Here's a Rundown of the Deals Available to Our Military for Veterans Day

November 8, 2019
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 Veterans Day is on Monday, so here's a rundown of all the restaurants, stores, and websites offering deals for veterans and active military personnel . . .

1.  Restaurants.  A ton of restaurants are offering free food, including Applebee's, Buffalo Wild Wings, CPK, Chili's, Cracker Barrel, Denny's, IHOP, Golden Corral, Red Lobster, and Red Robin.

2.  Coffee and donuts.  Starbucks is offering free coffee for veterans, active duty service members, and military spouses on Monday and Dunkin' Donuts is offering veterans and active duty military a free donut on Monday.

3.  Great Clips.  Anybody who gets a haircut at Great Clips on Monday will get a free haircut card to give to a military member of any branch, including the National Guard.  And veterans who visit a salon on Monday will get either a free haircut that day or a free haircut card redeemable through December 31st.

4.  Retail stores.  Kohl's is offering a 30% discount on purchases now through Monday.  Home Depot and Lowe's are offering a 10% discount.  And Target is giving a 10% discount on one purchase in stores and online through Monday.

5.  Amazon.  They're offering current military and veterans $40 off the regular price of Amazon Prime through Monday.  That's $79, compared with the regular price of $119.  And it works even if you're already a Prime member. 

Here are the San Diego Events

Veterans Day Lunch at San Diego Chinese Historical Museum. Meet veterans and their families, and mingle with other community members. Nov. 10, 11 am-1 pm. Please RSVP to ashley@sdchm.org. 404 Third Ave., downtown San Diego. www.sdchm.org. 

FREE Celebrate Veterans Day with Flagship Cruises. From Nov. 10-12, all veterans, active-duty, retired and reserve members of the military can enjoy a free ride on the Patriot Jet Boat (Nov. 10-11) or a narrated Harbor Tour (Nov. 10-12). Present a valid military ID at the ticket booth to receive your free boarding ticket. www.flagshipsd.com/tours.  

FREE Honoring Local Heroes at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. To say thank you to our local heroes, Birch Aquarium is offering free admission to all active, reserve, retired service men and women, and veterans, plus $3 off admission for each person in their group (up to 6 people). Nov. 11 & 12, 9 am-5 pm. 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. www.aquarium.ucsd.edu. 

FREE San Marcos Veterans Day Ceremony. Featuring patriotic displays, music and retiring of the flag followed by a traditional military ceremony and reception with cake and coffee. Nov. 11, 2-4 pm. Helen Bougher Memorial Park, 1243 Borden Rd. www.san-marcos.net/veterans. 

FREE Veterans Day Ceremony in Poway. Nov. 11, 11 am. Veterans Park, 14134 Midland Rd. www.poway.org. 

Veterans Cruise FREE. from NOW to Nov. 11th, Hornblower’s Harbor Cruise is free for all veterans and active-duty military (please show valid ID at the ticket booth). Boarding times: 10 & 11:15 am; 12:30, 1:45, 3 & 4:15 pm. Reservations required. Hornblower Landing, 970 Harbor Dr., downtown San Diego. www.hornblower.com/port/overview/sd+veterans-cruise-free. 

FREE Veterans Day Ceremony in El Cajon. Nov. 11, 1-2 pm. Centennial Plaza, 200 Civic Center Way. www.cityofelcajon.us. 

FREE Solana Beach Veterans Day Ceremony. Highlights include the Camp Pendleton Young Marines as color guard, the Santa Fe Christian School Bnad and a special guest speaker. Nov. 11, 11 am-noon. La Colonia Park. www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us. 

FREE Veterans Day Ceremony at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Includes a special plaque presentation honoring Marine Corps Sergeant Major Dan Daly. Nov. 12, 2-3 pm. 6905 La Jolla Scenic Dr., La Jolla. www.soledadmemorial.com.