The Home Depot Military Discount honors retired and disabled veterans, reservists, active service members and their immediate family members with 10 percent off merchandise. Information about this discount is not always easy to find, so we’ve compiled all you need to know right here:
The Home Depot Military Discount
This 10 percent discount is capped at $500. It used to only apply on major veteran holidays such as Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Veteran’s Day. Now however, the discount applies every day.
But those who served but do not fall under the monikers of active duty, reservist, disabled veteran or retired veteran must wait for a veteran’s holiday to enjoy the discount.
You can use the military discount when shopping online if you call customer service at 1-800-430-3376 prior to checkout.
Lowe’s Military Discounts
Not to be outdone, Lowe’s now offers a similar 10 percent military discount.
All other military veterans, such as those who served honorably but did not remain in the military long enough to retire, must present a valid Form DD214 or other proof of service to receive the discount.
Lowe’s does not allow you to take the military discount when shopping online.
To receive either the Lowe’s or Home Depot discount, you may be asked to present:
- A valid Active Duty or retired military ID card that includes a picture or
- A valid Veteran Identification Card (VIC) or
- Department of Veterans Affairs card with the words SERVICE CONNECTED under the picture or
- A valid retired or active military ID card for spouses or dependents and
- A driver’s license or other photo ID
If you have trouble securing the discount, which some Home Depot customers have complained about, ask to speak to a manager. If you have the correct ID, you should not have trouble getting the 10 percent off.