Black Friday is almost upon us. November 26, 2021, is a day of sales and discounts for people all across the nation. If you’re an active-duty US servicemember or Veteran, you can find plenty of additional military discounts. In many cases, military spouses and children are also eligible.

To receive your Black Friday military discounts from the many places they’re available, all you need is your military ID — although some locations require you to set up an account. It’s best to double-check before you shop, since you may need additional proof of your military affiliation.

For many families, Black Friday shopping is a staple of their Thanksgiving weekend every year. If you’re looking to create a new family tradition or just want to get out of the house, Black Friday is for you! Check out this list for some shopping tips for Black Friday.

1.  Adidas

Adidas is well-loved for its activewear. They have both men’s and women’s active apparel, including socks, pants, shirts, jackets, shoes, and more. During their Black Friday Sale, military members can save up to 50% on apparel items. 

2. Amazon

Amazon is arguably the leader in online shopping. While the site itself doesn’t have any specific military discounts, there are many ways military members can save money. A great way to save even more on Black Friday sales is to use Amazon Prime Military shipping on all purchases. If you’re hoping to make your Black Friday shopping easy this year, Amazon is an affordable, convenient way to go.

3. American Eagle Outfitters

If you’re a fan of American Eagle, then you’ll be excited to learn that they offer up to 40% off on their Black Friday Sale, plus free shipping on all orders. American Eagle also contributes a 15% discount to military members as a way to show appreciation for their service. Shop their online store or find a location near you to reap the in-store Black Friday sales.

4. Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops are proud to offer the Legendary Salute program: A 5% discount every day for in-store and online purchases. Make sure to sign up for their program to earn your discount.

During their Black Friday Sale, you can save up to 60% on your purchases made during Thanksgiving week. If shopping online, you can get free express shipping for orders over $50.

5. Best Buy

Stock up on all your technology or office needs this Black Friday at Best Buy. With doors opening on Thanksgiving Day at 5 PM, you can get a head start on your Black Friday shopping spree. Best Buy offers Black Friday military discounts at some of their locations, typically 10% for military members and their families.

6. Dicks Sporting Goods

Dicks Sporting Goods offers a 10% discount for military members for in-store purchases. Keep in mind that while this discount is not valid on featured brands, it can be combined with additional coupons. If you have your eye on some sports equipment, then Black Friday may be a great time to pick them up. Get $20 off purchases of $100 or more, 25% off Nike items, and snag some other 50% off deals.

7. Kohl’s

Kohl’s offers a standard military discount with some restrictions. According to their site, “Kohl’s offers active military, veterans, retirees, and their immediate family members a 15% discount on purchases made on Mondays, in-store only.” If you want to earn the Black Friday military discounts, eligible customers must present proper identification. Their Black Friday Sale is always a doorbuster so be sure to check this out if you plan on shopping that day.

8. Costco

If you’re hoping to save on groceries, Costco is a great way to go about that. According to their website, “Costco doesn’t offer free or discounted memberships, [but] we do provide an exclusive military offer to join Costco as a new member and receive a $20 Costco Shop Card!”

Follow the instructions on their site to qualify for this membership offer, then enjoy the Black Friday in-store and online sales. Costco’s online sales begin Thanksgiving weekend,  while in-store sales are scheduled the following week.

9. Lowe’s

Lowe’s offers a great Military Discount Program, but you must activate it to earn your 10% discount at checkout. This program is for active-duty, retired, and military Veterans as well as their spouses. There are some exclusions to the program, but to set up your account, all you need to do is verify your military status online. While Lowe’s may not have the most amazing in-store Black Friday Sale, you can find some great deals for their online shopping Cyber Steals.

10. Marriott

While you may not think to book a stay somewhere over Thanksgiving weekend, Marriott has a lot of deals on many of their hotels from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. You can save up to 30% on over 2,000 hotels. Additionally, all active-duty military members are free to apply for discounted rates through Marriott whenever they are available. Valid military identification is required upon check-in to guarantee your rate. Talk with your Marriot representative to secure your rate.

Never be shy when asking about Black Friday military discounts — they’re available as a way to say “thank you!” for your military service. What are some of your favorite Black Friday deals?

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