Amazon Prime Military and Veteran Discounts

Amazon has no year-round military discount on Prime memberships, and will not offer a specific Prime Day discount. Still, Amazon memberships can be beneficial for military members. Here's how.
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Amazon Prime for Military

I love Amazon Prime. In my personal opinion, it’s one of the best deals going in the tech sector. And it has added many new features since I first became a member years ago. There is only one membership level of Amazon Prime.

Amazon doesn’t offer a year-round military or veteran discount, but Amazon Prime can still benefit military members, particularly those stationed overseas.

Is There an Amazon Military Discount?

There is no Amazon military discount currently. However, service members and Veterans can still save money by using Amazon Prime to shop exclusive deals like Prime Day.

No Current Amazon Prime Veterans Discounts

Amazon offered a $40 Veterans Day discount for Amazon Prime members in the past, but availability has varied from year to year.

Amazon does not have a Veteran-specific discount on prime memberships for Prime Day 2024, according to Amazon retail spokesperson Alexis Tiacoh.

Amazon’s Prime Insider newsletter is the best place to learn about these offers. Last year’s announcement went up on Prime Insider on Nov. 8.

We will update this page if Amazon announces a 2024 discount.

College and university students can also get Amazon Prime Student for roughly half the cost. Just sign up with a .edu email address.

Amazon Prime Membership Cost

In 2022, Amazon’s annual Prime membership price increased by $20 to $139, up from $119.

Monthly fees also increased by $2 to $14.99, up from $12.99 per month. If you can afford the up-front cost of an annual membership, it comes out to about $40 less than the month-to-month plan.

For those who receive SNAP, Medicaid, or other qualifying government assistance, you can save more with Prime Access. Prime Access gives all of the benefits of Amazon Prime, at half the price, with plans starting at $6.99/month versus the regular price of $14.99/month. Learn more about Prime Access, and review all qualifying government assistance programs here.

Students are also eligible for a discounted Prime membership with Amazon Prime Student. This plan starts at $7.49/month and has an even greater discounted annual plan at $69/year. Some of the extra perks include Grubhub+ food delivery, up to 10% savings on flights and hotels with free premium customer support, a free 3-month premium subscription to Calm, one month of free homework help, live tutors, and less stressful midterms with Course Hero, and much more. Learn more about how to verify your student status and who is eligible for Prime Student here.


Amazon Prime Big Deal Days 2024

Amazon Prime Big Deal Days is a sales event that provides shoppers with discounts on a wide array of items spanning notable categories such as electronics, toys, home goods, fashion, beauty, and Amazon-branded gadgets. Not only does this event feature deals from well-known brands, but it also shines a spotlight on independent sellers within Amazon’s marketplace, encompassing small businesses and those owned by Black individuals, women, and military families.

In the Big Deal Days, Amazon has rolled out discounts on sought-after brands including but not limited to Martha Stewart, HP, Acer, Casper, Carter’s, Peloton, FujiFilm, Dyson, KitchenAid, ASICS, Bissell, iRobot, among others, lending shoppers a great opportunity to snag high-quality products at reduced prices.

Additionally, Prime members have the avenue to support small businesses through this event by utilizing the Small Business badge and the Small Business Search filter on the website. For those inclined towards eco-friendliness, the event also facilitates the discovery and purchase of sustainable products through Amazon’s Climate Pledge Friendly initiative.

We are working on validating Amazon Prime discounts for 2024. Below are last year’s discounts.

The Best Amazon Prime Big Deal Days Deals

Amazon Prime Visa Card

Are you an Amazon shopper looking for a way to maximize your savings? Look no further than the Amazon Prime Visa Card. This card, a collaboration between Amazon and Chase, is designed to reward you for every purchase you make, especially on and at Whole Foods Market.

The Amazon Prime Visa Card offers an impressive range of benefits. For starters, there’s no annual credit card fee, and you won’t have to worry about foreign transaction fees either. This makes it a great companion for both your local and international shopping.

One of the standout features of this card is the rewards system. You can earn unlimited 3% back on your and Amazon Fresh purchases, or even 5% back if you have an eligible Prime membership. The same rewards apply to your purchases at Whole Foods Market. And for Prime Day 2023, cardmembers with an eligible Prime membership can earn a whopping 6% back at and Whole Foods Market on July 11 & 12.

But the rewards don’t stop there. You can also earn unlimited 3% back on Chase Travel purchases or 5% back with an eligible Prime membership. Plus, you’ll get unlimited 2% back at gas stations, restaurants, and on local transit and commuting, including rideshare. For all other purchases anywhere Visa is accepted, you’ll earn unlimited 1% back.

