Time to Take Advantage of the Great Military Discounts

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It is just two weeks before Veterans Day. I am going to share with you many discounts you can use on that day. Copy, or save this post to enjoy many savings on that day.

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Veterans Day discounts and meals at restaurants 

Applebee’s – November 11, 2020
Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu at participating Applebee’s on November 11. Dine-in only. Visit the Applebee’s website for details. 

Bob Evans – November 11, 2020
Veterans and active-duty military receive a special menu of seven (7) homestyle favorites for FREE at local restaurants. Dine-in only. Visit the Bob Evans website for more details. 

Cattlemens Steakhouse  November 11, 2020
Active, inactive, and retired military personal receive a complimentary 8 oz. Sirloin Steak dinner at participating locations. Please visit their website for details.

Chili’s Grill & Bar – November 11, 2020
All Veterans and active duty military personnel can get a free meal from a special menu on Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at all participating Chili’s Grill and Bar restaurants. Available for in restaurant only. Please call ahead to your local Chili’s restaurant if you have any questions about your Veterans Day meals. Visit the Chili’s website for details. 

The Chop House – November 11, 2020
Veterans and active military receive a 50% discount off any entrée, with a valid military ID on November 11. Please call ahead to your local Chop House if you have any questions about your Veterans Day Discount. Please visit the Chop House website for additional details. 

Cotton Patch Cafe – November 11, 2020
All Veterans and active military members are being offered a free Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken FREE on November 11. Please call ahead to your local Cotton Patch Café if you have any questions about your Veterans Day Discount. 

Denny’s – November 12, 2020
All Veterans and active duty service members with a valid military ID or DD 214 receive a free Build Your Own Grand Slam at participating Denny’s locations on November 12, 2020, from 5 am to noon. Visit the Denny’s website for details. 


Apply Now for the Veteran Identification Card (VIC) to easily access discounts! 

Veterans can benefit from discounted goods and services with the Veteran ID Card (VIC), even if they are not yet enrolled in VA. Veterans only need to carry the wallet-sized VIC as proof of Veteran status, rather than other documentation, such as their DD-214 form. VA can also connect VIC-holding Veterans to other benefits and services for which they may be eligible. Apply for the VIC now


Famous Dave’s – November 11, 2020
Military personnel and Veterans are being offered a free meal on November 11th at participating locations only. Valid for dine-in, to go and online ordering. Use code VETERAN for online orders. Not valid for call-in orders. Proof of military service is required. Please call ahead to your local Famous Dave’s for details. 

Fogo De Chao – November 11, 2020
Offering Veterans and active duty personnel 50% off any meal on November 11 for dine-in only. In addition, up to three (3) guests per military Veteran or active-duty may receive 10% off their meals. Please contact your nearest Fogo De Chao location for details.  

Houlihan’s – November 11, 2020
Veterans, active duty military and military families get $10 off a $30 food purchase at participating locations on November 11. This offer is valid for in restaurant dining or for carryout. Orders made via houlihans.com or a third-party delivery service are not eligible. Contact your nearest location for details.

IHOP – November 11, 2002
Free Red, White and Blue pancakes. Veterans and Active/Reserve service members are invited with family and friends to make to-order breakfast at IHOP on Wednesday, November 11, which includes a free pancake offer till 7 p.m.

LaMar’s Donuts – November 11, 2020
Veterans and active duty military get a free donut and 12 oz. coffee (in store) at participating locations. Please contact your nearest location for details. 

Lucille’s BBQ  – November 2020
Veterans and active duty military will enjoy 20% off in the month of November, with proof of service (excludes Thanksgiving Day and Thanksgiving menu items). Visit the Lucille’s BBQ website for details. 

Luna Grill – November 11-13
Luna Grill (California and Texas) offers a free meal with the purchase of a meal November 11 through 13.

McCormick & Schmicks – November 8, 2020
Veterans, National Guard, Gold Star parents and Gold Star spouses can enjoy a half-priced entrée from a special menu on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants. Please contact your nearest location for details. 

Red Lobster – November 11, 2020
Veterans and active duty military can receive a free appetizer or dessert from a select menu on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, with a valid military ID or proof of service. The offer will be available for dine-in only. Please contact your nearest Red Lobster for details. 

Red Robin – November 11, 2020
Veterans and active duty military who are Red Robin Royalty members are being offered a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries anytime between Nov. 11-30 for dine-in or to-go. Visit the Red Robin website for details. 

