Veteran & Military Discounts: 90+ Places Where Heroes Get (Almost) What They Deserve

May 29, 2014 by Kyle

(Updated 11/28/17) On the heels of Memorial Day, I figured it was time to research which retail stores, restaurants, entertainment spots, and travel services offer a discount to veterans and active military personnel. Why this list is relatively small is kinda a head scratcher for me. You’d think darn everybody would offer a discount of some type for those who keep us save, and more importantly, free. I will definitely keep adding to this list as I find new discounts for veterans and active duty military. I hope that you find this list to be a useful and money saving resource.

90+ Veteran and Military Discounts

Restaurant Discounts for Military & Veterans

  1. Bennigan’s: Active military and vets get 10% off your total check at Bennigan’s.
  2. Ben & Jerry’s: Ask about it the next time you order a scoop of ice cream. Varies by location but is typically 15%.
  3. Bob Evans: 10% discounts with your Veterans ID.
  4. Burger King: 10% off military discount, just show proper ID.
  5. Chevy’s: 20% discount for active, retired, or uniformed personnel. Find the details here.
  6. CiCi’s Pizza: A large majority of CiCi’s locations offer a military discounts, ask about it.
  7. Dairy Queen: Get a 10% off your food and ice cream at select Diary Queen locations. Must have valid military ID.
  8. Denny’s: 10% discount to first responders which includes active military. Just show your military ID and ask for it.
  9. Dutch Bros Coffee: Just tell the barista you’re a Vet and they’ll give you $0.50 off any cup of coffee.
  10. Famous Dave’s BBQ: All active and retired military can get a 10% discount. Just ask your server for your discount.
  11. Fuddruckers Burgers: Show your server your military ID and get a discount of either 10% or 15% off.
  12. Golden Corral: Flash your military ID and get 10% off your bill every time you dine.
  13. Hardee’s: According to reader Roman, they’ll give you a 10% discount if you tell them you’re a vet.
  14. Hard Rock Cafe: Get a slick 15% off discount when you show your military ID.
  15. Hooter’s: Varies by location but most Hooter’s will give a flat 15% off discount to active and retired military personnel. Often times the discount is only available on certain nights.
  16. Lone Star Steakhouse: 15% off discount for military, police, and fire fighters every Monday. The cool thing is the discount is good for the entire table.
  17. Panda Express: 10% military discount for active personnel. Just flash your ID before ordering your tasty grub.
  18. Papa Murphy’s: Thanks to reader Sara for this one!  They offers $3.00 off each regular priced pizza for Military ID card holders. Not valid with other discounts.
  19. Pizza Hut: Discount amount varies by location but always ask and have your military ID at the ready.
  20. Schlotzsky’s Deli: Thanks to reader Deborah for letting me know that Schlotzsky’s will give a 20% discount with a military ID card.
  21. Texas De Brazil: Get 15% off your meal total with your military ID.
  22. Texas Roadhouse: Get up to 20% off your bill total with your active military ID. Discount varies by location, ask your server.

“Go Have Fun” Discounts for Military & Veterans

  1. AMC Theaters: After 4 p.m. flash your military ID and get a much deserved discount on movie tickets.
  2. Baseball Hall of Fame: Free admission year-round for active and retired military.
  3. Busch Gardens (Tampa, FL) : Under the “Waves of Honor” program all active duty military are entitled to a free 1-day admission. Also good for up to 3 family members.
  4. Carnival Cruise Line: From reader Randall, “All cruise lines owned by Carnival (Carnival, Princess, Cunard, P&O. etc.) offer free onboard credit for military service, current or past. Just fax them a copy of discharge papers, and you get credit on any cruise you take with them.”
  5. Camp Jellystone: Get up to 20% off campsites, cabins, and more across the country. Must show valid military ID. Details here.
  6. Cinemark Theaters: Check this list to see all of the participating Cinemark theaters across the country.
  7. Disneyland: Ask for details but active and retired military heroes will receive Disneyland park hotel discounts as well as a 3-day park hopper for only $129.
  8. Dollywood: They offer a 30% discount on one-day admission tickets for U.S. active or retired military, disabled veterans, and military reservists, spouses and dependents when valid military personnel IDs and dependent IDs are presented. Unfortunately, this offer cannot be made available to other family members and friends. Tickets can be purchased exclusively at the front gate of Dollywood and cannot be pre-purchased. Thanks to USAF veteran Antony for this updated info.
  9. Knott’s Berry Farm: Free entry on Memorial Day weekend at Knott’s Berry Farm and substantial discounts the rest of the year. Details can be found here.
  10. Legoland: 10% military discount at the California Legoland. Military appreciation days at the Florida location gets active and retired vets in the park for free with discounts for family members.
  11. PGA of America: The PGA of America offers Active Duty, Military Retirees, Active Reserve, National Guard, Department of Defense Civilians and their accompanying spouse complimentary Daily Grounds tickets to PGA tour events.
  12. Regal Cinemas: Regal Cinema military discounts varies by location. Inquire at your local theater.
  13. San Diego Zoo: Free 1-day pass to the San Diego Zoo for those who are on active military duty.
  14. SeaWorld: Via the Waves of Honor program, “any U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman gets one complimentary admission per year.”
  15. Six Flags: Check out the website and collect discounted tickets to all Six Flags properties.
  16. Universal Studios: Military discounts at Universal Studios are available when you visit the BaseOps website as well.
  17. U.S. National Parks: Free annual pass to all National Parks in the United States.

Retail Discounts for Military & Veterans

  1. Advance Auto Parts: According to their website they “offer 10% off regularly priced items for in-store purchases to customers who serve or have served our country’s Armed Services.”
  2. American Eagle Outfitters: Show your military ID and get 10% off your in-store purchase at AEO.
  3. Apple Store: Thanks to reader James for the scoop on the Apple Store “Big one that’s missing here is the Apple Store. Just ask for a Federal employee discount and show your CAC card. Works for me all the time.”
  4. Auto Accessories They offer 5-20% off to veterans and active military members plus their families. Details here.
  5. AutoZone: 10% off your purchase. Thanks to a reader for letting me know about this one.
  6. Banana Republic Factory Store: They offer a flat 10% off for veterans every day of the year.
  7. Bed Bath & Beyond: Flat 10% off discounts for vets and their families. Varies from store to store.
  8. Bass Pro Shops: Bass Pro Shops will give you a 10% discount with your military ID.
  9. Best Buy: Varies from store to store, but many retail locations offer a 10% discount to vets. Just ask a Best Buy sales associate about it.
  10. Big Lots: Be sure to shop on Veteran’s Day every year to take advantage of their military discount.
  11. Buckle: The Buckle military discount requires online verification. Once verified, you’ll get 10% off all purchases.
  12. Cabela’s: 5% military discount except on firearms at your local Cabela’s.
  13. Charlotte Russe: 10% discount with ID. Thanks to reader Katie for letting me know about this one.
  14. Columbia: 15% off your entire purchase.
  15. Dell Computers: Dell offers a variety of military programs. Check this page for all the details and learn how to save some money on your next computer system.
  16. Dick’s Sporting Goods: The next time you are shopping at Dick’s, ask about their 10% discount for vets. Varies from store to store.
  17. Eddie Bauer: Eddie Bauer offers a 10% discount for active and retired military personnel.
  18. Finishline: The folks at Finishline offer a 10% discount to vets and active military.
  19. Footaction: Vets and active military can save an awesome 20% off w/ proper ID. Family members can get the discount as well.
  20. Harley-Davidson Dealers: Most will offer 10-15% off accessories.
  21. Home Depot: All year long military personnel, active or retired, can get a 10% discount at the Home Depot. Just gotta ask for it and show proof.
  22. Kelly’s Auto Parts: Thanks to Zee for this one. Kelly’s offers a 10% discount all the time for all vets and active service members.
  23. Lowe’s: Thanks to a couple vets for setting me straight on Lowe’s. They will give a flat military discount of 10% to all active and retired military personnel. For all other vets they give a discount on Veteran’s Day, 4th of July, and Memorial Day. It is also worth noting, from the Lowe’s website, that “immediate family member(s) of someone with a valid military ID Card” is also eligible for the 10% discount. Click here to enroll.
  24. Maurices: Show your ID and get a 10% discount on your apparel purchase at Maurices.
  25. Michaels: Show your military ID at Michaels and get a flat 10% off. I have read of some exclusions that vary from store to store so ask a sales associate at Michaels. Details Here
  26. Nike Store: Nike offers a 10% in-store discount to vets, active service, as well as those in the reserves. Their families too.
  27. Old Navy: Keep and eye out and ask about Military Monday’s at Old Navy where active and retired military personnel get a 10-15% discount.
  28. O’Reilly Auto Parts: According to the their website, they offer an “in-store only” discount of 10-15% off with valid ID.
  29. Payless Shoes: Shop at any of their retail locations and get a 10% military discount. Just show your ID and collect your savings.
  30. Pottery Barn: Most Pottery Barn locations offer a 10% discount for vets.
  31. Radio Shack: Thanks to reader Dawn for letting me know about the Radio Shack military discount. They’ll give a flat 10% discount to active and retired military.
  32. Sports Authority: Turns out Sports Authority also offers a discount. Thanks to reader Jason for this one. “Stopped in this weekend and was granted a 10% discount with proof of Active or Veteran status.” Thanks for your service Jason.
  33. Walgreens: Varies from store to store, but most Walgreens offer a military discount, be sure to ask.
  34. Williams-Sonoma: Flat 10% discount with proper ID or proof of service.
  35. Zales Jewelry: 10% off discount for active and retired military.

