7.99 for 28 feet of regular Christmas lights at Walmart, and pair that with free shipping on items of $35 or more on Black Friday, plus 6 percent Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com, bringing it down to only $7.51 — a better deal than Amazon.com.
Looking for unique holiday lights? Here are a few that caught our eyes:
- Fairy lights, $13.44 at LightsForAllOccasions.com, in the shapes of stars.
- Shooting star icicle lights at Walmart for $29.97.
- Gem lights (these look like diamonds!) for $9.98 at Walmart.com.
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