The national home improvement retailer has expanded its year-round discount to all veterans — potentially 16 million more veterans plus spouses — and the company has also tightened up its verification process for that discount.
Here’s how it works.
To use in store, you can download the Home Depot mobile app, and navigate to the military discount page. Scan the QR code during your transaction, and the discount will be applied to eligible items during checkout. You can also log in to your Home Depot account on HomeDepot.com on your mobile device and scan the QR code from there. The QR codes are updated regularly for security reasons.
The Home Depot military discount can only be used on eligible purchases within the $400 maximum annual discount. There are some exclusions. It can’t be used on certain items, services and fees, such as some commodity products (including lumber, wire, building materials), value-priced merchandise, appliances, tool rental fees, labor items, gift cards and services including freight and delivery. That’s not an all-inclusive list.
The changes to The Home Depot military discount program are similar to those that another national home improvement chain, Lowe’s, made to their military discount program in 2017. The Lowe’s program doesn’t have a maximum discount level. Other retailers also provide discounts to all veterans, such as the military exchanges’ online stores, with no maximum discount.
There has been some confusion in the past because some individual Home Depot stores have had different procedures, but this brings a more standard implementation while expanding the discount to all veterans with other-than-dishonorable discharges.
“We’re proud to expand this military discount benefit for families who have sacrificed so much for our country,” said Ted Decker, president and chief operating officer of The Home Depot, in an announcement of the expansion.