Military discounts are becoming more and more popular as companies look to do their bit for a good cause. Many stores offer some sort of discount, but sometimes it is not totally obvious and you have to be in the know in order to make the most of it. Finish Line is one company you may not have realized offer an in-store discount for their military members. The brave men and women who have served or are still serving our country, get a well-deserved discount at a number of their stores, situated in hundreds of locations throughout America.
What is Finish Line? Finish Line is one of the largest retailers of premium multi-branded athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories in the United States, a popular retail chain that sells athletic shoes, sneakers, and other clothing and accessories.
Finish Line currently offer a 20% discount at selected stores for any military members with a military ID or proof of service, including active duty, military veterans, retired military, reserves, and guard—and even family members. Although they provide this to service men and women in store there is a bit of debate whether they are able to use this online.
Why is it such a big deal that Finish Line gives those on active service and veterans a discount? Well, it is simply because physical health is key in the service and afterward, too. Military personnel need to stay fit enough to serve and the least that can be done is to make sure they can easily (and affordably) get their hands on the right pair of running sneakers or clothing.
Obviously, while in service fitness is key as to be in the forces you have to pass relevant fitness tests and it will push you to your physical and mental barriers. And when working out off duty, you need to make sure you have the right gear. You want to be comfortable, warm, and properly supported—and get your fitness gear for the best possible price. Finish Line is all than happy to oblige and give these respected service men and women a deal they deserve.
While it is key to recognize that Finish Line gives a discount to active service men and women, it is also good to remember veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSS) The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has conducted studies showing that PTSS can affect around one-third of military personnel. Studies conducted recently have also shown that those who received an exercise program in addition to the usual treatments showed greater improvements in well-being and a reduction in the effects of PTSS, depression, anxiety, and stress by comparison. The benefits of the exercise program extended well beyond improved mental health too and staying in good shape (and good health) is really important to many of those leaving the military.
As fitness buffs know all too well, if you have the wrong equipment it is a major pain point. Nobody wants trainers giving you a blister after 30 seconds. The wrong top—that one that rubs on your neck and irritates you. Those leggings or joggers that slowly fall down as you continue to run. You need the best fitness gear that you can truly trust is good quality and will last without falling apart after a few uses. Therefore, this discount is great to all.
Not only does Finish Line stock the major brands such as Adidas, Nike and Under Armor. They also stock and sell fashion brands such as Puma Fenty. So, whatever the type of fitness gear you are looking for, no doubt Finish Line will stock it. Finish Line not only sells a range of different fitness trainers and exercise wear, they stock sizes for everyone including children so you could treat your children and grandchildren in your life. Why not treat yourself to a new pair of running shoes or activewear to keep in shape for fitness tests?
At the time of writing, Finish Line doesn’t have any information on their website discussing the Military Discount, though there are many reports of their staff confirming the 20% figure stated. Unfortunately, there is no way to redeem this online at present, but the company has more than 900 retail locations so there is sure to be somewhere not too far away for you to make the most of the discount. The discount is not limited to just active duty and veterans but also extends to the honorably discharged retired military, reservists, and military guard. Whether there are any plans to add either information or an online military discount on the Finish Line website is unknown but you can normally claim the discount just by presenting your I.D. in store.
Started in the 1970s, Finish Line or “The Finish Line inc.” is a company which remembers its roots and does a lot for the US population. As well as their discount scheme to give thanks to the military, they also have a youth foundation in which they partner with some brilliant programs and organizations including the Special Olympics. The youth foundation has been operating for over 20 years now with some incredible results. Achievements of this organization include packing a quarter of a million meals for the hungry or homeless both in the USA and abroad, they also have opened an activity center and continue to do volunteering for young people across America. It is clear that this is a company with ethics, willing to do their bit for good causes in the States and what better cause than supporting those who have served their country?