As Memorial Day approaches, there are some great year-round military discounts available for active and retired military personnel and their families (in some cases). Dealhack has compiled an extensive list of available military discounts: Military & Veteran Discounts Guide: The Ultimate List of Stores. We’ve highlighted some of our favorites here, but go to Dealhack for the full list.
Be sure to check out the military discounts we’ve mentioned previously on Pocket Your Dollars as some of them may still be available.
Usually a valid military ID is required to receive these discounts. As always, we recommend calling your chosen location in advance to be sure that they honor this discount before heading out the door.
Your turn: What other military discounts do you know of that we haven’t previously mentioned? Military personnel/families, which one(s) do you use most frequently?
Lowe’s: Lowe’s offers a 10% military discount every day to current and honorably discharged members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Simply sign up for a MyLowes card for quick and easy identification (source).
Michaels: This nationwide craft & supplies store offers a 15% military discount to active duty and retired service members every day of the week. Offer is not available online. Present a valid photo military-ID at the time of purchase to receive discounted rates (source).
Nike: Active, veteran, retired, and reservist US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard personnel are eligible to receive a 10% at Nike.com and at Nike, Converse, and Hurley stores in the United States (source).
TOMS: Active duty and veterans get 10% off at TOMS. Verify your military status and you’ll receive a unique, one-time use code to apply to your shopping cart.
Armed Forces Vacation Club: Armed Forces Vacation Club is a military vacation deal club that offers free membership to active and retired military personnel. Offer includes the popular Space-A Stays for $359 a week. Certain exclusions apply (source).
Carnival Cruise Lines: Carnival Cruise Lines offers exclusive reduced rates to active duty and retired military personnel who provide valid military documents to Carnival’s Interline Desk within a certain time frame from booking the cruise to setting sail. Certain exclusions apply (source).
Expedia: Expedia.com offers an exclusive gold membership upgrade to active and retired military personnel whose credentials can be validated online. Gold membership includes 10% off of select hotels, exclusive travel deals, 24/7 customer service agents, and complimentary room upgrades. Certain exclusions apply (source).
Southwest Airlines: Southwest Airlines offers an exclusive military discount to active duty military personnel (and their families) who can provide a valid military photo-ID. Offer is only available by contacting the airline directly via telephone. Offer is not available online. Certain exclusions apply (source).
Chrysler: Chrysler offers $500 bonus cash on select vehicle purchases for active duty and retired service members who have been discharged within the last twelve months. Proof of military service is required (source).
Ford: Ford offers $500 bonus cash on select Ford and Lincoln car models to active duty and retired military service members who have been separated from the military for under 24 months. The offer extends to spouses of servicemen and women. Proof of military service is required (source).
Car Rental Discounts:
Microsoft: Microsoft offers their latest Office Home 2016 or Office Professional Plus 2016 to be used at either a business or at home to active duty military service members for a discounted rate of $9.95 (source).
Helzberg Diamonds: Helzberg Diamonds offers a 10% discount to active duty and retired military service members and their dependents both in-store and online. Valid photo military-ID is required (source).
Health & Fitness Discounts:
Great Wolf Lodge: The Great Wolf Lodge offers an exclusive 30% military discount to active and retired military personnel who provide a valid photo military ID at check-in. This offer also extended to EMS, police, fire, and correctional officers. Water passes are included in the price of each suit. Military discounts offered exclusively at the following Great Wolf Lodge locations: Anaheim, California; Boston/Fitchburg, Massachusetts; Charlotte/Concord, North Carolina; Cincinnati/Mason, Ohio; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Grand Mound, Washington; Grapevine, Texas; Kansas City, Kansas; Niagara Falls, Ontario; Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania; Sandusky, Ohio; Traverse City, Michigan; Williamsburg, Virginia; and Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Certain exclusions apply (source).
Choice Hotels: The Choice Hotels family of hotels offers active duty and retired military personnel guaranteed discounts on one and two person rates at more than 2,700 participating properties including Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Hotels & Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn hotels. Just call in advance to secure your discounted rate.
Museum & Park Discounts:
9/11 Memorial & Museum: The 9/11 Memorial & Museum in downtown Manhattan, offers free admission to active duty and retired military personnel who provide a valid military photo-ID at the ticket counter. Certain exclusions apply (source).
Universal Studios: Universal Studios theme park in Orlando, Florida, offers a four-day, three-night military vacation package designed exclusively for active and retired military personnel who can provide a valid photo military ID. This package includes three-night hotel accommodations, as well as admission to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (includes one hour early park admission), and for package arrivals beginning after June 1, 2017, admission to Universal’s new Volcano Bay (includes one hour early park admission). All tickets must be used before December 20, 2017, when the offer expires. Certain exclusions apply (source).
Walt Disney World: Walt Disney World theme parks in Orlando, Florida, is offering exclusive four and five-day military promotional tickets to active and retired military personnel or their spouses (but not both). The four-day promotional park hopper pack costs $209 plus tax, and the five-day park hopper pass costs $224 plus tax. The park hopper pass includes admission to all four Disney theme parks. The Water Park Fun & More option costs an additional $37 plus tax. Certain exclusions apply (source).
99 Restaurant & Pub: The 99 Restaurant & Pub offers a 10% military discount every day to active duty and retired military service members who provide their server with a valid military photo-ID (source).
Costco Wholesale: Costco Wholesale offers $50 in savings to active-duty and retired military service members who provide a valid photo military-ID when signing up for a new membership with the club (source).
JCPenny Portraits: JCPenny Portraits offers 50% off photo orders and a free 8×10 photo for active duty service members and veterans. A valid military photo-ID and coupon are required at the time of purchase (source).