Both Lowes and Home Depot have military discounts. The Military and Veterans discount is not advertised and it’s only valid for in-store purchases. It is a great discount and recognition of the folks who served and protect our country.
Lowe’s and Home Depots Military Discount
- 10% off in-store purchases.
- Available only to those currently serving, retired veterans, VA recipients and family members.
- Maximum discount permitted is $500 per person per transaction.
- Offered daily.
- Valid military ID required for purchase
- Not available for online purchases
- All veterans receive the military discount on Memorial Day, July 4th and Veterans Day.
→The Lowes Military And Veterans Discount
It does get confusing because Lowes offers an everyday military discount and a retired/veterans discount. You have probably heard about Lowes Military Discount offered every year during the summer holiday weekends.
This 10% discount is also extended to the immediate family of those who are currently serving and retired veterans.
The Lowe’s military discount is promoted in sale flyers, radio and television ads on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day.
- The Military Discount can not be used online.
- Purchases must be made in store.
- Can not be used on Lowes.com purchases
- Can not be used to purchase Lowes gift cards.
But did you know that Lowe’s also has an Everyday 10% Lowes Military Discount? This military discount is to support the men and women who are currently serving our country in the Armed Services. This 10% discount is also extended to immediate family members. You should expect to have a proper military ID and expect some limitations on dollar values, online shopping and more.
These are the two current Lowes discounts to honor the military. Updated May 2016.
From Lowes: 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.
From Lowes: 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.
The 10% Everyday Military Discount must be used on personal purchases only and cannot be used for Lowes.com purchases, previous sales, or the purchase of gift cards or services including product installations. It cannot be combined with the Lowe’s Price Guarantee, or promotions such as “Spend and Get,” “New Mover,” “Project Starter,” “Your Choice,” or discounts such as Quote Support Program.
Lowes Everyday 10% Military Discount
To qualify for the everyday Lowes military discount you must be currently serving in, or retired from, a qualifying branch of the Armed Services, National Guard and Reserves. The immediate family member of someone who has a valid military ID Card, or a veteran who receives VA benefits and has a valid Veteran Identification Card is also eligible.
Lowes Veterans Discount
Lowes honors all veterans on three specific holidays: Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Veterans Day. Lowes extends the discount to all veterans who served honorably and who present a valid Form DD214 or other proof of service. The Lowes Military Discount is extended to the entire Veteran community on these four holidays only. UPDATE: Some Lowes stores are promoting Labor Day as a military discount day. Most stores are not, so call ahead.
The Military Discount must be used on personal purchases only and cannot be used for online Lowes.com purchases, previous sales, or the purchase of gift cards or services including product installations.
- The Armed Services include US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard, or the National Guard and who are in active, reserve, or retired status.
- Retired Veterans and VA Recipients includes veterans who have retired after 20 years of service or those who receive VA Benefits. Immediate Family includes spouses and dependent children up to 18 years old.
Lowes continues to show commitment to and appreciation for military members including a 10% discount to all veterans during Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veterans Day weekends and a 10% discount every day to all active, reserve, retired and disabled veterans who carry a valid, military issued photo ID card. Lowes also regularly participates in a variety of military sponsored events and job fairs across the country.
“Lowe’s was founded on the heels of World War II by veterans Jim Lowe and Carl Buchan and has always been a supporter of the military. The year-round discount program is one way we are reaffirming our commitment to the thousands of men and women who are serving throughout the world, as well as their family members at home.”
Larry D. Stone, Lowe’s president and chief operating officer, 2010.
The Military and Veterans Discount Can Be Confusing:
There is still confusion and hurt feelings from various military who feel that they have been slighted or are angry that they can not get the discount. Compounding the problem is the fact that while Lowes corporate headquarters sets the national policy, individual stores choose to implement the policy in various ways. It has ended up with negativity all around.
Several readers have stated that the stores have changed their policies. However, the policies have not changed, but individual stores are certainly changing their behavior. The implementation of the policy at the store level has been mixed for years. You can go to two different Lowe’s stores and get two different explanations of the policy!
It has always been a “military” discount everyday, all year round, and a “veterans” discount three weekends a year. Many stores have been generously giving the “military” discount to “veterans” for several years. Those stores have done the right thing by giving the discount when there seems to be confusion and not creating an even worse situation.
How You Can Still Get A 10% Discount At Lowes
The Lowes military and Veterans discount can only be used in store. However, If you are looking for a 10% off Lowes coupon code that you can use anytime online, please join our newsletter. We send out free Lowes codes each month and you will receive one code when you sign up.
You can request a 10% off, $15 off $50 or $50 off $250 code. This will only work for online, but you can buy online and pick up at your local Lowes.
Please don’t expect an immediate reply to your code request, ( I do still work full time), but I should be able to email you a code within a day.
So you still can get a discount! This can’t be combined with the instore military discount, but can be used all year long!