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The best discounts for seniors, nurses, military, and more of 2020

Many retailers offer special discounts to certain types of shoppers.

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While it's always possible to find a great deal or sale online at any given moment, another key way to save is by taking advantage of the year-round discounts available to seniors, students, military, first responders, and more recently, healthcare workers. Plenty of retailers choose to reward these hardworking members of society by offering up their products and goods for less on an ongoing basis.

Whether you're a student struggling through a virtual lecture, a frontline worker treating COVID-19 patients, or an active duty soldier, we've compiled this list of discounts to help you save on the stuff you actually need this year. Ahead, find our ultimate reference guide of discounts for these special groups of shoppers. 

Just keep in mind that retailers will require you to confirm your eligibility either through uploading a valid form of identification, proof of enrollment/employment, or by using a third-party verification service such as Sheer ID or ID.Me. In addition, many student discounts can also be found via UniDays and StudentBeans.

Discounts for nurses and healthcare workers 

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Retailers are giving back to the healthcare community with these discounts.

  • Adidas: 40% off for all medical professionals, including nurses.
  • Asics: 40% off for all medical professionals in the U.S, including doctors, nurses, technicians, and medical researchers.
  • Bose: Special Discount on Orders of $299+ for medical providers and nurses.
  • Brooklyn Bedding: 25% off to all medical professionals in the U.S.
  • Clarks: 10% off for all medical professionals, including nurses.
  • Dooney & Bourke: 15% off to all nurses and doctors.
  • Helly Hansen: 50% discount to all healthcare professionals in the U.S (valid through Dec. 31, 2020). 
  • Jansport: 20% off for healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, technicians, medical researchers, and hospital workers.
  • Lenovo: 5% off for all medical professionals.
  • Levi's: 25% off for all licensed medical professionals in the U.S.
  • L.L. Bean: 15% off for all medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, technicians, medical researchers, hospital workers, and other professionals in the medical field. 
  • Madewell: 15% off for medical professionals in the U.S.
  • Nike: 20% off to all medical professionals in the U.S.
  • Puma: 20% off for nurses, doctors, and medical professionals.
  • Purple: 10% off for all doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals.
  • Reebok: 50% off for medical and hospital workers.
  • Rothy's: 20% off to all medical professionals like doctors, nurses, or hospital staff (valid through Dec. 31, 2020). 
  • Samsung: 30% off select products for medical professionals, including nurses.
  • Sonos: 20% off Sonos products and accessories for healthcare workers.
  • Sperry: 15% discount to doctors and nurses. Must contact customer service to redeem.
  • The North Face: 50% discount for all healthcare workers in the U.S. (valid through Dec. 31, 2020)
  • Theragun: 20% off any regularly priced Theragun device for physicians, nurses, technicians, and medical researchers. 
  • Tuft & Needle: 15% off for healthcare employees and medical professionals.
  • Under Armour20% off for nurses, doctors, and healthcare workers.
  • Verizon Wireless: Unlimited plans from $30/line per month with 4 lines for nurses.
  • Vineyard Vines: 15% off for nurses, doctors, and medical professionals.
  • Yeti: 20% off for nurses.

First responder discounts

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Check out all the savings that first responders are eligible for.

