Veteran’s Day Specials

For everyone:

All National Parks that normally charge entrance fees will be FREE this Wednesday for Veterans Day. Take your family to enjoy nature and history!

Special offers for veterans and active duty military:

Veterans and Active Military can eat FREE all day at Applebee’s on Wednesday with proof of military service.

Outback Steakhouse is offering all veterans and active duty military a FREE Bloomin’ Onion and beverage.

Krispy Kreme is offering a free donut on Wednesday to all veterans and active duty military.

Home Depot is offering a 10% discount on Wednesday only to personnel with valid military ID or proof of service discharge papers.

Lowe’s is offering their 10% off discount through Sunday, November 15 with proof of service discharge papers or valid military ID. This offer is for military and their immediate families.

I’m sure there are more offers out there. Please add them in the Comments below–thanks!


  1. I wrote to Home Depot corporate this week and had a phone call from the Fairfax store’s office manager in reply regarding “valid ID” for the 10% discount today. As a veteran with less than 20 years service I do have discharge papers but not an ID and those discharge papers are appropriately kept in my bank safe deposit box. The good news is that the local store as well as region (extending to Philadelphia) does not ask for an ID and uses the honor system for anyone requesting a veterans’ discount. The office manager said that all cashiers are versed in this policy and that only once did he recall having to speak with one three years ago when a customer was asked to present ID.
    On the flip side, a veteran who sees the printed policy (in Sunday’s insert, which prompted my inquiry) may hesitate to shop at the store or to request a discount for fear of being put in an uncomfortable situation with a cashier. (I have not inquired as to how Applebee’s or Outback handle this). The corporate email response completely misread my comments so I do not know how this is handled elsewhere in the country.
    I did shop at Home Depot today, asked for my discount as a veteran and received exactly the treatment explained by the manager over the phone. Three cheers to Home Depot in this region!