Yard House – November 11, 2020
Veterans and active duty military guests get a complimentary appetizer on November 11. Please visit the Yard House website or contact your nearest location for details. 

Veterans Day discounts for haircuts 

Great Clips – November 11, 2020
Veterans and current military members can visit a U.S. Great Clips salon on November 11 to receive either a free haircut that day or the free haircut card to use at a later date. Visit the Great Clips website for details.  

Sport Clips – November 11, 2020
Some locations will be offering free haircuts to active duty service members and Veterans on November 11. Visit the Sports Clips website for details and participating locations.

SmartStyle Hair Salons – Every Day
Current or former military members, and Veterans are being offered a 10% discount off any services and professional products. Please show proof of service to receive this discount at participating salons. Walk-ins welcome. No double discounts. Discount may vary per location. Visit the SmartStyle website for details. 

Veterans Day discounts for health and wellness

True Rest Float Spa – November 11, 2020
Free True Rest Float Spa float session for active duty military and Veterans. Visit the True Rest website for details. 

Veterans Day discounts in retail

B&Bs for Vets – November 10, 2020
Veterans and active-duty service members receive one free room night on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, so they can enjoy the local Veterans Day celebrations.  Please visit the B&B for Vets website for additional information.

Bed Bath and Beyond – November  11, 2020
Active Duty U.S. military, Veterans and military spouses will receive 25% off your entire in-store shopping cart on November 11, 2020. Call or visit your nearest location for details. 

Brown Bear Car Wash (Washington State) – November 11, 2020
Free Beary Clean car wash for all current or former members of the military on Veterans Day, from 8:00am – 6:00pm local time, at participating locations. Please contact your nearest location for details.

Hy-Vee – November 11, 2020
Free curbside breakfast for Veterans and active-duty military members as well as a 10% discount on purchases made in-store.

Publix – November 11, 2020
10% discount for Veterans, military and their families.

Rack Room Shoes – November 11, 2020
20% off all purchases for Veterans and military on Veterans Day, 10% off purchases year round. Visit the Rack Room Shoes website for details. 

Samsung – November 6-11, 2020
Active-duty service members and Veterans who sign up for Samsung’s Military Discount Program can receive an additional 10% on smartphones, tablets, wearables, accessories and PCs; additional $50 eCertificate and free phone case when you purchase a smartphone; 10% off select home appliances. Please visit their website for details.

7-Eleven – November 11, 2020
Active-duty, retired, Veteran, guard reservists and family members who are Veterans Advantage and 7Rewards members, can receive a free coffee of Big Gulp on Veterans Day. Please contact your nearest location or visit their website for details.

Sun Viking Lodge (Daytona Beach, FL)  November 11, 2020
Sun Viking Lodge offers 25% of 1 and 2 night stays and 30% off 3 or more nights for veterans. Use the promo code HERO. Receive 25% off all future stays. Please visit their website for details.

TOPS Market – November 11, 2020
11% off total order on Veterans Day.

Wyndham – Through December 6
Military member, veterans and their families can save up to 20% off, plus receive 500 Wyndham Rewards bonus points on stays through December 6, 2020.  Please visit the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts website for additional information.

Veterans Day Discounts on activities 

National Parks – November 11, 2020
Over 100 national parks will waive admission fees on November 11, 2020, in honor of Veterans Day. Contact your local park for information and to determine its operating status. (Disabled Veterans eligible for free National Park Service Lifetime Access Pass

Akron Zoo (Akron, OH)  November 7-11, 2020
All veterans, past and current, receive free admission with valid military I.D. and immediate family members receive 50% off admission. Please visit their website for details.

Alabama State Parks  November 11, 2020
Free admission for Veterans, active-duty service members to the parks that charge an entrance fee or day-use fee. Please visit the Alabama State Parks website for details.

Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach, CA)  November 11, 2020
FREE for veterans, military personnel with service ID. Advance reservations required. Please visit their website for details.

Bok Tower (Lake Wales, FL)  November 11, 2020
Free admission for active and retired servicemen and women. A musical tribute to America’s heroes. Special patriotic carillon concerts at 1:00pm and 3:00pm local time. Please visit their website for details.

Boston Duck Tours (Boston, MA)  November 11, 2020
Veterans, active military, and first responders can ride a W.W.II style amphibious landing vehicle from November 11-15, 2020. Dependents can receive a discounted ride. Please visit their website for details.

