Valentine’s Day is just over 30 days away! The décor started popping up in stores before Christmas passed, and some holiday candy were already supplanted by heart-shaped chocolates and boxes before Santa came! It isn’t surprising that shopping has already begun for the holiday of love. After the cost of the holidays, the idea of spending more on a gift for Valentine’s Day can be daunting. For military and veteran families, don’t forget to use your military discount to save money while buying a gift. Think outside the heart-shaped chocolate box with these ideas.
Asics offers a 40% discount when you purchase directly from them.
L.L. Bean offers 10% off their gear online and in person.
LuLuLemon offers 25% for all in-store purchases.
Verify your discount with North Face, and you can get a discount on clothing and footwear.
Reebok offers 50% to Military and Government employees for purchases.
Under Armour traditionally offers 10% discount and has recently increased it to 20% – in store only.
Zappos offers 10% for every purchase to military and their family members.
If you have a crafty person in your life who paints or bakes cakes, you might be looking at Michael’s to purchase a gift – don’t forget to ask for your 15% military discount!
If you are looking at an Apple product or device, Apple offers a 10% discount or check out your local military exchange where you won’t pay sales tax!
If you are local to Colonial Williamsburg, consider a trip there using up the annual passport discount offered to Active-Duty, Reservists, National Guard, Retirees and Veterans.
If you are local to Sea World San Diego or Sea World Orlando, Active-Duty military, Reservists, National Guard and Veterans can use the complimentary one day admission for up to 4 people in total including the service member to spend time together as a family – don’t forget the masks and sanitizer, and check up on local regulations before you go.
How about paying $0! All current U.S. military service members and their dependents are offered a free annual military pass to the National Parks! Show your military ID at any of these federal recreation sites and get your military pass for the year.
If you are placing an order for Bowflex, call and ask about their military discount. Military families have saved 15% off equipment.
Peloton offers a free Essentials Package (Peloton shoes, weights and headphones) with the purchase of a Peloton Bike if you were looking at purchasing one for Valentine’s Day.
If you need a new appliance or even stores containers (hello preparations for that PCS!), consider using your military discount at Home Depot or Lowe’s to buy these items for your Valentine. They are useful items that will be used daily, why not make these your valentine gift.
Big Lots offers a 10% year-round discount for active duty as part of their Big Rewards Program if you are looking for housewares, games or clothes on offer at Big Lots.
If you are needing a new piece of furniture (thank you moving company for sending that reimbursement check), Pottery Barn offers a 15% discount for military and veterans and their families. While it is typically verified in store, there have been reports of getting the discount added via phone.
Heading out to Restoration Hardware? Don’t forget to ask about the military discount, which military family members shared is 25% off!
Yeti offers a military discount online through verification from ID.me.
American Girl traditionally offers a 15% discount in store only, but with the recent pandemic they have also been offering it if you call in as well.
I wonder what St. Valentine would think of this celebration in his name that became a day for love in the Middle Ages.
Saving money when making any purchase is just that – saved money. It doesn’t hurt to ask if you are making a purchase from any store that isn’t listed here.
Is there a discount you use, that isn’t listed here? Let us know!