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JetBlue offers special military fares. Photo by Tony Hisgett on flickr

JetBlue offers special military fares. Photo by Tony Hisgett on flickr

As a sequel to our posts on travel-related military discounts last year, we have a great new list of discounts for active duty and military vets thanks to the website dealhack.com. It covers a number of aspects of travel including transport, car rentals, hotels, museums and parks, restaurants, language learning, and military sign-up discounts.

You’ll find the complete list of dealhack’s military discounts (including clothing, cars and more) by going to their website; this one was compiled by writer Emma Lewis.

Transport

Amtrak: Amtrak offers an exclusive 10% military discount on the lowest available rail fare to active duty military personnel, their spouses, and dependents. All uniformed personnel and family members are also welcome to the front of any Amtrak line. Certain limitations apply (source).

Carnival Cruise Lines: Carnival Cruise Lines offers exclusive reduced rates to active duty and retired military personnel who provide valid military documents to Carnival’s Interline Desk within a certain time frame from booking the cruise to setting sail. Certain exclusions apply (source).

Greyhound: This ground transportation company offers a 10% military discount to active duty service members and their families who can provide a valid military photo-ID at the ticket window. Offer is not available online. Certain limitations apply (source).

JetBlue: JetBlue offers special military fares and support assistance to active duty and retired service members who provide valid military photo-ID. Certain restrictions apply (source).

Peter Pan: This ground transportation bus company offers 10% off of their standard bus fares to active duty and retired military personnel who can provide a valid military photo-ID at the ticket window. Offer is not available online. Certain limitations apply (source).

Princess Cruises: Veterans and active, retired or disabled military personnel receive up to $250 free onboard spending money. Simply fill out their Military Benefit Application PDF and send it to them via email, fax, or mail to request this benefit (source).

Princess Cruises offers up to $250 onboard spending money. Photo from Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises offers up to $250 onboard spending money. Photo from Princess Cruises

Southwest Airlines: Southwest Airlines offers an exclusive military discount to active duty military personnel (and their families) who can provide a valid military photo-ID. Offer is only available by contacting the airline directly via telephone. Offer is not available online. Certain exclusions apply (source).

United Airlines: United Airlines offers active duty and retired service members and their families 5% off of airline tickets with their Veteran’s Advantage Program. Proof of military service is required (source).

Car Rentals

Alamo Car Rentals: Alamo Car Rentals offers special discounts and rates for active and retired military personnel. Proof of military service is required (source).

Budget Truck Rental: Budget Truck Rental offers active duty and retired military service members up to 20% off truck rentals with proof of service (source).

Dollar Rent-A-Car: Dollar Rent-A-Car offers exclusive deals to active duty military personnel who provide a valid photo military-ID. Deals include unlimited mileage, free LDC/CDW, on airport convenience offered at most major locations, no fee for underage drivers, competitive government rates, frequent flyer credits with participating airlines, no fee for additional drivers, and complimentary Dollar EXPRESS Rental Program membership. Certain exclusions apply (source).

Enterprise Car Rental: Enterprise offers year-long military discounted rates to members of their Veteran’s Advantage Program. Some restrictions apply (source).

Hertz: Hertz rental cars offers a special discounted rate on car rentals to active duty military service members who provide a valid military photo-ID (source).

Penske Truck Rental: Penske Truck Rental offers a military discount on truck rentals to active duty service men and women as well as to veterans at 2,200 of their nation-wide locations. Penske also offers a call center servicing only military families who are in the process of relocating (source).

Hotels and Resorts

The huge cove pool at Atlantis Resort, Bahamas. Photo courtesy of Atlantis

The huge cove pool at Atlantis Resort, Bahamas. Photo courtesy of Atlantis

Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa: Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa offers a 15% discount to former and active U.S. service members. A valid photo military-ID is required at check-in (source).

Bally’s: Bally’s offers exclusive discounts to former and active military service members. Proof of service is required through TroopID (source).

Beaches Resorts: Beaches Resorts offers a 10% discount to current members of the U.S. military. Proof of military service is required (source).

Best Western: This nationwide hotel chain offers a 10% discounted room rate for active duty and retired military personnel who provide a valid military photo-ID when checking-in to any of their locations in North America. Make sure to look for “military discounts” when booking online. Certain exclusions apply (source).

