Although May (for Military Appreciation Month) and November (for Veterans Day) are full of advertising about military discounts and freebies, lots of deals are available 365 days a year.
As a veteran, my best advice when it comes to navigating military discounts is always ask. While some businesses tout military and veteran discounts as a way to attract customers, the lack of a posted discount doesn’t mean there isn’t one. Mom-and-pop stores and locally owned businesses might offer an unadvertised military discount or be willing to apply a discount on the spot, if asked. If you don’t ask, you don’t receive.
It’s also getting easier to use a military discount online. More merchants are participating in ID.me or similar services that verify eligibility electronically.
Most of the listed discounts apply to active duty, retirees, veterans and their family members, but be sure to read the eligibility criteria carefully to make sure the discount applies to your service category and status.
All offers and discounts are subject to change without notice and may vary based on location. Stores may be individually owned and opt out of discount programs.
From travel discounts to engagement rings, here’s a list of more than 80 businesses that offer year-round discounts for vets and military.
1-800-FLOWERS – 1-800-FLOWERS offers up to 30% off.
Adidas – Adidas offers 30% off online and 20% off at outlet stores. Registration required.
Airstream – Airstream Salute allows you to take advantage of a special offer towards the purchase of a new Airstream.
Alamo Rent a Car – Alamo offers discounted leisure travel rates for military and government employees and may offer enhanced discounts for members traveling on orders.
Allegiant Air – This budget carrier offers several perks, including free checked baggage and free oversized baggage.
AMC – AMC Theaters offers special military pricing for those who present valid military ID at the box office.
Amtrak – Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the lowest ticketed price. Restrictions apply.
Apple – Apple offers a 10% discount. Online verification required. Immediate family members who reside in the same household are also eligible.
ASICS – The shoe company offers a military discount of 40% off all full-priced products in our online store.
AT&T Military Appreciation Discount – Military, veterans, and their families get $100 in credits per line when you switch. Plus get AT&T’s best price on unlimited plans for less than $27 per month per line when you get four lines.
Avis Car Rental – Up to 25% discount. Registration required.
Bass Pro Shops – Bass Pro Shops offers a 5% discount both online and in stores. Registration required.
BJ’s Wholesale – All military personnel receive 25% off a membership.
Big Lots – Big Lots offers a 10% discount both online and in store.
Bowflex – Bowflex offers a military discount to active and retired members. Call 1-800-618-8853 to inquire about available discounts.
Burton Snowboards – The outdoor gear store offers a 20% discount to the military.
Cabela’s – Cabela’s offers a 5% discount both online and in stores. Registration required.
Carnival Cruise Line – Military enjoy reduced rates on cruises with Carnival. Find more details here.
Carter’s/Oshkosh B’Gosh – Free shipping on all orders over $50 to APO/FPO addresses. Other restrictions apply.
Cheap Caribbean – Get $150 off your next beach vacation when you sign up for the Waves4Warriors hero club.
Cinemark – Cinemark offers discounted movie tickets with DoD issued ID. Discounts and restrictions vary by location. We recommend contacting the theater for more info.
Converse – Converse.com offers a 10% discount via an online verification process.
Costco – Costco offers military personnel a $20 Costco Shop card when they sign up for a new membership. New members must agree to automatic renewal.
Crocs – Crocs is proud to offer 15% off all full-priced styles to Military members. Exclusions apply.
Dell – Military members can obtain a 10% off coupon by emailing email@example.com from a dot mil email address.
Disneyland (California) – For active and retired military and their family members choosing three- and four-day ticket options, Disneyland California offers promotional ticket pricing.
Disney Cruise Line – Disney Cruise Line offers military rates (savings of up to 35%) on select sailings.
Dollywood – Dollywood offers discounted tickets to both Dollywood and Dollywood Splash Country as well as discounts on season passes. Verify eligibility and purchase online.
Eyemart Express – Eyemart Express offers a 20% discount.
Fly Rides USA – The e-bike company offers a 5% discount on certain models for veterans, active-duty military and reservists. Call 619-399-2792 to get your discount code.
Foot Locker – Active military, retirees, and veterans receive a 10% discount off most online and in-store purchases at Foot Locker. This discount also applies at Lady Foot Locker.
Gloves.com – Use the code GLOVESTRAV15 to get a 15% discount on the entire order.
