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Veterans Day Perks

Discussion in 'Military' started by Battle Pope, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. Nov 1, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    VETERAN'S DAY OFFERS AND ANYTIME VETERAN FEEBIES

    Some of you are fellow veterans and all know a Vet, there are some great deals here.

    The following are for your information; please share with any active duty military or veterans that you know.

    Restaurant Freebies

    Applebee's Restaurant - Free dinners to veterans throughout Veterans Day November 11th; selections will be from a new Veterans Day menu.

    Outback Steakhouse - Free Blooming Onion and beverage.

    Golden Corral- Free buffet dinner from 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 16 to anyone who has ever served in the U.S. military Staff.

    In celebration of Veterans Day 11 Nov 2010, Subway is showing its thanks with free six inch subs to all Veterans or Active Duty members.

    On Nov. 7, McCormick & Schmick's restaurants will offer a free entree to military veterans for its 12th annual Veteran's Appreciation Event. Menu picks include such seafood items as parmesan crusted tilapia, roasted cedar plank salmon and almond crusted rainbow trout. "Our Veterans Appreciation Event has become a tradition that our restaurants look forward to each year," said Bill Freeman, CEO of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, in a statement. For more information: www.mccormickandschmicks.com.

    Krispy Kreme - One free doughnut of any variety.


    UNO Chicago Grill - Free entree or individual pizza with an entree or pizza purchase of equal or greater value.

    Coushatta Casino Resort - The Louisiana casino and resort is offering a free seven-clans lunch or dinner buffet to veterans or active military.

    MarketPlace Grill & Express - Veterans and active-duty military receive free entrees.

    Masala Wok - The Northern Virginian restaurant is offering a free entree to veterans.

    Hy-Vee supermarkets - The mid-western supermarket chain is offering a free breakfast to veterans.

    Abuelo's Mexican Food Restaurants - All veterans and active-duty military receive a free entree.

    Carolina Burgers & BBQ - In Matthews, NC is offering a free meal to all service members and veterans.


    Retail Freebies


    Brides Across America - Provides free wedding gowns to qualified military brides.

    Lowe's & Home Depot - Extra 10% off to active-duty military members, National Guard and reserve members, retirees, honorably discharged veterans and immediate family members.

    Sam's Club - Over 25,000 Hugo canes will be given away to U.S. veterans in need of mobility assistance. Membership is not required, but supplies are limited, so check with your local store.

    Amazon.com <http://amazon.com/> - Free "Veterans Day Honor" MP3 album download. The album includes 12 songs by The Bands and Ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces.

    Cabela's Outdoor Store - Offers their employee discount to all veterans, active-duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel Nov. 11-12. Discounts vary from 5% to 50%, depending on the item.

    Build-a-Bear Workshop - Members of the armed services including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserve Officer Training Corps, will receive a 20% discount Nov. 11-15 on any one transaction at Build-A-Bear Workshop.

    Dollar General - 10% discount for all veterans, active-duty military, National Guard and reserve and their immediate families.

    Fashion Bug - 20% off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse's military ID.

    Entertainment Freebies

    National parks, forests and monuments - Admission is free to everyone on Veterans Day.

    Knott's Berry Farm - Free park admission to U.S. armed forces personnel and a guest during Veteran's Month, November 1-26.

    Colonial Williamsburg - Free admission Nov. 6-11 for active-duty military, guard and reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents.


    San Jacinto Museum of History - Free visits to the Observation Deck, theatre, and special exhibit for veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families.

    Historic Jamestown - Free admission to veterans, current Armed Forces members and their family members.

    Battleship Cove - Free admission and a special ceremony for veterans, active, duty and reservists.

    Vicksburg National Military Park - Free admission for all.

    Birmingham Museum of Art - Free admission to the ticketed event "Life and Liberty" on Nov. 10-11 for veterans and active military.

    Vulcan Park and Museum- In Birmingham, Alabama is offering discounted admission through November to the park and museum.

    Greenbay (WI) New Zoo - Free admission to veterans and their families.

    Central Florida Zoo - Free admission to the Sanford, Florida zoo with proper ID.

