16 Ways U.S. Veterans Are Saving More Money in 2018

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Servicemen and women deserve more than a salute for their contribution—wouldn't you agree? Plenty of companies do and they are showing their gratitude in the form of discounts and even federal programs that are specificially for retired veterans.

There are many retailers which offer military discounts, but what about discounts available online? There are a wide variety of companies who offer year-round special discounts to retired military members. Whether you're interested in adding a little extra to savings or federal programs that offer thousands in rebates and savings, we've created a list of the 16 best discounts and rebates available to veterans.


. Life-Proof Your House And Everything In It With This Program


Servicemembers understand the value of warranty. As vets, you did your fair share of damage control during your time in uniform, and you know the need to have everything in your life well taken care of for the future.

What if you could give your home the same treatment?

Yes, that’s right: with a Home Warranty Program, you can actually cover the big-ticket items in your house—things like your fridge, dishwasher, A/C—with a low-cost warranty plan.


. Slash Your Monthly Mortgage Bill


You served your country with honor, never wavering in the face of adversity. As the cost of living skyrockets in today’s world (and fixed incomes remain fixed), it can be difficult for retired veterans to make ends meet.

If this sounds like your monthly struggle, don’t worry. You could qualify for a program which was designed to ease the monthly burden on distinguished retirees.

The Home Affordable Refinance Program is ideal for those who served in uniform; working with you to take control of your home loan once again and get your finances back on track. Here’s how it works: if you’re eligible, you can refinance your home and substantially lower your monthly mortgage payments. Actually, people end up saving upt to $4,2621 per year when they refinance through HARP!

You can bet the banks are not happy about having to give this money out, so take advantage of HARP now and save up to $4,264 each year1 before the program ends.

Average Savings Per Year: $3,310


. Auto Insurance Savings for Veterans


You might think you’re already paying a low auto insurance rate, but recent research shows that only 5% of Veterans over the age of 55 are paying less than $50 per month for car insurance. If you’re currently paying more than $50 per month, and have had no accidents or tickets in the past two years, you can probably secure a much lower car insurance rate. The best way to do that is to compare quotes from multiple insurers – let them compete for your business.

Depending on your age and other factors, Veterans could get a huge discount on car insurance. With Best Quotes Auto Insurance, you fill out a simple form and they’ll provide you with multiple quotes you can choose from. At the very least, you can use the offers and information they give you as leverage when negotiating with your current care insurance company.

Average Savings Per Month2: $113.46


. ADT is offering Veterans a $850+ Discount on a Home Security System


This money saving idea is also for Veteran homeowners, so if you’re a renter you can skip this one.

Did you know that a home without a home security system is three times more likely to be broken into than a home with a security system. While installing a home alarm system isn’t just to stop burglars and intruders, it may also save you big money year after year. A house alarm may save you money on your homeowners insurance policy (which is generally mandatory if you own a home). It's also really important for senior Veterans to have a high functioning alarm system installed so that they can get medical aid in the case of a life threatening emergency, especially for those who live alone.

In fact, installing a home alarm system may give homeowners a 10-20% discount on their insurance. ADT is currently offering over $850 in security equipment if you just pay the installation fee of $99 and sign up for a 24 or 36 monthly monitoring contract.


. Got Unsecured Debt? Consolidate It For Lower Interest Rates!


Stepping into civilian life can be pretty daunting, especially for those who made a life-long career out of the military. Doing it with existing unsecured debts can make it even more of a challenge. Debt consolidation is the process of combining all your unsecured debts into a single monthly payment. Generally this allows for much lower payments on a monthly basis than the sum total of the separate debts – making life a lot more manageable. The likelihood in these circumstances of reducing interest rates is very high, and there are many firms out there who will walk you through the process making it simple and painless.

If you owe more than $10,000 in debt, there is a proven debt relief program made available for Veterans by Freedom Debt Relief that can not only consolidate your loans, but also reduce the amount of money you owe.


. Veterans Can Get Health Insurance For $9/month1


Health insurance is now available to more Americans than ever before. Subsidized options are easily available to low-income individuals and families. In the past, many people took the risk of not being insured, but with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) you can be fined if you don't have qualified health care insurance.

Instead of paying a fine, people who have not been able to afford insurance before are looking for affordable medical insurance options. Whether you have low, mid, or high income, you could greatly reduce your health insurance by using HealthInsurance.net to compare policies and prices, and find what's best for you.

