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Old 01-12-2024, 09:35 PM
 
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Govx is a verification website used to verify if a person is a member of as specific group. It's similar to ID.me. Neither one sets the eligibility to use that vendor's services, they only verify if a person is part of a designated group.

Yes, I agree with you that the website isn't' available to just a veterans unless they meet the added requirements.

Yeah, the confusion is that when the VCS was originally setup, they were all within a VAMC. Unlike a hospital with a cafeteria , gift shop or snack bar, VAMC's only had the VCS for all those services. They encouraged visitors to shop there for gifts especially for inpatient veterans. I never really understood the need for VA Healthcare status as pretty much anyone can shop in the physical store or use any of the other canteen services at a VA facility. I have never been asked for any ID at the VCS coffee shop in the lobby of my local VAMC. Come to think of it, don't think I've every been asked for any ID at any VAC retail stores or any of the VCS popup Patriot shop anywhere. I did have to have my eligibility verified for their online store.
You also don’t need ID at the Green Bean coffee shop for anyone that knows about this chain of coffee shops.
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Old 01-13-2024, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis, East Side
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I thought the OP meant this:

https://shop.id.me/military?utm_camp...utm_medium=web


You can also sign up for a veterans discount at Home Depot, Lowes, and JoAnn.
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Old 01-14-2024, 07:05 AM
 
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I thought the OP meant this:

https://shop.id.me/military?utm_camp...utm_medium=web


You can also sign up for a veterans discount at Home Depot, Lowes, and JoAnn.
And at Northern Tool, Ace hardware, Cabelas, Toyota, Bass pro, etc….
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Old 01-14-2024, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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I thought the OP meant this:

https://shop.id.me/military?utm_camp...utm_medium=web

You can also sign up for a veterans discount at Home Depot, Lowes, and JoAnn.
Thanks for the link. If I only knew last month. Got a new iPhone 15 Pro and a Apple Watch Ultra 2 from the local Apple Store. I could have saved a few bucks with this link. I knew about the HD and Lowes discount, but not JoAnn's or others. Need some canvas/fabric to recover a footstool. Have waited until it goes on sale. Maybe I don't need to wait anymore. Bookmarked for future use.
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Old 01-14-2024, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, East Side
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And at Northern Tool, Ace hardware, Cabelas, Toyota, Bass pro, etc….
I didn't know Ace Hardware offered discounts--I'll have to see if the one near me does.
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Old 01-14-2024, 05:43 PM
 
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I didn't know Ace Hardware offered discounts--I'll have to see if the one near me does.
You have to ask at Ace. It’s better to use than all their coupons. As for Northern Tool, have to ask; you won’t see signage.
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Old 01-15-2024, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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I see some confusion between what the OP is posting about, and the shop PX, BX and what the other branches call their exchanges. My husband and I signed up for exchange one some time ago, which allowed us to shop, as veterans, at all branch exhanges online. Being a veteran for doing that doesn't have the VA Healthcare requirement. What the OP is talking about is something different than that. I went to check it out, and it will take you to be "verified", and I didn't have any of the required documents right now to download, so I just bookmarked it. I am "price shopper", so I doubt it would interest me.

We never shopped the online exhanges, as just like when we were in the military, what they have is pricey, and really just not anything we care to buy in the first place, more the high end stuff.

Good information though, and something to check out. We have the "veteran" banner on our driver's license now, which makes verification easier. I don't like to give out a lot of personal information if I don't have to.
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Old 01-15-2024, 05:34 PM
 
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I see some confusion between what the OP is posting about, and the shop PX, BX and what the other branches call their exchanges. My husband and I signed up for exchange one some time ago, which allowed us to shop, as veterans, at all branch exhanges online. Being a veteran for doing that doesn't have the VA Healthcare requirement. What the OP is talking about is something different than that. I went to check it out, and it will take you to be "verified", and I didn't have any of the required documents right now to download, so I just bookmarked it. I am "price shopper", so I doubt it would interest me.

We never shopped the online exhanges, as just like when we were in the military, what they have is pricey, and really just not anything we care to buy in the first place, more the high end stuff.

Good information though, and something to check out. We have the "veteran" banner on our driver's license now, which makes verification easier. I don't like to give out a lot of personal information if I don't have to.
Having that banner on a license is fine but many don’t know you can get discounted plates WITHOUT having to have an emblem on your plate. As stated, “don’t like to give out a lot of personal information “.
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Old 01-15-2024, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Having that banner on a license is fine but many don’t know you can get discounted plates WITHOUT having to have an emblem on your plate. As stated, “don’t like to give out a lot of personal information “.
Here we have the option to use a 'veterans' license plate on a vehicle with our combat medal on it. I thought it was a nice touch, but their options for combat medals are very limited.

When shopping at Home Depot, Lowes, or any other retailer that offers a military discount I usually show my DOD ID card.
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Old 01-16-2024, 03:53 AM
 
Location: Southeast Michigan
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Having that banner on a license is fine but many don’t know you can get discounted plates WITHOUT having to have an emblem on your plate. As stated, “don’t like to give out a lot of personal information “.
Your confusing (driver's) license and license plate. The person you're replying to is talking about the veteran designation on your driver's license.

And discounted plates? My veteran plate, with Persian Gulf label, cost me $5 more than a regular plate with no markings.
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