Best Military Discounts for Sports and Fitness
Sports and Fitness Discounts for Military and Veterans
Whether you love to play sports, watch sports, buy sports memorabilia, or all of thee above, finding a military discount is a plus. Here is a list of the best military discounts for sports fans.
Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops are specialty retailers of outdoor recreation merchandise. They offer a 5% discount, every day, year-round, at US Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops stores. The discount is not valid on boats, trailers, and other vehicles, alcohol, gift cards, and non-merchandise services. Active military, veterans, retirees, and national guard and reservists qualify for this discount and you would need to show your military ID.
Moosejaw is an online and brick-and-mortar store specializing in outdoor recreation appeal and gear. They offer a 20% off military discount for active duty, national guard and reserves, retired military, veterans, inactive reserves, and spouses and dependents. You will need to be verified online with ID.me. This discount can’t be combined with other offers and promotions.
Fanatics is an online retailer of licensed sportswear, sports equipment, and merchandise. They offer 15% off all orders for a military discount. This discount applies to military members as well as spouses and immediate families. You will need to be verified online with ID.me. Fanatics also partners with the different shops or stores offering licensed and team merchandise. They too offer a 15% off military discount.
Partners of Fanatics
Carhartt is a US-based apparel company where you can find outerwear, headwear, gloves, and more. They offer a military discount of 25% off apparel and accessories to active duty, veterans, retirees, military spouses, and military family members. You will need to verify your military ID through ID.me or show your military ID in stores.
Callaway Golf Company is a sporting goods company that designs, manufactures, markets, and sells golf equipment, accessories, and golf lifestyle-related products. They offer 15% off as a military discount. The discount is for active duty, reserves, retired military, and military veterans. You would need to verify your eligibility with ID.Me during checkout.
24-Hour Fitness is a fitness gym and they offer a military special. You pay $0 for initiation and then will receive $5 off your monthly dues. This discount is for active duty and reservist military. You would just need to show your military ID.
The YMCA is a gym, and also offers other activities. In a partnership with the Armed Services YMCA and the Department of Defense, there is the Military Outreach Initiative. This initiative offers gym memberships and respite child care services for qualified military members and families nationwide.
Title 10 personnel are eligible for a YMCA membership including family members of deployed national guard and reserves members, active duty Independent Duty personnel and their families, and relocated spouse/dependent children of deployed active duty personnel. You would need to contact Military OneSource to get started.
Gold’s Gym is a co-ed fitness center that offers low enrollment fees and discounted monthly pricing for active duty and veterans as well as active police and active firefighters. You would need to verify your military affiliations with ID.me.
WWE is the World Wrestling Entertainment and they are known for their professional wrestling. The WWE offers US military personnel free tickets to its live events worldwide. All five branches and the national guard qualify for this discount. You can get the discount on tickets for any WWE RAW or SmackDown live event excluding pay-per-view events such as SummerSlam and Wrestlemania. You would need to go to your local arena box office with your military ID the day of the WWE live event in order to buy your discounted tickets. Tickets are available while supplies last.
GovX is where current and former uniformed professionals get exclusive access to deals on gear, apparel, tickets, travel, and more. You can also find tickets to games, amusement parks, races such as the Spartan Race, Mud Runs, and more. This website is for active duty, veterans, retired military, military reserves, military academics, ROTC, spouses, and dependents. Dependents need to be between the ages of 18-23. You would need to verify your military verification through email, document upload, or DMDC.
NASCAR is the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing and is an American auto racing company known for stock car racing. With NASCAR, you can save an additional 10% off of their tickets with a military ID.
Tough Mudder is an endurance event that will test your mental and physical strength. They offer up to 25% off the participant registration price to current and former US military with GOVX.
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The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame for professional American football located in Canton, Ohio. When you show your military ID at the ticket office, you receive $5.00 off the cost of admission. Spouses and dependents under the age of 18 can receive $3.00 off the cost of admission.
FishUSA is America’s tackle shop. They have a 10% military discount off items in their store. All military men and women, as well as veterans of all branches can qualify for this discount. You would first need to have an account at their store, and then be verified online. After you are verified you would then receive an email and they will apply the 10% off discount to all the orders placed through your account. This discount can’t be combined with other offers, and can’t be used to buy gift cards, electronics, kayaks, or downriggers.
If you have any local stores or team events, make sure to ask them if they have a military discount. They might offer one too and can be a way to save a little bit of money whether you are purchasing apparel or buying tickets to a sporting event.
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About the author
Julie Provost is a freelance writer, blogger, and owner of Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life, a support blog for military spouses. She lives in Tennessee with her National Guard husband and three boys.