Average Savings Per Month: $321/person, $833/family


. FREE Membership to Prime 8


Like what you've seen here? Get more discounts as we find them! We don't spam people with daily junk mail and joining us and Prime 8, an online community for veterans, is completely FREE! When we have a darn good deal, you will hear from us!

To join for free, simply enter your e-mail and click "SUBSCRIBE":


. Stop Paying For Cable/TV Every Month


With more and more people switching to subscriptions like Netflix and Hulu, it doesn't really make sense to pay a big cable fee each month anymore. Comcast, for instance, charges the same fee as a full Netflix subscription just to get basic/local channels and 50+ single program channels that nobody actually watches. But there's an even better solution to switching to an online network subscription--use a BlueWire TV Antenna.

Once you use BlueWire TV, you'll wonder why you've been paying for cable all these years. Most broadcast stations offer additional regional programming, absolutely free--and BlueWire TV let's you watch all of those channels in High-Def 1080p. The device attaches to the antenna jack of any TV and can receive broadcast signals from up to 30 miles away. On top of having access to so many channels for free, you'll find that it takes less time setting up your antenna than it does trying to call and cancel your cable service. Plug it into your tv and forget about it!

Average Savings Per Year3: $1,197.21


. Eating Out


If you don’t feel like cooking be sure to turn to these places for good dining deals. From fast food to steak restaurants, our compiled restaurant list will definitely help you make your choice.

Keep in mind that deals may vary at participating locations and can change without notice.

■ A&W Root Beer: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Acapulco: 20% off for military personnel in uniform or with valid ID.
■ Applebee’s: Discount varies per location, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Arby’s: Discount varies per location, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Back Yard Burgers: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Bennigan’s: Active military and vets get 10% off your total check at Bennigan’s.
■ Ben & Jerry’s: Ask about it the next time you order a scoop of ice cream. Varies by location but is typically 15%.
■ Bob Evans: 10% discounts with your Veterans ID.
■ Boston Market: 20% with military ID.
■ Burger King: 10% off military discount just show proper ID.
■ Captain D’s: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Carl’s Jr.: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Champs Sports: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Chevy’s Fresh Mex: 20% simply ask and have a valid military ID with you (unconfirmed).
■ Chick Fil A: Varies, Discount with ID card (location dependent), discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Chipotle: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Cinnabon: 15% off at participating locations with a valid military ID.
■ CiCi’s Pizza: A large majority of CiCi’s locations offer a military discounts, ask about it.
■ Cold Stone Creamery: Discount varies, must present military ID.
■ Cracker Barrel: 10-15% off, at manager’s discretion.
■ Dairy Queen: Get a 10% off your food and ice cream at select Dairy Queen locations. Must have valid military ID.
■ Del Taco: 50% off at participating locations with valid military ID.
■ Denny’s: 10% Discount simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Dutch Bros Coffee: Just tell the barista you’re a Vet and they’ll give you $0.50 off any cup of coffee.
■ Dunkin’ Donuts: Veterans advantage members save 10% on all online orders. They also send free coffee to the troops overseas.
■ Famous Dave’s BBQ: All active and retired military can get a 10% discount. Just ask your server for your discount.
■ Fire Department Coffee: A veteran owned company offering 15% discount to veterans on all items in our store.
■ Friendly’s Ice Cream Stores: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Fuddruckers Burgers: Show your server your military ID and get a discount of either 10% or 15% off.
■ Golden Corral: Flash your military ID and get 10% off your bill every time you dine.
■ Hardee’s: According to reader Roman, they’ll give you a 10% discount if you tell them you’re a vet.
■ Hard Rock Cafe: Get a slick 15% off discount when you show your military ID.
■ Hooter’s: Varies by location but most Hooter’s will give a flat 15% off discount to active and retired military personnel. Often times the discount is only available on certain nights.
■ IHOP: 10% off your entire meal when you show your military ID to your IHOP server.
■ Java Café: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Johnny Rockets: Personnel in uniform will receive a 50% discount.
■ KFC: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Lone Star Steakhouse: 10% off every day with ID and 20% off discount for military, police, and fire fighters every Monday. The cool thing is the discount is good for the entire table.
■ Long John Silver’s: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Longhorn Steakhouse: 10% military discount.
■ Margaritaville: 10% off with valid military ID.
■ McDonald’s: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Old Country Buffet: Old Country Buffet offers a 10% daily military discount to all active duty, reserve or retired military personnel with a valid ID.
■ Panchero’s Mexican Grill: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Pancho’s Mexican Buffet: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Panda Express: 10% military discount for active personnel. Just flash your ID before ordering your tasty grub.
■ Papa Murphy’s: Participating locations will take 50% off one pizza.
■ Pizza Hut: Discount amount varies by location but always ask and have your military ID at the ready.
■ Popeye’s: 10% off with a valid military ID.
■ Quizno’s: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Raising Cane’s Chickens: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Red Robin: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory: 10% military discount.
■ Schlotzsky’s Deli: 30% off with military ID.
■ Shoney’s: 15% off at participating locations
■ Sizzler: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Sonic: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Subway: 10% off, if not in a military town.
■ Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off with military ID.
■ Taco Bell: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Texas De Brazil: Get 15% off your meal total with your military ID.
■ Texas Roadhouse: Get up to 20% off your bill total with your active military ID. Discount varies by location, ask your server.
■ The Melting Pot: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Wendy’s: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
■ Zaxby’s: 10% off with military ID.


