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America Supports You: Home Improvement Giants Offer Discounts

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2005 – Two of the nation's largest home-improvement retailers are recognizing Veterans Day by offering discounts for military personnel.

The Home Depot and Lowe's companies both are offering a 10 percent discount for all active-duty military, reservists, retirees and their families Nov. 10 to 13.

At Home Depot stores, the offer is good on purchases of up to $2,000, for a maximum discount of $200. The offer applies to purchases at Home Depot stores, Home Depot Floor Stores, Home Depot Landscape Supply stores and Expo Design Center locations.

"This Veterans Day, our nation will honor the brave men and women who have served our country in the military, ensuring many of the freedoms we enjoy each day," said Bob Nardelli, chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Home Depot. "By offering military personnel, veterans and their families a discount, we want to thank them for their outstanding service to this nation and to help make their homes more comfortable and safe."

To qualify, individuals must present proof of military service to the Special Services desk at any Home Depot store, where they will receive a coupon redeemable at any cashier's checkout register. Discount coupons are valid on a single receipt, in-store purchase only. Details and exceptions are printed on the coupon.

At Lowe's, the discount is available on in-stock purchases up to $2,000. To qualify, individuals must present a valid military ID. Excluded from the discount are online sales, previous sales, special order items, installation fees, gift cards and certain appliances.

The military discount program at Lowe's is offered in conjunction with the Defense Department's America Supports You program, an ongoing nationwide campaign that communicates America's support to men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces.

In announcing a similar discount for this year's Independence Day weekend, a Lowe's official noted that supporting U.S. military members is nothing new for the company.

"Throughout our company's 59-year history, Lowe's has supported current and former military personnel in many ways," said Larry D. Stone, Lowe's senior executive vice president for operations. "Offering a discount to active, reserve and retired military personnel is another way we at Lowe's can express our gratitude."

In addition, Lowe's has extended benefits for its employees serving in the military and offers employment opportunities to military personnel after their military service has ended.

(Compiled from Home Depot and Lowe's news releases.)

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