Deals For Veterans Day 2012

2012 Veterans Day Discounts

Each year businesses honor Veterans and Service members by

 offering Veterans Day discounts on goods, services, and dining.

Know before you go:

  • Most businesses require some proof of military service, this includes a VA Universal Access Card, Military I.D., DD-214 (Discharge Papers), Veterans Service Organization Card (VSO’s include groups like the VFW, DAV, AmVets, MOAA, FRA, and the American Legion), or in some cases 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 be sure they are participating.

The following is a list of 2012 Veteran and military discounts, Buy One Get One (BOGO) offerings, and this year’s offerings even include some honest-to-goodness free meals:

[This list will be updated as more businesses announce their 2012 Veterans Day offerings]

Veterans Day Restaurant Offerings:

Applebees – All Veterans and active duty military eat free from a limited menu at Applebee’s on Veterans Day (Nov. 11).

Chili’s – Veterans and active duty dine for free from a special limited seven-item menu from 11am – 5pm on Veterans Day.

Golden Corral – Golden Corral Restaurants’ Military Appreciation Monday free dinner will be available on Monday November 12, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, Veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.

Famous Dave’s — Free or discounted meals on Veterans Day. Offer varies by location. Click here for list of locations and specific offerings.

Hooters – All Veterans and active duty get 10 Free Boneless Wings with the purchase of a drink.

Krispy Kreme – All active-duty, retirees & Veterans get a free doughnut and small coffee on Veterans Day. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.

McCormick HYPERLINK “”&HYPERLINK “” Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – On Sunday November 13, participating McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants offer a complimentary entree to vets from a special menu on a space available basis, online reservations are highly recommended.

Be sure to contact your local McCormick & Schmick’s to ensure they are participating.

Outback Steakhouse – The week of November 11th– 12th, Outback will be offering Veterans and service members a Free Bloomin’ Onion and Cocoa-Cola product (non-alcoholic) beverage. In addition, Outback is offering all military service members and veterans who present a proper ID* or a photo in uniform, will receive a 10% discount off their entire guest check.

Max and Erma’s –On Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, participating Max HYPERLINK “”&HYPERLINK “” Erma’s locations are saluting veterans and active military personnel with a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse – On Monday, November 11, 2012 BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse will offer veterans and service members will be able to get a free lunch entree or a one-topping mini or individual pizza. Click here to find a location near you.

Veterans Day Retailer Offerings:– “Veterans Day Honor” is a free downloadable album (MP3) which includes 12 songs performed by military bands and ensembles. Visit Amazon now through Veteran’s Day to download the album for free.

The Dollar General – Veterans, Service members (Active, Guard, and Reserve), and their immediate families will receive a 10-percent discount with a Veterans Day coupon. The coupon may be found in store circular ads or by asking a sales associate.

Home Depot – Offers a 10 percent discount to all Veterans during Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day. Home Depot offers the 10 percent discount year round to for active duty and retirees.

Lowe’s – All Veterans receive the 10-percent discount on Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. The offer is available in stores only and is limited to in-stock and special-order purchases of up to $5,000.

Sam’s Club – On November 9. 10, and 11, Sam’s Club will give away collapsible Hugo Canes on Veterans Day to military Veterans in need of mobility assistance. Sam’s Club will NOT require membership for this offer, but proof of service may be necessary.

Walgreens – Veterans and active duty military will receive 15 percent off eligible store items and 20 percent off Walgreens and W Brand products on Veterans Day. Requires a valid military ID or proof of service at any Walgreens and Duane Reade drugstore nationwide.

Other Freebies:

National ParksVeterans Day weekend (November 11-13) Veterans will be invited to visit over 100 National Parks for free.

Seven-ElevenOn Friday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Veterans will be given a small Slurpee. Offer good to all current and former military members. ID or proof of service required.

Year-Round Veterans Discounts:

Foot Locker – Veterans, Service members (Active, Guard, and Reserve), and their immediate families with a Foot Locker Veterans Advantage Card receive a 20 percent discount every day of the year. That offer is good both online and at any store location, including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Footaction and Champs Sports — even on sale items.

Home Depot – Offers a 10 percent discount (up to a $500 maximum) to all active military, reserve, retired or disabled Veterans and their family members with a valid military ID. All other Veterans qualify for a 10 percent discount during Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day.

Lowe’s – Lowe’s offers a year-round 10 percent discount offer for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees and disabled Service members and their immediate families. All other Veterans receive the 10-percent discount on Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. The discount is available on in-stock and special-order purchases of up to $5,000. The offer can’t be used on sales at, on previous sales or on sales of services or gift cards. You must present a valid military I.D. card to receive the discount.