I have a friend that works at Lowes. She told me that there is a new corporate policy that the customer must ask for a discount themselves, the employees are no longer allowed to ask the customer. I have a blue ID and my wife has a tan ID, we both get the discount.

I asked about the VA ID card and got the answer that it was discretionary. Best advice - have a good attitude and the employee will help you out. Piss them off and they might stick to the strict interpretation.