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By Jeff Gross, contributing writer
Happy Veterans Day to current, former
and soon to be service members and especially to the families who must
sacrifice while their loved ones are deployed.
In an age where it is chic to
acknowledge our service men and women a lot of businesses are competing with
each other for bragging rights for coming up with the best discounts for our US
Whether it be food or hard goods to
online purchases and personal attention, there are an array of benefits
awaiting all our personnel. Listed below are some of what Rhode Island businesses
are doing to step up to the plate for our service men, women and families.
There are a large number of opportunities, as well, in neighboring
Massachusetts and Connecticut.
On behalf of a grateful nation – Thank
You – to all those in service, and – Thank You – to the enduring families, as
well. It’s your day this Veterans Day. Take some time to enjoy these special benefits
planned by your community – because you earned them.
Rhode Island Restaurants offering discounts:
Applebee’s – Free Meal for the Veteran from special menu
Chili’s – Free Veteran meal from special
Chipotle – Buy one get one free
Cracker Barrel – Free slice of
Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or Pumpkin Pie Latte.
Cumberland Farms – Free hot or Iced
Dunkin Donuts – Free donut
Denny’s – Free “Build Your Own
Grand Slam” – 5 am to noon, Monday. Dine-in only.
Friendly’s – Free meal from special
Olive Garden – Free entree from a
select menu on Monday
Outback Steakhouse – Through Monday,
20% heroes discount for military members, police officers, firefighters and
first responders. There’s also a 10% everyday Heroes
Discount for servicemen and women, police officers and firefighters.
Texas Roadhouse – Free lunch from
special menu 11 am to 4 pm Monday
Stores offering Discounts:
Ocean State Job Lot – 25% off for
all military, Nov. 7-13. All ID’s accepted
Walgreens – 20% off on Nov. 12. ID
and Rewards Card needed
Bed Bath and Beyond – 25% off Nov.
Dollar General -11% off Nov. 11
Kohl’s – 30% off Nov. 10-12
LL Bean – 25% off internet orders –
see website for promo code
Target – 10% off 1 purchase
Amazon – $40 off Amazon Prime
Check with your local museums, etc. for discounts on admissions for veterans and family members. Such as the Newport Car Museum, offering a $10 discounted admission this Veterans Day.
For a host of other discounts around the USA see the links below:
There are many more locations. Help
say thank-you back to these businesses by frequenting some this Veterans Day
And – as always – thank you for your service.