Being a veteran can give you access to deals at hundreds of businesses across the country. Deals and discounts the general population don’t have access to.
Below, we’ll dig into who can get these discounts, when to find the best deals, the types of deals you can expect and more!
Who Gets “Veterans” Discounts
Veterans are not the only ones who get access to these deals. Frequently businesses will offer discounts to veterans as well as those on active duty. Depending on the business, spouses and dependents of those in the military may be eligible for the discounts too. Those who serve in the National Guard as well as reservists are also offered discounts by many businesses.
When to Find the Best Discounts
Businesses that offer veterans discounts usually offer them all year round. Though you may notice a spike in the number of deals as well as the best discounts available around Veteran’s Day.
Types of Discounts for Veterans
Here’s a list of some types of businesses and some specific companies in each that offer discounts to veterans.
- General Motors
- Jiffy Lube
- Bass Pro Shops
- Home Depot
- Sunglass Hut
- Burger King
- Longhorn Steakhouse
- Pizza Hut
- American Airlines
- Disney World / Disneyland
- Red Roof Inn
- Royal Caribbean
- Southwest Airlines
How Big of a Veteran Discount to Expect
The deals these, and many other, companies offer veterans can add up to substantial savings. How much? Well, it depends on the type of business.
In retail, the typical discount is around 10% but can go up to 25% or so in some cases. Similar discounts can be expected in the travel sector. Restaurants discount also hover around that 10% off range but some restaurants may offer free meals on select days for veterans.
Bottom Line on Veterans Deals
Bottom line is, if you’re a veteran or on active duty, if you go to buy something (anything!) ask the business if they offer a military or veteran discount. Asking that question can save you a ton of money each year!