Choice Hotels: The Choice Hotels family of hotels offers active duty and retired military personnel guaranteed discounts on one and two person rates at more than 2,700 participating properties including Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Hotels & Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn hotels. Just call in advance to secure your discounted rate (source).

Cromwell Las Vegas: The Cromwell Las Vegas offers exclusive discounts to former and active military service members. Proof of service is required through TroopID (source).

Foxwoods Resort & Casino: Foxwoods Resort & Casino offers a 25% discount on hotel room bookings for active and retired military service members, as well as discounts to over forty of the stores located at Foxwoods. Valid photo military-ID is required (source).

Great Wolf Lodge: The Great Wolf Lodge offers an exclusive 30% military discount to active and retired military personnel who provide a valid photo military ID at check-in. This offer also extended to EMS, police, fire, and correctional officers. Water passes are included in the price of each suit. Military discounts offered exclusively at the following Great Wolf Lodge locations: Anaheim, California; Boston/Fitchburg, Massachusetts; Charlotte/Concord, North Carolina; Cincinnati/Mason, Ohio; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Grand Mound, Washington; Grapevine, Texas; Kansas City, Kansas; Niagara Falls, Ontario; Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania; Sandusky, Ohio; Traverse City, Michigan; Williamsburg, Virginia; and Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Certain exclusions apply (source).

Hilton Hotel & Resorts: This international hotel chain offers an exclusive discounted military rate of up to 10% off to active duty United States military personnel to any of their 540 hotels located in 78 countries. Offer is available online and in person. A valid U.S. military photo-ID is required at check-in. Certain exclusions apply (source).

Linq Hotel & Casino: The Linq Hotel & Casino offers exclusive discounts to former and active military service members. Proof of service is required through TroopID (source).

Marriott Hotels & Resorts: This nationwide hotel chain offers discounted rates based on room availability to active duty military personnel who provide a valid military photo-ID at check-in. Certain exclusions apply (source).

Motel 6: Motel 6 hotel chain offers active duty and retired military personnel 10% off room rates at over 1,300 locations nationwide. Proof of military service is required during check-in. Make sure to select “military” when booking online (source).

Palms Casino Resort: Palms Casino Resort offers a 15% military discount to active duty service members who provide a valid photo military-ID. Certain restrictions apply (source).

Paris Las Vegas: Paris Las offers exclusive discounts to former and active military service members. Proof of service is required through TroopID (source).

Paris Las Vegas Resort. Photo Courtesy of Paris Las Vegas

Paris Las Vegas Resort. Photo Courtesy of Paris Las Vegas

Planet Hollywood Resort: Planet Hollywood Resort offers exclusive discounts to former and active military service members. Proof of service is required through TroopID (source).

Radisson Hotel: This nationwide hotel chain offers a discounted government rate to active duty military personnel who provide a valid military photo-ID at check-in. When booking online, be sure to click the “government rate” option. Certain exclusions apply (source).

Red Roof Inn: Red Roof Inn offers a 10% discounted room rates to active duty and retired military service members to any of their nationwide locations. Proof of service is required at check-in (source).

Rio Resort & Casino: Rio Resort & Casino offers exclusive discounts to former and active military service members. Proof of service is required through TroopID (source).

Sandals Resorts: Sandals Resorts in Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, and St. Lucia offers a 10% year-round discount to active and retired military service members (and their spouses), who can provide a valid photo military ID at check-in. This offer also extends to U.S. active duty firefighters. Certain exclusions apply (source).

Tunica Roadhouse Casino & Hotel: Tunica Roadhouse Casino & Hotel offers exclusive discounts to former and active military service members. Proof of service is required through TroopID (source).

Wyndham Hotel Group: Wyndham Hotel Group offers discounted hotel rates on select hotels to active duty military service members. Certain restrictions apply (source).

Theme Parks and Museums

9/11 Memorial & Museum: The 9/11 Memorial & Museum in downtown Manhattan, offers free admission to active duty and retired military personnel who provide a valid military photo-ID at the ticket counter. Certain exclusions apply (source).

Take your family to Busch Gardens. Photo from Busch Gardens

Take your family to Busch Gardens. Photo from Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens: Busch Gardens offers free tickets and discounts to active duty service members through their Waves of Honor program (source).

Dollywood: Dollywood theme park offers a one-day complimentary ticket to active duty and retired military service members and their spouses and dependents. Valid photo military-ID is required (source).

