If you’re planning an upcoming holiday or vacation, make sure you don’t miss out on many military discounts you are entitled to for yourself and your family! You may be eligible to receive special discounts reserved for military personnel, which can make your trip a lot more affordable. Check out the top 3 ways to save using your military discount, and where to find those deals:

1. Get Cheap Flight Tickets

Many airlines offer discounts and cheaper rates to active military and veterans. It is important to always ask about military discounts when booking your flights. You can also try one of these Discount Military Airfare search sites.

SouthWest Airlines is one of the best airlines for military discounts for active military personnel and their families. You must contact the airline directly via a booking site or through your travel agent. Other airlines that offer military discounts include Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue and United Airlines.

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2. Hotel Discounts

Make sure you don’t miss out on more discounts when booking your accommodations on your upcoming trip! Many major hotel chains offer sizable discounts for active military personnel, and receiving a discount is usually as simple as showing your military ID.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Best Western, InterContinental Hotels Group, La Quinta Inns & Suites, Marriott, Motel 6, Starwood Hotels and Wyndham Hotel Group all offer varying levels of military discounts. Although these are all major chains, many smaller local hotels and B&B’s also offer military discounts; make sure to inquire when you book and to bring your military ID with you when you check in.

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3. Rent a Car

If you prefer to travel by road rather than fly, then take advantage of the various military discounts offered on car rentals and bus trips. Just a few of the major car rental companies that offer military discounts include Sixt, Budget, Dollar, Penske, Alamo and Avis. If you’re planning to rent a camper instead, most MWR facilities actually have family campers available to rent. Contact your local MWR office to learn more about their cheap rates and availability.