Effingham Il – Veterans Day is coming up this weekend, and while the local community prepares to honor those who have served in the armed forces, businesses, and restaurants are offering discounts, and freebies for any veteran with a valid ID.
MilitaryBenefits.info shares tips on veterans looking to take advantage of the available years for this year’s Veterans’ Day
- Review the official site information and rules before heading out. Many websites are listing previous years promotions that are no longer valid. We link to the official information.
- Be sure to bring proof of military service, uniform photo or be in uniform. Proof of military service varies by company. See the list of states now offering a Veterans designation on a driver’s license.
- Pay attention to the dates on the Veterans Day offer as some offers are for days to other than Veterans Day or extended over several days.
- Most of the restaurant free meals are for dine in only.
- Verify that you’re eligible for the offer.
- You should tip your server. They’re working hard to serve you and depend on the income. We recommend tipping on the actual cost of the meal.
- Many of these promotions include small print that says participating locations only. Unfortunately individual franchisees may choose not to participate. Fortunately, some franchisee’s participate even if the corporate company does not.
- Call ahead if you’re unsure about anything.
- Thank you for your service!
Here is a list of businesses in the area offering deals, (This is not a complete list; will be updating daily)
- Dollar General
- 11% off total purchase in-store or online on Veterans Day for veterans and active military and their family members. Shop online with promo code VET17. Valid for participating locations and on qualifying purchases.
- Get 50% off all donated apparel with a valid military ID.
- Great Clips
- On Veterans Day, customers who come in for a haircut at any U.S. Great Clips salon will receive a free haircut card to give to an active/inactive/retired military member of any branch, including the National Guard. Veterans can also visit any U.S. Great Clips salon on November 11 to get either a free haircut that day or to pick up a free haircut card to use later. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.
- Home Depot
- A 10% discount is offered to all other military veterans on Veterans Day.
- Offering a 20% discount to all Veterans, Active duty military on Veterans Day 2017. Must present a Walgreens Rewards card and valid Military ID or proof of service to receive discount on eligible items.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
- Offering a buy one get one free (BOGO) burrito, bowl, salad or taco on Tuesday, November 7th, from 5 pm to close. Offer valid for all U.S. military (active-duty, , national guard, and retired military), military spouses with ID, and veterans.
Friday, November 10, 2017
- All active, inactive, and retired military personnel at all participating Denny’s restaurants nationwide will receive a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast on Friday, Nov. 10, from 5 a.m. to noon. Diners must show ID to receive this offer.
Saturday November 11, 2017
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- All day long on Saturday, November 11, veterans and active duty military who dine-in at their local B-Dubs can receive a free one small order of traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries. At participating U.S. locations only.
- Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
- Veterans receive a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake dessert to veterans and an opportunity for guests to make purchases that support Operation Homefront. Veterans Day only.
- Dunkin’ Donuts
- On November 11, Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary.
- Little Caesars Pizza
- On Saturday, November 11, from 11am to 2pm, veterans and active military members can receive a free $5 HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo.
Last Year’s Offers – Many of these offers will be back and we’ll update as soon as they are announced
- Chili’s Free Meal
- Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal on Veterans Day from a special Veterans Day menu. Must show proof of military service.
- Panera Bread
- 1 free You Pick 2 for Veterans and Active Duty members on Veterans Day at participating locations in South Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and West Virigina. Bring proof of service.
- Free buffet and drink for all veterans and active duty military on 11/11.
- On Veterans Day, active duty service members, reservists, veterans and military spouses are invited to enjoy a free Tall Brewed Coffee. In addition, now through November 11, for every Veterans Day Starbucks Card or eGift purchased, Starbucks will contribute $5 to help support programs assisting service members, military spouses and veterans.
- Free one scoop sundae with two toppings
- Lone Star Steakhouse
- 15% off Purchase
November 11, 2017
- Niemerg’s Steakhouse & The Brass Rail Lounge
- Free piece of pie for any veteran
- Don Pedro’s Mexican Restaurant
- %50 off with veteran ID
- Marco’s Pizza
- Standard Military discount %20