Veterans Day freebies & discounts in Colorado’s Grand Valley
Businesses in town are celebrating the sacrifices of military veterans by offering some nice perks in honor of Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Food, shopping discounts, car wash, haircuts and more …
So a note to all the civilians out there: Don’t forget to hug a veteran, call a veteran, visit a veteran, and/or thank a veteran on Tuesday. Also, attend the Veterans Day Parade at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at downtown Grand Junction’s Main Street. See below for the list of discounts and freebies; and make sure you bring valid proof of military service. It’s suggested you call ahead to verify participation as some of the businesses are franchises and may have different policies.
DISCOUNTS & FREEBIES
Fee Free Day at Colorado National Monument — In fact, all areas managed by the National Park Service will not charge entrance fees for Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Applebee’s, 711 Horizon Dr. — Free meal for active duty military and veterans from a select menu on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Info: 970-256-0022.
Bed Bath & Beyond, 2464 Hwy 6, #106 — Active duty, veterans and military spouses get 20 percent off entire in-store purchase Nov. 8-11. Info: 970-243-3060.
Big Lots, 2401 North Ave. — On Saturday, Nov. 8, active duty military and veterans can get 10 percent off total purchases. Info: 970-243-5812.
Cabela’s, Mesa Mall — On Nov. 8-11, active duty military, veterans, and law enforcement/EMS will get a five-percent discount off firearms and ammunition, and a 10-percent discount off all other purchases. Info: 970-683-5000.
Chili’s, 584 24 1/2 Road — Get a free meal from a select menu on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Info: 970-257-1800.
Denny’s, 710 Horizon Dr. — Free all-you-can-eat pancakes on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. for active duty, retirees and veterans. Info: 970-243-5030.
Golden Corral, 1100 Independent Ave. — Enjoy a free meal and beverage if you are active duty military, veteran or Guard/Reserves on Monday, Nov. 17, from 5-9 p.m. Info: 970-241-7004.
Great Clips, 2500 Broadway, 2546 Rimrock Ave., 2885 North Ave. — Active duty or veterans can get a free haircut on Tuesday, Nov. 11, or they can choose to get a free haircut card which must be redeemed by Dec. 31.
Home Depot, 2436 F Road — Veterans get 10 percent off purchases on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Year-round, the 10-percent discount is available for active duty military, reserve and retirees only. A military ID is required. Info: 970-244-8577.
Hooters, 2880 North Ave. — Active duty military and veterans can enjoy a free meal up to $10.99 with any drink purchase on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Info: 970-242-2143.
Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft, Mesa Mall — Active duty military, veterans and dependents will get 20 percent off purchases Nov. 10-15. Must show proof of service. For more information, call 970-241-8617.
Lowe’s, 2525 Rimrock Ave. — Veterans get a 10 percent discount on store purchases Nov. 6-11. Active, reserve, retired military personnel and disabled veterans receive a 10-percent discount on purchases every day. Info: 970-683-4760.
Olive Garden, 2416 Hwy. 6 & 50 — Free meal for veterans from a select menu on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Info: 970-243-7355.
Outback Steakhouse, 2432 Hwy. 6 & 50 — Veterans are honored on Tuesday, Nov. 11, with a free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage. “Military Mates” also receive 15 percent off purchases from Nov. 12 through Dec. 31. Info: 970-257-7550.
Red Lobster, 575 24 1/2 Road — Choose a free appetizer from a select list Nov. 11-14. Info: 970-242-2050.
Red Robin, 2530 Rimrock Ave. — Active duty and veterans can get a free Tavern Double Burger and bottomless steak fries on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Info: 970-242-4101.
Shiners Car Wash, 2460 Hwy. 6 & 50 — Free exterior car wash for all active duty military and veterans on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Bring proof of service. Info: 970-245-2552.
Texas Roadhouse, 2870 North Ave. — Free meal and beverage from select menu Tuesday, Nov. 11. Info: 970-243-5700.
Village Inn, 1910 North Ave. & 757 Horizon Drive — Active duty military and veterans get their choice of a free stack of buttermilk pancakes, French toast or Belgian waffle on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Info: 970-243-5467 (North Ave.) or 970-254-8067 (Horizon).
Don’t see a business listed above? Just ask a customer service representative if a Veterans Day discount may apply.
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