Travel Discounts for Military & Veterans

  1. Alamo Rent a Car: Discounted rates for military families and free rental insurance and waived fees for military personnel.
  2. Amtrak: Active military and their families get a 10% discount on train tickets with Amtrak. The Downeaster, which runs between Brunswick, ME, and North Station in Boston, offers on the 11th day of every month $11 one way fare (normal fare $29). Need to make reservations three days in advance, and have proof of veteran status.
  3. Best Western: Discounted room rates at Best Western hotels for active military. Present ID at check-in or when reserving via the phone.
  4. Choice Hotels: Discounted room rates for active military and their families. Ask about it when reserving your room.
  5. DoubleTree by Hilton: Get 15% off the popular Bed & Breakfast rate when booking your room. Details here.
  6. Greyhound: Ride the hound for 10% off all walk up fares. Good for active military and vets. Also, the most you’ll ever pay is $259 for a round-trip anywhere in the United States.
  7. Hampton Inn: Book a room at any Hampton Inn and they’ll give you a flat 15% discount on your reservation. Works for retired and active military and their families.
  8. Hertz: Free car upgrades from Hertz for military folks and their families.
  9. La Quinta Hotels: Several vets have chimed in and let me know that La Quinta offers a 12% discount on room reservations. Ask about it.
  10. Marriott Hotels: When booking your room mention the military discount and you’ll get inundated with special offers.
  11. Norwegian Cruise Lines: Save 10% off specific cruises for active military, veterans, and their families.
  12. U.S. Airways: From their website, “Special rates to military personnel traveling on an officially excused absence and to discharged personnel within 7 days of discharge.” Pretty cool, I wish more airlines would do something similar.

Banking Discounts for Military & Veterans

  1. American Express: AMEX waives ALL fees for active duty military, including the annual fees on all of their cards. AMEX Platinum? $0 instead of $450. Thanks Heath for this one!
  2. Chase Bank: Thanks to Jim, a veteran, for this one. “Show your ID or in my case discharge papers at any Chase branch when opening a checking/savings account and get the Premiere package for free (Normally $25 a month) which includes a fee free safety deposit box, debit visa and many goodies.” Thanks for your service to this country Jim.
  3. U.S. Bank: Thank to Tony for this one, “US Bank gives all active duty & veterans free Premiere checking & savings with ID or DD214.”

Wireless Discounts for Military & Veterans

  1. AT&T Wireless: From the AT&T website, veterans and active military can get 15% off “qualified monthly service charges”. Just follow the directions on their site to get your discount.
  2. Sprint Wireless: Get 15% off your monthly bill by showing evidence of your service. Details here.
  3. T-Mobile Wireless: TMo will happily give active and retired military 15% off their monthly bill. It might take a while according to this thread, just be persistent!
  4. Verizon Wireless: From vet Jim, “It’s either 10 or 15% (at Verizon). Active duty, retired and veterans. I took my DD-214 to the local Verizon store and they submitted the information. It took about a month. Saves my about $20 per month on my bill.”

Ask the Reader: Do you know of any other veteran or active military discounts? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll be sure to get it added to this article. Thanks!

By Kyle James

Photo credit to mrdonduck.

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250 Responses to “Veteran & Military Discounts: 90+ Places Where Heroes Get (Almost) What They Deserve”

  1. Dee @ Color Me Frugal on May 29th, 2014 6:07 pm

    Awesome list Kyle! I had no idea that so many places offered discounts for military members or vets. Wonderful.

  2. Kyle on May 30th, 2014 9:00 am

    Yeah, it is a decent list Dee, I hope to make it even longer though!

  3. Mark Ansley on October 20th, 2014 5:38 am

    Why some stores have just military discounts? I’m a 100% disabled veteran. That doesn’t count?

  4. Kyle on November 8th, 2014 11:09 am

    Go to the VA and get your ID card. It gets me a discount everywhere. Also check your State for VA benefits. In the State of Maryland if 100% disabled you proprty taxes are waived.

  5. Sheila on May 27th, 2015 11:52 am

    If you are in Calif. and you r 100 % disabled you dont pay property tax on your home. Go to V.A. and get the paperwork. I dont know if this applys in any other state but it doesn’t hurt to check it out. A veteran is a veteran disabled or not. Thank you for ur service.

  6. James on February 27th, 2017 2:25 pm

    Same for me in Louisiana

  7. Sandra on August 12th, 2015 7:40 pm

    Or go to your VFW

  8. Roger Potts on August 15th, 2015 9:56 am

    Home Depot and Lowe’s veteran’s discounts include year-round for vets receiving VA benefits.

  9. jxhank on November 11th, 2014 3:24 pm

    Ocean State Job Lot has been giving 25% off on everything for the weekly sale of Nov 6 thru 12 for veterans.

  10. jxhank on November 11th, 2014 3:27 pm

    Sorry about that, The 25% off is on everything in their stores for the week of Nov 6 thru 12, not just the items in their weekly flyer.

  11. mike on December 18th, 2014 5:16 pm

    Bass Pro only offers a discount to active duty or retired military…..veterans do not receive a discount.

  12. Ken on May 28th, 2015 11:24 pm

    They gave it to me. VA Discount. They didnt care.

  13. rick nelson on December 21st, 2015 10:58 am

    I just went to and thay gave 10% va discount to me.

  14. EIDOBEEL on May 28th, 2015 10:37 am

    Taylormade Golf offers a 20% military discount

  15. DonE on July 29th, 2015 9:37 am

    Boscov’s also offers 10% discount on whole store. Must go to service desk to pickup discount tag to present when checking out each day.

  16. Avery on July 31st, 2015 11:53 am

    Home Depot does not give Veterans discounts either year round. just 4th of July Memorial day and Veterans day. so it should come off this list.

  17. T.m.b. on August 6th, 2015 11:12 am

    BS, all yr discounts. I’ve never had a problem with them.

  18. Ed watters on August 7th, 2015 7:08 pm

    I’d must say service connected for the year round discount

  19. MITCH BOYER on August 12th, 2015 9:52 pm


  20. James on February 27th, 2017 2:28 pm

    If u are 100% serviced connected like me they do and it tell u that on web page

  21. TEC on November 11th, 2016 8:06 am

    Actually it depends on the store. The one in Winchester VA does all veterans as long as you have an ID either from the State or the VA. The Lowes in Winchester which we have two the one in town does not, but the one just north of town does all the time. I think anyplace that gives seniors discounts should also give veterans discounts. IMO

  22. James on February 27th, 2017 2:27 pm

    Me either

  23. Bud on August 15th, 2015 10:22 pm

    Here in Utica, NY I have received a 10% military discount all year around for at least 2 yrs….just about every time I go there I show my retired ID…many times they just give it to me…especially if I am wearing one of my Navy caps.

  24. John on September 19th, 2015 9:15 am

    Regarding Lowes or Home Depot, I have never once had a problem receiving the 10% military discount. I am an officer in the USAF individual ready reserve. All I do is show my i.d. and every time, without exception, they give me the 10% discount. Just at Lowes and Home Depot alone I have saved at least a couple thousand dollars.

