Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-25-2017, 08:01 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Bill and Gail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: NJ
Posts: 391
Veterans, read this from Army Times

The VA will be issuing ID cards to Veterans, here's the link to article:

https://www.armytimes.com/news/2017/...g-in-november/
__________________

Bill and Gail is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2017, 03:44 PM   #2
Member
 
david_reaves's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 313
That would be something useful for many. I've been able to use my VA card for just about everything, since I have a service-connected disability. I never really liked the idea of carrying a copy of my DD 214.
__________________

david_reaves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2017, 03:50 PM   #3
Georgia Rally Coordinator
 
aceinspp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: GA
Posts: 15,481
Thanks for the info. Will apply when I can. Later RJD
__________________
2020 Shasta Phoenix SPF 27RKSS
2018 Dodge Ram 2500 6.4 3:73 gearing. Traded 2015 Chevy 2500 6.0, 4:10
Traded 2015 30WRLIKS V-Lite
Days camped 2019 62
Days camped 2020 5
aceinspp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2017, 11:02 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
mzbrandi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 255
Nice to know. I use my VA medical card.

Brandi
__________________

mzbrandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 12:02 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 87
I have the designation on my driver license
crrod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 06:06 PM   #6
Now a "Top Member"
 
EdJunior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Roman Forest, TX
Posts: 2,158
Just be aware of the statement "The new cards won’t replace VA medical cards or official defense retiree cards, and will not carry any force of law behind them." Just because you flash that, doesn't mean places have to acknowledge it.
__________________
Ed and Sharon
2010 Wildcat 28RKBS
2019 Ford F-250 XLT - AWESOME Truck!

I thought I was wrong once, but I was wrong!
EdJunior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2017, 09:59 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 321
Quote:
Originally Posted by EdJunior View Post
Just be aware of the statement "The new cards won’t replace VA medical cards or official defense retiree cards, and will not carry any force of law behind them." Just because you flash that, doesn't mean places have to acknowledge it.
Yea, saw that...like much of what is done for Veterans, the card is meaningless and maybe, MAYBE you can get a discount at some store if you show it, otherwise it just takes up space in the wallet.
__________________
Don
US Army Infantry Retired
Texas Hill Country
Cedar Creek Silverback 29RE
'19 F 350 CC, LB King Ranch Ultimate
17 Oaks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2018, 07:00 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Mad Cow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 402
Quote:
Originally Posted by 17 Oaks View Post
Yea, saw that...like much of what is done for Veterans, the card is meaningless and maybe, MAYBE you can get a discount at some store if you show it, otherwise it just takes up space in the wallet.
Lowe's has a 10% off for vets. But it is only thru use of the Lowe's card. You get your vet status put on the card at store customer service and the discount applies to all purchases with the card. In store or online.

I am not going to get the VA card. I already have my military retiree card.
Mad Cow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2018, 07:42 PM   #9
Now a "Top Member"
 
EdJunior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Roman Forest, TX
Posts: 2,158
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Cow View Post
Lowe's has a 10% off for vets. But it is only thru use of the Lowe's card. You get your vet status put on the card at store customer service and the discount applies to all purchases with the card. In store or online.

I am not going to get the VA card. I already have my military retiree card.
Not true. They no longer use a retiree ID card or anything else though. You must register online or through a call to their customer service. They then use your phone number to verify your ID. I have used the discount there many times in just the past few weeks. It is pretty easy and painless.

Oh, and I don't have a Lowe's card. Home Depot still uses your ID card or other proof of Vet status (DD214).
__________________
Ed and Sharon
2010 Wildcat 28RKBS
2019 Ford F-250 XLT - AWESOME Truck!

