This post will tell you about places that offer Veteran discounts on a daily basis. These companies truly want our business, so patronize them and make every dollar you earn last longer.
These places will need to see an ID to prove this, most of the time I show them my VA card and that is all I need. Retired military feel free to show your military ID card, whatever it takes to save money.
5 Places to Visit for Veteran Discounts
Every time you are doing home repair shop at Home Depot or Lowe’s.
Both of these place’s offer a 10% discount on everything you buy. I like these stores because they offer more than just lumber and drywall.
Think about purchasing a new refrigerator or a washer and dryer set, those are very costly.
Why not shop around and make sure the prices are similar and then save 10% on these items.
That could be a $400 savings and they have a better warranty program than other stores. Items are easy to return or get fixed if not working properly
If you need to buy parts for a vehicle try using O’Reilly’s or Pep Boys.
Pep Boys is more limited, like they only offer it on certain days, so check with your local store on when and how much they’ll discount. See if they’ll offer the discount on auto repairs as well, and not just parts.
O’Reilly’s will offer either a 5 or 10% discount on your purchase, so once again check with your local store to see if they participate.
Autozone is the place I go to for my parts because I have always gotten a 10% discount. I have saved a lot of money there.
But like I said earlier have the proper ID, don’t expect to get it on just your word alone.
I saved about $50 off my brakes and rotors this year, which I spent to get my oil changed.
I know car companies have discounts for military members, but as a veteran ask for it as well.
What’s the harm in asking right? If they really want your business a $500 discount on a car is not going to make them walk away from it.
Everyone should know to check local newspapers and websites around Veteran’s Day to get all the freebies then as well. The best thing about that is some places offer it for a few days and not just one single day.
I know I got a free pizza from Little Caesar’s and a free meal from Applebee’s last year. Expect long lines, especially at Applebee’s that place is always popular for their free meal. Go there and socialize with other vets, reach out during these times. You never know who you will meet.
Bottom line is ask, ask, and see what you can get. You never know what discount is out there, it may be the largest saving you have ever had.
Be reasonable though when asking, don’t expect to get 50% off something because you are a vet. Try to expect 10% or less, if you get more then be happy and enthralled. Enjoy the money you make and find savings where possible.