Veterans Day Discounts are great way for businesses to say thank you. Each year, Military.com publishes a list of these Veterans Day discounts and deals on goods, services, and dining.
Here is an example of a few 2013 Veterans Day Discounts:
Applebees - Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu, on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.
California Pizza Kitchen – Veterans and active military receive a free pizza on Monday, Nov. 11.
Chili's – Veterans and active duty can get a free entrée all day from a special limited menu on Monday, Nov. 11.
Golden Corral – Golden Corral is offering a free dinner on Monday Nov. 11, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.
Hooters –Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal on Monday, Nov. 11.
Home Depot – Home Depot offers a 10% discount to all veterans during Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day. Home Depot offers the 10% discount year round to for active duty and retirees.
National Parks - On Veterans Day weekend (Nov. 9-11) veterans will have access to over 100 National Parks that require entrance fees for free.
Keep in mind that most businesses require you to provide proof of military service if you wish to take advantage of Veterans Day Discounts. Any of the following are normally accepted: a VA Universal Access Card, Military I.D., DD-214 (Discharge Papers), Veterans Service Organization Card (VSO's include groups like the VFW, DAV, AmVets, MOAA, FRA, and the American Legion), or in some cases businesses will accept a picture of the veteran in uniform.
Note: Not all franchise locations participate in their national chain's Veterans Day Discount programs -- be sure contact your nearest establishment to make sure they are participating.
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