Veterans Day 2015 Entertainment, Lodging, Shopping and Service Offers
Many wonderful organizations nationwide have put together special “thank you” offerings for veterans and active duty military members (in some cases their respective families as well). Here is a growing list of what some of these companies are offering. If you know of additional discounts, freebies, coupons and more, please email VOB and we will be sure to share them
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*Attention Veterans, Active Duty Military and Military Families: here is our annual Veterans Day Discounts, Freebies and Special Offers list. These fine restaurants, stores, amusement parks and businesses are offering special Veterans Day offers just for you! This year’s list is more than five times bigger than last year’s list so we are breaking it up into multiple sections.
We spent many hours working on this list. We’ve done our best to validate this list. *Please be sure to double check all offers! We can not stress this enough: if you aren’t sure about an offer, please call them!!!!
Veterans Day 2015 Entertainment/Events:
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Army Corp of Engineers Recreation Areas — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on November 11.
Montgomery Zoo – Montgomery, AL
During Veteran’s Appreciation Week, November 8-14, 2015 from 9am-5pm, all veterans, active duty military and their immediate family members receive a 50% discount on regular daytime admission to the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum. Be sure to bring your form of valid military identification.
Knott’s Berry Farm – Free Admission – Orange County, CA
From November 1st, 2015, to December 20, 2015, Knott’s Berry Farm is offering FREE admission for Veterans or current serving military personnel and one guest. Present appropriate ID at Knott’s ticket booth; from Nov. 1 to Nov. 20, ID holders may purchase up to six additional tickets for $25 each, OR from Nov. 21 to Dec. 20, ID holders may purchase up to six additional tickets for $30 each at Knott’s or local military ticket offices.
Lyon Air Museum – Santa Ana, CA
Wednesday 11/11/15, Veterans, Retired Military, and Active Duty Military will receive free museum admission to the Lyon Air Museum
USS Midway Museum – San Diego, CA
Free admission for Veterans and active military members and their families on Nov. 11/11/15 from 10am-4pm. Maximum of 4 admissions per military ID.
Florida Aquarium – Tampa, FL
On Veterans Day 11.11.2015, with a valid Military ID or Proof of Service, any veteran, active duty, retired or drilling reservist or National Guardsman is entitled to two free FLAQ admission tickets for themselves and a guest. Additional family members (up to 4 people) can receive 50% off admission.
Naples Zoo – Naples, FL
Veteran’s Day Weekend free admission to all active and prior service military personnel from Saturday, Nov. 7 through Veterans Day Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. Military service members receive free admission at the Zoo’s ticket box by presenting military identification or a veteran’s organization member card and matching name photo ID. Plus, the service member’s spouse and children in the party receive $2 off regular Zoo admission during the weekend.
St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum – St. Augustine, FL
20% discount on a Commemorative Brick for Veterans (or for your Veteran) if you order by November 11th, 2015.
Newport Aquarium Free Admission – Cincinnati, OH
Newport Aquarium is honoring all the men and women who have served our country by offering free admission for a week from Saturday Nov. 7, 2015 – Sun day Nov. 15, 2015. Veterans, Active Duty, Reserves, and anyone who has served receives free admission by showing military ID at aquarium.
Mariners’ Museum – Military members receive a special $5 admission price on November 11.
Sesame Place Veterans Discount – Langhorne, PA
Veterans, Retired Military, and Active Duty Military get 50% off tickets now through December 31, 2015, and must be used by December 21. This offer cannot be purchased at front gate, but is available for purchase online. Active Duty military members who already used their free admission for the year can also get 50% off tickets.
Harley-Davidson Museum – Milwaukee, WI
Harley-Davidson Museum is offering free museum entry with ID for all Active Military, Veterans and their families on the weekend before Veterans Day, Saturday, 11/7/2015 and Sunday 11/8/2015, and on Veterans Day, Wednesday, 11/11/15. This free entry may be extended also to 1 other adult, and up to 4 children. Service Members also receive a 10% discount at The Motor Bar and Restaurant throughout the year.
