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What are some different types of veterans discount cards?

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The VetRewards Card and official military identification card are the only acceptable forms of ID used for military discounts. The VetRewards card is issued by Veterans Advantage, a private veterans organization, and membership is required to receive the card. The official military ID card is known as the United States Uniformed Services Privilege and Identification Card, and most merchants offering military discounts accept this card as proof of service.

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Active duty military members, retired military members, spouses and next-of-kin relatives of military members are eligible to enroll in the Veterans Advantage program. Membership levels include a one year, three year and five year plan, which comes with a discount card and other benefits. Members can use the VetRewards card to receive military discounts on drug store items, fast food, air travel, car rental and numerous other products. The VetRewards card is good at retail establishments partnering with Veterans Advantage.

The military ID card is often accepted by retailers as a discount card, but this benefit isn't always advertised. Individuals serving in the military, vets and family members can proactively inquire about military discount programs when visiting retailers. Calling retailers and asking about military discounts is another option. Some military discounts are offered only to active-duty military members and some only to military veterans. Researching military discount eligibility requirements saves time and potential disappointment.

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