dealsholiday military discount of 10%

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Home Depot always offers a 10% military discount...

Does this stack with the original discount for 20% off?

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Home depot and Lowes offer a 10% military discount every day. Which I think is fantastic.

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Home Depot and Papa Johns, two places I spend my money at

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It doesn't matter if Home Depot and Lowes offer the discount daily. What matters is that many vets and their families don't realize the discounts are available.

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@misterron - You are right, many places offer discounts for military families and veterans but they are not well advertised. A lot of times you just have to ask if the store restaurant has a discount. It's been many years since we lived in a military town, I'd be curious to know if military towns have more or less discounts than non-military towns.

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@soggynode: They don't in my experience. Most of the bases now have contracts with certain companies (the Taco Bell-Burger King cabal, in particular) and while you may pay no tax, I don't see many special discounts in and around bases. In fact it's sometimes the opposite - in my hometown you get 50 cents off a movie with a military/student ID. Around Fort Benning and Fort Jackson, nothing.

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I've been using my VA id at Home Depot for years now and just last week was told that the 10% discount is now only given to active duty personnel.

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We went to Home Depot last night to buy just 3 cans of wasp spray which was on sale for $1.49 each. Total was $4.47. They refused to give the 44 cent discount because they said the item was already on sale. What!!?? A disabled Vietnam Vet with a purple heart & they refused the discount. Wow - never, ever. I'm sticking with Lowe's---they have NEVER refused to honor the military ID & give the discount (sale or not).

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I did hear from one of the Lowes stores that the discount has been abused so they are reviewing it. Apparently some people are using it to purchase supplies for their remodeling businesses & such. It was meant only for "personal" use, not business size purchases. Now, that I do understand & shame on those people for ruining it for the rest of the veterans.

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@imgja: We found that to be true at the Lowes near us also. Too much abuse so they are very skeptical now. It takes a manager approval before they ring it up which slows the whole line down and irritates everybody. Unless it is a big-ticket item we don't even bother now.

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@misterron: like me. I buy tons of crap at both stores and never knew I could get 10% off without a coupon.

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Both Lowe's and Home Depot now cap the discounts at 50$ per visit. Regardless of how much you purchase.

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@im insane! Contractors already receive a discounted rate. Greedy people always screw it up for everyone else.

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@karensbar: They still give to retirees. I still use mine.

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I went to Iraq and Afghanistan but since I did not “retire” I do not get a discount. For this day, I do get a discount because of my service.

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@thorpea - I found out yesterday (Monday, Memorial Day) that the Home Depot stores in Dallas Fort Worth would not permit "stacking" discounts. In our case we were taking advantage of the state sales tax abatement weekend in buying a replacement refrigerator. Home Depot was offering 10% off on appliances over $399. (I think that was the amount), but would not allow the additional 10% off for my military service.
@karensbar & @mattbutcher - Additionally, I have also experienced "push back" in the way that Home Depot allows the 10% military discount. I've had my (expired) Military ID card with me before and been told that I had to be a retiree or active duty to receive it. I have actually gotten a little P.O.'ed about it before. but the bottom line is, I need Home Depot more than they need me, I guess...

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@imgja: You should of asked to speak with a supervisor. Unfortunately some of these people were not trained well. I go to the Home Depot in Freeport Long Island N.Y. Their pretty good there just the other day I was on a line that was moving very slow. I showed the girl my I.D. And requested the 10% discount. The girl was kind and knowledgable. After thanking me for my service she then said "I'm sorry for you wait, I'll give yo 15% off instead of the regular 10/% today."

Tony Rivas N.Y.