    Strategic Air & Space Museum- Free admission for veterans Nov. 11-14 to the Ashland, Neb. museum.

    National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - in Oklahoma City offers free admission to veterans and five guests from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Veterans Day.

    Natural Elements Spa & Salon - In Chesapeake, Virginia, will provide free services from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to both active duty and retired military

    Anytime Offers

    All these businesses offer military discounts; all you have to do is ask:

    Restaurants


    • Arby's • A&W • Back Yard Burgers • Burger King • Captain D's • Chick-Fil-A • Cotton Patch
    • Denny's • Dunkin' Donuts • Farmers Boy • IHOP (20 percent discount with military identification)
    • Java Café • KFC • Long John Silver • Pancho's Mexican Buffet • Pizza Hut • Quizno's • Sizzler
    • Sonic • Taco Bell • Whataburger


    Services

    • AT&T • California Cryobank • Geico • Jiffy Lube • Meineke • Sears Portrait Studio

    Travel and Leisure

    • Blockbuster • Movie theaters • Ripley's attractions and museums • Professional Sports teams

    Products

    • Apple Computers • AutoZone • Barnhill's • Bass Pro Shop • Bath and Body Works
    • Big 10 Tires • The Buckle • Champs Sports • Copeland's Sports • Dell
    • The Discovery Channel Store • Dress Barn • The Finish Line • Foot Action • Footlocker
    • Gadzooks • GNC • Goody's • Great Party• Happy Harry's •Home Depot • Hot Topic
    • Jockey • Lerner •Lowe’s • Michael's • NAPA Auto Parts • New York & Company • Pac Sun
    • Payless Shoes • Play It Again Sports • Pure Beauty • Sally Beauty Supply • Spencer's Gifts
    • Suncoast • Timberland Outlets • Wilson's Leather

    Cell Phone Service Discount

    All Federal employees are able to get a 15% discount on their personal cell phones by calling their carrier and mentioning the "Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 - Discount to Federal Employees Past and Present." You will need to know the military member's supervisor's name, phone number, and full address, so that his/her military status can be verified. Use the following contact numbers:

    • Cingular - 800-319-6393 800-319-6393

    • Sprint - 877-812-1223 877-812-1223

    • T-Mobile - 866-646-4688 866-646-4688

    • Nextel - 800-639-6111 800-639-6111

    • Verizon - 800-865-1825 800-865-1825
     
  2. Nov 1, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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  3. Nov 2, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    Great post on Veterans Day bennies ... thanks ... :D

    PS .. Maybe I missed it, but don't forget Lowes & Home Depot everyday discounts of 10% with ID.
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  4. Nov 5, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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  5. Nov 5, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    Thanks for posting the list!
     
  6. Nov 6, 2010 at 4:57 AM
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    2010 - 2011 Military Ticket Discount

    4 day Magic Your Way tickets with Park Hopper option = $138 each (plus tax)
    4 day Magic Your Way tickets with Water Parks Fun and More option = $138 each (plus tax)
    4 day Magic Your Way tickets with Park Hopper and Water Parks Fun and More options = $165 each (plus tax)
    Terms and Conditions
    These tickets must be purchased by 09/28/11 and must be used by 10/01/11.

    Eligible member or spouse (but not both) may purchase up to 6 tickets, provided one is used by the purchasing member/spouse.

    Tickets are available to active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses.

    Both a military member and a spouse are not eligible to purchase the allotted number of tickets.

    Blackout dates:

    All parks: 12/27/10 - 12/31/10, 04/17/11 - 04/23/11
    Magic Kingdom only: 07/04/11
    Magic Your Way Stars and Stripes Pass

    Active Military personnel with proper ID (includes active U.S. Coast Guard and activated members of the National Guard or Reservists) are eligible to receive Disney Ticket discounts. Military personnel can also purchase Disney tickets for up to 5 members of their family. Guests in the Military can purchase these tickets at "Shades of Green." YOU MUST PRESENT VALID ID IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THESE PASSES. Your Military discounted passes can be picked up at the Made in the Shade store located at Shades of Green.

