If you work at it, you might not have to pay for any of your meals on Veterans Day, with all the freebies being offered. Use our list to map your routes to your offers, before and after the parade.
You will also find deals in some of your favorite stores, and stores offering everything from cigars to cleaning products. You can get $ 40 off a year's membership to Amazon Prime. And why not include any travel and entertainment discounts? There is a freebie with a motor coach which can mean a bus ticket home around the holidays, if you are in the right place. And it is a discount for a new tour of the battlefields of World War II and World War II.
Veterans Day is not just about the offers, but these offers are just a way businesses and organizations show that they are grateful for the service of military and veterans. Some companies offer discounts year-round; We have included some of these as well.
The discounts come in different sizes and may have different exceptions. We maintain an ongoing list and will update it over the next few days, so check back for offers from restaurants, hotels, retailers and other businesses. If we are missing someone, send Senior Report to Karen Jowers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not see a favorite spot on the list, ask them if they offer a military discount. They can offer it, but may not have a sign in the store. Just remember that no one requires anyone to offer a discount or deal, (except military stores and ticket and tour offices.)
Please note that the free meal may be offered to you, but not to your other family members. It is entirely up to the business owner, but it helps you know it in advance, so you will be prepared to pay before you go into a business with family members.
Check out our "Before You Go" section at the bottom of this article to save yourself some headaches.
Applebee's: Get a free full-size master size from an exclusive menu at any participating venue, November 11. The menu includes one of seven choices: 6-ounce sirloin, Double Crunch shrimp, Three-cheese Chicken Penne, Classic Bacon Cheeseburger, Chic ken tender plate; Fiesta Lime Chicken; Oriental chicken salad. Military and veterans must show proof of service. Click here for more information.
Bakers Square: Get a Free Rise & Shine Meal November 11. Those qualified are active members and veterans. It is 32 places in six states. The company offers a 10 percent discount year-round.
Golden Corral: Get a free drink and buffet meal from 5 to 9 p.m. November 11th. Military and veterans are qualified.
Kolache Factory: Get a free sausage and cheese cache and a free coffee on November 11. Those eligible are military and veterans with government-issued military photo IDs.
Little Caesars: Get a free lunch combination with Hot N-Ready, with four slices of DEEP! DEEP! Dish pepperoni pizza and a 20-ounce soda, between 7 p.m. 11 and 02.00. Nov. 11, at participating restaurants. Normally the combo box costs $ 5. The qualified are active duty and veterans.
O'Charley's: Get one free meal from the Veterans Thank You Menu all day November 11, for current and retired military, by showing your military ID. There are 200 restaurants in 17 states. Restaurant participation varies by location; and in some cases, the restaurant will offer a free meal of $ 9.99 or $ 10 off any meal. The company offers a 10 percent discount year-round.
Pilot and Flying J: Get a free pilot coffee with a choice of a free PJ fresh breakfast sandwich, breakfast pizza or breakfast grill. Military personnel and veterans can visit any of the more than 650 Pilot and Flying J travel centers across the United States to redeem the offer in the Pilot Flying J app.
Scooter's Coffee: Get a free drink, any size November 11. Those qualified are military and veterans with valid identification. The Midwest-based coffee restaurant has more than 200 locations.
Sheetz: Get a free 6-inch turkey subtype and a regular-size fountain drink on Nov. 11 at one of Sheetz's 596 retail outlets. The car wash locations also provide a free car wash. Military and veterans show military ID or proof of service.
Shoney's: Get a free “All You Care to Eat, Freshly Prepared Breakfast Bar” from opening until 11am, November 11th.
Smoothie King: Get a free 20-ounce smoothie of your choice on Nov. 11 for military personnel and veterans, with military ID, veteran ID card with veteran designation. There are 26 Smoothie King locations in six states – Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada.
TCBY: Get 6 grams of frozen yogurt for free on November 11. Eligible military and veterans must present a valid military ID or other certificate of service, and the offer is good only at participating TCBY locations.
TooJays Deli: Free entree from a special menu November 11 with military and veterans with military ID or proof of service. Excludes location in Tampa.
Village Inn: Get a FREE INN Reliable Village Inn Breakfast November 11 at participating restaurants. Active duty and veterans are eligible. There are restaurants in 21 states. The company offers a 10 percent discount year-round.
Arts in the Armed Forces: Catch a free Broadway performance with a staged reading of the classic play "A Raisin in the Sun", at Nov. 11 at the American Airlines Theater in New York City. It's free for service members, veterans and up to three of their guests, and the cast will include Dylan Baker, Colman Domingo, Ezra Knight, Nyambi Nyambi and Pauletta Washington. The show starts at 1 p.m. 7 pm, with reception at 17:30. Register at www.aitaf11.eventbrite.com .
National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green, Kentucky: Free admission during November for veterans, plus immediate accompanying family members. Show proof of service at the admissions desk. Normally admission is free for active military. Otherwise $ 12 for adults, $ 10 older, $ 7 youth. Visit here for special events related to Veterans Day.
SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, or Sesame Place: One yearly free admission for military personnel and as many as three providers, as part of the long-standing Waves of Honor program. Choose from the three SeaWorld parks (Florida, Texas, California); the two Busch Gardens parks (Virginia and Florida); and Sesame Place, Pennsylvania. To qualify, you must be registered with ID.me. and show military ID at the entrance gate. To see the full list of selections and details for eligibility at all 12 SeaWorld parks and entertainment venues around the country, visit https://seaworldentertainment.com/programs/waves-of-honor/ NOTE: There are separate offers for military pensioners and veterans, also detailed on the link.
Tickets and Tours : These offices, which are part of the morale, welfare and recreation installation programs, offer a range of discounts exclusive to the military community for local and national entertainment and leisure activities, many of which can only available at these offices. Contact the local office, which can be found via the Military OneSources installation directory at the bottom of the homepage.
Vet Tix: Military and veterans can receive free tickets year-round for various family programs, concerts, sporting events and performing arts, as tickets are given to this nonprofit organization. Families can attend events for a handling fee of less than $ 20, compared to an average cost of $ 400 for a family of four, according to Vet Tix. Since its founding in 2008, Vet Tix has distributed more than 8 million tickets in all 50 states and Washington.
CheapTickets.com: Get 18% discount on your hotel when you enter your military ID through the SheerID verification process. Search for the offers here.
La Quinta of Wyndham: Get 15% off the best available rate per night through December 5. The eligible are current military, retired military, veterans and their families. You must show valid military identification upon check-in. Note: The La Quinta military discount year-round is 12 percent, so make sure you get the extra 3 percentage points. You must book by December 5 and complete your stay by December 6. Click here for more information.
Motel 6: Get a full-year discount of up to 10 percent at all 1,400 locations. To apply, select “Military” as your interest rate during the reservation process, before confirming the reservation.
Red Roof Inn: Get 10 percent off year. Deals are subject to availability on participating properties, and some hotels may have blackout dates. Use VP code VP # 606732 when ordering online or when calling 800-RED-ROOF (800-733-7663).
Sandals and Beaches Resorts: Get 10 percent discount year-round, in addition to existing offers. Military and veterans are qualified, with valid proof of military service. Visit here for more information.
Sheraton Salt Lake City: Get up to 50 percent off year-round. Come to the hotel's offer page and choose the government and military price to get the savings.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts: Get a 15-20 percent discount on the best available rate of stay now until December 5. Available at participating hotels in the US and Canada, over 17 brands such as Super8 by Wyndham. You must book by December 5 and complete your stay by December 6. Click here for more information.
Academy Sports + Outdoors offers a 10 percent discount on all purchases in stores and online through November 11 for active service. , retirees and veterans and their immediate family members. In the stores, show military identification or driver's license with the veteran's designation. When you are ready to check out, during the campaign section, there will be an additional military discount option. Click the Troop ID button. After confirmation, copy the promo code from ID.me and paste it into the promo code section of the one-time shopping cart page.
Commissioners and Exchanges: Commissioners, the military's grocery stores, have a series of campaigns in the month of November. And the military exchanges have a lot of sales going on for Veterans Day. Many of these items are offered in the online stores in the exchange, and all honestly printed veterans can shop at online exchange stores, www.mynavyexchange.com, www.shopmyexchange.com and www.shopcgx.com. The sites will confirm your credentials when you log in.
Dropps.com: Get 25% off the first order of these cleaning products, from November 8th to November 14th. Use code VETERANSDAY. Free shipping on all orders.
Off the ground: Get a 20 percent discount on cannabis retail in Southern California. You can also buy advance rolls for 1 cent. One per customer.
Holt's Cigar Company: Get 10 percent off year-round online and over the phone on cigars, accessories and other items. Click here for more information.
Home Depot: Get 10% off store purchases on Veterans Day. This is available to all veterans on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day. But those currently serving in the military, or retired or disabled veterans, and their relatives are eligible for a 10 percent discount on store purchases every day. There are certain limitations.
Kohl's: Get a 30 percent discount on purchases from November 7 to November 11. The eligible are military, veterans and their families. This is the double year-round 15 percent discount that Kohl offers on military Mondays. Show military ID, military ID or veteran ID in checkout.
Lowe's: Get a 10 percent discount year-round. To get a discount, military, retirees and veterans should sign up online for MyLowe's, Lowe's personal business card (not a credit card). Spouses and relatives up to the age of 18 also qualify, because the household discount is linked to MyLoews card. This also applies to online purchases. There are certain limitations.
Goal: Get a 10 percent discount on one purchase in stores and online now through November 11. The discount is available through a single-use coupon. Click here to confirm your eligibility and receive the coupon. Verification through SheerID.
Vineyard ranks: Get 30 percent discount from November 8 to November 11. Military and veterans are confirmed through SheerID.
Walgreens: Get a 20 percent discount on eligible regular prices from November. November 8-11. You must use a Balance Rewards card.
Amazon Prime: Get $ 40 off regular price, until November 11. That's $ 79, compared to the regular price of $ 119. Current military and veterans are eligible and can apply here. New and existing Prime members are eligible; If you are already a Prime member, the purchase will add a year to your current membership.
