Today is Veterans Day, and we wanted to help honor the troops, both active and retired by wrangling up some of the best discounts, freebies, and more for this year's day of honor.
According to Fortune.com, Starbucks will be giving away a free tall coffee, but also just announced that the employees that are current or former members of the armed forces are granted access to free college tuition that they can extend to a spouse or child.
Amazon.com is offering 20% off select apparel on Veterans Day with the promo code "20veterans" (MilitaryBenefits.info)
— Starbucks News (@Starbucksnews) November 9, 2015
According to TIME.com/Money, the following chains will be offering the following items:
Applebees: Active duty and vets can pick 1 of 3 items of a special menu: Three Cheese Chicken Penne, 7 oz. Sirloin, or a Double Crunch Shrimp. (Beverage and Tip Not Included)
Bar Louie: $12 value to all veterans on November 11. (Syracuse.com)
Buffalo Wild Wings: Veterans and active duty will receive a small order of wings and fries for free on the 11 between 4-7 PM. (Military.com)
Bob Evans: Breakfast consisting of either hotcakes, french toast, and country biscuits are available for veterans and active duty military.
California Pizza Kitchen: Special menu offers for active duty and vets that has pizza, salad, or pasta for free.
Cheeseburger In Paradise: All American Burger and Fries for free to anyone with a Military ID.
Cracker Barrel: A free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake for veterans.
— South FL Savings Guy (@sflsg) November 9, 2015
Denny's: 5AM to Noon for free Grand Slams for active duty and veterans.
Dunkin' Donuts: 10% military discount. (Offers.com)
Hooters: Entree for free for all veterans and active duty.
Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut and small coffee to all veterans. (Military.com)
Olive Garden: Customers with Military ID can get a free entree or free salad and bread sticks, and anyone at the table with the participant gets 10% off.
Panera: Free You-Pick-2 for veterans and active duty with proof of service.
Red Lobster: November 9-12, active and veterans receive a comp dessert or appetizer.
Ruby Tuesday: Veterans, active duty, and reserve service members receive a free appetizer. (Military.com)
TGIFridays: Veterans and active duty recieve a free lunch from a select menu on November 11 from 11AM to 2PM. (Military.com)
— Friday's West Coast (@TGIFridays_WC) November 10, 2014
According to Offers.com, here are some of the retail benefits you can receive (and some of these are year round):
Coach: 20% discount with military ID.
CVS: 20% online and in-store purchases.
Foot Locker: 20% off any purchase.
Sears: 20% off regular priced tools, and 5% off lawn and garden tools.
AT&T: 15% off discount for active duty and veterans.
Eddie Bauer: 15% off discount.
— Verizon Careers (@VerizonCareers) November 9, 2015
Home Depot: 10% military discount. (Everyday)
Kohls: 15% off Discount
Lowes: 10% military discount. (Everyday)
Macy's: 10% off the first Tuesday of every month.
Sprint: 15% off discount.
T-Mobile: 15% off discount.
Verizon: 15% off discount.
Walgreens: 15% off brand name items and 20% off store brand items.
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