It has been reported to me that you can get the Home Depot military discount online as well as in-store. I haven’t been able to try this, because we are living overseas, but you can certainly try. Let me know what you discover.
According to my sources, you can do this by putting together a regular order online, and then selecting the option to chat with a representative. Unfortunately, the “chat with a representative” button isn’t listed on the checkout pages, so you’ll have to do some clicking around. I found it easiest to click on the Home Depot icon at the top left of the page, then scrolling down and selecting Contact Us on the bottom right. The “Live Chat” box is right there in the center. I did see the “chat with a representative” button elsewhere, but I could never find it when I was looking!
The representative can’t apply the discount right then, so the discount won’t show up until you get your final email. This makes me a little uncomfortable, but it is better than nothing.
Don’t forget to shop through Ebates to get a 2% cash rebate on your purchase. If you are really organized, you can purchase discounted gift cards through a site like CardSnagger to save more, and use a cash back credit card to purchase your discounted gift cards for even more savings.
Please let me know if this works for you. Thanks!