Many merchants in the city of Boston recognize the important contributions of our troops by offering them a military discount. However, some of our active military members and veterans are unaware of these discounts. That means our brave men and women in uniform may be missing out on savings to which they are entitled. The following shops offer a military discount to active and retired military personnel every time they shop.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
North Market Bldg, 1st Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Lucy’s League in Faneuil Hall Marketplace is part of the Color, Inc. family of stores. This is a fun store in which fashionistas can find trendy sports attire exclusively for women. Lucy’s League features clothing lines like Touch by Alyssa Milano, College Concepts, Twins, Soft as a Grape, Antigua and Retro Threads, among others. Also find Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots and Harvard gear for when it’s time to catch a game. This boutique offers a military discount of 10 percent on everything in the store to active and retired military personnel with a military I.D. every time they shop.
Sugar Daddy Smoke Shop
472 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Sugar Daddy Smoke Shop was established more than 15 years ago to supply smokers with a greater variety of options when it comes to tobacco products and accessories. Since then, Sugar Daddy Smoke Shop has delighted in finding ways to serve the needs of its customers. The store sells local and imported pipes, tobacco, smoking accessories, rolling accessories and alternative tobacco delivery systems like electronic cigarettes. Sugar Daddy Smoke Shop offers a military discount of 35 percent on select items to active and retired military personnel.
383 Main St.
Stoneham, MA 02180
Furniture World is a great local furniture store that just happens to be owned by a military veteran. So it’s not surprising to lear that the store offers a military discount of 10 percent on everything in stock to active and retired military personnel with a military I.D. every time they shop. Furniture World already has some of the best furniture prices in Boston, so the discount is really the icing on the cake here. The store even offers zero interest payment programs to make its furniture even more accessible. Here you can find pieces for every room of the house; from office chairs to bedroom sets to fold out couches.
Hard Rock Cafe
22-24 Clinton St.
Boston, MA 02109
Boston’s own Hard Rock Cafe offers a 15 percent discount in both its restaurant and its Rock Shop. Find cool t-shirts, pins and collectibles, Hard Rock hats and other cool memorabilia. Check out the funky guitars and other sway like coffee mugs, pilsner cups, grilling supplies and bottle openers.
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Boston’s Children’s Museum Shop
308 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210
The Boston Children’s Museum Shop is within the Boston Children’s Museum. The museum itself offers free admission to all United States Armed Forces active military personnel or one of their dependents. In addition to free admission to the museum, the Boston Children’s Museum Shop will give active military personnel a 10 percent discount upon request. Buy fun and educational books, toys and learning aids for the kiddos. Visitors should be prepared to present a valid military I.D. at the admissions desk for free admission and at the cashier for a discount at the gift shop.
768 E 4th St
Boston, MA 02127
Emerson Cleaners has a well-deserved reputation for superior customer service. The store boasts the perk of providing its customers with plenty of free parking, which is a rarity in Boston. Emerson Cleaners is pet friendly, so customers are welcome to bring their dogs when they pick up their dry cleaning. They also offer alterations and storage services in addition to dry cleaning. Best of all, Emerson Cleaners recently implemented a 20 percent discount on all United States military uniforms every time they are dry cleaned.
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