It’s wonderful to honor our veterans in November, of course, but some Wichita businesses and attractions have turned this into a year-round salute. After all, our men and women in uniform have our back 24/7, 365 days a year, too. So here’s where you can find military discounts in Wichita year-round.
Our list of military discounts will grow as we learn of more places. Do you know of any we missed? Please let us know in the comments!
Wichita Restaurants with Discounts for Military
So what better time to pay our respects than around the dinner table? Both Logan’s Roadhouse locations offer a 10 percent discount to all current and retired veterans who show military ID. Jimmie’s Diner takes 10% off for veteran and active duty military (25% if you are in uniform); police in uniform eat free. Los Coco’s Mexican Restaurant, Rib Crib, and Ruben’s Mexican Restaurant also offer 10% discounts to veteran and active duty service members.
Military Discounts on Cell Phone Services
Cell phone plans are one of the bigger ways to save some cash. AT&T extends a 25% discount on its Unlimited and More wireless plans when you sign up at one of their stores. This is for both active and retired military who show one of these forms of ID:
- Valid retired military ID
- Current AMVETS membership card
- Veteran designated driver’s license
- Veteran Health Insurance card
- Spouses of deceased military service personnel also qualify; bring a valid Department of Defense sponsorship card.
Likewise, Sprint offers veterans, active duty and reserves a discount on its Unlimited Basic plan, with up to 50% off on additional lines for the family. (Psst, this comes with a Hulu account as well.) T-Mobile knocks off 20% on its wireless plan for veterans, active duty, reserves and National Guard members, as well as a 50% discount on additional lines. It’s ONE military plan throws in in-flight texting as well. And Verizon is not to be outdone, either. It’s offering a 15% discount on monthly plans and a 25% discount on accessories, with steeper savings for additional services.
Wichita Military Discounts on Retail and Services
On the retail scene, military will love the fact that Aeropostale offers them a 20% discount across the store, and the 5% discount on the bill at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s make plenty of folks smile. Remember, these are popular go-to brands for Christmas gifts next month.
Some local companies have teamed up with VeteransBargains to offer price breaks, starting with 21st Avenue Barbershop, which takes $2 off the top for military, law enforcement, and firefighters. Biddle’s Auto Service in Derby offers a 20 percent discount on its services to fellow military, while Christian Brothers Automotive knocks your total bill down by 10%. SSI Sprinklers honors veteran and active duty with a 15% discount on parts and materials.
Military Discounts on Family Fun in Wichita
Members of the military and their families can get a free pass to America’s national parks.
And don’t overlook local events and experiences! The Sedgwick County Zoo offers military and everyone in their party $1 off each regular admission price at the gate (so on Winter Wednesdays or Twilight Tuesdays, the special is your better deal). Military pay just $5 instead of the regular $7 admission with ID at The Indian Center, as well. The Exploration Place extends a 10% discount on membership prices, and Great Plains Transportation Museum will give you a 10% discount on admittance year-round (except during the free admittance period in November. It’s a bit difficult to take 10% off of free.) Veterans and active duty get $1 off admission any time they visit the Museum of World Treasures.
And Old Cowtown Museum loves veterans, too. Active military and veterans always get in here free. And that free offer extends to immediate family between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Be sure to check out the Blue Star Museums program for discounts at museums around the country (including Wichita) during the summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The Wichita Ice Center has a terrific military discount as well if you’re skating solo or with a friend. If you’ll be bringing the family along, the Family Skate discount might be a better deal.
Wichita Sports Forum also has a military discount. From their website: “Military and First Responders Discount: Military members, First Responders and their immediate family members receive $3 off jumps every day at Aviate when you check in with your ID. Thank you for your service!”
The Orpheum Theater offers a dollar discount for military members on its Film Series tickets.