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Veterans Day Discounts

Information  November 01 2012
 — By CJ Grisham
Veterans Day Discounts

Veterans Day is right around the corner. As I do every year, I wanted to highlight a few discounts offered by companies in 2012 to veterans.

FREE FOOD

Veterans Eat Free. Olive Garden Restaurants offer a free meal (with proof of service) from a list of several entrees on a special menu. This special is scheduled for Monday, November 12, 2012. Additionally, some Olive Garden restaurants will also give out a $10 gift card to veterans for a future visit. If you aren’t a veteran but would like to thank Olive Garden for their support of our troops, you can send them a thank you note here.

Military Veterans and Active-Duty Service Members will be able to eat FREE at any Applebee’s across the U.S. on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2012. There will be six entrées available from the menu. Guests will be asked to show one ore more of the following as proof of Service: a U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, a U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, a photograph in uniform, or wearing a uniform in person. For more information about Veterans Day at Applebee’s, visit the Applebee’s website http://www.applebees.com/vetDay/default.aspx. If you aren’t a veteran but would like to thank Applebee’s for their support of our troops, you can send them a thank you note here.

Golden Corral’s 9th annual Military Appreciation Monday dinner will be held on Monday, November 12, 2012, from 4 to 9 pm in all Golden Corral restaurants nationwide. The FREE dinner meal is a special “thank you tribute” to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to join us for Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Monday dinner. To date, Golden Corral restaurants have provided over 2.2 million free meals and contributed over $3.3 million to the Disabled American Veterans organization. If you aren’t a veteran but would like to thank Golden Corral for their support of our troops, you can send them a thank you note here.

FREE meal, Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov 11, 2012. Chili’s is offering all Military Veterans past and present their choice of one of 6 meals. This offer is available during business hours at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. All Desserts priced $5.oo for Veterans and active duty military. Simply show proof of military service. See flier for more information. If you are not a veteran but would like to thank Chili’s for their support of our troops, you can send them a thank you note here.

In recognition of Service, ALL Veterans and Active Duty personnel are invited to EAT FREE this Veterans Day, Monday, November 12, 2012, at T.G.I. Friday’s. To get the free meal, service men and women will have to show proof of service. Proof of service includes: U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, a U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, a photograph in uniform, or wearing a uniform in person. **Don’t forget T.G.I. Friday’s offer a 10% Discount for all Service men and women with proof of service all day everyday. If you are not a veteran but would like to thank T.G.I. Friday’s for their support of the troops, you can send them a thank you note here.

FREE Meal, Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov 11, 2012. Hooter’s is serving up 10 free boneless wings to military veterans all day on Veterans Day. Offer good for all veterans and active duty military personnel. Offer valid at participating Hooters, Dine-in only; open to all active duty and military veterans with valid military ID or proof of military service. Drink purchase required. For more information, visit, www.HootersVeteransDay.com. If you are not a veteran but would like to thank Hooter’s for their support of our troops, you can send them a thank you note here.

FREE meal, Veterans Day, Monday, Nov 12, 2012. Offer varies by location; our local Texas Roadhouse is offering a free meal from opening until 4pm. Other locations may vary in offer, hours, or availability. Call ahead to your local restaurant for more information. Visit the web site for locations and participation. http://www.texasroadhouse.com. If you are not a veteran but would like to thank Texas Roadhouse for their support of our troops, you can send them a thank you note here.

Free Six Inch Sub. Many Subway locations offer a free six inch sub to military veterans on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2012. However, Subway restaurants are franchises, so this offer may only be available in select locations. Please contact your local Subway for more information regarding Veteran’s day specials. Subway is a huge troops supporters. They even waive franchise fees for veterans wanting to open and manage a restaurant. If you are not a veteran but would like to thank Subway for their support of our troops, you can send them a thank you note here.

Free doughnut. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees & veterans on Veterans Day, Sunday November 11, 2012. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating. If you are not a veteran but would like to thank Krispy Kreme for their support of our troops, you can send them a thank you note here.

All-you-can-eat Pancakes. Participating Denny’s restaurants will be offering an all-you-can-eat pancakes meal on Monday, Nov 12, 2012. Remember to call ahead and verify that your local Denny’s is participating. If you are not a veteran but would like to thank Denny’s for their support of our troops, you can send them a thank you note here.

OTHER DISCOUNTS ON VETERANS DAY

Free night stay. The Sky Ridge Inn B&B in Torrey, Utah is offering a free night stay to a veteran and a single guest. This offer is limited by availability of rooms. Reserving ahead of time is recommended. For reservations call (435) 425-3222. If you are not a veteran but would like to thank the Sky Ridge Inn B&B for their support of our troops, you can send them a thank you note here.

Veteran’s Day weekend, Cabela’s outdoor store is offering their employee discount to all veterans, active duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel on Nov. 11 and 12. Dubbed a “Hometown Heroes” event, eligible shoppers will need to check in at a table at the store to receive a coupon for the discount. The discount varies from 5% to 50%, depending on item. Some items may be excluded. If you are not a veteran but would like to thank the Cabela’s for their support of our troops, you can send them a thank you note here.

At Home Depot and Lowe’s, a 10% military discount is available to: Active-duty military members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, honorably discharged veterans and immediate family members of all those groups are eligible. Customers requesting a discount must be able to show a valid military ID card or other proof of military service (a DD Form 214 or VFW membership may qualify). These discounts are available all year long. You can thank them for their support of our veterans by contacting Home Depot here and Lowe’s here.

FREE haircut to active-duty military & veterans at SportsClips. Offer only available at select locations on Veterans Day, Monday, November 12, 2012. Additionally, offers 20% discount on all services and products to Military and Veterans everyday. Sports Clips is currently participating in the Help-A-Hero program which provides free call time to deployed or hospitalized military personnel. Please call to verify local participation. You can send SportsClips a thank you note here.

This year Sleep Number is offering a couple of discounts. Among these are $600.00 off on all I8 or M7 beds, 30% off all bedding items, and 0% interest on 24 months financing. This is only available to military and veterans. This special is going on now through Nov. 18. Contact your local store for more details.

FREE car wash at Sonic Car Wash to Veterans on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2012.

If you know of other businesses, either nationally or locally, offering veterans special discounts or deals over Veterans Day please add them in the comments.

(6) Readers Comments

  1. CJ-

    Thank you for your service and the great list. It is very much needed and appreciated. Me and a few friends are busy adding/creating the largest list of discounts for Veterans Day. We count locations and we are up to 24,000. I should have this up to 30,000 by 11/5.

    2012 Veterans Day Discounts

  2. Thanks for the list! My husband has been in for 16 years. Too bad they don’t do meals for the spouses and the kids of vets, too!

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  4. I bet this event was successful. Can you post some pictures? Or maybe share your website. Thanks so much!

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