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Home Depot Eliminates Military Discount For Most Items! (Just in time for Veteran's Day weekend!)

jd2020 188 November 8, 2013 at 06:57 AM in Home & Home Improvement
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Just wanted to give a heads up for the military active and retirees.

Home Depot Eliminates Military Discount For Most Items! (Just in time for Veteran's Day weekend!)

As a retired military guy I always appreciated a military discount at our local Albuquerque Home Depot and Lowe's. The cashier checked my retired military ID and rang up the order; however, the discount did not apply for anything in my cart. She said the military discount is now for just "certain items." She said Home Depot recently changed their policy.

Guess Lowe's will get my business.

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#61
With the exception of the people drafted WAY back in the day, every single one of the people in the armed forces CHOSE to be there .. While I dont mind that they get discounts, they shouldn't feel ENTITLED to a discount.

I design airplanes .. including ones for the armed forces .. without me they wouldn't be effective at all ... should I feel entitlted to a discount also?
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#62
I don't see why anyone would think they're entitled to the discount at a business. Yes I used the word entitled. Sure it's nice of them to give it, but I wouldn't cry and whine if they took it away. I remember a story about the military and donuts. I mean comeon donuts....

Found it: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/20...-doughnuts
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#63
Quote from drew2money View Post :
Why are these losers who never served or are anti-war jumping in on the discussion.

If you aren't a veteran or currently active military, then STAY the hell out of the conversation.

This discount doesn't hurt you, it merely cuts into the enormous bonuses of management.
Well stated.
Being a veteran myself, all I can say is " Wow" at some of the responses to a discount. I'm hopeful that the same PAM's (Pissers And Moaners) jump on to forums where people have a problem with big execs gettin' big bonuses and they are sure to stand up for those hard working execs.
Seriously folks, there's a LOT more important issues goin' on in our country that needs your bravado.

BTW - those who have an issue with a "military" discount wouldn't feel the same if they heard how many veterans DON'T ask for the discount. I've worked with many a nurse who didn't feel they deserved much at all because they couldn't save every wounded soldier who died under their care. However, they were the ones holding that soldier's hand and whispering into their ear that it's ok to let go from the pain when they passed on.
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#64
This. Best response I read in this whole thread.


Quote from naza442002 View Post :
I don't think the majority of Service members feel they are "entitled" to or "deserve" any discount anywhere. It's a nice gesture that is greatly appreciated by most when offered.

But I find it offensive when ppl try to belittle what our military members and civil service workers do. Just because someone agrees to do a difficult, life threatening job to protect and serve others doesn't mean they shouldn't be shown respect and gratitude by those same ppl they protect and serve. So comments along the lines of "they get enough as it is" and "they chose this job so why are they special" makes it look like either you don't know much about what ppl doing these jobs endure or you're not grateful for it.
And if you have to ask what makes ppl in those fields different or special, go find out. Next time there's a disaster you can go risk your life to be the one helping strangers, maybe you can go to Afghanistan and get rockets launched at you and try not to step on an IED, or run into a burning house to save someone you don't know or get shot at because you're trying to help someone you never met, or gear up with a bomb tech when there's a scare in your area. People that do these type of jobs ARE different than the average person. They endure things mentally and physically that most people could not handle. YES they volunteered to do so, which only makes them even more special.

My husband is deployed and I'm sure he will still shop at Home Depot when he gets back because he likes the items they carry vs Lowes. But he wouldn't even give a rats a$$ if I told him this right now because he would never think that he is "entitled" to things like a damn 10% discount at Home Depot.
Being APPRECIATIVE is different than feeling entitled. I would say most service members fall under the appreciative category.
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Quote from Stickboy46 View Post :
With the exception of the people drafted WAY back in the day, every single one of the people in the armed forces CHOSE to be there .. While I dont mind that they get discounts, they shouldn't feel ENTITLED to a discount.

I design airplanes .. including ones for the armed forces .. without me they wouldn't be effective at all ... should I feel entitlted to a discount also?
we don't feel entitled to anything, appreciated yes. designing airplanes you also make a lot more than most of us also.
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#66
This military appreciation thing is going way over board, just like breast cancer awareness, everything pink and camouflage at sporting events is ridiculous!
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Quote from Blasphemy117 View Post :
Oh god the tears in this thead taste delicious. Keep going.
Yes, they do! Keep going, butt-hurt civilians...best Veteran's Day tribute, ever!
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Quote from zooner View Post :
really?

wow, that is shallow.
It was not shallow, it was 'trite'. As a military family, my first 2 husbands both military, both deceased, the mother of a veteran who did 3 tours, a father, brother, uncles all deceased and military as well as my grandfather who was in the Mounted Cavalry, I take umbrage to those that do not realize the sacrifice these men and women make. The benefits are not all they are cracked up to be nor is the pay. They pay for the extras, like new boots, uniforms etc.
Most military people do not feel entitled to anything.
BUT this is not the place to continue to expound. If someone wants to PM me feel free.
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#69
was just thinking about going to home depot for some lawn bags and jersey gloves so i decided to search here first in case there was any good deals goin on....glad i did, looks like im going to menards instead.

