Bridle Trails Ace Hardware steps up for veterans | LETTER
April 25, 2012 · 12:50 PM
The Bridle Trails Ace Hardware store has really stepped up to support our local military/veterans. A couple of weeks ago when I asked about a military or veterans discount, similar to the ones Home Depot and Lowe’s offer, I was told they didn’t have one.
I contacted Ace’s corporate offices and was told Ace Hardware stores are a franchise operation, so I checked online and found an email address for the owner, Sheldon Smith.
After I emailed him about the lack of a military/veteran discount, he responded he would institute such a discount if I would help him set up our program for a military discount. I just needed to let him know what would be acceptable military/veteran ID for his employees to use for verification.
I sent him some pictures of ID cards and within a week, he told me he had set up a program for a military discount, the same discount as offered by Lowe’s, 10 percent on regular priced product for active, reserve, retired, disabled vets and families.
Great response, great action! Thank you, Ace Hardware!
Bob Maynard, Kirkland