Exclusive Military Discounts, Benefits & Rewards for
Active Duty Military, Veterans and Their Families Exclusive Military Discounts, Benefits & Rewards for Active Duty Military, Veterans and Their Families
Veterans Advantage is the secure ID solution for U.S. Military and Veterans to redeem military discounts. Our Military ID, the VetRewards Card, based on the authentication and verification software platform used by Veterans Advantage partners, has a longstanding and stellar record of secure identity authentication and identity protection.
At Veterans Advantage, Veterans' privacy is always our top concern and priority.As current or former members of the United States Armed Forces, we are a protected class under the Privacy Act of 1974, which is legislation that prevents the unauthorized use of Active-Duty Military and Veterans personal data by the U.S. government and its agencies. Privacy Act protections do not extend to the handling and use of their data and personal information by commercial retailers.
There are laws that prohibit the copying of military IDs to protect the sensitive data on these IDs from mishandling, which can increase the risk of ID theft, but also heightens the risk of terrorism. To make a copy or upload online to verify military status for a discount is a federal crime punishable by fines and imprisonment.
Active Duty Military and Veterans should never provide their Social Security Number, not even the last 4 digits of the SSN, unless there is a government or IRS requirement to do so, and never for a retail discount. We must be vigilant about our data and avoid unnecessary disclosure in instances where it may be shared or sold, easily mishandled or stolen.
Note: If you become the unfortunate victim of ID theft, our ID Theft Restoration Services to assist you in your recovery are included free of charge in every member plan.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, "de-identification" is the most highly effective method of protecting identity and the #1 most recommended best privacy practice as stated in its report: "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change."
Veterans Advantage uses proprietary de-identification software technology to protect your personal information when you redeem a discount. We de-identify your personal information by issuing you a VetRewards Card with two unique codes that are non-personally identifiable: the VetRewards Card Member ID and 10-digit Travel Discount Code.
Veterans Advantage shares only your two unique de-identifier codes with our partners so they may verify you as eligible for their discounts. You may use your codes without fear of compromising the security of your personal identity or increasing your risk of identity theft when redeeming your Veterans Advantage discounts.
Veterans Advantage works to protect your data and privacy rights.
Your identity is always protected.
Be wary of online sites or store retailers that promise a military discount if you provide your military ID, DD214, your date of birth, or SSN. Veterans have twice the rate of ID theft than the general population. According to the Veterans Administration and FTC, this is from their ingrained habit of showing their government military IDs, and other documents such as a military pay-stub, DD214s or VA Medical Cards, that often contain highly sensitive information, such as SSN and birth date. It is simply not worth the risk to your personal identity,or breaking the law, for a 10% retail discount or some cash-back scheme. The price you pay for the misuse or mishandling of your personal information is the nightmare of ID Theft or increased risk of terrorism.
To enroll in Veterans Advantage, or be verified as eligible for a Military discounts with our partners, we do not require government ID's or sensitive personal information, such as your SSN, in accordance with military directives and federal law. Veterans Advantage never sells, shares or rents the personal information that we use to deliver your benefits and services, not even with our own partners.
Founded and run by Military Veterans, Veterans Advantage is supported through our member plans with our OurCAREPackage (value of $1,000+) that includes the VetRewards Card ID to access partner discounts. We do not sell,rent or share member's personal information with third party advertisers or our program partners to generate revenue.