48 Discounts and Freebies for Service Members on Armed Forces Day

Military discounts offer savings on dining, travel and more.

Many retailers show appreciation to America’s service members on a daily basis, but May is also designated as Military Appreciation Month. Within this month is Armed Forces Day 2019, which falls on May 18. Your military ID is already useful for getting Veterans Affairs resources, but you can also use it to save money on everything from dining out to buying a car.

Keep reading to see the best military discounts that help service members and veterans save on dining out, apparel and more.

Military Discounts at Restaurants

Service members and veterans can take advantage of military discounts at national chain restaurants and food-related services, including free meals in some cases. Take advantage of these offers now:

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Military Discounts on Retail and Apparel

From local shops to national chains, stores offer special prices on clothing, accessories and more for veterans and active-duty military personnel year-round. Get some great discounts from these participating retailers:

  • 1-800-Flowers.com: Active-duty military and veterans can save 30% on floral arrangements using promo code VETERAN4 and their Veterans Advantage card member ID.
  • 7-Eleven: The convenience store chain lets members rack up thousands of bonus points through the Veterans Advantage program.
  • Bass Pro Shops: Eligible military members receive a 5% discount every day on select products and Cabela’s gear with a valid military ID.
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods: Active-duty and reserve military personnel, retirees and veterans receive a 10% discount on their in-store purchases.
  • Cabela’s: Like Bass Pro, Cabela’s offers military shoppers a 5% discount year-round.
  • Champion: Military personnel and veterans get 10% off.
  • Coleman: Shoppers who enroll in Veterans Advantage will receive a special link for a 35% discount on their Coleman purchase, plus free shipping on orders over $49.
  • CVS: Military members can save up to 20% off their CVS.com purchase through the Veterans Advantage program. This discount can be combined with promo codes for even more savings.
  • Foot Locker: Qualified military personnel can get a 20% discount on most purchases on the Foot Locker site.
  • Guess: Guess what? You can save 30-50% off select styles at GUESS through Memorial Day Weekend.
  • Marciano: Save further on Marciano’s clearance section with a 30% discount during Memorial Day Weekend.
  • Mattress Firm: You have until May 27 to take advantage of mattress discounts, for savings of up to $700 plus 0% APR financing for six years.
  • Michaels: Get 15% off your purchase — including sale items — every day with a military ID.
  • Modsy: You can save 20% on all Modsy design packages from May 20 through May 27.
  • Nest Bedding: The bed-in-a-box retailer is offering customers offering $100-$200 off select mattresses plus a free pillow. This dreamy deal is available from May 20 to June 3.
  • Nike: Receive a 10% discount when shopping the Nike website and at Nike stores as an eligible military member or veteran.
  • Rove Concepts: You take advantage of Rove’s early Memorial Day sale right now and save up to 30%.
  • Sam’s Club: Sam’s Club offers military members a $10 gift card when they sign up for its membership program.
  • TacticalGear.com: The tactical retailer offers military members a 10% discount.
  • Target: The retailer is offering a 10% military discount on $70 purchases made online through the VetRewards program.
  • Under Armour: For eligible military personnel, veterans and first responders, the retailer offers a sitewide 10% discount with verification.

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Military Discounts on Travel, Attractions and Recreation

From local theaters to theme parks, museums and resorts, venues of all kinds offer discounts for veterans and active-duty military personnel. These deals offer ways to spend less:

For more ways to save, keep reading to find out how to get a discount every time at your favorite stores.

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Jodi Thornton-O’Connell contributed to the reporting for this article.

Deals and offers are subject to change.