This year Veterans Day falls on November 11th and even if this is pretty close to Black Friday and all the shopping mayhem, retailers take every opportunity to rake in sales and this day is no exception.
The biggest discounts are, of course, to all active and retired military personnel, first responders, and their family members, but it’s worth noting that there are plenty of discounts for the rest of us too.
This long weekend sale provides an excellent opportunity to find great deals ahead of Black Friday crowds and shop in peace. Even with that, fellow veterans and active members will have to deal with early Christmas shoppers as retailers keep offering those deals earlier each year.
There are a few tricks to a successful Veteran’s Day shopping. This year Super Saturday is on the Veteran’s Day, so you will be able to enjoy plenty of savings opportunities and knock a few things out of your holiday shopping list with additional veteran’s discounts.
If you go to Walmart, Target, Sears, and Macy’s, look out for the best deals on toys, kids apparel, gift sets on winter accessories, homewear and other gear.
You can expect to see some holiday deals on electronics, TVs, and computers at Walmart.
Best Buy and PC Richard’s, which will be great savings when combined with military discounts.
Many dealerships are going to be offering amazing deals on new and used cars in anticipation of new vehicle crop for 2020.
Some of the most common discounts on Veteran’s Day are special offers from many restaurants. Think Applebee’s, Olive Garden, and Fridays. Many retailers and various services offer great sales too to show their appreciation.
When shopping, don’t forget to compare prices, especially with upcoming Black Friday ads. Sometimes it pays to wait a little, especially on clothing & shoes for the entire family.
Always look out for coupon codes and free shipping offers to sweeten the deal. Whatever happens during shopping, don’t worry – some of the best shopping holidays are right around the corner.
Let’s take a look at what’s available this year on Veteran’s Day:
- American Family Care – free flu shot for veterans on November 11
- Goodyear Auto Service and Just Tires – free tire, brakes, and battery checks, 10% off tires, and up to $250 worth of savings on other services and products. The company will donate $5 to Folds of Honor for redeeming “Checks for Vets” on November 9-11.
- Great Clips – free haircut or take a raincheck for a later one. You can also get a free haircut card for a veteran you know if you are getting a haircut on November 11.
- CheapOair – purchase a flight through November 12 with code VTRN27 and get $27 off
- Disney World – special discounts at Disney Resorts for military members
- Frontier Airlines – book a flight through November 13 with code SAVE90 and get up to 90% off
- Hyatt Hotels – if you are an active or retired military member, you can save 10-15% off your stay at the hotel chain with code MILVET anytime
- Red Roof Inn – November 1st to December 31st purchase a stay at any chain hotel and save 20% off with code VP#623095 and military ID. You’ll have to travel between November 1st and February 28th.
- Academy Sports + Outdoors – 10% off all purchases with a valid ID
- The Buckle – 10% off all the time
- Buy Buy Baby – 25% off everything through November 12th
- Toms – 20% off all full priced items
Hobbies and Entertainment
- Bass Pro Shops – 5% off for all military members all the time
- Cabela’s – 5% off everything all the time
- Guitar Center – free restringing and 10% off all the time. Everybody gets 15% off on November 11th with code HOLIDAY
- Northern Brewer – 15% off all brewing equipment
Bedding and Mattresses
- Brentwood Home – use code LA175 and get $175 off some mattresses or use PETBED20 and get 20% off pet beds
- Avocado Green Mattress – shop mattresses through November 18th and get $150 off everything with code 150GREEN. Military members with ID get extra $75 through November 12th
- Mattress Firm – military members and their family get 20% off all in-store purchases through November 12th
- Brooklyn Bedding – November 9-12 everybody gets 20% off mattresses, bedding, sheets, pillows, and more. Military members get 30% off.
Home and Appliances
- Big Lots – November 11-12 get 11% off everything in-store
- Bed, Bath & Beyond – all military members and their families get 25% off through November 12th
- Kmart – 10% off for all “Unsung heroes” – military members, veterans, teachers, first responders, police, firefighters, and nurses
- Dollar General – 11% off with code MILITARY11
- Sears – great discounts on appliances, tools, mattresses, furniture, and electronics. All the deals are on sales page
- Lowe’s and Home Depot – 10% off anytime
- Walgreens – 20% off non-sales items with Walgreens card and valid ID
- Target – 10% off through November 12th in-store and online
- World Market – 25% off home décor for military members and their family members through Monday