. Keep Your Family Safe with the Pocket Guardian Personal Alarm


Inspired by the Military, the Pocket Guardian uses ear piercing sound (over 130 decibels) to deter bad guys and is quickly becoming one of the most sought after safety devices in America.

It will most likely be on every kid’s keychains or backpacks by the end of the year, but it should also be carried by every woman in America. With over 100,000 units sold in 2017 alone, this product makes our 2017 viral gadgets list!

But the Pocket Guardian isn’t just to help protect you, your kids and your grandkids from an attack. It can also be used as a life saving device to call for help if you’re having a heart attack or have some other health condition that can prevent you from yelling for help.

Don’t let your worst nightmare become your reality. Safety doesn’t happen by accident. Purchase a personal alarm for yourself, for your child, or for a loved one. The keychain design is perfect for use with house keys or car keys. It can also be attached to a backpack or a purse. Right now, the Pocket Guardian can be purchased for 50% OFF!


. Go Shopping and Get Discounts Just For You


Use the following links for the stores you are interested in shopping at. It's super easy and you deserve the discounts for your service!

For CostCo discounts, go here.
For Lowes Military discount, go here.
For learn more about Target discounts, go here.


. Save on Medical Costs


Healthcare is an essential part of human life, and the costs of doctors and the right treatments add up more and more as we age. Most retirees need to take some type of medication, so it’s only right that you should be getting the most out of your medical insurance.

By working with the best insurance company for your needs you can be sure to have the best coverage for the cheapest prices.

Some insurers will send Veterans a discount card that you can show when paying for prescriptions. Just remember to check with your local pharmacy to see what discounts are available to you, because discounts might change depending on location.

Many Veterans may be able to get extra benefits and don’t even know they’re available. You can also check if you are eligible to get vision, dental, hearing or prescription drug coverage included in your plan.


. Save Up to 70% on Life Insurance1


Unfortunately, as our age increases so do our premiums for life insurance. In fact, typically the premium amount rises 8-10% for every year of age. For senior Veterans, rising life insurance policy costs can add up significantly.

Many senior Veterans also have a hard time qualifying for a new policy once they reach a certain age. The best way to get the cheapest life insurance policy possible is to compare quotes from multiple carriers in much the same way you would do with car insurance, or cell phone plans. Luckily, there’s a new website called LifeInsurance.net that will automatically use your information to find you the best life insurance policy for your needs at much lower prices.

Average Savings Per Month: $111.38/Smoker, $490/Nonsmoker


. Get Your Disability Benefits


The worst feeling is feeling like you are a burden or feeling like you cannot contribute financially because you are disabled. As a veteran, you've earned various benefits, some of which you may not even know about. Go to Disability-Advocates.com to get a FREE evaluation of the benefits you may be missing out on.


. Feel the Freedom of Portable Oxygen


Deployments have taken you all over the world. You’ve breathed air on other continents, and filled your lungs with the oxygen from foreign lands.

Now, though, you may need a little extra help.

Luckily, INOGEN ONE has developed a portable oxygen container that makes the thought of lugging tanks (which can weigh over 100lbs!) a thing of the past. With the INOGEN ONE system, you’re carrying a lightweight, electronic system that weighs a mere 2.8lbs!

Take a breather from traditional tanks and grab this offer before it’s too late: right now, you can get a free kit directly from the manufacturer! That’s right—you can sample these supplies at no cost to you…because breathing is a right, not a privilege.


