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Old 06-07-2019, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
who told you that? the cashier? did you ask a manager? how about trying to resolve on your own / get more information before blasting them on the internet?
Every store has it's own rules. The store closest to me has no military discount for anyone except on Veteran's Day. This is according to the store manager, to whom I spoke. I saw one parking space reserved for Combat Wounded Veterans.
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by jj1987 View Post
Lowes is pretty generous with their military discount. I was helping my elderly parents with a project and asked the cashier for the military discount, stated I did not serve but I was buying things for my father who did serve but he just couldn't come with me. They took 10% off no questions asked and have done so a few times since.
fwiw my grandfather flew planes in WWII with one of the founders of Lowes
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:57 AM
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Here is their (HD) policy on their website.

We offer the Military Discount on regular and sale priced merchandise, Lowe's only offers it on regular priced merchandise. If you ever have a question regarding our Military Discount, please speak to the store manager.


Below are the details of our Military Discount Policy:



Please note the difference between the Every Day Match Policy and the Holiday Match Policy.

Every Day Match Policy: 10% discount for all active-duty, reserve, retiree and disabled service members, and their dependents, from the six U.S. military branches: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, National Guard (Air and Army), and Navy. (Career Military)



Holiday Match Policy: 10% discount to ALL military personnel during many national holidays such as July 4th, Memorial Day, and Veteran’s Day as a tribute to their service. In addition to the above personnel, it includes honorably discharged veterans.


§ Only available for In-Store purchases and does not apply to online transactions


§ A valid Military ID must be presented at the time of purchase in-store


§ The owner of the ID must be the purchaser present


§ IDs cannot be sent electronically and will not be reviewed


§ Not applicable on previous purchases and an adjustment cannot be made in store for an online purchase.


§ The 10% discount is for in-stock and special-order purchases up to $5,000.




Restrictions:

Discount cannot be used on sales at Homedepot.com, on previous sales, on sales of services, including freight, delivery, or labor SKUs or on gift cards. The discounts cannot be combined with other promotions or on previous purchases. Holiday or Everyday Matching Military discounts are for personal use only and the transaction is not to be affiliated with a Job Name or Pro Key tag and is not to be paid for with a commercial credit card or GSA account. SKU Exclusions: Many of the products we sell have a unique pricing model, including commodity goods. As commodity prices fluctuate, we will at times exclude certain SKUs within specific departments from receiving the military discount.


Based off of the many complaints I have heard over the years about HD I think many stores may be having issues with the requirement of a Military ID. Military ID and a Veteran ID are two different things. Only active/reserve/ and retired service members have a military ID. I include medically retired or 100% disabled veterans in the retired category but they are technically Disabled Veterans in the truest sense. All others will have a veteran ID or even a state drivers license with the veteran status on it if they get it. The problem with the veteran ID is you do not need a disability rating to get that ID. So it makes it hard for HD to apply their policy uniformly, that and the Disabled nomenclature has a very wide definition when speaking about Veterans and how veterans also speak about themselves. Many with a rating are disabled veterans but not quite at the level HD seems to apply their definition.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
I served in VN and then got out. I registered at Lowes with my DD-214 and all I've ever had to do is give them my phone number. I assume since the name matches my AMEX they never ask for anything else.

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HD policies vary when it comes to veteran discounts. Mine gives it every day.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by RIDE2GETHER View Post
Oh look! A Social Justice Warrior!

Let me guess, you or your parents are some of those who pissed on Vietnam Vets returning home . . .

