Being a veteran has its privileges, like a 10 percent discount at local retailers. Tom Colapietro, a Navy veteran, has been using his Naval Reserve card for more than a year at his hometown Bristol Home Depot.
“I’ve spent thousands of dollars there,” he says. “I’ve rebuilt my deck. I’ve rebuilt my front deck and I bought all my lumber from them. Lights, screws, all that kind of stuff — I always go to Home Depot.”
When he went there last month, he says, a store cashier told him that was the last time Home Depot would accept his Naval Reserve card.