- This is the first time Lowe’s first responders have given a discount, but a military discount.
- Doctors, nurses, firefighters, and police officers are eligible for Lowe’s first responder discount.
- National First Responder Day is October 28, but some states honor first responders on other days as well.
Lowe’s is introducing a new discount for first responders to thank you for their service.
For three days, October 22-24, eligible first responders can save 10% on select items in stores across the country and at Lowes.com, the home improvement chain exclusively shared with USA TODAY on Wednesday.
Starting Wednesday and through October 24th, firefighters, paramedics / paramedics, police officers, dispatchers, nurses and doctors can sign up for the voucher at Lowes.com/firstresponders. Fill out a short form on the website to verify eligibility with ID.me, a verification service.
“We have always been very supportive of our first responders,” said Lowes Chairman and CEO Marvin Ellison in an interview with USA TODAY. “When we think of the global health crisis and all the natural disasters, we felt it was appropriate that, as a large company, we were just showing a gesture of goodwill and gratitude.”
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After first responders have successfully registered, they will receive an email from Lowe’s with the discount that can be used in the store, online or on the merchant’s app for a single purchase of goods at full price. There is a limit of one coupon per household and some exclusions apply.
The discount comes before National First Aid Day, which takes place on October 28th. Some states honor first responders on other days as well, including September 11th.
Lowe’s will also honor the first 75 first responders to redeem the discount at each store with an Appreciation Coin.
The retailer is offering active military and veterans 10% off eligible purchases daily. Registration at Lowes.com/military/validation is required for the military discount.
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Fire protection month
Lowe also announced on Wednesday that it will host fire education events in more than 1,000 store parking lots on October 2 and 9. Local fire departments will be holding demonstrations with fire trucks and First Alert working with Lowe’s.
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