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Tough, rugged, and built to last, Carhartt apparel and accessories have high price points, but many consider them a worthy investment. As a way to give back to the military community, Carhartt offers a generous 25% discount for all active duty servicemembers, veterans, and retirees.
Carhartt Military Discount Eligibility
Carhartt offers 25% off on both full-price and sale purchases made by verified members of the Military, First Responders, and Nursing communities.
Members of the military community who are eligible include:
- Active duty servicemembers
- Members of the National Guard & Reserves
- Veterans with ID or proof of service
Carharrt uses ID.me for online verification of military discounts. That means in order to access the discount, you’ll need to create an account with ID.me and verify your military, first responder, or nursing status. Some individuals may be able to verify this directly online, while others may need to upload the required eligibility forms. Once ID.me verifies your military status, you’ll be eligible to receive 25% off your order.
Are spouses and family members eligible for the Carhartt discount?
The Carharrt website isn’t clear about this on their military discounts page. It’s possible they may offer the reduction at in-store locations if you have a dependent ID card. However, only the veteran would be able to verify military service via ID.me unless they shared their password with you.
How to Get the Carhartt Military Discount
In-store Military Discounts:
If you shop in a Carhartt store, you’ll simply need to show your valid military, first responder, or nursing identification card to get the 25% discount*.
Online Military Discounts:
To apply the military discount to online purchases, simply visit the Carhartt website and add items to your cart. To use the military discount, click on the ID.me button during checkout and follow the steps to verify your eligibility.
Once your service affiliation has been validated, you will receive a 25% discount on your current order. Your ID.me account does not expire, so you’ll also be able to use it on future Carhartt orders.
*Note: Carhartt products are sold at many online and brick-and-mortar stores. The Carhartt discount is only available at Carhartt stores and their website.
Carhartt products sold at other online and brick-and-mortar stores may or may not have their own military discount policies. Be sure to check directly with those stores.
Carhartt is known for its outerwear offerings. In addition to durable and warm jackets and coats, the company also produces bibs, coveralls, pants, hoodies, and sweatshirts for men, women, and children. Their products are great for work and outdoor activities, and their quality products will last years.
Founding of the Brand
Founded in Detroit in 1889, Carhartt got its start in Detroit when Hamilton Carhartt set out to make rugged work clothes for manual laborers. In its early days, the company made do with just two sewing machines and five employees. Now, they employ more than 4,000 people. True to its humble origins, the company’s first motto was, “Honest value for an honest dollar.”
Initially, the brand focused on producing clothing for railroad workers who needed something durable, warm, and long-lasting. To meet that goal, Hamilton Carhartt worked hand-in-hand with railroad workers to make sure his products fit their needs. By 1909, they had locations in nine cities, including the UK and Canada.
More than 100 years later, the brand’s commitment to quality remains the same. All of Carhartt’s apparel is sewn with heavy-duty thread and features reinforced rivets at stress points.
The company is still family-owned by descendants of founder Hamilton Carhartt.
Carhartt is a proud supporter of what the company calls “blue-collar organizations” like the Future Farmers of America organization, along with rodeos, and work training programs like Helmets to Hardhats.
Carhartt also sponsors programs that offer on-the-job training and experience to young people who might not otherwise have access to those resources.