Newport Car Museum

Businesses show a nation’s gratitude this Veterans Day

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 Military. 

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 menu

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 Coffee

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 menu

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. 10-12

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

Admission Discounts:

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 weekend.

And – as always – thank you for your service.