There are many ways to show our appreciation for all that our Veterans have done for us.
One special way is to reach out to Veterans with a special thank you gift. Many companies have done just that. Here is a list of special discounts and offerings for our Vets on Veterans Day. The list was compiled by the National Association for Uniformed Services. Please be sure to share this with your fellow Vets and their families.
Free dinners from a new Veterans Day menu.
Free Blooming Onion and beverage.
Free buffet dinner from 5-9 p.m.
Free six inch subs.
One free doughnut of any variety.
UNO Chicago Grill
Free entree or individual pizza with an entree or pizza purchase of equal or greater value.
Coushatta Casino Resort
The Louisiana casino and resort is offering a free seven-clans lunch or dinner buffet.
MarketPlace Grill & Express
The Northern Virginian restaurant is offering a free entree.
The mid-western supermarket chain is offering a free breakfast.
Abuelo’s Mexican Food Restaurants
All veterans and active-duty military receive a free entree.
Carolina Burgers & BBQ
In Matthews, NC is offering a free meal.
National parks, forests and monuments
Admission is free to everyone on Veterans Day.
Knott’s Berry Farm
Free park admission to U.S. armed forces personnel and a guest during Veteran’s Month, November 1-26.
Free admission Nov. 6-11 for active-duty military, guard and reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents.
San Jacinto Museum of History
Free visits to the Observation Deck, theatre, and special exhibit for veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families.
Free admission to veterans, current Armed Forces members and their family members.
Free admission and a special ceremony for veterans, active, duty and reservists.
Vicksburg National Military Park
Free admission for all.
Birmingham Museum of Art
Free admission to the ticketed event “Life and Liberty” on Nov. 10-11 for veterans and active military.
Vulcan Park and Museum
In Birmingham, Alabama is offering discounted admission through November to the park and museum.
Greenbay (WI) New Zoo
Free admission to veterans and their families.
Central Florida Zoo
Free admission to the Sanford, Florida zoo with proper ID.
Strategic Air & Space Museum
Free admission for veterans Nov. 11-14 to the Ashland, Neb. museum.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Oklahoma City offers free admission to veterans and five guests from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Veterans Day.
Natural Elements Spa & Salon
Chesapeake, Virginia, will provide free services from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to both active duty and retired military
Brides Across America
Provides free wedding gowns to qualified military brides.
Lowe’s & Home Depot
Extra 10% off to active-duty military members, National Guard and reserve members, retirees, honorably discharged veterans and immediate family members.
Over 25,000 Hugo canes will be given away to U.S. veterans in need of mobility assistance. Membership is not required, but supplies are limited, so check with your local store.
Free “Veterans Day Honor” MP3 album download. The album includes 12 songs by The Bands and Ensembles of the U.S.Armed Forces.
Cabela’s Outdoor Store
Offers their employee discount to all veterans, active-duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel Nov. 11-12. Discounts vary from 5% to 50%, depending on the item.
Members of the armed services including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserve Officer Training Corps, will receive a 20% discount Nov. 11-15 on any one transaction at Build-A-Bear Workshop.
10% discount for all veterans, active-duty military, National Guard and reserve and their immediate families.
20% off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse’s military ID.
MILITARY DISCOUNTS – All these businesses offer military discounts; all you have to do is ask.
Arby’s · A&W · Back Yard Burgers · Burger King · Captain D’s · Chick-Fil-A · Cotton Patch · Denny’s · Dunkin’ Donuts · Farmers Boy · IHOP (20 percent discount with military identification) · Java Café · KFC · Long John Silver · Pancho’s Mexican Buffet · Pizza Hut · Quizno’s · Sizzler · Sonic · Taco Bell · Whataburger
Blockbuster · Movie theaters · Ripley’s attractions and museums · Professional Sports teams
Apple Computers · AutoZone · Barnhill’s · Bass Pro Shop · Bath and Body Works · Big 10 Tires · The Buckle · Champs Sports · Copeland’s Sports · Dell · The Discovery Channel Store · Dress Barn · The Finish Line · Foot Action · Footlocker · Gadzooks · GNC · Goody’s · Great Party· Happy Harry’s ·Home Depot · Hot Topic · Jockey · Lerner ·Lowe’s · Michael’s · NAPA Auto Parts · New York & Company · Pac Sun · Payless Shoes · Play It Again Sports · Pure Beauty · Sally Beauty Supply · Spencer’s Gifts · Suncoast · Timberland Outlets · Wilson’s Leather
AT&T · California Cryobank · Geico · Jiffy Lube · Meineke · Sears Portrait Studio
Cell Phone Service Discount
All Federal employees are able to get a 15% discount on their personal cell phones by calling their carrier and mentioning the “Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 – Discount to Federal Employees Past and Present.” You will need to know the military member’s supervisor’s name, phone number, and full address, so that his/her military status can be verified. Use the following contact numbers:
Cingular – 800-319-6393
Sprint – 877-812-1223
T-Mobile – 866-646-4688
Nextel – 800-639-6111
Verizon – 800-865-1825
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SERVICE!