Military discounts abound in Hampton Roads
The IHOP restaurant on Mercury Boulevard in Hampton offers a 10 percent discount every day. On Wednesdays from 5 to 10 p.m., military members get a 50 percent off discount.


Some of the best military discounts are available on vacation packages. The website has compiled a list of more than 80 inns that offer 10 to 25 percent off for military families.

Most on-base Leisure Travel and Information, Ticket and Tours offices offer discounted travel deals for members of the military and Department of Defense employees, says Dan Yount, program manager for Army Leisure Travel Services.

"Typical destinations include Atlanta, Branson, Gatlinburg, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, New York City, Ocean City, Orlando and Washington DC," Yount says. "Some discounts are exclusive to the military, but most military discounts are extended to anyone with DOD identification."

The website also offers good travel deals, including discounts on airfare.

Leisure Travel and ITT Offices at Fort Eustis can be reached at 878-3694. Call 764-7176 for the travel office atLangley Air Force Base.

Other discounts

The website offers a 20 percent discount on membership fees.

Both Lowes and Home Depot offer a 10 percent discount to active duty military families.

Federal employees can get a discount on their cell phone service with most carriers.

Apple has a special section of its website for government employees. Visit to shop. Dell also has a section of its website for federal employees. Look under the "Public Sector" tab on to find the link.

Coupon offers

Military families who shop at the Commissary can sign up for a free P&G coupon booklet at And shoppers who "Like" the Navy Exchange on Facebook can print off extra coupons for money off tennis shoes, beach bags and luggage.

In the spring, the Defense Commissary Agency announced that it would introduce a loyalty card later this year that would allow shoppers to download digital coupons.

And no bargain-focused article would be complete without mention of a daily deal website. The site focuses specifically on military families.

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Although there is no comprehensive list of military discounts available, there are several places you can look for updates.