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The active members and veterans of our Armed Forces are heroes who deserve special recognition every day. As a small way of saying thanks, we’ve put together a list of places where past and present military personnel (and in many cases, their family members) can take advantage of military discounts, freebies, and other perks. So, sit back, relax, and get ready to learn about a few new ways to save money.

Automotive Deals & Discounts

At Direct Auto Insurance, we’re always looking for ways to help your car run longer and ways to save you money. Why not combine both principles by taking advantage of military discounts at these automotive-industry businesses?

Advance Auto Parts
Car in need of a wash and wax? Do you need a new steering wheel cover? If so, Advance Auto Parts is the perfect place to look because they offer 10% off regularly priced items for in-store purchases. The discount is available to active-duty, reserve, and retired members of the military, as well as their immediate family members.

O’Reilly Auto Parts
By showing proof of service, active duty and reserve members of the military, retired service members, and veterans can take advantage of a 10% discount on in-store items at O’Reilly Auto Parts. Not all in-store items are included, but the discount does extend to immediate family members of service members and veterans.

Jiffy Lube
If you’re in need of an oil change, many Jiffy Lube locations offer 15% off to members of our Armed Forces. Some items and services, like batteries and diagnostics, are excluded so be sure to check the fine print before you make an appointment.

Take 5 Oil Change
How does 25% off your next oil change sound? Pretty great, right? Well, Take 5 Oil Change has a coupon for 25% off any oil change with proof of service or military ID!

Various Rental Companies
Jack Taylor, the founder of Enterprise, actually named the company after the aircraft carrier he served on during WWII. To this day, Enterprise considers it an “honor to go the extra mile for the people who go above and beyond for our country.” To say thanks, Enterprise provides discounts and special rates to people reserving vehicles for Government Leisure Travel and Official Government Travel. AlamoAvisHertz, and several other rental companies also offer military discounts.

Various Auto Dealerships
If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, there’s a good chance that military service could lead to serious savings. Different companies, like General Motors, offer military discounts as a way to show their appreciation. Also, Toyota has a history of offering military rebates. And that’s just two automobile manufacturers, so the next time you’re shopping for a car, make sure to run a search or ask about any possible savings.

Restaurant Deals & Discounts

No list of freebies and discounts is complete without discussing dining options. Here are a few restaurants you can score discounts year-round.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill
If you’re in the mood for some delicious pasta dishes, Carrabba’s has you covered. The popular chain has a 10% heroes discount for military personnel and first responders. The deal covers the entire guest check, but it does exclude alcohol.

Dave & Buster’s
Does discounted food and games sound like a fun night out? If so, contact your local Dave & Buster’s. They typically offer some sort of deal on food and gameplay to military members.

El Pollo Loco
The chicken chain offers a 15% discount to military members, law enforcement agents, and first responders. Look for a nearby location to enjoy some of their famous, fire-grilled poultry.

Logan’s Roadhouse
Active-duty service members and veterans are eligible for a 10% off discount every day at Logan’s, and on holidays (like Veteran’s Day), the chain has even offered free meals.

Outback Steakhouse
If you’re in the mood for a steak, Outback offers its Heroes Discount to active-duty service members and veterans, as well as medical professionals and first responders (immediate family included). So be sure to visit Outback for 10% off your entire guest check year-round.

Red Robin
By joining the burger chains Royalty program, you’ll gain access to special military rewards. In addition to that, you’ll also get a free birthday burger, every 10th item free, and other special surprises.

Miscellaneous Discounts

Looking for a few other ways to save? We’ve got you covered!

AMC Theatres
If you ever want to see the latest blockbuster on the big screen, AMC has your back. You can save on tickets every day by showing a military ID at the box office.

One of the nation’s leading cell coverage providers, AT&T offers military and veteran families exclusive savings. Shop around to find the right plan at a discounted price.

Best Western
If you have an upcoming vacation, staying at Best Western could be one of your best bets. The hotel chain offers an exclusive discount to veterans, military, and government personnel. Search for your desired destination and travel dates to see what’s available and how much you can save.

One of the United States’ most well-known airlines, Delta offers military benefits to active members of the Armed Forces. They also offer early boarding and free checked military bag allowance.

Home Depot
If you have a project to take care of around your house, head to Home Depot. They offer military members and their families 10% off eligible purchases. Home Depot also boasts military-friendly, transferable careers and skill training for active and retired service members.

National Park Service
If you love the great outdoors, you’re in luck! The National Park Service offers a free Military Pass to all current U.S. military members and their dependents, as well as Reserve and National Guard members.

Southwest Airlines
The popular airline boasts military and government fares, and they offer plenty of other perks to military personnel. Military customers on active duty won’t be subjected to any baggage limit. Fail to get a place in the ‘A’ boarding group? Don’t sweat it! You’ll have a chance to get on and pick out your seat ahead of the ‘B’ group.

Known for keeping beverages cold with brilliantly designed drinkware and ice chests, Yeti offers special pricing for military and first responders. Just be ready to show your ID for proof when making a purchase online.

Direct Auto also loves helping our military heroes save money on car insurance! If you’re an active-duty service member in need of auto insurance, ask about our military discount* to see how much you can save. We’re just a callclick, or short drive away.


*Insurance produced by Direct Auto Insurance and underwritten by its affiliates in the National General Insurance Group, Winston-Salem, NC. We offer insurance only in states where we are licensed to do business. You can find this information on our website: directauto.com. Discounts may only apply to certain coverages, are subject to terms and conditions, and may not be available in all states or distribution channels. Price may vary depending on how you buy.