Lowe’s includes a free Google Home Mini with Nest smart thermostats

Lowe’s is bundling a free Google Home Mini with Nest purchases of $100 or more, including Nest smart thermostats. Lowe’s two-week Spring Black Friday sale starts April 4 and runs through midnight April 17.

Now that spring is here, summer is just around the corner, bringing high cooling costs to many parts of the country. Smart thermostats can help you stay comfortable and save money through reduced energy consumption. If you buy a Nest thermostat from Lowe’s during the next two weeks you can use the Google Home Mini to monitor and manage your home’s heating and cooling. In addition to the two Nest smart thermostats that are part of the Google Home Mini bundle promotion at Lowe’s, we found two smart thermostats on sale on Amazon for comparison.

If you’re ready to manage your home HVAC system with a smart device, two of these four deals hook you up with a free smart speaker valued at $49 and capable of controlling the system with voice commands. If you already have  a Google Home or Amazon Alexa device in your smart home, you can save up to $31 in cash.

Nest Learning- 3rd Generation Thermostat with Built-In Wi-Fi and a Google Home Mini — $49 off

lowes spring black friday nest smart thermostat deals learning  3rd generation with built in wifi
The third-generation Nest Learning Thermostat with built-in Wi-Fi gives you several home control options. You can monitor and manage the thermostat’s status, settings, and schedules remotely from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop or use the free Google Home Mini included with this deal. The Nest Learning Thermostat will configure your schedule automatically by observing your temperature settings for a few days. The Nest also adjusts the temperature when no one is home to save even more.

Normally $298 when purchased separately, the third-generation Nest Learning Thermostat and Google Home Mini are bundled for $249. If you’re looking for a no-hassle smart thermostat that uses its smarts to configure temperature settings to match your preferences and schedule, this combination is an attractive deal.

Nest E Thermostat with Built-In Wi-Fi and a Google Home Mini — $49 off

lowes spring black friday nest smart thermostat deals e with built in wifi
The Nest E Thermostat with built-in Wi-Fi doesn’t automatically schedule itself like the Nest Learning Thermostat above, but if your schedule is roughly the same most days, just set and forget. Because the Nest E connects to your smart home with Wi-Fi, you also can set, check, and change heating and cooling settings and schedules remotely, whether you’re at work, abroad, or rocking on the front porch. Like the Nest Thermostat model above, the Nest E detects your presence to save money by cutting back on energy use when no one is home.

Usually $218 if purchased separately, the Nest E Thermostat and Google Home Mini are bundled for $169, meaning the Mini is free for this sale. If you’re looking for a simple way to get started saving on heating and cooling costs, take advantage of this deal and get a Google Home Mini a no extra cost.

Nest  Learning Thermostat (T3007ES) — $31 off

lowes spring black friday nest smart thermostat deals  t3007es learning
If you’d rather have the cash than a free Google Home Mini, buy the Nest Learning Thermostat (T3007ES) on Amazon. This is the same model Nest Thermostat with the same automatic self-configuration features as the one Lowe’s is bundling with a Mini above.

Ordinarily $249, the Nest  Learning Thermostat is on sale for $218 on Amazon. If you need or want a Google Home Mini, for yourself or even to give as a gift, the Lowe’s bundle is a better deal. If you have no use for a Mini, this Amazon deal leaves $31 in your pocket.

Ecobee3 lite Smart Thermostat, 2nd Gen, Black — $30 off

lowes spring black friday nest smart thermostat deals hhcobee3 lite 2nd gen
The second-generation Ecobee3 lite Smart Thermostat is another highly rated smart thermostat to consider, especially at its reduced deal price on Amazon. The Ecobee3 lite uses separate sensors for room temperature and occupancy and will automatically set back the temperature when no one is home. This thermostat, like the others in this post, can work with optional remote temperature sensors in other parts of the house to prioritize specific rooms at different times of the day.

Instead of its usual $169 price, the Ecobee3 lite Smart Thermostat is $139 during this sale. If you want a Google Home Mini, you’d come out ahead buying the Nest E from Lowe’s for $169.

