100+ Federal Employee Discounts: Government Employee Savings Listed

Short Answer: Federal employees, including military members and first responders, are eligible for a host of discounts, from travel and lodging to restaurants and retail. You will usually need to show proof of federal employment in order to receive the discount. For the list of over 100 discounts for government employees, see below.

Proof of Employment

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.

See our related article for more information about discounts for law enforcement.

The Verifiable Federal Employee Discounts List

Insurance Discounts

Communications and Tech Discounts

Rental Cars and Car Maintenance Discounts

Air and Rail Travel Discounts

It’s helpful to know which airlines offer discounts to military personnel and their families. Courtesies offered often include discounted fares and Space Available flights. Some airlines give significant discounts to non-military government officials as well.

Restaurant Discounts

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:

  • Denny’s
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
  • Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • O’Charley’s
  • Olive Garden
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Subway
  • Sweet Frog
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • TGI Friday’s
  • White Castle

Lodging Discounts

For more details on these hotels, we’ve compiled the list of which hotels offer discounted military rates.

Entertainment Discounts

Retail Discounts

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