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HOT! Target Gives 10 Percent Military Discount for Veterans Day 2018

A Target storefront. (Courtesy of Flickr user Mozart Mike via the Creative Commons license).
A Target storefront. (Courtesy of Flickr user Mozart Mike via the Creative Commons license).

If you are the kind of person who loves Target — and let’s be honest, who isn’t? — then you are going to be as excited as we are that Target has brought back its Veterans Day military discount.

Back for the second year running, the 10 percent discount is available Nov. 4 to 12 in store and online. 

All military veterans and their spouses and dependents can apply for a 10 percent off coupon  that can be used on Target.com and in-store for your total purchase from Nov. 4 to Nov. 12, 2018.

More on this discount and other hot Veterans Day deals.

To get the discount coupon, you need to visit Target’s online application and enter a series of details — name, service, date of birth, email address.

You could be approved immediately, or it could then ask you to upload a supporting document for review.

Just like in 2017, It says you can add your information as a military spouse, but then asks for supporting documents that may not have your name on them, so I went back and used my husband’s information. 

He is former active duty (so he has a DD-214), currently serving National Guard, so I tested applying with him first as a veteran and then as a Guard member. When I said he was a veteran it approved him right away without requiring a document upload. 

When I said he is in the Guard, it asked for supporting documentation (which I submitted through their handy upload service). They said they would review the document and get back with me within 20 minutes (I am still waiting as of the time of this publication — about 10 minutes after submitting). 

The discount, the site says, is good for your total purchase but excludes: “gift cards, prepaid cards, alcohol, milk, select baby products (Peg Perego, Philips Avent), select toys (Barbie Dreamhouse, Fisher-Price Imaginext Jurassic Rex, Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash, Thomas & Friends Super Station), Elf on the Shelf, LEGO, L.O.L. Surprise!, Bose, JBL, Sonos, Apple, Fitbit, Tile, LG OLED TV, Samsung TVs, DSLR cameras & lenses, mobile contracts, Nintendo hardware and Switch games, PS4 hardware, Xbox hardware, Red Dead Redemption II video games, Vitamix, Tylenol pain relief, clinic & pharmacy, and Target Optical."

In 2017 shoppers reported that they could simply show their ID during check out instead of registering for the coupon. At the time officials with Target told us they really, really wanted people to use the registration system, which is powered by Sheer ID, the same system other retailers like Lowes uses. Since the discount hadn't started as of the time of this writing, we couldn't test whether or not just showing an ID is working this year. 

The discount can’t be combined with any other “category coupon,” according to the fine print. The coupon appeared in my email as being from “SheerID Verification,” so watch for that. 

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