Georgia State Parks Free Golf – Eberton, Reidsville, Royston, Helena, Fort Gaines, Rutledge, Waycross, GA
On Veterans Day, November 11, active duty military and veterans can play 18 holes for free. During the week of November 7 to 13, they pay only the cart fee. Players must show their military ID cards and book tee times by calling the golf courses directly. Participating courses include Arrowhead Pointe (Elberton), Brazell’s Creek (Reidsville), Highland Walk (Lavonia), Little Ocmulgee (Helena), Meadow Links (Fort Gaines), The Creek (Social Circle), and The Lakes (Waycross).
Colonial Williamsburg – Williamsburg, VA Military veterans and military families receive free Colonial Williamsburg admission for the entire Veterans Day weekend: November 6–11, 2015.
Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital – Glendale, AZ Veterans receive a FREE breakfast from 6:30am – 9:30am on Veterans Day 11/11/15 at the hospital, 18701 N. 67th Ave.
9/11 Memorial and Museum – The National September 11 Memorial & Museum will pay tribute to our country’s veterans during a special five-day Salute to Service from November 7 to November 11. The institution is hosting a series of events and programs for veterans and their families and the visiting public. Veterans will receive free Museum admission throughout the tribute. Special photo exhibitions, live talks and a Google Tour Builder interactive installation will be on view daily through Nov. 14.
National Veterans Day Ceremony – The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans’ organizations and remarks from dignitaries.
National Veterans Day Run – The National Veterans Day Run on November 11 offers veterans and active duty military a reduced-rate entry into the race, as well as discounted rates to their spouses and children between 13 and 18 years of age.
Sunset Zoo – Manhattan, KS) On Veterans Day all guests receive free admission in honor of American soldiers and their families.
UFC GYM – Veterans and active duty military as well as their families get free total gym access from November 11-15 at participating UFC GYMs. UFC GYM is also offering a special Basic Training themed Daily Ultimate Training class on November 14.
US National Park Service Free Veterans Day Admission – The U.S. National Park Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend. Go online to find a national forest or grassland near you.
World of Coca-Cola – Active duty, reserves and retirees get free admission year-round, and November 5 through November 15, members of the Armed Forces may also purchase up to four half-price general admission tickets for their friends and family.
Zoo Atlanta – Spend Veterans Day at the Zoo! Veterans and active-duty members of the military enjoy FREE admission, compliments of Fifth Third Bank (military I.D. required) on Wednesday, November 11. Accompanying friends and family members enjoy $4 off general admission for up to six guests. Redeem this discount in person at Zoo Atlanta Admissions.
Veterans Day 2015 Accommodations:
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B&B for Vets — Inns and B&Bs throughout the U.S. and Canada will open their doors to thank veterans for their service on Monday, November 10th and Tuesday, November 11th, 2015.
Disneyland Room Discounts — The Disney Armed Forces Salute program also applies to Disney Resort hotels, where military members can get select rooms at 30-40% off the normal rates. This includes a variety of deluxe resorts, moderate resorts, and value resorts at Walt Disney World in Florida. Disneyland Resort hotels in California include Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, Disneyland Hotel, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa.
Killington Resort — Active Duty, Retired and Honorably Discharged members of the military receive a complimentary lift ticket on November 11
Red Roof Inn — Veterans Month at Red Roof Inn! Save 15% off your stay the entire month of November! Find an Inn above to save today! This offer may not be combined with any other discounts or offers. A valid military ID is required at check-in. The offer is subject to availability at participating properties and some blackout dates may apply. Offer valid for stays
Westgate Resorts — Westgate Resorts is giving away 1,500 Three-Day/Two-Night stays at select Westgate Resort Properties. PLUS, Westgate Resorts is also giving away Orlando Predators Arena Football Tickets to 1,500 lucky Veterans through the website orlandopredators.com. Those veterans who have served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and/or The War on Terror are eligible for this giveaway. If you did not serve in the above wars, you are still eligible for a discount of 25% off the Best Available Rate. See website for details.
Veterans Day 2015 Stores and Services:
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Alimond Studio – Veterans and active duty service members get a free headshot at Alimond Studio on Saturday, November 7 from 11 AM to 5 PM in Leesburg, VA.
