Lowe's 2024 Military Discounts: How To Claim and Save

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Welcome to our comprehensive guide to accessing military discounts at Lowe's in 2024! If you're a member of the military, you'll be pleased to know that Lowe's offers exclusive discounts as a token of appreciation for your service. In this guide, we'll walk you through everything you need to know about the Lowe's military discount 2024 program. Whether you're currently serving, a veteran, or a family member, we'll provide you with all the essential information to ensure you can take full advantage of the savings available at Lowe's.

But what is Lowe's military discount? Lowe's offers military members 10% off full-priced items. Registering to avail of this discount is simple, and the discount can be used at any time. It's open to active service members and veterans of the US Army, US Marine Corps, US Navy, US Air Force, US Coast Guard, US Space Force (live long and prosper), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Public Health Service, and National Guard. It also extends to their spouses. (Those dishonorably discharged are excluded. You know what you did.)

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What are the steps to becoming eligible for Lowe's military discount?

To be eligible for military discounts at Lowe's, it's important to first be a member of the military. This probably seems obvious, but it's important to establish ground rules – just ask the military. (It's also acceptable to marry a member, sort of like a low-stakes green card marriage, but for 10% off power drills.) Once this has been accomplished, you then have to involve the actual store, by going to Lowe's military discount registration page. Select "Verify with ID.me" and follow the instructions to verify your identity. Once that's complete, you'll have to create or sign into a MyLowe's Personal Account. This is free, and only requires a name, phone number, primary address, email address, and a password. This should see your Lowe's account updated to verified military status. Current spouses can also sign up for military discounts at Lowe's via the same process.

Are Lowe's military discounts available both online and in-store?

The great news is, once you're signed up, you can take advantage of Lowe's military discount on tools, decor, and most everything else both online and in-store. If you can think of another way to shop at Lowe's, maybe it's valid that way too, but for now, we'll focus on those two.

To use the discount in-store, you'll need to present a valid photo ID and MyLowe's card or phone number at checkout. They'll accept the usual forms of ID: valid driver's license, state- or federal-issued ID card, Department of Defense ID card, or passport or passport card. (For spouses, the last name must match the registered service member's last name, unless you've independently enrolled.)

Wondering how to use Lowe's military discount online? It's arguably even easier: just sign into your MyLowe's account, and your military discount will be automatically applied to eligible items during checkout.

Are Lowe's military discounts stackable?

Unfortunately, the discount isn't stackable. It's only valid on full-priced items (with some exclusions), and won't stack with any other coupon or promotion, including:

  • Lowe's Price Promise
  • Lowe's volume or special pricing programs
  • Lowe's Consumer Credit Card 5% Off Every Day discount.
  • Gift cards
  • Previous purchases
  • Product installations (sold separately or bundled) and other services
  • Shipping
  • Protection plans
  • Taxes or fees

We'll take this opportunity to make note of some of Lowe's military discount exclusions, which mean you can't use the discount on major appliances, or commodities like electrical wire, dimensional lumber, or plywood.

What are my payment options?

Once you've added that to your cart and watched Lowe's military discount go to work, you'll hit the part of online shopping we all dread the most: paying for stuff. Lowe's offers you a few methods.

  1. Credit/Debit Card: It's a classic, and we all know how it works – a magic sequence of numbers puts money from your card into Lowe's pockets. What will they think of next?
  2. PayPal: This is what what they thought of next. Give PayPal the aforementioned credit card details, and you can sign into that account to keep a buffer between any given store and your precious bank details.
  3. Lowe's Pay / Buy Now, Pay Later: Apply for this at checkout, and you can split your payment into smaller chunks across an extended period. Monthly payments depend on the repayment period you select and APR.
  4. Gift Cards: Gift cards can be used along with credit/debit card payment, or PayPal, but not with Lowe's Pay.

Does my discount ever expire?

For as long as your Verify with ID.me and Lowe's accounts are valid, your discount should apply. Lowe's website has the usual boilerplate about reserving their right to change or rescind the discount at any time, but that's unrelated to your specific account, which should last as long as you do, provided you abide by the terms. Lowe's military discount isn't capped by any annual limit either, so you can shop as much or as little as you like, and enjoy the benefits every time.

What other discounts does Lowe's offer?

Since 2021, Lowe's has offered a First Responder Discount. This isn't an always-applicable discount like the military discount, however, instead coming in the form of a coupon (or number of coupons) around October. First responders verify their identities in the exact same way as we detailed above for military members. We'd expect that if Lowe's offers First Responder discounts online in 2024, it'll be in that September/October period.

Lowe's also offers an employee discount, which takes 10% off store merchandise, with deeper discounts on select items throughout the year. If you're looking for a volume discount, there's the Lowe's MVPs Pro Rewards Program — you'll need to register under your business, and then you'll be eligible for a wide range of benefits and savings. Sadly there's no discount program for senior citizens or students.

You can also sign up for a Lowe's Advantage Card Credit Card, which takes 5% off eligible purchases (but can't be used in conjunction with the military discount). Aside from that, the obvious big hitter for Lowe's is their Black Friday sale. In recent years, early discounts have started as early as late October, with the main sale starting around November 16. Keep your eyes glued to DealNews' Lowe's store page to stay on top of any other sales or coupons that may arise.

What else should I consider when shopping Lowe's military discounts?

The big things to remember when looking to use Lowe's military discount in 2024 are that, while it applies to much of Lowe's wares, it doesn't stack with sales or coupons, and you can't use it on appliances. Outside of those exclusions, you should be aware that Lowe's offers free shipping with orders of $45 or more (unless an item incurs oversize charges). Shopping online lets you enjoy that, or choose in-store pickup to avoid any shipping fees once you've checked that your local Lowe's has that item in-stock.

And that's it – your guide to Lowe's military online discount, from registration to exclusions and everything in between. If you'd like to keep yourself fully abreast of Lowe's discounts and offers, you can set up a DealNews deal alert. Plus, our Staff Picks page curates the absolute best deals around, and Lowe's is a regular guest. Otherwise, check out our Lowe's page for the uh… lows. (We weren't going to go this whole article without using that old chestnut.)

Alan Byrne
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Alan was recently named "The New Face of DealNews™" by himself, which is a step up from his previous title, "The King of the Run-on Sentence", although this latter – equally unofficial – title clearly remains the more accurate by some distance. He's a Dublin-based editor for this very website.
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