Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts

Many businesses and retailers take the opportunity to recognize Veterans with Veterans Day discounts and giveaways. Here is a list of freebies and discounts we're currently aware of, to share with the veterans in your organization.


Wednesday, November 11: Applebee's - Veterans and Active Duty Military Eat Free
Veterans will need proof of Military Service, which includes ID cards, an LES, veteran organization card, photo in uniform, wearing uniform, DD214, or citation or commendation.
There is a limited free menu. For more info:

Wednesday, November 11: Uno Chicago Grill - Free entree or individual pizza with the purchase of an entree or pizza of equal or greater value.
Veterans or active Military can either come in uniform, bring a picture of themselves in uniform, or with a Military or veteran's ID. For more info:

Monday, November 16: Golden Corral - Military Appreciation Monday Free "Thank You" Dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
No identification is required. For more info:

Amusement Parks

November 6 - 11: Colonial Williamsburg - Free Admission for Veterans
Free admission passes will be issued to active duty military, guard and reservists, retirees, veterans, and their dependent. The service member does not need to be present, and free passes will be provided to immediate family members of currently deployed troops with appropriate identification.
Veterans will need to bring a copy of honorable discharge paperwork as identification of service.
On Veterans Day, a military parade honoring America's veterans will be held at 4:30 p.m. and will begin at the Capitol.
These tickets are available only at Colonial Williamsburg on-site ticket sales windows. For more info:

November 1 - 26: Knott's Berry Farm - Veteran's Promotion, Free Admission
Free park admission for service member and a guest. Up to six additional tickets can be purchased for $15 each. Military ID or DD214 required for discount. For more info:


November 6 - 11: Lowe's - 10% discount for veterans and their immediate family members
The discount is available on in-stock and special order purchases up to $5,000. Veterans will need to present a valid military ID or other proof of service. Excluded from the discount are sales via, previous sales, and purchases of services or gift cards.

November 6 - 12: Home Depot - 10% discount for veterans and their immediate family members
The offer is valid on purchases of up to $2,000 for a maximum of $200 at The Home Depot stores, The Home Depot Design Center locations, Yardbirds, and EXPO Design Center(R) locations.

Wednesday, November 11: Dollar General - 10% discount for all veterans, active duty military, National Guard and Reserve, and their immediate families
The Dollar General Veterans Day coupon can be found in the Nov. 1 Dollar General advertising circular in stores or by asking a Dollar General sales associate for the coupon.

Please note: This is not an endorsement for any of these businesses and or their products. Hire a Hero, Hire a Vet does not benefit in any way should you or your employees choose to take advantage of them. We simply wanted to make it easier for you to help recognize the Veterans in your organiation!

Are you aware of any others? Please comment and let us know so we can keep adding to the list!


  1. Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut to all Veterans, Military personnel and their families on November 11th.

  2. Outback Steakhouse will give a free drink and free Bloomin' Onion to active duty military and veterans tomorrow.

  3. Sports Authority is offering a 15% discount for veterans today.

  4. famous daves is offering a free dinner to any veteran as well today