  25. Sam on October 21st, 2015 5:26 pm

    Our Home Depot gives 10% on many items. Ask before what items are not included.

  26. Audrey williamson on November 9th, 2015 5:11 am

    Home Depot gives you a hassle. Not only that, but will not honor if item us on sale. That’s BS. I WILL SHOP Lowes before ever going to Home Depot. Lowes honors it sale or not.

  27. Dan Kennedy on October 12th, 2016 5:34 pm

    This is just plain false. HD has never denied me 10% off the sale price and I shop there weekly

  28. Bob on November 11th, 2016 7:00 am

    I agree with this Lowes is only place I buy from

  29. Ed on January 4th, 2016 10:11 pm

    Yes they do if you have a service connected disability.

  30. Dan LaPolla on February 22nd, 2016 10:16 am

    Home depot only gives discount on certain holidays, Lowes gives them everyday

  31. Charles Bantos on March 30th, 2016 1:41 pm

    I use home depot a lot and I always get a 10% discount every time I go in year round. Sunrise, Florida.

  32. Chris on April 16th, 2016 4:59 pm

    That’s because it is Florida. Florida is one of a small handful of states that care about their Veterans 100%.

  33. Dvr on October 16th, 2017 7:24 pm

    Not the Orange City HD

  34. larry bettinger on May 30th, 2016 4:08 am

    lowes does not give a vetrans discount. they told me they did. got to the check out and they would not accept my dd214 or my drivers license with vetran on it from the state. WHAT GIVES!! i will not do business with them again. they are pretenders.

  35. Dan Kennedy on October 12th, 2016 5:36 pm

    Lowes in st petersburg fl, at two locations i shop at Always gives me 10% off, including on sale items.

  36. Charles Schimmelmann on August 9th, 2016 1:34 pm

    They give me 10 percent discount all year long. They will match Lowes

  37. James on November 18th, 2016 4:01 pm

    They give 100% disable veterans everyday. But never have to prove just show VA card I get

  38. Cheryl on November 22nd, 2016 9:00 am

    Home Depot gives discounts year round. I’m in there at least twice a month

  39. Gen on November 27th, 2016 1:32 pm

    Most stores do offer this year round but not in sale items.

  40. Tony on December 16th, 2016 11:58 am

    Not true

  41. MARTIN C FREUND on February 1st, 2017 5:43 pm

    In Illinois most Home Depots offer 10% every day.

  42. James on February 27th, 2017 2:27 pm

    100%disabled service connected year round

  43. Gary on April 10th, 2017 12:33 pm

    Home Depot has always gave me the discount. If they don’t, ask for a manager

  44. Fredy on August 10th, 2017 10:06 am

    Correction: Home Depot does give Veterans discounts of 10% year round. Veterans must show a Veterans ID that states “Service Connected”. Go to your nearest Veterans Service Office and they should be able to provide one.

  45. Stephen D'Agostino on August 22nd, 2015 6:48 am

    These discounts are not really for veterans; they are for active duty and retired military.

  46. Anne on August 30th, 2015 5:34 am

    Agreed it could be a little more specific as not all apply to active, reserve, retired, veteran. Maybe the author could set up a key (AD, Rsv, Rtd, Vet)

  47. Bubba One on November 9th, 2015 5:57 pm

    I believe I may be able to lay claim to Home Depot giving year round discounts to military. At one time they only did this on Veteran’s Day. Some stores did year round, but not many. Well a few years back I went ballistic on HD corporate in a letter and about a month or two later they started giving year round discounts with valid military ID.

  48. Gwen Denny on April 16th, 2016 10:58 am

    Mimi’s Cafe 1O% (Active & Veterans)

    Sleep Train Mattress Centers 20% (Active & Veterans)

  49. JonDough on May 22nd, 2016 4:53 pm

    Alot of workers are unclear of details sometimes especially coming to discounts and can come with punishment if doing something improper. Most Petcos will do a military discount but varies store to store; ie: my store used to and the new GM said no more but i still do….whoops. Also the Chase account is great because normally you must maintain at least $15,000 in your checking account for one of those and it also gives you access to the chase premium member locations. Way nicer and less crowded. if you Have USAA and need a local bank i highly suggest chase.

  50. sara weidemier on June 19th, 2014 12:54 pm

    Papa Murphy’s Pizza offers $3.00 off each regular priced pizza for Military ID card holders. Not valid with other discounts.

  51. Gabriel on July 27th, 2014 3:18 pm

    I’m not sure of its extent, but Round Table Pizza has given me a 50% discount as a military retiree. No kidding 50%!!

  52. PFC on July 27th, 2014 3:58 pm

    Autozone gives you 10% also

  53. Brewjar on July 27th, 2014 4:15 pm

    Microsoft offers a great discount of Office products for military. I was able to get Office 2013 for $12. Its a little confusing to go through, but the website is:

    You have to use your military email address, but following instructions from here:

  54. Jim Bailey on July 27th, 2014 4:32 pm

    Show your id or in my case discharge papers at any Chase branch when opening a checking/savings account and get the Premiere package for free (Normally $25 a month) which includes a fee free safety deposit box, debit visa and many goodies.

  55. Heath on July 27th, 2014 5:29 pm

    Best one I’ve found so far…AMEX waives ALL fees for active duty military, including the annual fees on all of their cards. AMEX Platinum? $0 instead of $450.

  56. @rmnkllr on July 27th, 2014 5:32 pm

    Express (retail clothing store), Footlocker, Rack Room Shoes also.

  57. Lance Peterman on July 27th, 2014 5:59 pm

    Also take a look at It is one of the pilots that the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) is doing. They provide an easy pathway for veterans to gain discounts online at a lot of retailers.

  58. Katie on July 27th, 2014 6:24 pm

    Charlotte Russe gives 10% off with a military ID.

  59. Stuart on July 27th, 2014 6:54 pm

    Lowes gives a 10% discount to veterans – not restricted to active duty and retired. If you served and have evidence (in Texas, you can have your veteran’s status on your drivers license), you get 10% off.

  60. Mike on November 11th, 2014 10:25 am

    You can get the veteran’s status on your DL in Florida also. Shopped in North Carolina Lowes and was told they don’t accept Florida DL “V” status.

  61. jxhank on December 25th, 2014 2:20 pm

    In Massachusetts you can have ”veteran” printed on your drivers license. You have to bring your DD214 as proof of service. It’s in tiny letters on the front bottom right, am working on having something more noticeable, maybe a hologram of the branch of service served. I don’t think that they would ever do that, but it’s what I would like to see.

  62. George J Crowell on June 14th, 2015 9:23 pm

    Pennsylvania also prints Veteran (with an American Flag ) on the front of your Pa DL. They will ask for a DD 214, a Military ID card or a VA ID card as proof of service.

  63. larry bettinger on May 30th, 2016 4:16 am

    all lowes do not give the military discount. your lucky to be in a state where lowes cares. i am in michigan where lowes does not care.

  64. Jason on June 18th, 2016 5:19 pm

    I don’t know what Lowes store you shopped at, but I’ve been to many in Michigan and all honored it. Marquette, Gaylord, Traverse City, Midland, Big Rapids, and a couple Grand Rapids locations. Also a few around Detroit. I show my VA card, and never have a problem.

  65. aav amphibs on May 31st, 2016 12:17 am

    Here in Texas, I always ask for a discount at the counter, nothing ventured nothing gained. I show my driver’s license with veteran designation. They usually tell me that they prefer to see the VA ID card, but that they will give me the discount anyway.

  66. Toby on July 27th, 2014 6:58 pm

    HP has employee pricing for veterans. Just call customer service.

  67. EE on July 27th, 2014 8:05 pm

    Williams-Sonoma offers 10% off to active duty military

  68. virtualpr on July 27th, 2014 8:54 pm

    You are missing Pepboys, 10% discount

  69. Anna on July 28th, 2014 3:12 am

    My cousin works at a Polo Ralph Lauren outlet. They offer a 15% discount with military ID (spouses/families included).

  70. Steven Mix on July 28th, 2014 5:39 am

    Also (surprisingly enough) Hot Topic always gives military discounts.

  71. Cindy on November 10th, 2016 1:24 pm

    No not for all vets. Only active duty vets

  72. Michael on July 28th, 2014 5:59 am

    I can confirm the O’Reiley’s one. I stopped in to buy a serpentine belt and the guy gave me a military discount because he saw my dog tags. I didn’t even ask.

