Grocery and Drug Store Discounts on Veterans Day 2023

Two grocery store chains and a national drugstore chain are offering Veterans Day military discounts in 2023.
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Veterans day grocery deals

You probably already clip coupons, use cashback apps or shop at your base commissary to save money on groceries. But this Veterans Day, you can also save even more when you shop at two southeastern grocery store chains and a national drugstore.

On November 11, 2023, Publix and Food Lion grocery stores will offer a 10% military discount to veterans, active-duty, National Guard, and reserve service members. Walgreens and Duane Reade drugstores will also offer a 20% military discount through Veterans Day weekend.

Here’s what you need to know to save more on groceries on Veterans Day.

Publix Military Discount

Courtesy of Publix

Veterans and active military members can save 10% on groceries at Publix this Veterans Day. You’ll need to show a military ID and some exclusions will apply.

Publix Military Discount Eligibility

To receive a military discount at Publix, you must present acceptable proof of service at checkout which includes:

Publix Military Discount Exclusions

The Publix Veterans Day deal has some restrictions as well.

  • Prescriptions
  • Online orders
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Gift cards
  • Lottery tickets
  • Postage stamps
  • Money services
  • Applicable sales taxes

Food Lion Military Discount

Courtesy of Food Lion

Food Lion will also offer veterans and active military members a 10% military discount on grocery store purchases on Veterans Day.

To receive the discount at more than 1,100 stores in 10 states, active-duty military, veterans and their families should present their MVP card and military identification at the time of checkout. This offer is only valid in-store and unavailable through Food Lion To Go pick up or home delivery.

Food Lion Military Discount Exclusions

The 10% military discount does not apply to:

  • Alcohol, including beer and wine
  • Tobacco
  • Gift cards
  • Lottery tickets
  • Pharmacy orders
  • Postage stamps
  • Store services

Walgreens/Duane Reade Military Discounts

Courtesy of Walgreens

Walgreens and Duane Reade stores are offering a four-day in-store discount to all veterans and active duty military personnel, and family members on Friday, November 10 through Monday, November 13,

Stores are offering 20% off regular price eligible store items.

Also, through the myWalgreens customer loyalty platform, members can enjoy additional benefits such as earning 1% Walgreens cash rewards storewide and 5% on Walgreens branded products. MyWalgreens membership is free and can be obtained at checkout or online.

Walgreens stores will be open during regular business hours on Veterans Day. In addition, 24-hour Walgreens pharmacies will be open, and select non-24-hour pharmacies will be open with modified hours. You can use the Walgreens store locator to check local store and pharmacy hours.

Walgreens Military Discount Eligibility and Exclusions

You can’t combine the discount with other promotions or coupons, including buy-one-get-one specials, or use the discount on:

  • Alcohol
  • Dairy
  • Tobacco
  • Stamps
  • Gift cards
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Money orders and transfers
  • Transportation passes
  • Lottery tickets
  • Charitable donations
  • Ephedrine or pseudoephedrine products
  • Clinic services
  • Prescriptions 
  • Pharmacy
  • Bulk orders
  • Out-of-stock or back-ordered items
  • Sales tax
  • Any purchases submitted for insurance reimbursement

More Ways to Save on Groceries

Here are some other military-friendly sales and promotions to help you save more money on groceries:

Target’s Seasonal Military Discounts

Target does not offer a year-round military discount, but military members, veterans and military family members can save 10% in-store and on the Target website during select periods of the year.

In honor of Veterans Day, the 10% discount will be available from October 29 to November 11, 2023. To qualify, shoppers must add their military status to a Target Circle account via the Target app or website.

Target’s military discount policy does not apply to alcohol, dairy milk, some electronics and video game systems, face masks, some toy brands, and other home goods brands. Always verify an item is eligible for a military discount before you finalize your purchase.

Learn how to sign up for Target’s military discount here.

Sam’s Club Military Discount

Sam’s Club offers a 60% discount on new memberships for qualified military personnel. Qualified military who join Sam’s Club online here will receive a special membership offer.

If you’re already a Sam’s Club member, you can still save! Military members, veterans and military spouses who renew a Sam’s Club membership in-store will receive a $10 coupon.

Costco Military Discount

Costco doesn’t offer free or discounted memberships, but this big box retailer does have an exclusive military offer to join Costco as a new member and receive a Costco Shop Card!

To qualify for this new membership offer, go here and click the link for “Military Membership Promotion” near the bottom of the page. Military members, veterans, and military family members can get a $40 digital Costco gift card when signing up for an auto-renewal membership. To qualify, you must agree to auto-renewal of your Costco membership at the time of sign-up.

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