From companies offering year-round savings for military personnel to places that do something special around certain holidays (such as Veterans Day, Memorial Day or July Fourth), here’s our list of great military discounts! You’ll find a range of retail, travel, restaurant, educational and fitness discounts.
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- Health & Fitness military discounts.
- Retail military discounts.
- Restaurant military discounts.
- Tech and entertainment military discounts.
- Military discounts on travel.
According to Jean Kim, a Navy wife and senior product manager at Military.com, even if you hear a company is offering military discounts at the national level, it’s always smart to call ahead to make sure the location near you is offering the discount and confirm the details as they may vary by location. And though all these 60+ discounts were correct at press time, they do change frequently, so hop online to verify or give the business a call before you shop. Finally, even if you don’t see a particular business listed here, you can ask before you buy if they offer discounts to military personnel and families. You may wind up saving a ton!
How Do I Get A Military Discount?
Each store has their own policies, but typically bigger retailers require you to show proof to verify your military status either by showing your military ID at time of purchase or by verifying your status with partners such as with ID.me, SheerID and Veterans Advantage.
Where to Obtain Military Service I.D.
Active-duty military, retirees, veterans, National Guard, Reserves, military spouses and immediate military family members can sign up for an ID.me card for discounts and benefits.
Brands like Home Depot and Nike are just two businesses that work with SheerID to verify military service for discount purposes.
Veterans Advantage offers exclusive benefits and discounts for active-duty, retired military, veteran, guard, reservist and their family members. VetRewards card now issues the #1 Secure Military ID, providing you with a safe way to redeem your military discounts, and gives you discounts and benefits that are available nowhere else!
How Can I Save if I’m Not a Military Member?
Other than military discounts, be mindful that many businesses also offer discounts to government employees and of course, savings for senior citizens, so you may be eligible for deals in all sorts of ways. And always check RetailMeNot for coupons, codes and cash back offers.
Scroll down to see the 60+ best military discounts for 2022.
Military Discounts on Health & Fitness
This gym offers active, Reserve and retired military personnel and their spouses membership discounts — right now that means $0 initiation and $5 off your monthly due. Check with your local club for details.
Through the Armed Services YMCA (working with the Department of Defense), military members and families are eligible for the Military Outreach Initiative, where they can access gym memberships and respite child care services.
Sweat from home with a Peloton and save up to $200 on accessories or accessory packages on the company’s Bike, Bike+ and Tread products.
Active, reservist and veteran members of the military can get up to 25% off the registration price for this intense race.
Military Discounts on Retail
Veterans Advantage members receive 25% to 30% off of their purchase, 30% for active and retired military members, and 25% for immediate family members.
All year, you can save 10% off firearm components for veterans, active-duty personnel, reservists and first responders. The military discount is applied at checkout in the online shopping cart.
Military and first responders get up to 15% off. Go here and hit the “Get Started” button to verify your identity and get the discount.
Active members of the military and veterans receive 10% off on full-priced items. Simply bring your valid military ID card to any store or verify your ID when shopping online.
American Giant offers a 25% military discount to active-duty service members, reservists, National Guard members, veterans and their family members on products across the site. You’ll have to verify your military eligibility. The company also offers a military referral: share with members of the military community. They get 25% off their purchase and you’ll earn an additional $20 off when they shop.
Receive 25% off your membership to BJ’s Wholesale Club.
Veterans, reservists, active-duty personnel and their dependents get 10% off clothing brands both regularly priced and on sale. You must create a Buckle account and log in so your military status can be verified.
Attention, active-duty and veterans: Cole Haan salutes your service with a 20% military discount. Just verify your service online.
Military, first responders, nurses, hospital employees, medical providers, teachers and government employees get 20% off all purchases and free shipping by confirming your community status with ID.me.
Members of the U.S. armed forces, veterans and their families who are new members of Costco will receive a $20 Costco Shop Card for signing up.
All active-duty military, veterans and their families are eligible for a $5 discount on Filter King products. Use the code MILITARY5 to get a $5 discount on your next order of air filters.
Fire Department Coffee
This cool coffee business was founded by a Navy veteran and current firefighter/paramedic, and they offer 15% off to active military and veterans.
Check out 30+ more amazing veteran and military owned businesses.
Using your SheerID to verify your status, Foot Locker offers 10% off most purchases in their stores and online.
