Veteran Perks

 

I read that not only active duty members of military but any member that has a copy of their DD214 can get a 10% discount at Lowes or Home Depot. I checked it out and showed my DD214 and received my military discount. This is good all year long!

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I Didn't Know That..!

Thanks for telling me that. As a Vietnam Vet myself (64 - 67) I'll make sure I avail myself of that little fact next time I shop there.

Nuvi1300 (And one who was proud to have served his country!) WTGPS

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it just for this year, or every year?

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Thanks, I didn't know this.

Thanks, I didn't know this. My dad is a vet and needs a bunch of stuff from there.

all the time

pakuhnke wrote:

it just for this year, or every year?

anytime, any year.

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Culvers

In Branson, I asked for the senior discount. The young man asked me if I was a veteran. "yep" 25 percent discount on the total amount. Suweet.

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Bass Pro

Not only Home Depot, and Lowes, but Bass Pro Shops gives a veterans discount on the 15th-22nd of each month. Don't forget to ask. I think you would need retired or active ID card. I don't think the DD214 would work, but not sure. Happy Thanksgiving and thanks to all our Veterans!!!

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Home Depot discount

Home Depot is no longer accepting DD214-you will need a Veterans ID Card. Lowes will accept DD214 still.

wow

how long have they been doing this ? see if i can find my id.
mike

VETERANS DISCOUNT

mrpkd wrote:

how long have they been doing this ? see if i can find my id.
mike

Been doing this for at least a year now. Both Lowes & Home Depot need the veterans card and no longer will accept the DD214. The discount is 365 days a year every year.

Card?

FUCCOWIE wrote:

Both Lowes & Home Depot need the veterans card and no longer will accept the DD214. The discount is 365 days a year every year.

What veterans card? All I got was a 214.

VA

Panache wrote:
FUCCOWIE wrote:

Both Lowes & Home Depot need the veterans card and no longer will accept the DD214. The discount is 365 days a year every year.

What veterans card? All I got was a 214.

Get a hold of your local County Veterans office they can help you. You can join the Veterans Health program and they will issue you an ID card. Or search for VA form 10-10EZ and fill it out ahead of time.

Welcome Home!

Welcome Home

Nuvi1300WTGPS wrote:

Thanks for telling me that. As a Vietnam Vet myself (64 - 67) I'll make sure I avail myself of that little fact next time I shop there.

Nuvi1300 (And one who was proud to have served his country!) WTGPS

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Welcome Home II

vmfa531 wrote:
Nuvi1300WTGPS wrote:

As a Vietnam Vet myself (64 - 67) I'll make sure I avail myself of that little fact next time I shop there.

Nuvi1300 (And one who was proud to have served his country!) WTGPS

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311th Special Operations Squadron Da Nang AB Feb 69 - Feb 70

Vet Perks

any military or veterans ID will do hospital card ect. Home depot will also honor the same.

What..

Panache wrote:
FUCCOWIE wrote:

Both Lowes & Home Depot need the veterans card and no longer will accept the DD214. The discount is 365 days a year every year.

What veterans card? All I got was a 214.

is a veterans card? Never heard of one...(68-71)and Korea.

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VA Card

jmkthird wrote:

.... What is a veterans card? Never heard of one...(68-71)and Korea.

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I think they are talking about either a Retired Military ID card or a Department of Veterans Affairs ID card.

I am not a retired veteran but I was in the USAF 1955 -1959 and do have a Department of Veteran Affairs ID card. I can use the card to get medical benefits at VA hospitals.

You can find details here: http://www.va.gov/

Great News

I did not know of this either. Vietnam vet (68-71). I'll have to check it out.

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Thanks

Thanks for the information.

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Veterans ID card

jmkthird wrote:

...What is a veterans card? Never heard of one...

Here in Lake County, Ohio, you can take your DD 214 to the veterans affairs office and for a very few bucks they'll take your picture and give you a document very similar to a drivers license that is your Veterans ID card. It's recognized anywhere that requires proof that you're a veteran of the US military.

