This is not an advertizement. I am a contractor in Maryland. Unfortunately the big box stores have closed a lot of the lumber yards and hardware stores in my area where I work. You can throw a rock in almost any direction and hit a Home Depot. Therefore my company ends up puchahasing a lot of materials from Home Depot to avoid the longer drive to the few lumber yards left.
Several months ago a cashier at the check out counter told me that I can save 5% on my entire purchase every time I check out. The only catch is you have to purchase your materials with a Home Depot credit card. I already use my Home Depot credit card for my purchases since the monthly credit card bill come with a detailed itemized list of all of the materials that I purchased for the entire month.
To save 5% on every purchase all you have to do is tell the cashier that you want "The Lowes 5% competitive discount match". The cashier will scan a bar code and it automaticly takes 5% off of the entire order. No strings attached
Any of you that might have a military ID and you present it during check out you will get 10% off of the entire order.
I asked the cashier why I have never heard about this before and he replied they the program has been around for a long time but they do not tell anyone. It has been working for me for for 3 or 4 months. I know that 5% is not a huge amount but when you think about what you spend in a year it can add up to a nice little chunk of change.
I do not know if this policy is nation wide but i would assume that it is. Hope it works for all of you as well.