Here is the 2023 list – retail first, then travel and recreation.
Most businesses require proof of military service.
There are several types of identification you can use to prove you are a veteran. Click here for the most popular identification options. Or, show up in uniform.
Shopping, Products, and Services
Academy Sports: Servicemembers and first responders get 10% off in store and online Oct. 22-Nov. 12.
Publix: Veterans and active military personnel can save 10% on groceries Nov. 11.
Rack Room Shoes: Service members and their families get 20% off their entire in-store purchase with valid ID.
Sports Clips: Many participating Sport Clips locations are offering free Veterans Day haircuts for those with military ID.
Target: Active duty service members and veterans as well as spouses and children get a 10% across-the-board discount, which guests can use twice through Nov. 11. To redeem the offer, guests must verify eligibility by registering at this link.
Tractor Supply Company: Active duty and former military members and their dependents will get a 15% discount in stores nationwide on Veterans Day with a valid military ID or proof of service.
ZIPS Car Wash: All veterans and active duty service members get a free car wash Nov. 11.
Attractions and Lodging
9/11 Memorial & Museum (New York City): From Nov. 8-12, veterans and active service members, as well as and Blue and Gold Star family members, will receive free museum admission.
Akron Zoo (Ohio): All veterans and service members receive free admission and immediate family members receive 50% off admission Nov. 8-12. To receive Veterans Appreciation Days discount, come to the ticket counter to purchase tickets.
Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach, Calif.): Veterans and active duty military personnel who show valid service ID will receive free admission Nov. 11. Advance reservation is required.
Colonial Williamsburg: All active duty service members, reservists, National Guard members, veterans, and military retirees and their dependents receive free admission Nov. 10-12.
Des Moines Botanical Center (Des Moines, Iowa): Veterans receive free admission Nov. 11. Immediate family members receive 50% off admission.
Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, Va.): All active duty, former, or retired military personnel receive free admission Nov. 11.
National World War I Museum and Memorial (Kansas City, Mo.): Veterans and active duty military personnel receive free admission Nov. 10-12. The general public receives half-price admission.
Six Flags: Many Six Flags parks are offer veterans and active military members free, admission, a drink bottle, and commemorative gifts Nov. 10-12. Friends and family members (up to four) of veterans also receive discounted admission tickets.
World of Coca-Cola (Atlanta): Military members (active duty, reserves, and retirees) can enjoy a visit to World of Coca-Cola free of charge year-round, but from Friday, Nov. 3 to Sunday, Nov. 12, military members can purchase up to four general admission tickets at half price. The discounted tickets can be purchased online starting Nov. 1 using the promo code VETS2023. Members will be asked to present their valid armed forces ID when they arrive at the attraction.
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