Phil

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For Lowes you don't even need ID

If you have the Lowes Reward Card go online and you can sign up your Vet status. They Verify it in seconds and then it will be linked to your Rewards Card 10% automatically.

Also all Honorably discharged Vets now have "On line Exchange Privilege's".

https://www.shopmyexchange.com/s?Dy=1&Nty=1&Ntt=vosbwelcome

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Discount

Whenever I go anywhere, I go down the list asking if a discount is available. You never know.
I start with veteran discount, retired law enforcement discount, senior citizen discount (old geezer), and just being a nice guy discount.
Sometimes it works, others it doesn't. Couple years ago I got a senior discount on tires for my car.
Also try restaurants and fast food places.
The worst they can say is no, so give it a shot.
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And...

windwalker wrote:

If you have the Lowes Reward Card go online and you can sign up your Vet status. They Verify it in seconds and then it will be linked to your Rewards Card 10% automatically.

And most times a "Thank you for your service."

Thanks!

windwalker wrote:

Also all Honorably discharged Vets now have "On line Exchange Privilege's".

https://www.shopmyexchange.com/s?Dy=1&Nty=1&Ntt=vosbwelcome

Thanks for this.. I was looking for a site like this one!

USMC - 1976-1998 (Retired)

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And... even more

The last time I showed my driver's license (veteran status printed on it) at Lowes to get the discount, they suggested I fill out a form for a myLowes card. I think this is the card windwalker referred to. This isn't a credit card, but when the barcode is swiped along with your purchases, it automatically applies the 10% veteran discount even at the self checkouts. You get an email with a copy of your receipt and the receipt is attached to your account in case you need to return something and lost the paper one. The card comes with a keychain barcode tag and some barcode stickers that you can put on your regular credit cards to simplify what you need to carry. So I now scan the barcode on my credit card at Lowe's to get the discount and it's the only thing I have to pull out of my wallet.

For those campers among us, we all know about the 10% discount that KOA and Good Sam affiliates offer, but I've found that many independent campgrounds offer a discount for vets if asked. They probably don't advertise it but feel it's bad for business if you ask and they don't offer something. One KOA I stopped at gave 10% for the KOA card but 15% for vets!

The next time your driver's license comes up for renewal, bring your DD214 and ask if they print that on the DL in you state as they do in TX. TX and some other states offer honorably discharged vets "vanity" license plates, in TX there is no additional charge for this and the plate has a graphic for your branch of service.

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And Another Thing...

The Lowe's where I normally shop told me that if I registered online, I would only have to give them my telephone number as part of the rewards program and not have to pull out my drivers license ever Time. The last time I was in, they asked if I were a veteran and gave me the discount without seeing proof. Apparently my veteran hat was a tell-tale sign.

In Illinois, I had to take my DD-214 to a VA office, where they basically verified it, copied and and notarized the copy. Then, I had to mail the copy to the state DMV office, so they could enter it in their system and mail something back to me with my DD-214 copy. Then, only after that, could Igo to the DMV to renew my license. If done when you're renewing anyway, there is no extra charge, but if you get the Veteran status added they charge a fee to print a new license with it printed on there.

I was approved and registered in the beginning of July on the ShopMyExchange online PX - have found some good deals already.

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It used to be...

....that you had to show either a DD214 or some type of veteran's ID. Lowes had a card next to the register showing what types of ID they would accept. For instance, they would accept a VA ID card, but they would not accept certain types of cards issued by local veterans organizations. Even cards issued by county service organizations would not get the discount. Also, it all depended on the store as to what they would accept. Home Depot has this same problem. Some stores will accept VA ID cards, some will not. Menards doesn't give any vet discount to anyone. They say that the 11% that they give is good for everyone so no extra vet discount. Fast forward to about 3 months ago. This is when Lowes started tying your vet discount to your myLowes card. Go online to myLowes, answer a few questions and everything is tied to your card. In fact, at my local store when I showed them my VA ID card, the clerk told me that they were no longer accepting those and asked if I had tied my vet status to my myLowes card. When I told her that I had, she told me that the myLowes card was the only thing I needed. Upon receiving my receipt I noticed that the vet discount had been applied automatically to my receipt. She also said that if your wife is shopping without you being there, she can provide a phone number and they will look it up in their military registry and she will also be able to get your military discount. Quite a nice perk!

