Lowe's and Home Depot both offer 10% off for Military Members. This is probably one of the most well known military discounts around. There is still a ton of controversy about the discount. I still read on blogs or on facebook that certain stores didn't accept the Military Discount. Lets take a closer look at the details of the military discount for the year 2015.
Who can get the discount EVERYDAY?
1.) Active/Reserve Duty Military Personnel (Army, Navy, AF, Marines, National and Coast Guard)
2.) Retired Veterans (they say you must have 20 years of service and have valid Veteran ID card (VIC)
3.) VA Recipients (aka those who receive VA benefits) and have valid Veteran ID card (VIC)
4.) Immediate family of options 1-3 above. This includes the spouse and children under the age of 18.
What about Veterans who don't qualify under the restrictions above?
Lowe's states that you can get 10% off on three specific Holidays: 1) Memorial Day, 2) 4th of July 3) Veterans Day. In order to get the discount you must provide valid military ID (such as Form DD214).
So to recap, I think they are saying if you are a veteran but didn't serve for 20 years or have VA benefits then you DON'T qualify for the "everyday military discount" but rather the "Holiday Military Discount"
How much is the Discount? 10%
Can I use the Discount online? No, but you can order online at Lowes.com and when you pick up ask for the 10% discount
Can I combine the discount with other promotions like new mover or project starter? No
Do they have an official page with all the details? Yes. Click here
Home Depot has a very similiar policy to Lowes. They give the EVERYDAY 10% military discount to anyone that is Active Duty but have tighter restrictions on Veterans. It appears like you need a "Specific DOD-issued ID". They do have a several days like memorial day or the 4th of July where you can get the 10% discount without the DOD-issued ID .
I like to order my items online at HomeDepot.com and then pick them up in store. When you order a product online for local pickup and they would be able to apply the Military discount at the store when you pick it up.
A new change to their policy is that the 10% is limited to $500 worth of products. This means that the maximum you can save per trip is $50.
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