  73. Mike W on July 28th, 2014 6:21 am

    Autozone and Advance Auto offer 10%!

  74. 3te on July 28th, 2014 6:34 am

    Cycle gear also offers 10% for active & retired.

  75. piper on July 28th, 2014 7:41 am

    Golden Corral in Auburn, Al and Montgomery, Al don’t offer military discount unless it’s a special holiday like Memorial Day, 4th of July etc..

  76. DianyMoony on August 6th, 2014 12:16 pm

    Golden Corral at Great Falls does not offer military discount.

  77. marty on August 10th, 2014 1:38 pm

    Golden Corral in Goodyear AZ only give discount to active duty.

  78. Paulette on July 28th, 2014 7:50 am


    You can add Party City to list of retail stores. Active and retired gets discounts. Cannot remember how much.

  79. Josh on July 28th, 2014 8:26 am

    Autozone also offers a 10% military discount

  80. uchujin on July 28th, 2014 8:45 am

    Sam’s Club offers a “military bonus” $15 or $25 gift card for new members, AND for membership renewals. (The gift card value varies depending on the level of membership you choose.)

  81. Rob on July 28th, 2014 11:46 am

    NRH2O, a family waterpark near Fort Worth gives $6 off per ticket with military ID.

  82. Cat on July 28th, 2014 11:56 am

    I know you mean well, but it takes away from your good intentions when your photo is an incorrectly fold U.S. flag. Most active military and veterans and most of their dependents will cringe when they see that photo.

  83. Kyle on July 28th, 2014 2:38 pm

    Hi Cat, that is interesting you say that because the flag in the picture was given to me by the U.S. Army after my Grandfather (a vet from WWII) passed away ten years ago.

  84. Cat on July 28th, 2014 3:06 pm

    Wow, that’s amazing a flag should never be folded with the stripes showing – we have several from the military in our home and they are all folded with just stars showing. If you Google how to fold an American flag all they show are flags with just stars showing – here is a good website explaining the folding of the American flag:

  85. Kyle on July 28th, 2014 3:18 pm

    Interesting, only thing I can think is that maybe the flag was from the funeral home rather than the Army. I was curious and looked closely at the case and there is no visual signs of where it came from.

  86. Cat on July 28th, 2014 3:35 pm

    Well, good luck with your list. You are doing a great thing making this list. I wish you the best with it.

  87. John N (USAF ret) on August 6th, 2014 6:57 am

    Interesting discussion. The proper way to fold a flag FOR PRESENTATION is with blue field and stars showing; yes each fold has specific meaning.

    The proper way to DISPLAY a flag is “respectfully & with honor”.

  88. Kyle on August 6th, 2014 12:34 pm

    Flag has been refolded correctly and new picture has been added to this article. Thanks for the heads up everyone!

  89. andrew t petersen on July 28th, 2014 12:06 pm

    Home Depot has recently restricted what items receive the 10% discount. Examples are lumber and other commodities as they call them. Lowe’s continues to give the discount on all items.

  90. Audrey williamson on November 9th, 2015 5:14 am


  91. Charlie on April 26th, 2016 6:12 pm

    Depends on who you talk to at Lowe’s. Some guy brought out a book with official guidelines showing Lowe’s policy was for active and retired military, except for a couple of days each year when veterans are honored. A friend told me he usually gets the discount at Lowe’s.

    I had never thought of a military discount when I went to Home Depot for a lawn mower. A girl in customer service was eager to give me a 10% discount, saving me $40 on the mower.

  92. TomB on December 11th, 2015 9:53 am

    Lowes and Home Depot cannot discount certain merchandise, such as John Deere items, without express permission from John Deere. For the most part, they both give a year round veterans discount, but it is still up to discretion of the store manager. That is why you find some stores that don’t give the discount.

  93. Jenn on April 8th, 2017 4:20 am

    That’s not true.

  94. Tom on July 28th, 2014 12:40 pm

    UnderArmour gives a 10% discount to vets as well through TroopID.

  95. Jason on July 28th, 2014 1:45 pm

    Add The Sports Authority to the list. Stopped in this weekend and was granted a 10% discount with proof of Active or Veteran status.

  96. James on July 28th, 2014 2:23 pm

    Big one that’s missing here is the Apple Store. Just ask for a Federal employee discount and show your CAC card. Works for me all the time.

  97. Rutilo Cruz on July 28th, 2014 2:45 pm

    In Macys Finishline or the Finishline store itself you still get a discount on shoes too. About 10% to be exact.

  98. Boxcar Murphy on July 28th, 2014 2:52 pm

    Home Depot will not automatically grant a 10% veterans discount. They will only give a $50 discount unless you remind them [at a great hassle] that Lowe’s gives 10%, no questions asked.

  99. Jenn on April 8th, 2017 4:24 am

    You have to show your I’D. Of course you have to remind them. How are they to know you were in the military. The policy is
    … a cashier can mark an item down up to date 50 dollars if you say you saw it cheaper some where else. No proff required.

    With a active duty/veteran/disabled/dependent Military I’D you are given 10% off of the total Bill. That applies 364 days a year.

  100. S Thompson on July 28th, 2014 4:02 pm Oakley “Standard Issue” is a website for the sale of Oakley eyewear with significant discounts for any current or prior military service (not just active/retired) as well as government employees. Verification is strict, but very valuable once it has been completed.

  101. JCMasterpiece on July 28th, 2014 5:40 pm

    Radio Shack gives 10% off to military personnel. Just ask. You may or may not have to show ID

  102. DB on July 28th, 2014 6:29 pm

    Chase also gives special deals on mortgages for military (active & retired)

  103. Dawn on July 28th, 2014 6:29 pm

    RadioShack offers a 10% discount to active and retired military. Get the discount code in the online store by using the .mil or .gov email address, and show your military ID at the retail stores.

  104. Desiree on July 29th, 2014 8:47 am

    Almost all cell phone carriers offer military, veteran or federal employee discount. Many you have to contact their local main office. Just ask in person! I’ve noticed average is a 15% discount on products and/or service.

  105. Gen on July 29th, 2014 2:27 pm

    Cabelas no longer offers a military discount 🙁

  106. tonygump on July 31st, 2014 4:33 pm

    US Bank gives all active duty & veterans free Premiere checking & savings with ID or DD214.

  107. Dan Zelman on August 1st, 2014 4:26 am

    US Bank also offers all accounts free to all servicemembers, past and present.

  108. michael on August 1st, 2014 6:29 pm

    Best buy no longer has a company wide military discounts. It is up to each individual store to do something.

  109. Tony Gaither on August 2nd, 2014 9:02 pm

    I personally think Lowes in Butler, PA should be removed. I easily spend a couple grand at home improvement stores annually and the Butler store decided if you’re no longer active the manager won’t honor the discount. It might seem petty to some as I seldom will ask for a discount personally. Being told it isn’t honored when all the other Lowes and Home Depot still honor your time served. I understand the logistics of it but it’s still insulting. I want to say, I served 13 years while your manager was probably pushing buggies for Lowes. Needless to say, I don’t shop at the Butler Lowes anymore.

  110. George J Crowell on June 14th, 2015 10:00 pm

    I have noticed that not all Lowes respond the same way when asked for the Veterans discount. Our local store in Sayre, Pa has consistently supported this program in a very positive manner. But my experience at the Lowes store in Binghamton was another matter. Their cashier seemed put out and suspicious of my request and called the manager who seemed also lery until I showed my retired military ID card as well as my VA card. All said maybe that store had a negitive experience but if this indeed is Lowes Corp policy; to support this program then local training is in order. GJC

  111. tim johnson on August 6th, 2014 4:37 am

    does anyone know if there is an “APPROVED” military veterans ID card available instead of using a DD214?

  112. Leonard H on August 6th, 2014 2:21 pm

    What about dog tags?

  113. Rick Johnson on August 7th, 2014 8:40 am

    Check with Department of motor vehicles. In Texas they will put Veteran on your drivers license if you show your DD-214 and show you are a Veteran.

  114. marty on August 10th, 2014 1:43 pm

    Same with Arizona.

  115. Mike on September 10th, 2014 9:17 am

    Check the VA, that is where I got a veteran ID.

