Bottom line, Home Depot is no longer honoring the 5% competitive Lowes discount.
As most know, Lowes offers 5% off everyday when you use a Lowes credit card. For years, Home Depot matched that discount when you use a Home Depot credit card and show your Lowes card at checkout. Well, I just found out that HD is no longer honoring that price match, and I confirmed that it is corporate wide. HD did say that they are still offering the 10% military discount.
When I was shopping at HD recently, the checkout person told me that the 5% Lowes discount was no more. When I asked, she said that was because "Lowes was discontinuing the 5% off every day too". Well, I also checked with Lowes, and there was no truth to that.
The only reason I have a HD credit card is to get the 5% discount. In addition, there is a HD about 1/2 mile from my work that I pass every work day. My closest Lowes is about 20 minutes away from home, in the opposite direction from work, so it's not as convenient. Looks like Lowes will become my home center of choice.
I do try to buy local mom and pop, but you really can't beat the convenience of the big home centers for variety and price.
I called HD and submitted my official complaint, the woman was really nice and understood, she also told me that there have been numerous similar complaints since the change. So I am not alone.
Thanks for letting me vent.