If you think you deserve special discounts JUST because you’re a Veteran… Well, you’d be absolutely right about that. And, boy, are these deals offered in DROVES. We’ve compiled all the best Veteran discounts, Veteran deals, and other amazing perks you can receive from the top brands across dozens of industries this year.
You’re never too old for some prime VA discounts on phones, appliances, theme parks, or anything else. If you literally gave a limb (sans life) for our country, disabled Veterans discounts are the LEAST that these multi-million-dollar companies can do for you. But we’ll sure as hell take it.
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What Stores Give Veteran Discounts?
1. Lowe’s Veteran Discount
Lowe’s Military Discount program is available to active-duty military members and Veterans of all branches in addition to their spouses. Those in the NOAA and USPHS are also eligible. As long as you haven’t been dishonorably discharged, you’re good to go!
Currently, they provide a 10% discount on eligible items, which applies to the majority of full-price products. If you’re looking to apply the discount to already discounted items, you’ll be out of luck. Anything on markdown, discount, or that you’ve applied a coupon to will be excluded from the military discount.
You can verify your Veteran status online through the Lowe’s military validation portal.
2. Apple Veteran Discount
Similarly to Lowe’s offerings, you’ll get a 10% discount on Apple products if you’re a current military member or Veteran. Not only that, but ALL immediate family members who live in the same house are also eligible for this discount.
There are small exclusions. You cannot use your discount on Apple Card Monthly Installments, and they state that only SIM-free iPhones are eligible for any special pricing.
To verify your Veteran status with Apple, you can use their ID.me portal.
3. Home Depot Veteran Discount
Home Depot offers 10% off of regularly priced items in-store. The maximum purchase amount you can use it on is $500, so you’ll be saving $50 at most. (Every dollar counts, right?) As far as we’ve seen, spouses and immediate family members are not extended the same discount.
You won’t find an official statement for their military discount on their website because it is not a company-wide policy. Only participating stores will offer the discount, and you cannot receive the discount for online products.
If you’re looking to shop using a military discount at Home Depot, you may want to call ahead and make sure that your local store is participating in the military discount program. Of course, you’ll also need to present a valid military ID to receive these Veteran discounts, where allowed.
4. Costco Veteran Discount
Costco doesn’t offer quite as much as other stores. They don’t provide discounted memberships, but they will give new military members who join Costco a $20 Costco Shop Card.
With $20, you could buy a couple packs of burgers to grill out with, at least.
If you want a free $20 card to shop at Costco, you can click this link, scroll down to the “Military” section under New Member Promotions, and verify your Veteran status.
5. Dell Veteran Discount
Dell offers Veteran discounts for 10% off of electronics and PCs. The main exclusions are gaming laptops and accessories (specifically Alienware). Your family is also eligible to use these rewards.
It’s incredibly easy to get them, too. All you need to do is visit Dell’s military offer portal and use your .Mil email address to get a Veteran coupon sent straight to your email.
6. Joann Military Discount
One of the most impressive, and shocking, discounts of the bunch is that offered by Joann (you know, the craft and fabric store).
You can save 15% with Joann Military Rewards on every purchase if you’re a Vet or you’ve been honorably discharged from the military. Your spouse and children can also use these rewards, and you don’t even have to be present.
You can sign up by creating an account through the Joann app, navigating to Discount Programs, and selecting “Military” from there. Or, you can enroll online here.
7. The North Face
If you want expensive gear and outerwear at a slightly less expensive price, The North Face offers an agreeable military discount for you. You’ll get 10% off of your purchase, which you can use every 30 days.
Both outlet stores and full-price locations will accept your military discount. Your spouse and dependents are all eligible to use this discount, too.
You’ll need to verify that you’re a Veteran to receive these Veteran discounts. The North Face uses SheerID.com to verify your Veteran status, and you’ll have to re-verify after each use of your discount if you plan on using it again.
8. Bass Pro Shops
The heavens have opened up and allowed you to have a year-round military discount on thousands of Bass Pro Shops goods. You’ll get 5% off on nearly everything in-store, including items that are on sale or currently on promotion.
As of recently, the 5% off is available on firearms and ammo, too. No one Vet can have enough ammo stocked up. It’s like how women infinitely stockpile Bath and Body Works candles.
To verify that you’re eligible, you’ll need to create an account on the Bass Pro Shops website. You’ll then be directed to their verification portal.
Can I Get a Veteran’s Discount on a Cell Phone?
Isn’t that the whole reason you joined the military in the first place? To get deals on cell phones?
We’ve got a whole host of cell phone discounts and deals exclusively for Vets.
9. Verizon Veteran Discount
Verizon not only offers special Veteran discounts, but they also provide a lot of employment opportunities for military members. Veterans can get a $10 discount for one line, a $24 discount for 2-3 lines, and a $20 discount for 4 or more lines per month on Verizon’s Unlimited plans.
They also offer a 25% discount on select accessories online, as well as a 10% discount at retail stores.
To get your Verizon discount, you only have to verify your eligibility a single time. They also use the ID.me portal.
