37% verified at Sign In
ID Discount helps hundreds of online Sellers offer exclusive discounts. If your
Military customer has previously verified with another
Seller, they won't need to re-verify. They'll simply sign in (most choose Facebook or Google to
sign in) and their Discount Code will appear.
In case they haven't yet been verified with ID Discount, they'll proceed to an fast, 1-time verification process.
52% verified with DEERS
ID Discount has secure, limited access to the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS).
Upon login, if a customer hasn't been verified, they're prompted for non-sensitive information (such as service era, precise dates,
and military branch) which is then checked against DEERS. We must pay for each inquiry, and
not everyone can be verified using this method. Therefore ID Discount gathers the information, but doesn't broadcast
details in the verification flow. This method doesn't work for everyone for internal reasons we can't disclose.
When DEERS finds a uniquely positive match, the Active Duty member or Veteran is marked
as verified Military in the ID Discount database. Upon future logins, the member will not need
to re-verify or provide additional information.
4% verified with .mil e-mail
Not all members of Active Duty U.S. Military are issued e-mail addresses ending in .mil. However, possession of
such e-mail address serves as sufficient proof of military service. Members have the option to order a
5-Digit PIN delivered to their e-mail address. The PIN is used in lieu of a more typical web activation link, due to certain
components of the Department of Defense emplacing stringent measures on e-mail filtering (e.g. removing links from e-mails).
Once an e-mail has been linked to an account, it is unable to be used in conjunction with another ID Discount
account. Upon successful e-mail verification, the member will be marked as Verified Military in the
ID Discount database. Upon future logins, the member will not need to re-verify his or her e-mail address.
7% verified with Document
Using the earlier methods, most verifications by ID Discount are instant. In some cases,
particularly with older Veterans, neither instant verification method will provide a positive match.
When this happens, ID Discount allows a variety of uniquely-identifying documents to be uploaded
which serve as sufficient proof.
These documents include:
- Official ID from Veteran's Affairs
- Veteran's Driver's License (not all States offer this)
- G.I. Bill documents
- Promotion Certificate or Award Certificate
When a document has been uploaded, we'll send them an e-mail receipt to acknowledge delivery.
Inspection often occurs within minutes, though we say it usually occurs under 1 hour between the
hours of 6AM - 9PM PST. Upon inspection, we'll send them a confirmation of their approval, and
instruct them to re-visit the popup in order to retrieve their discount. Verified customers will
not need to re-verify their status after approval.
What happens if ID Discount declines the document?
1. The first and most popular rejected document is the "cat picture". (In other
words, it's a random picture that person happened to have on their device.) In this case, ID Discount will
reply with a generic declined e-mail reminding them of acceptable
documents, and allow them to try again.
2. The second kind is a genuine misunderstanding - a blurry
photo or a password-protected PDF document. In this case, ID Discount replies with a handwritten
message to the applicant to help them get verified.