Best Military Discounts Available (Electronics, Sporting Goods, Home, etc)

To show appreciation for those who are serving or have served in the military, many companies offer discounts or deals. Some companies only give these discounts to active service members, whereas others are more lenient and extend the courtesy to any military personnel (active or retired) and their families. Furthermore, some individual locations may give you a military discount even though the corporation as a whole does not offer one.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of places that offer military discounts, including restaurants, clothing stores, electronics companies, home improvement stores, sporting goods stores, and more. We also highlight the best military discounts available in each category.

The Best Military Discounts

After compiling the list of stores and companies that provide military discounts (below), we’ve highlighted the best in each category to let you know where you can get the best deals.

  • Best restaurant discount: Long John Silver’s offers an everyday discount and additional discounts on Military Mondays.
  • Best apparel discounts: Abercrombie & Fitch and Foot Locker each offer 20% discounts.
  • Best electronics discount: HP offers up to 35% off and free shipping.
  • Best automotive discount: Husky Liners offers a 10% discount.
  • Best home improvement discount: Lowe’s offers 10% off anything (including sale and clearance items), and the discount can even be used online.
  • Best sporting goods discount: Dunham’s offers 10% off every day of the week.
  • Best car rental discount: Avis and Budget each offer up to 25% off their base rates.
  • Best cellular discount: Verizon offers discounts on both plans and accessories.

The List of Military Discounts

Below, we’ve compiled the list of companies that offer military discounts. At any of these places, make sure you have a military ID — you’ll need it to verify your eligibility for any military discounts. Furthermore, most companies don’t offer a military discount for online purchases as it is more difficult to verify your military status.

Restaurants

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

BurgerFi

  • Military discount: 15% at corporate-owned locations; varies at franchise locations
  • Eligibility: Active-duty and veterans
  • Source: Customer service
  • Find a BurgerFi

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

  • Military discount: 10%
  • Eligibility: Active-duty, retirees, and their immediate families with a valid military ID
  • Source: Customer service
  • Find a Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Chuck E. Cheese

  • Military discount: Military-only meal deals including various combinations of pizza, drinks, and Play Pass points
  • Eligibility: Active-duty, retirees, National Guard, and reservists
  • Source: Customer service, Chuck E. Cheese website
  • Find a Chuck E. Cheese

El Pollo Loco

The Greene Turtle

Logan’s Roadhouse

Long John Silver’s

HomeTown Buffet, Old Country Buffet, & Ryan’s

Note: These three restaurants are owned by the same parent company and offer the same discount.

Waffle House

Note: Many other restaurants do not offer year-round military discounts, but offer special deals on holidays like Veteran’s Day; find out more in our list of federal employee discounts.

Apparel

Abercrombie & Fitch

Aeropostale

  • Military discount: 10%
  • Eligibility: Anyone with a military ID
  • Source: Customer Service
  • Find an Aeropostale

American Eagle Outfitters

Banana Republic

  • Military discount: 15% off regular priced items
  • Eligibility: Anyone with a military ID
  • Source: Customer service
  • Find a Banana Republic

Boot Barn

Brooks Brothers

Buckle

  • Military discount: 10%
  • Eligibility: Anyone with a Military ID
  • Source: Customer service
  • Find a Buckle

The Children’s Place

Express

  • Military discount: 15% off, excludes clearance items
  • Eligibility: Anyone with a military ID
  • Source: Customer Service
  • Find an Express

Foot Locker

  • Military discount: 20%
  • Eligibility: Active duty personnel in any branch of the military, their spouse, and eligible dependents; Retirees receiving Military benefits, including their eligible spouse and dependents
  • Source: Foot Locker website
  • Find a Foot Locker

Gap

  • Military discount: 10%
  • Eligibility: Anyone with a military ID
  • Source: Customer service
  • Find a Gap

Hot Topic

  • Military discount: 10%
  • Eligibility: Active duty only, but some managers may be willing to offer the discount to other military personnel
  • Source: Customer service
  • Find a Hot Topic

lululemon

  • Military discount: 15%
  • Eligibility: All North American military members (active and reservist) with a valid government ID
  • Source: Customer Service
  • Visit lululemon’s website

