A new partnership between Home Depot and two military exchange systems will give military and veteran shoppers an extra discount on Home Depot-sourced appliances bought through the exchange system, officials announced this month.
The new program, which will roll out next year at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) and the Navy Exchange (NEX), will shift all sourcing and delivery services for appliances purchased at the exchange to Home Depot. The new discount program will be accessed through the exchange stores or websites, not Home Depot locations.
The 10% military and veteran discount at Home Depot stores excludes appliances completely and is capped at $400 of qualifying purchases per year. That means the new exchange partnership discount should be welcome news to shoppers who are looking for that type of savings.
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But what the new discount will be as compared to local Home Depot stores remains to be seen. Officials with AAFES and Home Depot said it will vary by product and local sales tax rate. It will be available only at U.S. exchange locations, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
The new program is also slated to "significantly expand" the brands and types of appliances available at exchange stores, said Chris Ward, an AAFES spokesperson.
The deal is available to veterans and their families, active-duty troops and their families, and all other authorized exchange shoppers, he said.
The discount will start in spring of next year, Home Depot officials said. It will include a Home Depot-branded section on the exchange websites, where shoppers can order products and schedule delivery, Ward added.
The new program was announced at the annual American Logistics Association (ALA) conference and first reported by Military Times.
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