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Happy Hour! Wednesday 4/24 – Save $10 on a $20+ Purchase!

Join us for a glass of wine and $10 off a purchase of $20 or more.

At all Cole Hardware locations from 5:00 until closing.



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Grand Opening Sale!


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Valentine’s Day Mixer


Rockridge Location Only
Saturday, February 14
5:00 pm–8:00 pm

Our founder, Dave Karp, has been matching “nuts to bolts” since 1959. In the tradition of Dave’s matchmaking, join us at our Rockridge location for a Valentine’s Day mixer. Singles, couples—all are invited. It will be a fun evening where “nuts” can meet “bolts,” and everyone can enjoy a glass of our Cutting Edge wine, taste a few of our gourmet chocolates, get some sweetheart deals, and meet other locals, whether for friendship, community, or who knows what else may bloom!

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Community Partners: Claim Your Dividends Today!


This year marks the 21st anniversary of our Community Partners Assistance Program, estab­lished to aid the fund-raising efforts of local schools and community-based nonprofit organizations that work hard to make the Bay Area the unique place that it is. We’re thrilled that we now have more than 600 organizations and schools participating in our program. Cole Hardware is sympathetic to the inadequacy of government funding available to schools and worthwhile social causes, and at the same time, we realize the importance of social responsibility of businesses of all sizes.

Each year we give away thousands of dollars in gift cards and Cutting Edge wine for fund-raising events. The more participants, the merrier! To see if your group or school is a member and to see all of the benefits available to members, visit or e-mail We’re happy to make a presentation at PTA or nonprofit meetings to share the program with your members, and we’re happy to work with you to make the program as beneficial to your group as possible.

One of the biggest benefits from our program is our 10% dividend. When your community members shop at our stores, we earmark 10% of each transaction for your school or group. Shoppers just need to mention at checkout that they would like their purchase to go toward your group. At the end of the year, we give that dividend to you in the form of a Cole Hardware gift card. To see if your group has earned a dividend from 2014, e-mail

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2015 Color of the Year

Benjamin Moore’s 2015 Color of the Year goes to…

guilford-greenGuilford Green (HC-116)

For a new outlook, painting can transform a room, and you get a lot of bang for your buck. For the cost of a can of paint and supplies, a room can easily be converted to a more inviting space. Monochromatic colors can create a graceful flow from room to room. Try warm, cool, dark, and light layers of the same hue. Benjamin Moore’s Guilford Green (HC-116), their 2015 color of the year, is the color that can tie this all together. A neutral color, it is a silvery green that works with a wide range of color combinations—from neutrals to daring shades.

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Cole Hardware Rewards: Simple. Finally.

Cole Hardware Rewards: Simple. Finally.

As far as retailers go, we were a pioneer back in the mid-80s when we began our Frequent Shoppers Club. American Airlines had introduced their frequent flier’s club. REI began year-end rebates to its members. And I had an epiphany: Why couldn’t Cole Hardware combine the best of both and create our own Frequent Shoppers Club? That’s just what we did. It was nothing fancy. It was simple, and it was rewarding. Then, many years later, we acquired some fancy and sophisticated software that manages loyalty clubs. It is pretty cool, actually. But say good-bye to simple and hello to complex.

We heard you loud and clear that our program was confusing. In fact, a lot of our staff were confused as well. A few months ago, we set out to reinvent simple with one guiding principle: Everybody should understand the benefits and the way the Rewards Program works in 30 seconds or less.

Four easy bullets to read and understand in less than 30 seconds: 

  • Rewards points are calculated daily and shown on your receipt.
  • For every dollar spent, one point is earned. Points are converted to a dollar value on your Rewards card at the end of each calendar quarter, and never expire. Yes, I said never.
  • Points are converted in $5 increments for every 100 points earned. Yes, that equates to a 5% reward.
  • Rewards dollars are valid for three months. Four times a year, we’ll send you a postcard, e-mail announcements, and more to remind you to use your Rewards dollars.

Simple enough?

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Cole Hardware is coming to Rockridge. Opening doors in early 2015. (click for details)

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Cole Hardware Rockridge Job Fair – Friday, October 17, 2 – 6 PM (click for details)


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Ladies Night Returns – Wednesday October, 8, 4:00 pm to Closing (click for details)


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Historic Home Trade Show Sunday, September 14, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Golden Gate Club, Presido


Historic Home Trade Show
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Hardware Happy Hour! Wednesday, September 10 5:00 pm–8:00 pm ($10 off – Click for Details)


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