McLean, Va. — Military.com is showcasing Veterans Day Discounts again this year with one of the most comprehensive lists of over 100 restaurants, retailers, and travel and recreation organizations seeking to show their appreciation for service members, veterans, retirees and their families.
Veterans and military personnel should keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service, which can include a Veterans Administration Universal Access Card, Military I.D., DD-214 (discharge papers), Veterans Service Organization Card (VSO's include groups like the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion) or, in some cases, businesses will accept a picture of the veteran in uniform.
Dining and restaurant offers include leading national chains like Applebee’s which is offering a free meal from a select menu, and Chuck E. Cheese’s which is offering a free personal one topping pizza. Other great offers from restaurants include Cracker Barrel, Denny’s and Red Robin. All restaurant offerings are listed on the Military.com Veterans Day Discounts center.
Home Depot, which offers a year-round 10 percent discount to active duty and retirees, is extending that discount to all veterans on Veterans Day. Publix is offering a 10 percent discount to Veterans, military personnel, and their families on November 11th, and through November 19th , active and veteran military members will receive exclusive discounts on Sleep Number products allowing members to save up to $700 on select Sleep Number mattresses.
The World of Coca-Cola always offers free admission to veterans and military but are extending the offer and providing half price tickets to friends and family from November 2-12. Knott’s Berry Farm is also offering free admission as is the Harley-Davidson Museum.
In addition to these special offers, some businesses and organizations are also offering programs to help give back to the military and veteran community. Bed in a Box is teaming up with Soldiers’ Angels to offer a 15 percent discount on pillows. All pillows will be shipped to the Soldiers’ Angels team to be included in their holiday stocking drive. To send specific soldiers a pillow, customers can provide the appropriate military mail address for their loved ones to get a pillow in time for the holidays. And Cracker Barrel will donate 20 percent of proceeds from online and in-store purchases of Lodge cookware to Operation Homefront from October 30th to November 11th.
Those wishing to take advantage of these great offers should note that not all franchise locations participate in their national chain's Veterans Day programs –customers are encouraged to contact their nearest establishment to make sure they are willing to honor the discount at that location. Military.com also features a list Veterans Day events.