Not so much:
The Home Depot offers a year-round, 10 percent discount, up to a $500
maximum, at our U.S. stores to all active duty military personnel,
reservists, retired or disabled veterans and their immediate families.
We offer this discount to thank them for their outstanding service to
this nation and to help make their homes more comfortable and safe.
Customers requesting the discount should present a valid military ID.
In addition, a 10 percent discount is also offered in recognition of
Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Veterans Day at all U.S.
Home Depot stores for all other military veterans.
With both Lowes and HD, I check online to see if 1) they have anything
close to what I want and 2) if it's in stock in the myriad of stores
in the area. In some cases, I've seen that they had adequate stock
online only to get over to a specific store and find that somebody's
cleaned them out between the time I looked and my arrival. So I go
hit another. Must have at least a dozen of each in the area, three or
four on the way home from work. For those items they don't carry or
for a quick trip, Ace is closer and has more oddball stuff, usually
higher prices, too. I can usually get floor droids to answer my
questions at both Lowes and HD, the local HDs were hiring guys with
trades experience for floor workers at one time. If you're getting
crappy service at HD, complain to the head office. Might be a local
management change is needed. And the HDs here have self-checkout, no
lines at those, usually. Lowes doesn't, but opens up checkouts as
On credit card sales under $50, our HD does not even want a
OTOH, the Lowe's I used to go to has the poorest checkout scheme
I've ever seen. Ironically, it is across from Target - which has
the fastest, slickest checkout scheme I have seen.
Just curious, isn't there any one here from the Midwest that is familiar
with Menards? Although our main shopping is done approximately 40 miles
from where we live, there is a Menards and Lowes within three blocks of
each other in that community. The closest HD is about 65 miles from my
home thus I visit it less often. Of course I have been to all of them
many times and Menards is still my favorite by far.....they have a
tendency to hire individuals that actually have a clue as to what they
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