  116. jxhank on November 11th, 2014 3:19 pm

    In Mass, bring your DD-214 to the RMV when renwing your driver’s license and it will be on your license, also bringthe DD-214 to any VA hospital and there’ll be someone who will help you with the paperwork and you will get your veteran ID card. the new ones have the logo of the branch in which you served

  117. George J Crowell on June 14th, 2015 10:16 pm

    Military ID cards( Active and Retired), and VA card . It has also been mentioned that some states will note your Veterans status on your DL. That should also work as proof but I would ask first. GJC

  118. Dennis Dittiacur on April 11th, 2016 6:40 pm

    In Ohio you can get an Ohio Veterans ID Card. Just take your DD214 to your county Recorder’s office. It’s official enough for voter id..

    You can also get an “Armed Forces” logo on your drivers license with 214.

    Dennis Dittiacur

  119. James on November 10th, 2016 7:04 am

    You can get a veterans card from your local Veterans Commission. It is free and all you need is dd214 and DL, This card is necessary for Lowes purchases

  120. larry bettinger on May 30th, 2016 4:30 am

    you can have the military designation put on your drivers licence in many states.

  121. Cindy on November 10th, 2016 1:28 pm

    I want to know too

  122. S L on August 6th, 2014 4:51 am

    As a vet, I regularly get a 10% discount at the Carls Jr. / Hardees chain.

  123. D A Wehling on August 6th, 2014 6:34 am

    Check out Carl’s Jr and also LaQuinta for discounts

  124. Kenneth on August 6th, 2014 8:49 am

    Thank you for this list. I am now sending a letter to every one of these entities explaining to them that by giving discounts to U.S. military they are also supporting and encouraging the attacks, invasions and occupations of several sovereign countries around the world, countries that have NOT attacked us. By doing this they are WARMONGERS, not PEACE SEEKERS.

  125. Sam on August 6th, 2014 10:02 am

    I feel sorry for your lack of knowledge. Maybe you should run for office in SOME capacity instead of trolling this website. I hope you get better soon, you’re missing out on life being so miserable.


  126. George J Crowell on June 14th, 2015 10:33 pm

    I disagree as does my son and my daughter but we all will stand up and fight to protect your right to believe in what ever you wish to. That said we are all striving to secure that world you are wishing for.

  127. Paul on July 19th, 2015 7:09 am

    This has to be from an individual whom either lacked the testicular fortitude or the mental aptitude to has the privilege of service.

  128. Amy Wishart on August 6th, 2014 11:51 am

    We offer a 20% discount on all legal books, forms, kits AND all services. We have several offices, one of which is in Tacoma, WA, very close to JBLM. Would love to be added to the list. We also offer online services, which active military members stationed overseas have used in the past.

  129. Randall on August 6th, 2014 11:58 am

    All cruise lines owned by Carnival (Carnival, Princess, Cunard, P&O. etc.) offer free onboard credit for military service, current or past. Just fax them a copy of discharge papers, and you get credit on any cruise you take with them.

    Many other cruise lines offer discounts on their cruise prices for veterans, as well.

  130. Lenwood on December 3rd, 2014 9:10 am

    Thanks for posting this. My wife and I cruise Carnival lines a lot and I didn’t know about this discount/credit.

  131. JimB on August 6th, 2014 1:33 pm

    Verizon Wireless. It’s either 10 or 15%. Active duty, retired and veterans. I took my DD-214 to the local Verizon store and they submitted the information. It took about a month. Saves me about $20 per month on my bill.

  132. tony goe on August 6th, 2014 2:48 pm

    LaQuinta offers 12% discount to retired military.

  133. Cindy on August 6th, 2014 4:50 pm

    BJ’s wholesale club has reduced membership prices for active duty and veterans.

  134. Randy on August 9th, 2014 9:21 am

    The I Hops I visited in Milford, Ohio gives 20% discount to military and veterans. Also Coney Island Cincinnati area with military/veteran ID you buy one ticket and get one FREE.

  135. sandy on August 12th, 2014 2:06 pm

    I use some of these but they say at some places that it is the same as senior discounts we should get both I think. to the one who says we should not get them Kennith did you serve my husband did 23 years worth of service and is now 100% disabled so I suggest you keep your mouth shut unless you have done that.

  136. Karen Shackle on August 16th, 2014 12:56 pm

    Lowes info not accurate. They will only give discount to ACTIVE OR RETIRED military anytime. For rest of veterans they only give a discount on Vets day, 4th of July and Memorial Day.
    Please correct posting.

  137. PER on August 18th, 2014 5:41 pm


    I am a 10% disabled Navy Veteran and receive VA disability pay monthly and receive medical care with the VA, so I have a Medical VA ID Card. This makes me a VA Recipient. I received a 10% discount last week when I purchased a Hepa Air Purifier for my home in Louisville, Ky from Lowe’s.


    Lowe’s established the 10% Military Discount to support the men and women who are currently serving our country in the Armed Services1 and to honor Retired Veterans and “VA Recipients”.2 This 10% discount is also extended to the immediate family3 of those who are currently serving, Retired Veterans, or “VA Recipients.”

    To qualify for the “Everyday 10% Military Discount,” you must:

    Be currently serving in, or retired from, a qualifying branch of the Armed Services, or be the immediate family member of someone who is and have a valid military ID Card.


    ********”Be a veteran who “receives VA benefits and have a valid Veteran Identification Card (VIC).”******

    We honor all Veterans on three specific holidays: Memorial Day, 4th of July and Veterans Day. During these three holiday weekends,******* we extend the discount to “all veterans” who served honorably and who present a valid Form DD214 or other proof of service. The Lowe’s Military Discount is extended to the Veteran community on these three holidays only.

    The Military Discount must be used on personal purchases only and cannot be used for Lowe’ purchases, previous sales, or the purchase of gift cards or services including product installations. It cannot be combined with the Lowe’s Price Guarantee, or promotions such as “Spend and Get,” “New Mover,” “Project Starter,” “Your Choice,” or discounts such as Quote Support Program (QSP) quotes.

    1 Armed Services — US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard, or the National Guard and who are in active, reserve, or retired status.
    2 Retired Veterans *****and VA Recipients***** — Veterans who have retired after 20 years of service *******and/or those who receive VA Benefits********
    3 Immediate Family — Spouses and/or dependent children (up to 18 years old.)

  138. lental on November 11th, 2014 1:21 pm

    I am an honorably discharged veteran (60s era) who is neither retired military nor am I receiving any VA benefits.

    I therefore have no VA ID card. However, I do have my DD214 Discharge Form which Lowes and other retailers have honored consistently and I am grateful for it. A couple of times, Lowes managers have asked for my VA ID card but those cards re not available unless you are receiving VA Medical benefits.

    I have received VA benefits in the form of home loans (2) and educational benefits but no card is issued for those benefits.

    There are thousands of honorably discharged vets who have served both in combat and non-combat roles who didn’t made a career of the military but are still, because of the length of service, activation, etc., eligible for VA benefits but have no identification saying so.

    Some states are now including a VA endorsement on drivers licenses but it would seem to me that if one has served honorably and has been discharged, he or she will have the DD214 Discharge Form which should be formally recognized as proof of service.

    If not, then the VA should issue a “Veterans ID card” for all who are honorably discharged.

    Some of these discounts which honor only active and retired career military personnel leave out millions who served, often serving in harms way, but whose length of service was only for the duration of their draft obligation. I my opinion, any vet who served in combat is more deserving of recognition than career military personnel who have never served in combat.

    It is my understanding that every combat soldier is support by seven other soldiers who never see combat. I was one of those.

    I earned my veterans status as a result of my reserve unit being activated to the Berlin crisis.. And while I was never in harms way, my serve reed up better prepared regular army units tov move to the crisis zones .

    When one serves in any branch of the military, one is committed to serving where he or she is ordered some in combat roles and some in support roles…mostly based on the luck of the draw.

    if one veteran is recognized for his/her service, all should be.. whether in regular service or in the reserves or guard. All have committed to laying down his/her life for our country. if necessary, and many have done so. They are all heroes.

    Thanks very much, for posting this.

  139. Dave on December 7th, 2015 8:55 pm

    You do not have to collect benifits to get ba card

  140. larry bettinger on May 30th, 2016 4:38 am

    you could not be more right !

