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Veterans must have proof of Honorable military discharge to receive discounts from merchants listed in this directory.  Dependents must show Dependent ID Card at time of purchase.

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Special Discounts & Freebies

San Francisco Premium Outlets
To show appreciation and support for the servicemen and women of its community, San Francisco Premium Outlets is celebrating military appreciation with special discounts! Guests to the center with a valid active duty military ID or Veteran ID can enjoy additional discounts on top of the enormous savings of up to 65% off a variety of the center’s sought-after brands, such as Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Cole Haan and Wilsons Leather.  Look for the patriotic star on their window. Participating stores proudly display a star decal on their store front windows to help shoppers quickly identify where these added savings are offered.


Free Meals for Veterans
Veteran Rations is a food truck that dishes out more than specialty dishes. Circulating in the Knoxville, Tennessee metro area, they're serving a thank you to those who have served, offering free meals to all eligible veterans.  Veteran Rations has planned to set up on University of Tennessee's campus during home football games this year.  To get a free meal Veteran ID required.


Free Access Pass
The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) recently announced that any veteran with a disability rating at any level from the VA is eligible to receive a free lifetime pass to national parks and other recreation areas, as well as discounts on some fees.  The lifetime Access Pass is available to those who have been medically determined to have a permanent disability.  The disability does not have to be 100 percent disability to get an Access Pass.  The Access Pass will give free entrance to the pass holder and any other passengers at "per vehicle" locations. The Access Pass is good only for the pass holder at all "per person" locations.

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Free Parking
Maryland’s largest mall, Arundel Mills, 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, MD 21076, announced that veteran parking spaces will be available throughout Arundel Mills’ seven parking areas. The free parking spaces will feature special signage noting their veteran designation.


No Tolls In Texas
A new toll discount program that allows a select group of veterans to drive toll-free on Central Texas toll roads has been overwhelmingly approved.  The new toll free discount program, which goes into effect on November 1, 2018, will allow qualified veterans to drive toll-free on interstate 183A toll, the 290 toll, the 71 toll lane, and the future 183 South and state highway 45SW toll roads.  Under Texas law, toll authorities are allowed to offer discounted or waived tolls for certain classes of veterans.  For instance, disabled veterans and Legion of Valor or Medal of Honor recipients will be allowed to drive toll-free. Texas House Bill 3139 was passed September 1, 2009 after veterans said they were having difficulty affording travel to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities.  All eligible veterans who wish to participate in the toll discount program will be required to register with the agency using the online portal on their website.


For a limited time, Sears is offering active duty military and veterans a discount of 20% off regular-priced merchandise and 5% off sale prices for tools and Lawn & Garden merchandise.  Call ahead to ensure participation and current status of discount.


Free Access To Military Records
Through November 12, 2018, Ancestry.com will allow free access to their collection of more than 250 million military records.   The records collection will include draft cards, service records, prisoner of war records, and casualty lists.


Free Car Wash
Grace for Vets is a program that unites the car wash industry by listing participating car washes that honor veterans by giving them a free car wash.  Most car washes in the program give free car wash each Veterans Day.  Some, give discounts year-round.

Please Read:  Proof of Honorable military service is always required by the merchant offering discounts.  Most merchants will accept many different forms of ID, for example, Veteran ID Card, State Driver’s License with Veterans Designation, VA Health Care ID card, Veterans Organization Card, DD Form 214, or DD Form 256.  Also, unless specified, it is a good idea to contact the merchant ahead of time to ensure participation in Veterans Day offers.  All other merchants in the Veterans Discount Directory have been verified by telephone in giving discounts.

Note:  Check back often.  Other merchants to be confirmed and added.