By Brad Tuttle
November 8, 2017

Major retailers like Target, Publix, Walgreens, and Toys R Us are thanking both U.S. veterans and active military members with special deals, discounts, and freebies for Veterans Day 2017.

And in many cases, it’s not necessary to wait for Veterans Day—on Saturday, November 11—to take advantage of the offers.

Customers with valid military ID can expect Veterans Day deals like 10% off groceries and 15% to 20% off toys and household staples now and in the days ahead. And if you’re too busy to shop this weekend, bear in mind that many retailers, including Lowe’s and some Home Depot locations, offer 10% off most purchases for customers with military ID any day of the year.

Restaurants around the country are hosting special Veterans Day 2017 free meals and promotions as well—we’ll publish a separate list of all the best free food deals. For now, here’s a rundown of the best Veterans Day discounts, deals, and giveaways from retailers and other businesses this week.

Target: Now through Saturday, November 11, veterans, active military personnel, and their families can get 10% off everything at Target. The special offer, valid for members of the armed services as well as their spouses and their dependent children, requires that you register for a coupon that can be used once by Saturday. The discount applies to your entire purchase, but there are some exclusions, including alcohol and certain toys and electronics.

Toys R Us: Customers with valid military ID get 15% off in-store purchases at Toys R Us and Babies R Us, now through November 11. Be aware, however, that there is a long list of exclusions—including baby food, diapers, formula, and gift cards, as well as many video games and consoles and brands like American Girl, Maclaren, Build-a-Bear, and Nike.

Red Roof Inn: Veterans and active-duty military who make reservations at a Red Roof Inn property by November 22—for a stay anytime now through February 28, 2018—will get 40% off the best available rate. Enter the code VP#623095 when booking your stay.

Cabela’s: Verified members of the armed services get 5% off at Cabela’s year-round, and they’ll get an extra 5% discount for eligible purchases on November 9-12.

Food Lion: Customers with valid military ID get 10% off on Saturday.

Publix: Show a military ID when you make your Publix grocery run on Saturday and you’ll get 10% off. Some purchases are excluded from the discount, including prescriptions, alcohol, gift cards, tobacco, and lottery tickets.

TOPS Market: Veterans and active military get 11% off their total purchase on Saturday, with some exclusions—including fuel, pharmacy items, gift cards, alcohol, and tobacco.

Dollar General: Veterans, active military, and their immediate families receive 11% off eligible purchases on Saturday. Show ID in store, or enter the promotional code VET17 online, to get the discount.

Walgreens and Duane Reade: Show military ID and a Walgreens rewards card and you’ll get 20% off regular-priced items on Saturday at Walgreens and Duane Reade. There are some exclusions, including prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, gift cards, dairy products, and magazines.

TOMS: Verified members of the armed services can get 15% off regular-priced purchases at TOMS, now through November 15.

Great Clips: Veterans and current members of the military get a free haircut on Saturday at Great Clips—or can pick up a card valid for a free haircut at a later date. And all customers getting haircuts on Veterans Day will also receive a coupon that can be given to a veteran or armed service member for a free haircut at a later date.

Meineke: Customers with military ID get a free basic oil change on Saturday, plus 45% off select car care services now through November 24.

UFC Gym: Military personnel can use UFC Gyms free of charge throughout the month of November.

B&Bs: Select bed-and-breakfast locations in the U.S. and Canada offer a free night’s stay for guests with valid military ID on Saturday, November 11. The map here shows participating inns.

Car Washes: Over 1,200 car wash locations are offering free car washes to veterans and active-duty military on Saturday. Click to find a participating location near you.

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