Hershey Park: Hershey Park offers $20 off regular admission to active and retired military service members who present a valid photo military-ID when purchasing tickets. Coupon must also be presented at the ticket gate (source).

Knott’s Berry Farm: Knott’s Berry Farm offers reduced ticket entry prices for active duty and retired military personnel. Valid photo military-ID is required when ordering tickets online and purchasing them in person (source).

LEGOLAND: LEGOLAND Florida Resort & Theme Park in Winter Haven, Florida, offers complimentary admission to active military personnel who provide a valid photo military ID at the ticket gate window. For active service members who wish to visit the park on additional days, military discounts are available at the Military ITT office on base, or a 10% military discount for one and two day passes is offered at the gate. Offers are not available online. Certain exclusions apply (source).

Mount Vernon: Mount Vernon offers a $3 discount off general admission to active and retired military personnel and their dependents. Proof of military service is required when ordering tickets online via TroopID (source).

SeaWorld Parks: SeaWorld Parks offers one complimentary admission per year to active duty service members with verification of military status through Troop ID (source).

Sesame Place: Sesame Place offers one complimentary ticket per year to active duty service members. Proof of military service must be verified using TroopID (source).

Universal Studios: Universal Studios theme park in Orlando, Florida, offers a four-day, three-night military vacation package designed exclusively for active and retired military personnel who can provide a valid photo military ID. This package includes three-night hotel accommodations, as well as admission to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (includes one hour early park admission), and Universal’s new Volcano Bay (includes one hour early park admission). Certain exclusions apply (source).

Universal Studios Orlando. Photo from Universal Studios

Universal Studios Orlando. Photo from Universal Studios

Walt Disney World: Walt Disney World theme parks in Orlando, Florida, is offering exclusive four and five-day military promotional tickets to active and retired military personnel or their spouses (but not both). The four-day promotional park hopper pack costs $209 plus tax, and the five-day park hopper pass costs $224 plus tax. The park hopper pass includes admission to all four Disney theme parks. The Water Park Fun & More option costs an additional $37 plus tax.  Certain exclusions apply (source).

Restaurants

99 Restaurant & Pub: The 99 Restaurant & Pub offers a 10% military discount every day to active duty and retired military service members who provide their server with a valid military photo-ID (source).

Chuck E. Cheese’s: Chuck E. Cheese’s offers two discounted package rates to former and active military service members and their families after presenting a valid military photo-ID in-store. The Alpha package includes 45 tokens, a large one-topping pizza, and four drinks for $26.99 (a $40 value), and the Bravo package includes 100 tokens, two large one-topping pizzas, and four drinks for $46.99 (a $69 value). Offer is available at any of their nationwide locations (source).

Medieval Times: Medieval Times offers active duty and retired military personnel and their families a free royalty upgrade as well as discounted ticket prices to participating locations with proof of service. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Military discounts are not available at the box office. Contact your military base for further information (source).

Wendy’s: Wendy’s restaurant chain offers military discounts all year long to active duty and retired military service members who join the Veteran’s Advantage Program (source).

Language Learning

Rosetta Stone: Rosetta Stone offers a special discount to active and retired military service members. Proof of military service is required (source).

Military Discount Sign-Ups

Armed Forces Vacation Club: Armed Forces Vacation Club is a military vacation deal club that offers free membership to active and retired military personnel. Offer includes the popular Space-A Stays for $359 a week. Certain exclusions apply (source).

Expedia: Expedia.com offers an exclusive gold membership upgrade to active and retired military personnel whose credentials can be validated online. Gold membership includes 10% off of select hotels, exclusive travel deals, 24/7 customer service agents, and complimentary room upgrades. Certain exclusions apply (source).

ID.me/TroopID: When you sign up with ID.me, they will help you instantly verify your military status with hundreds of online brands. You’ll instantly qualify for exclusive discounts as soon as your application is approved (source).

GovX: GovX was created to help men and women who have served find exclusive deals on gear, apparel, tickets, travel and more. Sign up for an account to access savings at over 400 brands (source).

Military Cost Cutters: This service connects you with local businesses that offer discounts. Simply sign up for an account and download the free app to search for discounts near you (source).

Veteran’s Advantage: Veteran’s Advantage partnered up with thousands of companies nationwide to offer special military discounts and offers to active duty and retired military service members for a $5 monthly membership fee (source).

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