Whether if you're looking for a new wardrobe, a new car, discounted services, special military bank loans or a brand new motorcycle, you'll be sure to find a great military discount in our shopping and merchant military discount listing.
Retail Military Discounts
What better way to shop till you drop then saving money while you’re doing it?!
This listing of retail military discounts is for the shopaholics at heart. Well, it can also be a great resource of fantastic savings for the casual shopper as well.
Adkos.com – A Veteran-Owned and operated business specializing in both short-term and long-term storage of military vehicles since 2002. They offer a discount of 50% off your first month of storage at any of their nationwide locations and their core product is 100% free to qualified military members when authorized by the government. They have serviced and continue to serve thousands of military members.
Aeropostale – 20% off your in-store purchase when you present a valid military ID.
All American Gifts – 10% military discount for active duty, retired, and reservist personnel.
Anna’s Linens – 10% off a purchase when using the coupon code MILITARY10.
Apple Store – The discount varies and you get reduced product prices. Sign up HERE.
Armed Forces Eyewear – 10-30% off for active duty, veterans, retirees, reservists, first responders, and military families including any dependents. Start shopping now!
Audible.com 15% off a membership
Have you ever listened to a book? Have you road trip with your dog, knowing that static mixed with the occasional talk-radio snippet just wasn't going to work? So you got a book on tape and it helped make the trip a great one? So now picture the tedious tasks in your life: sitting in traffic, mopping the floor, shopping at Home Depot, or any tasks that you kind of dread. What if you added a book to that task? What if you could listen to the bestseller that everyone is talking about or the biography that you've been trying to get time to read? Audible.com is your source for recorded books. They have any book you could imagine and are adding dozens of books each month. One of the best thing about Audible is their great narrators. They have TV and movie stars as narrators who really do justice to the stories. Now, Audible.com is even better. They have just announced a military discount that is available to ALL service members. You get one free book and if you love it and decide to buy more, you get 15% off a membership. The only hitch is that it is for new accounts only, so if you have ever received a free book from them before, you won't be eligible for that email address. All of the information is here. They are super excited to be able to offer this exclusive discount to the military community. Listened to a good book lately?
Banana Republic – 15% off full priced items in-store when you show a valid military ID.
Bass Pro Shops – 10% off from the 15th to 22nd of each month.
BJ’s Wholesale Club Military Discount – The new offerings consist of a discounted membership of $35 (regular is $50) and military members can also enroll in their rewards membership at no cost (normally $100). The memberships are valid for 12 months and include a free second card for a household member. To qualify for the military membership and coupon, please present a valid military ID at sign-up. The military offer is for active-duty and retired military members and their spouses.
Build A Sign – Free banner and cards to support the troops. For more information, click HERE.
Breathe Easy – They are a dry salt therapy wellness center and offer a 25% discount for active and veteran military personnel at all of their locations. For more information, you can visit their website or contact them at 917-400-7258 or email Sadman directly.
Cabela’s – 10% off when you show a military ID. Cabela’s military discount is only given twice a year. It is advertised as “Hometown Hero Sale” and ….include law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and all active duty and retired military personnel. Once around June and the next in November around Veterans Day.
Calvin Klein – 15% off all purchases with a military ID. In store only.
Champs Sports – Military personnel receives 15-20% off in-store purchases with a valid military ID.
Christopher & Banks – 10% discount.
Crocs.com – Sign up for the free newsletter and receive 20% off your next online purchase. To sign up, click HERE.
CubeSmart – Up to 2 months free and 15% off your monthly payments on select rental storage units. For the official promotion site, click HERE.
Custom Made Casino – A brand that offers individuals and companies an opportunity to promote their brand via custom poker chips, wedding and party favors, personalized gifts and more. They believe your brand should be represented by the absolute best and they offer a military discount. Use code MILITARY at checkout.
