Beginning this month, May 2017, nationwide do-it-yourself retailer, Lowe’s, has extended its US Armed Forces, military discount program to now include all honorably discharged veterans (individuals who are retired from the US Armed Forces or who have been discharged ((e.g., honorable, under honorable condition, general)). Individuals dishonorably discharged or for bad conduct are not eligible to receive a military discount. Lowe's has also expanded the 10% military discount to include online shopping and free shipping.
Lowe's Expands 10% Military Discount To All Veterans
However, there's a change to obtaining the discount. Active-duty service members, retirees, and veterans must sign up or subscribe online for the Lowe’s personal shopping card to be eligible for the discount. Immediate family members, Spouses and/or dependent children (up to 18 years old), can also get the discount, although, the web registration process didn't include that option.
However, after the service member signs up for the military discount program, the discount will be associated with their new or existing MyLowes card (this is not a credit card) which can be shared with your immediate family or household.
This is great news for honorably discharged veterans who previously could only take advantage of the military discount on special holidays such as Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Veterans Day, respectively.
So, you may be asking how will they verify my service? Well, for all veterans, active-duty, and retirees, Lowe's will be phasing out the practice of you showing your ID at checkout and replacing that with presenting your MyLowes card or mobile number at checkout. Lowe's have enlisted the support of a 3rd party vendor to do the verification.
I just signed up myself today and it worked like a charm.