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Whether you are looking for gadgets for the home, sporting gear, fine jewelry or new clothes for your closet, or even tickets for your next event or theme park, Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) has a new online shopping benefit exclusively for Veterans enrolled in VA Healthcare, their families and VA employees at

Since launched in 2018, Veterans and VA employees have enjoyed exclusive discounted online shopping access to hundreds of top-notch brands and products such as: Vortex Optics, Oakley, Under Armour, HYLETE, and outdoor favorites from The North Face and YETI and much more. Just last month, more brands were added to the site to include: Vera Bradley and Tory Burch handbags, Sony and Google electronics, Fossil watches, and DeWalt tools.

As an alternative way to pay, offers a convenient monthly payment plan built right into the checkout process. Whether you’re looking to update your home technology with a new computer or TV or make an upgrade to your home with a new refrigerator or washer and dryer; Affirm provides an attractive monthly payment option.

Proceeds from purchases are given back in support of VA programs such as: National Rehabilitation Adaptive Sports Games, Vets Crisis Suicide Prevention, Fisher House, Women Veteran Programs, National Disaster Relief, Homelessness Veterans programs, and much more.

To shop top brands and exclusive deals, visit and create your free account today.

Chelsea Anderson-McCadney is a Public Relations Specialist with the Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) Marketing & Communication Division. 


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    1. Darrin Hodges    

      The Items on this site are grossly overpriced.

  1. Rick Huntsmanind outgrow to    

    Just trying to find out how to sign up

  2. GI Joe    

    Why can VA employees participate, but not regular Veterans, those of us not enrolled in VA Healthcare?

  3. Ronald Aker    

    +On 2 other occasions I have tried to apply for this benefit as well as the post exchange that became available to all vets in the last couple years. Results, the same. I served 4 years in the Air Force from 1955 to 1959 and the response to my applications was the same, they could fine no record of my service. I’ve been enrolled in the V.A. for over 20 years. I’m a member of the american legion for over 30 years. Yet this outfit can’t verify my service. this last application they asked for a copy of my drivers license that has the word “veteran” on it. I sent them one that also had a photo and VETERAN marked clearly on it. Today I received an email saying they could not approve my application because they needed something that proves I am a veteran. The driver’s license is one of the options they asked for during the application process. Duh!. I’m beginning to believe this whole website is a scam. Beware you fellow vets. Hopefully they can not get any special personal info from my drivers license that can cause me trouble down the line.

    1. Robert M Simpson    

      Clink on the link “Shop” and it will take you to where you can register.

  4. Arthur M. Turner    

    looking forward to shopping withshopvcs,com

  5. Jeff Bergman    

    Very interested in signing up for this. A win -win for all.

  6. Gerald Reason    

    Well, where is the “Create an Account” part? I see the words at the top of the page but there seems to be no link to where one can sign up. Remember, there are a lot of us OLD vets who are not totally computer savvy. If it isn’t spelled out, it is difficult for us to do it. PLEASE change your sign-up process to make it easy for us old vets to take advantage of, what appears to be, great opportunities for great products.

  7. Jack M. Denton    

    I wouud like to now all the details and how to purchase through this program. I am a 100% disabled proud Vietnam Veteran. We disabled vets need all the help we can get.

  8. Robert B Butler    

    As everyone else has posted “how do I sign up?

  9. Michael S Thomas    

    I signed up successfully 3-4 days ago and the website still shows the message, “Membership pending. You’ll receive an email once approved.”

    How long does it take to approve?



  10. Michael A. McConnell    

    How do I go about signing up Not enough room to answer math problem in square. Ans: 240 Mike

  11. Joseph Fels Jr.    

    How do i create the account.

  12. Ken    

    HOW DO YOU SIGN UP???????

    1. Maralee Helen Renner    

      Looking forward to signing up and seeing what you have available.

      thank you,
      Maralee Renner

    2. kathleen heaney    

      Click on the blue circle with the red band that says It’ll take you through the registration process.

    3. Thomas Gleason    

      I’m totally interested. Thank you.

  13. Alfred Dianela    

    I’d like to create an account and looking forward to shopping through VCS. Are purchases tax exempt for veterans?

  14. Raymond H. Burdsal    


    We’ve sent an email with instructions for setting your password to:”

    My Email address. Never received an email of any kind. I tried several times.

    Before this message, I was asked to upload an I.D. which I tried to upload my VA I.D. Never worked.
    Can’t find a contact phone # or email for customer service. And, from what I am reading a lot of Vets need customer support signing up.

    Thank you!
    Raymond H. Burdsal
    Veteran USN

    1. Richard Monahan    

      Don’t hit, Red box with “CREATE FREE ACCOUNT” in it. Go to the top of white background and hit the, “”. A new page will come up an on the top right side there are two blue boxes, one (Log in) is for signing into existing acct. and the second (Sign up) is to create a new acct. GOOD LUCK!