DC Shoes – 15% military discounts for military service members
Dell Computers – Military Rewards
Desarti – Desarti wants to help add some new clothes to your wardrobe this fall. Their collection is full of the coolest plus size brands that bring you cool, casual, and contemporary fashion. The list of brands includes Emerald, Fashion Tart, MaiTai, True Light, Umgee USA, Velzera, and Yummy Plus Besides having adorable clothing, the best part of shopping with Desarti is that they offer a military discount to show their appreciation for military members, and for the military wives and daughters who bravely stand by our heroes. Those who qualify for the Desarti military discount (active duty and veterans, National Guard and Reservists, including spouses and dependents) will receive 15% off their entire purchase. In order to see if you qualify, verify your eligibility at http://www.desarti.com/pages/military-discount and you will receive a coupon code that can be redeemed during checkout.
DISH Network – It’s hard to believe how much television has changed over the years. No longer are the days of watching fuzzy black and white programs on your choice of three standard channels. While the simplicity was nice, we now have awesome features like hundreds of channels, thousands of shows to watch in every genre, HD picture, and my personal favorite feature – the ability to record shows and watch shows later with DVR.
With DISH Network, customers have access to a great program called Hopper that will enhance your TV watching experience even more. It gives you access to On Demand shows, ability to skip commercials on recorded shows, up to 8 shows recording at once, DVR shared recordings between any HD TV in the home, up to 2,000 record and store hours, and even a remote control locator! If you’re wanting to switch your service to DISH, Connect Your Home is a fast and easy way to find all the best prices for top national brands for TV, internet, and home phone service needs – all with only one call needed. And that’s not even the best part! Connect Your Home is now offering an exclusive military discount to all active duty, veterans, reservists, and guard servicemen and women, as a thank you for your service. This exclusive discount lets military members receive 50% off the best package of DISH Network Service and after you order and a $100 prepaid Visa Card. This offer is only available through Connect Your Home and when you order today, your DISH package will also include a free hopper upgrade, free professional installation, free HD for life, and free CINEMAX, SHOWTIME, and STARZ for three months. If you’re ready to take full advantage of all the great features DISH has through Connect Your Home, start by verifying your military status today at http://www.connectyourhome.com/news-and-articles/military-offer-us-armed-forces-members/
Dress Barn – Bring in valid military ID and receive a discount. Discount varies and only works at participating locations.
Eastbay – Save 20% on in-store, online, and phone shopping.
eBags – Although there isn’t a specific eBags military discount, you can take advantage of some great deals that you’ll only get by following our link. Start shopping now! Also, check out their Back to Brigade Program. Click here for more info.
Eddie Bauer – News surfaced recently that Eddie Bauer offers a military discount of 15%. We called and confirmed, and it’s true! Let’s pause for a minute and say “Woohooo, thanks, Eddie Bauer!” But then, I have to stop and wonder, why don’t they market their discount widely? Why wouldn’t they be shouting it from the rooftops? Or at least including it in customer emails and posting it on the front page of their website?
Well, it’s kinda hard. To offer a military discount means you have to answer the question “How do we make sure that only military personnel gets the discount?” The technology exists to verify easily and instantly if someone is part of the military, but it’s a fairly new technology and most companies don’t have it.
Eddie Bauer doesn’t have the technology, so they are walking that fine line between wanting all military peeps to know that they offer a 15% discount, but they don’t really want anyone else to know, ya know? Here’s the low-down from the mouth of an official customer service representative from Eddie Bauer: 15% military discount is available in stores and when you call in an order. It is NOT available on their website due to that whole verification thing. It seems to be open to any level of military personnel—active, retired, or veteran. Please support Eddie Bauer as they are supporting the troops—woohoo!
Express – 10% off your in-store purchase with a military ID.
Extreme Outfitters – 10-20% on military gear, online, and in-store.
Facets Collection – 10% off jewelry and 5% off all engagement rings and loose diamonds.
Fathead – 10% military discount
Finish Line – Save 20% in-store at participating locations.
Forever Metals – If wedding bells are in the air, then be sure to check out the Tungsten Wedding Bands. 20% off all tungsten rings, wedding bands, and custom ring orders using code tungsten20 – the website is http://www.ForeverMetals.com. The coupon code will not expire and can be used online at any time.
