Holiday Shopping Guide Using Your Military Discounts
As you get ready to start your holiday shopping, here is a list of places you might want to go that also have a military discount!
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Food to Send
Cheryl’s Cookies offers fresh-baked gourmet cookies, brownies, cakes, and desserts you can ship right to your loved one’s door. They offer a 30% military discount for those with Veterans Advantage. They also offer 25% for family members with Veterans Advantage.
Gift Basket Bounty
Gift Basket Bounty is another option for gift baskets. While they don’t offer a specific military discount they do have Military Care Packages that can be sent to APO, DPO, and FPO addresses. They offer special Thanksgiving and Christmas Care Packages.
Harry and David
With Harry and David, you can find some amazing gift baskets for friends and family. They offer 25% off as a military discount with Veterans Advantage. This is for active duty, retirees, national guard, reservists, and veterans with a promo code. They also offer 25% with Veterans Advantage for immediate family members.
Hickory Farms is a must this holiday season. They offer free shipping for all eligible military gifts shipping overseas to APO, DPO, and FPO addresses at any time of the year.
Old Time Candy
Old Time Candy is a place to find all the candy you remember as a kid. This can make for a fun gift for your friends and family. They offer free shipping on orders to APO and FPO addresses. Minimum order of $25 is requested but not required.
Omaha Steaks offers steaks, meats, bbq, seafood, desserts, wine, and more that you can order from their website. They offer a 10% military discount for active duty, retirees, veterans, military spouses, and dependents. You would verify with ID.me.
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Places to Eat
Cracker Barrel, a chain hometown restaurant, sometimes has a military discount, although this is based on the individual restaurant and is not company policy. You might be able to find between 20-30% off and can use the discount in the store too. They can be a good place to go for a meal or to pick up food for your family to eat at home.
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Hometown Buffet offers a 15% off military discount to military personnel. They also have a Military Monday where service members and up to three family members can eat with a special discount. You must show your ID or be in uniform.
Shoney’s, serving all-American food, has an “Our Heroes” discount which is 15% off for the men and women of the armed forces. This discount is only available at participating locations.
Places to Shop for Gifts
American Girl sells dolls, doll supplies, and books to go along with them, with a 15% off military discount to active duty, retirees, veterans, and military spouses and dependents. If you have a child wanting an American Girl doll, this may be a great discount. Available at American Girl locations only. For more info, please visit our American Girl military discount page.
Bass Pro Shops
At Bass Pro Shops, you can take your kids to see Santa for free. While you are there, use their 5% military discount. The discount is for active military, veterans, retirees, and national guard and reservists and you must show your military ID. For more info, please visit our Bass Pro Shops military discount page.
Carter’s and OshKosh B’Gosh
Shop for the little ones in your life at Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh. They offer free shipping on orders of $35 and more to APO and FPO mailboxes. Valid on Carters.com and Oshkosh.com. For more info, please visit their website.
Columbia is an American clothing company that sells outerwear, sportswear, and footwear. This is a good place to find some new sweaters and jackets for the new year. They offer a 10% military discount verifying with ID.me. For more info, please visit their website.
Fanatics is an online retailer of licensed sportswear, sports equipment, and merchandise. They also operate the e-commerce websites of major professional sports leagues, MLB, NASCAR, NBA, NFL, NHL, PGA, MLS, and UFC, major media brands, and over 150 collegiate and professional team properties. They would be the perfect place to go for the sports lover in your life. They offer 15% off for veterans and service members. For more info, please visit our Fanatics military discount page.
GameStop is a great place to shop for gaming-loving kids or teens in your life. They offer 10% off on new video games, accessories, pre-owned games, hardware and accessories, and collectibles. This discount is for in-store only, with proper military ID. You can, however, verify online with ID.me. For more info, please visit our Gamestop military discount page.
At Kohl’s, you’ll find gifts, from clothing to jewelry to toys. They have a Military Monday discount featuring a 15% military discount. Exclusions apply. It can be used with Dollar-off discounts, Kohl’s Cash, Yes2You Rewards, and promotional gifts. For more info, please see our Kohl’s military discount page.
LuLuleMon is a Canadian athletic apparel retailer and can make for some nice gifts for friends and family. They offer a 15% discount to Northern American military members and military spouses. You can also use the discount on products that have markdowns. You would need to have a valid military ID. For more info, please visit our Lululemon military discount page.
Man Crates is a fun gift for the men in your life. They offer a 10% off military discount for military families. They also ship to APO and FPO addresses.
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At Old Navy, the clothing store, you’ll find gifts for everyone in your family. They offer a 10% in-store military discount. For some stores, this is a discount you can get every day, others only offer it the 1st of the month, or once a week. The Gap and the Banana Republic may also offer a military discount.
Sword & Plough
Sword & Plough sells jewelry, bags, and more and offers 20% off all orders for their military discount. They offer these discounts to US active duty, national guard, reserves, veterans, retirees, spouses, and Gold Star families. You would need to be verified online either automatically or manually. Sword & Plough products make for some amazing gifts. For more info, please see the Sword & Plough military discount page.
At Timberland you’ll find coats, boots, gloves, and more for every member of your family. They offer a 10% military discount. Contact customer service to verify if ordering online.
TOMS offers a 10% off military discount to veterans and active duty military members with a code. The discount is valid on full-priced and markdown items.
Vera Bradley Military Discount
Vera Bradley is an American luggage and handbag design company. You can find bags with cute designs for family and friends. They offer a 15% military discount online that is available for active duty, national guard, reservists, veterans, retirees, spouses, and immediate family members. For more info, please visit our Vera Bradley military discount page.
At Wilson Leather, you can find jackets for men and women, as well as bags and accessories. They offer a military discount to active, inactive, and retired military, spouses, and dependents with a valid id. Both in-store and online.
Yankee Candle offers 10% off of every purchase for their military discount. You can also combine the military discount with other coupons and discounts. This discount is for active duty, retirees, and their families. You can use the discount at their retail stores, outlet stores, and online. You will need to show your military ID, or email or fax a copy of your order to them if ordering online.
Things to Do
Disneyland and Walt Disney World
If you are looking for something fun to do with the kids, both Disneyland and Walt Disney World have an amazing military discount.
For more info, please visit our Disneyland military discount and Disney World military discount pages.
Great Wolf Lodge
Great Wolf Lodge is a chain of indoor waterparks. Each resort has a water park, featured restaurants, arcades, spas, and children’s activities. It can be a great place to take the family on vacation. They offer a 25% military discount to members of the military and their families. You would use a code when booking online. For more info, please visit go here.
Sea World, Busch Gardens, and Sesame Place
With the Waves of Honor program, each service member can receive one complimentary ticket and up to three dependent tickets to one of the three SeaWorld parks which are in Orlando, San Antonio, and San Diego, Busch Gardens in Tampa, or Sesame Place. Tickets need to be ordered online. The holidays can be the perfect time to go. For more info, please visit our Waves of Honor military discount page.
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About the author
Julie Provost is a freelance writer, blogger, and owner of Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life, a support blog for military spouses. She lives in Tennessee with her National Guard husband and three boys.