Every year the list seems to grow of more and more businesses offering free or discounted stuff to honor those who have served our nation. This year is no exception and I am offering a long list here for you to take advantage of. If you are not a veteran, please spread the word to someone who is.
First up is free admission to all National Parks. It might be a little chilly to enjoy that depending on where you live, but the weather is just fine here in Hawaii. sorry to rub that one in! Here is an article from the LA Times detailing the National Park freebie. The pass is good all weekend, not just Veterans Day.
I have to give special thanks to my Chaplain, LTC Nicholas Camacho for providing the list below. My longest post ever!
VETERANS DAY DISCOUNTS 2012
FREE MEALS ON VETERANS DAY
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.
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
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.
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.
In recognition of Service, ALL Veterans and Active Duty personnel are invited to EAT
FREE this Veterans Day, Monday, November 12, 2012. 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.
Valid only at: 3555 S. 2700 W., West Valley City.
130 W. 10600 S., Sandy.
4029 S. Riverdale Rd., Riverdale
**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.
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.
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
Subway will donate to the Wounded Warrior Project. Details here. Goal is to raise $111,112 for this worthy charity.
KRISPY KREME 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.
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.
OTHER DISCOUNTS ON VETERANS DAY
SKYRIDGE INN Bed & Breakfast
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.
CABELA’S OUTDOOR STORE
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.
HOME DEPOT and LOWES MILITARY DISCOUNT
The 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).
FREE haircut to active-duty military & veterans.
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.
SLEEP NUMBER STORES
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.
SONIC CAR WASH
FREE car wash to Veterans on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2012.
VETERANS DAY DISCOUNTS
|**The following companies offer discounts, but you may find that NOT all locations participate: Restaurants Arby’s
Chevy’s Fresh Mex
Long John Silver’s
Cruise lines (most)
Marriott HotelsWyndham Hotels and Resorts
|Car CareAutoZoneChecker Auto Parts
Kragen Auto Parts
NAPA Auto Parts
Super Sonic Car Wash
Cell Phone Service Discounts
Clothing and Shoes
The Children’s Place
The Finish Line
Foot Action (15%)
Foot Locker (20%)
Jos. A. Bank
New York & Company
Timberland Outlets (active duty only)