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 avail 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 location and 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 2016
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||Military I.D.|
|Grace for Vets (A Non-profit organization)||Free Car Wash||Active Duty, Retiree, Veterans||Required|
|Meineke||Complimentary Basic Oil Change|
|Sport Clips, Great Clips||Free Haircut|
|Rack Room Shoes||Military Discount - 10% Off Entire Purchase|
|Sleep Number||$500 - $700 on Mattresses - Extra $100 Off on Any Mattress|
|Lowe’s||10% Discount||Active Duty, Retiree, Veterans, Dependent|
|Home Depot||10% Discount|
Deals on various events on this Veterans Day
|Merchant / Location||Discount / Offer||Date and Time||Available to||Military I.D.|
|New York City||America’s Parade||Nov 11||Anyone can participate and salute the military members|
|Killington Resort, Vermont||Free Skiing||Active Duty, Retiree, Veterans||Required|
|Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Columbia, South Carolina||Free Admission (9 am - 5 pm)||Active Duty, Retiree, Veterans|
|SeaWorld||30% Off on Single Day Admission||Active Duty, Retiree, Veterans, Reserve / National Guard, Dependent|
|About 100 National Parks||Free Entry||Active Duty Military, Veterans|
|Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin||Free Entry||Nov 11-16||Active Duty, Retiree, Veterans, Dependent|
What restaurants are offering on 11th November 2016
|Name of Restaurant||Offer/Menu||Date and Time||Available To||Military I.D.|
|Applebee’s||Free Meal||Nov 11||Active Duty Military, Veterans||Proof of Service Required|
|Black Angus Steakhouse||Free Top Sirloin Steak Dinner, with home-style mashed potatoes, fresh broccoli with garlic butter and sweet molasses bread||Nov 11||Active Duty Military, Veterans||Required|
|Bob Evans||10% discount for both dine-in and carryout meals||Nov 12 - Dec 31||Active Duty Military, Veterans||Required|
|Friendly’s||Free Big-Two-Do® breakfast (choice of two slices of French toast, 2 buttermilk pancakes or 2 slices of toast; 2 strips of crispy bacon or 2 sausage links and 2 made-to-order farm fresh eggs), or All American Burger (fries and beverage ) during lunch or dinner.
Dine-in only; Limited to one per person; Only at Participating Locations
|Nov 11 (5 pm - 9 pm)||Active Duty Military, Veterans||Proof of Service Required|
|Golden Corral||Free Military Appreciation Dinner||Nov 11||Veteran, Retired, Currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserve||Required|
|IHOP||Free Red, White, and Blue pancakes; Only at Participating Locations||Nov 11 (7 am - 9 pm)||Active Duty Military, Veterans||Required|
|McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants||Free Lunch or Dinner:Veterans can choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée from a special menu||Nov 6||Active Duty Military, Veterans||Required; No ID needed for Gold Star Family members (parents or spouse)|
|O’Charley’s||Free Meal||Nov 11||Active Duty Military, Veterans||Required|
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.