Stores with Military Discounts
Elizabeth - posted on 01/12/2010
the nike outlet stores offer either a 10 or 15% discount. got some shoes that were on sale for $20, gotta love it ;)
When I worked for them they didn't have one. It is not company policy. So it was just that one store. I wish it was company policy bc nike owns more then just "nike"
Jennifer - posted on 11/30/2009
New York and Company does it year round... old navy the 1st of every month... bass pro shop did the 24th thru the end of the month... lowes and home depot but you have to ask and show id when checking out... I ask every where...
Erin - posted on 11/16/2009
I think it depends on how close you shop to your station. I always ask everywhere I go and I seem to find that the closer I am to base, the more people do the discount. I just happened to ask at Home Depot this weekend and they said it depends on the store. Best advice is to just ask everyone! Good luck. Plus, here are a few sites to peruse. www.couponcabin.com, www.retailmenot.com, and www.shortcuts.com. The first 2 have coupon codes for shopping online too.
Stefie - posted on 11/16/2009
If you want to get really serious about saving money here are a few tips that have saved us hundreds a week. First, I cloth diaper. Second, I meal plan almost a month a head of time then coupon hunt, start with coupon sites then add with store sites and if you get a paper or know some one who does add those on. Third, I use WIC, most enlisted families with a stay at home mom qualify (check your state). Fourth, I free cycle, there are sites all over , it is a yahoo group where you can offer anything you want to get rid of and you can find all kinds of neat stuff. Finally, just plan and shop. I plan out what I need months a head of time and then start looking for deals not just at goodwill or thrift stores (often many things are more expensive than sales or dollar stores). I make it a fun thing that me and my one year old go to stores just to look, knowing my list of things we are looking for, and we have fun learn new things and find great deals.
Pamela - posted on 10/12/2009
The main thing to do is always ask, we live on post so most places around do, but back home, a select few will, but I have been surprised by small business owners that do it all i had to do was show ID and ask, most will do it if you can prove it. I just say ask everytime you make a purchase, its not hurting anything and you may be surprised!
Sredvay - posted on 10/10/2009
Not all Lowes or Home Depot do. You would be surprised at some places that do. I ask at every store. I have gotten discounts at clothing stores in the mall (Debs) and lots of restaurants. Even when I'm not near a military base I ask. The worst that can happen is they say "No." (I usually ask if they have military or AAA discounts.)
For businesses that do it company wide you can search on-line. But don't stop with that, because like I said some do and some don't.
I was sorely disappointed when I went to the local Home Depot here at Fort Riley and found that they don't do the discount when I've been getting it for years at Fort Drum.
Erin - posted on 10/06/2009
It depends on where you are. When my husband was stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA the Denny's right outside of base gave a discount as well as some of the wineries up in Temecula. Now we are in Rapid City, SD. Just about all of the Wendy's give us a discount. In Sioux Fall, SD, the Valentino's Italian buffet gave us a discount when we went there for lunch. To find the ones in your area, talk to your neighbors. They should know where at least some are.
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