GMC cars – Need a car? Check on military discounts at local dealers or go online to the GMC site for some hot deals on new cars. They claim to have the best military discount of any car company, and you choose from new Chevrolets, Buicks, Cadillacs or GMC vehicles. Get all the details about offers and eligibility here.
Great Wolf Lodge – Great Wolf Lodge offers up to 25% off vacations.
Greyhound – Greyhound offers a 10% discount off full-price tickets for military members, veterans and their families when tickets are purchased at the station. Get a 10% discount online if you have a Veterans Advantage© card.
Hard Rock Atlantic City– Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City offers several discounts with its Wild Card Reward’s Veteran’s Program. The program is open to all active duty military, all veterans, members of the Army and Air National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, and all active military and veteran spouses. See the special savings here. Other Hard Rock locations may have similar programs.
Helzberg Diamonds – Helzberg Diamonds offers a 10% discount on online and in-store purchases.
Hertz Rent a Car – Hertz offers discounted rates and space-available upgrades.
Hickory Farms – Hickory Farms offers free shipping to all gift baskets shipped to APO/FPO addresses.
Hulu – Hulu offers a military discount through Exchange. New subscribers will receive one month free and 10% off per month thereafter.
IHOP – 20% discount at participating locations.
Ikon Pass – Active duty and retired military and their adult dependents can receive an up to 29% discount on all Adult and Young Adult Ikon Pass products. The Ikon Pass provides discounted access for mountain resort activities like skiing and snowboarding.
JCPenney – JCPenney stores nationwide will give military folks 50% off an 8-by-10 family portrait and waive sitting fees. Just show your ID when you arrive for your appointment. Details are online.
Jellystone Parks – Jellystone Parks campgrounds offer discounts for military and veterans. Discounts vary by location. There are also special events and Heroes Weekends for military and first responders.
Jiffy Lube – Jiffy Lube offers a 15% discount on oil changes. Other services may be excluded.
JoAnn Fabric – JoAnn Fabric offers a 15% military discount. Enrollment required
King’s Island – Kings Island offers discounted admission to active and retired members. Online verification required.
Kohl’s – Kohl’s offers a 15% off coupon for military members on Mondays. This offer can’t be combined with any other discounts, including Kohl’s Cash.
Levi Strauss & Co. – Military service members get a 15% discount on all Levi’s apparel.
LinkedIn – LinkedIn, the professional networking and job site, offers a free one-year Premium Essentials membership to active, retirees, and veterans. Eligibility verified online.
L.L. Bean – Past and current service Members get 10% OFF their purchases at L.L.Bean.
Lowes – Lowes offers a 10% discount. Registration is required. Can’t be combined with other offers or discounts and exclusions apply.
Lululemon – Active military, reservists, retirees and veterans receive 15% off at Lululemon. Online verification required. The spouses and dependents of active personnel from the same household are also eligible but must verify separately.
Madewell – Military personnel can enjoy 15% off their entire purchase at clothing retailer Madewell.
Massage Envy – Massage Envy offers discounts for active military. Inquire at your local Massage Envy for details.
Mattress Firm – Active, veteran, reservist U.S. military, and their family members can get an extra 10-20% off their mattress and bedding purchase.
maurices – A military and family member discount provides extra 10% off all purchases, every day.
Michael’s – Michael’s offers 15% off both in-store and online. Verify online and link your military discount to the Michael’s Rewards program and save even more.
Microsoft – Microsoft offers a 10% discount.
Omaha Steaks – Omaha Steaks offers $10 off orders from active, retiree, and veterans. Online verification required.
O’Reilly Auto Parts – O’Reilly Auto Parts offers a 10% discount on in-store purchases.
Outback Steakhouse – Outback Steakhouse offers a 10% discount. Discount does not apply to online orders.
Peloton – Peloton offers military and military retirees up to $200 off accessories or accessory packages with the purchase of a Peloton Bike, Bike+, or Tread.
Purple – Verify your eligibility and receive a 10% off discount code on an order of mattresses and bedding from Purple. Restrictions apply.
Rosetta Stone – Rosetta Stone offers a 10% discount on language courses.
Sam’s Club – Sam’s Club offers active, retiree, and veteran members who sign up or renew their membership $10 off a $10 purchase within the first 60 days of membership.