American Family Care: Get a free flu shot November 11. Veterans should visit here to find the nearest location.
Ancestry.com: From EST November 8 to 11:59 November 17, the company will open its US military records archive to allow people to search for free. Normally to access these records it will cost $ 99 for six months or $ 189 for 12 months. There are more than 260 million military records, with documents from every major war from the American Revolution through Vietnam. To apply, provide a family member with a first name, last name and year of birth or place. Click here from November 8.
Cove Home Security: Get a one-time $ 150 home security system, with six months of free surveillance included, starting November 11. The system is valued at up to $ 400. Qualified are military personnel, and veterans can visit here for more information.
Goodyear Auto Service and Just Tire: Free car care checks and free tire installations for active duty and retired military, with valid military ID. The qualified can schedule appointments November 8-11, and redeem the service until November 16. The car care check includes an inspection of tires, brakes, adjustment, battery, wiper blades and bumps and support bearings. With any tire purchase during this promotional period, you can receive free tire installation, at a value of at least $ 25 per tire installed. To arrange a tour, visit here or here.
Great Clips: Get free haircuts, or free haircuts to be used later November 11th. The cards can be redeemed for a free haircut from November 12 to December 31 at any Great Clips salon. The qualified are active duty and veterans. Non-veteran customers who get a haircut on Veterans Day will also receive a free haircut card that you can give to an active member or veteran. There are more than 4400 lounges throughout the United States and Canada.
Pandora: Get a 20% discount on Pandora Premium. Pandora Premium Military is $ 7.99 a month, with a 60-day free trial. For details, visit here.
PenFed Credit Union: Get a Lowe Gift Certificate when applying for a mortgage or equity line between November 8 and November 15. Those applying for a VA loan will receive a $ 1,000 gift. cards, and non-VA loans will receive $ 500. Gift certificates will be provided after your loan is closed; The loan must be completed by March 15, 2020. For more information, visit here.
Plaza College: Get free dental care throughout the month of November, at the College's Dental Hygiene Program in New York City. Dental hygiene students work under the guidance of a certified dentist. The program is available to veterans and their immediate families. Veterans can schedule an appointment by calling 718-779-1432.
Verizon: Receive a free one year membership of Amazon Prime from Verizon when you purchase a smartphone and add a new service line, through December 2 Available for active service, reservists, cadets, Gold Star- families and veterans who are customers or small business owners. The Amazon Prime freebie is worth $ 119; The phones and monthly service costs will vary, but will probably be more than $ 119.
American Forces Travel, the only official Department of Defense for discounts on travel, flights, hotels, car hire, travel packages and cruises, was launched earlier this year. Qualified includes active duty, guard, reserve, coastguard, retired military and their qualified family members. The site is connected to the Defense Registration Qualification Reporting System, or DEERS, and quickly authenticates you. You have access to more than 1.2 million properties at more than 76,000 destinations worldwide, with discounts of up to 60 percent on hotels. A help desk is available 24 hours a day.
Jefferson Lines: Get a free car trip anywhere in the Jefferson Lines network. Military and veterans can receive tickets anytime between 11:59 PM and 11 November, in person at a Jefferson Lines location, in Billings, Montana; Duluth, Minnesota; Fargo, North Dakota ,; Fort Smith, Arkansas; Mason City, Iowa; Rapid City, South Dakota; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; or St. Paul, Minnesota. Show your military ID or DD 214, and a personal ID as a driver's license. Flights include one-way and round-trip tickets with first departures between 11-27. November, and returns before or December 31. For more information, visit here.
smarTours: Get 5% off the recently launched Battlefields of WWI and WWII tour. The qualified are active duty and veterans. The 13-day tour visits battlefields across Europe during both wars. The discount can be applied to any departing Battlefields tour; There are five departures between April and October 2020. The starting price for the 13-day tour is $ 3,999, which includes airfare, first-class accommodation, ground transportation, English-speaking guides, activities fees, taxes and many meals. A five percent discount of $ 3,999 means $ 199.95 off the price. Visit here for more information.
- Check in small print and call the participating organization to make sure the offer is available at the time you plan to arrive.
- Let the host, cashier, attendant, reservation agent or other relevant employee know in advance that you want a discount or appointment.
- “Free” is not always completely free. A free meal doesn't always come with a drink, for example. Be prepared to pay for extra expenses such as taxes, (and to tip). Most restaurants require patrons to eat in if they want the deal.
- Call ahead to local businesses to make sure they are aware of and participate in national chain programs. Confirm availability and the type of ID required.
- Not all offers apply to veterans of all stripes. Make sure you are qualified and that you have the correct ID / paperwork.
- Not all discounts apply to the entire party. Make sure you are aware of whether family members or guests are covered in the discount.
- Always check with local installation tickets and tour offices before you plan to travel and visit local attractions. They work with local and national companies to offer discounts on a variety of hotels and attractions, many of which are available only through this installation office.
- It does not hurt to ask a company if they are offering a military discount before ordering or ordering from your waiter. But don't act like you expect it.