Maurices

  • Military discount: 10%
  • Eligibility: Anyone with a military ID
  • Source: Customer Service
  • Find a Maurices

Nike

  • Military discount: 10%, can be used online or in-store
  • Eligibility: Active, veteran, retired, and reservist US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard personnel
  • Source: Nike website
  • Find a Nike

Old Navy

  • Military discount: 10%
  • Eligibility: Anyone with a military ID
  • Source: Customer service
  • Find an Old Navy

PacSun

Under Armour

  • Military discount: 10%
  • Eligibility: Anyone with a Military ID
  • Source: Customer Service
  • Find an Under Armour

Electronics

Apple

Dell

  • Military discount: 10%
  • Eligibility: Active-duty, veteran, National Guard, Reservist; military spouses, children, parents, and other immediate family members
  • Source: Dell website
  • Visit Dell’s homepage

HP

Lenovo

Microsoft

Automotive

4 Wheel Parts

Husky Liners

JEGS High Performance

Quadratec

Rough Country

Summit Racing

Home Improvement

The Home Depot

  • Military discount: 10% off regular price items
  • Eligibility: Anyone with a military ID
  • Source: Customer service
  • Find a Home Depot

Lowe’s

  • Military discount: 10% in stores and online
  • Eligibility: Anyone with a military ID (active-duty or veteran)
  • Source: Customer service, Lowe’s website
  • Find a Lowe’s

Sporting Goods & Outdoors

Bass Pro Shops

Bowflex

Cabela’s

Dunham’s Sports

  • Military discount: 10% off regular priced items
  • Eligibility: Anyone with a military ID
  • Source: Customer Service
  • Find a Dunham’s Sports

ExtremeTerrain

Misc. Stores

Benchmade Knife Company

Build-A-Bear

Michaels

  • Military discount: 15% off in-store purchases (including sale items)
  • Eligibility: Active-duty and retirees with valid ID
  • Source: Michaels website
  • Find a Michaels

Pottery Barn

Purple Mattress

See our related research for more on the Purple Mattress military discount.

Sears

  • Military discount: 20% off regular price merchandise and 5% off sales prices throughout the tools/hardware and lawn & garden departments.
  • Eligibility: Anyone with a military ID.
  • Source: Sears website (type in “military discount”)
  • Find a Sears

Williams Sonoma

Cellular Services

AT&T

  • Military discount: 15% off the monthly service charge on qualified plans
  • Eligibility: Active duty, spouses, veterans, national guard, and reserves
  • Source: AT&T website
  • Find an AT&T

Sprint

  • Military discount: Depends on your plan
  • Eligibility: Active duty, reserve, and veterans
  • Source: Customer service, Sprint website
  • Find a Sprint

T-Mobile

U.S. Cellular

  • Military discount: 15% off calling plan charges on individual single line and/or Family plans (15% discount will apply to the data monthly reoccurring charge only on Shared Connect plans)
  • Eligibility: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, National Guard, Reserves
  • Source: U.S. Cellular website
  • Find a U.S. Cellular

Verizon Wireless

  • Military discount: $15 off Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited monthly plans; 15% off other eligible plans; 25% off select accessories
  • Eligibility: Active service members and veterans
  • Source: Verizon’s website
  • Find a Verizon Wireless

Car Rental

Advantage Rent a Car

Alamo Rent a Car

Avis Rent a Car

  • Military discount: Up to 25%
  • Eligibility: Active-duty, veterans, National Guard, Reservists, and their families with a Veterans Advantage membership
  • Source: Avis website
  • Book an Avis rental car

Budget Car Rental

Dollar

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Hertz

  • Military discount: Varies depending on your booking details
  • Eligibility: Active-duty, veterans, National Guard, and Reservists and their families
  • Source: Hertz website
  • Book a Hertz car rental

Airlines

For information about military discounts for flights, see our list of seven airlines with military discounts.

Places That Might Have a Military Discount

The following chains do not have an official military discount offered at every location, but some individual locations may be willing to give you some sort of discount or deal at the manager’s discretion. Note that linked company names will direct you to our dedicated research on each store.

Places With No Military Discount

In the course of our research, we found that the following companies don’t offer military discounts. Note that linked company names will take you to our dedicated research on that company’s policy.

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