Military Discounts Offered
by These Merchants

Many merchants offer military discounts in recognition and appreciation of the debt we owe to our military members and their families. In a recent post on SpouseBuzz, airforcewife lamented the fact that her local Home Depot store no longer honors a military discount (it's up to each individual store).

That post inspired us to provide you with this list of merchants who offer discounts to military members and military families.

Please help us continue to build a comprehensive list where other military families can find businesses that recognize the sacrifices our military families make, and express their thanks in the form of a military discount, however large or small. We can express our appreciation of that recognition by choosing these merchants for our business. Submit additional companies offering military discounts using the form at the bottom of this page.

As those who posted comments to airforcewife's post indicated, it's not the amount of the discount that matters as much as the fact that there IS a discount offered, an acknowledgment of the quiet sacrifices our military members and their families make on a daily basis.

Everyone likes to be appreciated, and our military spouses are no exception. They quietly go about their daily lives, and unless you're another military spouse, you're unlikely to ever hear them mention a complaint.

So, if you ARE part of a military family, please accept our gratitude, and enjoy the discounts offered by the businesses listed here. And remember to make it a habit everywhere you shop to ask if they offer a military discount. It may be that they've just never thought of it, and your question might prompt a new policy.

Military Rate May Not Be Lowest

Remember, especially when you're dealing with hotels and motels, that their military rate may not be the lowest rate. Many hotels in locations with a large number of military guests will set their military rates at the per diem rate for that location. Sometimes, you may find a AAA discount, AARP discount (for retirees), or other special promotion rate that is less than the military rate (especially on weekends). So don't just assume that the military rate is the lowest -- ASK!

Sometimes, the hotel reservations clerk will tell you there's a lower rate available, but not always. So just make it a habit to ask if the military rate is the lowest available rate, or if there's some other discounted rate for which you might qualify.

And if you're traveling with your family, remember that you'll save money by staying in hotels that offer free breakfasts, such as Courtyard by Marriott and others, and you'll save even more by staying in places that have a kitchenette, where you can prepare your own food, such as Residence Inn by Marriott.

If you're NOT part of a military family and are just visting on this page, please take every opportunity to thank those who are. Their families endure hardships you would never even think of, so that your family can enjoy all the benefits of being American. Let them know you appreciate that, and their quiet courage.

The following companies offer discounts, but you may find that
not all locations participate, so be sure to ask:

  • Applebee's
  • Arby's
  • A&W
  • Back Yard Burgers
  • Barnhill's
  • Burger King
  • Captain D's
  • Carl's Jr.
  • Chevy's Fresh Mex
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Chipotle
  • Denny's
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Friendly's Ice Cream Stores
  • Golden Corral
  • IHOP
  • Java Cafe
  • KFC
  • Long John Silver's
  • McDonald's
  • The Melting Pot
  • Panchero's Mexican Grill
  • Pancho's Mexican Buffet
  • Panda Express
  • Pizza Hut
  • Quizno's
  • Raising Cane's Chicken
  • Red Robin
  • Sizzler
  • Sonic
  • Taco Bell
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Wendy's
  • White Castle
  • AmTrak
  • Best Western
  • Choice Hotels
  • Continental Airlines
  • Cruise lines (most)
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Car Care
  • AutoZone
  • Big 10 Tires
  • Checker Auto Parts
  • General Motors
  • Jiffy Lube
  • Kragen Auto Parts
  • Meineke
  • NAPA Auto Parts
Cell Phone Service Discounts
  • Alltel
  • Cingular
  • Sprint/NexTel
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon
Clothing and Shoes
  • Aeropostale
  • The Children's Place
  • Dress Barn
  • The Finish Line
  • Foot Action
  • Foot Locker
  • Goody's
  • Hot Topic
  • Jos. A. Bank
  • Jockey
  • Lerner
  • New York & Company
  • Pac Sun
  • Rack Room Shoes
  • Reebok
  • Timberland Outlets (active duty only)
  • Wilson's Leather

  • Anheuser-Busch Amusement Parks
  • Blockbuster
  • Disney Resorts
  • MLB Hall of Fame
  • Movie Theaters
  • Ripley's attractions and museums
  • Professional Sports teams


  • AT&T
  • Geico
  • Sears Portrait Studio
  • Apple Computers
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Budget Truck Rental
  • Champs Sports
  • Dell Computers
  • Discovery Channel Store
  • GNC
  • Home Depot
  • Lowe's
  • Play It Again Sports
  • Pure Beauty
  • Sally Beauty Supply
  • Spencer's Gifts
  • Suncoast

For special military discounts on a wide variety of goods and services, including travel, insurance, computers, etc.:

Veterans Advantage, Inc.

Disney Discounts

Travel Discounts

Education Discounts

Discounts on new General Motors vehicles.

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