Valentine’s Day, the one day of the year solely dedicated to expressing your love, your devotion, care, and the appreciation you have for your loved ones. Your loved ones include your friends, family, and significant other. No matter with who and how you plan on spending your day, making the most of that day is what counts. As we all know, Valentine’s day is a very special day for most. For some, it becomes very expensive.
We all wish we could do more to make that very day even more special than the previous year. Being a service member, there are many ways you can get a little more for little less to help make that dollar stretch. We will provide you with resource ideas to help guide you execute the most enjoyable day.
If you are the type of individual who prefers to offer jewelry as a gift, there are several places where you can purchase that special bracelet she always wanted, or the band he’s been eyeing for months. Reputable jewelry stores that can cater to your Valentine’s Day needs are stores such as Robbins Brothers, Zales and many more offer special discounts.
Looking for military discounts?
Helzberg Diamonds offers 10% off to all military active-duty, retirees, veterans with disabilities, and registered dependents. Shop high-quality diamond rings, bracelets, and pendants online, in-store, or order by phone at 1-800-435-9237.
Tiffany & Co. gives a military appreciation discount of 10% off engagement rings and bands. Discount only available in the U.S. to all active-duty, reservists, veterans, fiancés, domestic partners, and spouses. Tiffany & Co. is a world-renowned diamond jeweler most popularly known for its iconic blue box.
Fine Dine Your Special Someone
If you prefer to feed and be fed as a gift or pleasant experience, stop in at well-known sit down restaurants and enjoy being served your most desired meal as you save a small percentage on your bill. Restaurants such as Bucca di Beppo, Olive Garden, The Outback Steakhouse, and other restaurants in your area who are bound to have Valentine’s Day promotions.
Restaurant Savings for Military
The Melting Pot offers 20% on military appreciation days which are typically held on Mondays. Check with the location restaurant manager to confirm your eligibility. The Melting Pot is a fondue franchise. Their romantic atmosphere and savory and sweet menus make it a perfect location for your sweetheart.
For more eatery military discounts, check out our updated list.
Practicality Wins the Heart
Although there are individuals who prefer to spend holidays outside of the home, there is usually someone who would rather keep themselves occupied within their own space. If you could think of a unique gift, how about some furniture or house decor to spice up their living space? Design Within Reach, Ashley Homestore, La-Z-Boy, and many more offer appropriately priced and discounted items.
Home and Apparel Military Discounts
JC Penny portraits is currently offering a military discount of up to 50% off photography purchases. Present your military ID and book your session. Offer valid one coupon per family.
Kohl’s is a go-to store for holiday gifts whether it’s home goods, apparel, or electronics. There’s something for everyone. The servicemember discount is 15% off to active-duty military personnel, veterans, retirees, and immediate family with military ID.
Jewelry might win over someone’s heart, but have you seen how bright a woman’s eyes light up when she hears the word, ‘shoes?’ Go to the nearest Steve Madden, DSW, and other shoe department stores to be in search for the perfect pair.
Men appreciate shoes as well and the same department stores cater to women, men, and children.
Military Discounts for Shoes
Famous Footwear gives 10% to active, retired, and reserve members of the armed forces with government-issued ID. This discount is valid at any Famous Footwear or outlet store location.
A Romantic Excursion
There is something to be said about getting away from the routine of things. Take a quick get away whether it’d be a day trip to ride horses on the beach or weekend romance in the mountains.
If you are interested in something for the whole family, take a trip to your local cinema. You can also consider visiting an amusement park for some fun in the sun.
Check out websites like Vet Tix for special event tickets. The foundation is specifically meant to serve current military members, veterans, and their families with opportunities for fun-induced occasions.
Marriage Enrichment programs are offered through the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force branches. Army’s Strong Bonds are organized seminars that teach you about effective communication and are typically held at family-friendly hotels and resorts so you don’t have to worry about the stresses of parenting and focus on your relationship. For a list of marriage retreats by branch, visit Military OneSource.
P.S. Don’t forget the flowers
Flowers are quite possibly the #1 seller for Valentine’s Day. Give your special someone a bouquet of their favorite blooms with these military discounts on flowers.
Finally, VCS, also known as Veterans Canteen Service, is an online shopping site that offers special deals for veterans. Save on a variety of gifts for your special someone. VCS Stores can also be found at VA Medical Centers.
These are just a few of many ideas and offers out there just waiting on you to take advantage of. You deserve to have a great Valentines day and so do the people in your life. All in all, we hope these ideas help you make this day so much more special for all of those that you cherish and love!