In February, Lowe’s expanded its military discount program to give all active, reserve, and retired military members and their immediate family members a 10% discount everyday. The discount also extends to disabled veterans and their families. The discount applies to in-stock and special-order purchases up to $5,000, but it excludes sales via Lowes.com and purchases of services or gift cards.
This is an extension of a discount that had been offered during veterans’ holidays such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veterans Day. While many stores and managers extended the discount when asked, now the discount has become company policy and will be implemented chain wide. All other veterans who are not active, retired, or disabled are still eligible for the 10% discount Lowe’s historically offers during the Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day weekends. About 12,000 current employees are veterans or reservists, according to Lowe’s.
Home Depot has also recently followed their lead. The home improvement giant expanded its military discount program as well to give all active, reserve, and retired military members and their immediate family members a 10% discount everyday. Like Lowe’s, Home Depot’s discount was originally focused on veterans holidays but ha since expanded its discounts to veterans.