Saluting our Veterans With Savings

Places to Get Deals this Veteran’s Day

Vets2Since the very first shot of the Revolutionary War, to those currently being fired in Afghanistan, millions of brave Americans have served our nation with honor, courage, and distinction. And whether it’s to uphold the principles of freedom, or to assist the recovery efforts after natural disasters, they have been there time and again to uphold the principles on which our nation was founded.

As a way to say “thank you” to those that have served, many companies are offering discounts on their products and services—up to 100% in some cases. Here are just a few. (Note that all of these will require you to prove you’re a veteran. MilitaryBenefits.Info has more information about the different types of identification available.)


Start your day with a free Krispy Kreme donut, follow it with a lunch at Applebee’s, and then end with a fancy seafood dinner at McCormick and Schmick’s. And all for free! These and many, many more restaurants—from the very simple to the quite fancy—are offering great deals this Veteran’s Day. The Military Wallet has a full list of participating establishments (and even a PDF file you can download).

Recreation and travel

If you’ll be taking a trip around Nov. 11, or want to get out and see some sights, there are many places offering discounts. The Army Corps of Engineers Recreation areas will waive daily usage fees, and national parks that require fees will not require them for veterans. For entertainment, Sea World, Busch Gardens, and even the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Museum will give you from 50% to 100% off admission. And if you need a place to stay, Red Roof Inn and the Mohegan Sun are both offering deals to military veterans. You can find more places to save at

Special Events

From joyful parades to somber remembrances, there will be a number of events honoring those who have served our nation. Veteran’s Administration National cemeteries will mark the day, with perhaps the most well known being when the President lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The National Football League is also showing its appreciation by donating $100 to each of its military-related partners for every point scored during games from Nov. 6 to Nov. 10. For more information on special events around the nation, you can visit

These are just a few of the discounts offered on or around this Veteran’s Day. You can also contact your local VFW chapter, or even city or county government, to find out more about what’s happening in your area. Also make sure to ask about a discount no matter where you’re eating, staying, or shopping, as some places might offer one but not advertise it.

And on behalf of all Pioneer Services team members, we thank all of you who have served for your incredibly contributions to our nation. We salute your patriotism, dedication, and service.

Mark Dye

About the author: Mark Dye

Mark Dye has been writing articles, recording podcasts, and putting together books on personal finance for nearly a decade. His work has been recognized by the American Bankers Association and the Institute for Financial Literacy, and received an 2011 APEX Grand Award for Writing. Follow Mark on Google+.

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