Foot Action – 20% off when you show your military ID.
Foot Locker – 20% off with military ID.
- U.S. Veterans and Active Duty military get 20% off at Foot Locker today by becoming a Veterans Advantage Member Plan!
Frank and Oak Military Discount – Helping men buy the clothes and accessories you want at a reasonable price.
FromYouFlowers.com – 25% off all orders when you use the promotional code 081.
Ful – 35% military discount on an assortment of specialized bags, backpacks, and travel gear
Gap – 10% military discount 1st of every month (may vary by location; in-store only).
GelPro – 25% military discount on Life-Enhancing Comfort Flooring Solutions
Genesis Diamonds – proudly supports the members of our military. To express their deep gratitude, they offer special pricing to the brave men and women who risk their lives serving this country. Genesis Diamonds is a leading retailer of designer engagement rings, jewelry, and watches proudly serving their customers throughout this great nation. They are honored to help our soldiers find the perfect ring to give to your loved one. Receive a 10% discount on select items from their online store. Discounts must be activated over the phone via one of their customer service representatives at 855-OMG-RING or (855-664-7464). This discount only applies to Active-duty only members. Valid Military ID required. For more details, please see – http://www.genesisdiamonds.net/military-discount.html.
GiftTree.com – 15% off most gift baskets, flowers, and merchandise. Just enter the code “MILITARY67” at checkout.
Girlactik – 30% discount on their beauty products for active and reserve military. Shop now.
GNC – Reduced prices and tax-free if the store is located on military installations.
Golf-N-Stuff – Get a 2-for-1 game (2 players can play for $4).
Good Sports Outdoor Outfitters – Offers a 10% military discount to all active duty and veteran members of the United States Armed Forces, including National Guard, reserves, their spouses, and dependents. This means you get 10% off some of my favorite brands including Patagonia, North Face, Nike, Arcteryx, Bogner, KJUS, Obermeyer, Spyder and much more! To get verified visit https://verify.sheerid.com/goodsports/ and complete the one-time verification process now or during checkout. There’s something for the entire family on the Good Sports Outdoor Outfitters website. Make sure you use this great military offer next time you need some new outdoor clothing and shoes or hiking, camping and skiing gear. Green Island Breeze 20% off using the code MD10 at online checkout.
Hanes Outlet Store – 15% off with valid military ID.
Harriet Carter – You’ll just have to take a look at Harriet Carter Gifts for yourself to see all the other great gifts they have. While you’re at it, make sure you also check out their military discount program. As a thank you for your service to our country, Harriet Carter Gifts is offering active duty, reserve, National Guard, veterans, and registered dependents 10% off their next purchase of $45 or more. In order to verify your eligibility, visit http://www.harrietcarter.com/Military-Offer. Once you are verified you will receive a unique, one-time use promotion code that will be used during the check-out process.
Hewlett-Packard – Reduced product rates. For official HP military site, click HERE.
Hickory Farms – Discounted shipping rates when you buy HERE.
Home Depot – 10% off Year Round, to active duty, active reserve, retired military, and immediate family for purchases up to $500. Just bring valid military ID.
Hot Topic – 10% off your purchase when you call Customer Service 1.800.892.8674 when purchasing online. Or just show your military ID when in-store.
Inks House – 20% off purchases of $50 or more using the code “mil20″.
Jo-Ann Fabric – 10% off total purchase every day. See more details on their website.
Jockey – 10% off your total purchase.
Karen Kane – 15% off military discount year round, and a 20% off military discount in the month of July. Shop now.
Kids Foot Locker – 20% off with military ID.
Kiss the Cook – Register using your military email address and receive 10% your purchases.
Lady Foot Locker – 20% off with military ID.
Lamps.com – 15% off total purchase.
Lenovo – Reduced product prices for active duty and retired personnel. Plus, be sure to check out the Lenovo eCoupons Page for Lenovo military discounts or other great deals and savings.
Lerner – 15% off with valid military ID.
