Military Vet Reacts to Home Depot Discount Story

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LITTLE ROCK, AR - KARK 4 New Update--The story of a military veteran who said he was told his service wasn't good enough has gotten the attention of other military veterans who have a different perspective. Jeff Newkirk, the man we spoke to previously insisted not getting the discount wasn't the problem, it was how he was told that his service "wasn't good." KARK received calls, emails and social media posts regarding the story. Full story:

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  1. Sword100
    Sword100 Oct 17, 2014

    It is not a DT214, it is a DD214. My understanding was that the discount was for active, active reservists, and retired military. I have to show my ID card to get the discount. Maybe on Veterans Day, various businesses give a discount to every veteran, I don't know. If you only served two years as a draftee in Germany, I think 1 day a year is enough to recognize your sacrifice (German beer is tough on one's system) but bring your DD214 to show that you had an honorable discharge. De Oppresso Liber.

  2. sgtusmc83
    sgtusmc83 Oct 20, 2014

    Lowes in Clarksville Indiana gives ALL veterans a 10% discount.

  3. rjjack
    rjjack Oct 20, 2014

    I've been refused a discount at Home Depot, but only because my VA card didn't match the one on the clerks sample ID sheet. Most Vet don't have an ID card after they get out unless they retired, were wounded or got out on a medical issue. A trainee that blows his knee out during basic gets a service connected ID and can get the Discount with only serving a few weeks. I do not believe any Vet should begrudge any retailer for not getting a discount. I volunteered and am not owed anything from anybody. Thank You to all who continue to Honor Veterans for their service. The Home Depot 1545 S. Crismon Rd. Mesa AZ 85209-3702 A clerk at the above store recognized me as a Vet and set down the merchandise he was stocking and extended his hand and thanked me for my service. That means more to me than you can imagine. Good Job and Thanks Home Depot.

  4. 28192113
    28192113 May 28, 2015

    I regularly us Lowes and up until this past weekend, I was able to get the military discount at the store. However, when I applied for it this past Saturday, the cashier indicated that the store was no longer going to allow a discount to retired military members. I think it unfortunate as many military retirees use these stores and should be able to get a discount if the store offers it to anyone else.

  5. JSCoffman
    JSCoffman Jun 10, 2015

    I always shop at Home Depot as they support veterans.

  6. JSCoffman
    JSCoffman Jun 10, 2015

    I once suggested to Sam's Warehouse and Costco that they waive membership fees for Active/reserve/NG/retired customers (those who are eligible to shop at the Exchange), but I never received any reply.

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