California State Parks  November 11, 2020
FREE for veterans and active duty military personnel with a valid military ID. Please visit their website for details.

Churchill Downs (Louisville, KY)  November 11, 2020
Free general admission and $29 tickets to Millionaires Row (normally $38) for all Veterans and active military personnel. Valid Military I.D. must be presented to receive offers. Please visit their website for details.

Cincinnati Zoo (Cincinnati, OH)  November 11, 2020
All active and retired members of the military will receive free admission to the Zoo on Veteran’s Day. Offer allows the purchase of up to six (6) half-price admission tickets for immediate family. Please show valid ID. Please visit their website for details.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife  November 11, 2020
Active duty and veterans are admitted free to Colorado state parks on Veteran’s Day. The military member or Veteran must show proof of military service (photo ID, DD-214). All other park fees (camping, etc.) are still charged. Please visit their website for details.

Columbus Zoo (Columbus, OH)  November 11, 2020
All active duty member, Veterans and their immediate family members receive free admission to the Zoo on Veteran’s Day. Please show valid ID. Please visit their website for details.

Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY)  November 1-30, 2020
All military veterans will receive free admission through the month of November. All others in the veteran’s party are welcome to enjoy 15% off their regularly priced admission. Please visit their website for details.

Crayola Experience  November 11, 2020
Everyday military & their families can save $3 off general admission tickets. During the weekends of Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day they offer military free admission with valid ID, at participating locations. Please visit their website for details.

East Tennessee Historical Society (Knoxville, TN)  November 11, 2020
Veterans, active duty military and their families receive free admission on Veterans Day from 9am – 4pm. Please visit the Historical Society website for details.

Foster Park Golf Course (Fort Wayne, IN)  November 11, 2020
Veterans golf free with military ID: carts not included; reserve tee time. Please visit their website for details.

Foxwoods Resort Casino (Mashantucket, CT)  November 11, 2020
All active and retired military have access to exclusive offers and discounts on the property on November 11th. Including restaurants, museums, retail stores and hotel discounts. Plus Veterans Day festivities will kick-off with a parade starting at the Grand Ballroom at 11AM. Please visit their website for details.

Free Fishing Days (New York State)  November 11, 2020
Veteran’s Day has been declared a free fishing day. Anyone can fish the fresh or marine waters of New York State and no license is required. Please visit their website for details.

Grace for Vets – November 11, 2020
Veterans and service personnel are being offered a free car wash on November 11, 2020. They are a non-profit organization who has gotten together over 1,500 independent car washes in four countries to offer this service. Visit the Grace for Vets website for details. 

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (Des Moines, IA)  November 11, 2020
Veterans receive free admission. Please visit their website for details.

Hagley Museum (Wilmington, DE)  November 11, 2020
Free admission for current military members, veterans, and their families. Please visit their website for details.

Hardman Farm Historic Site (Sautee Nacoochee, GA)  November 11, 2020
All veterans, military members, and their families get free admission from 10 – 4 on Wednesday, November 11. Show your valid ID and receive a free tour of Hardman Farm. Please visit their website for details.

History Colorado Center (Denver, CO)  November 11, 2020
Veterans are offered free admission on Veterans Day. They also provide a complimentary admission fee for up to five family members. They will be offering half-off memberships for veterans and military personnel with valid ID. Please visit their website for details.

Joseph Manigault House (Charleston, SC) – November 11, 2020
Veterans and active duty military receive free admission. Please visit the Joseph Manigault House website for details.

Maryland Science Center (Baltimore, MD)  November 11, 2020
Free admission to all current and former military members and a $2 discount to their guests. Proof of service is required. Please visit their website for details.

Mines & Meadows ATV/RV Resort (Wampum, PA)  November 8-11, 2020
Veterans ride free. Please visit the Mines & Meadows website for details.

Mission San Juan Capistrano (San Juan, CA)  November 11, 2020
FREE admission for Veterans and active military personnel. Please visit their website for details.

Montgomery Zoo (Montgomery, AL)  November 8-14, 2020
During Veteran’s Appreciation Week, all veterans, active duty military personnel, and their dependent family members receive a 50% DISCOUNT on REGULAR DAYTIME admission to the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum. Please visit their website for details.

Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, VA) – November 11, 202
Free admission for all active duty, former or retired military personnel. Please visit the Mount Vernon website for details.

Old Town Trolly Tours (St. Augustine, Key West, FL)  November 11, 2020
Free admission for Veterans and active duty military personnel to: Old Town Trolley Tours, Old Jail, Oldest Store Museum Experience, and St. Augustine History Museum. Please visit their website for details.

New Zoo (Green Bay, WI) – November 11, 2020
Free admission for Veterans, active-duty service members, and their families. Please visit the New Zoo website for details.

Sedgwick County Zoo (Wichita, KS)  November 11, 2020
Complimentary Zoo admission to all military personnel and their immediate families. To receive free admission, visitors must show a military or veteran ID, discharge papers, or other official identification. Families of deployed military personnel must show an active duty ID. Please visit their website for details.

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens (Akron, OH)  November 11, 2020
Veterans and active duty military receive complimentary self-guided tours with valid military I.D. Please visit the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens website for details.

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum (Ashland, NE)  November 11, 2020
Free admission for active, retired and Veteran service members. Please visit their website for details.

Washington State Parks (Multiple locations WA) – November 11, 2020
Veterans Day is a Pass Free day for Washington State Parks, where a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. Please visit the Washington State Parks website for details.

Year-round Veterans Discounts

Amtrak – Every Day
Veterans, Active-duty service members, their spouses and dependents are eligible to receive 10% off the lowest available rail fair on most Amtrak trains with a valid ID. Please visit Amtrak’s website for details.

Cabela’s – Every Day
Veterans and active-duty service members get 5% off with a valid ID. Please contact your nearest location for details.

Hometown Buffet – Every Monday
Active duty, reserve, or retired military personnel in uniform or with a valid ID receive 15% discount on Military Mondays (Every Monday including Memorial Day) at Hometown Buffet. Be sure to ask your server for more details.  

Jiffy Lube – Every Day
Veterans and active-duty service members get 25% off with a valid ID (excludes batteries, brakes, alignment and diagnostic services). Please contact your nearest Jiffy Lube for details.

LinkedIn – Every Day
Eligible members of the military community can receive one year of free access to LinkedIn Premium and LinkedIn Learning.  Please visit the LinkedIn website for more information.

Lowes – Every day
Lowe’s is proud to offer 10% off eligible purchases every day to active military personnel and Veterans. 

Home Depot – November 11, 2020 
All military personnel and Veterans are eligible for a 10% discount at all The Home Depot’s store locations.

Luna Grill – Every Day 
All active and retired military service members and their spouses receive 10% off purchase, excluding alcohol. Valid ID or uniform required. Call your nearest location or visit the Luna Grill website for details. 

O’Reilly Auto Parts – Every Day
Active-duty service members, Veterans with an honorable, under honorable or general discharge and immediate family members get 10% off with a valid ID. Some restrictions may apply. Please contact your nearest location for details.

Old Country Buffett – Every Monday
Active duty, reserve, or retired military personnel in uniform or with a valid ID receive 15% discount on Military Mondays (Every Monday including Memorial Day) with up to four members of the family at Old Country Buffett. Be sure to ask your server for more details.  

Outback – Every Day
All servicemen and women receive 10% off their check all day, every day, with valid ID. Call or visit your nearest location for details. 

World of Coca-Cola (Atlanta, GA)  Every Day
Active duty, reserve and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces may visit World of Coca-Cola free of charge every day. Tickets may be purchased at the attraction’s ticketing windows when members present their valid Armed Forces ID. Please visit their website for details.

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I hope you take advantage of these offers. You certainly have deserved it.

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What is happening in your world? Too many burdens to carry? The days are long and stressful?

You aren’t alone!! There are 9,900 fellow veterans on this site that have your back.

Just too much for you right now? GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free number to call 24/7. It has highly qualified counselors there to help you. They will not hang up until that know you are OK.

1-800-273-8255 ) Option # 1

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all….never ever, give up!

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I Was Considering Suicide to Check Out of This Hotel Called Earth.

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Had cataract surgery just one hour ago on my right eye. Typing with one eye for now. Lots of fun.

As a veteran, my heart breaks every time I hear about another brother or sister committing suicide. This happens 22 times everyday. Before I finish this post another one will die.

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Let me give you some back ground on my self:

I struggled often while I was deployed. I was a teenager, and missed home. I also had some buddies die, so I was on the edge, like many military personnel that are deployed.

