Best military discounts: Moving container and storage companies
Moving container and storage companies are military discount gold mines. At least four of Move.org’s best moving container companies offer discounts for armed forces personnel ranging from 10% to $50 off.
Other moving container companies, like Zippy Shell, have also been known to give a little love to military members from time to time.
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$20 off local moves
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About U-Pack’s military discounts
To show its respect for your past or current service, U-Pack will take $50 off your entire move. U-Pack’s discount applies to your final bill, including protection plans, fuel costs, and other added fees.
This means that, U-Pack’s discount may end up being just as good as—if not better than—discounts that take 10% or 20% off your rental. We’ll break this down in more detail below.
Saving money where you can is especially important if you're paying out of your own pocket for a personally procured move (PPM). A discount from U-Pack or another container moving company can help you stay within your allotted reimbursement amount—and if you spend less, you get to keep the difference.
Not quite convinced? Check out our U-Pack Review.
About PODS’s military discounts
If you’re on active duty or a veteran, PODS will shave 10% off your local move—including after delivery fees and storage are factored in. You can’t use the 10% off if there’s a bigger discount available, but we’ll take an opportunity to save more money any day of the week.
One thing we like about PODS’s discount is that it applies to storage too. If you move around often with the military, it’s important that you have a place to stow your things from city to city.
While PODS’s military discount applies only to local moves, it comes in handy if you’re moving out of the dorms, off base, or simply into a bigger home. Even though it can’t be combined with other discounts, 10% can still save you a decent chunk of change.
Like many of the discounts on our list, the 10% discount is available at only specific PODS locations, so be sure to call ahead before you book.
Want to know more about PODS? Give our PODS Review a read to learn about the good, the bad, and the ugly.
PODS automatically provides a certified weight ticket so you can get reimbursed for your PCS. Be sure to ask about a certified weight ticket if you go with a different moving container company.
About SMARTBOX’s military discounts
SMARTBOX will honor your service with $20 off your next local move or storage needs. It may not seem like much, but you’ll save $20 that can go toward other moving expenses (like bubble wrap and moving boxes).
So whether you’re off to basic training or are about to be deployed, SMARTBOX can help you move and store your belongings safely and securely. The discount is valid for every branch of the military and can be used on both moving and storage services.
FYI, though: if you qualify for the military discount, you can’t combine it with any other SMARTBOX discounts available to you.
Wondering if you should move with SMARTBOX? Read our SMARTBOX Review to learn more about its pricing and services.
About CubeSmart’s military discounts
CubeSmart offers a 10% military discount on self-storage—and unlike with SMARTBOX, you can use it on top of current discounts. Between discounts for booking online and discounts for referring a friend to CubeSmart, you can save big with combined self-storage discounts.
Here’s how it works: Let’s say CubeSmart has a 15% seasonal discount during the holidays. For a large storage unit that normally goes for $150 per month, CubeSmart’s seasonal discount would take $22.50 on the storage unit’s rate (not the final bill). The 10% military discount would save you an additional $15 off the rental rate.
In total, you could save up to $37.50 on the rate per month (again, not including taxes and extra fees) which brings the storage unit rate down to $112.50.
The only downside? The discount is available to only active military members—not veterans.
If you’re currently on active duty, use our CubeSmart Review to see if this is the right company for your next move.