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Smart Shopper: Veterans Day freebies and discounts

Posted at 8:26 AM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 08:26:38-05

Just saying "thank you" never seems like enough when it comes to our military men and women. Our nation honors all of them this Sunday, Nov. 11 on Veterans Day. Businesses are offering some wonderful free or discounted deals.

Free Flu Shots, American Family Care locations: Bring the proper military identification to American Family Care, 1740 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, this Sunday, Nov. 11 for a free flu shot. To find a location near you, head to

Free Haircuts, participating Sport Clips Locations : On Sunday, Nov. 11, active military and veterans will receive a free trim with proper identification. Be sure to click on this link to see if your location is participating. In addition, Sport Clips will donate one-dollar from every hair service that day to the VFW's Sport Clips "Help a Hero" Scholarship program. This provides scholarships for active duty military and veterans looking to further their education.

Target discounts : Need to get a little shopping done? Now through Nov. 12, head to this link, fill out the form for Target and you could qualify for 10 percent off your online or in-store purchases.

Good Year Auto Service and Just Tires : From Nov. 9-11, the "Checks for Vets" promotion includes free tire, brake and battery checks. Who is eligible? By bringing in the valid identification, military members along with police, fire, paramedic and first responders who present a valid ID will receive 10 percent off tires (Goodyear, Kelly or Dunlop brands). Make sure to go online to book that appointments beginning Nov. 9, during the in-store promotional period, through Nov. 16, to be eligible for the offers. For those who take advantage of this offer, Folds of Honor will receive $5. This is a non-profit that provides educational scholarships to families of military who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty.

An extremely helpful website to find out all types of Veterans Day deals is  along

Some of the big meal offers are:

4GR8FOOD Brands, free meal with proper ID on Sunday, Nov. 11: 4GR8FOOD brands consist of the famous Beltline Bar, Rockwell Republic, Sundance Grill (2 locations) Grand Coney (3 locations) Red Geranium (2 locations) Noble, Bagel Beanery on Michigan Street, Pete’s Tavern and Grill, Omelette Shoppe (2 locations in GR; 2 locations in Traverse City) The Original Flap Jack Shack in Traverse City, Boone’s Prime Time Pub in TC, and the Apache Trout Grill in TC. Find out more details at 4GR8FOOD.COM


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