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Best Places In Charlotte That Offer A Military Discount

July 18, 2012 10:20 AM

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As a service to honor current members and veterans of the Armed Services, many national and local retailers provide special discounts on goods and services. The Charlotte area is full of some great retailers who provide discounts to men and women military members.

For the kids
Once Upon A Child
8700 Pineville-Matthews Road
Charlotte, NC 28226

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Once Upon A Child in Charlotte offers a 10 percent military discount on top of the store’s already budget-friendly prices. This shops offers parents the chance to find gently used clothes, toys and gear for babies and kids. Even better, once your kids outgrow their clothes or toys, you can take them into Once Upon A Child in exchange for cash. Find everything from sleepwear, costumes and swimwear to jackets and dance wear. The items sold here are suitable for infants and newborns to toddlers to young adults, so you’re sure to find something to suit your kids’ needs, no matter what their age.

For outdoor enthusiasts
Bass Pro Shop
8181 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC  28027

For military personnel and veterans who love all things outdoors, Bass Pro offers a 10 percent discount on its merchandise with certain restrictions. This is a one-stop shop for fishermen, hunters and boating and camping enthusiasts. You’ll also find bows, arrows and targets for archery, men and women’s clothing, shoes and boots, and ATV and auto equipment. Bass Pro’s military discount begins on the 15th of each month and lasts for 1 week. In order to take advantage of the discount, you must provide a valid military identity card.

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For Mr. or Ms. Fix-it
217 Iverson Way
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 335-5021

Whether you’re looking to spruce up your lawn, re-paint a few rooms in the house or breathe new life into your kitchen with some new appliances, Lowe’s can help you do it for a discount. The improvement store provides veterans with a 10 percent military discount and also extends this benefit to immediate family of those who are currently serving in the armed forces. In order to qualify for the discount, you must provide a valid military identity card or possess a valid Veteran Identification Card.

For around the home
The Chimney Masters
12731 Newstead Road
Huntersville, NC  28078
(704) 530-7500

The Chimney Masters provide a full-spectrum of chimney maintenance and service, including sweeping, masonry and fireplace inspections for residential and commercial customers. Home owners can also take advantage of the power washing, gutter cleaning, waterproofing, handyman and dryer vent cleaning services. The Chimney Masters offers. Military personnel gets a 10 percent discount––just visit the website to print out your coupon and obtain a full list of services to choose the one that’s right for your home.

For speed lovers
Charlotte Motor Speedway

5555 Concord Parkway South
Concord, NC  28027
(704) 455-3200

Racing enthusiasts who have or are serving in the U.S. Armed Services can take advantage of special ticket prices on certain races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Veterans can purchase tickets for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race for $20 and tickets for the Coca-Cola 600 for $30. Simply call the ticket hotline to make a reservation. You will need to have your military I.D. number to qualify for the specially priced tickets.

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For runners and athletes
Foot Locker

3121 Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
(704) 391-6021

While Foot Locker is known for its great selection of athletic footwear, it also offers up some great accessories for sports enthusiasts, including  duffle bags, watches, sunglasses and running/training aids, like GPS watches and fitness monitors. The Charlotte store provides a military discount to sports loving active duty military, veterans, national guardsmen, reservists and their immediate families through the company’s Veteran’s Advantage program. Shoppers simply sign up online to receive a 20 percent discount on all purchases made at Footlocker or on the store’s website. This discount is available year round and for unlimited purchases.

Jaime Kinser is a freelance writer covering all things Charlotte. Her work can be found on

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