50 Retailers Offering Military Discounts for Veterans Day

These are just a few of the many places offering special prices for military service members

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It’s no secret that plenty of businesses offer discounts for military and first responders.

Many honor these promotions all year long, while others may roll out the red carpet for holidays like Veterans Day and Memorial Day. You may think of restaurants first, but that’s far from the only type of place you’ll find these offers.

If you’re flexible on where you shop and what you’re buying, you should be able to find military discounts on everything from travel and hotels to cars and mattresses to services and entertainment.

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Let’s talk about retail. Whether you’re buying groceries, clothing, or electronics, you may be able to save a little extra every time you shop—if you shop in the right places. To help you get a better idea of what your options are, we’ve compiled a list of national retailers that offers some sort of military discount or promotion.

This list is not all-encompassing, and many regional and local stores will provide similar offers. In some cases, even if they don’t publicly advertise a discount, they may have a policy in place, so you can always ask when you check out.

Military discounts typically apply to any active-duty or retired service members, veterans, and their immediate family—first responders like police, firefighters, nurses, and even teachers are often included in this as well. To receive a discount, you’ll probably need to provide proof that you’re eligible.

If you’re on active duty, you’ll just need to show your military ID. Veterans can use their Veterans Affair (VA) benefits photo card or a VA photo ID, which is available on request from the VA. And if you live in a state where your veteran status is noted on your license, that should be more than enough proof.

If you’re shopping online, you may need to submit a photo of your ID (typically with a third-party verification service like ID.me or SheerID) or contact customer service to access the discount, but in-store shoppers can simply show their ID when they check out.

Apparel, Shoes, and Accessories

Adidas: Military members, as well as first responders, medical professionals, and teachers, get 30 percent off online and in store, as well as 20 percent off at factory outlet stores.

Armed Forces Gear: Active-duty service members, inactive Reserves, National Guard, veterans, retirees, spouses, and dependents qualify for 10 percent off all purchases.

Asics: Military, first responders, and medical professionals save 60 percent on all full-price products purchased online.

Bonobos: Active-duty services members and veterans can get 20 percent off up to five purchases a year.

Carhartt: Military, first responders, and nurses can save 25 percent on apparel and accessories both in stores and online.

Champs Sports: Active duty, veterans, National Guard, reservists, and registered dependents qualify for 15 percent off most purchases, with a maximum of $100 per verification.

Cole Haan: Active duty, reservists, National Guard, retirees, and veterans can get 20 percent off all purchases.

Columbia Sportswear:Military, first responders, and teachers can save 10 percent on all purchases.

Eddie Bauer: Military service members, veterans, and their families, as well as first responders and medical responders, can save 10 percent on all in-store purchases. This excludes online purchases.

Express: Military members, front-line workers, teachers, and healthcare workers can save 5 percent on full-price purchases made in stores.

Foot Locker: Active-duty service members and veterans can save 15 percent on most purchases.

L.L.Bean: Military personnel, veterans, and retirees can save an additional 10 percent on their purchase.

Lululemon: All active-duty service members, reservists, veterans, and first responders can save 15 percent online and in stores.

NBA Store: Military service members, veterans, retirees, first responders, and their immediate families can save 15 percent.

NFL Shop: Military service members, veterans, retirees, first responders, and their immediate families can save 15 percent.

Nike: Active duty, reservists, veterans, and retirees, as well as their spouses and immediate families, can save 10 percent online and in stores.

Timberland: Military service members, veterans, retirees, and their immediate families can save 20 percent on select styles. You can get this discount once every 30 days but will have to verify your ID every time.

Under Armour: Active duty, reservists, veterans, retirees, and their spouses and immediate families, as well as first responders, healthcare workers, and teachers, can get 20 percent off all purchases. The discounts may be greater during promotional periods like Veterans Day and Memorial Day.

Zappos: Active-duty service members, veterans, retirees, and their dependents can save 10 percent on every order.

Electronics

Apple: Active duty, retirees, veterans, and immediate family can get 10 percent off most purchases (excluding carrier phones).

Game Stop: Active duty, retirees, and veterans can save 10 percent on all new and pre-owned games and accessories, as well as pre-owned consoles, in stores only.