  141. aav amphibs on May 31st, 2016 12:34 am

    Absolutely agree with every word you said. In case you didn’t know, in 2017 there is supposed to be a VA ID CARD for all veterans, not just those that gain medical benefits. It’s called the VETERAN ID CARD ACT OF 2015. Of course, the VA says it won’t be ready till sometime in 2017. The only criteria is those having a DD-214 on file, and willing to pay a small fee for the ID card. No mention in the language as to the “Characterization” of your discharge. I don’t think this ID card will look the same as the current ones used by VA medical enrollees, however, it will be interesting how Lowes and Home depot handle the new VA ID cards.

  142. Rodney on April 19th, 2015 7:01 am

    Lowes accepts my DD214 eveytime. I’m not active, retired, or a disabled vet.

  143. [email protected] on December 2nd, 2014 6:50 pm

    I’m a vet..always get a discount. Maybe it depends on location.

  144. Charles on May 27th, 2015 9:00 am

    IChuck get a 10% discount at Lowe’s every time I go there,

  145. aav amphibs on May 31st, 2016 12:27 am

    That is an accurate post. Active, retired and reservist, and VA ID card holders get the discount all year long. Those with veteran designators on drivers license, only on three holidays a year, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s day.
    Now, this is very lame. How about if you’re going to do something like that, make it for more days. Lets say, at least twice per month or one day bi-weekly for the veterans. 3 days per year doesn’t cut it. I could be in the can on that particular time and miss the boat.

  146. Karen Doody on September 10th, 2014 10:35 am

    Hi Kyle

    My business is photography, specializing in weddings and portraits in eastern NC. With so many military families in this area, it is an honor to be able to offer all active duty personnel 10% off on all photo sessions.


  147. Stan Younce on October 1st, 2014 10:56 am

    This is all really nice. Great for active military, military retirees and those who get VA benefits. But a big bloc of those vets left out are those who served an enlistment and got out. Like me, I served in the USAF from 1960 to 1964. Got an honorable discharge and went home to college and a job. Does not look like we are included…….

  148. Phil Landsberg on October 2nd, 2014 6:13 am

    B&H Photo Proudly offers discounts to all active military and armed forces personnel with a .mil address

  149. Zee on October 6th, 2014 6:34 pm

    Kelly’s auto parts has a 10% discount all the time and for all vets and active service also

  150. Kyle on October 8th, 2014 11:42 am

    Thanks Zee, I’ll get this added!

  151. Ray on October 16th, 2014 7:24 am

    Culver’s Family Restaurant chain offers generally a 10% discount. Depending on the cashier, you may get 15%. I’ve received both many times, just depends who is working. One manager said 10%, another said 15%.

  152. trace on October 20th, 2014 8:35 pm

    sears where i live gives 10 percent discounts on all items and they even apply it on clearance or sale items you can save a lot of money on tools there this way

  153. Celeste on October 26th, 2014 3:37 pm

    Cabela’s does not have a discount I was informed last time I was there. Great adventure 6 flags gives what they feel like based on the party size up to 4 a person. My brother and his wife got 50% off just them but 7 people they gave 30%.

  154. Alan on October 27th, 2014 3:23 pm

    Gatlinburg TN Aquarium 50% off for vets and 30% off for family members.

  155. Harold on November 2nd, 2014 5:38 pm

    Dollywood and Dixie Stamped In Gatlinburg, Tenn. gives a 15% discount to veterans but you must ask for it and show your military ID. I didn’t know about it till I ask. Went there about a month ago. Just be sure to ask.

  156. Ann on November 4th, 2014 3:06 pm

    Hi! deBebians Fine Jewelry offers 5% off of all jewelry (loose diamonds excluded) to veterans and active military personnel, if you would like to add them to the list. Thanks!

  157. Keishla on November 11th, 2014 6:13 am

    Journey’s gives 10% military discount with valid military I.D.

  158. rona on November 11th, 2014 6:36 am

    Advance Auto Parts gives 10% discount

  159. Sandra on November 11th, 2014 12:15 pm

    I received an email from Outback Steakhouse on 11/7/2014 saying they will be honoring all active and retired military members for the rest of the year with 15% off their checks starting 11/12/2014.

  160. FRANK PACE on November 12th, 2014 1:07 pm

    We offer a 10% discount to veterans and active duty.
    We manufacture Screens for garages and porches .Large selection of stock screens for 1 and 2 car garages
    Prices start at $80

  161. Chad on November 20th, 2014 9:38 am

    Thanks for putting this together! I must admit that I have only used any discount this past Veteran’s Day, but decided to test it after the fact. Disappointed that stores represent Military and Veteran Discount, but require a DOD issued ID or a VA issued ID. The DD-214 won’t work. I was even told that the FL Drivers License with the “V” won’t work. When not retired or registered with the VA, you basically lose out. I know that we didn’t serve for the discounts, but it’s frustrating that stores claim to be military friendly and really aren’t. Thanks again!

  162. ken riggio on November 21st, 2014 10:47 am

    just FYI the I HOPS in LAS VEGAS, NV do not offer a discount to military or veterans, we were in one yesterday and at checkout I pulled out my card they told me that 2 weeks ago the owner of 5 I hops in las vegas stopped giving veterans and military a discount, also includes seniors. Ive got the business card for the regional manager and will most definitely e mail him….

  163. [email protected] on December 2nd, 2014 7:03 pm

    As per VETERAN discounts that I am 100 % sure of, because I use them in the DFW Texas area….

    IHOP – 10-15 %
    Mi Pueblo mexican rest. – 15%
    HOME DEPOT – 10%
    LOWES – 10%
    Mid Cities Vapor (E Cigarettes) – 10%
    Harkins Theater – southlake –
    Cinemark – Alliance – theater
    Moviehouse- eatery keller – theater

    There are many more businesses in the area, but these are some that I frequent most often.

  164. aav amphibs on May 31st, 2016 12:38 am

    A point I wish to say about these so called Veteran discounts, is that they sure as heck are reluctant to advertise it in their establishments. Any good will retailer should post something in their store offering a veteran a discount. They seem to make you ask them hoping you won’t ask them for a discount. They tend to keep it discrete as possible.

  165. B Wade on December 18th, 2014 8:32 am

    Aligator Adventure in N. Myrtle Beach gives good military discounts

  166. Genny on December 21st, 2014 11:30 pm

    Windsor’s and Souplantation gives military & vets a 10% – 15% discount.

  167. Gabriela Corrochano on January 5th, 2015 12:09 pm

    I am prior service, and live in NJ. I receive these discounts:

    15% off at Forever 21 (Jersey Garden Mall)
    10% off at Nautica Outlet Stores (Secaucus)
    20% off at Jiffy Lube (Belleville)
    VPP discount at Fette Infiniti

  168. Daryl on January 23rd, 2015 1:53 pm

    Nice list. I live in the Sacramento area and get a 10% vet discount at Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Ace Hardware year round.

  169. Frank on February 12th, 2015 8:43 am

    Hi, thank you so much for this list. It’s very helpful. The Cracker-Barrel near exit 4 in Clarksville, TN gives up to 20% for military. Not sure about there overall policy?

  170. Chuck on March 20th, 2015 6:33 pm

    Zaxby’s has a 10% discount to active duty and veterans. They will give a 10% discount to firefighters as well.

  171. Chris Tyndal on April 1st, 2015 7:21 pm

    If you have a Veterans card through the VA, Lowe’s will give that 10% discount no questions asked. Also in Florida a lot of the above places will except the veterans “V” on your drivers license for these discounts.

  172. Len on April 2nd, 2015 9:21 pm

    Kyle — Really appreciate your work on this. However, it appears things may be changing. As I review the current list, it looking like more and more places are providing the discounts to active and retired military rather than veterans. That’s a pretty big change and leaves out a bunch of folks who are true heroes.

  173. chad arndt on April 8th, 2015 6:40 pm

    US cellular gives a 15% discount on plans. It is posted in one of there booklets but u have to ask for it. I used my DD214 to get the discount

  174. j vining on April 14th, 2015 6:43 am

    My IHOP does not give a discount. I have asked and each time they tell me no.

  175. Scott on April 15th, 2015 4:21 am

    Indian gives $1000 off new motorcycles

  176. Roman on April 15th, 2015 9:23 am

    Hardees is 10% tell them you are a vet

  177. Murphy's Furniture on April 22nd, 2015 4:52 pm

    If you Are Active, Reserve, Retired, or a Disabled Veteran with a valid ID you can get the 10% discount any day of the week. This discount cannot be combined with any other discount, with the exception of Red Tags. Murphy’s Furniture is dedicated to supporting and honoring our men and women in uniform through our business practices.

  178. joel on April 27th, 2015 8:12 am

    Home Depot Mail Order will not honor veterans status because of the abuse by many who have never served yet state so when they called in an order.
    We vets lose for some who would take advantage
    of a privilege

  179. John Myers on May 5th, 2015 7:09 pm

    Go into the store and they record your info so there is never a problem. While in there order you piece.

  180. Deborah on May 8th, 2015 11:20 am

    Schlotzsky’s gives a 20% discount with a military ID cards.

  181. Jeff Patten on May 17th, 2015 3:16 pm

    Everyone please share and like this story. I am a veteran of the United States Air Force. Many stores in our community advertise they give veterans a discount, all you need to do is provide them a VA card. I have done this. Most stores honor this except for Home Depot. What Home Depot doesn’t tell you is you have to be service connected( what this means is you need to have some type of disability or have seen some type of combat) although I have been in during a time of war and helped serve my country Home Depot does not honor this. Understand they have every right to do so but don’t try to make yourself look like you’re giving back and then when you get to the cashier feel embarrassed and feel like you were not good enough. I am very sorry that I was not be in harm’s way or have some type of major disability. I would like to thank the other businesses like Lowe’s Home Improvement who does not have this stipulation !!Thank you for listening! And please share on your facebook page! #homedepot #veterans #vets #airforce #Lowes. #va.

  182. Brenda on May 20th, 2015 3:37 am

    your information on Lowes is not correct, lowes also extends a 10 percent discount to any veteran receiving VA benefits. Just show your VA ID card.

  183. Ryan on May 23rd, 2015 8:42 am

    Finish Line shoe stores also give military discounts. I believe it’s 10%

  184. Darl Bennink on May 24th, 2015 8:15 am

    Bob Evans Restaurants offer 10% discount with Veterans ID.

  185. Bill Crowley on May 25th, 2015 4:03 pm

    Add to Amtrak:

    The Downeaster, which runs between Brunswick, ME, and North Station in Boston, offers on the 11th day of every month $11 one way fare (normal fare $29). Need to make reservations three days in advance, and have proof of veteran status.

  186. Karyn on May 25th, 2015 9:49 pm

    Maurices gives a discount when you show your ID card!! 🙂

  187. John Mitchell on May 26th, 2015 9:19 am

    Chompies,restaurants here in Phoenix /Scottsdale az offer 20% off for military and veterans

  188. Brian M on May 28th, 2015 12:56 pm

    PGA Tour: To honor the men and women who serve our country in the United States Armed Forces, The PGA of America is pleased to offer Active Duty, Military Retirees, Active Reserve, National Guard, Department of Defense Civilians and their accompanying spouse complimentary Daily Grounds tickets.

  189. Don Fritz on June 14th, 2015 9:52 am

    Earth Fare offers a veteran discount

  190. charles on June 15th, 2015 5:02 am

    I went into a Golden coral as a disabled vet with ID and asked for a discount they said no. I went to a family owed Mexican restaurant nearby they said yes. I am white they were Mexican and happy to help me. I kinda teared up they cared GC did not. Screw golden coral tho that’s their right.

  191. Gregory Nations on June 18th, 2015 4:39 pm

    Change “Big Lots: Be sure to shop on Tuesdays and take advantage of their military discount.” to read:

    Big Lots. ONLY on Veteran’s Day

  192. Ken Meeks on July 14th, 2015 2:44 pm

    CB World offers a 10% discount for military. You just have to give your last name and birth date to verify during checkout.

  193. Joe Hendrickson on July 17th, 2015 5:54 pm

    In Indiana I got the drivers license with the veteran designation. I flash it every and any day when in Lowe’s. Always a 10% discount.

  194. Kendrea on July 27th, 2015 7:35 pm

    Aeropostle does 10% and Rue 21 15%

  195. Jim patterson on July 28th, 2015 12:52 pm

    Texas road house in Winston Salem n.c.and dicks sporting goods in Myrtle Beach s.c. do not honor any discounts

  196. cynthia on July 29th, 2015 6:54 pm

    Hi. All outlet malls have a coupon book at guest services. You can get it free with military id and save at least 20% in almost every store. Tanger does it for sure. If you are not military you can usually buy it for $5.00

  197. Kent on August 10th, 2015 7:00 pm

    Dicks Sporting Goods and Best Buy no longer offer a discount to military members

  198. Sandra on August 12th, 2015 7:57 pm

    Busch gardens is free occassionaly, legoland offers free days to veterans in November, Miami Marlins baseball team offer free veterans days(I believe is on Mondays), footlocker offers 20% only active duty & retiree, disable veterans. I think the commisary and exchange need to offer free entry to veterans, it would bring more revenue to the military.
    Always ask, doesnt hurt. But if the place says they do and the employee doesnt budge, contact corporate. I just call to make sure and so they can inform their employees so no one has to go through that.

  199. Larry Heck on August 17th, 2015 1:16 pm

    Ponderosa on the south side of Indianapolis offers a 10% discount to military and veterans.

  200. Morgan M on August 31st, 2015 1:09 am

    Converse offers a huge 20% discount with proper military id!

  201. Sparkman on August 31st, 2015 5:28 pm

    Major thankies for the blog post. Awesome.

  202. DanO on September 7th, 2015 12:34 pm

    Ace Hardware gives Veterans a 10% discount. The clerk saw my debit card was USAA and asked!

  203. Jael on September 28th, 2015 9:39 am

    West Elm offers a 15% military discount!

  204. Kim Link on October 28th, 2015 9:12 am

    GO HAVE FUN Sky Zone trampoline parks in the United States provide a nontransferable military discount all year long for jump times of one hour or more with a valid military ID. Discounts vary from Sky Zone to Sky Zone, so check locally on savings.

  205. Jim Patterson on November 10th, 2015 9:58 am

    Dicks Sporting Goods nor Texas Roadhouse
    Offer the military discounts

  206. Robert Stinnette on November 16th, 2015 7:45 am

    If you live close to a military installation ask, a lot of places give at least 10% but may not be company wide. McDonald’s in my area gives 10% to active, retired and veterans. Just show your ID.

  207. Kara Harris on November 20th, 2015 12:48 pm

    Countryside Amish Furniture provides a 10% discount for active and retired military.

  208. Diane Walker on January 4th, 2016 4:02 pm

    Orange Leaf offers a 15% discount with military ID.

    Pizza Hut offers a 20% discount with military ID.

    Papa Johns offers a 50% discount with military
    Culver’s also offers a 10 -15% discount with military ID.

    White Castle also offers a 10 -15% discount too.

  209. Dale Spencer on January 21st, 2016 4:57 pm

    Thank you for your very useful website. One suggestion. Create a “printer friendly” link so folks can print out the list.

  210. Kyle on January 24th, 2016 9:56 am

    Hi Dale, great tip! At the bottom of the article, I just added an icon that lets you create a Print friendly version as well as a PDF file – hope it helps!

  211. Eric on February 4th, 2016 9:47 pm

    Hi! Great info.

    I wanted to comment on Lowe’s and Home Depot. I go to Lowes quite often (probably over 500 times in the last 3 years) and get a 10% Veteran’s discount every time, not just on the days you mentioned. In my experience, it has been Home Depot that only has a discount for Vets on certain days. I remember quite well the day after I bought my house, I went to Home Depot with a $1500 shopping list and left without a thing when I found out they only honored Vets a few days per year. This was 2.5 years ago now, so I suppose they may have changed their policy since then. They pretty much lost my business permanently that day. Lowe’s has reaped the benefits of my home ownership, because of their every-day Vet discount.

    Thanks for your site. Lots of good info here!

  212. Kyle on February 7th, 2016 8:44 am

    Good to know Eric, thanks for sharing! And thank you for your service to our country.

  213. Claude Rogers on February 9th, 2016 11:21 am


  214. Robert on February 17th, 2016 11:14 pm

    It’s a great list. Definitely they deserve the best. I have bookmarked it for later use. Thanks for this post.

