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59 minutes ago, DJW said:

Really Rob

You don't know the date you retired?  Do you know how long you served?  Do you remember the date you enlisted?  I can tell you I served 20 years 6 months and 3 days I retired the 31th of Aug 1993.  Working backwards from 31 Aug 1993 that would tell you that if I served 20 years 6 months and 3 days that I enlisted on the 28th of Feb 1973.  It is really not the hard to figure out.  I already had a MYLOWES card so I just went to the Customer Service Desk and they took the info off my Mil Ret Card and added it to my MYLOWES card and I have been good to go every since.

Dennis

 

 

Dennis,

Military service differs from person to person. I didn't enlist - I was a direct commission. There was some time between taking the oath of office, receiving orders, and actually reporting for active duty. 43 years later, I can't tell you those exact dates from memory. I served 27 years total, but was in an active reserve status when my retirement orders were published. It wasn't about years, months and days to me, but rather what I was doing and whether or not it was useful to the corps. I found a scanned copy of my retirement orders and my most recent DD-214 this afternoon - but the date (which was the same on both) would not work with Lowe's verification system. The Lowe's web site says that I can complete the application in person at a store using my ID care. I guess that's what I'll have to do.

Rob

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Before this dissolves into something else less pleasing,  please allow me to THANK You ALL for your service, be it enlisted, appointed (Warrant Officers), or commissioned as brothers (or sisters) in arms.   It takes ALL to get the job done.

Now before we start to "rag" on each other for our form of service, let's go get the darned ID cards.......... grin.

Dave Jeffries, MSgt, USAF, Ret.

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9 minutes ago, SKP100681 said:

Before this dissolves into something else less pleasing,  please allow me to THANK You ALL for your service, be it enlisted, appointed (Warrant Officers), or commissioned as brothers (or sisters) in arms.   It takes ALL to get the job done.

Now before we start to "rag" on each other for our form of service, let's go get the darned ID cards.......... grin.

Dave Jeffries, MSgt, USAF, Ret.

I wasn't thinking of "dissolving," Dave, but thanks - and thank YOU for your service!

Rob

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34 minutes ago, Second Chance said:

The Lowe's web site says that I can complete the application in person at a store using my ID care. I guess that's what I'll have to do

For some reason, I had to do that also but it only took a few minutes and I took care of it when in the store to shop so no special trip was needed.  

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57 minutes ago, SKP100681 said:

Before this dissolves into something else less pleasing,  please allow me to THANK You ALL for your service, be it enlisted, appointed (Warrant Officers), or commissioned as brothers (or sisters) in arms.   It takes ALL to get the job done.

Now before we start to "rag" on each other for our form of service, let's go get the darned ID cards.......... grin.

Dave Jeffries, MSgt, USAF, Ret.

Enlisted, appointed, or commissioned.  Which of those three was I when I got drafted?  No rag taken.  :)

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13 minutes ago, chirakawa said:

Enlisted, appointed, or commissioned.  Which of those three was I when I got drafted?  No rag taken.  :)

Enlisted - at least at first (and certainly not voluntarily!).

Rob

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I take what you all are saying seriously but I have to tell you that I find you guys really funny. Rob, please don't dissolve. lol

I am sure at some point I will have to find where on Lowes I need to register for the card for DH. But in the mean time, it has been easy enough. Have never needed a manager and when we redid the floors in our 3000sf S&B we bought all the flooring at once, all Pergo and never needed to even show his card. He said I am a veteran, can I have a discount please and he reached for his wallet. Girl said sure, no need to dig out your card sir. And thanks for your service she said.

AND BTW, thank you all for your service. I value being an American and I value my freedom as an American. And I have my DH and all of you and more to thank for it.

May God Bless the USA!

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11 hours ago, Kirk Wood said:

:D is extra special to help make up for the SD headache!   :D

It does for now, but they are asking us to get it attached to the MyLowes cards and that gives several advantages in that you can simply give your phone number and the discount will apply, with no manager approval no matter how large the purchase, you can get the 10% when ordering from Lowe's online, and with a MyLowes you don't even need a receipt to return something. Just visit Lowe's Military Discount and it will take just a few minutes. The way I see it, this is a pretty simple request from a store that is offering a discount just because we happen to be veterans.....

Hey Kirk,

I think we are finding our way out of the SD mess. It took alot to call every Tom, Dick and Harry in Jersey to get what I needed and I paid to have it sent to me next day. Should depart Jersey Mon or Tues. Now we just have to hope that it makes SD happy because Jersey is saying that the certificate they are sending me is all they are allowed to issue me by law. So we shall see....hopefully real soon.

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I'm a 25 year retired Navy Chief. lately, my local Lowe's has been reluctant to give me the mill discount. Apparently my retired ID card is not good enough.

Some years back, I worked for Lowe's, about 5 years. I fell victim to the cutbacks, IE, those who made too much money, had been there more than 4 years full time, or refused promotion. I was on the opening crew at my local store, 165 people strong. 5 years later there were only 56 part time, hourly employees, (less than 20 hours per week) and 8 full time  "managers". Salaried, scheduled to work 60 to 70 hours per week. (and, BTW customer service really sucks now)

 

I never applied for a "my Lowe's" card because of how invasive it was and how interest rates were administered. (the store was want to change the due date on your account and blast the interest rates to 26%) Not to mention stuffing my inbox with junk mail.

Now I'm being told that I must have a "My Lowes " card to get the discount. Register on line and give ALL my service information.

If Corporate Lowe's doesn't want to give a mill discount, that's fine with me. Just say so , openly. I do not want to be a marketing pawn. My local Home depot gives mill discount, no hassle, I live across the road from Lowe's, but now drive 6 miles to shop at Home desperate.

 

Thanks for you support, Lowe's. Rant over

 

 

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5 hours ago, Dejae said:

Is a My Lowe's a Lowe's credit card or just a member card?

It could be called a member card. It gives you an account that keeps track of your purchases so that if you make a return, no receipt is needed to get a refund. It also enables you to buy online from Lowe's on the web and still get your 10% discount. It does not have a line of credit and isn't a means of payment. There is no credit check or anything required to get one but does verify your service when you add veteran status to the card. Any customer can have one but it doesn't get them any discount if they have not added veteran status to the card. 

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