Let us know which HD or Lowes you're going to go demonstrate in front of to demand JUSTICE for portajohn pumpers.
Are you a snowflake boomer? I just pointed out some facts. My old man was drafted. Only rich boomer kids smoked weed and spit on the true heroes that were conscripted to "serve" their country in some political BS war far far away. Vietnam was horrible...because of the politicians, not because of the young men that gave it all.
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:43 AM
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I get the veteran's discount everytime I go there. simply show them my WI drivers license and they have never said no. can even get the disc going through the self check line if a worker comes over.
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by johnny.dollar View Post
Lots of people serve in this country. Police, Firemen, Nurses, doctors, trash-men, flight attendants, truck drivers, loggers, fishermen, porta-john pumpers, teachers, road-paving-men working at night repaving highways, miners, farmers, roofers, construction workers.....none of them get a discount or a special parking spot.
They are welcome to follow my footsteps and join the USMC brotherhood. Then they can get their discount.
If they prefer any of the other branches that is up to them, but they must serve to earn that discount.
The discount is greatly appreciated by me, but I do not expect or demand it.
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Old 06-07-2019, 11:14 AM
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The amount of privilege in this thread is astounding; and before anyone gets their panties in a wad, this is coming from an active duty guy with more than a decade of service to include 2 wars. No one joined for 10% off at HD or any other store, so if you get it great, if not oh well. If you do get the discount it should be a humbling moment and if you don't, shut your mouth, lose the attitude, and move on with your day smartly.
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Old 06-07-2019, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
who told you that? the cashier? did you ask a manager? how about trying to resolve on your own / get more information before blasting them on the internet?
Perhaps you could investigate this matter. Start an inquiry and report back to us veterans. That would be great.
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Old 06-07-2019, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
Only active duty military from what I can remember...I havent set foot in a HD in ten years...

Especially since the Lowes up the road from us happily enrolled me into their military discount program and always thanks me for my service. Even when I order online they have a record of my military discount and it is always applied...just saved $60 on a new dishwasher we pick up tomorrow.


I only shop at Lowes, I registered as a veteran with lowes, they gave me a card, they just scan it at the register quick and easy. And like you say, they always say "Thank you for your service". Smart business on the part of Lowes, I have not bought anything at Home Depot in 3 or 4 years.
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Old 06-07-2019, 02:35 PM
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Yup the trick at Lowes is to get a My Lowes card (free) and they give you several bar code stickers you can put on the credit cards you are likely to use, That will scan anywhere in Lowes including the self check.
I am not sure where the My Lowes card even is but my sticker on my credit card never fails.
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:05 PM
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Ask not what you can do for your country.

Ask what you country (and everything in it) can do for you.
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by fjmaverick View Post
fwiw my grandfather flew planes in WWII with one of the founders of Lowes
Not possible
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by richinct View Post


I only shop at Lowes, I registered as a veteran with lowes, they gave me a card, they just scan it at the register quick and easy. And like you say, they always say "Thank you for your service". Smart business on the part of Lowes, I have not bought anything at Home Depot in 3 or 4 years.
Agreed smart business because everything I get at Lowe's is at least 10% more than Home Depot.
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:51 AM
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lowes policy is easier, more generous and better. You can have served 2, 3 years, and dont have to be active or retired.
Lowes accepts people who served 2,3, 4, or whatever years. just get a my lowes card
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by alloyboy View Post
Ask not what you can do for your country.

Ask what you country (and everything in it) can do for you.
Given you are not even a citizen of this country, your attitude and opinion is irrelevant. If a company chooses to give a discount to anyone, that's their business and in no way yours.
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Old 06-08-2019, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by fjmaverick View Post
fwiw my grandfather flew planes in WWII with one of the founders of Lowes
Lucius Smith Lowe (1879–1940)
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Old 06-08-2019, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by jj1987 View Post
Agreed smart business because everything I get at Lowe's is at least 10% more than Home Depot.
That's definitely NOT true at the stores near me. Lowes has exactly the same price as H/D for almost everything. I compare a lot because they are so close to each other.

In Savannah, Ga at stores near you:
Southwire 14/2 100 ft wire, Lowes $29.17 H/D $29.17
2" x 4"x 8' stud, Lowes $2.75 H/D $2.75
WD 40 12 oz spray Smart straw, Lowes $5.38 H/D $5.37 ohhhh you got me there 1 cent less!
John Deere E100 17.5 HP 42" lawn tractor, Lowes $1599 H/D $1599

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Old 06-08-2019, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
Lucius Smith Lowe (1879–1940)
Lowe's didnt take off until after WWII it's actually a big part of their story
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