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Sears Craftsman tools and veteran’s discount

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BAMCIS, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Since quite a few members here are veterans, I thought I pass along this little story, and reminder.

    The occasion of installing a new engine in the wife's Tahoe necessitated a trip to Sears for a few tools my kid(s) decided should be in their toolbox instead of mine. As I'm paying for my stuff, the nice cashier said, “You eligible for a 20% veteran's discount if you want it”. Dumbfounded, I said I didn't know that and I appreciate the discount, but how did she know I was a veteran?

    She smiled and said “I don't think someone who is not a veteran would have “USMC” tattooed on their arm”. (Since the weather's been warm I was wearing one of my Harley Davidson tank tops.)

    “Oh, that makes sense”, and added I also have my veteran's status officially noted on my driver's license if she needs to see that.

    She explained to her knowledge this 20% veteran's discount is on tools only, but don't be afraid to ask for it if I'm buying something else.

    Short story even shorter is this discount saved me about 40 bucks on this purchase alone. I almost always forget, but if you're a veteran go ahead and ask for it.

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    :s0106: :s0043:
     
  2. gryghin

    gryghin Beaverton Active Member

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    Home Depot and Lowes in the PDX also honor the year round Veterans discount. Also, HD in Beaverton now has a parking spot labeled "Veteran parking"
     
  3. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Good to hear it. Sears did not honor military a couple years ago when I inquired. Thanks for the update!
     
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  4. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Ditto on the veteran parking spots at the Jansen Beach Home Depot.
     
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  5. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Lowes has updated and now you have to have a I D card. If you have just a dd214 you can only use that on a few holidays.
     
  6. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I just wish they would display something on the pavement as well as a sign...

    It never fails that I get pulled halfway into those spots before I can read what it sayso_O

    Vet Parking
    Pro Parking
    Disability Parking

    It gets confusing to dumb people like myself:p
     
  7. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Enchanted Forest gives a discount. Got Two dollars off for myself and each family member last weekend.
    Also Evergreen Aviation museum used to give a discount but I haven't been in years.
     
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  8. Rocky C

    Rocky C Portland Metro Active Member

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    Johnsoncreek Home Depot offers about 50% of the time based on my Tat.
    I don't ask for it though. The one time I did, it became a fiasco.
    Bubblegum them.