The 158 Best Military Discounts in 2021

Active-duty service members, veterans, reservists, and their families can save on food, travel, and more.
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If you're an active-duty U.S. service member who's searching for military discounts, we have good news! Many retailers offer a military discount that extends not only to people on active duty, but also to veterans, reservists, and retirees. Sometimes spouses and dependents are eligible, too!

SEE ALSO: The Ultimate Buying Guide for 2021

To redeem certain discounts, you'll just need to show your military ID. However, be sure to check before you shop, as some places that offer a military discount require that you prove your military affiliation through a third-party program. Most often you'll see stores using ID.me or SheerID in these cases.

Be aware that discounts can be contingent on membership in Veterans Advantage, USAA, Veterans of Foreign Wars, or other organizations. And these memberships can come with fees. If you'll be using the discounts often enough, though, the memberships might be worth the cost.

Check out our comprehensive lists of the top military discounts, as well as specific eligibility criteria. We also look at which categories feature the most discounts, and where you can find the highest numbers of active-duty military personnel.

The Best Military Discounts in 2021

Store Discount Eligibility
Abercrombie & Fitch 10% to 15% off in-store Varies
Allen Edmonds 15% off
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Active duty and veterans
American Eagle Outfitters 10% off in-store Varies
Ashley Stewart 10% off
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Military members, veterans, and family members
Banana Republic 10% to 15% off at participating locations Active duty, veterans, retirees, reservists, and dependents
Bonobos 20% off
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Active duty, veterans, reservists, National Guard, and family
Buckle 10% off
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Active duty, veterans, National Guard, reservists, spouses, and dependents
Carhartt 25% off
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All verified members of the military community
Carter's Free shipping on $50 to APO and FPO addresses Active duty
Champion 10% off
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All members of the military community
Champs Sports 15% off most purchases
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Active duty, veterans, National Guard, reservists, and eligible dependents
Cole Haan 20% off Active duty, veterans, retirees, National Guard, and reservists
Columbia 10% off
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Active duty, veterans, and family
Dagne Dover 20% off
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Active duty
Dickies 10% off
Verify identity with SheerID
Active duty, veterans, retirees, National Guard, reservists, spouses, and eligible dependents
Eastbay 15% off most purchases
Verify identity with SheerID
Active duty, veterans, National Guard, reservists, and eligible dependents
Eddie Bauer 10% off in-store Active duty, former military personnel, veterans, and family members
Express 5% off in-store All military personnel
Fanatics 15% off
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Active duty, veterans, retirees, National Guard, reservists, spouses, and dependents
Foot Locker 15% off
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Active duty, retirees, veterans, reservists, National Guard, and eligible dependents
Footaction 15% off
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Active duty, veterans, National Guard, reservists, and eligible dependents
Gap 10% off at participating stores Active duty, veterans, retirees, reservists, and dependents
Hanes 10% off
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All members of the military community
Helly Hansen 50% off nonsale items
Sign up for the Helly Hansen Pro Program
Active duty and veterans
Helzberg Diamonds 10% off purchases
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Active duty, retirees, disabled veterans, and eligible dependents
Jockey 10% off
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Active duty, veterans, and family
Kohl's 15% off on Mondays Active duty, veterans, retirees, and family
L.L.Bean 10% off
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Active duty, veterans, reservists, and retirees
Merrell 10% off
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Active duty, veterans, and spouses
New York & Company 30% off in-store purchases
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Active duty, veterans, and family
Nike 10% off online and in-store purchases
