A new discount program announced Thursday by MGM Resorts International makes military members, veterans and their families eligible for room, food and entertainment deals as well as other savings at a variety of MGM properties, including some of the most iconic acts in Las Vegas.

The deals, outlined at the program’s website, include 10 percent discounts on rooms at 17 resorts around the country (including MGM National Harbor outside Washington, D.C.), and a 10 percent discount on certain food and beverage purchases at select restaurants, bars and dining destinations.

A 25 percent spa discount is available at 12 of the resorts. Savings on entertainment and attractions include a variety of Las Vegas offerings:

  • Comedian Terry Fator (40 percent off some tickets).
  • The Jabbawockeez dance troupe (15 percent off certain seats).
  • Cirque du Soleil shows ”Zumanity,“ ”Ka” and ”The Beatles Love“ (up to 35 percent off some tickets).
  • The Luxor hotel’s Titanic artifact exhibition (30 percent off tickets).
  • After-hours fare (”Fantasy” and ”Thunder from Down Under,” 50 percent off some seats).

You’ll need to present proof of service when you visit the resort for the first time, and as always, check for requirements, conditions and limitations before you go.

The MGM Resorts Military & Veterans Program, or MVP, is available to all active duty, guard, reserve and retired military members, veterans and spouses of eligible military personnel.

MVP is an extension of M life Rewards, the company’s premier loyalty program. MVP provides service members with an M life Rewards card that has an MVP logo and provides access to all of the available military benefits throughout MGM Resorts destinations. While those eligible can sign up online, the card is provided when the service member, veteran or spouse visits one of the MGM properties, with one of the following approved forms of identification, according to Brittany Harris, a spokeswoman for MGM Resorts International:

  • Active duty military ID.
  • Dependent ID.
  • Retiree and reserve ID cards.
  • VA ID cards.
  • Form DD-214.
  • State-issued ID cards or driver’s license with “veteran” designation.

MGM Resorts destinations include multiple Las Vegas resorts (Bellagio, Aria, Vdara, MGM Grand, The Signature at MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano Las Vegas, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor, Excalibur); Beau Rivage and Gold Strike in Mississippi; MGM Grand Detroit; MGM National Harbor in Maryland; and the Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In addition to M life Rewards’ existing benefits, new MVP cardholders are upgraded to the second Tier Level, Pearl, with benefits including complimentary self-parking at MGM Resorts properties and exclusive discounts on selected entertainment, dining options, attractions, spa treatments and room rates at all MGM Resorts destinations across the U.S.

“As a company, we have always supported our country’s greatest heroes,” said Jim Murren, Chairman & CEO of MGM Resorts International, in an announcement. “Our new Military & Veterans Program provides us with another channel to recognize and thank them for their service. Including spouses in our program allows us to honor these important partners as well for their incredible bravery and commitment to family and country.”

Senior reporter Karen Jowers covers military families, quality of life and consumer issues for Military Times. She can be reached at kjowers@militarytimes.com.

Karen has covered military families, quality of life and consumer issues for Military Times for more than 30 years, and is co-author of a chapter on media coverage of military families in the book "A Battle Plan for Supporting Military Families." She previously worked for newspapers in Guam, Norfolk, Jacksonville, Fla., and Athens, Ga.

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