Lowe’s – 10% off year round to active duty, active reserve, retired military, and immediate family. Just bring in a valid military ID. For official promo site, click HERE. To start saving now, visit Lowes.com
Lucky Brand – 10% off all in-store apparel purchases.
Macy’s – 10% off on the first Tuesday of every month, 15% with a Macy’s card.
Michaels – 10% off every Wednesday at select stores. Call your local store for participation.
MovieStop – Offers a military discount of 10% off of everything except reserved items. Value retailer of new and used movies based in Atlanta, GA. MovieStop currently operates 44 destination locations in 10 states, primarily along the east coast of the U.S., and is growing store count throughout the existing and nearby territories.
MYDOGTAG.com MYDOGTAG.com 10% Military Discount
My M&M’s – Receive 10% off orders of $99 or more.
National Wellness Coach – exclusive FREE 3-Day Trial to military personnel and their families
Nautica – 10% off when you bring a valid Military ID.
Newegg – Free year of Newegg Premier membership
New York and Company – 15% off military discount.
Nike – 10% when you show your military ID for in-store purchases only at Nike stores.
Oakley Eyewear – Military and government sales program. Click HERE for more info.
Office Depot – A leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions and parent company of Office Depot and OfficeMax, announced a partnership with Veterans Advantage to reward military veterans and their families with an exclusive 20 percent discount on select purchases at Office Depot and OfficeMax retail stores nationwide or on officedepot.com.
Old Navy – 10% military discount 1st of every month (may vary by location; in-store only).
OnePlay – What’s your game? The best thing about being a gamer right now–the gaming world is constantly expanding. From Pac-Man to Zelda to Ellie and Joel. Single player, to the first-person shooter, to massive multiplayer role-playing epics – no matter what you’re looking for, there’s a game and a platform ready to give it to you in full color, 3D, surround sound. But technology moves fast, and as players consume the games; creators feel the push to publish new and even better games. And with each new expansion pack for your favorite game, you are paying full price to get it at release–until now.
OnePlay.com has just announced an exclusive 5% discount on all their games, forever, to the military community. The discount is available to Veterans, Service Members, Retirees, Military Spouses and their Immediate Family Members i.e. parents and children of Veterans, Service Members, Retirees and Military Spouses for a discount on today and any future purchase. Margins are tight in video games, but OnePlay decided it is important to do what they can to recognize your military service.
OnePlay.com has a new gorgeous military discount page here http://www.oneplay.com/sheerid_users that makes it really easy to redeem your discount. Make sure and bookmark the page so you’ll be ready for all the new releases and for the holidays where there is no such thing as a discount on the most sought-after games. Game on.
Orvis – 10% online discount. For more details, click HERE.
Outlets at Tejon (CA) – Launches a year-round military discount on Memorial Day Weekend, starting May 23, for all veterans with appropriate identification. Discounts of 10 – 15% at individual stores will be available on top of the up to 65% savings that are generally available on most merchandise at the outlets. A list of participating stores can be found here.
Overstock.com – Free Club O for Military Personnel. With this, you receive 5% reward dollars for every purchase, free shipping, and extra reward dollars. For more information about this club, click HERE.
Pandora New Military and Student Premium Discount Plans (Music & more)
Pep Boys – A proud to honor their customers who serve our country in the Armed Forces. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday our active and retired military customers can receive an additional 10% discount at their local store. Simply present your valid military or veteran ID to activate your savings.
- Cannot be used for PepBoys.com purchases, the purchase of Pep Boys Gift Cards, or services including product installations.
- Armed Services includes the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard, or the National Guard and who are active, reserve, or retired status.
- (Senior Citizen Discounts – Pep Boys provides a 10% discount every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for customers 55 or older with valid ID.) Offer available in-store only.
Perfectly Clear – All things photos and 40% military discount.
- Get A Free Purple Pillow or Sheets when you buy a Purple Mattress
- Shop the Limited Edition Purple Blanket!
Rack Room Shoes – To honor our women and men who proudly serve our country, Rack Room Shoes offers a ten percent military discount EVERY TUESDAY to military personnel and their dependents.10% discount every. Bring in valid military ID.