All active-duty military personnel, veterans, police, firefighters and other emergency first responders (and their immediate family members) can receive an additional discount on eyewear — you’ll verify your status at checkout with SheerID.
GameStop says that all new and pre-owned games and accessories are 10% off for active and former military personnel. In store only.
Military, first responders, nurses, hospital employees, medical providers, teachers and government employees get 50% off lenses and free shipping by confirming your community status with ID.me.
Nurses, hospital employees, medical providers, first responders, and military and veterans can receive a variety of discounts and savings at GNC.com. Verify your status with ID.me to receive your promo code!
Stop by a participating location on Veterans Day to receive a free haircut card to give to a veteran you know.
Military members, veterans and their families can save 10% off any of Hanes’ four brand websites (Hanes, Champion, One Hanes Place, and Just My Size). ID verification required.
Receive 10% off regular-price and sale merchandise in stores for active-duty personnel and veterans for a maximum of $400 savings per year. You verify your status via SheerID.
Current members of the military or veterans and their spouses and dependent children are given 15% off of all their purchases at JoAnn. Register to receive a digital discount card that you can use to shop in stores or online.
Get 10% off in-store purchases only. Present your military ID to get the discount.
Members of the military, as well as veterans, get 20% off when shopping online, via ID.me. Layla Sleep sells mattresses, pillows, bases, bedding, weighted blankets and more.
Military, first responders, nurses, hospital employees, medical providers, teachers and government employees can get 60% off lenses at LensCrafters through ID.me.
The store offers a 10% military discount to active-duty military and their immediate family as well as retired veterans and VA recipients. Valid military ID card or valid Veteran Identification Card required. On the weekends of Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day, Lowe’s extends the discount to all veterans who served honorably and who present a valid Form DD214 or other proof of service.
Manscaped offers 20% off and free shipping to active-duty service members, veterans and first responders sitewide. Learn how to get this discount.
Shop at Michael’s and any active-duty, reservist/national guard, veteran or registered dependent gets 15% off their purchase, including sales items. You do need to create a Michael’s Rewards account first if you don’t already have one in order to receive your discount.
The brand offers a 10% discount for in-store and online purchases to active, reservist, veteran, and retired U.S. military personnel, as well to the spouses and dependents of active personnel.
All active, retired and veteran members of the military get a 10% discount every day at Northern Tool + Equipment stores nationwide. In order to receive the in-store discount, a valid military ID must be presented at the time of purchase. Maximum discount of $500.
In-store purchases are 15% for military members.
To honor our country’s servicemen and servicewomen, Red Kap offers a 20% discount to all active veteran, retired and reservist U.S. military personnel. This is a one-time use coupon code that is valid on orders up to $1,000, but you can re-verify your status every 30 days to receive a new code. Red Kap offers a variety of workwear for veterans who may have entered the civilian workforce or run their own business.
Active and retired military and their spouses who join or renew membership receive $10 off when they join Sam’s Club or renew their membership.
As a way of saying “Thank you!” and to show appreciation, all active-duty, career-retired and disabled veterans can get 10% off with the code HERO up to $200 for a single purchase.
Save 15% off of your order of mattresses, bedding and more at Tuft & Needle.
Under Armour offers military and first responders 20% off with ID.me.
Get discounts off YETI gear with your ID.me membership.
Military Discounts at Restaurants
This varies by location, but some participating Applebee’s locations give 10% off for active-duty personnel and veterans. Call ahead to find out what your local Applebee’s offers. They also offer special discounts on Veterans Day. Again, this varies by location, so confirm before you go.
The annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation Night is yearly on Veterans Day. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation dinner and receive a free “thank you” meal.
During the cafe’s military appreciation nights (held on different dates depending on which location you’re visiting), bring your valid ID for 15% off food, nonalcoholic beverages and retail purchases. Check the Hard Rock Cafe near you for specifics.
On Veterans Day, active-duty and retired military members receive a free entree from Hooters.
Outback Steakhouse is offering active-duty military, veterans, law enforcement and first responders a 10% discount. Valid ID required.
Mondays mean 10% off a meal for all active-duty personnel thanks to Military Mondays at Red Lobster. Just show your military ID.
Members of the military earn a discount and rewards when you sign up for Red Robin Royalty Program.
Veterans and military men and women can take advantage of reserved parking at Texas Roadhouse, along with a free meal on Veterans Day.