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Veteran Discount

Home Depot only gives discount on regular priced items. Lowes will give discount on sale priced items.

Home depot Vs Lowes

Home Depot only gives vets discounts on some holidays. Lowe's gives them every day.

Lowes does it right, Home Depot is just ad gimmick

Lowes just sign up on line, takes less then 5 mins, after that you or Fam Member just give Phone Number at check out, period, Thank You Lowes.
Home Depot on the other hand must be Active Duty, Retired or Service Connected Disability, VA Card must have the "AC" code that you are Service Connected, most cashiers around here will just give it to you with VA Card but there is a notice at each register showing what to look for on the VA Card.
I did 3 Tours in Nam, all Combat, shooting real ammo at real bad guys. 65-66 1/503rd, 173rd Airborne Bde, Feb 71-Nov 71, Door Gunner with the "EMU's, 135th Assault Helicopter Company, Half Yank, Half Aussie, then the last year till the Pow's lifted off with MACV Team 1 & 26 in Hue and Phan Theit on the JMC coordinating the POW Release. I did not get wounded so I don't qualify for a lousy 10% discount?

Veteran's Card

Many states offer a veteran's card or a designation on their state ID/DL for vets.

In Virginia, you can present your DD-214 to the DMV, and for $10 they'll issue you a veteran's card that has no expiration date. In my area, both Lowes and Home Depot honor it.

Smoothest transaction I ever made at the DMV BTW.

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More businesses

Many businesses, in addition to Lowes and Home Depot, give Veteran discounts ... just ask. Autozone and O'reilly Auto Parts, just to name a couple.

On Veteran's Day, Vets get free meals at many restaurants. Great Clips give free hair cuts; and if you can't make it that day, they give you a card to be used at your convience. Couple places to check:
https://militarybenefits.info/miscellaneous-discounts-vetera...
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2016/11/10/v...

And starting on Veteran's Day 2017, registered honorably discharged 'Verified Vets' can start making discounted purchases from online military exchanges, no sales tax. Go to https://www.vetverify.org/ to get verified.

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VETERAN on driver's license in California

In California you can get the word VETERAN on your driver's license. Save having to carry around a DD-214.

At Lowes if you get a free MyLowes card they will add your veteran status to their database. Then you can get the discount every time you check out even with self checkout. Just scan the card and the discount gets applied automatically.

I thought Home Depot required active duty ID, Retired ID card, or Veteran medical service ID card. I will have to ask next time I visit HD.

Good Information

CharlieXray wrote:

In California you can get the word VETERAN on your driver's license. Save having to carry around a DD-214.

At Lowes if you get a free MyLowes card they will add your veteran status to their database. Then you can get the discount every time you check out even with self checkout. Just scan the card and the discount gets applied automatically.

I thought Home Depot required active duty ID, Retired ID card, or Veteran medical service ID card. I will have to ask next time I visit HD.

Muell9k posted
I signed up for MyLowes card online and they are mailing me the card, it takes 7-10 days to arrive.

I then went to my local Lowe's with a copy of my DD14 to get the 10% discount. The customer service person didn't even look at it and just entered the information I provided verbally.
She told me my account is now updated to reflect the 10% Military discount. When I got home I went to the Lowe's site, sure enough my account now shows the discount is present.

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VET DISCOUNTS???

This little known tidbit sounds great. I'm a VET and I do shop at Lowe's and Home Depot quite a bit. So is the Discount 10 % or 25 %???

GARY
RVND 720
Retired and love to Travel.

Don't forget ......

your Vet perks on Veterans Day.

And thanks to all the Veterans for what you've done for us and gave for us!

