Our veterans more than deserve a free meal, and Veteran’s Day is a good day to show our gratitude. Typically, local eateries and restaurant chains offer special on this national holiday. In past years, establishments like Applebees, Starbucks, Bob Evans, Denny’s, Primanti Bros. and Olive Garden have offered free deals and meals on November 11. Check with your local favorite place to dine about discounts that they may be offering this year.
If you’re a veteran, you are probably familiar with places that offer discounts. Here’s quick refresher of events and venues around Pittsburgh that offer special fares and more to military personnel with valid military ID.
AMC Movie Theatres: Offers a reduced ticket price after 4 p.m. to active duty and retired military personnel.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh: Military personnel receive 50% off admission every day to Carnegie Science Center, Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History and The Andy Warhol Museum. Offer valid for up to four people.
Kennywood: Military members and their dependents can purchase a $21 FunDay pass, valid every day of the week.
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium: All active duty, reservists and veterans receive free general admission every day of the week.
Apple: Apple offers all active duty military service members discounts on select Apple products.
Footlocker: Offers 20% off of online purchases to all active duty and retired military service members.
Hanes.com: Hanes.com offers 10% off online orders to active duty and retired military service members.
Home Depot: Offers active and retired military 10% off on orders up to $500 in store only.
Lowe’s: Offers a 10% military discount every day to current and honorably discharged members of the Armed Forces.
Michael’s Crafts Store: Offers a 15% military discount to active duty and retired service members every day of the week, in store only.
Nike: All active and retired personnel receive a 10% at Nike.com and at Nike, Converse, and Hurley stores.
OfficeDepot: Offers active duty and retired military service members a 20% discount on select purchases.
OfficeMax: Offers active duty and retired military service members a 20% discount on select purchases.
Sam’s Club: Offers a $15 e-card to former and active duty military service members.
Yankee Candle: Offers a 10% discount to active and retired military service members for in-store purchases and online transactions.
Amtrak: Offers a 10% military discount on the lowest available rail fare to active duty military personnel, their spouses and dependents.
Greyhound: Offers a 10% military discount to active duty service members and their families at the ticket window. Offer is not available online.
Rental Car Companies: Alamo Car Rentals, Budget Truck Rental, Dollar Rent-A Car, Enterprise Car Rental and Hertz all offer discounts to active duty and retired military service members.
NHL.COM: Offers 15% off online orders to active duty and retired military personnel, their spouses, and dependents.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Offers military families discounted game tickets.
Certain discounts may only be available on Veteran’s Day and are subject to change. Please check with each company.