    The Magic Your Way Stars and Stripes Tickets are offered for Shades of Green guests or guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort.

    The Magic Your Way Stars and Stripes Ticket includes admission for the specified days to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Disney Quest and Wide World of Sports.

    The current prices for these passes that include Military discounts can be found here: Magic Your Way Stars and Stripes Pass.

    For Military personnel who are staying offsite, discounted tickets are sold at Military bases. You can also get specially priced tickets via - Mail Order: Retired, Active, Reservists, National Guard and DoD Personnel can order discount tickets via mail order by calling the Commander, Navy Region Southwest 619-767-6000 or Air Force Central Ticket Program at 210-652-2855.

    Hero Salute by Anheuser-Busch

    Eligibility

    Any active duty, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman is entitled to free admission under the Here's to the Heroes program. He or she need only register, either by clicking here and submitting his or her information or in the entrance plaza of participating parks, and show a Department of Defense photo ID. As many as three direct dependents of military personnel also are entitled to free admission. Dependents may take advantage of the offer without their service member, though an adult must accompany minor dependents, and dependent ages 10 and over must present valid dependent I.D.

    Busch Gardens Williamsburg, SeaWorld San Antonio and Sesame Place are seasonal operations that will remain closed until spring 2010. Military personnel interested in visiting those parks should check operating schedules. Click here for Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Click here for SeaWorld San Antonio. Click here for Sesame Place. The remaining parks, SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and SeaWorld San Diego are open year round.
    Valid for one complimentary single-day admission per person, per year, during the regular operating schedules at one of the following: SeaWorld Orlando, San Diego, or San Antonio, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay or Williamsburg, Sesame Place, Water Country USA, Adventure Island. Not valid at Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Christmas Town at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va. is not included as part of this program.
     
  8. Nov 6, 2010 at 6:20 AM
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    also is the hd & lowes an extra 10% off on Veterans Day or the same 10%?
    Thanks to all that posted.
     
  9. Nov 6, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    thanks for the name drop and thanks too all the other active, reserve, vet, and past soldiers!
     
  10. Nov 7, 2010 at 5:49 AM
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    I use the retail discounts quite often but when it comes to the free meals at the restaurants, I just can't do it. I'll take a discount but I won't show up at a restaurant just for a free meal.

    I appreciate their offer and I know it's just me but it makes me feel like I'm begging for food.
     
  11. Nov 7, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    Our local-ish Home Depot doesn't normally provide the military discount. O'Fallon Illinois off of Illinois HWY 50, which is the store closest to Scott AFB.
     
  12. Nov 7, 2010 at 4:08 PM
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    ... ^^^ ... that really surprises me ... as I have always gotten the 10% off at every Lowes & HD in the Atlanta area ... :eek:
    ..... Home Depot's headquarters is in Atlanta too.

    The max sale is $2,500.00 with $250.00 (10%) off .... then (over $2.500.00) you have to do a "contractor bid" which is 10% off or better (depending on the items).



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  13. Nov 7, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    Awesome list! Thanks for posting, a lot of Vets don't know what's available.
     
  14. Nov 8, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    Thanks for posting the list!

    Unfortunately I have found that many of the businesses on the list where I live do NOT offer the discounts. Since I am in a small Army town in southern Arizona they say they would have to offer the discount to pretty much everybody, so they don't do it. It's kind of sad.
     
  15. Nov 9, 2010 at 6:31 AM
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    ^ yeah, they only want to show their appreciation to vets if it doesn't cost them too much money. that's some BS
     
  16. Nov 11, 2010 at 9:43 AM
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    I wasn't too sure about doing the free meal thing but last night the two other Vets in my class asked if I wanted to go by Applebees. I agreed and I'm glad I did.

    Applebees made us feel very welcome and at no time did I feel like I was free loading. Not only did we get a steak dinner but two girls in Coors shirts asked if we wanted a Coors Light t-shirt and a beer. The shirt was nice and the beer was cold.

    I'd just like to thank Applebees and Coors Light for a very enjoyable evening.
     
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