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Active duty, veterans, retirees, reservists, and select spouses and dependents
Oakley Discounted sunglasses Active duty, National Guard, and reservists
Old Navy 10% off at participating locations Active duty, veterans, retirees, reservists, and dependents
Orvis 10% off online purchases
Requires Veterans Advantage membership
Active duty, retirees, veterans, National Guard, reservists, and eligible family
Overstock.com Free Club O membership
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Active duty and veterans
Quiksilver 15% off online purchases
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Active duty, veterans, retirees, National Guard, reservists, spouses, and eligible dependents
Rack Room Shoes 10% off in-store purchases every Tuesday Active duty and spouses
Ray-Ban 25% off
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Military members, veterans, and family members
Reebok 30% off
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Active duty, veterans, and dependents
Roxy 15% off
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Active duty, veterans, retirees, National Guard, reservists, and family
Sunglass Hut 15% off
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Active duty, retirees, veterans, and military spouses and family members
Tiffany & Co. 10% off engagement rings and wedding bands Active duty, reservists, and veterans
Tommy John 20% off
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Active duty, veterans, retirees, National Guard, reservists, spouses, and dependents
Under Armour 10% off online and in-store purchases
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Active duty, veterans, retirees, spouses, and family
Wilsons Leather Special pricing Active duty, veterans, retirees, spouses, and eligible dependents
Zappos 10% off
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Active duty, veterans, and retirees
Store Discount Eligibility
AMC Theatres Check your local theater Active duty
Burger King 10% off Varies by location
Chick-fil-A Varies Varies by location
Chuck E. Cheese's Varies Active duty, retirees, National Guard, reservists, and dependents
Cicis Varies Varies
Cinemark Varies Active duty, retirees, and dependents
El Pollo Loco 15% off Active duty
Hard Rock Cafe 15% off Active duty
Outback Steakhouse 10% off lunch and dinner Military personnel and their immediate family members
Regal Entertainment Group Discounted tickets, purchases at the box office only Active duty and veterans
Showcase Cinemas Special pricing Active duty and dependents
Texas de Brazil 20% off lunch and dinner Active duty and veterans
Store Discount Eligibility
Apple 10% off select items
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Active duty, National Guard, reservists, veterans, and immediate family members
AT&T 25% off wireless Active duty, veterans, and qualified spouses
Cobra 5% to 10% off
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Active duty, veterans, retirees, National Guard, reservists, and family
Dell 10% off PCs and electronics
Obtain coupon using .Mil email address
Lenovo 7% off
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Active duty, reservists, veterans, and immediate family
Microsoft 10% off select products in the Microsoft Store, 30% off Microsoft 365 Family Active duty, veterans, retirees, reservists, National Guard, and family
Samsung Up to 30% off Active duty, their families, and veterans
SiriusXM 25% off subscriptions Active duty, veterans, retirees, and reservists
Targus 25% off online purchases Active duty, veterans, retirees, National Guard, reservists, and family
TIDAL Discounted plans Must be able to confirm eligibility
Verizon Fios Up to $180 off per year Active duty, veterans, National Guard, and reservists
Verizon Wireless Discounted plans Active duty, veterans, cadets, and family
Store Discount Eligibility
Advance Auto Parts 10% off regularly priced items, in-store only Active duty, reservists, retirees, veterans receiving VA benefits, and immediate family
Anthem Off-Road 15% off a set of regularly priced Anthem wheels Active duty, veterans, retirees, and disabled military personnel
Audi Discounts on purchases and other benefits Active duty
Auto Accessories Garage 5% to 20% off Active duty, veterans, retirees, and reservists
BMW Discounts on leases and purchases
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Current and former military members, and family
CARiD 10% off Active duty, veterans, retirees, reservists, and immediate family
Ford/Lincoln Military Appreciation Bonus Cash toward purchases
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Active duty, retirees, National Guard, reservists, spouses, and dependents
Geico Up to 15% off Active duty, retirees, National Guard, and reservists
General Motors Discounts on purchases and leases, sometimes bonus cash
