10% Off Discount at Lowes for Veterans & Military

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10% Off Discount For Veterans and Active Military at Lowes

If you’re looking for ways to save money at Lowes then there’s a little known discount for all active military and veterans. If you present a current military ID or a Department of Veterans Affairs VA card then you’re eligible for 10% off at Lowes.

The Military and Veterans discount is not advertised and it’s only valid for in-store purchases (no online sales). This is a great discount and just deserved recognition of the folks who protect our country. If you know an active military person or a veteran please let them know about this discount.

Details

In order to take advantage of the Lowes Military Discount you’ll need to show proper identification including on of the following:

  • Valid Military ID
  • Current VA Medical Card

The discount is available for active-duty military, National Guard members, retirees, honorable discharge members and immediate family of these people.

For more on the official rules please read the Lowe’s Press Release.

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29 Comments »

  • Michael Ramsden says:

    Here’s one for you. How does it feel for you to embarass a veteran by publishing a statement on your webpage that vets can combine the veteran’s discount with the moving discount and have a Lowes employee (service manager) categorically deny it and state that Lowes only accepts one coupon at a time. Thanks for another experience like that.

    • Todd says:

      Michael – I’m sorry to hear about this unfortunate experience. We strive to provide accurate up to date information on our site. We’ll certainly update the article to reflect your experience. We have read on several sites that this discount can be combined with other discounts. Please accept my apology for embarrassment this has caused you.

      • Frances Peterson says:

        Dear Todd,
        I just returned from shopping inside a Lowe’s store in Florida(I won’t say what city as to embarrass them) and presented my husbands’ VA Veterans Card for my discount(my husband was not with me)and each time, they tell me their policy is that the veteran must be physically standing beside you to honor the discount. Then why, do I ALWAYS get a hassle and a threatening message from your employees when it states directly above in your ‘rules’ that immediate family members are included for this discount? All of your stores throughout the country should follow the same policy stated above. Immediate families of veterans, should not be made to feel we are going through an interrogation each time we enter your store!

    • r g says:

      @michael
      Todd seems to be a simple man giving simple information to enlighten we, the readers, with insights we’re not accustomed to such as this Lowes discount program for veterans. Though, because we all know Todd isn’t a Lowes employee or representative of the Lowes corporation, and the internet isn’t ALWAYS right (eyes roll) we have to take his information with a grain of salt, and use the food for thought rather than action. If you read your moving discount coupon it clearly states that the coupon cannot be combined with any other discount. Yes, other people on the internet have stated that they were allowed to combine the two; obviously that was under special pretenses where the employee just didn’t care, OR the manager wanted to make a repeat customer and was in a good mood. In your case, neither of the above were presented to you; maybe because you might of gave them a little verbal loving like you did with Todd in your reply ;).

      We all here residing within the internets and all it’s wondrous tubes of truth and unicorns apologize for your inconvenience, Michael. On a side note, I read on the internet that if you tickle a Lowes employee, they give you special discount coins for anything in the store; but sometimes only plumbing. :)

      • michael holmes says:

        the people at Lowes in Destin florida do not permit the discount unless you have a actve duty ID.Iam a disabled veteran and showed my VA medical card and was embarrassed by the way I was told that I did not qualify. at least they could have been civil about it. never had problems brfore but I won”t go there again,i do believe my money will be accepted elsewhere

  • NJ says:

    I think depending on the Lowes store some may combine the military discount with other discounts. We were told you can combine two discounts at this particular Lowes in South San Francisco. A manager allowed us to combine a price match with home depot with the military discount and saved us about $300 on a refrigerator. Home Depot would not do that which is why we went to Lowes. Lowes definitely has earned our business…

  • Mrs Page says:

    We just came back from Lowes and my husband was embarrassed when we asked for a discount and they said they would only take an ID card and they showed us a sheet they had at the cash register of the only types of identificaton they accepted. My husband is not active service but he neither has a VA Medical card. MOST of the Veterans I know DO NOT have a VA Medical card or any card. We told them we would get our car registration to show that we had Veitnam Vetrans licence plates in which we had to prove to the state of TN that he was a vetran, or would run home to get my husbands discharge papers. They said they would not take those identifications (This upset my husband a bit) but changed heart when other customers were watching and They finally gave us the discount but it has discouraged us, embarrassed us and disappointed us -… Home Depot just gives us the discount by honoring our word.

    • Shannon says:

      I’m sorry you felt embarrassed, but to think a company is just going to take your word for it is a little naive. I do think that the VA license or discharge papers should have beeen enough, but I’m surprised you don’t have a card of some type. Perhaps you should contact VA affairs. I don’t know anyone who’s recently (within the last 10 years) discharged (honorably, retired etc) that doesn’t have a card of some sort designating their status.

    • Dawn says:

      Just was at Home Depot, they no longer will accept DD214 papers, only the ID card for any type of military. My husband was honorably discharged from the Navy over 20 yrs ago and are trying to figure a way to obtain an ID card for him now.

    • michelle says:

      unfortunatly if a store went by word of mouth many business will be going out of business. im sorry you were embarassed but it clearly states to bring the proof and if he is a veteran than there are ways to obtain the proof. i have been in may stores to ask for the discount and some cashiers didnt even know what that meant. noone is at fault but please be grateful for the discount you recieved anyways, you have only wrote on here and i questioned if you were truely a veterans spouse, if so please up hold the title you carry and understand not everyone or thing is perfect.

    • RR says:

      Our society has evolved to where everything is geared toward the “needy” or “poor”. To get the Veteran’s discount you have to have a VA medical ID which you can’t qualify for if you have been moderately successful in your employment. I took all of the same risks as those who qualify; it says Veteran’s discount, am I no longer a veteran because I make too much?

