Hi, A while back someone posted a list of business,s that give a Military discount. A friend wants the list but I can not find it. Can someone repost the list please?
I just bought a pop-up canopy at Target and was told no discount for what its worth. Thanks, Scott
I don't have the list, but I'm sure some will post it or a link to it. Also note that as I understand it just being a veteran is not enough. You must also have a Department of Veterans Affairs photo ID card in order to access the veteran discounts offered by various vendors.
Hi Henry, I did show my Military ID card. Thanks, Scott
Whenever I am buying something, I always ask if they give military discounts and at many places, they do, especially in this day in age when the military is respected, unlike the 60's and 70's when we were disrespected. If you don't have a military ID, your driver's license should have a V on the front. Just in case they don't recognize that, I keep a copy of my DD-214 in a folder in my truck. Semper fi. Jim Patrick
When I presented my Military ID, instead of my Drivers License, at Lazy Boy they gave me $150.00 back on a $2500.00 purchase. Surprise, surprise.
To the English gurus out there I considered "instead of my Drivers License" a parenthetical expression, thus the commas. I also know that I used too many capital letters. Am I right?
Also, Chase Bank gives me a bunch of no fee stuff because I presented my military ID.
I always ask and am frequently surprised. Most times the discount just pays the taxes here in the state of Washington but every little bit helps.
I buy lots of stuff from Lowe's, and they always give me a 10% discount when I say I'm a veteran and show them my VA card. And they often thank me for my service. Home Depot gives us veterans a similar discount on Veteran's Day and the 4th of July. I used to shop there, but no more. Also, O'Reilly's and Auto Zone give the discount. Don't know about NAPA; they're on the other end of town from me. Carry your VA card and ask about a discount everywhere you spend money. You earned it.
Another huge discount for disabled veterans, even if you're only rated at 10%:
We lost our daughter 10 years ago. She was a single parent with 2 little boys, ages 5 and 8 at that time. My wife and I adopted the boys, now 15 and 18. Meanwhile, completely separately, I applied for earring aids for service related hearing loss. I also have tinnitus from the same source.
The VA approved my hearing loss as "service related", which got me hearing aids. They also determined my tinnitus is "service related", which means I'm "10% disabled". This got me a lifetime disability pension of $133 and full access to the VA medical system, which was a big surprise to me.
An even bigger surprise was that as a disabled vet (even though it's only 10%) my children, at least here in California, are entitled by the California Education Code to a full waiver of all tuition and mandatory fees in all California community colleges, state colleges, and state universities.
When I learned this you could have knocked me down with a feather. Of course there's a maximum age limit (24 or 26 I think) but since we adopted our two grandsons it applies to them. Conversely, the first few years we used only a guardianship, in which case they would not qualify, only biological and adopted children are eligible.
Great deal for the kids Henry. Let us hope they take advantage of it!
I'm rated 70% by the VA which gets me free access to all parks here in Washington plus a 50% discount on some public transportation.
Although, I have not used the discount, I would think that the VA ID photo card would be sufficient. If you do not have one, you might sign up with VA.
Lowes, Home Depot, most all motels,
Tyrone: Here in Redding, Ca. Lowes and Home Depot does not give Military Discount unless you are a disability from your service. Just the regular G.I. does not get it. I really make me upset that they draw the line that way as I buy a bit of wood for making hand made clocks.
Usually buy at Lowes, Home Depot occasionally both accept the VA ID.
I refuse to use the discount for a friend or relative not what it is for. I put my time in they chose not to or in my era somehow missed the draft.
Talked to a manger at Lowes I somewhat got to know, he said if the program ever gets shut down it will be someone buying a bigger dollar item for their friend or relative. He knows it happens, but thought it was on a limited basis
I have a 10 percent for Tinnitus/hearing aids. On a 10 percent VA will furnish aids every two years, my understanding is they also have free hearing aids for non disability every four years. Probably depends on what are of the US