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Lowe’s expands military discount

The Lowe’s store in Gastonia February 2014
The Lowe’s store in Gastonia February 2014 mhames@charlotteobserver.com

Mooresville-based Lowe’s is expanding its military discount program.

The local home-improvement retailer said in a statement Monday that individuals currently serving, as well as those retired from the U.S. Armed Forces or who have been honorably discharged, receive 10 percent off at Lowe’s. The discount applies to purchases made in-store and online, Lowe’s said.

Those eligible for the discount must enroll one time at lowes.com/military and request a free MyLowes card. The card offers free parcel shipping for purchases made online, Lowe’s said. The discount is effective immediately.

“Lowe’s was founded by Carl Buchan, an Army veteran who wanted to make home building and home improvement affordable for returning GIs and their families,” said Robert Niblock, CEO of Lowe’s.

Lowe’s said that in addition to the discount program, it offers differential pay for military members, as well as equal employment opportunities for military personnel.

Lowe’s operates 2,365 home improvement and hardware stores.