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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VETERAN PERKS

Saturday my lady and I went to O'Charleys to take advantage of the Veterans offer. They limited the offer to menu item at $9.99 or less. My dinner was good and filling. My lady ordered from the same list of dinners. The surprise of the night came when we got the check. The only charge was for the ice tea I ordered at $1.59. Needless to say, we will be going back there in the future.

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North Star in SW Ohio

Lowes and Home Depot

Lowes will have you enter your phone number into their system and after that all you have to do is sound off your phone number.

Home Depot still has you show you ID Card.

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Fred W.Renon III

Veterans drivers License

In Tennessee you can get "Veteran" put on your drivers license, so you can just show your drivers license to the merchant.
At Lowes they put my veterans status in their computer, when I check out I just give my phone # and I get the discount automatically

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Garmin Nuvi 765T, Garmin Drive 60LM

Also remember the funeral bene's

If you have a Vet Cemetery nearby you can pre register and your entire deal is free Gravesite, Open and close, Headstone, and perpetual care. Your Wife can join you for a minimal charge (About $700 at present in Arizona). Save a bunch of money the Funeral Home Vultures hit you up for

Lowes

If you have a Lowes customer card, you have have your veteran's status added to your profile (you have to go to customer service once and show your proof of vet status.) After that, you automatically get the discount when you scan your keychain barcode minicard. Works great in the self service line when you want to speed through when picking up a thing or two. No conversation, no hassle!

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GO

Thanks for sharing - and

Thanks for sharing - and that's for your service to all the Veterans out there!

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Garmin Drive Smart 61 NA LMT-S

It can all be done on line

gordyo wrote:

If you have a Lowes customer card, you have have your veteran's status added to your profile (you have to go to customer service once and show your proof of vet status.) After that, you automatically get the discount when you scan your keychain barcode minicard. Works great in the self service line when you want to speed through when picking up a thing or two. No conversation, no hassle!

They have a web site to reg and Verify your Vet Status, Quick and Easy
https://www.lowes.com/mylowes/register?context=military

Not at Home Depot

Jery wrote:

In Tennessee you can get "Veteran" put on your drivers license, so you can just show your drivers license to the merchant.
At Lowes they put my veterans status in their computer, when I check out I just give my phone # and I get the discount automatically

Yes, that's how Lowe's does it. Home Depot? Not so simple. In Ohio veterans can have a "veteran" symbol put on their driver license, but that's not good enough for Home Depot. At Home Depot you have to show a "veteran" picture ID card that a veteran can get at their county's Veterans office. So. At Home Depot, Ohio saying I'm a veteran isn't good enough. And the heck of it is, I bet that most Ohio veterans don't even know that there's a county veterans office that can provide them an ID.

Phil

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"No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won't make it worse."

Home Depot

Maybe we should write or email a bunch of letters to the Home Depot Corporate office?

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Garmin Nuvi 765T, Garmin Drive 60LM

If you read HD's quals at the Register

They only give the Discount to Vets whose VA card shows they are drawing a disability! Most Cashiers used to ignore that and just give it to you. Seems funny you can get shot at but are only a Vet if you are disabled! We now go to Lowes first and only Home Depot if Lowes doesn't have it. HD is usually lower priced but not 10 % lower, plus Lowes is simpler, just give Phone Number.

if you have VETERAN stamped

if you have VETERAN stamped on your driver license you can get it also. Easier than a DD214
HOWEVER, they are changing things. You will need to sign up for a MY LOWES card and get your vet status listed on it. That makes things even easier. Then just scan your MY LOWES card - which I do anyway - and it is automatic. Even my wife gets the discount since she has the code on her credit card.

thanks

...for all this info!

It all varies by store and

It all varies by store and each individual person. I have been given the 10% on top of clearance prices and been refused on list price items.

You would think this should be so much easier...

