Thank you for your service: This Thursday, we honor millions of U.S. servicemen and women on Veterans Day.
The stock market is open on Veterans Day, and most other businesses stay open during the federal holiday, as well.
And many of them are offering special discounts and perks for veterans this year.
That includes Krispy Kreme DNUT, +4.26% and Dunkin’ dishing free donuts; IHOP and Denny’s flipping free pancakes, and Starbucks SBUX, -1.31% pouring free coffee. Nearly all of these deals are for in-store customers only — so online orders are excluded. More Veteran’s Day food deals include free entrees from Olive Garden and Applebee’s. And all of these deals are for veterans as well as active military members.
Special offers for veterans are not just limited to food, however. From Nov. 11 through Nov. 14, Walgreens WBA, +1.61% is offering veterans, active-duty military and their families 20% off eligible store items at any Walgreens or Duane Reade store.
Other retailers are joining in on the Veterans Day discounts. Kohl’s is doubling its typical military discount from 15% to 30% from Nov. 7 to Nov. 11, and Under Armour UAA, +0.63% is offering service members and their families 40% off all purchases on the company’s website between Nov. 5 and Nov. 11.
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Military news resource military.com has compiled a list of the hundreds of available events, discounts and free items available to U.S. veterans this year.
Some businesses require servicemen and women to show proof that they are serving or have served in the military, so in some instances veterans may have to provide identification. But many places also count being dressed in uniform as a form of identification.