Year-Round Savings Deals For Active Duty and Veterans
Americans spend an average of $500 on various Memorial Day deals, discounts, and sales. In fact, it seems that Memorial Day, a day to appreciate the fallen members of the military from the past to the present, seems designed to suit American consumers more than members of the military. As a public service, it is my intent to inform people of year-round military discounts.
The company offers its signature Unlimited Military Plan to eligible active duty, veterans, and Army Reserve members. Sprint’s plan offers a 50% deduction for military families with multiple phone lines. Qualifying applicants must verify their ID and credentials through the company’s website. Sprint also offers military members the Sprint Works Program, where they can register to receive offers on additional savings.
T-Mobile offers the T-Mobile One Military discount plan. Military families receive 50% off the standard T-Mobile One plan, which is $70 monthly. The plan is available to veterans, active duty members, retired military officers, National Guard, Army Reservists, their families, and Gold Star Families. Military families are also able to save money with T-Mobile based on how many phone lines they have. Qualifying applicants need to verify military ID and status through the company’s website for military discounts.
Military discounts of up to 10% are available at participating locations. You’ll have to inquire in-store and have valid ID available. Best Buy is offering 40% off on select appliances through the month of May. Best Buy’s Geek Squad reportedly offers its services at a 50% discount to military families.
The company’s, “Dell Military,” program allows active duty and veteran military members to receive a 10% discount on all personal computers and electronics sold on Dell’s official website. Qualifying applicants need to contact a U.S.-based Dell sales agent via email for more information.
The clothing retailer offers a 20% discount on all purchases for members of the military. You can verify your status when shopping online. Or, present your ID when shopping in-store.
Foot Locker has two distinguished military discount programs. The “Military Discount,” program offers a 20% discount on almost all items with some exceptions. Active duty military, retired officers who receive military benefits, their spouses, families and dependents all qualify. Military veterans not receiving benefits, National Guard, Reservists, and civilian working on military bases don’t qualify. There is only one discount per order, and you will be prompted to upload copies of verifiable ID and documentation when checking out online.
Foot Locker’s, “Veterans Advantage,” program offers 20% military discount on all purchases. Active duty members, veterans, spouses, and family are all eligible to apply. Qualifying applicants need to apply for a Veterans Advantage membership card online and provide qualifying ID and proof of service.
Have Your ID Ready
It is a good idea to always have you military ID and verifying documentation ready to redeem military discounts. Such offers can be canceled or modified without prior notice. It also helps to know that there are innumerable such offers available online and in stores. Always call ahead or expressively ask for details in-person instead of assuming such discounts apply to you.
Allen Francis was an academic advisor, librarian, and college adjunct for many years with no money, no financial literacy, and no responsibility when he had money. To him, the phrase “personal finance,” contains the power that anyone has to grow their own wealth. Allen is an advocate of best personal financial practices including focusing on your needs instead of your wants, asking for help when you need it, saving and investing in your own small business.