I was in a bad situation for my mental health. When I got out and was married. Everything seem to mount up on me. I had trouble relating to my wife. I barked at family and friends.

I reached to bottom of my life on March 31st, 2001. That was the year when the Twin Towers were hit by planes. My father also died that year, and I was at my ropes end.

On April 1st (fool’s day) I couldn’t take anymore. I was in my Ford Explorer driving. I was sobbing , and it was hard to see the road. I pulled into a high school parking lot, and found the most hidden part. I was considering suicide.

I was sobbing so much that the windows were fogging up. I finally cried out to God, “I can’t take this anymore!” Then suddenly I got quiet. the windows started clearing up. There was a freshness inside my rig.

It was almost like God was saying, “It is about time you came back to me. Now let me carry you the rest of the Way.” I was stunned. I had forgotten about God, but He waited patiently for me.

I drove home and went into my office. in a drawer I saw some journals I had been writing for several years. I picked one up and started reading. I saw immediately that what I was writing was what I was going through right then.

I had wanted to write a book, but didn’t know it would be about. I kept reading more from my journals, and soon realize exactly what I should be writing about. I had been writing my hurts, and failures, but also how I overcame them. People who were hurting needed to read this book.

Each journal seemed to fit perfectly into a chapter. I kept going for almost another year to finish writing. When I did, I was out looking for a publisher. I was surprised when several were interested. It was hard to do that in this day and age.

I picked out my publisher and had the book printed.

The title of my first book is, Signs Of Hope: Ways to Survive in an unfriendly world.

That book went on to win a National Award from, The Reader’s Choice Awards. I was able to put Award winning Author on all of my books.

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Now, of course I am almost finished with my second book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

I have told you in earlier posts that I have some powerful endorsements coming in for the book. I have a General. Several Colonels. A CEO for a nonprofit called Victory for Veterans. Several WWII veterans, and more.

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I encourage you to read some earlier posts. They are full of information about the book. Some endorsement are there as well.

I have a publisher interested, and I have already checked them out. I think we will be a great team. If I go with them this week, the book should be out on January.

Come back to see exactly when it will be published.

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My favorite times is now where I check to see how you are doing. You are a brother or sister to me, and I want what is best for you.

However, is there times when you feel like I did in 2001? Is the world spinning too fast? Too many burdens on your shoulders? You certainly are not alone my friend. There are over 9,770 fellow veterans on this site, and everyone of them have your back. But if it getting too overwhelming for you, GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free number that is 24/7. There are Highly qualified counselors there to help you. They will not hang up until they know you are OK.

1-800-273-8255 Option # 1

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never ever, give up!
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Homeless Veterans Need our help to survive

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They are bringing more troops home from Iraq.

It is a good move to get our troops home for the holidays. I am hoping they will also start sending more troops home from Afghanistan.

They deserve to come home and be with family.

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There was a shooting death

at the riots in Denver, Colorado yesterday. A man was shot in the face and killed instantly. The shooter was a hired security guard with Pinkertons security. Apparently the man shot had slapped the shooter in the face. Is that worth killing someone?

There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason for the violence, other than to cause chaos and destruction. It is not about black people being killed anymore. It is called Anarchies to the fullest.

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I am worried

about our fellow veterans who are left out in the cold. I mean for real. There are far too many veterans who are homeless. Hard to explain why, but they are out on the streets having to beg for support. They served their country only to have to live out in the cold. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE!!!

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I cover the homeless veterans in my new book

Signs of Hope for the military: In and Out of the trenches of Life. There is a whole chapter reaching out to them.

I also cover spouses who are left behind when there is deployment. I also speak about the male spouses who are left behind, and how it is harder for them.

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An update on how the book is going.

I have a publisher that I am in contact with and they seem very interested. They sound solid, and if we can can agree on a few things we will work together.

I only have a few more interviews, and then to format the book. It has already been professionally edited.

I will keep you posted as to the actual publication date.

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Checking in.

How are you doing my friend? Does it seem you have the whole earth on your shoulders? Are the burdens getting pretty heavy? You are not alone. There are over 9,700 fellow veterans her who have your back..

If you are overwhelmed right now, GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free number to call 24/7. It has highly qualified counselors there to help you. They will not hang up until they know you are alright.

1-800-273-8255 Option # 1

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Remember:

You ar enever alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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