Fireworks and barbecues are staples of an Independence Day extravaganza. But, without the brave men and women who’ve served to protect our freedoms, these wouldn’t be things at all. Because we’d have nothing to celebrate.
A number of big stores and brands recognize this, and in the patriotic spirit, offer a substantial military discount for the holiday (and in some cases, all year round).
Below, you’ll find the complete list of the best ones being offered during this July 4th week.
Under Armour: A supporter of the military community from the very beginning, the high tech apparel brand offer’s a 10% military discount. Apply the discount in the shopping cart during checkout.
Lowe’s: Use their military discount of 10% on power tools, hand tools, air tools and compressors, storage equipment, stuff for welding or soldering, shop vacs, lights, 3D printers, job site radios and a lot more. To apply the savings, sign in to your mylowes account and verify your status.
Nike: The iconic athletic shoe and apparel company offers a military discount of 10%. To apply the savings, click on the link and verify your status on the page, then continue to shop and finally, to checkout.
SeaWorld: The world famous family amusement and entertainment destination is offering a free ticket and three guest tickets to military members and veterans to their SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Parks (tickets must be redeemed/used by July 4).
First, choose which park you’d like to visit (below).
SeaWorld Orlando | SeaWorld San Antonio
Busch Gardens Tampa | Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Then, sign in or signup with ID.me, and apply the special ticket option to the cart.
Ford: Up to July 9 the American automotive leader is opening up their $500 bonus cash discount to all veterans (for this time period, you don’t have to a vet inside 24 months of separation from the active service). Verify your military status by signing up or logging in with the red Troop ID button (the same as your ID.me login) on the site. Then, fill out a short form. After clicking submit, print out that email certificate and bring it to your local Ford dealer to apply the savings.
GM: The manufacturer that introduced the world to Detroit muscle and that now makes every kind of vehicle from trucks to hybrids to SUVs has a military discount open to active-duty service members as well as veterans who were most recently discharged. Sign in through Troop ID (your ID.me login), find the vehicle you want then, on the same site, get your authorization number (it’s a blue button). Bring that to the dealer to apply the discount.
Fanatics: If you’re a sports fan, have a favorite team, or a few, this site has everything when it comes to their official merchandise and apparel — from hats to jerseys to flags to drinkware, bags, etc. They offer a military discount of 15%. Apply the discount in cart through a link to the left with a small American flag.
Caesars: If you’re looking for a vacation destination or just a quick getaway, Caesars Entertainment — which owns casinos and resorts all over the country, has a year-round military discount of 10%. To apply the discount, click the verify link right below “Additional Discounts” on the booking page, then the red Troop ID button.
Sam’s Club: The famous membership-only warehouse club also has a special deal for those who served. Just click on the red Troop ID button to activate the offer.
Home Depot: The do-it-yourself, home improvement super chain offers an in-store military discount of 10%. Find the location that’s nearest and visit to take advantage of the savings.
Moosejaw: Their military discount is 20%. Save on GORE-TEX or 3-in-1 jackets, slippers, socks, hammocks, chairs, multi-tools, solar chargers, GPS, hiking boots, sleeping bags or pads, stuff for fishing or climbing, kayaking, boating, surfing, paddle boarding and more. To get the savings, pull down the “+” in checkout that asks “Are you Military, a First Responder, College Student or Teacher?”. Then, click on the red TroopID button.
Omaha Steaks: Save on steak, franks, brats, gourmet burgers, sausages, bison, veal, lamb, roasts, poultry, pork, ribs, bacon, charcuterie and more (and have them all delivered right to the doorstep) by utilizing their 10% military discount. To apply the savings, in your shopping cart summary on the site, click on the gray “Military Discounts” button. Then, click on the red TroopID button.
TaylorMade: Golf clubs like drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, putters, irons, wedges, as well as golf balls, bags, gloves, shoes, clothing and more. Get them for less by using their military discount of 15%. During checkout, go down to the bottom and look for “+ Military Discount”. Click on it to pull it down and then click on the black Troop ID button next to the ID.me logo to apply the savings.
Sperry: The creators of the original boat shoe, a staple of the season that’s rapidly approaching, has a 15% military discount. To apply the discount, click on the red “Verify with Troop ID” button in your shopping cart right before checkout. To apply the discount, in your shopping cart, click on the red “Verify with Troop ID” button right before checkout.
NFL Shop: The official online store of the National Football League, featuring apparel and merchandise from every professional football team (including your own), has a year-round 10% military offer. To apply the discount, in your shopping cart, click on the gray “Military & First Responder Discount” dropdown bar, then the red Troop ID button.
YETI: The Austin-Texas-based company that makes coolers and ice boxes that are “built for the wild” as well as other tough, lasting outdoorsy products are raising their already solid 20% military discount to 30%. Follow the steps through the link to apply the discount.
Lenovo: Save money on the purchase of a brand new laptop, tablet, PC and more with this military discount, which is getting raised from 10% to 15%. To apply the discount, click the green “Verify with ID.me” button in the shopping cart right before checkout.
Leesa: The innovative sleep company and luxury mattress manufacturer is increasing their regular military discount of 15% to 20%. Apply the discount at checkout by utilizing the gray dropdown and hitting the red Troop ID button.
Hanes: The popular clothing brand that offers everything from quality underwear to intimates, casual wear and more is increasing their regular military discount of 10% to 20%. To get the discount, click on the red Troop ID button, copy the promo code and apply it during checkout.
Tommie Copper: The renowned compression apparel brand is increasing their regular military discount of 15% to 20%. To apply the discount, click on the red Troop ID button in your shopping cart and then proceed to checkout.
Brooklyn Bedding: The American-made mattress company is offering their military discount of 25% and including additional free sheets and pillows. To apply the discount, simply click on the red Troop ID button in your shopping cart.
Bates: The tough, durable footwear brand is increasing their regular military discount of 15% to 20%. To apply the discount, in your shopping cart, click on the the red Troop ID button.
ROKA: The technical apparel and performance design brand and makers of everything from sunglasses to wetsuits is increasing their regular military discount of 15% to 25%. To apply the discount, click on the red Troop ID button during checkout.
RVCA: The action sports apparel and lifestyle brand — and purveyors of the finest surf and skate goods — is increasing their regular military discount of 10% to 20%. To apply the discount, click on the red Troop ID button, then copy the promo code it gives you. Paste that in the field during checkout to see the savings.
Contacts Direct: The super convenient direct provider of contact lenses is increasing their regular military discount of 10% to 20%. Apply the discount in your shopping cart by clicking on “+ Military, First Responders, Teacher, Student and Government Employee Discount” followed by the red Troop ID button.
Saucony: The popular athletic shoe brand that makes footwear for running, as well for those more casual times, has a military discount of 10%. To claim it, click this link, then right before checkout click “cart” and then the red TroopID button to verify your military status and get the savings.
Orvis: The great outdoors brand offers a military discount of 10% — click this link and then after you’ve added items to the cart, click on the red TroopID at checkout to apply the savings.
Chubbies: The fun-loving shorts brand offers a military discount of 10%. Click on this link and then verify through the red TroopID button to get the savings at checkout.