Amazon – As a small way to show our gratitude for your service, veterans, military personnel, and their families are invited to save 10% on groceries on November 11, 2015
Brooks Brothers – Now thru 11/11/15 enjoy 25% off all in store purchases to all active military personnel and veterans. Proof of military service required.
Cabela’s Hometown Heroes – There is a 5% discount is for Military Personnel (active and retired military, active reservists and VA recipients) plus Law-Enforcement, Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service personnel (EMS) with proof of service. Cabela’s is hosting Hometown Heroes events, TBA.
Dell – This Veterans Day, military members save an additional 15% on select PCs and electronics. Offer ends 11/15/2015.
Dollar General – 11% off total purchase in-store or online on Veterans Day 11-11-2015 for veterans and active military and their family members. Valid for participating locations and on qualifying purchases.
Food Lion – 10% off for veterans and family of veterans!
Cardiac Life – For the month of November, Cardiac Life is offering veterans $15 CPR courses
Grace For Vets — The mission of Grace For Vets, a non-profit organization, is to honor those who have served or are currently serving their country. This international program unites the car wash industry each year on November 11. Whether observing Veterans Day, Remembrance Day or Armistice Day, we unite together as a whole, and provide FREE car washes to ALL veterans and service personnel.
Great Clips Free Haircut – On Veterans Day, 11-11-15, 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. Military members can also come in on Veterans Day for a free haircut or to pick up a free haircut card to use, with proof of service.
Hair Cuttery – For every cut bought on Veterans Day, Wednesday 11/11/2015, Hair Cuttery will donate a free haircut certificate to a Veteran.
Firestone Complete Auto Care – Between November 8 and 15, veterans and active duty personnel receive an additional 10% off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.
AARP – is offering a 20% membership discount for veterans, their families, and anyone interested in annual or multi-year memberships and renewals.
Jockey – Jockey is offering 25% off to active military, veterans and their families. Enter promo code MILITARY at checkout.
JDog Junk Removal & Hauling – This Veteran Owned Business member is offering half-off services for military veterans who book the job for Veterans Day, November 11.
JC Penney – All current and former military personnel and their families can enjoy an extra 20% off on purchases in-store (some exclusions may apply) by presenting a military ID or proof of service.
La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery – During their Veteran’s Day Sale they are offering an additional 5% off to Active Duty, Veterans, Retirees, and Reservists. Proof of service required.
Home Depot – offers a free “Build a Veterans Day Jet” workshop for children ages 5-12 on Saturday, November 7, 2o15 to help teach them about Veterans Day. Event is from 9am-12pm, and children will create a Veterans Day Jet, workshop apron, and a certificate of achievement while supplies last. Register online, or arrive at the allotted time, while supplies last. A 10% discount is also offered to all other military veterans on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Veterans Day. A year round 10% discount up to a maximum $500 at all U.S. locations to active duty personnel, reservists, retired or disabled veterans and their immediate families. Must present a valid military ID.
Lowe’s Home Improvement – Lowe’s honors all Veterans on three specific holidays: Memorial Day, 4th of July and Veterans Day. During these three holiday weekends, Lowe’s extends the discount to all veterans who served honorably and who present a valid Form DD214 or other proof of service.
Meineke Free Oil Change – This Veterans Day, November 11, 2015, all veterans will receive a free basic oil change at participating Meineke locations.
newegg.com – To Celebrate Veterans Day, newegg is offering 10% off for Veterans from Friday, Nov. 6, through Tuesday, Nov. 10. Visit their site for more information.
Publix Supermarket – As a small way to show our gratitude for your service, veterans, military personnel
Rack Room Shoes – Military personnel and their dependents get a 10% discount off entire purchase on Veteran’s Day, November 11.
Sleep Number – From October 19 through November 15, active and veteran military members will receive exclusive discounts on Sleep Number products. Save up to $700 on select Sleep Number mattress sets.
Steve Madden – Steve Madden offers everyone 20% off the entire purchase, and service members receive an additional 10% off on November 11.
Tires Plus – Between November 8 and 15, veterans and active duty personnel receive an additional 10% OFF the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.