. Take a Trip to the Movies


AMC Theatres, Regal Cinemas, Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas & CineMagic

It’s lovely to visit the cinema every so often. Lots of theaters offer a Veterans discount too. AMC Theaters offer a generous 30% discount to over 60s. While Regal Cinemas are going one better and will give you 35% off if you are 60 and over. With the money you’re saving you can treat the grandchildren and get a bag of candies to eat while you all enjoy the movie.

Georgia Theatre Company offer varying discounts, depending on location and showtime, so be sure to visit their website for more information. If you’re over 60, you can get into weekday shows before 2pm for $6 at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, get $1 or $2 off at B&B Theatres and $2 off all evening shows at Celebration Cinemas. Fridley Theatres offer a Bargain Day every Tuesday for all ages – why not take the grandkids?

And at Marcus Theatres Veterans can watch matinees for just $5 on Fridays before 5:30 p.m. Showcase Cinemas offer discounted ticket price on Wednesdays at all locations (except Showcase Superlux), and various discounts for popcorn and a soda. If you’re over 65, you can get a discount of between 10%-25% off your ticket price at CineMagic.



Bonus Tip #1. Tour National Parks


Yosemite, Yellowstone, The Grand Canyon, Zion, The Everglades & More

With this amazing perk, over 62s can use their age advantage to score a serious discount at America’s National Parks.

It’s time to tour Yellowstone, Veterans, you can get an annual pass for just $20 and a lifetime pass for $80. This pass gives seniors access to all 2,000 federal recreation sites, including National Forests and grasslands. You’ll be able to visit all of America’s parks through-out your retirement.

The cost of the pass covers your entrance-fee, camping, usage fees for a driver and all passengers. You can take the grandkids camping for free whenever you like. Enjoy wildlife, gorgeous scenery and some well-earned peace and quiet.



Bonus Tip #2. Don’t Drive Your Auto Warranty Into the Ground


You understand the need for a vehicle. In our great nation, people usually can’t get from Point A to Point B without some form of personal transportation—which means that you need your trusty automobile to last as long as possible.

Most cars come with a 3-year/36,000 mile warranty at the time of purchase, but what happens after that expires?

You’re stuck paying for costly repairs, that’s what. And as we mentioned before, mechanics may not be so honest, even to a retired veteran who served his or her country with distinction.

Do yourself a favor. Click the link below to learn about the process of extending your car’s warranty so that you can avoid expensive repair costs popping up in the future.


Bonus Tip #3. Keep America Beautiful By Going Solar—Here’s How


You fought with honor for this country—so of course you want to preserve it.

Here’s some exciting news: residents in certain ZIP codes across the USA qualify for a little-known federal refund plan called the Renewable Energy Tax Credit which not only outfits their home with solar panels, but puts cash in their pockets to do it.

It’s a win-win situation: one on hand, you’re looking at substantial monthly savings on energy costs and on the other, you’re staring at an upfront influx of cash—just for participating!

Do yourself a favor and click the link below to see if your ZIP code qualifies for the tax credit.


Bonus Tip #4. Need a Roofer? We’ve Got You Covered


While we’re on the subject of home ownership, what’s more important than the literal roof over your head? If you’ve got a leak, a hole, or a loose shingle, you understand the gravity of the situation—you’ve got to fix it…and fast!

If you find yourself in this debacle, don’t fret. We’ve got you covered.

Deployments have taken you all over the world. You’ve breathed air on other continents, and filled your lungs with the oxygen from foreign lands.

Take a look at the link below for the lowest rates on roofing repairs in your area! You’ll gain access to information about qualified roofing specialists and their exclusive discounts.

What are you waiting for? Protect yourself from the elements by making sure your roof is safe and sound today!


Bonus Tip #5. Relax with a Discount on a Walk-In Tub


We’ll just come out and say it: it doesn’t matter who you are—a long, warm bath is rejuvenating. It has the power to zap away physical pain, anxiety, and it can reset your mental stopwatch.

And yet, as you grow older, it’s more and more difficult to hoist yourself in and out of a tub to enjoy this simple pleasure in life.

If you find yourself lamenting the loss of this relaxing amenity, don’t worry, because we’ve found a deal for you on a tub designed with Veterans in mind. The Dual Hydro-Jet Therapy System features a door for seamless, walk-in access to the tub’s interior! You’ll never have to strain your back for a bath again.

Want to get more information? Follow the link below for the lowest rates on accessible tubs today!