Reebok – Military discount at participating stores. Just ask for the discount.
Rollick – Rollick Offers Exclusive Military Savings and Pricing on New Powersports Vehicles.
Rosetta Stone – Military discount on language programs.
Roxio – Software for the MAC.
Roxy – Military families get 15% off surf-inspired styles at Roxy.
Sam's Club Offers
- We'd like to say thank you. Join and receive a free $10 eGift Card exclusively for active and former members of the U.S. military. Valid through Jan. 31, 2019.
Sam’s Club – All military personnel will receive a $10 e-gift card whenever they sign up to become a member. For more details about this promotion and to get started, click HERE.
Samuels Diamonds – 10% off in-store purchase with a valid military ID.
Samsonite – 15% off with a military ID.
Shindigz – 20% off your purchases. Click HERE.
Skyrange – Offers a $25 discount on HughesNet satellite internet service to veterans and members of the US military. You can learn more about their military discount here: http://www.skyrange.net/military-discounts
Spencer’s – 10% off your total in-store purchase when you show a valid ID.
ShirtMagic.com – 10% off when you call customer service.
Shoe Carnival – 10% off your in-store purchase silk Plants Direct- 10% off for government and military personnel if you mention your employer at the online checkout.
Sports Memorabilia – 10% off at checkout, use code mili10 online on the website HERE.
Starbucks Store – Free shipping at Starbucksstore.com! Available on orders over $75.
Supply Sergeant – 15% your order at checkout when you use the code MYTROOPS on their website HERE.
The Buckle – 10% military discount.
ThinOptics – Discount eyewear.
Timberland Outlet Store – 20% discount with an active duty military ID card.
Tommy John – This men's retailer knows how important it is to support our men and women abroad and at home. Tommy John has put together a 20% discount for military members and first responders. For more information, click HERE.
Traeger Grills – Get 10% off for active duty, retired, and reserve personnel. Start grilling today!
USCAV.com – 15% off your order of $150 or more when you use the code PHC15R.
USMilitarySingles.com – Quest for Love – Military Singles Inquire Within
Vail Valley Anglers – 15% off online for the military. Learn more here.
Vera Bradley – 10% off in stores and outlets.
Veterans Advantage – The #1 most trusted name in military benefits, creating new benefits from top companies and delivering you and your family greater recognition, respect and rewards for your service to our country every day.
VETFRIENDS – Helping U.S. Military Veterans reconnect
Vista Furniture – 10% discount when using code 40025759943.
Walgreens – 10% with military ID every Tuesday.
Wine Country Gift Baskets – 5 percent off baskets, flowers and fresh baked goods. Enter the catalog code “Military” at checkout.
Yankee Candle – Yankee Candle expresses their gratitude to the men and women who serve and who’ve served our country proudly with a 10% discount off your everyday purchases in all their stores, outlets, and online. Please see link for eligibility and an acceptable form of ID. The Yankee Candle® Military Discount Program.
Zaner-Bloser – ZB FontsOnline Plus™ is a convenient and easy-to-use tool used for handwriting practice. Enter code ZBFOP at checkout to receive the premium version of ZB Fonts Online for only $14.99. Regularly $31.99!
Zumba Fitness – Up to 30% Off on Zumba Sale Items!
Car Dealership Military Discounts
US domestic and foreign manufactures salute the troops with their commitment to offering exclusive Military Appreciation Programs. These car dealership military discounts programs offer special discounts, rebates, financing, incentives, etc., toward the purchase or lease of any eligible new vehicles. Safe driving! Here are all the car dealership military discounts that you can take advantage of in the U.S. as well as some overseas (if you are stationed OCONUS). Click for New Car Military Discounts
Motorcycle Dealerships Military Discounts
Here are some great motorcycle dealerships military discounts for motorcycle enthusiasts.
Check them out!
Services that offer Military Discounts
Need to repair your car or remodel your home? Maybe you just need to find a new cellular plan. Here are all the services that offer military discounts Enjoy!
AAMCO – Receive a 10% military discount with a valid Military ID.