Lenovo: Active duty, veterans, retirees, first responders, and immediate family members can get a 10 percent sitewide discount Nov. 4 through Nov. 14 for Veterans Day. All other times of year, the discount is 7 percent.

Microsoft: All military service members, veterans, retirees, and immediate families can save up to 10 percent on select products and services.

Newegg: Military service members can get a free year of NewEgg Premier. This service provides free expedited shipping on qualifying items, 50 percent off shipping to APO addresses, exclusive deals, free returns, and no restocking fees. You can also add up to four friends or family members to any account.

Home and Kitchen

BJ’s Wholesale: Active and retired military personnel can get a 30 percent discount on the cost of a membership. This will grant them access to the BJ’s Inner Circle tier.

Boscov’s: Active duty, reservists, veterans, retirees, spouses, and dependents over 16 can save up to 15 percent off in stores and online, including sales.

Brooklyn Bedding: Active-duty personnel, veterans, retirees, spouses, and dependents can get 25 percent off any order. Online orders also qualify for free shipping.

CVS: Military personnel, veterans, and immediate family members can enroll in the Veterans Advantage program to save 20 percent and get free shipping on all online purchases.

Dollar General: Active duty, reservists, veterans, retirees, spouses, and dependents can save 20 percent from Nov. 11 through Nov. 14 for Veterans Day. The rest of the year, the discount is 11 percent and can be used online and in stores.

iRobot: Military members, veterans, and their immediate families can save up to 15 precent on select robotic vacuums.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores: Military members, veterans, and their immediate families get 15 percent off purchases in stores and online with a digital discount card.

John Deere: Military service members, veterans, reservists, and their immediate families can get an upgraded John Deere Rewards membership to access extra discounts on equipment, parts, and merchandise.

Kohl’s: On Mondays only, military service members, veterans, reservists, and their immediate families can save 15 percent on in-store purchases. This discount cannot be combined with any other promotions or sales.

Lowe’s: Military service members, retirees, veterans, and their spouses can enroll in the Military Discount Program to save 10 percent on eligible items.

Michaels: Active duty, reservists, veterans, retirees, and registered dependents can save 15 percent on purchases, including sale items, both in store and online.

QVC: Active-duty service members, reservists, retirees, and veterans can save 10 percent on every purchase made at one of the three QVC Outlet Stores.

Sam’s Club: Active-duty service members, veterans, civilian military employees, and their spouses get a $10 coupon when enrolling or renewing a Sam’s Club membership.

Sherwin-Williams: Active-duty service members, reservists, retirees, and veterans, as well as spouses, can save 15 percent on paints, stains, and painting supplies in stores.

Target: Military personnel, veterans, and their families can get 10 percent off two purchases after enrolling in the Target Circle program and verifying their military status.

Worx Tools: Active-duty service members and veterans can get a one-time 10 percent discount code for one online purchase. The coupon code will expire three days after issue.

Mattresses

Bear Mattress: Military personnel can get 35 percent off any full-price purchase.

Birch: Military personnel, veterans, and immediate family can save 15 percent on any purchase but will need to re-verify for each one.

Casper: All active-duty service members, veterans, retirees, and immediate family members can get a 20 percent discount on any full-price purchase.

GhostBed: Military personnel, veterans, retirees, and immediate family members can save 33 percent on their order.

Helix Sleep: Active-duty service members, veterans, spouses, and immediate family members can get a 15 percent discount code for any purchase.

Mattress Firm: All military personnel, active or retired, as well as immediate family, can save 10 to 20 percent on one purchase every 90 days.

Nectar Sleep: All military members and immediate families, as well as first responders, can save 15 percent on any full-price product.

Purple Mattress: Military service members, veterans, spouses, and dependents can get a 10 percent discount code for any order.

Saatva: Active-duty service members, National Guard members, first responders, healthcare professionals, government employees, and seniors can save $225 on any order of $1,000 or more. This offer can’t be combined with other promotions.

Tuft & Needle: Active-duty and retired military personnel can save 15 percent on their entire order. This discount also applies for first responders and healthcare professionals.