The best way to get Veteran discounts in Erie County is to join the "Thank A Vet" Discount Program.
However, some national companies, like Lowes and Home Depot, require you to register in their store.
It's also best to get into the habit of asking every business, at check out, if they offer a Veteran discount.

"THANK A VET" Discount Program

This program is a win-win for our community; it honors our local veterans and drives commerce to area businesses.  We are proud that Western New York has stepped up to make this program the success it has become.  Together we are able to say THANK YOU to our veterans in a meaningful way.

The "Thank A Vet” card is a complimentary photo I.D. certified by the Erie County Clerk that a veteran has produced their original discharge paper and has been honorably discharged.  The card is available to any veteran who is an Erie County resident and honorably discharged from any branch of service of the United States Armed Forces.

Upon filing your ORIGINAL discharge papers with the Erie County Clerk, you will be issued a "Thank A Vet” discount card that can be used at our participating local businesses.  Your original document is returned to you immediately upon recording.  A scanned image is chronicled for safe-keeping and peace of mind.  Discharge papers include: DD-214, DD-256, NGB-22 etc.

More information about the "Thank A Vet" Discount Program.

"Thank A Vet" Cards are issued Monday -Friday between 9am-5pm. 
Old County Hall (across the street from the Rath Building)
92 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 858-4737

Thank a Vet /Clerk on the go Upcoming Outreaches

Participating Businesses

Currently, we have over 1,400 area businessesThank A Vet Business list.
(to search the PDF list by company, town, etc. hit: Ctrl + F)

If you would like to enroll your business, please fill out this Online Form.

You can also download the Merchant Membership Form and return it to our office by fax or mail instead.


In addition to this program, the following discounts are also available:


Business Type of Discount Location Phone
Advance Auto Parts 10% National
Jiffy Lube 15% National
O'Reilly Auto Parts 5% to 10% National
Pep Boys 10% National


Business Type of Discount Location Phone
Aeropostale 10% National
Buckle 10% National
Carters Free Shipping > $50 National
Champs Sports 20% National
Fanatics 10% and Free Shipping National
Foot Locker 20% National
Kohl's 15% National
Old Navy 10% on Mondays National

Event Tickets

Business Type of Discount Location Phone
Vet Tix Variable National


Business Type of Discount Location Phone
Boston Market 20% National
Buffalo Wild Wings 10% National
Burget King 10% National
Chick-fil-A 10% National
Hometown Buffet 15% on Mondays National
Outback Steakhouse 10% National
Texas de Brazil 20% National

Home Improvement

Business Type of Discount Location Phone
Home Depot 10% National
Lowes 10% National
Sears 20% off Tools National
Sherwin-Williams 15% National