Quote from Follywood View Post :
This military appreciation thing is going way over board, just like breast cancer awareness, everything pink and camouflage at sporting events is ridiculous!

i agree about breast cancer and everything else but not veterans. we owe them everything..
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Quote from iancole View Post :
I don't see why military members deserve a special discount more than police, firefighters, teachers, nurses, EMTs, or any profession that contributes to the public in some way.

Non-issue for everyone else except for upset people losing their automatic discount (sucks, but start using coupons like everyone else) and a vocal subset of people who have been brainwashed with nationalism (don't care). Life goes on.
Because Teachers, Nurses, EMTs Police, Firefightersetc , ARE NEVER SHOWN ON YOUTUBE GETTING THERE HEAD CUT OFF LIVE ! ... OR SWORN TO DEFEND YOUR FREEDOM TO BE A LIBTARD !
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Quote from iancole View Post :
I don't see why military members deserve a special discount more than police, firefighters, teachers, nurses, EMTs, or any profession that contributes to the public in some way.



Non-issue for everyone else except for upset people losing their automatic discount (sucks, but start using coupons like everyone else) and a vocal subset of people who have been brainwashed with nationalism (don't care). Life goes on.
Firefighters, teachers, nurses, EMTs, etc have the option to quit at anytime -- get paid OT, and if you have ever served in the armed services you would know the pay is not great, the overtime is never paid and there is no pension. You don't get to quit. So it really is the ultimate commitment and unless you did 20 years you get zero pension.

Serving your country is a bit different than serving in the public sector. I did 7 years in the Navy and commend those that are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice as the USS govt truly does own you for those years that you commit to.
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#72
By the way I don't feel I am entitled to a 10% discount but with so many folks getting subsidies towards govt health care, groups getting discount on auto/life ins, certain groups getting discounts for groceries I really don't think a 10% veteran discount from a national home improvement store is a bad program. Their profits are 30%+ minimum on average so 20%+ still isn't bad. It is more of a publicity thing anyway as it seems very few people do things out of the kindness of their hearts these days which is ashamed as to what America has become. My grandfather who passed away this February served in WWII and those veterans from WWII did truly fight for our very freedom because losing that war would have meant a complete change of life for America today. Anyway for those that say piss on the veterans -- that is OK. I served proudly and gave it 100% for 7 years but seeing America today I wouldn't do it again or recommend any of my relatives to serve for our society that is going straight down the toilet with a loss of values...
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#73
Wow there's a lot of veteran hating going on here.... I did six years as a combat medic in the army, 2 years as a emt, and I have been a nurse for 4 years now. I certainly don't feel entitled to a discount on my cordless drill but it's nice to have. Including the benefits most soldiers could make less than they would just getting a government Pell grant and working a civilian job and the difference between a emt and a soldier is that I can quit anytime I want as a soldier no matter how much it sucked you are stuck getting shot at I was there for the whole tour. Less than 0.5% serve in the military I don't think that will affect any businesses bottom line even if every veteran shopped there. As for the rape comment wtf? Are you implying that as a vet I am more likely to be a rapist?
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Quote from iancole View Post :
I don't see why military members deserve a special discount more than police, firefighters, teachers, nurses, EMTs, or any profession that contributes to the public in some way.

Non-issue for everyone else except for upset people losing their automatic discount (sucks, but start using coupons like everyone else) and a vocal subset of people who have been brainwashed with nationalism (don't care). Life goes on.
Active military during active deployments? Sure.
Retired military? LMAO


No one is saying the obvious: 10% military discount was cut because of military members abusing it. Most likely the retired too. laugh out loud
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Quote from fvpawli View Post :
By the way I don't feel I am entitled to a 10% discount but with so many folks getting subsidies towards govt health care, groups getting discount on auto/life ins, certain groups getting discounts for groceries I really don't think a 10% veteran discount from a national home improvement store is a bad program. Their profits are 30%+ minimum on average so 20%+ still isn't bad. It is more of a publicity thing anyway as it seems very few people do things out of the kindness of their hearts these days which is ashamed as to what America has become. My grandfather who passed away this February served in WWII and those veterans from WWII did truly fight for our very freedom because losing that war would have meant a complete change of life for America today. Anyway for those that say piss on the veterans -- that is OK. I served proudly and gave it 100% for 7 years but seeing America today I wouldn't do it again or recommend any of my relatives to serve for our society that is going straight down the toilet with a loss of values...
You sound entitled and looking for free handouts just like the people you hate. FYI, your profit margin calculations are off...by a lot.

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