RT

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A big THANK YOU to all of

A big THANK YOU to all of our veterans for everything you have done and continue to do

Lowe's vet discount

Gary, the vet discount at Lowe's is 10%, every day, even on sale items in my experience. At a minimum, it covers the sales tax. Because of Lowe's position on this, they have become my 1st choice when I need something in the home improvement area.

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Free food at Chipotle

This TUESDAY, Nov. 7th (NOT the 11th), from 5pm to closing, Chipotle is offering a buy one/get one meal deal. See https://www.chipotle.com/militaryappreciation for details.

Phil

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In NC you can get VETERAN

In NC you can get VETERAN label on your driver license (for a fee of course). That works every place I have gone so far. It was a CS person at Lowe's who suggested it. Easier to carry than a DD214 and always with me. Don't know about other states but I would assume most do the same.

Virginia will issue you an

Virginia will issue you an ID card.

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Register online at Lowe's

TXRVer wrote:

Gary, the vet discount at Lowe's is 10%, every day, even on sale items in my experience. At a minimum, it covers the sales tax. Because of Lowe's position on this, they have become my 1st choice when I need something in the home improvement area.

You can register online with Lowe's and it will check your eligibility. It didn't work in my case but I took my DD214 to my local Lowe's and they enrolled me. It is linked to my Lowe's key tag. 10% off all purchases is sweet and I choose it over HD nearly always now.

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Could be spelling change?

I changed my first name a few years ago so had to enter my old name.

brentrn wrote:
TXRVer wrote:

Gary, the vet discount at Lowe's is 10%, every day, even on sale items in my experience. At a minimum, it covers the sales tax. Because of Lowe's position on this, they have become my 1st choice when I need something in the home improvement area.

You can register online with Lowe's and it will check your eligibility. It didn't work in my case but I took my DD214 to my local Lowe's and they enrolled me. It is linked to my Lowe's key tag. 10% off all purchases is sweet and I choose it over HD nearly always now.

AppleBee's

Applebee's In our Area (NY) is giving a Free Meal to all Veterans and Active Duty Military on 11/11

However, they will have a Limited Selection Menu and must be a Dine-in but still good!

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To all the Veterans out

To all the Veterans out there: Thank you so much for all you do to keep us safe! You are very much appreciated!

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Ohio has it, too

ruggb wrote:

In NC you can get VETERAN label on your driver license (for a fee of course). That works every place I have gone so far. It was a CS person at Lowe's who suggested it. Easier to carry than a DD214 and always with me. Don't know about other states but I would assume most do the same.

Veterans can have a small logo put on their Ohio driver's license and can also purchase veteran license plates.

Phil

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Veteran Discount at Home Depot - for "In-Store, In-Stock" Sales

Home Depot, I discovered (the hard way) now ONLY lives up to their veteran discount Public Relations Promise when the purchase is made for items on hand and bought face-to-face in the store. Web orders and purchases that they special order. are excluded from the discount. Voice your perspective to their website, through social media and to their store managers, and maybe they'll "get" the message: PR's only GOOD when you deliver on the APPEARANCE you hoped to create.

Disappointed in Home Depot's bait and switch. Loews get my $$$s until Home Depot comes clean with the truth!

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Another site to find Perks

Here is another place to check out Perks for Veterans and on Veterans day:

http://www.military.com/veterans-day/veterans-day-military-d...

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Here's the complete list

bobkz wrote:

Here is another place to check out Perks for Veterans and on Veterans day:

http://www.military.com/veterans-day/veterans-day-military-d...

Here's the above site a bit refined. If you're a vet, there are a ton of restaurant chains offering either breakfasts, lunches,dinners, or desserts:
http://www.military.com/veterans-day/restaurants-veterans-da...

Phil

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Veteran Perks

At Home Depot I just show them my American Legion membership card. At my local Lowes they connected my veterans status to my phone number, when I check out I give them my phone number and it automatically give me the discount. I also have "Veteran" on my drivers license, don't have to worry about carrying a DD214.

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Busy

Tried going to Applebees and Logan's Roadhouse but they were too busy. Ended up going to a local cafe that also offered a special for veterans. Nice country atmosphere and good food!

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