Looking for Veterans Day deals? We’ve got ’em!

It always feels nice to be celebrated, so if you’re looking for a little appreciation for your service member this Veterans Day, take advantage of some discounts at restaurants and in stores.

We, and some of our pals, have done the hard work of hunting them down so you don’t have to! Be sure to bring your military ID to partake in the discount. Be advised that some of the deals are for service members only, so ask if you aren’t sure!

Stores

Target: Veterans can receive 10 percent off both in-store and online by applying for a coupon from now until Nov. 12. You can fill out your application and check the list of exclusions here. Our friends over at SpouseBUZZ recommend using the service member’s information as the application requests documents that may not have the spouse’s name on them. Some examples of acceptable documents include: DD214, Veterans Affairs Card, awards, certificates, a letter or document from the Department of Veterans Affairs, a certificate of retirement, current orders, an official letter from a commanding officer, or an LES.

AAFES: Your local Army and Air Force Exchange Service will of course be in on the Veterans Day savings, saluting the military community by offering a number of discounts both in-store and online until Nov. 15:

  • 25 percent off men’s and ladies’ Nike and Under Armour apparel (only Nov. 12)
  • Up to 33 percent off Columbia outerwear vests
  • $200 off Apple MacBook Pro and discounts on other Apple products
  • 65-inch, name-brand 4K Smart TVs for less than $600
  • Name-brand notebook computers for less than $150
  • Up to 33 percent off smart home products like security cameras, doorbell cameras, thermostats and carbon monoxide detectors

Log on to your Exchange website to discover other deals and coupons, as well as savings if using your MILITARY STAR card.

These discounts extend to other AAFES options:

  • Free gourmet fries at Charleys Philly Steaks with the purchase of any philly and drink on Nov. 9 only
  • Free Redbox movie rental for CONUS veterans with the coupon found in the Exchange sales flyer on Nov. 12
  • Free coffee at Express locations
  • A free taco with any purchase from Taco Bell and Taco John on Nov. 12
  • An eight-piece mixed chicken plate for $5.99 at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen on Nov. 14

Bed, Bath, & Beyond: Receive 25 percent off your entire purchase in-store. Customers are required to present a military ID, VFW membership card, Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card ID, Veterans Affairs ID, American Legion Membership card, or a DD214.

buybuyBABY: Receive 25 percent off your entire purchase in-store. Customers are required to present a military ID, VFW membership card, Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card ID, Veterans Affairs ID, American Legion Membership card, or a DD214.

Christmas Tree Shops: Receive 25 percent off your entire purchase in-store. Customers are required to present a military ID, VFW membership card, Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card ID, Veterans Affairs ID, American Legion Membership card, or a DD214.

Harmon: Receive 25 percent off your entire purchase in-store. Customers are required to present a military ID, VFW membership card, Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card ID, Veterans Affairs ID, American Legion Membership card, or a DD214.

Cost Plus World Market: Receive 25 percent off your entire purchase in-store. Customers are required to present a military ID, VFW membership card, Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card ID, Veterans Affairs ID, American Legion Membership card, or a DD214.

Publix: Veterans, active military personnel, and family members will receive a 10 percent discount on groceries on Nov. 11. In-store only.

Tractor Supply Co.: On Nov. 11, customers with a valid military ID or proof of service and their dependents will receive 15 percent off their entire purchase.

Walgreens: From Nov. 9-11, customers with a Walgreens Balance Rewards card and valid military ID or proof of service will receive 20 percent off regular price eligible store items at any Walgreens or Duane Reade drugstore nationwide. This discount applies to veterans, active military, and their family members.

Restaurants

Fatz Southern Kitchen: From November 1-30, all service members, past and present will receive 25 percent off their entrees. On Nov. 12, veterans will receive a free World Famous Calabash Chicken Basket, which includes chicken tenders served with steak fries at all locations from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Any guests visiting the restaurant on Nov. 12 will be entered to win a free Thanksgiving turkey or ham feast worth $100.

JJ’s Red Hots: Veterans receive an unlimited meal of hot dogs, sausages, sides, and non-alcoholic drinks on Nov. 12.

Shoney’s: From 6-11 a.m., veterans receive a free All-You-Care-To-Eat breakfast bar on Nov. 12.

On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina: On Nov. 11, On the Border will serve a free Choose-2 Combo Meal to veterans with a valid military ID or proof of service. The meal can include empanadas, enchiladas, soup or salad, tacos, and more. Each combo is accompanied with sides of Mexican rice and refried beans or black beans, plus endless complimentary tortilla chips and salsa. Delicioso!

Chain restaurants around the country will likely be offering their own Veterans Day special. Call ahead or visit your preferred location’s website to find out more. You can also hop over to Operation We Are Here to peruse their intimidating list of eateries.

Hotels

Hyatt Hotels: The hotel chain is offering a special ongoing discount for individuals who have served or are currently serving in any official government-sponsored branch of the U.S. military and their immediate family members. Those parties can receive 10 to 15 percent off their stay at any participating Hyatt-branded hotel within the U.S. by using the code MILVET*.

Red Roof: The hotel chain is offering a “Home for the Holidays” discount from now until Dec. 31. All current and past military personnel will receive 20 percent off the best available rate for stays between Nov. 1, 2018 and Feb. 28, 2019. Use the code VP#623095

Other discounts

For an amazing list of discounts, visit our friends over at Operation We Are Here. You’ll find some cool freebies like free haircuts, free oil changes, and free transit rides as well as free entry to museums and parks around the United States. You’ll also find a massive list of every restaurant discount you can think of!

 

Wherever you’re headed to partake in the Veterans Day appreciation, be sure to pass your appreciation on to the staff and employees at the location you visit. They will likely be very busy over the course of the day, and a polite “thank you” from you can go a long way. And remember to tip your servers. Happy Veterans Day!

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About Sarah Peachey

Sarah Peachey is a journalist from southern Pennsylvania currently living in Europe. Previous adventures sent her to the Mid-Atlantic, Deep South and Southwest. She lives with her husband, three children and one very spoiled Dachshund. She began a career in journalism with The Fort Polk Guardian, an Army installation newspaper, winning three state awards for her work. She has written for The Homefront United Network and consults for MilitaryOneClick. She is the writer behind #MilitaryVotesMatter, the sister site of MilitaryOneClick that was launched to keep service members and their families informed of their impact on the election and what the candidates would do for the military and those who serve it. When not writing for military support sites, she writes about parenting, travel, books and politics on her personal blog, Peachey Keen. She has a passion for politics and fiery debate. She considers herself a bookworm, pianist, wine enthusiast and crossword addict.

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