ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Politics and Social Issues»
  • United States Politics

Military Active Duty and Veteran Discounts

Updated on August 27, 2012

Veterans and active duty military enjoy military discounts from merchants.

I hope you are able to find many generous people in your community as you return home and acclimate to all of us here who have been waiting for your return. We appreciate your service, whether you have been in Iraq or Afghanistan, or served right here in the USA or another country's peacekeeping mission, we notice, we're watching, praying and hoping to bless you in return.

I've collected a variety of services and merchants who give deep discounts to veterans and active duty military in the USA. I hope this help you on your journey and makes you feel right at home.

Lowes Home Improvement

This is the case in our community, but not in all Lowe's stores.

My husband is a military veteran. He served during the Vietnam era in the 60's. He was asked by a clerk at Lowe's if he was a veteran. He said, "Yes, why?"

She said, "Well, we have a 10% discount for veterans and active duty and I wanted to help you save some money." After he asked her what made her thing he was a veteran, and she told him that she had been married to several veterans, she knew how to pick them out of a crowd.

So shop Lowe's.

Car purchases , discounts for that new vehicle.

GM Military Discount

I don't know what the actual "deal" is at GM, but I've found this spoken of on several web sites. Hopefully it's the real deal. When you're ready for a new car, this sounds like a place to start.

Hotels, Marriotts, offer great discounts and specials for our troops.

Book a room and ask for the Military/Government discount.

The picture is a link to a special in Atlanta.

What is a "Valid Military I.D.?"

On the Deals web page here's a description.

What does "Valid Military ID required" mean? What is a valid military ID?

Some coupons and discounts require the user to show proof that they are a member of the DoD, Armed Services, or dependent.

A valid Military ID is an identity document issued by the United States Department of Defense to identify a person as a member of the Armed Forces or a member's dependent, such as a child or spouse.

The primary types of U.S. military ID cards being issued today are the CAC (for active duty members of the military), the DD Form 2, and Department of Defense Form 1173, for retirees and dependents. The DD Form 2 is commonly mistaken with the DD 1173 (as they are similar in appearance), however they are two separate forms. The DD Form 2 form number is appended with one of five codes to denote branch of service (A, AF, N, MC, or CG).

Refer a Vet for this THRIFTY discount.
Refer a Vet for this THRIFTY discount.

Car Rentals military or veteran discounts.

THRIFTY is an example of a business that gives discounts through VETERANS ADVANTAGE membership.

Just found this on-line. Looks like a great membership - good gift idea - for that new Veteran in your life. Discounts on restaurants, car rentals, hotels, etc.

Ways to welcome home the troops. Once you've returned, you'll want to welcome others home. Here are a few simple ways to let our soldiers know we appreciate them.

Recreation and Amusement Theme Parks discounts for military or veterans.

Get your family to a fun place.


Theme Parks

Amusement Parks

Indoor Parks

Ski Resorts

Train Rides

Need a job. recently listed the "Best Veteran Employers" link below.

Top Veteran Employers

From "Best Veteran Employers" Military.Com


The Exchange

BNSF Railway

CACI International Inc

CenterPoint Energy

Chesapeake Energy Corporation


Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC)

CSX Transportation

DaVita Inc.

Dollar General

Fluor Corporation

G4S Secure Solutions (USA)

General Electric

Halfaker and Associates LLC

ManTech International Corporation

Navy Federal Credit UnionNorthrop Grumman

Paychex Inc

Progressive Insurance Company

Puget Sound Energy



Schneider National Inc.

Sears Holdings Corporation

Southern Company



United Rentals Inc.

University of Phoenix

URS Federal Services


Verizon Communications Inc

Waste Management Inc.

Get Veteran Jobs Newsletter


I'm so proud of our young people in this country. Whether they have served in Iraq or Desert Storm or Afghanistan or on the home front, they have stepped away from the common day to day graduate high school, look for a job, continue education, marry, start a family and instead stepped up along with their extended and immediate families to serve the country in a noble act. We must remember them.

If you know of another discount opportunity for military and veterans, please add it to the list above. I've started a list that can be posted in social media or on your lens. Let's get this information out to these awesome men and women returning home.

Comments are welcome. Know of a business that gives military discounts? - Be sure to add them to the list above.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • poetryman6969 profile image

      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      These are nice to know about. Thanks!

    • delia-delia profile image

      Delia 5 years ago

      Nice lens! I didn't know about the Veteran discounts, I'll have to pass this on to hubby...Thanks for Sharing!

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      You lens are so inspirational, and bring honor to all people in many ways. Thanks for taking the time to visit my lens. I really have enjoyed yours. Keep up God's work, you are the Apple of His eye.

    • SandyMertens profile image

      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Very nice to help out our military. Blessed! Please add this to my New Year 2012 Blessings and Zazzle lens. Find this on the side of my profile page.

    • profile image

      anonymous 6 years ago

      I really like what you're doing here. If I find out about any online discounts for the military troops, I'll stop back by and add it.