Home Depot and Lowes 10% Military Discount Available Everyday

Home Depot and Lowe’s have long been known to offer a 10% holiday discount to military members and their families, and in many cases veterans and retirees. These promotions were usually limited to the main military holidays such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veterans Day. Well, no longer – both companies have just announced these offers are available every day of the week! Additionally, you may be able to find discounts online at Lowes.com and savings at HomeDepot.com.

Military Discount Eligibility: Please read the discount information closely, as these discounts may or may not be available to all military veterans on a daily basis.

Home Depot 10% Military Discount

Where one goes the other will follow. Home Depot and Lowe’s are notorious for attempting to undercut their competition, and it is easy to use their deals against each other – try it, just go into a Lowe’s or Home Depot with the flier from the other store and you can almost always get a price match.

The Home Depot 10% military discount was also originally focused on the major veterans holidays, but they followed Lowe’s lead. Again, you should expect to have a proper military ID and except certain limitations on dollar values, online shopping and more. But it’s still a great deal!

Home Depot Military Discount Policy

Some military members and veterans have reported not being able to receive a 10% discount when shopping at Home Depot. I have seen multiple instances where Home Depot advertises the discount, but they don’t officially have the discount listed on their website. An online customer service rep recently gave me this information about Home Depot military discounts:

The Home Depot offers a year-round, 10 percent discount, up to a $500 maximum, at our U.S. stores to all active duty military personnel, reservists, retired or disabled veterans and their immediate families. We offer this discount to thank them for their outstanding service to this nation and to help make their homes more comfortable and safe. Customers requesting the discount should present a valid military ID.

In addition, a 10 percent discount is also offered in recognition of Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Veterans Day at all U.S. Home Depot stores for all other military veterans. (source)

I also contacted a Home Depot customer service rep online and she gave me this response:

We proudly offer Active and Veteran military a 10% discount on their online or in store purchases.  Please contact Online Customer Care at 1-800-430-3376 and place your online order over the phone for a immediate discount or bring your ID to your local Home Depot.  However, this may not be used in combination with any other sale prices or discounts.

This was the first mention I had heard of being able to receive a military discount online, but it’s worth trying to contact Online Customer Care to see if you can get the discount.

Other people have mentioned not being able to receive the discount for in-store purchases. Apparently it often comes down to manager approval, so it is most likely on a store by store basis. Please share your experiences below.

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Lowe’s 10% Military Discount Policy

Lowe’s now offers a 10% military discount to all active duty military members, members of the Guard and Reserve, retired military members and their immediate family members. The 10% Lowe’s discount also applies to disabled veterans and their families. Here is the specific discount information:

To qualify for the Everyday 10% Military Discount, you must: Be currently serving in, or retired from, a qualifying branch of the Armed Services, or be the immediate family member of someone who is and have a valid military ID Card. Or: Be a veteran who receives VA benefits and have a valid Veteran Identification Card (VIC).

We honor all Veterans on three specific holidays: Memorial Day, 4th of July and Veterans Day. During these three holiday weekends, we extend the discount to all veterans who served honorably and who present a valid Form DD214 or other proof of service. The Lowe’s Military Discount is extended to the Veteran community on these three holidays only. (source)

To be eligible for the everyday 10% discount you will need a valid, government-issued military ID card. All other military veterans will still be able to receive the discount on the Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day weekends. The discount applies to in-stock and special-order purchases up to $5,000, but it excludes sales via Lowes.com and purchases of services or gift cards.

Keep in mind you may be able to find discounts at the Lowe’s.com website. Just follow the link or click on the banner below to access these deals. The best part is that you can view inventory and complete your order online, then visit the store and pick up the item. That way you don’t waste a trip only to find out they didn’t have your item in stock.

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Don’t forget to shop around. If Home Depot or Lowe’s doesn’t honor the military discount, then compare prices with other stores, including playing Home Depot and Lowe’s against each other (they almost always honor coupons and offers from the other store). There are plenty of home improvement coupons available from various stores.

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Date published: March 27, 2013.

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  1. Dominick Palestino says

    At the Home Depot in Elmont N.Y. I was turned down because my card did not say service connected. I thought everyone who had an Honarable discharge was service connected Lowe’s here I come.

    • Luther says

      I also have tried at Lowes and Home Depot to use my Veterans benefits. I was in the National Guard and have all of my papers including my dd214 to show. Since they have changed their policy to “weed” out everyone that has been in the Armed Services. Only those that have the VIC card are allowed except for Memorial Day at all Lowes and Home Depot locations.

  2. Elizabeth Vollucci says

    My husband, a service connected disabled veteran, was denied the 10% discount on wood pellets in the Coventry, RI Home Depot this past Veterans Day. He had previously received the discount in that same store for the wood pellets. Since that time several of our acqaintences have been denied the discount at Home Depot. One was informed it was because he was not disabled. I, as retired ARNG, had been given the 10% discount at Home Depots in the past. The policy states that the discount applies to active duty, reserve, retired and disabled military. Apparently the policy is not followed in all of their stores. We now go to Lowes, where there is no problem being afforded the military discount.

  3. Judith Taylor says

    My husband presented his Veterans card to Home Depot and was Turned Down! they said it had to have a picture. Although his name was on it with a driver’s license to match! No Discount He was a Marine in the Vietnam War. This has happened to some friends of our as well. No problem at Lowe’s they give him 10 percent no problem.

  4. R. Sanchez says

    I bought some peg boards at the Home Depot in Franconia, Virginia yesterday and did not receive the discount. The manager told me that the items discounted will vary from day to day, so that peg boards could be discounted the next day but there’s no way of knowing. She also told me that the discount is now for only up to a $50 limit. Apparently, this Home Depot store is a test store for the new policy and she recommended complaining to Home Depot because it’s frustrating for employees also. I will write to Home Depot but will start using Lowes, a couple of miles further out as my go-to store (and Sears’ 20% discount for tools). While I appreciated Home Depot’s “no compromise” discount while it lasted, it’s also a marketing tool to attract the loyal military & family base and a way to show the community that you give a darn. There’s a balance between making money for your shareholders and staying in touch with your community. Home Depot is losing sight of the latter.

  5. Robert neumann says

    I have been denied the military discount at Home Depot because my va benefit card does not say service connected. I received it once with no hassle, but the next time they denied it. Lowes, always, gives me the discount with no hassle. I am a Vietnam veteran.

  6. John Ferencze says

    So I was Drafted and did not run away to Canada and Served my Two years active, two years Active reserves and two years in active reserves but did not wish to make the service a Career I am not treated the same as some one who Enlisted and spent 20 years or has a service related injury??
    I served my time and did not evade the draft and was treated with the same rudeness and insults when I returned home as others of the Viet Nam era..
    I can only get the discount 3 times a year…
    Guess I am just not as good as the other vets…

  7. Joseph C Borchetti says

    I also was given a hard time about my 10% discount. I have a valid VA benifit card with my picture on it. I served during the Vietnam War and gave my all with a blank check to the Government. Why is Home Depot picking and choosng which veterans get a 10% discount and on what days of the year. Who wants to go on a holiday,only a couple of times a year. I wrote to Home Depot ,but got no responce. If they can give contractors big discounts,then a mere 10% to veterans s nothing. Looks like Lowes is going to get my business.

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