Something for the Veterans
On Veteran's Day, November 11th, many of our nations businesses recognize the benefits that have been provided by the men and women who have served our country in times of peace and in times of war.
Here is a list of businesses that offer "specials" for veterans on November 11th and included are several that honor vets all year long:
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
Masala Wok - The Northern Virginian restaurant is offering a free entree
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.
Brides Across America - Provides free wedding gowns to qualified
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 - 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
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.
National parks, forests and monuments - Admission is free to everyone on
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
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
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 DISCOUNTS UPDATE 02: All these businesses offer military
discounts; all you have to do is ask:
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 Cafe, KFC, Long John
Silver, Pancho's Mexican Buffet, Pizza Hut, Quizno's, Sizzler, Sonic,
Taco Bell, Whataburger
AT&T, California Cryobank, Geico, Jiffy Lube, Meineke, Sears Portrait
Travel and Leisure
Blockbuster Movie theaters, Ripley's attractions and museums,
Professional Sports teams
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, Lowes, 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
* Cingular - 800-319-6393
* Sprint - 877-812-1223
* T-Mobile - 866-646-4688
* Nextel - 800-639-6111
* Verizon - 800-865-1825
Say "Thanks" to a vet today.