It’s date night! We go to dinner, maybe to a movie, but often times we find ourselves at Lowe’s. Whether we want to get ideas for a new project or to buy some new plants for the garden. Lowe’s and Home Depot also have a military discount, which we use for almost each and every visit. I love saving money!
Lowe’s Military Discount
Lowe’s first opened in 1921 in North Carolina. They have a 10% military discount on eligible items, both online and in person. You just need to create a MyLowe’s account. At Lowe’s, not only can your service member sign up for the military discount, you as a military spouse can too. After you have signed up, when you go to the store, just give them your phone number and they can add the discount. At the Lowe’s here near Fort Campbell, they always tend to ask too.
Recently we were very happy that Lowe’s had a military discount as we purchased wood and soil for our new garden area in our backyard. Not only that but when I get in the mood to buy some new seeds, or other items for our garden, I know I can save a few dollars using the military discount.
Home Depot Military Discount
Home Depot started much later in 1978 in Atlanta and also offers a 10%. Their discount is similar in that you have to sign up for their program, and can use the military discount online or in person. They do have a limit of $400 per year, and as a spouse, you can only sign up after your service member does.
Last year we went to Home Depot and found the perfect outside couch for our deck. I fell in love with it. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the couch in stock at our Home Depot but I was able to buy the couch online using the military discount.
Saving Money on Military Discounts
Here in Tennessee, our sales tax is almost 10% so when we use the military discount at Lowe’s or Home Depot I know it typically covers most of the tax. This means I can compare the cost at the Exchange when I am shopping for appliances since the Exchange is tax-free.
Whether you are working on a home project, preparing for a PCS, or just need a few things from a home improvement store, make sure you take the time to sign up for the Lowe’s and Home Depot Military Discounts. You can use them wherever you are stationed within the United States, and of course, online.
Beyond Lowe’s and Home Depot, you can find military discounts at other stores, restaurants, and even amusement parks. Military discounts are great ways to save a little money and are typically pretty easy to use. If you are unsure if a particular store offers a military discount or not, make sure to ask just in case. You will be glad that you did.