SeaWorld – SeaWorld offers discounted admission through their Waves of Honor Program. Additional discounts/free tickets may be available for active-duty members.
Sherwin Williams – Sherwin Williams offers a 15% discount on paints, stains, and painting supplies.
Shoney’s – Shoney’s offers a 15% military discount at all company-owned and participating franchise locations.
Sleep Number – Active, veteran, retired and reservist personnel get a 20% discount on all Sleep Number 360 smart bed and bases.
Spec Ops Tools: During Military Appreciation Month in May, Spec Ops Tools is proud to offer a 25% discount to active military and veterans. With each sale, 3% is donated to support veteran and first responder causes.
Steve Madden – Military members can enjoy 25% off their entire purchase.
Sunglass Hut – Sunglass Hut offers a 15% discount. USA locations only.
The Bro Basket – The gift basket company designed for men offers a 12% military discount. Use code MILITARY at checkout.
The Home Depot – Home Depot offers a 10% discount. There’s an online verification process that can also be accessed through the Home Depot app. Registration required and discount caps out at $400 per year.
The Mirror –The Mirror, a smart home gym from Lululemon, offers a total of $590 in savings. The discount includes 15% off the product, three months free subscription, and free delivery and setup.
The North Face – The North Face offers a 10% discount. Must verify online and discount can be used once every 30 days.
TIDAL – The music streaming service offers a 40% monthly subscription discount to all who are serving or have served in the U.S. Military. Each new sign up will receive a 30-day free trial after which the discounted rate will apply.
Tiffany & Co – Tiffany’s offers a 10% discount on engagement rings and wedding bands. Fiancés, domestic partners, wives and husbands are eligible for the accommodation even if their U.S. military partner is stationed overseas and not able to come into the store. However, it may not be extended to anyone else, including family members.U.S. stores only.
Tommy John – Tommy John offers a 20% military discount. Must verify eligibility online.
True REST Float Spas – The chain of flotation therapy spas offers a free one-hour session to anyone on active duty or any veteran on the 11th day of every month. Flotation therapy is used to ease symptoms of depression, chronic pain and PTSD, among others.
Tuft and Needle – Tuft and Needle offers a 15% discount on mattresses.
Turbo Tax – Enlisted military members, both active and reserve, receive free federal income tax filing when a military W-2 is submitted to Turbo Tax.
Unique Vintage – Unique Vintage offers a 10% military discount. Online verification required.
United Airlines – Through Veterans Advantage, United offers a 5% discount on flights originating in the USA. Other restrictions apply.
UScellular: The phone-service provider offers military and veterans a 15% discount on its plans with eligibility.
Vail Resorts – Vail Resorts offers the Epic Military Pass which provides unlimited, unrestricted access to 40 resorts – including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, and Whistler Blackcomb – for $145 for Active and Retired Military and their dependents. Veterans and their dependents can purchase an Epic Military Pass for $480.
Vera Bradley – Vera Bradley offers a 15% discount on purchases made on verybradley.com
Verizon – The company offers $10 to $25 off on its unlimited data plans to all five branches of the active military, reservists, National Guard members, commissioned officers of the National Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, veterans, Gold Star families and cadets. Phone accessories ordered through Verizon online or purchased at its retail stores are eligible for a 10% to 25% discount, too. And Verizon will suspend service during a deployment, resuming it when the service member returns home.
Vineyard Vines – Vineyard Vines offers a 15% discount on purchases made in-store and online.
Walt Disney World – For active and retired military and their family members choosing four and five day ticket options, Walt Disney World offers discounted Military Salute Tickets. Disney World also offers room discounts and discounted Memory Maker (digital photo downloads).
Wilson Sporting Goods – Wilson gives 15% off all eligible merchandise to all active, reserve and retired military and their families.
Yankee Candle – Yankee Candle offers a 10% discount on purchases made in-store, online, and in outlet stores.
Yeti – Yeti offers discounted products via ID.me. Members must register and be logged in to their ID.me wallet to view offers.
Zappos – Zappos offers a 10% military discount. Registration required.
Enjoy these great year-round military and veteran discounts but keep in mind, the military discount isn’t guaranteed to always be your best deal. Sometimes, you’re better served by using a sale price or other discount program, such as Groupon, so always compare.
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