We strive to help our readers find the best deals on quality products and services, and choose what we cover carefully and independently. If you find a better price for a product listed here, or want to suggest one of your own, email us at dealsteam@digitaltrends.com.

Digital Trends may earn commission on products purchased through our links, which supports the work we do for our readers.
Smart Home

Get a free Google Home Mini and smart bulb when you buy a Google Nest Hub

Walmart isn't shouting this deal from the rooftops, but if they did, Google Assistant smart home fans would break the internet to snap it up. Buy a Google Home Hub on sale and Walmart throws in a free Google Smart Light Starter Kit.
Smart Home

The best smart thermostats let you stay cool without wasting money

The right thermostat can do more than just adjust the temperature of your home, it can also learn about you and help you save money. Check out our picks for the best smart thermostats on the market right now.

The best iRobot Roomba deals to make cleaning your home a breeze

Keep your home clean without lifting a finger using a robot vacuum cleaner. These nine iRobot Roomba deals not only help you keep your home tidy, but many also come with advanced features such as automatic scheduling and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The best 4K smart TV deals for June 2019: Samsung, LG, and Vizio

A good 4K smart TV is the only way to enjoy all your favorite shows, movies, and games in glorious Ultra HD. If you're looking to take your home entertainment to the next level, then we've got the best 4K TV deals right here.

The best budget-friendly GoPro alternatives that won’t leave you broke

Cold weather is here, and a good action camera is the perfect way to record all your adventures. You don't need to shell out the big bucks for a GoPro: Check out these great GoPro alternatives, including some 4K cameras, that won’t leave…
Smart Home

Amazon has the best deal on the Dyson V8 Animal cordless vacuum right now

Amazon dropped its price for the Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum more than it did for other Dyson V-series Animal models. The Dyson V8 Animal is the sweet spot in the lineup with features of later generations but the price of earlier…

From Air to Pro, here are the best MacBook deals for June 2019

If you’re in the market for a new Apple laptop, let us make your work a little easier: We hunted down the best up-to-date MacBook deals available online right now from various retailers.

Walmart offers a fantastic deal on a 70-inch LG 4K Smart TV

It's important that the television in our living room is large and clear enough to immerse everyone in the action — like this 70-inch LG 4K TV, which is now on sale for $940 at Walmart.

You’d be crazy to miss this incredible deal on a 55-inch TCL 4K TV

With there being thousands of TVs on the market, it's hard to separate the good from the bad. Fortunately, we have the answer to your prayers: a 55-inch TCL 4K TV, which is now on sale for half off.

Amazon drops the price on this Razer Ornata Chroma gaming keyboard

If you want to take your PC gaming to a whole new level, a standard keyboard won't cut it. Now is a great time to upgrade as Amazon is offering the Razer Ornata Mecha-Membrane Chroma gaming keyboard at a 20% discount.

Amazon drops a 39% off deal on this KitchenAid Nespresso Bundle coffee maker

If you’re an espresso lover with little time to spend in the morning making coffee, the KitchenAid Nespresso Bundle might just be what you need. Normally $550, Amazon is currently offering it at a discounted price of $338.

Planning a camping trip? Stock up on camp gear with 25% off at Huckberry

It's camping season, so now's a good time as ever to make sure you've got everything you need. Today might be the best day to do it: we've just come across a big in-season sale at online outdoor retailer Huckberry, which ends at midnight…

Dell drops big discounts on Inspiron 7000 and G5 gaming laptops for grads

Dell has been dropping deals on laptops all summer, and now in time for graduation day, you can score a Dell Inspiron 7000 15 laptop or a G5 15 gaming laptop at deeply discounted prices of just $830 and $900, respectively.

Arlo 4-Camera Wireless Home Security System gets a hefty price cut on Amazon

With its no-nonsense operation, amazing battery life, and quick installation, the Arlo 4-Camera Wireless Security System hits all the right marks in home security. Get yours now on Amazon for a discounted price of $279.