couponing Questions

How To Coupon

A Tip Resource reader asked about Military Only Coupons:  I have one question about commissary q’s. I went shopping @ the commissary today and noticed that they have military coupons just for the commissary or “military use only” and I also noticed a manufacturer’s coupon, too.

I was buying Cherrios Dulche de Leche cereal and I had a manufacturer Q for $1/1 Cheerios Dulche de Leche cereal.  And there was also a tear pad of “military only”  Q’s for $0.50/1 any General Mills cereals.  Would I be able to stack these or is a military Q the same as a manufacturer’s Q?

Let me answer this the best I can:   There are many coupons found in the commissary, some will read “military only” or “for commissary use only” on them somewhere.  These are manufacturers coupons.   They are  label as “military” simply because the manufacturer wants them distributed & used on base only.  So, in this case you cannot use both coupons on the Cheerios since they are both manufacturers coupons.

However, recently it has been verified with Walmart that they will accept “military only” coupons.  But they will redeem them by reducing  the price of the item you are buying as a “price match” and not actually scan the coupon.  As with any transaction at Walmart – your mileage may vary (YMMV)!

For additional help on commissary and military shopping click on the “Military” section at the top of the page. 

Do you have a “How to coupon” question you would like to have answered?  Leave a comment below or send your questions through the “contact” area.


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Starbucks Veterans Day Free Coffee

8:55 am

by Jennifer Freeman

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Starbucks Veterans Day Free Coffee

Starbucks announced they will honor our military on Veterans Day with a FREE Tall Brewed coffee, a 12 ounce cup,  when your military connected ID card is shown. This includes Vets, active duty military and spouses.  AND, did you know that when you order brewed or iced coffee you get FREE REFILLS during your time at Starbucks?

Also, Starbucks is focusing on hiring military connected employees. Find out more about the Starbucks veterans & military spouse hiring focus.


krispie creamWhat’s Free on Veterans Day 2013?

There is a free Veteran’s Day 2013 donut and coffee offer from your local Kripsy Kreme Donuts.  To get your freebie, just present your military id or wear your uniform and get a coffee & doughnut as a thank you from the folks at Krispy Kreme.  No purchase is necessary and no coupon required, just one per customer however!

See the list of the Krispy Kreme stores participating in the free Veteran’s Day 2013 Doughnut Give Away.


tgi friday's free appetizer

TGI Fridays – What’s free on Veteran’s Day 2013?

Here are the dets for on how TGI Friday’s wants to honor our Veterans in 2013 on Veteran’s Day! They have announced ” Veterans and active duty military service members, we cannot thank you enough. For serving our country. For protecting our freedom. And for all the sacrifices you’ve made along the way. As a small token of our appreciation, we invite you to have lunch on us this Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

See the official TGI Fridays Free Veteran’s Day announcement.


Retail Stores with Veterans Day Discounts

1:26 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

Retail Stores with Veterans Day Discounts

Big Lots Discount
Saturday November 10th, veterans, active-duty and military families get 10% off the entire purchase. Must show valid military ID.

Home Depot Veterans Day Discount
Every year on Veteran’s Day the Home Depot offers a 10% discount on Veteran’s day.  Must present a valid military ID.  Home Depot also offers this discount to Veterans on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day.

Lowe’s Veterans Day Discount
All Veterans receive a 10% discount on Veteran’s Day up to $5,000 on in-stock and special-order purchases.  The offer can’t be used online, on previous sales or on sales of services or gift cards.  Must present a valid Veteran Identification Card (VIC), valid Form DD214 or other proof of service.  Lowes also offers this Veteran’s discount on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.  DOUBLE check your local store, some will offer this military discount daily when ID is presented.  The one we shop at does!

Walgreens:  It is rumored that Walgreens will honor a 15% discount for military and veterans on Sunday Nov 11.


Other Discounts and Veterans Day Deals

Bed and Breakfast Inns – Free Stays Throughout North America
On Sunday, November 11, 2012 over 600 inns and B&B’s are honoring active and retired military veterans and one guest with a free room. Offer is based on availability.

California Association of Bed and Breakfast Inns
Inns belonging to this association are offering military specials for Veterans Day on November 11, 2012 and some Inns are extending the special through the month of November or keeping year round. See the press release for more details

Free Car Wash in the U.S., Australia, Canada & New Zealand
On Sunday November 11th Veterans or active duty military can receive a free car wash at over 1,900 participating locations. No proof of service is required but everyone is asked to honor this program. Some of the participating car washes include 7-11, Mister Car Wash, Simoniz Car Wash and Mike’s Car Wash. See list of participating locations

National Parks Free Veterans Day Admission
Everybody gets free entrance to our National Parks Veterans Day weekend.  Dates this year include November 10 – 12, 2012.

Sports Clips Free Haircut
All veterans and active-duty U.S. service members can get a free haircut on Veterans Day, Sunday November 11 with valid proof of service. Sports Clip is also raising money for the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW) Operation Uplink program and will donate a $1 for every haircut service to the program.


Check out the free meals and other discounts for veterans in 2012!



Lowes Coupon

5:05 pm

by Jennifer Freeman



Lowe’s Coupon

Get a Lowe’s Coupon for 10% off when you sign up.  Click the banner above to print your Lowe’s coupon!

Also, if you are a military id card holder, ask about a 10% discount when you are at check-out some Lowe’s offer the discount daily for the military.