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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Dee @ Color Me Frugal

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


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


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.


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


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

rick nelson

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


Taylormade Golf offers a 20% military discount


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.


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.


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

Ed watters

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




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


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


Go on-line to and look for the military discount, you get a card that you can use with each purchase, it’s national!!


Me either


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.


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.


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

Audrey williamson

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.

Dan Kennedy

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


I agree with this Lowes is only place I buy from


Yes they do if you have a service connected disability.

Dan LaPolla

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

Charles Bantos

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


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


Not the Orange City HD

larry bettinger

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.

Dan Kennedy

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

Charles Schimmelmann

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


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


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


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


Not true


In Illinois most Home Depots offer 10% every day.


100%disabled service connected year round


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


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.

Stephen D'Agostino

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


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)

Bubba One

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.

Gwen Denny

Mimi’s Cafe 1O% (Active & Veterans)

Sleep Train Mattress Centers 20% (Active & Veterans)


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.

sara weidemier

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


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


Autozone gives you 10% also


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:

Jim Bailey

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.


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.


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

Lance Peterman

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.


Charlotte Russe gives 10% off with a military ID.


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.


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.


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.

George J Crowell

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.

larry bettinger

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.


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.

aav amphibs

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.


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


Williams-Sonoma offers 10% off to active duty military


You are missing Pepboys, 10% discount


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

Steven Mix

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


No not for all vets. Only active duty vets


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.

Mike W

Autozone and Advance Auto offer 10%!


Cycle gear also offers 10% for active & retired.


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..


Golden Corral at Great Falls does not offer military discount.


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



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


Autozone also offers a 10% military discount


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.)


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


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.

andrew t petersen

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.

Audrey williamson



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.


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.


That’s not true.


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


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


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.

Rutilo Cruz

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

Boxcar Murphy

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.


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.

S Thompson 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.


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


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


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.


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.


Cabelas no longer offers a military discount 🙁


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

Dan Zelman

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


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

Tony Gaither

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.

George J Crowell

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

tim johnson

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

Leonard H

What about dog tags?

Rick Johnson

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.


Same with Arizona.


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


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

George J Crowell

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

Dennis Dittiacur

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


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

larry bettinger

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


I want to know too


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

D A Wehling

Check out Carl’s Jr and also LaQuinta for discounts


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.


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.


George J Crowell

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.


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

Amy Wishart

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.


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.


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


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.

tony goe

LaQuinta offers 12% discount to retired military.


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