  • Adidas: 40% off for first responders.
  • Asics: 40% off for first responders in the U.S, such as police, EMTs, and firefighters.
  • Bose: Special Discount on Orders of $299+ for first responders.
  • Brooklyn Bedding: 25% discount to all U.S. first responders and emergency personnel—including law enforcement, EMTs, paramedics, and firefighters.
  • Clarks: 10% off for first responders including for active police, firefighters, and EMT customers.
  • Helly Hansen: 50% discount to all first responders in the U.S (valid through Dec. 31, 2020). 
  • Jansport: 20% off for first responders, including EMTs, firefighters, and police officers.
  • Levi's: 25% off for first responders in the U.S.
  • Madewell: 15% off for first responders in the U.S.
  • Moosejaw: 20% off full-price purchases for first responders, including EMT certified police, firefighters, and EMT.
  • Nike: 20% off for first responders in the U.S.
  • Puma:  20% for first responders in the U.S.
  • Purple: 10% off for all U.S. first responders and emergency personnel, including law enforcement, EMTs, paramedics, and firefighters.
  • Reebok: 50% off for first responders in the U.S.
  • Rothy's: 20% off to all first responders (valid through Dec. 31, 2020). 
  • Samsung: 30% off select products for firefighters, police, paramedics, and EMTs.
  • Sonos: 20% off Sonos products and accessories for first responders.
  • Sperry: 15% discount to first responders, law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs, and corrections officers. Must contact customer service to redeem.
  • The North Face: 50% discount for first responders in the U.S. (Valid through Dec. 31, 2020).
  • Theragun: 20% off any regularly priced Theragun device for EMTs, firefighters and law enforcement.
  • Tuft & Needle: 15% off for all law enforcement, paramedics, EMTs, and firefighters.
  • Under Armour: 20% off for first responders, including EMTs, firefighters, and police officers.
  • Verizon Wireless: Unlimited plans from $30/line per month with 4 lines for firefighters, police, EMS workers, retirees, volunteers, and immediate family of those fallen in the line of duty.
  • Vineyard Vines: 15% off for first responders (police, fire, and EMT).
  • Yeti: 20% off for first responders.

Student discounts

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Use these student discounts to save on back to school gear, and more.

  • Apple: Get a free set of standard AirPods ($159 value) with the purchase of most iPads and MacBooks for college students.
  • Adidas: 15% off for U.S. college and university students, plus free shipping on all orders.
  • Brooklyn Bedding: 25% off for all university or college based in the U.S.
  • Champion: 10% off for actively enrolled college students.
  • Cole Haan: 15% off for students who register with a valid .edu email address.
  • Converse: 15% off for all college and university students in the U.S. 
  • Crocs: 25% off for  U.S. college and university students.
  • Dooney & Bourke: 15% off for all college and university students.
  • J.Crew: 15% off for all college and university students.
  • Lenovo: Student discounts on new laptops and computers.
  • Levi's: 15% off for all college and university students.
  • L.L Bean: 10% off for all college and university students in the U.S. 
  • Madewell: 15% off for all college students aged 16 and older.
  • Moosejaw: 20% off full-price purchases for college students.
  • Nike: 20% off for U.S. high school, college, and university students.
  • Puma: 10% off for all U.S. college and university students.
  • Reebok: 50% off for college students aged 16 and older.
  • Samsung: 30% off select products for students and parents of students.
  • Sperry: 15% discount to students. Must contact customer service to redeem.
  • The North Face: 10% off for U.S. college and university students.
  • Vineyard Vines: 15% off for all college and graduate students.
  • Zappos: 10% off for U.S. college and university students.

Discounts for teachers

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Teachers, don't miss these chances to save big.

  • Apple: Get a free set of standard AirPods ($159 value) with the purchase of most iPads and MacBooks for faculty, staff, and homeschool teachers of all grade levels.
  • Belk: 20% off on Tuesdays for teachers.
  • Brooklyn Bedding: 25% discount for all educators (staff employed by a public or private primary or secondary school, local education authority, or a public or private university or college).
  • Champion:10% off for all members of the education community, including retired educators.
  • Clarks: 10% off for all teachers.
  • Cole Haan: 20% off for teachers who register with a valid .edu email address.
  • Dooney & Bourke: 15% off to all teachers.
  • J.Crew: 15% off for all teachers.
  • Lenovo: Teacher discounts on new laptops and computers.
  • Levi's: 15% off for teachers, faculty or staff at a K-12 or degree-granting university.
  • L.L Bean:  10% off for all teachers.
  • Madewell: 15% off for all teachers.
  • Michaels: 15% off for all teachers.
  • Puma: 10% for all teachers.
  • Reebok: 50% off for all teachers.
  • Rothy's: 20% off to all teachers (valid through Dec. 31, 2020). 
  • Samsung: 30% off select products for educators.
  • Sperry: 15% discount to teachers Must contact customer service to redeem.
  • Under Armour: 20% off for all teachers and educators.
  • Verizon Wireless: Unlimited plans from $30/line per month with 4 lines for teachers.
  • Vineyard Vines: 15% off for all teachers.
  • Zappos: 10% off for teachers or faculty members at a K-12 school or college/university in the U.S.

