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This may be of some interest, and I haven't touched on the 'Free Food' stuff - though I think it's covered if you click on it.

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The following is a list of Veterans Day discounts offered by retailers for 2017.


All of the discounts have been confirmed, either through press release or direct communication with the company. Check out all the other discounts being offered this Veterans Day.

Keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service, which can include a VA Universal Access Card, Military ID, DD-214 (Discharge Papers), Veterans Service Organization Card (VSO's include groups like the VFW, DAV, AmVets, MOAA, FRA, and the American Legion), a state-issued ID that shows veteran status or in some cases businesses will accept a picture of the veteran in uniform.


Not all franchise locations participate in their national chain's Veterans Day programs -- be sure contact your nearest establishment to make sure they are participating.

2017 Veterans Day Retailer Offerings:


American Family Care -- Military veterans get a free flu shot on November 11.


Army & Air Force Exchange Service -- From November 10 to 16, all authorized Exchange shoppers can enjoy military-exclusive savings on electronics, apparel, appliances and more. Shoppers can also enjoy special deals at Exchange restaurants and Express locations.

Brides Across America – Brides Across America holds a wedding gown giveaway for military in partnership with bridal salons across the country in November. Qualifying brides register to attend the event at a participating bridal salon by completing the registration form and paying a $40 fee. Attend the event and select one of the designated gowns on display.
Visit the Brides Across America website for more details.


Dollar General -- Veterans, active military and their immediate family members get an 11% discount on qualifying purchases both in stores and online on November 11.


Enterprise Car Sales-- Active duty military members, veterans and their dependents get a Firestone Prepaid Maintenance Package with any used vehicle purchase during the month of November.

*NEW* Firestone Complete Auto Care -- Between November 10 through 13, veterans and active duty personnel receive an additional 15% off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.


Goodwill -- On November 11, Goodwill offers 50% off all donated apparel with military ID.


Grace for Vets -- Car washes from around the world who join this program offer free car washes to veterans and service members on November 11.


Great Clips – On November 11, customers who come in for a service can get a free haircut card to give to their favorite veteran. Veterans can also receive a free haircut or get the free haircut card. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.


Home Depot -- Home Depot offers a 10% discount to all veterans on November 11. Home Depot offers the 10% discount year round to for active duty and retirees.


Publix -- Veterans, military personnel, and their families save 10% on groceries on November 11.


Rack Room Shoes -- Military personnel and their dependents get a 10% discount off entire purchase on Veterans Day, November 11.


Sleep Number -- Through November 19, active and veteran military members will receive exclusive discounts on Sleep Number products. Save up to $700 on select Sleep Number mattresses.


Sport Clips -- Participating locations are offering veterans and active duty service members free haircuts on November 11.


*NEW* Target -- Active duty military, veterans, and their spouses and/or dependent children can receive a 10% discount on their purchases – in-store and online at Target.com – from November 7-11.


Thorlos --Active and retired military get 35% off all products on Thorlo.com on November 10, 11 and 12. Promotion code required.


*NEW* Tires Plus -- Between November 10 through 13, veterans and active duty personnel receive an additional 15% off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.


TOPS -- Veterans and active military personnel receive an 11% discount off of a total order on November 11.


Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us -- Customers with a valid military ID will receive 15% off in-store purchases from November 4 through 11.


Tractor Supply Co. -- All active and former military get a 15% military discount on purchases on November 11.


Walgreens -- Veterans and military personnel, as well as their family members, with a Walgreens Balance Rewards card get a 20% discount on November 11.


*NEW* Wheel Works -- Between November 10 through 13, veterans and active duty personnel receive an additional 15% off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.
 

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I guess it was last year my brother and I went to Hurricane Wings and they had a couple of Veteran's Day specials and we used our VA ID cards for verification.
I've seen wallet sized DD 214s before too.
 

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Always found it interesting that many places offer meals to us on Veterans Day...anyone ever think about who puts on the many events on that day. Many of us have been working all day for weeks in preparation for events on that day, we are tied up most of the day and exhausted when the event is over. We need rain checks for grub the day after, we could take a lunch break from cleaning up from the previous day. Seems sorta like mom cooking Mothers Day meal. I’m still smiling, but don’t try it with mom.
 

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I am in Minneapolis this week and I guess I will have to celebrate alone. I am usually back home helping with a parade or some other veteran event.

God Bless All of our Veterans.
 
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