Home Depot Military Discount

A man in military uniform pushing at cart at The Home Depot.

Home Depot offers a military and veteran discount for in-store and online purchases, but it's not the most black-and-white policy in the world. Here's a little clarification on how it works.

Home Depot military discount is 10% off regular-price items.

Home Depot's 10% military discount can be applied to almost any regularly priced in-stock item from any Home Depot store or online. This includes in-stock tools, flooring, lawn, garden, seasonal decor, and patio, no matter the brand.

Sale prices, special buys, and clearance items are ineligible for the military discount.

Installation & delivery fees, sale items, and select SKUs are excluded.

All installation costs are ineligible for the military discount. So are delivery fees. And you can't buy Home Depot gift cards with the discount. The military discount cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon.

Home Depot military discount is available in store or online.

The Home Depot military discount used to only apply to in-stock items in the store. But now, the discount extends to in-stock online purchases, too.

You'll just need to verify your military status in your Home Depot account. They use SheerID for verification. Once you're verified, your discount will automatically apply on eligible purchases online. In-store, you'll scan a Virtual ID at checkout.

Only active duty, service-connected veterans, retirees, and their spouses are eligible for the everyday military discount.

Person pulling out military ID from Army uniform in Home Depot

The Home Depot will honor the 10% military discount for the following branches of the U.S. military:

  • Air Force

  • Army

  • Coast Guard

  • Marine Corps

  • National Guard

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

  • Navy

  • Space Force

  • U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (USPHS)

Current spouses of an eligible service member are also eligible to receive the discount (even Gold Star spouses).

Home Depot military discount is available year-round.

All military personnel and veterans are eligible for a 10% discount at all Home Depot store locations and online throughout the year.

Apply your military discount on eligible purchases up to $4,000 per calendar year — a max savings of $400.

Home Depot caps your yearly savings at $400 for the military discount, which means you can apply your military discount to a maximum of $4,000 in eligible purchases per calendar year. The clock resets each Jan. 1.

It doesn't matter if you use the discount all at once or spread it out over the course of the year — once you hit $400 in savings, you can't apply the military discount until the next year.

For orders over $1,500, The Home Depot Pro discount may beat the military discount.

Join the free HD Pro Xtra program, make your shopping list, then request a bid from the Pro Desk. You might qualify for a volume discount of up to 30%. Most bids I've received have been in the 7$ - 15% off range. Paints, stains, and primers can be up to 20% off. Items like appliances and tools are the least likely to be discounted at the Pro Desk.

You cannot stack the Pro Desk savings with your military discount.

Stack your military discount with discounted Home Depot gift cards and save $5.

Officially, there's no way to stack your military discount with additional savings, but we've got a workaround! Check out Home Depot digital gift cards at Raise.com. Savings typically aren't huge. But even an extra 1% - 2% off can make a difference, especially on large purchases.

The digital gift cards get delivered instantly and can be redeemed immediately by any cashier or at self-checkout by scanning a barcode in the app.

Learn more ways to save at Home Depot.

The consensus among veteran communities is that Lowe's offers a better military discount.

The Lowe's military discount is also 10%, but they don't cap your savings each year.