Military Discounts

When the other thread started I was going to list them all for easy access, but never got round to doing it, so still don't know what companies do discount lol. Maybe one day ...

Really want to make the most of discounts so can anyone tell me what "local" shops do military discount, eg, river island, wilkinsons etc.

Any you know of?
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  • the best place for discount is the USA.

    Over here we get very little really. If you go through the forces discount book and see an offer you like. approach the company or shop as a non military customer and you can generally get a better than deal than is in the book.
    You got to get through what you've got to go through to get what you want but you got to know what you want to get through what you got to go through.
  • Fergie76Fergie76 Forumite
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    Aye, Forces Personnel are 2nd rate citizens in this country. However, if your a work shy sponging student you get all the discounts.
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    When the other thread started I was going to list them all for easy access, but never got round to doing it, so still don't know what companies do discount lol. Maybe one day ...

    Really want to make the most of discounts so can anyone tell me what "local" shops do military discount, eg, river island, wilkinsons etc.

    Any you know of?
    I looked into this a while back when I got shafted off BA. There are no companies that will give absolute unique discounts to Service pers. They will advertise the "forces discount" but also offer this to other agencies often giving better to the other agencies. An example is BA, no UK mil discount but they give it to US Service personnel. We buy our rail cards for a discounted fare however, when doing a search on the trainline put in that you have a student railcard and the fares will come up cheaper...Thanks a bunch for your support, these companies and many more are jumping on an advertising band wagon hoping people dont realise.:mad:
  • Commentors are right, there aren't many that offer a specific military discount that's worth having. However, there are some shops that do.

    Animal for instance offer either 10 or 15%, can't remember off the top of my head which it is. Burtons, Next and the like do too.

    But tbh you can try everywhere, if you don't ask you don't get. I even ask when i'm in Burger King or McDonalds, usually it's something like a free cheeseburger or something, but some BK do give a discount.

    With the profile of the forces quite high compared to the past, any negativity from retailers has a habit of making its way to the press and public.
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  • Millets outdoor shop used to and some GAME stores do as well.

    We always ask as the worst they can say is no.
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    krispy kreme doughnuts shops and stalls offer 30% off in the UK (well they defo do in portsmouth anyway) with military id.
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    I got 10% off in Millets at the weekend, which is normal, only they took 10% off already discounted items which they arent supposed to do, which was nice, although it is in an area close to large mil location.

    I have asked for mil discount in places and got it - so worth an ask.
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    Where I used to work - in a bowling alley - it was horrible telling military personnel that we refused to give services discounts on a weekend. It was absolutely ridiculous. Sometimes we could get away with it and put them through at a family/friend or local businesses rates (which were cheaper than forces) but even then we had to see proof and it sometimes got queried. Was ridiculous.
  • Just wondering - why do you think Forces should get a discount? It's a bit of a strange concept. I understand that some NHS staff do, but likewise see it as a anomoly.
    I'm not being critical - if there were discounts I'd take them. I'm just curious to know why - its not as if the jobs are badly paid compared to those on NMW.
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    SurreyBear,

    If a discount is available, would you be a fool not to use it.?
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