I recently heard something that I hope is not true.
We became aware that Home Depot and Lowe's were offering a discount on purchases by active duty and veteran military members a few years ago. Now we heard that the discount is only offered on 3 holidays a year because non-vets were claiming to be veterans or active duty militaryjust to get the discount.
When the discount practice was in effect, Home Depot and Lowe's employees didn't ask for verification, something any vet asking for the discount would be prepared to offer. Instead, some (many? most? all?) Home Depot and Lowe's employees would give the discount to anyone who asked.
This is another example of our nation's veterans and active duty service members are being taken advantage of - this time by people unscupulous enough to claim to be vets, falsely, just to save a few bucks.
The two companies, Home Depot and Lowe's, end up giving away more dollars in discounts than anticipated so they made adjustments. Home Depot and Lowe's buckled to the unscrupulous behavior of their employees who made the decision to give the discounts to anyone who claimed to be a veteran.
I would really like to know whether there was anything else that went into the decision by Home Depot and Lowe's to change their discount policies for those who have sacrificed much for us.