To us, every person who has put on the uniform and served in our armed forces is a hometown hero. And if you are a veteran or active duty, you should know that we offer a 15% military discount that applies to all products.
It's not just about showing our appreciation, but it's our conviction that cannabis should be accessible to those who need it, especially when it comes to those who served or are currently serving.
In this blog post, we'll cover everything you need to know about Hometown Hero's military discount, which includes:
- Redeeming your discount
- Discount assistance
- Accessible cannabis
- Supporting veterans
Redeeming Your Discount
To redeem Hometown Hero's 15% off military discount, you must meet one of the two following criteria:
- Active Duty: You're currently serving full-time in the U.S. armed forces.
- Veteran: You have previously served in the armed forces and were discharged under honorable conditions.
The next step toward redeeming your discount is to create a VerifyPass account right here.
What is VerifyPass?
VerifyPass is a service used by Hometown Hero that verifies credentials for discounts.
Once you create an account, you only need to be verified once. After that, you will be eligible for our discount, as well as a wide range of businesses that use VerifyPass.
So how does VerifyPass verify your active duty or veteran status?
VerifyPass can confirm your status through:
- Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS)
- Email (.mil)
- Any of the following documentation:
- Veterans Affairs ID
- GI Bill Documentation
- Promotion Certification
- Award Certificate
Verification through DEERS or email is going to be instant.
However, if you're an older veteran, your main option might just be through the documentation listed above. Nonetheless, this type of verification may just take several minutes, depending on how many people are currently getting processed through VerifyPass.
After verification, you will receive your own custom discount code, which you can use in our online store for any product!
If you're not the most tech-savvy, or if there are any sort of difficulties with getting your discount code, don't worry. Our customer support team is here to help.
Our inhouse customer support team can be reached between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT via:
But don't forget that they're also here to answer any questions you may have on just about anything that has to do with Hometown Hero (you may even find the answer on our FAQ page). This includes topics such as:
- Age verification
- Hometown Hero products
- Our worry-free guarantee
Plus, some of the members of our customer support team are veterans themselves.
Cannabis For Veterans
When the 2018 Farm Bill passed, hemp and hemp-derived cannabinoids became legal on a federal level. This includes:
- Delta-8 THC
- Delta-9 THC (at a 0.3% or lower concentration on a dry weight basis)
And for the first time, in many states across the country (like here in Texas), people were now able to have access to legal cannabis (hemp) products.
At Hometown Hero, we saw this as an opportunity to further help veterans beyond our donations. It's why we don't just make products, but we push to unlock all hemp has to offer.
So how can hemp help veterans?
Well, here's the thing. Whether it's CBD or THC, we're not at liberty to discuss benefits or if there are benefits to our products.
However, it's no secret that many veterans have found relief through cannabis. And if you're curious, we recommend taking time to do your own research and even check out some news articles that cover the topic.
With our military discount, we wanted to extend our thanks to those serving and who served while taking an extra step to make these types of products more accessible.
Supporting Hometown Heroes
As mentioned earlier, we view everyone who is serving or has served as a true hometown hero.
In fact, that's why we call ourselves "Hometown Hero."
It's not just our name, but it's also a reminder of our mission, that everything we do centers around helping veterans in need. And this goes all the way back to our beginning.
Hometown Hero was founded in 2015 by the U.S. Coast Guard veteran Lukas Gilkey and Lewis Hamer.
During his service, Lukas served on the Coast Guard Cutter Chase as a Telecommunications Specialist 2nd Class and as part of the Boarding Team with that unit. He was part of many operations during his time, from busting smugglers to chasing out illegal fisheries.
Lukas had friends who served in other branches of the armed forces, and he witnessed firsthand the effects their trauma had on them. During Lukas’ and Lewis’ many trips to the shooting range, they’d hear about the many difficulties these veterans faced.
So, since our founding, we’ve been donating a portion of proceeds from every product sold to nonprofit organizations that help veterans.
Over the years, Hometown Hero has had the privilege to work with several veterans' charities, including:
- The Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
- Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
- Soldiers' Angels
- Operation Finally Home
These organizations do amazing things for our nation's heroes. This includes providing free transportation to medical appointments, benefits advocacy, building mortgage-free homes for veterans and their families, and a whole lot more.
If you're a veteran or currently serving, we want to thank you for the immense sacrifices that you've made for our security and the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.
What you gave for this nation will always be remembered and honored here at Hometown Hero.
And we hope that we can help you on your journey to relief.
Did we cover everything that you wanted to know about our 15% off military discount?
Is there anything else you would like to know?
"How long does it take for an order to ship?"
"I see that you offer Delta-8 but also hemp-derived Delta-9. What's the difference?"
Again, feel free to reach out to us through:
Phone - (512) 551-0345
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media - @HometownHeroCBD
We look forward to hearing from you!
From all of us at Hometown Hero, again, thank you for your service.