The redemption process is just as easy as earning rewards. You can redeem your daily rewards at as soon as the next day. Alternatively, you can redeem at for cash back, gift cards, or travel.

The Amazon Prime Visa Card also comes with additional benefits like Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Baggage Delay Insurance, Extended Warranty Protection, Lost Luggage Reimbursement, Roadside Dispatch, Travel Accident Insurance, Travel and Emergency Assistance, and Purchase Protection.

For a limited time, Prime members can get a $200 Amazon Gift Card instantly upon approval. So why wait? Apply for the Amazon Prime Visa Card today and start enjoying these incredible benefits!

Amazon Prime Benefits for Military Members

For those who aren’t familiar with it, Amazon Prime provides free two-day shipping on most orders. In some cases, you can get free delivery in as little as two hours, depending on the item and where you live (this option is much more common near large metropolitan areas).

Fast shipping is one of my favorite benefits. I’m geographically separated from most of my family, so it makes Christmas shopping easy. I can order gifts, have them wrapped and shipped for less than the cost of buying something locally, adding the time and expense to wrap it myself, then the time and expense of shipping the item via the post office, UPS, or FedEx.

If you’re working with overseas APO or FPO shipping deadlines, it’s a huge help.

Many military members who live away from family use Amazon Prime to order necessities that aren’t available at military exchanges or in the local economy.

Note: Amazon can ship most items to APO and FPO addresses. However, free two-day shipping may not apply to all overseas locations due to varying international transit times.

Amazon Prime Delivery Options:

Amazon offers the following delivery options within the Continental United States (delivery times will vary with APO/FPO delivery addresses).

  • Free two-day shipping on eligible items
  • Free same-day delivery in eligible zip codes.
  • Free two-hour delivery in eligible zip codes with Prime Now.
  • Free release-date delivery for pre-ordered items.
  • Free no-rush shipping. Earn rewards for having your delivery scheduled for a later date.

Amazon Prime Streaming Benefits

Amazon offers a streaming service for video, music, and gaming that can help keep military members entertained while away from home.

Streaming services included with prime memberships include:

  • Prime Video – streaming video with an extensive library of movies, TV shows, and documentaries.
  • Prime Music – streaming radio, featuring the ability to stream entire albums, customize radio stations, multiple genres of music, etc.
  • Amazon Music Unlimited – For an additional annual or monthly fee you can subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimted, which has millions of songs to choose from.
  • Prime Gaming – Access to free games, in-game content, and more. Prime Gaming also includes a monthly free Twitch channel subscription, and with 5+ new free games added to the library every month, there is always something great to play.

My family and I no longer subscribe to cable TV; we cut the cord several years ago. Now we watch TV through a combination of over-the-air TV with a digital antenna, Amazon Prime and Netflix streaming.

I also use Amazon streaming music to avoid listening to annoying commercials from commercial radio and to listen to entire albums on demand.

Amazon Prime Video Available to Some Overseas Military Members

Amazon Prime Video and Radio availability may vary on overseas military bases due to licensing agreements.

Here is a list of the bases where Amazon Prime Video is available as of our last check. We’ll update this list as more information becomes available.

U.S. Military Base/CampCountryInternet Service Provider
Mihail Kogalniceanu Air BaseRomaniaSniperHill
Incirlik Air BaseTurkeyTurk Telecom
Camp Lemonnier (US Navy)Djibouti
Kadena AB, OkinawaJapanMediatti Broadband
Camp Foster, OkinawaJapanMediatti Broadband
Camp Schwab, OkinawaJapanMediatti Broadband
Fort Buckner, OkinawaJapanMediatti Broadband
Yokota Air BaseJapanAllied Telesis
Misawa Air BaseJapanAllied Telesis
Camp ArifjanKuwaitQualityNet
Camp BuehringKuwaitQualityNet

Additional Amazon Prime Benefits

  • Whole Foods Market: 5% savings for eligible Prime members who also have the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card; two-hour delivery in eligible cities.
  • Prime Photos – free storage for all of your photos in Amazon Cloud Drive and additional free storage space for personal video and document storage.
  • Kindle Owners’ Lending Library – the ability to borrow one book per month for free from a select library of thousands of books,
  • Kindle First – allows members to get one free book each month before it is released to the public.
  • Other benefits – the ability to share free two-day shipping with members of the household, exclusive Prime coupons and discounts, seasonal promotions.


How to Sign Up for Amazon Prime

As you can see, there is a lot of value for $139 a year. You can sign up for a free Amazon Prime trial by clicking this free Amazon Prime trial link.

How Amazon Supports Military Members and Veterans

Back in 2021, Amazon pledged to hire more than 100,000 military veterans and spouses by 2024. Its Skillbridge program provides fellowship and apprenticeship opportunities to separating military members and veterans who are within 180 days of their separation date.

