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Lowe’s updates its military discount


Lowe's Companies Inc. said it will expand its military discount program by offering 10% off personal purchases every day to current and honorably discharged members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The new program uses a MyLowes card for quick identification. The discount is effective immediately.

The Mooresville, N.C.-based home center giant had offered 10% discounts to military in the past. Here are some of the new features of the new program:

  • The ability to shop online at Lowes.com and receive the discount

  • Speedier in-store checkout using a MyLowes card to quickly identify current or honorably discharged members of the U.S. Armed Forces

  • Free parcel shipping with no minimum purchase, when shopping online as a MyLowes card holder

  • The discount available every day for current and honorably discharged members of the U.S. Armed Forces

Lowe’s CEO Robert Niblick said the new policy is consistent with the values of company founder Carl Buchan, an Army veteran who was inspired in business by the idea of helping veterans build and improve their homes.

Currently, more than 10,000 Lowe’s employees are U.S. military veterans or members of the Guard or Reserve, and nearly 800 are deployed to active duty. 

Lowe’s is not the only national home center chain to support the military and veterans with discounts. Home center rival The Home Depot also offers 10% discounts. It applies to all active-duty military and their dependents, retired and disabled veterans and their dependents. On patriotic holidays — Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day — all other veterans and their dependents receive 10% off.

Those discounts are in addition to the “$250 million commitment to veterans housing and the hard work of our Team Depot volunteers, through which we've improved more than 30,000 veterans’ homes and facilities,” said Stephen Holmes, a Home Depot spokesman. “We also recruit and employ approximately 35,000 veterans.”