I thought I was wrong once, but I was wrong!
EdJunior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2018, 10:54 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
MontyPP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 484
I just show my DD form 2 (Retiree ID). Never had an issue.
__________________
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
2016 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab
Flagstaff T21TBHW
MontyPP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2018, 09:56 AM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 89
I went to Lowe's a few months ago. Went to check out I asked the cashier about military discount. She said they'd changed the way they did it. I'd have to go to the service desk. I went to the service desk. And gave my VA medical card to the worker. She keyed me into the system ask me for my phone number and said from now on all I'd have to do is give my phone number when checking out to get the military discount. I've went back since then and gave my phone number and got the discount. Just me but it easier for me then getting my VA card out.
__________________
Phil
2018 Rockwood A213HW
2012 Nissan Frontier V6 4X4
Phil1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2018, 10:10 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
jeff64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: N. Illinois
Posts: 1,454
You can also go to: www.ebenefit.va.gov and get a "proof of service and honorable discharge" card to use for that purpose that doesn't divulge more information than you want divulged. Name address, DOB, Branch of service, issue date
__________________
2016 Flagstaff 27VRL Emerald
14K Equalizer
2014 GMC 2500HD CC 4X4 6.0L
jeff64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2018, 11:06 AM   #13
Member
 
Lifetimer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 83
My DH gets the discount because I set it up with my veterans status. I don't have to be there for Lowes, but I do for Home Depot.
__________________
Renee and Wayne
Seymour, Tennessee
2018 Salem 27DBK,
2004 Dodge Ram 1500

2 kids, 2 Grandsons, 1 Granddaughter, 3 fur babies
Lifetimer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2018, 08:08 PM   #14
Now a "Top Member"
 
EdJunior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Roman Forest, TX
Posts: 2,158
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil1 View Post
I went to Lowe's a few months ago. Went to check out I asked the cashier about military discount. She said they'd changed the way they did it. I'd have to go to the service desk. I went to the service desk. And gave my VA medical card to the worker. She keyed me into the system ask me for my phone number and said from now on all I'd have to do is give my phone number when checking out to get the military discount. I've went back since then and gave my phone number and got the discount. Just me but it easier for me then getting my VA card out.
This is exactly what they did here, but they wouldn't do it at the service desk. I have heard some places will, some won't . But the phone number is way easier. I'm glad they changed to this. I hope Home Depot does also.
__________________
Ed and Sharon
2010 Wildcat 28RKBS
2019 Ford F-250 XLT - AWESOME Truck!

I thought I was wrong once, but I was wrong!
EdJunior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2018, 10:00 AM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeff64 View Post
You can also go to: www.ebenefit.va.gov and get a "proof of service and honorable discharge" card to use for that purpose that doesn't divulge more information than you want divulged. Name address, DOB, Branch of service, issue date
proof of service and honorable discharge" card https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pres...se.cfm?id=3979
rogerddd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2018, 10:20 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 497
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lifetimer View Post
My DH gets the discount because I set it up with my veterans status. I don't have to be there for Lowes, but I do for Home Depot.

Home Depot it will be from now on. Lowe’s cannot have my telephone number.
eye95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2018, 10:21 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,097
I'm still waiting to get my card. A lot of people (kids) don't even know what a DD214 is. No clue how long it will take to get mine but it's been months now. When they first opened the site for the veterans we broke the system so they had to shut it down for a while. I filled mine out after they got it back up a few weeks later but still no card.
__________________
2016 Vengeance 320A
2015 Chevy 2500HD LT 6.6L 4x4 ccsb Z71 trim
2012 HD Electra Glide
Andersen Ultimate Aluminum fifth wheel hitch V2
Days camped '16=43, '17=47, '18=57 '19=47
Electra glide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2018, 10:59 AM   #18
Georgia Rally Coordinator
 
aceinspp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: GA
Posts: 15,481
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil1 View Post
I went to Lowe's a few months ago. Went to check out I asked the cashier about military discount. She said they'd changed the way they did it. I'd have to go to the service desk. I went to the service desk. And gave my VA medical card to the worker. She keyed me into the system ask me for my phone number and said from now on all I'd have to do is give my phone number when checking out to get the military discount. I've went back since then and gave my phone number and got the discount. Just me but it easier for me then getting my VA card out.
Sound like Lowe's policy is different store to store. I got the lowe's card when I signed up fro vets discount. Nothing said about phone num. Down site was I started getting there junk emails but soon got it stopped by clicking on opt out. Later RJD
__________________

__________________
2020 Shasta Phoenix SPF 27RKSS
2018 Dodge Ram 2500 6.4 3:73 gearing. Traded 2015 Chevy 2500 6.0, 4:10
Traded 2015 30WRLIKS V-Lite
Days camped 2019 62
Days camped 2020 5
aceinspp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:38 PM.


×