Companies That Give Back to Vets — And Where Military Members Can Find Deals This Memorial Day

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The men and women in the U.S. military deserve appreciation for their service, and our nation’s businesses are doing what they can to make sure that happens this Memorial Day weekend.

Some companies are going above and beyond to make sure both those who protect our country and fallen soldiers are appreciated by giving back to veteran organizations and offering special deals for the holiday.

On Memorial Day, those who serve or previously served can expect these following companies to offer a deal or promotion as their way to show support:

  • ACE Hardware: they’re partnering with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S. to hand out 1 million free American flags, with a second flag then being donated to a VFW Post.
  • Applebee’s: through May — which is Military Appreciation Month — active-duty service members and veterans receive 15% off.
  • Blue Star Museums: service members and their families receive free admission at over 2,000 museums.
  • Costco: those who sign up for a membership will receive an additional $60 in savings.
  • 7-Eleven: military veterans can receive a free Big Gulp or medium coffee.
  • Food Lion: on May 27 they are offering a 10% discount.
  • Fogo de Chão: on Memorial Day, active military members and veterans get 50% off, plus 10% for each additional guest, up to three people.
  • Goodyear Auto: 10% discount on all Goodyear Tires and a free car care check.
  • Logan’s Roadhouse: active-duty members and veterans receive a free meal on Memorial Day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Lowe’s: veterans receive a 10% discount on Memorial Day.
  • Outback Steakhouse: veterans, active-duty service members, police officers, and firefighters get a 20% off discount through Memorial Day.
  • Sherwin-Williams: an extra 10% discount on paints and stains for active duty members, veterans, reservists, and their spouses during the entire month.

Companies aren’t stopping there, as some give back to veteran organizations.

American Airlines supports American troops year-round through their partnerships with The Medal of Honor Foundation, George W. Bush Institute and Gary Sinise Foundation. Additionally, with their Miles for Our Heroes, members can donate their air mileage to service members, veterans and their families.

In November of 2018, The Home Depot Foundation vowed to increase their commitment toward veteran causes to $500 million by 2025. By already reaching their quarter goal two years early, the foundation was able to work with nonprofits to improve over 40,000 veterans homes and facilities.

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“Giving back to our nation’s heroes is a part of our DNA at The Home Depot,” executive director Shannon Gerber said in a statement. “We’re proud to partner with the best nonprofits in the nation to solve veteran issues and serve our servicemen and women who dedicated their lives to our country and sacrificed so much.”

The Starbucks company is also committed to honoring military members as they support several organizations, including Blue Star Families, the United Service Organizations (USO), and The Mission Continues.

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BillF
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BillF

Vets get 10% discount EVERY day at Lowe’s. Just sign up for MyLowes.

James
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I’m signed up at Lowe’s and get squat – – not even a Thank You for my purchases. Their card is worthless.

Dean
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Dean

Vets ALWAYS get 10% off, no sign up needed. Just show your ID or other proof of service.

Jim
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starbucks and hd not so much

Phyllis Softa
Member

Not so much WHAT? Home Depot offers a 10% discount to veterans throughout the year. Same policy as Lowe’s.

John Darlin CSM USA retired
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John Darlin CSM USA retired

Amen as a retired veteran I always shop at Lowe’s not only for the 10% but my local Lowe’s welcomes my PTSD/TBI service animal (who is in fact a mini pig ) and even keeps treats for him at the register they are a great supporter of vetrans

Frank
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Frank

Not all Home Depot’s! We were told “no” at our Monroe, La store when we asked for a veteran discount. We haven’t been back since. It Lowe’s for us all the time.

Mort
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Mort

NO it isnt same policy…. HD supports ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION….and doesnt extend policy to family memebers……. Lowes extends the discount to family members !! GO LOWES !!!

John Darlin CSM USA retired
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John Darlin CSM USA retired

as a retired veteran I always shop at Lowe’s not only for the 10% but my local Lowe’s welcomes my PTSD/TBI service animal (who is in fact a mini pig ) and even keeps treats for him at the register they are a great supporter of vetrans

Jule Ray Westcott
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Jule Ray Westcott

Ya wonderful. Min wage jobs. How bout the VA hire vets?

Mort
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Mort

They do, I worked there for 17 years……

Otis
Member

God bless our troops and God bless America.

Rodney Brooks
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Rodney Brooks

What happened to the original purpose of Memorial Day. When you see a veteran wearing a hat from his/her time in the service, don’t come up to then and say ”Happy Memorial Day”. Memorial Day was set aside for the nation to focus on the Men and Women that made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Memorial Day is not the time to rush out to buy furniture, a car, paint or out to breakfast because you’ll get a free cup of coffee. Please take the time to visit a National Veteran Cemetery. It is the proper time to give… Read more »

Kilr
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Kilr

Young people are not taught things like that in school anymore….nor are they taught by their parents who probably do not know either.

Chuck Schultz
Member

Semper Fi… to all my Vietnam brothers and sisters who never made it back ….this is your day !
Proun Vietnam veteran…

Otis
Member

Thank you for your service Charles.

James
Member

Back at you Charles, from this Korean and Vietnam era veteran!!

Kilr
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Kilr

The Home Depot does do some good things for vets….BUT they REFUSE to follow the lead of LOWES and allow the same 10% discount to veterans who are NOT retired from active duty, disabled, or actually ON active duty. Veterans who volunteered, served their enlistment honorably, and returned home without a disability or being wounded are afforded the ‘military’ discount ONLY on Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Veterans Day. Just wanted y’all to KNOW the FACTS.

David
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David

If you bring a copy of your DD-214 into a Lowes store, and have the MyLowes card, they’ll check of a box on your MyLowes account, and you’ll get the 10% all year. Just scan your card, and it will automatically be applied. If you have the MyLowes app on your phone, you have your Lowes card available to be scanned.

Kilr
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Kilr

I did that…Just don’t care for HD touting how vet friendly they are when they refuse to recognize ALL vets who have honorably served.

Roy Scott Swagger
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Roy Scott Swagger

The home depot company does offer the discount year round for all Veterans just show proof of service to the cashier.

Phyllis Softa
Member

Your HD apparently does not follow the same procedure as the HD in my town or even what is stated online.

Jule Ray Westcott
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Jule Ray Westcott

Home depot and Lowes in my town require you know spanish. You can not get hired if you are not bilingual. Total BS

James
Member

Gee, I have been under the impression for the past 84 years THIS is America. WHERE did I go wrong? “Total BS” indeed.

Richard
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Richard

Incorrect. If you are qualified to receive a Veterans Affairs “Choose VA” id card, it is on the list of ids recognized by HD for a 10% discount every day. Contact the VA for qualifications which does not include having to have retired from the military, simply having served on active duty with an honorable discharge are the qualifications.

Patrick Brent
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Patrick Brent

General John Archer Lejeune / luh jern (CMC XIII )
would be proud of this fine effort Semper Fidelis Leathernecks

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