  15. Bill Toth    

    What’s the holdup for me getting approved with shopvcs?

    1. Albert E Cox    

      Have I created an account?

  16. GARY HALL    

    Will see how shopping goes and pricing!

  17. GARY HALL    

    Will see how shopping goes and pricing

  18. leo pelletier    

    Thank you for this offer

  19. Doug Schukar    

    Looking forward to shopping!

  20. Dee Mac    

    Hi can I join your site to support US veterans. I am a U.K. veteran??

  21. Jim Cross    

    Click on Large VCS Circle to enroll-Have a Personal ID ready to upload…..I enrolled this AM received acknowlegement on enrollment site, but still have not received e-mail per instructions to continue enrollment. Don’t know why….

  22. ROBERT    

    How long will this service be available.

  23. Stewart Kerr    

    Cell for Results of multiplication problem does not allow the proper answer. It only allows 2 digits.

  24. David    

    This website does not allow me to create an account. Please correct this problem!

  25. Rick Williams    

    You obviously have me registered as a veteran, as I am getting your mail.
    Sign me up for “VCS”

    Thank you

  26. W. Dale aigler    

    do not know yet, not been here before. W. Dale

  27. Bob AutumnCook    

    There is no active link on your website to create an account.

  28. Kenneth Cline    

    Love these shops and will definitely sign up

  29. Kevin Eckhardt    

    No comment at this time

  30. Michael Morris    

    Would be nice if there were someplace to sign on. I looked and I know my eyesite isn’t what it used to be… I still can’t figure how to actually sign up! Help?!?!

  31. Norman R. Meka    

    Can’t wait to see all the bargains.

  32. TF    

    All, you may view lists of products for sale without registering by accessing the link provided below. The link is to the site map, which displays a page with links from which to access items by category or brand. Click any of the links and you will be taken to page with products. You can view all the products available without registering but you cannot view product pricing without registering.

    Use the following link:

  33. William Eugene Kelly    

    How do I sign up and can I review the site before I do?

  34. Barnie Hampton    

    what can I do with this


    Why is this not accepting anything?

  36. Ross E Franklin    

    Is it a safe site to put CC card info

  37. William Edwin Hyatt    

    looking forward to more info..

  38. John Paul Janakas    

    Hope to save a little money.

  39. allan templeton    

    Trying to sing up for this help.

  40. Ronald Citron    

    now that i’m entered how do i initiate a purchase?

  41. Richard Adcock    

    No link in the information to create an account. I’m interested.

  42. Robert W Brockfield    

    How do I sign-up? Will DD214 be enough documentation?
    Robert W Brockfield

    1. John Thomas Messina    

      Good thing for us and our families .


    2. MEMorales    

      Click on the circle icon above that reads “”
      It will open another window with the form to fill out. You can take a picture of your 214, or do love me I did, a photo of my drivers license. It took less than a minute to verify.
      It took me long hen to another window to choose a password. That’s all. Very easy.

    1. Edward L. Spangler JR    

      How do I sign up. Is a VA Service Connected Disability Card good enuff?

  43. Roger Rose    

    How do I sign up on this site?



      In the upper right it will have a button to sign-up and it will redirect you to GovX for verification

  44. Robert Gaw    

    The VA site is one I can trust

  45. Joe Crues    

    I hope this really helps vets.

  46. Robert Gaw    

    Reassuring to have a site I can trust.

  47. Henry A Newbold    

    another opportunity…..

  48. Francis Graff Jr.    

    I am disappointed in coverage and outside health plans can even cost less. I pay 50.00 for co-pay and my Aetna is 20.00 and 30.00 specialist. I truly thought after one primary visit, I could receive follow up needed medical attention but I did not. I am 76 years old now and served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1970. The rank of Sgt E-5. Is this all I am worth now?

  49. RALPH SHAW    


  50. Michael P Flannery    

    This looks great I have to look more into it. Nice Job everyone

  51. Martin Padilla    

    Hello, I am a veteran
    Do I need to bring my DD214 or VA medical?

  52. Joel Watson    

    I tried to create an account for the VCS but couldn’t get past the picture of the DL. I’d load it, hit verify and it would think it over for about four seconds before taking me back to the load image page. I tried a few different images, different sizes but nothing appeared to get through. No messages as to why, image too large or small, just kept circling around.

    1. Stephan Barnes    

      Took several pictures of VA Health card and DD214. After several minutes it would ask for the same. HELP

  53. Clarence Bruton II    

    Shopping at VCS is another good way for the family to understand and learn about the lifestyle that I had and did while an active duty soldier.

  54. Steve Arguijo    

    You can’t beat their prices

  55. Steve Arguijo    

    Great Prices Without The Hassle Of Waiting In Line


    I could get use to this site


    I would like to get information mailed to me

  58. Louis Maita    

    what establishments will honor this???

