or are the spouse of a military member and hold a valid military I.D. – don’t hesitate to ask a retailer “Do you offer a military discount?” Chances are, even if they don’t have a policy in writing, you might get a little discount…which you deserve! The other day, I was at Sports Authority, shopping for a new pair of running sneakers. I found what I liked and they were 50% off! At the counter I asked, “Is there any chance you offer a military discount and can apply it, even though my sneakers are already on sale?” Thinking they’d have to call a supervisor to check, I was pleasantly surprised to have the clerk respond, “Sure! Glad to!” The supervisor did have to come over to key in the approval code, but that was all! $48 dollars later, I walked out of the store with a pair of sneakers that originally sold for $85.00.
My husband is an Army National Guardsman. My parents were Air Force. My Step-Father was Navy and later Army Reserves. My brother-in-law is Air Force and my Brother in law is active duty Army. Needless to say, the military is a big part of my life. They sacrifice so much, I truly believe that we can never do enough to repay them in kind. So it is always good to see, that a larger retailer such as Sports Authority appreciates our men and women in uniform. They have earned my repeat business.
Other retailers, that I’ve encountered, that offer a military discount: Lowes. Home Depot. Sears. Dunkin Donuts. Cole Tire & Muffler. Bass Pro Shop. Dell Computers. Old Navy/Gap. Auto Zone. AT&T Wireless.