It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but those bills sure do pile up fast! Instead of pinching pennies, use a military discount to keep your budget in check.
Food for Your Table
Omaha Steaks: use ID.me to save 10% on great steaks, along with other meats and sides.
Shari’s Berries: add something sweet to the table, near or far, with a variety of discount deals.
Peapod: save a little on the essentials and get everything delivered to your door. Holiday shopping never went so smoothly!
Cracker Barrel: no discounts are advertised, but several sources do note that a discount may be offered at the manager’s discretion. It never hurts to flash your military ID.
Boston Market: if you are enrolled in Veterans Advantage, you are eligible for a 20% military discount. Show your membership card to claim your discount and add a rotisserie chicken to your holiday menu.
Local restaurants: check with local restaurants in your area to see whether they offer any special deals or discounts to active duty troops, veterans or their families.
Stock Up on Socks (and Other Things)
Old Navy: known for jeans, tees and cozy sweaters, Old Navy offers a 10% military discount. Now your family will look super sharp for the holidays.
Aeropostale: get 10% off your purchase in store. Your teens and tweens will love the casual and cool styles.
Carters: get free shipping automatically on orders over $50, including to APO/FPO addresses.
Columbia Sportswear: snag your favorite sports gear at a 10% discount when you verify with ID.me.
Kohls: some locations offer a 15% discount to service members, veterans and families when you present your valid ID. Not all stores are participating, but it always pays to check.
Nike: get 10% off at Nike-owned stores, like NikeTown and factory stores, when you present a valid military ID. Now you can get those new shoes a little bit cheaper.
Under Armour: whether you purchase online or in person, snag a 10% discount. If you are ordering online, verify your military status with ID.me.
Sperry: get a 15% discount on their classic boat shoes and other quality gear when you verify with ID.me.
Send Your Love
1-800-Flowers: if you’re far from home, show you care with flowers. Save 20% when you verify your military status through ID.me.
1st in Flowers: get 15% off flowers when you use the code USMilitary at checkout.
Hickory Farms: families living OCONUS should share this deal with their family back home. Shipping to APO/FPO addresses is free!
Make Holiday Magic
Michaels: if you like to DIY, do it for 15% less every day when you show your military ID at checkout.
Joann Fabrics: when you need to redo your curtains or craft a cute tree skirt, get 10% off at checkout when you show your ID.
Take a Trip
Beaches and Sandals: if you’d like to escape to somewhere warm and sunny, where everything is included, look at this resort company. Beaches is perfect for families with children while Sandals caters to adults-only. Make sure you get your 10% discount by calling an agent to book.
Amtrak: skip the drive and save 10% on train travel. With routes all over the United States there may be a train station close to your holiday destination.
Carnival Cruise: get special rates on select cruises in the Caribbean. Check the calendar to find the best prices on a variety of staterooms.
Princess Cruise: you’ll have a little extra money to spend on board when you use the Military Cruise Benefit Program. Contact the cruise line or your travel agent to learn more.
Disney Parks: save on multi-day park passes to Disneyland and Disney World with Disney’s Military Salute.
Hotel discounts: most major hotel chains offer discounted rates for military troops and veterans based on per diem. Not all hotels will offer discounted rates or the same discount percentage. Be sure to inquire at your preferred hotel for discounted rates and availability.
This list is just a small sampling of possible military deals and discounts available to troops, veterans and their families.
You can access more benefits by joining Veterans Advantage, although there is a fee associated with membership. There are many Veterans Advantage exclusive discounts and deals, which could help your membership fee pay for itself.
ID.me is a free program that helps retailers verify your military affiliation.
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