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Active duty, veterans, and retirees
Harley-Davidson Discounts on purchases; motorcycle storage; free merchandise shipping to AFO, FPO, or DPO addresses Active duty
Honda $500 off select new models when financed through Honda Active duty, National Guard, reservists, retirees, veterans within 2 years of separation from active service, spouses, and members of Gold Star families
Hyundai $500 bonus toward purchase or lease Active duty, veterans, retirees, National Guard, and reservists
Infiniti Discounts on leases and purchases Active duty, reservists, and retirees or veterans within 24 months of active or reserve duty
Jeep $500 Military Bonus Cash toward purchases or leases Active duty, reservists, retirees, and veterans within 12 months of discharge date
Jiffy Lube 15% off most services Active duty and veterans
Mazda $500 Bonus Cash toward purchases or leases Active duty, reservists, National Guard, retirees and veterans within 2 years of separation or retirement, and family
Nissan $500 off purchases and leases Active duty, reservists, retirees, and veterans within 24 months of active duty
O'Reilly Auto Parts 10% off most in-store purchases Active duty, retirees, reservists, veterans, and eligible family
Penske 10% off truck rentals Active duty, veterans, and their families
Pep Boys 10% off in-store purchases Active duty and retirees
Subaru $500 off Active duty and reservists, National Guard, veterans and retirees who left the service within the last 12 months, and spouses or domestic partners
Take 5 Oil Change 25% off (can vary by location) Varies by location
Toyota $500 rebate toward new purchases or leases when financed through Toyota Active duty, eligible household members, retirees, and veterans within 2 years of discharge
Volkswagen $500 bonus on select new models All military personnel
Store Discount Eligibility
24 Hour Fitness $0 initiation and $5 off monthly dues for select basic memberships Active duty, reservists, retirees, and spouses
Atkins 15% off bars and shakes Active duty and veterans
Beachbody Business Service Fee waived for service members who want to become Beachbody Coaches Active duty, reservists, National Guard, those wounded in action, honorably discharged veterans, and eligible spouses or partners
Bodybuilding.com 10% off
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Active duty, veterans, reservists, National Guard, retirees, spouses, and eligible dependents
BURST Oral Care 25% off
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Military members, veterans, and family
Gold's Gym Discounted membership
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Active duty and veterans
Manscaped 20% off and free shipping
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Active duty, reservists, veterans, spouses, and immediate family members
Massage Envy Reduced membership rates Active duty
Store Discount Eligibility
Allegiant Air Free checked bags, free carry-on bags, free oversized bags, other waived fees Active duty, veterans, reservists, spouses, and dependents
American Airlines Discounted fares
Must call for military fares
Amtrak 10% off select fares (includes Auto Train) Active duty, spouses, and dependents
Avis Up to 25% off
Requires Veterans Advantage membership
Active duty, veterans, National Guard, reservists, and their families
Best Western Discounted rates Active duty and veterans
Budget Up to 25% off
Requires Veterans Advantage membership
Active duty, veterans, National Guard, reservists, and family
Carnival Cruise Lines Discounted fares, reduced deposits, free upgrades Active duty and retirees
Choice Hotels Discounted rates Active duty and retirees
Delta Air Lines Discounted fares
Must call for military fares
Active duty
Delta Vacations Up to $300 off select vacations via military email address certification Active duty and travel companions
Dollar Rent A Car 5% off
Requires Veterans Advantage membership
Active duty, veterans, National Guard, reservists, and family
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Discounted rates
USAA members get additional benefits
Active duty, veterans, retirees, National Guard, and reservists
Extended Stay America Discounted rates Active duty
Great Wolf Lodge Up to 30% off Active and retired military
Greyhound 10% off
Requires Veterans Advantage membership to book tickets online
Active duty, retirees, and family members
Hertz Discounted rates Active duty
Hilton Hotels and subsidiaries Discounted rates on lodging Active duty, retirees, veterans, reservists, and their spouses and families
Hyatt Hotels and subsidiaries Discounted rates Active duty and veterans
JetBlue 5% off Active duty
National Car Rental Discounted rates for all military personnel, 20% off for Veterans Advantage members Varies
