Lowe’s has long offered a 10% holiday discount to military members, their families and in many cases veterans and retirees. For active duty military, these promotions are offered everyday and not limited to the main holidays of Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veterans Day. 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, Labor Day and Veterans Day.
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 2014.
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 four specific holidays: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day 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 not promoting Labor Day as a military discount day. Most stores are however, 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.
You can see the current military discount policy here