A family member asked me if I knew of any Nike discounts, so I decided to write this article. And a good thing — because with the military discounts and other Nike discounts, you can get around 50% off all Nike purchases.
As the world’s biggest athletic shoe and apparel company, Nike says it is committed to customer service — servicemembers included.
From tactical boots to everyday wear, Nike has apparel, shoes, and more for every member of your family. So, why wouldn’t you take advantage of the discounts Nike has to offer? Just do it.
Does Nike Offer a Military Discount?
Yes, Nike offers service members a 10% discount to all:
- Active duty
- Retired military; and
- Spouses/dependents of active duty members.
According to Nike.com, military members can receive a military discount code once every seven days; however, you’ll need a new promo code each time you checkout.
How Do I Receive a Military Discount Code Online?
From Nike.com’s website, you’ll follow the prompts to the SheerID verification site. Once you’ve started the process, you may be asked to provide government-issued documentation, showing:
- Your full name
- Branch of service
- Discharge date
- Current affiliation with the armed forces
Acceptable forms include:
- Any document that shows you have served under Active Duty Orders for at least 30 days
Once you have verified your eligibility, you’ll need to request a promo code before each translation.
These promo codes are redeemable on:
- The Nike App
- Nike Training Club App
- Nike Run Club App
- And any affiliate pages in the United States
Nike promo codes cannot be redeemed at Swoosh.com and are only valid on select products. These discounts apply to the first $5000 worth of qualified merchandise and can be combined with free shipping promo codes.
Stationed outside of the United States? Don’t worry; Nike offers shipping to APO and FPO mailing addresses!
How Do I Receive a Military Discount In-Store?
When shopping in a Nike store, be sure to bring your government-issued ID or other documentation proving your status with the military in order to receive the discount. Military discounts are also applicable in Converse stores
Does Nike Offer Special Holiday Promotions?
Yes! No promises, however, on holidays such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veterans Day, Nike has been known to increase the discount up to 20% off!
Example Savings: How I Have Used the Nike Military Discount
Several years ago, I bought the Nike Cortez Basic Leather shoes for $20. Normally $70, but on clearance for $40, plus all the discounts (25% Nike clearance discount, 20% jet cash back, and 10% military discount).
I also recently bought some basketball shoes from Nike.com. They were the Lebron XIII’s. They normally sell for $200+, however, there were a couple of the pairs on clearance for $169, and using a couple of the discounts below, I was able to get them for around $80, more than 50% off the clearance price!
1.) First apply Nike.com promotional codes (use a coupon website like Rakuten (formerly Ebates), RetailMeNot, SlickDeals.net to find current codes). The code I found was 25% off clearance. These codes aren’t always around, usually about once a month though.
- This made the shoes $42 cheaper
2.) Use a cashback website (Rakuten, TopCashBack.com, etc.). I used Jet.com (which has since been merged into Walmart’s site), giving 20% back on any purchase at Nike.com. DiscoverDeals gives around 15% back.
- This made the shoes $25 cheaper
3.) Use Nike’s Military Discount. Per Nike’s Website:
“Active, retired and reservist US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard personnel are eligible to receive a 10% Nike military discount on Nike.com and at US Nike retail stores (excluding Nike Company/Employee Stores).”
To get the discount, call 1-800-344-6453. Tell them you are active military and they will send you a 10% off code to your email. I’m pretty sure you can only apply one coupon code to your order. In my case, I would have had the option to apply the 25% off clearance code or the 10% military discount code.
SOLUTION – I recommend doing this: apply your non-military discount code during checkout. Complete check out and then call Nike.com and tell them your order number and they will add the military discount code to your order and credit your credit card back 10%. In my case, they credited me back more like 14.5%. I’m not sure why but I’ll take it!! This way you can take advantage of BOTH discounts!
- This saved me an additional $20
The total price for the Shoes came out to be $169-42-25-20 = $82. It’s still expensive for a pair of shoes, but hopefully, they last me 5 years like my old pair.
Nike’s Military Discount (Key Points)
- The Nike military discount can be used online or in-store
- Applies to family members as well
- All military branches are eligible
Also if you like Under Armour, They offer 10% off for military members as well!