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 November 8, 2012  Posted by  Expired

Once again this year, hotels, sightseeing attractions and stores nationwide are saluting U.S. military, veterans and their families with discounts and freebies on Veterans Day weekend. Everybody — veterans or not — gets FREE admission to national parks that usually charge a few on Veterans Day weekend.

We’ll be rounding up the restaurant freebies in another post. Here are freebies, discounts and deals on travel and other services for Veterans Day weekend:

  • Red Roof Inn is extending a 15% discount for all of November at more than 300 Red Roof hotels and motels nationwide. In addition, Red Roof has a new partnership with the FITCO Cares Foundation which provides free fitness equipment, personal training and life coaching to in-need veterans with disabilities.  The hotelier also is contributing $1 to FITCO Cares Foundation for every “like” this month on its Facebook page.
  • More than 600 inns and B&B’s are honoring active and retired military veterans and one guest with a free room on November 11. Offer is based on availability.  Click here for the list by area.
  • The Miami Seaquarium is offering FREE admission on November 11 and 12 to all veterans, active duty military, police, fire and EMT personnel with a valid military or employee I.D. Accompanying family members pay the discounted admission price of $11 plus tax.  City, county and federal employees also are invited for the same $11 ticket price.
  • Both Home Depot and Lowe’s are offering a 10% discount on Veterans’ Day, to active and retired military, except on services and gift cards.  Must present a valid military ID or Veteran Identification Card (VIC).
  • Get additional discounts with the FREE VetRewards card that I wrote about on New York City on the Cheap.

Thank you to all our service men and women, whether you are active, retired or reservists.

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Evelyn Kanter

Evelyn Kanter is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting on good deals and warning about bad ones, for longer than she cares to admit publicly. A native and lifelong New Yorker, she was the first consumer reporter for CBS News and for WABC TV “Eyewitness News” and helped launch the “Sales and Bargains” column in New York Magazine. Evelyn is the author or editor of more than a dozen travel guidebooks and apps, including Peaceful Places New York City, and owns and operates NYC On The Cheap and EcoXplorer. A long-time tree-hugger, Evelyn also writes about green travel, green cars and saving the green in your wallet for national and regional publications, including a column syndicated by Motor Matters and for, AAA magazines and airline inflights.

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