  59. Louis Maita    

    what do I need for this discount???

  60. Patrick Ryan    

    How do I sign up? Do I need an I.D. ? Or will a DD214 good enough?

  61. David Letson    

    Just creating an account.

  62. Marvin Ira Machleit 3rd.    

    does entering my full name and e-mail create the account that you mentioned?

  63. Dorothy Shepard    

    Widow of disabled Vet on TriCare for life. Am I eligible for this?

  64. Patrick Golden    

    17×26=442 but it won”t let me put the correct answer in the box

    1. Bernard D Cook    

      Are you frkn kidding? Try adding the two together. For the record it wouldn’t accept my info either.

  65. Melvin Mac Kreisel    

    Looking for the Yeti, underarmour, etc. websites to shop deals for Vietnam Veteran.

  66. Frank DiSalle    

    I am having a very difficult time creating an account – specifically uploading a copy of my VA Benefit card.
    What can I do ?
    Frank D

  67. John Spoden    

    As a disabled veteran on a budget, this was a nice email to receive. I will buy what I can afford from you. Do you sell shoes?
    Thank you, god bless,
    John Spoden


    Has the VA found a cure for macular degeneration? Pleae lt me kno.
    Thank you.
    Mac Osmer, USN AOMB 2/c 1943,44,&45

  69. Dave Nartowicz    

    Can’t visualize all the amazing deals unless you give up a lot of info……NOT me……..just let us VETS visualize whats available w/o the BS

  70. Dave Nartowicz    

    Can’t get to visualize all the amazing deals unless you give up a lot of info………..just let me see whats available to VETS……no BS……..sorry, I guess the King is gonna profit off that ……………..guess i can’t post because it offends………sad as shit

  71. Charlotte Langley    

    Would I qualify for this? My deceased husband was retired from the Air National Guard.

  72. Tracy Fitzgerald    

    I’m looking for anyway to save money and give back to supporting Vets like myself.

  73. Kenneth F Watts    

    Information state “create an account” nothing to click on to create the account.

    It appears that 90% of mail I get from VA is political junk to show Congress what a fine job the VA is doing to support the Vets. In plain English “manager is doing nothing but tooting there own horn”. and spending money.

  74. John Cotto    

    I would like to join the Veterans Canteen Service how can I join.
    Thank you.
    John Cotto

  75. Edward V. Baran Jr.    

    I am not sure what all this entails but willing to try it.

  76. William J Streur    

    I am unable to establish my account to shop Is the site not set up for an iPad sign in?

  77. Robert O Wangen    

    My age!!!! NOT at this time.

  78. JON SMITH    

    I would rather provide my SS number or just about anything rather than go through all the hoops to upload ID.

    Jon Duane Smith, 100% SC, VAMC Spokane

  79. Earl C. Lively    

    Would like to sign up for

  80. Bobby Lamb    

    I am still curious about this site.

  81. James M. Sandow    

    Would appreciate receiving e-mails and a free account from through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

  82. John FitzPatrick    

    How do we create an account on this page?

  83. John R Herm    

    Is my account created?

  84. David W Swan    

    Thanks for the opportunity to join!

  85. Donald R Alexander    

    What do yu mean by website

  86. Keith Harmon    

    I think this is a plus to all veterans.

  87. Donald Pottratz    

    How do you up load your ID for VSC

  88. Robert Gerald Ayers    

    Looks like a good thing for Vrterns

  89. Eddie Johns    

    Great Choices and Value and recommend VCS wholeheartedly..

  90. Ronald Griffin    

    How long are these benifits going to be avalable?

  91. Dorothea Ottaviano    

    You cannot be asking any Veteran to make a copy of their Veteran/military ID. There is a regulation/law against doing this (unless some new IDs exist that I do not have or know about). It promotes a security risk too.

    1. Roland    

      You’re the only one thinking clearly . I have reservations on joining ShopVcs wagon giving out personnel that we’re suppose to safeguard , hence , data breach . I received a Data Breach Notice from Zero Water filter company just today .

  92. bruce wickstrom    

    Looking forward to seeing your merchandise.

  93. Harold Cameron    

    I was redirected from the original email here to sign up for a new account, but there is no create an account button on this page. can you help?

  94. Ronald Griffin    

    How long will this be available?

  95. Robert Earl Townsend    

    I’ll try it to see how great are the savings.

  96. John LoRang    

    What does this do for me?

  97. Daniel J. Thompson Sr.    

    I travel between two VA hospitals so this a great opportunity to shop.

  98. Donald R Simone    

    Interested if this is real for VETS

  99. Donald Leon Allen    

    Don’t understand how to join?

  100. George white    

    Looking forward shopping

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