Federal employee discounts are available to those who are able to show proof of employment with the federal government. Depending on the company offering the discount, you may be able to use your personnel badge or ID card (issued to U.S. federal civilian employees), official military ID, Common Access Card (CAC), U.S. federal government-issued Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card, VA Universal Access Card, Veterans Service Organization Card (VFW, AmVets, DAV, etc.), Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) card, or Native American Tribal Government ID card.
The Verifiable Federal Employee Discounts List
The table below lists the companies that offer a discount to federal employees, military members, veterans, first responders, etc. Discounts are subject to change, and while you typically will just need to provide an ID or show proof of employment to get the discount, some businesses may have other requirements. For example, Avis requires customers to register with Veterans Advantage to get access to its 25% discount.
For more specific details about discounts on lodging, we’ve compiled the list of which hotels offer discounted military rates. We also have a breakdown of which airlines offer discounts and courtesies to government personnel, military members, and their families.
For information about discounts specifically for law enforcement, we list the available law enforcement discounts and their requirements.
Wherever possible, we’ve linked to each company’s military discount policy information in the table below, so you can see the most current deals and requirements.
Finding Restaurant Discounts on Social Media
In recent years, restaurants have been turning to social media to announce their promotions and discounts. The following restaurants don’t advertise any permanent discounts for federal employees, but do announce their limited-time promotions, including Veterans Day and Memorial Day specials, through social media or other news releases:
- Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
- Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House
- Krispy Kreme
- Longhorn Steakhouse
- Olive Garden
- Ruby Tuesday
- Sweet Frog
- Texas Roadhouse
- TGI Friday’s
- White Castle