Sure enough, right after buying almost everything I needed to prepare my garden and our landscaping, I found out Home Depot now offers a year-round 10% discount to military members. Don’t start jumping and clapping for Home Depot though. After some research, I found out the only reason they adopted the policy was because Lowes started it.
Here’s the official statement from Lowes dated 10 February 2010:
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. announced today it will expand its support of the military by offering an all day, every day 10 percent discount to all military personnel who are active, reserve, retired or disabled veterans and their family members, with a valid, government-issued military ID card.
All other military veterans will receive the discount on the Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day weekends.
I couldn’t find an official statement from the Home Depot, but when I asked tonight buying the last of my garden material, the clerk said that they honored the same policy. I know Home Depot provides career opportunities to veterans and military spouses so I can’t be too hard on them. Please comment if you know of any other national businesses that offer year-round savings to military members. It would be nice to know about these types of things BEFORE I hand over my cash!
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