Discounts for Veterans


DeKalb County Online would like to salute our military veteran community. We are amassing a list of stores and businesses that offer discounts to local veterans and active military members.

There are many national and franchise businesses that offer discount programs. All of the stores listed require proof of military service (Veteran ID or DD214). Discounts vary by locations and businesses, some offering as listed and some offering more. Please ask in advance for the type and kind of discount.

This list does not include those that are only offering discounts or free items on Veteran’s Day (November 11). This list will be posted closer to the date. Many local and national food chains will offer free meals to veterans on November 11 (see below for national links).

If you are a DeKalb County business or organization that would like to be included, please contact Stephen Haberkorn or Michael Embrey to be added to the list. Thank you for supporting our military and veterans.

Local DeKalb County Area Discounts for Veterans:

  • Northern Rehab (DeKalb & Genoa): 50% off all massages Nov. 8-21 for veterans
  • LePrint Express (Sycamore): Business Cards discount 10% on new orders
  • Collins Dental (Sycamore): Offers for all Veterans and their families thru the end of year 2018 – Collins Dental Group will be offering a FREE initial dental examinations ($98 value) when accompanied by a dental cleaning (adult cost $100/child $75) and any needed radiographs
  • Jacobson & Snow Accountants (DeKalb): 10% off discount on new Federal/ State tax return preparation
  • Parkside Bed & Breakfast (DeKalb): 10% off discount for new overnight lodging
  • FunME Events Tours (DeKalb): Select discounts on domestic and International tours and cruises as well as custom Bucket List and Dream Vacations
  • DNA Telephone Packages (Rochelle): 10% off discount for new phone packages
  • NICE TLC (Travel Limo Company) (DeKalb): 10% off discount for new limo or party Bus rental and custom event package

National Discounts for Active Military & Veterans:

NAPA Auto Parts: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
O’Reilly Auto Parts: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
U.S. Bank: US Bank gives all active duty & veterans free Premiere checking & savings.
Best Buy: Varies many retail locations offer a 10% discount to vets.
U.S. Cellular: Active duty military and veteran can receive a 15% discount
Lowes: 10% off year round to active duty, active reserve, retired military, Disabled
Veterans, and immediate family.
Red Roof Inn: Military leisure travelers receive a 15% discount nationwide.
Travelodge: Rates within allowable per diem.
Burger King: 10% off military discount just show proper 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.
Dunkin’: Veterans advantage members save 10% on all online orders.
IHOP: 10% off your entire meal when you show your military ID
KFC: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
Lone Star Steakhouse: 10% off every day with ID
McDonald’s: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you
Popeye’s: 10% off with a valid military ID
Sonic: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
Subway: 10% off, if not in a military town.
Bed Bath & Beyond: Flat 10% off discounts for vets and their families.
Crate and Barrel: offers a 10% discount to the military community.
GNC: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
Kohl’s: 15% off at participating locations, and manager’s discretion.
Maurices: Show your ID and get a 10% discount.
Sears: Military personnel get 20% off regular priced tools or 5% off sale price tools
Jackson Hewitt: 25% off discount on your online Federal/ State tax return preparation.
Shedd Aquarium in Chicago: Free general admission for active duty military with proper ID; $3 off general admission for veterans
Yankee Candle: offers 10% off your purchase every day in all retail stores, outlet stores,
U.S. National Parks: Free annual pass to all National Parks in the United States.

Veterans Day Discounts & Deals:

So many businesses/restaurants/etc are or will be offering discounts & deals to veterans on Veterans Day (November 11), that I suggest you just ask.  All they can say is “No.”

Please carry some form of ID that will establish your status as a veteran or active duty person.

Typical IDs are:  military IDs; VA ID; membership cards in veterans organizations; even your DD Form 214.

To share with you our non-complete list of businesses offering Veterans Day discounts and freebies, DeKalb County Online would invite you to look at the following websites:

As always, please verify the DATE and the TERMS of any discount offer BEFORE you purchase.

NOTE: Please attend the special Veteran’s Day program at the Clock at 1st and Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb, Illinois on November 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.


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