Over the years there are more and more places that offer a military discount.
All these businesses offer some type of military discount; all you have to do is ask. Keep in mind that if a business is a franchise they may or may not honor the military discount. It’s up to the individual owner.
Restaurants That Offer a Military Discount
Arby’s – Discount varies per location, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you. (I have never been able to get a military discount at an Arby’s)
Back Yard Burgers
Casa Ole (up to 50% off depending on which restaurant!)
Dairy Queen (some of them offer 10% discount)
Farmer Boys hamburgers (10%)
IHOP (10-20 percent discount with military identification)
Long John Silver
Pancho’s Mexican Buffet (Good luck finding one still open.)
Sears Portrait Studio
Military Travel Discounts
There are loads of travel military offers including theme park discounts, hotel discounts, and more.
Best Western – Best Western Government & Military Discounts
Big Surf Waterpark in Tempe, Arizona offers a military discount to active duty service members on general admission. Pay $19.95 on tickets at the gate instead of $32.95.
Busch Gardens one complimentary admission per year up to 4 people. Busch Gardens Waves of Honor Military Pass
Caesar’s Hotels – MILITARY DISCOUNT at most Las Vegas hotels! – Save up to 30% on select hotels including Bally’s Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, Flamingo, Harrah’s, NOBU Hotel, Paris, Planet Hollywood, Rio, The Cromwell, and The LINQ
CitySights NY – Military discount on CitySights NY including the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG – Active duty receive one complimentary admission ticket per year (and up to three direct dependents). Retired military and veterans qualify for 50% discount on Single-day tickets or on Annual Passes for up to three direct dependents.
Carnival Cruise Line (up to 50% off)
CityPass – CityPass is available in multiple cities around the United States. They offer a great deal and then on top of that good deal, they will give you a military discount.
Dollywood in Tennessee offers a 30% discount on one-day admission tickets for active or retired military, disabled veterans, reservists, spouses, and dependents. Tickets must be purchased at the front gate of Dollywood.
GILROY GARDENS – Active duty military and guests can purchase a $30 General Admission on all public operating days at Gilroy Gardens in Gilroy, California.
Great Wolf Lodge – Military offers vary throughout the year, but they usually cost around $179 per night with the discount.
Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys has a Heroes Salute Program that takes place August 1 until December 19, will honor active and retired military, fire and rescue, law enforcement and medical personnel with special room rates, weekly tributes and discounted prices on experiences. Rates for qualitied heroes start at $129 per night.
Hilton – Varies by area.
Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana offers a military discount. Save $12 off full-price General Admission tickets.
Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville offers a military discount of $39.95 plus tax at the gate (regular price is $54.95). This offer is valid for one entry during 2018, and you can purchase up to 4 tickets per ID.
Kings Dominion in Virginia offers free admission during their Memorial Weekend Salute: Honoring Our Heroes and Star Spangled Celebration events.
Kings Island in Ohio offers discounts off the regular Front Gate admission price to active and retired members of the miliary and veterans. The discount offer is valid for up to 6 family members.
Knoebel’s Amusement Resort in Pennsylvania any day during the season. Active duty and Reservists get a $40 book of ride tickets, and veterans get a $20 book of ride tickets. Available once per season.
Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California has massive roller coasters, water rides, games and arcades and live entertainment. Show your ID to purchase Knott’s Berry Farm Regular admission tickets for only $50. You can also visit a local base to find deals.
LEGOLAND California offers a 3 day Military Resort Hopper.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort: all active duty U.S. Service Members FREE admission to LEGOLAND Florida Park & Water Park and up to 25% off your LEGOLAND hotel.
Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, Texas offers $6 off entry for military personnel and their families. You must show your military ID at the park.
Marriott (sometimes the military rate is better, sometimes not)
Movie theaters – I am pretty sure all movie theaters offer some sort of military discount.
Ripley’s attractions and museums
Pacific Park out on the pier in Santa Monica, California offers a 10% off discount.
Professional Sports teams
Santa’s Village Azoosment Park outside of Chicago in East Dundee, Illinois enjoy rides, catch a show and visit with Santa. Active duty military and direct dependents get free admission, and veterans get a discounted admission.
Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort in New Braunfels, Texas offers military rates through the ITT offices at military installations. This discount is not always available at the park.
Sesame Place one complimentary admission per year for up to 4 people. Sesame Place Waves of Honor Single Day Ticket– Free Admission
Stone Mountain Park in Georgia for offers a military all attraction pass for $24.95 plus tax.
Tours4Fun offers a 10% military discount.
Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe – “the Carolinas’ Largest Water Park” offers a military discount of $7 off each all-day adult general admission ticket.
Wild River Country – a 26-acre water park in North Little Rock, Arkansas has thirteen attractions. The water park offers military personnel $5 off one-day admission tickets.
Worlds of Fun – located near Kansas City, offers a military discount off the front gate admission price to military members and their families.
Military Discounts on Products
Ann Taylor (15% off full price items)
Bass Pro Shop
Bath and Body Works
Big 10 Tires
Dillard’s (once a year in December)
The Discovery Channel Store
Dooney & Burke – Military families receive $30 off purchases of $150 or more, including Dooney.com exclusives and new arrivals.
Fathead – Get a 10% military discount on wall decals and custom graphics from Fathead.
The Finish Line
Home Depot (10% off)
Lowes (10% off)
NAPA Auto Parts
New York & Company
Nike Factory Store
Old Navy offers 10% off
Play It Again Sports
Sally Beauty Supply
Cell Phone Military Discount
All Federal employees are able to get a 15% discount on their personal cell phones by calling their carrier and mentioning the “Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 – Discount to Federal Employees Past and Present.”
Sprint – 877-812-1223
T-Mobile – 866-646-4688
Nextel – 800-639-6111
Verizon – 800-865-1825
You will need to know the military member’s supervisor’s name, phone number, and full address, so that his/her military status can be verified.