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, prepaid ID Theft Restoration Services to assist you in your recovery are included free of charge in every member plan.
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 sales of our Prepaid Benefit Plans (retail value of $1,000+) that include the VetRewards Card ID to access partner discounts. We are not dependent on selling, renting or sharing any of your personal information with third party advertisers, or our partners who provide the military discounts in our program. We are never obligated to disclose any information and maintain full control of our privacy and data.
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. Your identity is always protected.
Our partners do not pay Veterans Advantage. We do not receive fees or royalties for use of our verify software technology or advertising services or commissions. We prefer our partners take what they would pay us and pass it on to you in an exclusive Veterans Advantage offer. You can then easily recoup your member plan fees plus more with your Veterans Advantage savings, while maintaining protection of your data and privacy rights.
With Veterans Advantage, our partners have the opportunity to thank their military customers with real savings and be assured that only those who deserve to be thanked are able to access these special offers. Our proprietary verify software technology provides our partners extra security and fraud prevention, in addition to protecting your identity.
NOTE: When asked to show your ID for a military discount at a retailer that is not a Veterans Advantage partner, show your VetRewards Card as proof of service. You will receive additional savings and protect your identity.
Be wary of online sites or store retailers that promise a military discount if you provide your military ID, DD214, or your date of birth or SSN. According to the Veterans Administration and FTC, Veterans have twice the rate of ID theft than the general population from showing their DD214s or VA Medical Cards—an ingrained habit carried over from their military lives—but a government military ID often contain sensitive information, such as SSN and birth date. It is simply not worth the risk, and breaking the law, to your personal identity for a 10% retail discount. The price you pay for the misuse or mishandling of your personal information is the nightmare of ID Theft.
Below are Veterans Advantage partners who accept the VetRewards Card for ‘flash & save’ discounts at retail locations, stations or terminals:
Below is a list of retailers and establishments who have been reported by our members to accept the VetRewards Card. They are not currently Veterans Advantage partners so are not obligated, but hopefully will reward you too with their Military savings:
RESTAURANT MEALS WITH YOUR VETREWARDS CARD ID
ENTERTAINMENT DEALS WITH YOUR VETREWARDS CARD ID
For less than $5 a month you save every day on real brand names: