Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies

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  1. MissIndependence

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    Just wanted to say Lowe's offers the 10% discount everyday of the yr. It used to be just the dates listed, but that has changed. I don't want to swear, but I think on Vet. Day they bump it to 15%.

    We have always received the 10% every time we shop, and have for quite sometime.
     
  3. MissIndependence

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    Thank You for Serving!


    I did not know that about Lowes; good to know! We have only used it on Veteran's Day, Memorial Day and "Independence Day". At Home Depot we use it year round. They offer 10% discount year round for active duty and retirees.
     
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    Lowes in Albany, NY area no longer gives vet discounts.
     
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    Like I have to give some moron my DD-214 to get a Bloomin Onion or 15% discount. What a joke!
     
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    I participated in the color guard at the NYC Parade (a great experience), and we ended up getting a free dinner at Olive Garden!
     
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    Idzak, maybe it is based on the amount of military in your area. In our area (No VA), it is a boatload of AD and retirees. We don't go to Home Depot, so maybe if Home Depot does it, the Lowe's in our area decided to do it too for competition purposes. The ones in our areas our literally across the street from each other, all it would come down to is do you want to turn right or left at the light. That 10% would make the difference to me on which way I turn.

    Thanks MissIndependence, I didn't know about Home Depot, so now if Lowe's is out of what I am looking for (for fun projects) I will hop across the street.

    FYI:

    Aeropostale gives a 10% discount yr round to AD and retirees.
    Rack Room Shoes also gives a 10% discount yr round to both.

    Just thought I would add that for holiday shopping.

    I also know there is a chain hair salon, that gives a discount yr round. Can't recall the name, but it is like Super Cuts or something like that.
     
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    As does Lowe's.

    Both home improvement corporations offer a 10% discount to active duty and retired military all year long.

    Other veterans can get the 10% discount on Veterans' Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day.
     
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    DW pointed out the following in todays Albany Times Union, "Other NY State benefits include free, unlimited travel on the state Thruway system through E-Z Pass as well as $450 per year reimbursement to students who are children of deceased or disabled veterans." Gotta Google that.
     
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    Further research show that the free NY Thruway E-Z Pass is for disabled veterans.
     
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    "Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy how's your soul?"
    But it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll,
    The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
    O it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll."
    Rudyard Kipling

    Always loved Kipling. Amazing that it has been 121 years since that was written and nothing has changed. Who even knows or cares about the veterans of the Boxer Rebellion and Philippine Insurrection? The Doughboy became the despised Bonus Marcher. Sandino was chased throughout Nicaragua by a lot of Marines (I had one as a professor in the 60's). The WWII Veteran got much better treatment (perhaps the collective conscience regretting the treatment of the AEF veterans), The Korean Veteran was forgotten and the Vietnam Veteran was a baby killer. Now the wheel has turned for the better. I hope it stops turning for a change.
     

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