Where to Get Veterans Day Discounts
Veterans Day is always a very special day in our house, even when I was young and not yet married to a military man. Attending the Veterans Day parade in our small town was the highlight of our day. Now that I’m married to a military man, it’s no different. I am thankful for so many wonderful companies that go out of their way to make that day special for those that serve, and their families.
To save you the trouble of hunting down all the discounts, here’s a rundown of some, including specific states that stood out. You can search for more discounts in your area code at the Military and Veteran’s Discount Center’s website.
I hope those of you who have your loved one home with you this Veterans Day enjoys that wonderful time together, while we keep in our thoughts and prayers those who cannot celebrate this day of honor and remembrance.
Colonial Williamsburg — All military (not including dependents) Nov. 9 – 12 free admission
Jamestowne — Free admission (including dependents) Nov. 11 – 13
Mount Vernon — Free admission for military and dependents. Visit this website for more info on tickets.
JoAnn’s — 20 percent off total purchase
Build-a-Bear — 20 percent off
Aeropostale — 20 percent daily discount
Foot Locker — 20 percent off discount
Cabela’s — On Veterans Day military receive employee pricing (10 percent off daily)
SeaWorld — Orlando, Florida; San Diego, California; or San Antonio and Busch Gardens — Virginia and Tampa, Florida — free admission to active duty and up to three dependents (including active Guard and Reservists) — does not include traditional Guard and Reservists and retired
National Parks Service — Over 100 parks are offering free admission — website.
Applebee’s — Free meal from the Signature Menu (10 percent discount daily)
Arby’s — Free roast beef sandwich
BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse — Free lunch or free one-topping pizza at dinner
California Pizza Kitchen — Free meal and non-alcoholic drink
Chili’s — Free meal (10 percent off in uniform daily)
Denny’s — Free all you care to eat pancakes on Veterans Day (10 – 20 percent discount daily)
Golden Corral — Free Meal (10 – 20 percent discount daily)
Hooters — 10 free wings (10 percent discount daily)
Krispy Kreme — Free doughnut
Shoney’s — Free lunch or dinner
TGIFriday’s — Free lunch
Massage Envy — Free massage ($60 off yearly membership every day)
McCormick and Schmick’s — Free meal for all military
Mimi’s Cafe — Free lunch or dinner
Olive Garden – Free meal
Outback Steakhouse – Free Bloomin’ Onion and non-alcoholic drink
Red Robin — Free cheeseburger on Veterans Day (10 percent daily discount)
Hoover Historical Center — Free admission to all (including dependents)
Pro Football Hall of Fame — Free admission to all military personnel
Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach — Free admission for military personnel
California Military Museum, Sacramento — Free admission
Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park — Free admission to all military (not including dependents)
San Diego Zoo — Free one-day pass
San Diego Seal Tours — Free one-day pass
About the blogger:
Angela Caban is an Army National Guard spouse, freelance writer, published author and branding expert. Her husband was one of the many soldiers impacted by the unprecedented activation of the National Guard in 2008. In 2010, she founded the Homefront United Network, a military spouse and family support blog created to assist spouses who do not live near an installation, but also focusing on bridging the gap between National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty spouses. She is also co-founder of SpouseTalks. As a branding and digital influencer, she has created content for A&E, Lifetime Network and PBS. Currently she serves as a Community Manager for USAA, writing about her experiences in deployment and military life. She has an extensive background in human resources and communications, with her bachelor’s in business administration and a master’s in human resources. Angela resides in the beautiful Garden State of New Jersey with her husband and two children.