Lowe’s is an American company that operates a chain of retail home improvement and appliance stores all across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Recently, the company announced that they will expand their everyday military discount program and it will include all veterans that were honorably discharged.
The company also expanded their discount on online shopping, including free parcel shipping. This means a faster checkout and a discount at self-checkout in stores.
Military Times reports: But the procedure for getting the discount has changed: Active-duty service members, retirees and veterans must must sign up online for the Lowe’s personal shopping card to qualify for the discount. This is not a credit card.
Although the online signup process doesn’t include an option for “spouses” or “children, they still can get the discount.
Military Times reports: “The discount is linked to a MyLowes account, which can be shared by a household,” said Megan Lewis, a Lowe’s spokeswoman. “Once the service member signs up for the discount program, it will be linked to a MyLowes card that can also be used by their spouse.”
Lowe’s has been offering discounts to military members and veterans for more than 10 years. Active-duty service members, retired military, and other veterans can get the discount of 10 percent every day only by showing their identification. But for the honorably discharged veterans, the discount was limited to three days.
Military Times reports: “The verification process is designed to be a simplified one-time signup,” Lewis said.”Military and veteran customers can simply present their MyLowes card at checkout rather than show military credentials each time.”
Lowe’s will no longer ask for the ID at checkout. If a third party wants to verify eligibility for online enrollment, that may require additional documentation.
Other companies should follow Lowe’s example. Everyone who served in the military should be treated with respect. Keep up the good work Lowe’s!