Ford Military and First Responder Program - Joe Rizza Ford

Joe Rizza Ford proudly salutes those who so honorably serve our country. That's exactly why we're excited to offer you and your family a Military or First Responder Bonus Cash Offer! Military and first responders can receive $500 towards the purchase or lease of an eligible Ford vehicle. It's our way of saying thank you for your service.

No Matter Your Level of Service to Our Country -- We Have an Offer for You!

Active Duty

Active Duty - Qualifying military and family members include:

  • Active Military Personnel in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard National Guard, Reservists Serving on Active Duty and members of the Delayed Entry/Enlistment Program (DEP). This includes Spouses and Surviving Spouses.
  • National Guard and Honor Guard - These individuals would be eligible under the current brand of service that they serve (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard).


  • A military retiree is any member or former member of the uniformed services who is entitled, under statute, to retire or retirement (this typically requires 20 years of service). They will receive a pension as a retiree. This also includes those with a medical retirement


  • A person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released there from under conditions other than dishonorable. Must be within 24 months of separation.


  • Must be on order to deploy or were a veteran within 24 months of separation.

First Responders

Ford Thank You


  • Police Officer
  • Sheriff/Sheriff's Deputy
  • Correctional Officer
  • State Trooper
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officer (Example: Public Safety, Central Intelligence Agency; please note that not all Federal Law Enforcement Officers qualify for the program.)
  • 911 Dispatchers

Fire Department

  • Career Firefighter
  • Volunteer Firefighter


  • EMT
  • Paramedic

Occupations that do NOT qualify for the incentive at this time:

  • Ski Patrol - unless you have a current EMT license
  • CERT Team Members (Community Emergency Response Team)
  • VIPS - Volunteers in Police Service
  • Search and Rescue
  • Emergency Management Volunteers

Frequently Asked Questions

What vehicles are eligible for this promotion?

  • All 2019/2020 Ford and Lincoln Vehicles are eligible for this promotion. This offer is not available on the Lincoln Navigator, Lincoln Aviator, Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring, 2020 Lincoln Corsair, Mustang Shelby GT350®️, Mustang Shelby®️ GT350R, Mustang Shelby GT500®️, Ford GT, Mustang BULLITT, Bronco, Mach-E and F-150 Raptor.

How can a customer verify their Military eligibility and how long does the verification process take?

  • All verification must be completed through the site, by clicking on the "Register for Your Offer" link. This will route a consumer to our verification partner Verification process typically take less than a minute; however when verifying through the document upload option, it may take up to 4 minutes.

I noticed that my incentive offer for the Military Program is different in Florida than Illinois? Is that true?

  • Yes, this offer will vary by market, so please see your dealer for more details and to confirm eligibility in the program.

How long is the program valid for?

  • Program is valid January 3, 2020 through January 4, 2021.