Save More with Military Discounts in Phoenix, Arizona
You’ve served your country admirably and you and your family have made many sacrifices over the years as part of your service. Many Americans, including many business owners, look for ways to say thank you to American veterans and active duty members by offering discounts on everyday services and products. These discounts can add up and make a difference for your budget, so it’s a great idea to research and ask whenever you get a chance.
While you shouldn’t necessarily expect one at every business you frequent, you may be surprised at how many businesses will, indeed, make you a deal. You typically must present some sort of proof of service – like your military ID, VA ID, or DD Form 214 – and be prepared to (patiently) talk to a manager if the employee is not aware of the discounts.
There are numerous nation-wide eating, shopping, travel and automotive businesses that offer ongoing military discounts, but we’ve collected some additional Phoenix-specific deals that can keep a little extra money in your pockets. Whether you are planning a fun family outing or taking care of everyday errands, this discounts can add up to big savings overall.
Phoenix Balloon Rides
A member of the American Ballooning Network, this company offers more balloon options and flight locations than any other network in Arizona. Get beautiful views of the dessert, Papago Park, or Canyon Lake from 1,500 feet up. Contact them at 480-422-2462 and ask about their military discounts.
Arizona Coyotes Hockey
Part of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the NHL, the Arizona Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in Glendale. They host two military appreciation nights (one in November and one in March) that offer $25 tickets for lower level seating for military members with ID. In the past, they’ve offered discounted tickets to Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday games with valid military ID; call for more information at 480-563-PUCK (7825).
Phoenix Suns Basketball
The NBA’s Phoenix Suns offer military personnel 20 percent off tickets to any Suns home game, while supplies last. Tickets can be purchased online (choose Military Discount Offer in the pop up modal) or at the Talking Stick Resort Arena Ticket Office. Be sure to bring your military ID when picking them up from the box office. The team also hosts a Military Appreciation Night, and you may receive up to 10 percent off at the gift shop in the arena with ID.
Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball
A member of the MLB’s National League West division, the Diamondbacks play at Chase Field and offer military discounts on every Sunday home game, where active duty, reservists, and retired military receive a 50 percent discount on tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the stadium, on game day with a valid military ID. Up to four tickets in any section can be purchased per ID.
Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix
This famous chain of restaurants offers a “rock ’n’ roll theme with a high-energy vibe” and serves burgers and American classics. Military personnel and veterans can receive up to 15 off food, alcohol, and all non-charity merchandise. Be sure to take your military or VA ID. Located in Downtown Phoenix, the cafe also hosts happy hour and live music events.
A veteran-owned business run by a former USAF Intelligence Officer, this company offers military and veterans 25-50 percent off ancestry, genealogy, and family history research in USA, as well as info on immigration and European records online or in microfilms. You can contact them for free at (888) 456-7252 or locally in Phoenix at: (480) 507-3316.
Apex Carpet Cleaning
The highest rated carpet cleaners in Arizona since 2001, this is a family-run business with all employees fully background checked and drug tested. Client satisfaction is 100 percent guaranteed. Military members and veterans can receive carpet cleaning for three rooms for $75. You can reach them at 602-252-8383.
Urban Cookies Bakeshop
Founded by a husband and wife bakery team, “nearly natives” of Phoenix, Urban Cookies were winners of The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars (competing under their original name of OllieCake). The bakery features traditional and non-traditional pastries always made from scratch using Phoenix the most natural ingredients possible and local ingredients whenever possible. With a military or veteran ID, you can receive 10% off your order every day.
Big O Tires
With three locations in the greter Phoenix are, Big O Tires offers 10% off an oil change, service, wheels, and free flat repair. All personnel must show valid military ID. Veterans must have either a VA ID, veterans designation on the drivers license, or a DD-214.
The Ocean Floor
At 17,500 square feet, the Ocean Floor is the largest tropical fish and aquarium store in the 11 western states, featuring huge aquariums stocked with unusual fish. 150 aquariums are stocked with a variety of goldfish, Koi, tropical and saltwater fish, with new fish arriving almost every day. You can receive 10% off your purchase with valid military of veteran ID.
The military discount and veteran discount is under the government purchase program, so you will need to sign up online and purchase items online. Check with your nearest Phoenix location to see if you can pick up your purchase in-store.
Specializing in haircuts for me, participating locations offer 15% military discount year round, as well as free haircuts for veterans on Veterans Day. These locations are individually owned franchises, so it’s good to check ahead of time to find one that offers the discount.
AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile
AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint offer active duty and veterans (and some reservists) their government employee pricing on phone service with a valid military ID or VA ID card. T-Mobile offers 15% military discount for active duty and veterans. Veterans should also bring a copy of their DD214.
Several of the Target stores in Phoenix have in-store portrait studios. Active duty, with military ID, can receive 50% of portrait collection, free traditional 8x10 print, free sitting fees, and $3.99 portrait sheets. You will have to check if they will also offer this to veterans.
A drug store plus, you can find everything from small house goods to snacks and candy to toys and office supplies here. Participating stores provide a 15% discount every Tuesday with a valid military ID or VA ID. Additionally, on Memorial Day, you can save 15% to 20% on select purchases.
The Home Depot and Lowe’s
Home improvements can get expensive fast. Take advantage of these two large stores’ 10% off, year-round discounts for active duty, active reserve, retired military, and immediate family. This discount is available in store only with a valid military ID.
For more ideas and listings on how to find and ask for military discounts, check out our blog post on additional tips for military discounts.
Written by Megan Hammons