Military/Veteran discounts

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Member of the armed forces? Here's where you can save.

  • Adidas: 40% off for military members.
  • Asics: 40% off for all U.S. military personnel.
  • Belk: 20% off on Tuesdays for active military and veterans.
  • Clarks: 10% off for all active duty, retirees, veterans, military spouses, and military family members.
  • Brooklyn Bedding: 25% off for all military members, past and present.
  • Champion:10% off for all members of the military community, including veterans.
  • Cole Haan: 20% off for U.S. Military and veterans, including active duty, reserves, guard, and retirees. 
  • Converse: 15% off for all active, reservist, veteran, and retired US military personnel.
  • Dooney & Bourke: 15% off to all active duty, veterans, reservist, National Guard, and military family members.
  • Helly Hansen: 50% discount to all U.S. military personnel, including all active duty, retiree, reservists, and veterans.
  • Jansport:  20% off for all active, reservist, veteran, and retired U.S. military personnel and spouses and dependents of active personnel.
  • Lenovo: Discounts for active U.S. military members, reservists, veterans, and immediate family
  • Levi's: 15% discount to any active duty, reservist, guard, veteran, retiree, or registered dependent. 
  • L.L. Bean: 10% off for all active, veteran, retired, and reservist personnel of the U.S. Military.
  • Madewell: 15% off to all U.S. Military personnel.
  • Michaels: 15% off to all U.S. Military members.
  • Moosejaw: 20% off full-price purchases for military, including active duty, retirees and veterans.
  • Nike: 20% off for all active, reservist, veteran, and retired US military personnel, and to the spouses and dependents of active personnel.
  • Puma: 10% off for active and veteran military personnel.
  • Purple: 10% off for all active and reservist U.S. military, veterans, retirees, military spouses, and registered dependents 
  • Reebok: 50% off for all U.S. military personnel.
  • Samsung: 30% off select products for active military personnel in all branches of the service, their families and veterans. 
  • Sperry: 15% discount to veterans and active duty U.S. military members. Must contact customer service to redeem.
  • Sprint: 50% off family lines for members of the U.S. military.
  • The North Face: 10% off for all active, reservist, veteran and retired U.S. military personnel and to spouses and dependents of active personnel.
  • Theragun: 20% off any regularly priced Theragun device for active duty military and veterans.
  • Tuft & Needle: 15% off for active military and veterans.
  • Under Armour: 20% off for active duty service members, retirees, veterans, military spouses, and military family members.
  • Verizon Wireless: Unlimited plans from $30/line per month with 4 lines for military, veterans and their families.
  • Vineyard Vines: 15% off for active duty, reserve, veteran and retired members of any branch of the U.S. Military.
  • Yankee Candle: 10% off your purchase for all active and retired members of the military, plus their immediate family.
  • Yeti: 20% off for all active duty and retired military personnel.
  • Zappos: 10% off for all active duty personnel, veterans, retirees, reservists, and guards of the U.S. Military, or a dependent or spouse.

Senior discounts

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If you're older than 55, you may qualify for these senior discounts.

  • Amazon Prime: $5.99/month Prime membership for those with a Medicaid card.
  • Belk: 20% off on Tuesdays for shoppers aged 55 and older.
  • JOANN: 20% off on Senior Discount day for those aged 55 and older.
  • Lenovo: Additional savings on top-selling computers, including the reliable ThinkPad for customers aged 50 or older.
  • Michaels: 10% off for customers 55 years and older.
  • Verizon Wireless: $80/mo for 2 lines for those 55 years and older.
  • Walgreens: Exclusive offers for seniors aged  55 and up, as well as AARP members.

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