Benefits & Discounts ALL Veteran, Retired and Active Duty Members Have Earned - GI Discounts

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10 Benefits & Discounts ALL Veteran, Retired and Active Duty Members Have Earned

Marcus B. - Updated Today
Washington: (GI) -- Military veterans and active duty personnel have bravely dedicated their life to our country. As a thank you, many private companies offer their goods and services at a discount to show appreciation for their service. Most of the time though, you have to know about them in order to claim them. That is why we have put together a list of the best veterans & military benefits, discounts and freebies out there. Make you sure you read till the end, as there are many you probably have never heard about. As always, if you know anyone that could benefit from these savings, share with them using the buttons below.

18. Eating Out

Restaurant discounts are the best discounts because everyone loves to go out to eat. Stop paying full price! Here is a list of the top restaurants and fast-food places that give discounts to veterans & members of the military.
  • Applebees: 10% off at select locations (Not valid on the 2 for $20 Menu)
  • Backyard Burgers: 20% for military members with ID
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co: 10% off to all military
  • Burger King: 10% off for veterans. Locations vary, always good to ask
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: 10% with your military ID. Locations vary.
  • Cinnabon: 15% off military member with valid ID.
  • Denny's: 10-20% Discounts, varies by location
  • Fudruckers: 15% Off with military ID
  • The Melting Pot: Military appreciation night for Veterans and their families. Contact for more details
  • Logan's Roadhouse: 10% off for Veterans and Active Duty
  • Papa Johns Pizza: 25% off regular menu prices with code "HONOR25"
  • Ryan's Steakhouse: Military monday's, Veterans and Active Duty get discounts on their meal.
  • Texas Roadhouse: 10-30% off depending on location.
  • Zaxby's: 10% off with Mililitary ID at participating locations

17. Specially discounted gym memberships.

You’ve been through bootcamp, so you understand the importance of staying healthy and fit. Why pay full price for gym memberships?
  • Golds Gym: Certain locations offer discounts for military members. Call and ask if your location does.
  • YMCA: Participating locations offer discounted memberships and free child care services to military members. Check your local location to see what they offer.

16. Receive major discounts on auto parts

Car repairs are the most common type of repairs. Too often, car repair estimates are far more expensive than what you anticipate. The good news is that many auto repair shops offer discounts for military members and veterans. Don’t forget to bring proof of your military service!
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts: 10% Discounts off retail price for most items. Valid for active duty, retired and their dependents
  • Simple Tire: 5% discount on your tires for Active duty, retired and veterans. Use code MILITARY at checkout
  • Advance Auto Parts: 10% discount for active duty, retirees and dependents.
  • Jiffy Lube: 10% off discount at participating locations
  • Meinkeke: 10% off all parts with military ID
  • Pep Boys: 10% off all parts with military ID
  • Kelly's Auto Parts: 10% discount for Veterans and Active Duty Military

15. Get major discounts on hotel bookings.

Don't pay full price for hotels when you travel. There are many hotel chains that will give you a discount for serving our country.
  • Disneyland Resorts: Discounted rates on select rooms at Disneyland Resorts hotels. Valid military ID required upon check-in.
  • InterContinental Hotels: Active duty, retired,and their dependents can claim a “Military Appreciation Rate” at various participating hotels across the US, Canada, Central and South America.
  • Motel 6: 10% discount for active duty and retired military.
  • La Quinta: 12% off hotel rates. Active duty only.
  • Red Roof Inn: 10% discounts on room rates for active duty and retired.
  • Marriott Vacation Club: 15% discounts at Marriott Vacation Club resorts in the US. Active duty and retired.
  • Hilton: Special military rates for active duty personnel.
  • Best Western: 10% off best available rates. This one is available to veterans as well.

14. Discounts on Electronic Appliances

There’s no need to miss out the latest technology as lots of electronics brands offer military and veteran discounts. Veterans get 10% off at some Best Buy Locations as well as Dell, and Microsoft – even the Apple Store offers a veteran discount. These discounts are the discretion of the individual store, so you must always ask. Best Buy also offers an online discount of 15%, use code USMIL15.

13. Save big on shopping for major clothing brands just for military families.

Need a new outfit for a night on the town? Get the latest threads with this list of the best clothing discounts there is to offer:
  • Abercrombie & Fitch: 10-15% off depending on location
  • Aeropostal: 10% off with Military ID
  • Bass Pro Shops: 10% off from the 15th to 22nd of each month
  • Banana Republic: 10% off the 1st of every month
  • Express: 10% off on top of other coupons. Bring your Military ID
  • Old Navy: 10% Military discount on the 1st of every month
  • Ralph Lauren: 10% off with Military ID
  • Tommy Hilfiger: 10% off with Military ID
  • Under Armour: 10% off online and in store

12. Find cheap movie tickets.

Need a Friday night out with the family to watch a movie? Never pay full price again with our list of discounted movie tickets for veterans and active duty. Don’t forget the extra large popcorn and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups for the kiddos!
  • Cinemark: Discount on movie tickets with a valid military ID
  • Marcus Theaters: $7.50 for see a movie for Active and retired military
  • IMAX: $1 off movie tickets with military ID.
  • Regal Movie Theaters: You pay matinee prices for all shows

11. Discover deals on home and garden products.

Veterans and active duty military deserve to give their home a fresh look and feel with these unbeatable savings on home and garden supplies.
  • Home Depot: 10% off, In store to active duty, active reserve, retired military, and immediate family.
  • Lowe’s: 10% off, In store to active duty, active reserve, retired military, and immediate family.

10. Large discounts on cell phone plans.

Being in the military, you are always on the go. The best way to communicate with your family members back home is by mobile phone. A majority of mobile providers offer discounted cell phone plans to active duty, retired military members, and veterans.
  • AT&T: 25% Off per line on AT&T Unlimited More and Premium for Active military, veterans and eligible family members. The discount is available in store, so make sure to ask!
  • Boost Mobile: Allows military members to keep their accounts and phone numbers intact while deployed overseas. When you come back, no service charges or reactivation fees will be applied.
  • Sprint: 15% discounts off select rate plans for active duty military personnel, National Guard, Reserves and Veterans
  • US Cellular: 15% discounts for active duty, National Guard, Reservers and Veterans
  • Verizon: Active Duty and veterans receive 15% off monthly plans, and a 25% discount on select accessories in store.

9. Major discounts on groceries for active duty and veterans.

If you can save money on food, you have extra cash in your pocket for leisure. Many places offer great discounts to military personnel and veterans. Here is a list of the top ones.
  • BJs: All military personnel get 25% off BJs membership.
  • Sam’s Club: When you join or renew at Sam’s, you get a $30 Military member package that includes a gift card, free rotisserie chicken, free apple pie, croissants and potato salad.
  • Costco: Over $60 in savings when you join for military, veterans and their families.
  • Meyers: 10% military discount in-store. This is location dependent so be sure to call and ask your local store.

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