10. AT&T Veteran Discount
AT&T offers a 25% discount on all of their Unlimited Wireless plans, which means you could save up to $600 per year with their highest plan option. They also extend discounts at their retail stores.
Veterans can sign up for AT&T discounts here.
11. Samsung Veteran Discount
There are some great Veteran discounts and deals coming from Samsung. They offer up to a 30% discount on specific items in their online store. For example, Veterans and their families can save $75.00 on a Galaxy Z Fold3 5G 512GB phone.
To access your special Samsung pricing, you’ll need to create an account on their website and navigate to their Samsung Military Discount Program page.
12. Sprint Veteran Discount (Now T-Mobile)
Sprint is now combined with T-Mobile, so your discount will only be available on the T-Mobile website. Sprint/T-Mobile offers a discount of 50% off of family lines and 5G access at no extra cost. You’ll also receive a free smartphone (via 24 monthly bill credits) when you choose to activate a new line.
You can verify your Veteran status with T-Mobile here.
Streaming, TV, & Cable Veteran Discount
Looking to stream TV, movies, or music? Just wiring your new home up with cable? Here are your options for Veteran discounts in streaming and TV.
13. Hulu Veteran Discount
Currently, the only way to get a Hulu discount is to go through Exchange. They offer a month of service free and a 10% discount on every month after that for a year.
This is only for the basic plan, though, which means you’ll still have to sit through commercials. If you like cringeworthy jingles about car insurance or structured settlements, you’ll have no problem with it.
Just create an account with Exchange to get started!
Xfinity utilizes Verizon’s towers for their service, so they’re a very reliable option, especially if you already have Verizon cell service. Veterans can get a $25 Xfinity coupon to use towards your bill or next month’s On Demand rental.
If you signed up with them within the last 90 days, you could also get a prepaid $100 Visa card, too.
You can verify that you’re a Veteran by entering your account information and .Mil email address here.
15. Spectrum Veteran Discount
Spectrum calls their military discount a “Military Benefit” because they don’t exactly offer a discount; they offer a benefit from the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Through Spectrum, you can reserve your phone number for three years if you decide to cancel your Spectrum service.
To do so, you’ll have to make an account and fill out the request form, providing any verifying documents they ask for.
16. Verizon Fios Veteran Discount
Just like they offer discounts on cell service, Verizon provides discounts for their streaming service, Verizon Fios. As a new Veteran customer, you can get $5 off per month on the 200 Mbps plan, $10 off per month on the 400 Mbps plan, and $15 off per month on the Gigabit Connection plan. The $99 setup fee will also be waived for Veterans.
To sign up and verify your eligibility, you’ll need to create a Fios login through the Verizon Fios website.
17. Amazon Prime Veteran Discount
If you’re looking for a great streaming Veteran discount, Amazon Prime delivers… sometimes. You’re not going to find any year-round Veteran discounts anytime soon from Amazon Prime. However, they usually provide great deals around Veterans Day.
Previously, they’ve offered up to $40 off of a one-year subscription to Prime. Be on the lookout for their next set of holiday Veteran discounts!
Looking for military movies to stream once your membership is live? Check out our sister site, MyBaseGuide’s trending article here!
18. Sirius XM
Sirius XM is one of the foremost music streaming services out there. Since Spotify doesn’t offer a military discount, we’ve chosen to completely ignore their existence. You can save 25% off eligible plans with Sirius XM by using a credit card.
If you want to take advantage of this discount, you need to create an account on their website and follow the on-page instructions.
Veteran Travel Discounts
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19. Enterprise Veteran Discount
Enterprise “serves those who serve” by offering a discount to active Servicemembers, those who are retired, and Veterans. They provide a 5% discount off of all their base rates.
You can find out more and sign up for Enterprise benefits here.
20. Hertz Veteran Discount
Hertz provides discounted rates, upgrades for space, and a complimentary membership to their Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program for military members. In compliance with the U.S. Government Car Rental Agreement, they also offer a $5-per-day rate for those who need a car for official government business.
Learn more about their military discounts here.
Veteran Hotel Discounts
21. IHG Hotels
Hotels that are part of the IHG chain all share the same military and Veterans benefits. You’ll get a percentage off of the usual rate for the hotel you’re staying at. According to their website, you’ll get 5% off at the minimum.
There are IHG Hotels on 39 installations across the U.S. They also offer rooms that have been upgraded with amenities that are tailored to military travel.
They state that almost all of their chains take part in their military discount. This includes:
- Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Express
- Crowne Plaza
- Intercontinental Hotels
- Staybridge Suites
- Hotel Indigo
- Candlewood Suites
22. Red Roof Inn
Red Roof Inn offers tons of discounts for all kinds of military members and government employees. Vets can take advantage of 10% off of your room rate at any location nationwide. If you have a Veterans Advantage Card, you can get up to 20% off your rate.
23. Wyndham Hotels
Wyndham provides bonus rewards points and discounts to Veterans. After your first qualifying stay, you’ll receive 1,000 points. You can also save up to 12% on their best rates.