To date, Amazon employs more than 40,000 military spouses and veterans, including members of the National Guard and reserves. During the pandemic, Amazon continued to provide job protection, healthcare coverage and differential pay to over 8,000 employees who were called to active duty to assist in emergency relief efforts.

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  1. Jason Putney says

    Just thought you might like to know & let your readers know, Amazon has stopped veterans discounts. When I was first looking for a link to the discount, I saw you had several stories about the discount. They stopped mine & when I tried to get it restarted it took forever for them to admit they no longer were offering a veterans discount.

  2. George Macek says

    Is the Amazon Military discount good for memberships and online purchases?
    How do you register?

    • Brittany Crocker says

      Hey there, if Amazon offers a discount on Prime memberships this year, it will likely occur around Veterans Day. Stay tuned!

      • luis Figueroa says

        I don’t like Menards because of the rebates I put the money upfront and then I’m gonna wait over a month to get my coupon back. No cash back just coupons..

  3. Lainie says

    I checked with Amazon as of April 2022 and they are currently not offering an Amazon Prime Membership discount for military/veterans. Just an FYI.

  4. Tod Hazlett says

    How will we be notified if Amazon provides the Amazon Prime Veterans Day Discount – Pending Verification for 2022?

  5. Henry Dart says

    I’m a disabled vet from the Korean War.
    I’m 90+ years old. How do I sign up for that privilege when already a prime member?

    • Ryan Guina says

      Hello Henry, The Amazon Prime military discount was a limited-time offer that was available only on Veterans Day. We will update this article if Amazon brings this offer back in the future. Thank you for your service!

    • Ryan Guina says

      Darren, Amazon only offered a military discount on Prime on Veterans Day, 2019. They have not renewed this offer. We will update our website if Amazon makes this offer available again.

  6. ronny salyer says

    Today 2-08-2020 I am paying my $129 to Amazon and hoping I can get to the Veteran discount in the future. US ARMY 1965-1967. I still pick up pennies on the ground and every penny counts.


  7. Allan Shannon says

    Amazons $ 40 off one year of Amazon Prime was a bust. My self and quite a large number of Veterans were greeted with “Oops” after filling out the application and being denied their Veterans day offer. The person i contacted at Amazon was unaware of the program. Bait and switch, Got a lot of negative P.R. from this fiasco. Puzzles me why Amazon would do this.

    • Ryan Guina says

      Allan, I had difficulties being approved for this offer at first, but I was able to get through to customer support and they were able to help me verify my service and get approved for the offer. I believe Amazon’s intentions were good with this program, and I hope they learned a lot from this and will repeat it in the future.

      The biggest issue, from what I have heard from quite a few veterans, was verifying military service. This is something even the Department of Veterans Affairs has trouble with, as evidenced by their problems rolling out the VA ID Card. From what I have heard, a lot of this stems from the digitization of service records and merging records from each of the military branches.

      So, yes, I agree that Amazon could have done better, especially in regard to having better customer support systems in place. But there are other issues at play as well. As long as the VA is having trouble with their databases, every other system that ties into the VA databases will have similar issues.

    • Ryan Guina says

      Hello Patricia, You can add a spouse’s name to your Amazon Prime account. However, I do not know how it works if you are trying to change the name on the account to take advantage of the Veterans Day offer. That would be a question for Amazon’s customer support center. Thanks!

    • Shawneil says

      I was logged into my account (have always been the account holder) and verified my husband’s information and it did work for us. Hope it does for you as well. It is a great deal.

    • Anne Oaks says

      I made the unfortunate mistake of applying for this discount, intending to extend my current Prime membership. What they did not say is that it would kick off any household members who currently are invited to share my Amazon prime benefits. They now have to pay for their own Prime membership. I asked for a refund, and Vanesa B, an Amazon customer service supervisor, flatly refused, reading from a script saying there were no refunds allowed.

      Disgusting. Deceptive. Extremely poor customer service from Amazon.

      • Ryan Guina says

        Hello Anne, I was approved for the Amazon Prime offer (though it took several attempts). I did not have my family members kicked off the shared plan (I share it with my wife). I’m not sure why this would kick people off a shared plan. Have you attempted to add them back to your Amazon Prime account?

  8. Bill says

    C’mon Amazon. How has a company with such exemplary marketing skills been so slow to embrace the military community? Time to step up!

