Surprising Stuff

Lowes, Home Depot, Kohl’s and Fleet Farm.
What do all of these big box stores have in common?  Many things but the one the GSR wanted to look into is called Veteran’s discounts.  How big is the discount and what are the real tangible benefits to producing a veteran’s identity card of almost any kind?
Fleet Farm does not give a military discount and neither does Walmart.
Home Depot and Lowes both give discounts of ten-percent, Home Depot’s percentage goes all way up to five hundred dollars while Lowes ends at fifty dollars of discount.
Kohl’s offers a Military Monday discount of fifteen percent on in-store purchases only.  It pays to ask though, and some stores give military discounts, but they want the buyer to go through some verification service first.
Target gives a ten percent discount on a single purchase on select days leading up to Veterans Day.
Be prepared to submit some proof of record to establish that you are veteran, almost anywhere.

Let the voting begin.
It’s time again for the Holiday Window Display Competition and storefronts throughout downtown will create festive displays and compete to have the best display. This year’s theme is Frosty’s Magical Christmas. Windows will be judged by multiple categories including; Community Choice, Social Media Choice, Best Use of Merchandise or Product and Best Use of Theme. Windows need to be completed by the end of the day on November 15th and community voting will be November 16th to December 15th. Winners will be announced during the week of December 16th.

Shop till you drop.
It’s already time to start thinking about Christmas shopping and shopping locally for friends and family is a great way to start. This weekend, Saturday, November 16th and Sunday, November 17th is the Annual Holiday Open House here in Lake Geneva. Merchants will have special discounts, giveaways, and in-store events. You’re sure to find that perfect gift for everyone on your list.


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