Each hotel in their brand may offer a different rate. Wyndham Hotels include:
- La Quinta
- Super 8
- Days Inn
You can confirm your Veteran status here.
24. Hilton Garden Inn
Participating Hilton Garden Inn hotels offer special military discounts and government per diem rates. Their discounts will vary from location to location. All you need to do is show your valid military ID to get your special rate.
If you want to save 10-15% off of your hotel stay, Hyatt is a reliable option. They also extend this Veteran discount to your immediate family members. Not all locations participate, but the majority of them do.
To take advantage of this great discount, you need to use the offer code MILVET when booking and present your Veteran ID or DD214 at check-in.
26. Choice Hotels
The chain of Choice Hotels offers special rates at thousands of their participating locations. Each rate will change depending on which hotel you choose and when you’re looking to stay.
Here are some of the Choice Hotels chains:
- Comfort Inn
- Sleep Inn
- Rodeway Inn
- Quality Inn
- Clarion Inn
- MainsStay Suites
- WoodSpring Suites
Veteran Discount Flights
27. American Airlines
There are several bonuses to flying American Airlines as a Vet. If you enroll in VetRewards and book through Veterans Advantage, you can get 10% off of both domestic and international flights.
As a Vet, you’re also offered discounted fares depending on where you’re traveling from and to. You can also link your family members to your VetRewards account, granting them access to the same benefits on American Airlines.
28. Allegiant Air
There are a ton of free benefits for Veterans when you fly with Allegiant Air. You can get free boarding pass printing, early boarding, no extra charge for oversized checked baggage, and two pieces of checked baggage.
To qualify, you’ll need to prove your Veteran status with your DD214 or valid Veteran ID.
29. United Airlines
United Airlines, like American Airlines, also participates in the Veterans Advantage program. They also offer a 5% discount to Vets who are signed up for the program.
JetBlue is another airline that offers discounts and benefits through Veterans Advantage. With their 5% discounted fare, Veterans can also earn TrueBlue points to use towards future flights.
31. Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines takes part in Veterans Advantage, as well. With Alaska Airlines, any discount you receive, like the standard 5%, can be used on cheaper flights or deal flights. If you bring five or more people with you, Alaska Airlines will also provide another discount for your group.
Veteran Amusement Park Discounts
32. Disney World Veteran Discount
If you’re a retired member of the U.S. Military, Disney World has a lot of great offerings for you. All tickets for retired military members are specially priced, and you can purchase up to 6 promotional tickets, allowing you to bring the entire family along for the ride — literally.
If you want to stay for a few days, there are also great rates built in for retired military members at Walt Disney World Resort Hotel.
If you take advantage of these, you have to make a solemn vow NOT to be one of the horrifying “Disney Adults.” Seriously.
Check out more Disney discounts on our blog 6 of the Best Disney Discounts, Special Offers, Deals for Veterans
33. SeaWorld Veteran Discount
SeaWorld “proudly supports America’s bravest” by giving hefty discounts to military members and Veterans alike. Their Veteran discounts include up to 50% off of a SeaWorld Orlando single-day ticket. You can use this on up to four tickets at a time.
You’ll need to verify your Veteran status online using their ID.me portal. They also require you to provide your military ID at the front gate.
34. Universal Studios Veteran Discount
Retired Servicemembers can have an endless amount of fun at Universal Orlando Resort. They have discounts on one-day tickets, multi-park tickets, and vacation packages.
If you’re like 90% of the world and love Harry Potter, you can get a Wizarding World vacation package starting at just $85 per person per night.
You’ll also get up to 40% off of your stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and up to 30% off at other Universal hotels.
You can get your specialized offers by presenting your ID at any participating ITT office or by calling 1 (877) 801-9720.
Restaurants Offering Veteran Discounts
It’s already a treat getting to partake in Hooters’s incredible wings and breast (meat). They serve Veterans in more ways than one by offering a year-round 10% discount with a valid military ID. They’ve also historically offered military members and Vets a free meal on Memorial Day.
36. Logan’s Roadhouse
If you want juicy steaks and hearty entrees from down south, Logan’s Roadhouse is the perfect option for you. Logan’s Roadhouse offers a 10% discount for retired military members year-round.
37. Bonefish Grill
When you’re craving seafood, head on over to the Bonefish Grill. They provide a 10% discount to Veterans on every check, every day. All you need to do is bring your valid military ID when you go to eat.
38. The Melting Pot
Veterans can enjoy rich fondue and other cheese-loaded favorites at The Melting Pot for a 10% discount off of every check. Just bring your valid military ID with you!
Find more restaurants and stores that offer awesome deals specifically for Veterans Day: Veterans Day Military Deals: 17 Brands You Can’t Miss
Saving money is one of everyone’s favorite activities. We’d say you’re set for an entire year with all these deals! If you want to save the most money possible and squeeze all the life out of these bargains, bookmark this page so you don’t miss out on great Veterans discounts!
If you didn’t see your favorite place on the list, don’t worry. They may still offer special deals for Veterans. You can usually check the “offers,” “specials,” or “discounts” pages of a company’s official website to check if they have a military discount.
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