Veterans Discount Directory
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The Fresno Grizzlies have announced that a discount for all veterans and active duty military members is here to stay. The ball park is offering up a permanent military discount on all single-game tickets. Veterans with a valid Veteran ID Card and active duty military members with a valid Military ID Card will be able to take advantage of the discount at all ticket levels for all home games at Chukchansi Park (1800 Tulare St., Fresno, CA 93721).
Note: The discount is only valid in person at the Chukchansi Park ticket office, for ID purposes. Tickets for anyone in the party of a veteran or active duty military member will also be discounted by $2 (maximum eight tickets). Calling the ticket office ahead of time is also encouraged to check on availability.
Special Discounts & Freebies
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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Veterans Only Parking Lot Report
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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.
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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.
Free Help With Disability Claims
DAVs MSO program provides support to veterans developing, filing and winning claims for benefits, administered under federal, state and local laws. National Service Officers counsel and assist with the development of evidence, completion of required applications and prosecution of claims; bringing benefit and services education to veterans and their families. This exceptional service is available to veterans free of charge and there is no need to be a DAV member to take advantage of this service.
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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.
UPDATE (May 7, 2019): Hoping to corral ballooning costs of a program that waives tolls for disabled veterans on Texas Department of Transportation toll roads, state lawmakers are crafting legislation to limit the number of vehicles veterans can drive for free.
Lawmakers worry that some veterans may be taking advantage of the program, acquiring plates eligible for free tolls for multiple vehicles. According to testimony at a Texas House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee hearing recently, 719 veterans have five or more plates and two veterans have 11 such plates.
When a veteran dies, family members can request a free urn from Free Urns for Veterans. To request free urn click here.
Free access to the National Veterans Memorial and Museum for 2019, for active duty service members and veterans.
Travel Discounts for Veterans
Army MWR: Primarily a one-stop shop for active duty service members. They offer a wealth of information about MWR opportunities on Army bases around the world. You can explore libraries, physical fitness facilities, and community support programs, to arts and crafts, entertainment and dining.
Navy MWR: Another great website that offers travel information and services for veterans. The website is very similar to the Army website, but, with a few differences that most will find beneficial.
Government Vacation Rewards: This website requires the user to create an online account. Once registered, you’ll discover lots of information on a variety of travel opportunities ranging from cruises to European tours. The website maintains that it has some of the lowest prices you can get for travel and they offer price-matching “best value guarantee.” No guarantees of lowest fees, but, do your homework.
Disneyland and Disneyworld: Each year Disney Resorts sets aside a certain number of rooms and park tickets at a discount for active duty service members and veterans. Call 714-956-6425 to inquire about discounts, check availability of tickets and to make reservations.
Veterans Wanted [Free Gift for Participating]
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is currently recruiting veterans to participate in user experience study. The VA wants to make it easier for veterans to navigate, apply for benefits, manage their online accounts, and track applications for VA benefits. Teams at the VA want to hear your feedback about improvements they are making to the new VA website, mobile applications, and other digital tools. All veterans are welcome to participate. Additionally, the VA is seeking caretakers, family members, and soon-to-separate active duty service members. All participants will receive a nominal thank you gift from the VA. Click here to participate.
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.