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Veterans Discount???

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by dod1450, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. dod1450

    dod1450 Legend

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    There are so many organization that are giving veterans discounts IE ; Home Depot 10% and Verizon 15%.
    Why is Directv NOT giving veterans a discount?
    Just asking?
    Sorry for the error in Veterans. Dang sticky keyboard
     
  2. carl6

    carl6 Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Fixed the title for you.

    As to the question, no idea. There are many places that do give veteran discounts, and many more that don't. Being a veteran (retired Army), I certainly do appreciate those places that do.
     
  3. joed32

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    I shop at Home Depot and didn't know anything about a veteran's discount. In fact I've never heard of any vet's discount anywhere. I do get a senior discount at some places.
     
  4. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    VeteransDiscounts.com is a good source of information for Veterans discounts.
     
  5. dpeters11

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    Am I right that discounts generally don't apply to draftees, just volunteer? I'm not in that group, but Dad told me once that since he doesn't get a military ID card, he wouldn't qualify for discounts. He was in the Korea DMZ during Vietnam.
     
  6. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Anyone who served honorably in the Armed Forces is a veteran. A Military ID card, Department of Veterans Affairs ID card, or DD Form 214 can be used to identify one's veteran status.
     
  7. dpeters11

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    Odd. I know he's never been to a VA hospital, but not sure why he said that, since his discharge was honorable. Maybe he just didn't want to do paperwork :)
     
  8. trh

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    Home Depot's policy on Veteran's (Lowe's very similar):

    So not every Veteran every day.
     
  9. kaminar

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    D* does not have any specific "additional" promo for veterans. There is a stipulation that if an active service member gets deployed overseas during the 24 month agreement, he/she is eligible to disconnect without a penalty. If looking for deals beyond the current national promo, there are many. D* has many authorized resellers that throw in extra savings, gift cards, airlines miles, etc. Typically, that kind of promo requires either calling a specific telephone number, or to sign up in person at their location.

    Good luck!!

    -=K=-
     
  10. joed32

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    So pretty much nothing unless you're active, retired, or have service related disability or have no insurance and need to use VA facilities you don't qualify.
     
  11. trh

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    Three days a year you get something, which is better than no days.

    I'm retired, so I get the discount with each purchase.
     
  12. FussyBob

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    My local Lowes gives the 10% discount "every" day, Home Depot only certain holidays. Thus most vetrans around here only shop at Lowes.
     
  13. trh

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    That is great that your local Lowe's does that. Our doesn't and it isn't Lowe's policy to do that.

    http://www.lowes.com/cd_In-Store+Services+_745829091_
     

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