Home Depot and Lowes

Home Depot you have to show your ID CARD to get the discount. LOWES requires you to enter your phone number into their computer system. Then every time you go to Lowes you have to recite you phone number to the cashier. cool cool

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Fred W.Renon III

Other benefits as well

Here in Chester County PA if you go to the county agency for veterans you can get a document that is 8 pages long (and small print). The document lists all the places in the area that give discounts to vets. Plumbers, electricians, lawyers, tire dealers...the list is long. It is also available online.

Details are at https://www.chesco.org/1361/Veterans-ID-Program

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John from PA

speaking of Lowes, I was

speaking of Lowes, I was just over there the other day and they have added 4 VETERAN PARKING PLACES right up from. How am I going to get my exercise now?

Sirius/XM offers Vet's a 25%

Sirius/XM offers Vet's a 25% discount on the first receiver, all you have to do is call them and ask for it.

Nope

Frenon wrote:

Home Depot you have to show your ID CARD to get the discount. LOWES requires you to enter your phone number into their computer system. Then every time you go to Lowes you have to recite you phone number to the cashier. cool cool

Once you sign up and have your Veterans status tied to your Lowe’s card, you only have to show your card. No one knows that you have received the discount other than the cashier and yourself. I have used my Lowe’s card in several locations and I have never had a problem in getting a discount.

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

Sticker

The myLowes card they send you with the scannable barcode also comes with a barcode keytag you can put on your key ring and also stickers you can apply to the back of your credit card. The cashier has to only scan the barcode from whatever source your provide. It also works at the self checkouts if your Lowes has them. Simply scan your card on the scale scanner just as you would the items you're purchasing. If you need more stickers or key tags, just log into your myLowes webpage and there's a link where they will mail you another set on request with your same barcode info.

With the stickers, I just show them my credit card, they scan the sticker and then I stick the card in the card reader when prompted to complete the transaction.

This works for everything in the store from refrigerators to a bolt. They honored the 10% even on a fridge I bought last year that was one the weekly sales special.

I noticed last week that the local Lowes has set aside a couple of parking spots for vets. You don't have to be disabled. I don't know how they enforce that although my state does offer veteran license plates at no extra cost.

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"There's no substitute for local knowledge" nüvi 750, nüvi 3597

Lots of Discounts

Thanks...

The is helpful info.

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

They created these spaces a few months back

TXRVer wrote:

The myLowes card they send you with the scannable barcode also comes with a barcode keytag you can put on your key ring and also stickers you can apply to the back of your credit card. The cashier has to only scan the barcode from whatever source your provide. It also works at the self checkouts if your Lowes has them. Simply scan your card on the scale scanner just as you would the items you're purchasing. If you need more stickers or key tags, just log into your myLowes webpage and there's a link where they will mail you another set on request with your same barcode info.

With the stickers, I just show them my credit card, they scan the sticker and then I stick the card in the card reader when prompted to complete the transaction.

This works for everything in the store from refrigerators to a bolt. They honored the 10% even on a fridge I bought last year that was one the weekly sales special.

I noticed last week that the local Lowe's has set aside a couple of parking spots for vets. You don't have to be disabled. I don't know how they enforce that although my state does offer veteran license plates at no extra cost.

My store has four spaces and they want you to either have Veteran's license plates or some type of ID on your vehicle; (i.e.; VFW sticker, American Legion sticker, etc.). I don't think that they would call the police or anything, since it is basically a courtesy to the veteran. (However, that's not to say that if a police officer sees you park there and he or she is a veteran, they would not tell you to move your vehicle.) By the way; our local Home Depot has been offering Veteran's spaces for the last four or five years. I guess Lowe's is playing catch-up in this area.

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

You can get a Veteran card

You can get a Veteran card at va.gov that's is easier than carrying around your DD-214 and it's free. Must have an honorable or general discharge. Also most also accept the "veteran" on you driver's license if you showed your DD-214 when you got/renewed your license.

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