  215. George on February 26th, 2016 11:34 pm gives a 15% discount for active,retired,and veterans

  216. Dave on March 7th, 2016 9:21 am

    IT PAYS TO ASK !! At a restaurant in Charleston I asked the server if they offered any serviceman’s, senior citizen or Norwegian discount. She was taken aback, but said she’d check [The Norwegian bit threw her a curve]. She returned saying they didn’t offer any of those, however they’d offer me a “locals” discount. I in inquired how much that was and she said 25%. Didn’t expect that much, but was glad to hear it!

  217. Deirdre Urban on April 9th, 2016 3:51 pm

    Dicks doesn’t give the discount in New Jersey

  218. Andrew on May 7th, 2016 6:24 am

    I live in central Florida, it is the opposite, for Lowes and home depot,Lowes gives 10% to ALL Veterans, ALL year,home depot ,gives retirees, disabled, and active duty all year, but the rest of the veterans, only on certain days,veterans day, fourth of July, and I think memorial day, that’s why I shop at Lowe’s, ALL year

  219. Brianna on May 13th, 2016 8:34 am

    I work for Nike & unfortunately they only give the military discount to Active, Retirees, & dependents. I get so many upset people that pull out their VA id & want a discount. I’m pretty sure it’s because it’s posted incorrectly on most of the sites.

  220. Patty on May 24th, 2016 4:25 am

    Carnival cruise, free parking at the terminal for disabled vets. Not sure what % qualifies, but saves us a lot in parking fees each time. Must have VA card or paperwork as proof of disability.

  221. Patty on May 24th, 2016 4:27 am

    This is for the terminal in Galveston, Texas

  222. Jim on May 28th, 2016 4:30 pm

    Although it isn’t a store, an additional option for the “Go Have Fun” discounts might be VET-TIX. Although it is officially an organization, but they provide tickets for a multitude of different events. Usually for the low price of $12.97 per event. They limit the number of tickets usually to 4, but the price does not change. I have received a lot of tickets for baseball, football and basketball from this organization.

  223. Rusty & Patty Gardiner on June 12th, 2016 1:55 pm

    Hey Kyle, went to a Home Depot in Winterhaven, Florida and they told me I had to be Disabled, or Active Duty. They turned me away..

  224. Len on June 20th, 2016 9:42 am

    I live in Tallahassee, Florida. Mostly, I shop at Lowes and I only use my VA discount for big ticket items. Every time I attempt to get the discount, there’s a big hassle and a lecture from a manager on the fact that I’m presenting my DD214 and not a VA card or a “V” on my driver’s license. In the end, they always give me the discount but I feel like I’ve earned it by just fighting for it. About a year ago, I contacted the local VA rep who advised that there is no VA “card” unless you’re receiving medical services. He also told me that Florida does not put a “V” on vets drivers licenses.

    Recently Lowes told me that had changed. However, I would need to get a duplicate drivers license at a cost of $25 when my regular license is up for renewal in two years so I’ve opted to wait and continue to fight Lowes until I renew and get the “V” on my license.

    I just don’t understand why my DD214 is not good enough for Lowes but that’s what I have to present to the state to get the “V” on my drivers license.

    I have a friend who no longer shops at Lowes for this reason but he says he has no trouble in getting a VA discount at Home Depot. I think a lot depends on the store’s local management.

  225. Steve on August 18th, 2016 1:45 pm

    I used to ask the hotels if they gave a military discount, and usually got around 5% off at check-in. Then a couple years ago I ran across a flyer for Government Vacation Rewards at the AAFES and checked it out. I have booked every hotel there since then, because the military rates on hotels there are unbeatable.

  226. wb2001 on September 16th, 2016 3:19 am

    Home Depot is 10% only to service connected disability

  227. Larry on September 23rd, 2016 11:03 am

    U.S. Cellular also gives Military discounts, and the Home Depot will only give discounts of your card has “Service Connected ” printed on it, but no questions asked at Lowes

  228. Valerie Hohenberger on September 24th, 2016 1:59 pm

    U S Pizza in Arkansas also give a military discount. Went to VA and was told that we make too much money (social security disability) to even get a card! When did that start?

  229. Mary on October 23rd, 2016 10:32 am

    Harris Teeter gives VIC card holders a membership and unimaginable discounts

  230. Janice on October 24th, 2016 5:11 pm

    Zaxby’s gives a military discount for active or vets.

  231. Frank Sonzella on November 9th, 2016 2:29 pm

    We went to the Subway in Port St Lucie FLA got a 50%, said all subways did it, but went to one in palm city, they did not do it.

  232. KHart on October 31st, 2016 3:49 pm

    Active duty and retired military now make more than civilians with all of their discounts and medical. That is the definition of a third world country. I am a veteran from 1986-1990 and I made poverty wages at the time. Now all the discounts only go to the active duty and retired, not veterans. Being in the generation directly after baby boomers seems to be the worst generation ever, always shortchanged and xhit on. The general public now needs the discounts as well. All of our jobs except government have gone overseas and there is very limited manufacturing done in the states. Maybe should look to retire in another country where I can afford healthcare. Nothing will be left for anyone in twenty years. No social security for anyone.

  233. Kay W on November 21st, 2016 9:51 am

    TORRID (a clothing store) gives a 10% Military Discount at all stores for Service Members and family with Mil. ID.

  234. Greg on November 29th, 2016 11:13 am

    If your a Lowe’s employee and a Veteran, on the 4 military related holidays, you can add all the discounts together I.e., If item is 10% off, + 10% military discount + your employee discount.
    I found this out when I worked there and it is listed in one of Lowe’s corporate regulations. No one knew this until I was checking out and showed them lol
    Those holidays are the only time it is allowed. Otherwise you can only use one of your discounts. Can’t get military and employee at same time normally.

  235. orville bowman on December 7th, 2016 5:15 am

    Most Harley Davidson Dealers offer Veterans discounts from 10% to 15% on accessories

  236. Don on December 18th, 2016 2:11 pm

    Just got 10% off at Omaha Steaks online. Had to verify with dd214.

  237. Paul Patridge on January 7th, 2017 8:50 pm

    Chick-Fil-A will sometimes give a 10% military discount to military (active & retired), if you ask. Depends on the owner of that particular store.

  238. Chris on January 15th, 2017 9:41 pm

    Some states have the veteran designation license. Have there been any problems from any one who has the veteran designation on their license not getting 10% or 15% discount or any type of discount?

  239. Glenn on February 11th, 2017 4:55 pm

    Luby’s Restaurant in Longview, TX gives a veteran discount 10% for meals. Corner Bakery Cafe, Longview TX gives 10% discount for seniors and to veterans, first responders, police, firemen. Rudy’s BBQ in San Antonio gives 10% discount for meals and even takeout. Don’t know if all of these restaurants have same policy company-wide or only the one that I had visited. Texas Roadhouse is very pro veterans and they have 10% discount to veterans, not just a free meal on Veterans Day. Both Home Depot and Lowes provide 10% discount to veterans.

  240. Matt on February 14th, 2017 8:56 pm

    Hi. Just to let you know Dominoes and Papa John’s have 10-15% discounts. Of course, can’t hurt to ask.

  241. PVT Noel on March 12th, 2017 6:38 am

    At Chick-fil-A in Surfside SC I received a 50% discount off my while family’s meal when I showed my military ID.

  242. scott cook on June 12th, 2017 9:30 am

    hot topic 10 % off

  243. Phillip Sovocool on July 9th, 2017 8:45 am

    The store At Home offers a 10% military discount.

  244. c j lengel on July 21st, 2017 7:31 pm

    Wendys gives military discount.

  245. Benjamin Simson on July 23rd, 2017 9:21 am

    Perfectly done for active duty veterans, what about Vietnam vets? We laid our lives on the line for America. Still no recognition. Terrible Policies. Disappointing. I volunteered now We are forgotten.

  246. Tamra on July 23rd, 2017 1:25 pm

    Under Armour Outlets–15% off. Express–15% off.

  247. Tim K on August 9th, 2017 7:51 am

    15% off at Columbia stores

  248. Arnold May on September 21st, 2017 3:22 pm

    Lowes is great for giving the discount never had a problem there

  249. Bonnie on September 30th, 2017 7:13 pm

    So does u.s. cellar offers discount on

  250. Patrick on November 11th, 2017 5:37 pm

    Pet Smart offers a 10% Military Discount on Pet Grooming.

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