You, your spouse, or even both of you, have dedicated yourselves to serving your country. You don’t necessarily expect thanks, but oh boy, it’s nice to get a few extras and savings along the way. But are you getting all the benefits you could? We tracked down every special offer we could find to bring you this complete guide to military discounts. We’ll be keeping an eye open for more, and you can expect regular updates, so be sure to bookmark this page!
How to Get Military Discounts
The first thing to remember is that every store that offers military discounts has its own policy. Some only offer discounts to those who are on active duty, while others include spouses and children. Others also include retirees, and some will give discounts to veterans who left the military before reaching retirement. Always check the terms and conditions to see whether you qualify.
Of course, just saying you’re in the military or that you fit in with any other requirements won’t get you a discount. Proof of service, usually in the form of a military ID card, is required.
On top of that, some businesses only offer military discounts on certain patriotic holidays, while others offer them all year round. Look out for extra offers on these special days:
April: Month of the Military Child
May: National Military Appreciation Month (Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day Deals)
November: National Military Family Month (Veterans Day)
Now that we have the basics of military discounts down, it’s time to look at the incredible range of military discounts that are out there for you. We’ve categorized them so that you can find what you need with relative ease.
Home Goods Military Discounts
No matter where your military service may take you, there’s no place like home. These stores offer military discounts so that you can look forward to coming home even more than you already do! This category is especially helpful for newlyweds looking to set up their first home together. We’ve also added regular groceries and more to this category.
Big Blanket: Big Blanket offers $40 off on all orders for active duty, veterans and dependents. To get the discount, you must verify your eligibility through VerifyPass.
Brooklin Bedding: Brooklin Bedding is offering a 25% military discount for active duty, National Guard, reserves, veterans, retirees, military spouses, surviving spouses, immediate military family members, and more. To qualify for the discount, you must confirm your military status through ID.me.
Costco: Military members including active duty, veterans, retired military members, military spouses, or a dependent can get a free $20 Costco Shop Card. This awesome deal is available for new members only after verifying their eligibility through ID.me.
JCPenney: JCPenny offers a military coupon which includes a free 8X10 single image photo print, a 50% discount on photography orders, and more. The coupon is available in-store until December 31, 2021.
Overstock: Overstock offers a free Club O membership for active military and veterans. The membership includes free returns, 5% back in rewards, and other benefits. Note that to qualify for the discount, you must verify your eligibility through ID.me.
Pottery Barn: Pottery Barn is no longer offering a 15% military discount on in-store orders.
West Elm: West Elm is no longer offering a 15% military discount on in-store orders.
Sam’s Club: Sam’s Club is no longer offering a free $10 gift card for military members.
Sears: Sears is no longer offering an extra 10% off military discount through ID.me.
From home appliances to the tech that keeps you in touch with loved ones and the electronic “toys” that keep you amused in your free time, there’s no need to pay the full price for tech if you know where to look. There are some really awesome military discounts in this category, so be sure to take advantage of them.
Bose: Bose provides discounted prices for military members including active duty, National Guard, reserves, veterans, retirees, military spouses, surviving spouses, and immediate military family members. To get the discount, you must verify your eligibility through ID.me.
Cobra: Cobra offers a 10% military discount for active duty, inactive reserves, National Guard, veterans, retirees, spouses, and dependents. To qualify for the discount, you must confirm your military status through ID.me.
Moosejaw: Moosejaw is offering 20% off full-price purchases for military personnel, including active duty, retirees, and veterans. To receive the discount, you must verify your eligibility through ID.me.
Tommie Copper: To show their appreciation, Tommie Copper offers an extra 15% discount sitewide on select orders to military and veterans. To receive the discount, you must confirm your military status through VerifyPass.
Under Armour: Under Armour offers 20% off all purchases for all active duty service members, retirees, veterans, military spouses, and military family members. To get the discount, you must verify your status through ID.me.
You chose a military career for all the best reasons, and one of them is that you love action and adventure. If you enjoy camping, hunting, fishing, and playing sports, your hobbies could get a boost with the help of military discounts from these patriotic businesses and brands.
A career in the military can be tough, especially if you have to face the dangers of a war-zone. Airlines, hotels, and vacation destinations are eager to help you enjoy your holidays. So next time you’re planning to unwind or visit friends and family around the US, be sure to shop around for discounted options. We tracked down these amazing military discount offers to get you started.
Ford: Military personnel can get special offers on select Ford models.
GM: GM offers a $500 cash allowance on select Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC vehicles, plus a $1000 cash allowance on select Cadillac vehicles. To access your GM military offer, you must sign in to your ID.me account.
Harley-Davidson: Harley-Davidson runs special offers such as special prices for selected motorcycle models, discounted admission tickets at the H-D Museum, and more.
Honda: Eligible military members can save $500 on select Honda models.
Pep Boys: Pep Boys is no longer offering a 10% military discount.
Entertainment Military Discounts
Making wonderful memories with your loved ones is almost as important as serving your country – and a great many theme parks, aquariums, zoos, and events organizers are willing to slash prices in recognition of your service. You can even get cheap ski lift tickets if winter sports are on the cards for you.
Carowinds: To honor military personnel, Carowinds is offering military discounts on single-day admission tickets ($42/person) or Gold Season Passes ($85). To qualify for this offer, you must be registered with ID.me.
Dollywood: Dollywood offers a 30% military discount on one-day admission tickets. This offer is available for active or retired military, veterans, and military reservists, spouses and dependents after presenting a valid military ID.
Kings Dominion: Qualified military members enjoy military discounts on single-day admission tickets ($39.99/person) or Gold Season Passes ($85) at Kings Dominion. To get this offer, you must verify your eligibility through ID.me.
Legoland: Active duty members can get free admission to Legoland Florida Resort & Water Park after showing a valid military ID at the ticket window. Veterans, non-active military, and military families can get a 2nd day free through SheerID.
Military training got you into tip-top shape and you plan to keep it that way. Get discounted or free access to some of the best gyms and wellness organizations, snap up gym equipment for a song, and enjoy your fit and healthy body. After all, if you don’t use it, you lose it!
Although it’s easy to categorize some of the military discounts we tracked down, some of them stand in a class of their own. We’ve added them to this category, and we’re confident that you’ll find useful ways to save right here. There’s a good mixture here, so pay special attention to these uncategorized items.
Unfortunately, these stores don’t offer military discounts at the moment. Check their websites for updates, though; they are definitely worth watching. That’s because some of them have offered military discounts in the past, while others offer discounts at certain locations or on official holidays. Meanwhile, there are other ways to save money at these stores, and other ways that these stores support military veterans, like offering jobs to ex-military personnel.
Barnes & Noble: Currently, there are no active military discounts available at Barnes & Noble.
H&M: Currently, there are no active military discounts available at H&M.
Hobby Lobby: Currently, there are no active military discounts available at Hobby Lobby.
Macy’s: Currently, there are no active military discounts available at Macy’s.
Obviously, we’ve looked at the big brands and the big businesses here, and as you’ve seen, there are tons of great military discounts and offers out there. But there may be more. Local franchises and local businesses might well offer military discounts. You won’t know about them unless you ask.
So, in the spirit of saving, there’s nothing to stop you from asking whether your favorite stores offer military discounts. If they don’t, you haven’t lost anything, and if they do, you get a special deal. Why not? You deserve it!
Editor’s Note:This article was originally published on August 8, 2018, and has been updated for accuracy and freshness.