Military Discounts on Tech and Entertainment
Certain locations offer military pricing after 4 p.m. for people with an active military ID. Search for nearby theaters on the AMC site, and when you choose one, you’ll be able to see whether it offers the special discount by looking under the “Features” box at the bottom of the page.
Current, former and retired members and family members of the U.S. military, National Guard and Reserves can receive discounts on certain Apple products through the store’s Military/Government Purchase Program.
Want to study with the world-renowned instructors of the Berklee College of Music from anywhere? Berkleemusic.com offers a 30% tuition discount to all military students. This includes active-duty military students who use tuition assistance to pay for a portion of their tuition as well veterans who use the Montgomery GI Bill.
All active military, Reserve and military retirees get free and discounted tickets throughout the PGA Tour season. This is currently on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions but check back for updates.
Military members and their family save up to 10% on purchases.
Some locations of this chain offer a military discount. Bring your ID when you purchase your ticket to receive this benefit.
Save 25% on your music, news sports, comedy and more with a subscription to SiriusXM.
Active military and veterans get special plans and pricing on cell phone plans.
Military Discounts on Travel, Hotels and Moving
Get you and your family assistance with local moving, long-distance moving and temporary or long-term storage. 1-800-PACK-RAT offers 10% off storage and moves for active-duty, veterans and Reserve members. You can use the discount online with the code “MILITARY10” or by calling 1-800-722-5728. Visit the 1-800-PACK-RAT website to learn more.
With a valid active-duty United States armed forces identification card, active-duty personnel, along with their spouses and dependents, are eligible to receive a 10% military discount on the lowest available rail fare for most Amtrak trains. To do so online, use the “Other Discounts” tab of the fare finder at the beginning of your search and select “Military” for each passenger as appropriate to receive the discount. As an extra thank you to the troops, uniformed military personnel are allowed to go to the head of the ticket line.
Let Auto Transport Group celebrate your service with a military discount on auto transport. This offer is good all year long.
Save 10% on your next Beaches vacation with a military discount.
This hotel chain offers discount hotel rates based on U.S. government per diem for military personnel traveling on official business or leisure. Book online or call 1-800-WESTERN. You’ll need to present an official identification card or work orders at time of check-in.
Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort
Disney has a “great relationship with the military, with all sorts of discounts and deals available,” says Kim. Military discounts for Disneyland can be found here; Walt Disney World here. And check out Shades of Green, an Armed Forces Recreation Center that is a partner of Walt Disney World and operated by the U.S. Army. It offers tax-free accommodations for all branches of the military and their guests just minutes from the Magic Kingdom. Read the eligibility fine print for Shades of Green to see if you qualify.
With its Howling Heroes Discount, members of the armed forces (as well as law enforcement, fire and EMS workers) get up to 25% off best available rates. Must present valid ID at check-in, and some exemptions apply.
Active-duty and retired military personnel and their dependent family members enrolled in VetRewards may receive a 10% military discount on the Greyhound walk-up (unrestricted) fare.
You’re eligible for a discount if you’re an active-duty military personnel. ID is required on check-in.
Active-duty military get free passes for themselves and up to three guests at Sesame Place via their partnership with ID.me.
Six Flags, through ID.me, offers discounts on admissions to their theme parks.
Make travel go smoother with TSA PreCheck. Military members get expedited screening benefits.
Receive special deals on tickets and packages at Universal Orlando and Universal California (through military ticket offices).
Military Discounts on Rental Cars and Transportation
Car rental discounts are offered to the military on leisure/non-work trips and retired military. There are also special rates for on-duty military trips. A military or government-issued ID is required at the time of pickup.
With Veterans Advantage, you can receive up to 25% off car rental rates.
Buy a car with General Motors and save $500 to $1,000 on select vehicles. Get more information, including which cars and trucks are eligible.
Buy a discounted motorcycle through the Harley-Davidson Military Sales Program at Exchange, the only on-base, factory-authorized distributor for Harley-Davidson to military personnel stationed, or on TDY assignment, abroad.
Other Resources for Military
Reintegrating into the workforce can be a challenge, but Silent Professionals is giving away free access to their specialized job board helping veterans find work using the skills they gained in military service. To access this valuable service, veterans just need to go to Silent Professionals, and indicate they’re a veteran during the registration process.
United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
USAA offers competitive rates on banking, insurance and investment services for U.S. military members and families. They offer other benefits like financial advice and discounts on car rentals and other travel purchases and home security monitoring.
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