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 or 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 on HomeDepot.com. This includes in-stock tools, flooring, lumber, lawn, garden, patio, and appliances, 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.


The eligibility of select SKUs and certain Home Depot exclusives is at the store manager’s discretion.

From the official Home Depot price match policy, “Many of the products we sell have a unique pricing model. . .we will at times exclude certain SKUs within specific departments from receiving the military discount.”

In speaking with Home Depot customer service, I received additional information about what this means. Generally, these select SKUs will be Home Depot exclusive items or products where Home Depot negotiated a special deal. When these select SKUs are excluded (and unfortunately the only way to know is to test at a register), a store manager has the power to override the exclusion.


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

Man pulling out military ID from Army uniform in Home Depot

The Home Depot offers the 10% military discount to active members and veterans of the following U.S. branches (and their spouses, including Gold Star spouses):

  • Army
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Marine Corps
  • Coast Guard
  • Space Force
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (USPHS)
  • National Guard


Home Depot military discount is available every day of the year.

All military personnel and veterans are eligible for a 10% discount at all Home Depot store locations and online year-round. The discount used to be limited to certain national holidays only, such as Memorial Day, July 4th, and Veterans Day.


The military discount is valid on purchases up to $4,000 — a max savings of $400 a year.

Home Depot’s official policy states that the 10% discount “can be used for up to $400 in discounts on eligible purchases per calendar year.” That means veterans and military can save up to $400 on a single purchase, or spread out the savings for a whole year’s worth of purchases.


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. Plus, as a new user, you’ll receive $5 off your first gift card from KCL with this link.

The digital gift cards are 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.

There are two main differentiators between Home Depot and Lowe’s military discounts:

  1. Lowe’s military discount doesn’t have an annual limit.
  2. Lowe’s military discount has fewer SKU exclusions.

But as of March 2022, Lowe’s tweaked their military discount to exclude a few items like lumber, electrical wire, and major appliances, so keep that in mind.