  • Jerry Childress says:

    I served 6 years in the USAF and the only small card they issued us
    to carry is the Selective Service Card with name and dates, but does not say USAF, only (Selective Service) on it……We were
    issued an Honorable Discharge and a DD214, but they are to large to
    carry

    I had a photo ID put on my Selective service card and your South Point,Ohio store would still not honor, however some of your
    Winchester,Ky store people honor and some want to argue with you, that
    we should have been issued a photo ID….1963 thru 1967 you were only
    issued what I stated above…..However the Winchester,KY people are
    very nice and helpful

    • Bill O says:

      Sounds like you’re not retired, active, or disabled. According to Lowes announcement you are not entitled to discount. If some store honors it for you, that’s good on them.

      Read the Lowes’ press release in link above to determine eligibility.

      I believe the headline at the top of this thread is incorrect.

  • Keith says:

    For all personnel that have served. Please take your documents to any VA office and get your VA card issued. It does not take much but your time to go and get it.

  • Joseph says:

    I am a US Army veteran as well as a Naval Reserve veteran. When I show Lowes cashers my military Photo ID they said it was expired. I would think a veteran would have an expired ID (Thus Veteran). I think Lowes is getting mixed up between active military and Veterans. Look up veteran in the dictionary and see what it says.

    Thanks for reading,

    Joe
    US ARMED FORCES VETERAN

    • Nikki says:

      Same thing happened to me. I’ve been using the military discount since 2009 with no problems. My active duty card expired in Oct 2009. I just went to Lowe’s today and got it scrutinized for the first time. It was embarrassing but the manager was pretty cool about it and gave me the discount anyways. She told me to get an updated card. Apparently they’ve become more meticulous because of the gov contract they hold…or something… Despite the fact that I am a disabled vet, I never got a VIC from the VA. I’ll be calling in for one tomorrow for sure. I can’t believe that they won’t accept a DD214 though along with a photo id. That will prove whether someone is a disabled vet or not. I guess beggars can’t be choosers.

  • William Martin says:

    Bangor Vets beware, after having spent thousands of dollars at the local Bgr.Me. Lowes, using my veterans card, now they need a Manager to approve your photo ID. In my case (2) in took this Mgr 20 min. to find her way to the checkout. This is an obvious attempt to discourage the discount, and insult Verterans. No doupt thier’s a Vice Pres. in the Lowes Corp who doesn’t own a home in the Islands yet and wants to make off the back of Veterans. OK!!! Vets lets take our business somewhere else. In most cases local stores will offer discounts to Veterans.

  • Jerry Dixon says:

    I honorably served in the United States Marines 1964-1970. I was issued a wallet size card:
    (CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE) ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES. Honorably Served on Active Duty in UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS The back of the card has the dates of service, my signature the name of the issuing Officer’s name & his signature.
    Recently I was made aware that Lowe’s & H-D offered a 10% discount to current & former Service Members. Today after lunch my Wife & I stopped in Lowe’s in Daphne, Alabama to make a purchase of paint & supplies, the card was presented @ check out she called for a manager’s approval several minutes later the Lady came up & asked to see my card again. I presented the card, she looked @ it & stated “We don’t take that” & rudely turned away. I’m beginning a 50,000 to 70,000 dollar remodeling project anyone care to guess when I’ll pass through Lowe’s door again?
    And no I did not make a scene, I asked for the name of the manager & contacted Lowes via email. Hell it’s 10% & it’s limited to 500.00 annually give the discount or don’t offer one.

  • Phil says:

    The only issue is not everyone that is a veteran qualifys for a VA card. Many people make to much money and when they go to a lowes with there DD-214 they are turned down. This happens all the time. I work for the VA and we have to constantly explain to people that there is nothing we can do to give them a card if they do not qualify for health care.

  • James Atkins says:

    I am a 14 year veteran of the US Navy. I proudly served and was honorable discharged but I too like many am discriminated against because I cannot qualify for a veterans medical benefit card. I made too much salary according to veterans affairs to be eligible for the medical so no card. Lowes will not honor my license with a veteran endorsement. Your store policy is discriminating and should be changed or do away with it all together. I am a building contractor and buy large quantity materials but this makeshift shop other places that does not discriminate.

  • Micki Drew says:

    I was honorably discharged from the Air Force and a Gulf War Vet. I have been told by 2 different Lowes employees that I must be retired or Active Duty to recieve the discount. This says honorable discharge! I Will be making a formal complaint with the store manager. Apparently its whatever that paticular store feels like! Whitelake MI

  • Frank J says:

    I ran into the problem with Lowes in Florida not honoring their military discount. I’m a disabled Viet Nam veteran and I’m in the process of building a new home. My intention was to buy lots from Lowes using their 10% discount. I was told that I must have a military ID or a VA card. I told them I did not have either, but I did have my DD214, my VA letter stating my disability and my Bronze star letter for Viet Nam service. They would not even look at my letters and just stated that I must have a VA card. I told them that I have not used the VA in over 25 years and I have no need to, so why would I have a VA card? They refused my discount, Lowes does not care about veterans at all.

  • jay thomas says:

    How can I get the 10% off if I make to much money to get my VA card until my wage changes or I retire? I am registerd at the VA and a Navy veterian can you help.

  • Larry B. says:

    I have been shopping at Lowe’s for 2 years now with my American Legion Card and getting the 10% discount. Yesterday I made a purchase at Lowe’s and the clerk said they no longer except AM Legion cards and that I need a valid Military ID or a ID card from the American Vets Assoc. I belong to the American Legion and had to prove I was a vet with my DD-214. What more proof do they need ? I felt insulted. Is this a ploy to ward off people who served their country ? As if things aren’t hard enough for Vets today.
    Thanks Lowe’s

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