Government and federal employees may qualify for reduced rates. Just enter your government e-mail address. Plus, you can take advantage of phones and rates starting at $1.
AutoZone – 5-10% discount that varies by store. You can also get free shipping to APO addresses. For more information, click HERE.
Checker Auto Parts – 10% discount with valid military ID.
Empire Beauty School – With locations around the U.S., is proud to support those who serve our country. Any active Military (including Active Reserve), Fire, or Police always receive haircuts absolutely FREE of charge.
Fromeco Productions Photography – Active and retired military new and repeat customers receive a 10% discount. Visit their website at www.fromeco-llc.com for more information, or give them a call at 314-965-7975.
JCPenney Portrait Studio – Bring a valid Military ID to receive a free sitting, 8×10 print, and 30% off portrait collections.
Jiffy Lube – 10-15% depending on the location. It all depends on the owners.
Meineke – Receive 10% off all parts.
Nanny Pro – 30% off family membership when you use the code “Fedsave”. For the official site, click HERE
OnePlay – Save 5% on any game rental when you register for a military account through SheerID. Click here to get started.
Penske Truck Rental – 10% off when you book online plus an additional 10% when you present your military ID. For more information about this promotion, click HERE
Pep Boys – Pep Boys is proud to honor their customers who serve our country in the Armed Forces.
- Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, active and retired military customers can receive an additional 10% discount at their local store.
- Simply present your valid military or veteran ID to activate your savings.
*Can not be used for PepBoys.com purchases, the purchase of Pep Boys Gift Cards, or services including product installations. **Armed Services includes US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard, or the National Guard and who are active, reserve, or retired status. Senior Citizen Discounts – Pep Boys provides a 10% discount every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for customers 55 or older with valid ID. Offer available in-store only.
Sears Portrait Studio – Save 20% if you show your Military ID at checkout
ShipAnyCar.com – $25 discount when shipping a car. For more details, click HERE.
SMARTBOX – SMARTBOX is a full service, portable, moving and storage company, providing moving and storage services to both residential and commercial customers throughout the United States. The portable, direct delivery method of SMARTBOX enables troops to move with the flexibility that meets their needs. They recognize that moving expenses are often covered, but in cases where additional resources are needed, SMARTBOX is a great resource. SMARTBOX is helpful for troops who need moving and relocation services for moves across the country and storage services during their deployment. Click here for more details.
Sun Auto Service – Offer a 15% off discount (up to $100) for individuals who are active-duty in the military with 28 locations throughout NV, AZ, and TX. Must present your valid military I.D. at time of purchase. For more discounts similar to Sun Auto Service military discounts, please check out other service discounts HERE.
Tutu Fancy Photography – Offers 15% off of all photography sessions and photography packages. Tutufancyphotography.blogspot.com
Wylie Wagg – Family-owned, a small business that is committed to the health, happiness, and well-being of dogs, cats, small animals, and birds. Wylie Wagg offers an in-store discount of 10% off for all active and retired members of the military! Just show your military ID at the counter in any of our locations.
Bank Military Discounts and Special Financial Services
Here are all the bank military discounts including special financial services that are catered directly for members of the military as well as military personnel dependents.
Most perks include special credit cards, product discounts, special money management tools, reduced loan rates, and other cool benefits.
Have you ever had an idea for a business or a project, but you didn’t know how to fund it? Well, Military starter wants to help you and other military families fulfill those dreams. Their mission is to provide a way for the military community and their families to raise funds for their needs, business ideas or projects. The funds raised for military members and their families will enrich the proud and dedicated military community and allow like-minded funders to give back and recognize those who serve and have served.
Currently, some of the projects on Military Starter include:
- Ruck Up! – Supporters will help fund Ruck Up! LLC, which will provide quality tactical, survival, and field gear at competitive prices.
- Operation Coming Home – Supporters will help to rebuild a military families house who was lost in a fire.
- 2-16 Ranger T-Shirts – Supporters will receive a t-shirt for every $25 they donate.
