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Hacking Life: Veterans Day

Updated: Aug 16, 2019

Veterans Day

by Melodie Haas

As a Veteran myself, being thanked is always overwhelming. I did not join the Air Force to be thanked or get free food from a restaurant. It is fantastic that many restaurants and stores will offer a discount to Veterans on Nov 11th every year. I suggest Veterans check to make sure the discount is for this year. Also, a reminder to Veterans that Veterans Day is on Sunday this year.

Some veterans do not know there are free items for them. So, if you know someone who served their country tell them to get their free food! They just need to show a retired military ID or a DD214. I know someone who keeps a copy of his DD214 in his glovebox so he will not forget it.

I do know Home Depot and Lowes gives Veterans 10 percent off their purchase which happens year round. Lowes even does this for online purchases. Home Depot does not, but it is still a nice discount. I use my retired ID every time I go shopping at those two stores. Lowes is a little easier to use the ID even if it is on a special sale. Home Depot does not but like I said above I am thankful they even give us anything.

This year Target sent out a 10% off that can be used one time through November 12th. It can be used online or in the store. I used it online today for an instore pickup. It was so easy – thanks Target!

Target Veteran is an excellent resource for Veterans. They will keep updating the list as they verify deals.

Another great source I found was the Here is a link for 74 veteran day meals for vets, but like I said I’d call to verify before you go.


Buffalo Wild Wings – Veterans and active duty military personnel receive one small order of wings and a side of fries for free on November 11th.

Chilis – Limited menu for Veterans

Friendly's – Veterans and active military get a free breakfast, lunch, or dinner from a limited menu on November 11th.

Golden Corral – Golden Corral Restaurants' Military Appreciation Night free dinner will be available on November 12th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard, and Reserves are all welcome.

Little Caesars – Veterans and active military members receive a free $5 Lunch Combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 11th.

On the Border – Veterans receive a free Create Your Combo entrée (Choose 2) on November 11th.

Red Robin – Veterans and active duty military get a free Red's Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on November 11th.

Ruby Tuesday – Veterans, active duty, and reserve service members get a free appetizer on November 11th.


Boston Duck Tours – Veterans and active military ride free from November 12th – 16th. Dependents ride for $10 per person (plus 5% CCF surcharge).

Mount Vernon – All active duty, former, or retired military personnel are admitted for free on November 11th.

National Parks – On November 11th, veterans will have free access to over 100 National Parks that usually require entrance fees.

Where do you see Veteran Day deals for Veterans? Be sure to use the hashtag #VeteransDay when tweeting on Twitter.


About the Author

Melodie Haas is a retired Veteran who loves Jesus. She is attending Liberty University online MAIS. She writes a blog about finding savings or hacks.

You can connect with her online at her blog or on Twitter.

You can read Melodie’s “Hacking Life” column on the 2nd Friday each month here at Pandora’s Box Gazette.

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