There are many retailers that, either out of a sense of pride in the military or because some member of that business is a veteran himself, offer significant discounts to the men and women who protect our nation. Some of these discounts occur only on holidays such as Veteran’s and Memorial Day but other happen all year round. Keep reading to see the best military discounts for service members and veterans.
- Restaurants: Restaurants such as Applebee’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, California Pizza Kitchen, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, Chipotle and many others offer discounts and even free meals to veteran’s either on Veteran’s Day or regularly throughout the year as a matter of store policy.
- Education and tutoring: Many colleges and universities throughout the country offer discounts to military members, spouses, and veterans. This is in addition to the many educational benefits that the GI Bill already offers those of us who have served our nation. As an example, Tutor.com offers free tutoring for members of the military.
- Moving and storage: Anyone who has every served knows the necessity of having to move from time to time. In acknowledgement of this, several national moving companies offer discounts to active duty members of the military such as Penske Truck Rentals which offer 20% off on relocation packages. Some even offer discount packages for overseas moves.
- Cars and dealerships: Car rental places like Hertz and Enterprise as well as car dealerships offer many discounts for military men and women. (Enterprise’s founder Jack Taylor served as a U.S. Navy pilot during World War II.) You can also often find discounts at auto repair shops.
- Amusement and theme parks: Amusement venues such as Westgate Resorts, LEGOLAND Florida, Aquarium of the Pacific, Disneyland all offer some kind of discount for veterans and their families. AT LEGOLAND Florida, veterans can also purchase theme tickets for up to six guests at a 50 percent discount.
Of course, chief among the businesses that offer discounts for veterans and active duty personnel 24/7/365 is eMarine PX. We are a USMC store that sells Marine Corps jacket and many other items of interest to Marine Corps personnel. Our service is number one and our merchandise is of the highest quality.