Our world is not split only into restaurants and everything else, despite what culinary masters like Gordon Ramsey might imply. Businesses everywhere are offering deals, discounts, and freebies to active military, inactive military, and veterans. These deals come from a wide variety of backgrounds, ranging from travel to entertainment to shopping to yes, restaurants.
The sheer number of restaurant deals dictated that they receive a post all to themselves, but this post will serve as a catch-all for the other Veterans Day deals out there. It’s an eclectic mix, to be sure, but we don’t want to leave anyone out. And rather than copying someone else’s list, we built this one on our own and made sure everyone listed has a presence in Indianapolis.
So, if you or someone you know is or was affiliated with our nation’s military, we want to start by saying thank you again. Then, we want to point you toward the following list of deals, discounts, and freebies:
Bed Bath & Beyond – Starting Saturday, November 9 and continuing through Monday, November 11, active military and vets can take 20% off their entire purchase.
Carnival Cruise Lines: Military personnel receive up to $400 off Fun Select pricing on cruise sailings and as much as $50 onboard credits if they book in November.
Costco – Join Costco as a new member and you’ll receive over $50 in savings for active military and veterans.
CVS – Their program runs all year for 20% off in stores and 10% if you order online.
Dollar General – Veterans, active military, members of the National Guard and Reserve and immediate family members can take 11% off the total purchase on Monday.
Great Clips and Sports Clips – Both of these salons are offering FREE hair cuts to active military and vets on Monday, November 11. If you don’t need a haircut that day, you can still drop by Great Clips and pick up a voucher you can redeem for the same freebie any time between Veterans Day and New Years Eve.
Guitar Center – Any purchase on Veterans Day for active military or vets is 10% off, with no minimum purchase.
Hancock Fabrics – This one has an even longer time frame. From now through Monday, November 11, the military discount is 20%. (And yes, they sell far more than just fabrics).
Home Depot – 10% discount to all veterans. (Home Depot offers the 10% discount year round, too, for active duty and retirees.)
Indianapolis Zoo – All current military and veterans get in free on Sunday, November 10 (because the zoo is closed on Mondays <grin>). Family members can take advantage of a 20% discount.
Indianapolis Animal Care and Control: How about adopting a dog for just $11 today? If you’re a vet, consider a new pet!
IMAX Theater Indiana State Museum: If you’re a vet, you can see any of the films shown at IMAX today FREE. Family members get $1 off a ticket price.
Just Pop In: Like popcorn? Get a FREE bag on Monday at the Broad Ripple location
Latitude 39 – For the entire Veterans Day weekend, veterans and active military can take 15% off your entire bill (except for alcoholic beverages) just by showing ID.
Lowe’s – All veterans receive a 10% discount on Monday. Their instructions say to show a a valid Form DD214 or other proof of service.
National Parks – While we’re on the subject of traveling, all National Parks are open and FREE of charge on Monday, November 11 to veterans and active military. Here in Indiana, that means you can visit the Lincoln Boyhood Memorial Park for FREE. Outside of this state, you have plenty more parks to choose from.
Red Roof Inn – If active military or veterans are planning to take a trip this month, consider Red Roof Inn along the way. You can take 15% off the cost of your stay throughout the month of November.
Toys R Us – Toys“R”Us and Babies”R”Us is celebrating all week: military members and their families get one regular-priced item between Sunday, November 10 and Saturday, November 16.