6 Military Deals You Might Be Missing Out On

6 Military Deals You Might Be Missing Out On

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Genelle Cox graduated from St. John's University and is the Executive Assistant to the President and CEO. Before she began working at MOAA she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guyana, South America. 

To celebrate and show their gratitude to the nation’s servicemembers and veterans, many companies and organizations offer discounts and freebies throughout the year. Here are six military deals to check out:

Custom Banners

Are you looking for the perfect way to welcome home your loved one? Build A Sign offers free, 100-percent-customizable banners for families celebrating the homecoming of their deployed servicemember. This is the perfect way to show your loved one how much you have missed them.

Amusement Parks


Many amusement parks across the country offer discounts for military families. Places like Busch GardensSea World, and Sesame Place provide military members one free admission a year. Learn more at wavesofhonor.com. Find additional attractions and vacation ideas for your family — all with military discounts — in “Kid-Friendly Vacations.”

Cellphone Discounts


Most major cellphone providers — including AT&T, Boost Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon — offer military discounts on wireless plans to current and former servicemembers. To find the best deal for your family, do some shopping and focus on the plan that is right for you.

Athletic Apparel and Shoes


Nike offers a 10-percent discount to servicemembers. Registration is quick and easy. All you need is a valid military ID card. To find how you can get your discount, visit nike.com.

Wedding Dresses


Brides Across America is a nonprofit that is committed to gifting weddings and wedding gowns to military and first-responder brides. Founded in 2008, the organization has gifted over 20,000 dresses. Their “Operation Wedding Gown Event” is held twice a year: in July (around Independence Day) and in November (around Veterans Day). Check out more deals for your big day in “Discounts on Wedding Packages.”

Event Tickets


The Veteran Tickets Foundation offers free tickets to currently serving military members of all branches of service and veterans. The foundation’s goal is to support troops by providing positive family and life experiences. Tickets are provided for events, concerts, performing arts, and educational and family activities across the nation. To receive your free tickets, sign up at vettix.org.

Visit the websites listed above to ensure eligibility. Plenty of other organizations and companies offer discounts for members of the military, so be sure to always inquire about deals at the time of purchase.