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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Comments

  1. I am a veteran but did not retire, my fiancé did serve 29 years and is retired. She showed her military ID and on a purchase of $300+ dollars was given a $4.67 discount which amounted to $46 of purchase qualifying for the discount, aparently the lumber to build our deck was not discountable. SO are discount equated to about 1&1/2% NOT 10%. . This program is a crock and dis honors veterans, it’s a advertising ploy at veterans expense. We told them to shove there discount and went to a real lumber yard, got balance of stuff at lowes at 10% discount. Avoid the Home Depot at corner of mountain industrial and Lawrenceville hwy. I assume they are all the same…

  2. James Roth says:

    I bought lumber at the Home Depot in Syracuse, NY today 6/21/14 and was told that there is no discount on certain items at Home Depot for veterans including all wood products by cashier Colleen -CMT 1497. I told her that I was unaware that the Home Depot had dropped their Veterans discount as regards to lumber and that I must have gotten my last lumber purchase at Lowes. Her reply was “There are certain “hot items” that have no veterans discount and wood is one of them, you must have been at Lowes”.
    I found an earlier receipt from a deck project I did using Home Depot lumber and sure enough I received a 10% percent discount as promised. I guess the answer to this problem is …shop at Lowes. Honor is as honor does…

  3. I purchased two drywall patches and a small thing of mud, no discount for these. Was told by the cashier that for certain products no Veteran’s discount. Either have the discount or don’t!

  4. I have had nothing but problems with Home Depot. Advertising that they give Veterans a 10 % discount, but giving my husband crap saying that his Disabled Veterans ID Card is supposed to say a specific thing on it for him to get the discount. Why say you’re going to give a discount if you have certain stipulations with the items that you can use the discount on! I will no longer be shopping at Home Depot. I’ve already contacted their corporate office with no results, so I guess it’s time to contact the media.

  5. I also found it true that Home Depot doesn’t apply veteran
    discounts to all their merchandise. Also, you won’t find out
    what those items are until checkout time.I talked to their
    headquarters and that was a lost cause. They didn’t want to
    send anything written explaining their policy. So, get ready to
    empty your basket of items they don’t discount; at least on long
    Island, New York.

  6. Jerry Highfill says:

    I checked out at the home depot in Topsham Maine. I am reroofing my garage and need shingles,Pressure treated 2x4s,roofing nails and construction screws.It rang up to about 500 dollars. I showed my retired military ID. The cashier said Home depot does not allow 10 discounts on these products.I decided not to purchase. I asked the cashier what is eligible for the 10% military discount? She said only the computer knew and the only way to find out was to ring it up in the register. I asked if there was a eligible list I could scan to see what was eligible. she said no. So it seems Home depot is advertising Guess the small print says Either give the discount or stop your false advertising. I went to Lowes and got a 10& military discount on the same products. They honor their advertising. Home Depot belongs on the WALL OF SHAME.

  7. Went to Home Depot yesterday to buy some lumber, I was told a new policy was enacted that only veterans service connected will be eligible for their discounts. Time boycott and go to lowes, unless they have followed suite! Maybe military members should select whom they want to defend!

  8. As a retired veteran of 23 years I don’t feel private businesses owe me anything, I didn’t serve to get discounts. Use the retailer of your choice and if they give you a discount so be it. To come on here and chastise a company is rather petty. I just wish the VA would get their act together and treat us veterans the way we should be treated.

  9. Jessica says:

    Nobody said anybody “expected” the discounts, what people are upset about in that Home Depot is FALSELY claiming to offer a 10% discount and thus luring in customers looking for a good deal, only to deny them at the register. My money is extremely limited if I’m told I can get a discount somewhere that’s where I go. I don’t “expect” it unless they claim to offer it.

    Stick with Lowes- I haven’t heard of them giving anybody a hard time

  10. Thanks Jessica…Still trying to find where I said anyone expected discounts…Don’t change what I said to fit your opinion, state your own opinion! I have read others opinions and accept them, please do the same for mine! This has been beaten over like a dead horse.

  11. Jessica says:

    Aww Ben, your ego is getting the best of you. Nobody cares what your opinion is as I’m sure nobody cares what mine is, I was merely pointing out to you and the others who alluded to the idea that we were expecting discounts that we wouldn’t have an issue with not getting them if Home Depot wasn’t falsely luring people in claiming to offer them. If Home Depot doesn’t want to offer a discount that’s fine, they just shouldn’t claim that they do and people coming here to educate others about that have every right to do so. In the future if I was talking to you directly I would have named you by name.

  12. Ben has it right. Businesses don’t owe veterans anything
    even if we served them. They don’t need to show our country
    respect either and appreciation on a larger scale such as a
    discount. But, Ben, when business uses the people who
    sacrificed so much and to be used as consumer advertising
    for their products and not deliver, I think you’d agree they’ve
    gone too far. This advertising using Veterans as a bandwagon
    to get everyone on board and buy from them because of their
    goodwill and then reject their offers offends the veteran and
    says to the public we can use any means to get you in the door.
    It’s much like bait and switch on an emotional level using
    the honor of our military to get us to buy from these stores. But Ben,
    I do agree they don’t owe us and we don’t own them the curiosity
    of being a loyal customer of theirs. Thank you.

  13. I go Home Depot all the time and use my “service connected” V.A.I.D. to get the 10% Military discount. I have never been deny from buying anything at a discount, except those items “on sale” already. I know when I get the discount, I am not entitled to the point Home Depot has to give a discount to me for any reason, but I am glad they do. The store I go to ,they do not advertise the discount, but the bar code for it is right on thr register, if the computer system says there is no discount on a particular item , I am fine with that.

  14. OK, enough already. If you get a discount at Lowe’s and/or Home Depot shop there. If not go somewhere else, even try your local hardware store. Stop whining, please!

  15. No Online discount at home depot for Vets. I was told that it was taken advantage of during the holidays, and that’s why they don’t do it? My only problem here is don’t stand up and say your going to give veterans a discount, and then not do it. Say what you mean. Mean what you say. Then follow through on what you said.

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