  9. MAJwoody says

    It’s all about target markets. Students who rack up loans, and those who find themselves on welfare programs are not good at managing money. Not all, but most, if you dig deep and are honest about things. Amazon’s biggest appeal is simplicity and convenience. If people had to leave home, browse aisles, and pull paper money out of their pockets they would not spend near as much as those who click and buy. Many stores offer discounts to show appreciation for service but think about how a lot of the young service members spend their money, especially on deployment. Youthful minds, cash to burn, and a lack of financial obligations makes service members a perfect target market.

  10. KBell says

    Amazon isnt anything special for military. They offer no discounts and their various services have gone downhill in the last 2 years. The fact that they offer no discount for service members, but huge discounts for students and welfare recipients is pathetic

  11. Kyle Raglin says

    1; Amazon probably doesn’t know about this web site, so complaints might be better directed to Amazon, itself.
    2; My plan is to use my veteran’s benefits to become a student (which should entitle me to the student discount).
    3; Use your veteran’s benefits (including going to school/college).

  12. Michael Berish says

    Rick that’s a weird thing to say about Starbucks and the fact it’s in Seattle. As a matter of fact, I am a 20-year vet and There has not been one Starbucks out of the 30 states I’ve been to or any airport that didn’t give a military discount as opposed to the big chain stores that it depended on whether or not they were a franchise or not if they gave the military discount. I’m not sure if you just don’t like Seattle or whatnot but your statement is completely false lol

    • Lori B says

      There was a fake letter circulating on social media about Starbucks a bit over a year ago. I don’t remember the exact specifics but it did try to paint Starbucks as anti-military. The letter was truly outright lies and undeserving of Starbucks who is known positively in the military community – even having stores on military bases. It sounds like “Rick” must’ve read the bad information. We are a HUGE military family – we’ve never seen anything negative from Starbucks.

    • John H says

      I wonder how many others besides me have issues with Amazon Veterans Prime Discount this past Veterans Day ? Military 33% off discount was suppose to run November 6-11. I repeatedly tried signing up and kept getting error messages for days. I called customer service who acknowledged they had issues and were addressing the problem. I sent multiple emails with requested information including calls to Amazon escalation manager to no avail.

      I finally received email responses validating my credentials between 1130pm on 11th and 1212am 12th. So they finally responded in the final hour like I’d be sitting up all night in anticipation of their response after days. When I woke in the morning and tried to sign up, the offer was expired. Amazon response was if we extend the offer we’ll let you know.

      So Amazon publicly advertises their doing this awesome promotion for military and veterans for Veterans Day then fails to be adequately prepared and can’t fulfill their advertised obligation in a timely manner and has no mechanism in place to resolve the issue. Almost makes you wonder whether it was a valid offer or perhaps too many veterans signing up was becoming a potential economic loss. In either case, they used us as a public promotion for their own self interest and quietly failed miserably for those they promised to reward for their selfless service to their country. Just my personal experience.

      • Kim Shemansky says

        We had the exact same issue and response. My husband told them to cancel his membership. If they were having issues on their end they should have extended the offer. Very disappointing.

    • D Cook says

      Exactly! My husband passed away after returning from his last tour. He had numerous medical issues from shrapnel, mental etc. I still find it very surprising that military discounts aren’t offered here, but his is not just an issue here. I can’t even get discount anywhere because I’m just the widow and never served. Hopefully this will change one day.

  13. DJ Derringer says

    I agree with all of the comments regarding Amazon offering students and gov aid recipients a discount as opposed to military and veterans.

    However, consider this…
    to say just active military and reservists, excludes an enormous group of prior service and retired. when you INCLUDE them you add potentially MILLIONS of potential customers (and family members using the perk).

    When you consider bean counters come up with the profit/loss margins WHENEVER offering such a thing, it becomes crystal clear why people are precluded. That’s not even considering the numbers of first responders…

    The size of Amazon and Walmart would make this a ridiculous point, yet… here we are…

  14. Chance says

    Every retailer should offer a military/fire/police/ first responders/ military veterans and mostly disabled in the line of duty to any of the above! Disabled should be 20%. Even Lowe’s gives veterans a 10% discount everyday.

  15. Doug Rossi says

    So, let me get this straight, if you are a student, you get a discount. If you have an EBT card, or on Medicaid you get a huge discount, correct? How about offering the men and women of the armed forces the same. Miltary members work twice the hours for half the pay, and the put their lives on the line every day. BUT at Amazon, they can only get a discount on Prime if they also have an EBT card….

    Sounds kinda wrong people…

  16. Blake Turner says

    You ought to write an article on Tidal. They give a 50% discount to all veterans. So instead of the $25 a month for master quality tracks you pay $12.50. Literally the only Vet discount I’m willing to accept lol

  17. Jameel says

    Hi, I noticed from your article that Amazon caters to students by providing a discount. Do they also offer discount to members of the military?

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