Open Buying Day

The 2020 Open Buying Day was Tuesday, January 14th.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2021 Open Buying Day.

Calling all vendors. Open Buying Day is your chance to improve the lives of children in the community and present a new product(s) or product idea to a True Value merchant. If your product is chosen, it will be offered to more than 4,500 independent hardware retailers around the globe.

Donate $500 to the True Value Foundation for a 30-minute meeting with a merchant. Donate $800 for a 60-minute meeting.

Participating departments include:



Electrical & Lighting

Farm & Ranch


Hand & Power Tools


Lawn & Garden

Lumber & Building Materials

Outdoor Tools & Power

Outdoor Living



Plumbing & Heating

Promote your new product with a presentation that includes a company overview, the brand strategy, consumer profile, industry trends, your product’s unique selling proposition and offering details.

Your donation to the True Value Foundation is tax deductible and supports Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Youth Up and Painting a Brighter Future.