The Best July 4th Deals And Discounts For Active-Duty Service Members And Veterans


July 4th is a time to celebrate America. It's also a time to honor veterans and military personnel for their service to their country. Here's a look at the best July 4th deals and discounts for veterans and active-duty military on Independence Day.

Advance Auto Parts

The company is offering 10 percent off regularly priced items for in-store purchases to customers who serve or have served in the military.

AMC Theaters

Veterans Advantage members enrolled in VetRewards are eligible for special discounted offers on movie tickets at AMC Theatres.

Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops is offering active military, veterans, retirees, National Guardsmen and Reservists a 5 percent discount every day. ID required, exclusions apply.


Get 20 percent off every order and free shipping with Vets Reward Card.

Ford Motor Company

Active duty and veterans get a bonus cash discount up to $1,000 on eligible cars through July 9. It's a special event from the Ford Military Appreciation program.

General Motors

General Motors offers a military discount to vets and active-duty personnel every day.

Home Depot

All military veterans get a 10 percent discount on the Fourth of July. There's also a year-round 10 percent discount for active duty personnel, reservists, retired or disabled veterans and immediate dependents.

Jiffy Lube

Veterans and active duty military receive 25 percent off most services.

Logan's Roadhouse

Veterans and active duty military eat free from select menu on July 4 with proof of service.


Lowe's offers 10 percent off eligible purchases every day to active military and vets.

Outback Steakhouse

The restaurant is offering 20 percent off to former and active military, as well as firefighters and police officers, now through Wednesday. Servicemen and women, firefighters, police officers and first-responders receive a 10 percent discount every day.


The company is offering a 15 percent discount on paints, stains and painting supplies to those serving in the military and veterans. The discount is also extended to the spouse of those individuals.


Veterans, active duty and their families get 20 percent off regular-priced items on Wednesday. To get the discount, you need the free store loyalty/rewards card and valid military ID or proof of service.


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