Our veterans have given so much, and we can never truly repay what they and their families have been through. But with everything getting more expensive, every little bit helps. Many companies give discounts to veterans, active military, reserve and their families. We rounded up a few of our favorites, but the list below just scratches the surface of the discounts available to our veterans.
Apple offers a 10% discount for current and veteran members of the U.S. Military, National Guard and reserve. Immediate family members who reside in the same household are also eligible. The 10% off is for all Apple products and accessories, and Veteran or active military status must be verified with ID.me.
The triple-insulated drinkware company proudly supports our troops, as well as first responders, medical personnel and teachers, and offers them 15% off, with your status verified through VerifyPass.com.
Disney Cruise Lines, Disneyland and Walt Disney World all offer specialty military rates on select cruises, hotels, date ranges, park tickets and so on. Walt Disney World Resort is also home to Shades of Green, which is an Armed Forces Recreation Center resort. ID required.
A year-round 10% discount up to a maximum of $500 at all U.S. locations is offered 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.
Lowe’s offers a 10% discount in-store and online on eligible items as a way to say thank you to active duty, retired and military veterans and their spouses. Status has to be verified through ID.me.
Peloton is proud to offer special pricing (up to $200 off) accessories or accessory packages with the purchase of a Peloton Bike, Bike+, or Tread to active and retired members of the military. You can begin a chat on the Peloton website to find out what is needed. Your information will be verified via SheerID, a third-party ID verification solutions provider.
Sherwin-Williams proudly supports the military of the U.S. and Canada by offering a 15% discount on paints, stains and painting supplies to those who are currently serving, are reservists or have served in the military. This 15% off is also extended to the spouse of such individuals. An ID validating military service is required.
Sunglass Hut now offers a 15% discount for active duty, retirees, veterans, military spouses, and family members through ID.me.
Thrive Market offers a free membership (a $59.95 value) to U.S. military veterans and their families who apply.
Tiffany offers 10% off engagement rings and wedding bands for active duty, reservists and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Fiancés, domestic partners, wives and husbands are eligible for the accommodation even if their U.S. military partner is stationed overseas and not able to come into the store. The engagement discount is available in the U.S. only.
Nike offers a 10% discount online and in stores to all active, reservist, veteran, and retired U.S. military personnel, and to the spouses and dependents of active personnel. You can show a military ID in the store or verify your military status with SheerID to get a promo code. The discount is not available at Nike Company Stores.
Wrangler offers a $10 discount to active military, veterans, retirees, military spouses, and their immediate family members. You must be a validated member of ID.Me to participate.
Beyond the discounts above from individual companies, there are a number of websites (such as Disabled American Veterans (DAV), the National Veterans Foundation Lifeline for Vets, VAntage Point, and Veterans Advantage) that compile larger lists of discounts and services geared toward veterans, some offering both free and premium services. Scott Higgins, co-CEO and co-founder of Veterans Advantage, who is a Vietnam War Veteran, says that their program has approximately 2 million veteran, active duty, guard and reserve participants (including family members), 42% of which are women.
“Veterans Advantage is a public benefit corporation for its strong social mission of generating greater respect, recognition and rewards for those who served, continue to serve and their families,” Higgins adds. “We created the first benefit for this special group of Americans over 20 years ago and now offer discounts on over 400 brands through our basic (free) service and our premium (paid) service on our Military Discounts Marketplace.”
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