So we’ve all done it. Gone somewhere and wondered if they have a military discount, figure they don’t and just don’t ask. I know that at least on my end I get so tired of asking and hearing “no.” So here are some places that offer military discount for active, retired and active duty spouses.
–Avis Car Rental – U.S. Military and Federal Government employees get free collision/LDW insurance coverage, no underage driver fees, unlimited mileage and competitive rates on official business or personal.
–Budget Car Rental – With the offer code BCD U088801, military members receive discounted rates when booking a rental car online.
–Hertz Rental Cars – Members of the military receive discounted rates and unlimited mileage through Hertz Rental Cars. Free upgrades are also offered if space is available.
–Aeropostale-Get 10% off on all purchases in any Aeropostale store nationwide.
–Kohl’s-Get a Kohl’s 15% military discount by presenting a valid US military ID in selected Kohl’s branches nationwide. Not all Kohl’s participate.
–Nike-Active, retired, reservist US military personnel and their families get 10% off in Nike-owned stores including Nike Stores, NikeFactoryStores, NIKETOWN and NikeWomen in the US and Puerto Rico. Present a valid US military ID for verification.
–Oakley-The program is for active duty military, reserve, federal and local law enforcement, fire, EMS and those holding military retiree credentials. Must have a valid .gov or .mil email address entered during registration confirm your approval. The discount is available through their USS Standard Issue website.
–Old Navy-Every Monday Old Navy gives you 10% off your total purchase with valid Military ID! Just show your ID at check-out for your savings!
–Sperry Boat Shoes & Clothing-Sperry gives a 15 percent military discount online following Troop ID verification. Offer includes active duty service member, retirees, spouses, and dependents.
–Apple-The Apple Federal Government and Military Employee Purchase programs is available to Military Personnel, National Guard and Reserve, and their families, along with employees of the federal government. You can get a military discount on iPhones, iPads, iPods and Macs through Apple’s Military/Government Purchase Program.
–Best Buy-Best Buy Military discounts are available at some locations, typically 10% off. Call ahead and ask. Best Buy offers half off Geek Squad services for military families.
–1-800 Flowers-Save 15% on flowers and gifts by going to 1800Flowers.com or call 1-800-FLOWERS (356-9377).
–Pro Flowers-Visit Pro Flowers to see special military discounts.
–Costco Wholesale-Join Costco as a new member and receive over $50 in savings for all Members of the Armed Forces, Veterans, and their families.
–Home Depot-A year round 10% discount up to a maximum $500 at all U.S. locations to active duty personnel, reservists, retired or disabled veterans and their immediate families. Must present a valid military ID. A 10% discount is also offered to all other military veterans on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Veterans Day. Note: Many Home Depots are reported to provide a Veterans 10% discount year round.
–Pottery Barn-Active duty, military retirees, and their families may receive a 15% discount on their entire in-store purchase. Offer valid in-store only, and excludes prior purchases, gift cards, taxes or shipping & processing fees. Please show valid military ID or family ID card.
–Yankee Candle-Military personnel and immediate family receive 10 percent discount. Present a valid form of military ID at checkout in retail and outlet stores. For online orders, military should email or fax a copy of their order confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the discount.
–Zales Diamond Store-Military members receive a 10% discount on any item that is not already discounted. To get the discount, you must call Zales to have it applied.
–PODS-Military members and veterans are eligible for discounted storage rates through PODS.
–United States Postal Service (USPS)
The Postal Service offers free Mili-Kits that contain all the supplies needed for shipping items to military members overseas.
–American Airlines Cargo-Ship your pets for 50% less than the regular published rates. Active members of the US military forces, as well as their dependents, may avail of this discount, which applies to animal shipping for personal use only.
As I said, these are just a few places. Remember whenever you go someplace just ask!
Found a place offering military discount I don’t have listed? Message me, and I’ll update the list!