- Playground for Lackland base children –Supporters will help to build a swing set, slide, teeter totter, merry-go-round, monkey bars, and jungle gym for the base school since their previous playground was destroyed by a hurricane.
One of the great aspects about Military Starter is that they make sure that any of their members looking for funding are verified as active duty, retired or a veteran so funders can be sure that they are supporting a military member or their family. If you have an idea of a business or a project or are wanting to fund a project for the military community, visit https://www.militarystarter.com/ to find out more about getting started!
The VA offers a home loan program to help you finance your next home. For more information about this loan program, click HERE.
There's also a nice guide by Kiplinger and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) regarding personal finance for military families. It’s quite helpful. To access the free guide, click HERE.
We all enjoy scoring a deal, steal, or military discount every now and then but you gotta love those freebies too. Our freebie listing will not disappoint. Check out the great ways to pick up goods or services from shopping finds to tech products and entertainment. I'm sure there're much more out there that I missed and our readers would definitely appreciate it if you would add to the list in the comments section at the end of the post.
9 Ways To Score Fantastic Freebies
- FallingFruit.org – is an interactive map site where you can locate and harvest free food such as herbs, nuts, and veggies are grown mostly on public lands. Most of these “farms” are run by so-called urban foragers.
- Free Food – Your favorite fast-food restaurant or hangout may offer freebies on certain holidays, special days, and even tax day. Here's a partial list of what to expect throughout the year. * A free Rita’s Italian Ice in March. * Free Arby's fries, California Tortilla chips and queso and Cinnabon Bites on tax day in April. * A free Haagen-Dazs ice cream and free treats for moms on Mother's Day from restaurants such as McCormick & Schmick's in May. * A free doughnut from Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme, LaMar's and Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop for National Donut Day in June. * A free 7-Eleven Slurpee on 7/11 and a Chick-Fil-A meal in July. * Free meals for veterans at Applebee's, Chili's, Golden Corral, Lone Star Steakhouse and more restaurants on Veteran's Day in November. Also, become a subscriber of MilitaryDiscountsCentral.com below and receive a listing of over three hundred establishments that offer additional freebies on your birthday or during your birth month.
- Free Car For Road Trip – Did you say road trip? Auto Driveaway signs up drivers for vehicle relocation across the country. Don't own a car but looking for a road trip, this looks very interesting. See driver requirements for additional details.
- Free Auto Service – The auto service chain Pep Boys offer eight free services, battery test, windshield wiper installation, alignment check, check engine light code retrieval, tire rotation, brake inspection, and tire repair. They also offer a military discount on purchases.
- Free Loaner Tools – Need a seldom-used, specialty tools to get the job done, national auto-parts retailers, such as Pep Boys, Advanced Auto Parts, O’Reilly Auto Parts, and AutoZone, let you borrow expensive-to-own tools (you'll pay a refundable deposit) to repair your car. Several cities also have tool lending libraries (membership fee may apply) that let residents borrow tools — from plumbing tools to circular saws to demolition hammers and more — free.
- Free Shipping – Hate those online shipping charges, go to FreeShipping.org which will direct you to retailers who offer free shipping on everything. Also, pick up a coupon code for free shipping at other retailers. If the retailer has a physical store as well, consider having your online purchase shipped to their local store snag free shipping.
- Free Sales Tax – You'll have to spend money to save money here but numerous states offer sales tax holidays in July or August for common back-to-school items, or exempt purchases of Energy Star products on certain days, or hurricane preparedness items sales-tax holiday for a few coastal states. See a complete list here – U.S. State Sales Tax Holidays.
- Free Shopping Apps – Key Ring app – store all of your bar-coded loyalty, membership and library cards on your phone. Slice – tracks packages and notifies you of price drops on items you already bought so you can recoup the difference from the merchant. ShopSavvy – scan any barcode in the store and instantly compare prices for the same item online. For in-store coupons, try Coupon Sherpa or RetailMeNot.
- Free Cash – Check out the rebate portal sites below and receive free cash when you shop online. Typical cash back between 1-10% of the purchase price.
Hopefully, you enjoyed our list of awesome shopping military discounts!