Recent articles

Here is a collection of articles that you might find helpful when using or applying for veteran discounts.

Recent articles

Here is a collection of articles that you might find helpful when using or applying for veteran discounts.

Veteran verification: How it works & why merchants do it
Veteran verification: How it works & why merchants do it

At veterandiscounts.org, we are often asked by veterans why they need to be verified by merchants in order to redeem a veteran discount. The short answer is to prevent fraud. Veterans by and large are honorable in their financial dealings. There are, however, people that try to scam the system to find loopholes....

Staying vigilant: Protecting your identity when applying for veteran discounts
Staying vigilant: Protecting your identity when applying for veteran discounts

In 2016, identity fraud cost 15.4 million U.S. consumers $16 billion in losses. Over the past six years, identity thieves have stolen $107 billion according to research firm Javelin Strategy & Research. The financial threat to veterans cannot be underestimated. Fortunately, veterandiscounts.org takes identity fraud seriously...

Economic impact: The force multiplier effect of veterans on the economy
Economic impact: The force multiplier effect of veterans on the economy

There is little doubt that Americans appreciate veterans and often go out of their way to thank a veteran for his or her service. What the general public may not be aware of is that once a veteran’s service to this country stops, their contribution to their community often starts anew in the form of a veteran-owned small business....

Patriotism pays: Why retailers should offer year-round veteran discounts
Patriotism pays: Why retailers should offer year-round veteran discounts

Almost 20 years ago I left the Marine Corps after a decade of service. Despite participating in numerous operations which took me to 22 different countries, I was unsure of how I would be received in the civilian world. To say I was apprehensive about transitioning from being an active duty Marine to a civilian is an understatement...

Veteran's Day 2020: Where the deals will be this year
Veteran's Day 2020: Where the deals will be this year

Veteran's Day is our Super Bowl. It is the one day of the year that even the most jaded civilian is reminded that approximately 18.8 million Americans gave up their freedom and dedicated their lives to serve and protect our great country. We did it not to get thanks, or a free hamburger once a year. We did it because we love this country! However, it is nice when local businesses do want to honor our sacrifice. With that being said, we have compiled three online resources that we feel you should check out to maximize your Veteran's Day deals. Rest up the night before, it's going to be epic...