National Park Service Free annual pass Active duty and their dependents, reservists, and National Guard
National Park Service Free lifetime pass Veterans, Gold Star families, and traveling companions in certain situations
Princess Cruises Up to $250 free onboard spending money Active duty, veterans, retirees, and disabled military personnel
Red Roof Inn 10% off for military personnel, 20% off for Veterans Advantage members Active duty, veterans, retirees, and family
Royal Caribbean Discounted fares on select sailings Active duty, retirees, veterans, and spouses
Sandals Resorts 10% off promotional rates Active duty, retirees, spouses, reservists, National Guard, and veterans
Six Flags 20% off 1-day General Admission ticket Active duty
Southwest Airlines Discounted fares
Must call for military fares
Active duty and dependents
Thrifty Rent-A-Car 5% off car rentals
Requires Veterans Advantage membership
Active duty, veterans, National Guard, reservists, and family
United Airlines Up to 5% off
Requires Veterans Advantage membership
Active duty, veterans, National Guard, reservists, and eligible family members
Universal Studios Discounted tickets at Orlando and Hollywood parks Active duty and retirees at both parks; disabled veterans, spouses, and dependents at Hollywood
Walt Disney World Promotional theme park tickets Active duty, retirees, National Guard, reservists, and spouses
Wyndham Hotels and subsidiaries Up to 20% off
Requires Veterans Advantage membership
Active duty, veterans, retirees, reservists, National Guard, and family members
Store Discount Eligibility
1-800-Flowers 20% off
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Military members, veterans, and family
Bass Pro Shops 5% off Active duty, veterans, retirees, National Guard, and reservists
Cabela's 5% off Active duty, veterans, retirees, National Guard, and reservists
Costco $30 Costco Shop Card when you join as a new member
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Active duty, veterans, retirees, spouses, and dependents
Cove Security Up to $475 of security equipment, six months of monitoring, and a 60-day trial for $150
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Active duty, veterans, and family
CVS 20% off orders and free shipping
Requires Veterans Advantage membership
Active duty, veterans, and eligible family members
Evolve Skateboards $100 off electric skateboard orders Active duty, veterans, and dependents
HickoryFarms.com Free shipping to APO, DPO, and FPO addresses for select purchases Anyone shipping to military personnel
Home Depot 10% off Active duty and veterans
Joann Fabric 15% off Active duty, veterans, and their spouses and dependents
Lowe's 10% off eligible purchases Active duty and veterans
Michaels 15% off Active duty, veterans, National Guard, reservists, and registered dependents
PODS 10% off for military moves Active duty, retirees, and veterans
Rosetta Stone Special pricing
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Active duty, veterans, National Guard, reservists, and immediate family members
Sherwin-Williams 15% off paints, stains, and painting supplies Active duty, veterans, reservists, and spouses
Taylor Made Golf 15% off
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Active duty, veterans, retirees, spouses, and family
TurboTax Free federal and state filing Active duty and reservists
Tutor.com Free online tutoring and homework help Military members, civilian personnel, and eligible dependents
Twiddy & Company Realtors Discounted Outer Banks vacation rentals Active duty and retirees
Worx 10% off
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Active duty, veterans, retirees, National Guard, reservists, and family
Yankee Candle 10% off purchases Active duty, retirees, and their immediate families
YETI Special pricing
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Active duty, veterans, retirees, National Guard, and reservists
YMCA Free membership and childcare Active duty and family

Wondering what types of products and services offer the most military discounts? We have some answers! Out of all the discounts we found, 29% were for clothing, shoes, and accessories, easily making that the No. 1 category. Travel came in at No. 2, at 21%. Read about the other categories in the following infographic.

military discounts categories infographic

You may have better luck finding military discounts in places with a lot of military personnel. So we looked at which 10 U.S. states have the highest numbers of active-duty military personnel, according to March 2021 figures from the Defense Manpower Data Center. California leads the way with 166,507 personnel, followed by Virginia at 130,779. Check out the rest of the states in our map infographic.

military personnel map infographic

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