The most awaited Veterans Day is moving closer.
11th November is such a day when we all want to salute our heroes.
This day many national restaurant chains, including local restaurants, show their honor by offering free meals or some special discounts to veterans and active-duty military members. Other merchants also offer discounts to salute our heroes.
Here are some details on special offers/deals available for the veterans.
How you can take advantage of the deals, discounts, and offers
1 Verify before heading out
Give a call to the restaurant to confirm whether or not it’s participating in the event. Also, don’t forget to verify the place and the time.
All bars and restaurants have their policies. So, it is better to check and verify the deals before heading out for the meals and discounts.
2 Be ready to produce a document
You may be asked to provide documents of your service.
Such documents include:
- Military ID Card (active/reserve/retired)
- Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)
- VA ID Card
- Drivers License with Veterans Designation
- Veterans Organization Card (e.g. American Legion and VFW)
- Photograph in uniform (You can wear your uniform if it’s permitted in your service)
- Discharge paperwork
You can also produce any other valid form of identification.
However, some restaurants follow the honor system, and you won’t have to produce any document.
Exclusive retail offering on Veterans Day 2017
There are bunches of offers available on the Veterans Day. You can get free service and discounts on hotels, haircut, car wash, and many others.
|Merchant (In Store)||Discount / Offer||Available to|
|Grace for Vets (A Non-profit organization)||Free Car Wash||Veterans, Service members|
|Bed Bath & Beyond||20% Off entire in-store purchase between Nov 10-13||US military, Veterans|
|Sport Clips, Great Clips||Free haircut in participating locations||Veterans, Active duty service members|
|Rack Room Shoes||10% Off on entire purchase||Military personnel and their dependants|
|Sleep Number||Save up to $700 on select Sleep Number mattresses till Nov 19||Active military members, Veterans|
|Lowe’s||10% Discount||US military customers|
|Home Depot||10% discount to all veterans, 10% discount year round for active duty and retirees||Veterans, Active duty members, Retirees|
|Dollar.com||Discounts in car rentals, Fee waivers, Membership rewards||Veterans, Active duty members, National Guard and Reserve and their families with Veterans Advantage Cards holders|
|Southwest Airlines||Special military fare, but not available online||Valid ID and call at 1-800-I-FLY-SWA|
|Starwood Hotels||Special online rates - Tickets available at discount prices at select locations||Active or Retired military members and their families|
Deals on various events on this Veterans Day, 2017
|Merchant / Location||Discount / Offer||Date and Time||Available to|
|New York City||America’s Parade||Nov 11||Anyone can participate and salute the military members|
|Birmingham Zoo||Free admission||Nov 11 & 12||Active duty, Retired military personnel|
|Aerospace Museum of California||Free admission to all guests||-||-|
|SeaWorld||Discount on SeaWorld and Aquatica Fun Cards (Card expires on Dec 31, 2017)||Nov 11||Qualified service members, Veterans|
|Golden Era Golf Course||Veterans golf for free||Nov 11||Veterans|
|Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin||Free Entry||Nov 10-12, 10 am - 6 pm||Active military, Veterans and their families|
You will also be delighted to know that the US National Parks are offering 10 days of free admission in 2017, including the Veterans Day weekend.
What restaurants are offering on and around 11th November 2017
|Name of Restaurant||Offer/Menu||Date and Time||Available To||Military I.D.|
|Applebee’s||Free meal from a limited menu||Nov 11||Active duty military, Veterans||Proof of Service Required|
|Black Angus Steakhouse||Free top Sirloin steak dinner, with mashed potatoes, broccoli with garlic butter and a non-alcoholic beverage||Nov 11 (Open - 3 pm)||Active duty personnel, Veterans||Required|
|Bob Evans||Free select menu items||Nov 11||Active duty military, Veterans||Required|
|Friendly’s||Free dine-in breakfast, lunch or dinner from select menus||Nov 11||Active Duty Military, Veterans||Proof of service required - Valid military ID or honorable discharge card|
|Golden Corral||Free sit-in “thank you” dinner||Nov 13 (5-9 pm)||Retirees, Military veterans, Active duty members||Required|
|IHOP||Free red, white, and blue pancakes||Nov 10||Active Duty Military, Veterans||Required|
|Chipotle||Buy one get one free (BOGO) burrito, bowl, salad or taco||Nov 7 (5 pm - close)||-||Active duty, national guard, Retired military, Military spouses with ID, Veterans|
|O’Charley’s||Free $9.99 entree at any location. Additional 10% discount throughout the year||Nov 11||Active duty service members, Veterans||Required|
|Spaghetti Warehouse||“Buy 1 entree, get one free” coupon available on Spaghetti Warehouse website||Nov 10-12||Encouraging guests to bring one veteran to lunch or dinner||Not mentioned|
|California Pizza Kitchen||Select a free entree from a special Veterans Day menu including salads, pizza and pasta||Nov 11||Veterans, Active duty military personnel||Visit in uniform or carry military ID or other proof of service|
Lastly, celebrate the most honorable day of your life and have fun with your family.
Many websites give updates about upcoming events on Veterans Day.
Go online to get the latest update on deals and discounts.