The people of the USA are celebrating Veterans Day to thank all those who have served or are serving in the U.S military. For showing love and respect towards them, many restaurants and businesses offer discounts and freebies for veterans and their families.
A few brands and retailers are offering deals for active and former military members and their families, and they even have a few deals for those who haven’t served on Veterans Day 2020. For service members, most online retailers require an ID verification in order to secure the discount. Still others only require a promo code to capitalize on the markdowns.
Veterans day is a well known American holiday and it is a day for honoring all veterans. The country was remembering those who gave their lives for the country, particularly in battle or from wounds they suffered in battle. This day honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace, dead or alive although it’s largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifices.
Once this day was known as Armistice day, commemorating World War 1. Even though the first world war ended on June 28, 1919, the fighting ended about seven months before that when the Allies and Germany put into effect an armistice on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. So November 11, 1918 was largely considered the end of “the war to end all wars”. In 1926, Congress officially recognized it as the end of the war, and in 1938, it became an official holiday to honor veterans of World War I.
Apart from the USA, Canada and Australia both call Nov. 11 “Remembrance Day.” Canada’s observance is pretty similar to America’s and in Australia the day is more akin to America’s Memorial Day. Britains also call it as Remembrance day, but observe it on the Sunday closest to Nov. 11 with parades, services and two minutes of silence in London to honor those who lost their lives in war.
Best deals for Veterans
Every year a wide selection of stores offers discounts all year and this year the deals and promo codes are extended to regular shoppers too. Veterans day discounts and deals are also coupled with Black Friday sales and Singles Day deals. The major retailers are:
- eBay: huge deals on tech, fashion, appliances and for top branded products.
- Kohl’s: Take $10 off orders of $25 and more with promo codes services. Veterans and their families will receive 30% off for in-store purchases with a valid military ID. For any purchases on November 19, Thursday, shoppers will get $10 back on Kohl’s cash for every $50 spent to be redeemed between November 20 – 25.
- Macy’s: Macy’s veterans days sale collection includes discounts of up to 50% on home goods, outwear, etc. They also provide an additional 15% – 20% off with promo code sale at checkout through November 12. Shoppers will get free shipping on any order of $25 and there will be an extended return policy through January 31, 2021.
- L. L. Bean: L. L. Bean is offering up a 15% discount through November 11 by verifying the eligibility online.
- Bissell: Veterans will get 20% off full-price items over at Bissell. Retailers can enter the code VETERAN20 at checkout to get 15% off their purchase through November 12.
- Nest Bedding: Nest Bedding is offering 20% off sitewide on this Veterans day and this offer will be applied automatically at the checkout. This deal will run through November 15.
- Eddie Bauer: Check out Eddie Bauer’s Veterans Day Sale to save 50% on the entire purchase. This deal is valid through November 11 and does not require any code.
- Brooklyn Bedding: Veterans can save 30% off on November 11 at Brooklyn Bedding. Non-veterans also get 25% off and there will be an additional 50% off with promo code VETERANSDAY25 at checkout.
- Under Armour: Under Armour offers 20% discount for veterans and their families throughout the year and the brand offers 40% discount in honor of the Veterans Day through Monday, November 16.
- Hello Fresh: Veterans can take $90 off from Veterans day through Sunday, November 15 for the first five deliveries. The offer is valid for 5 weeks and the discount breaks down to $42 off the first week, $18 off the second week, and $10 off for each consecutive week.
Mr. Trump and the first lady, laid a wreath at the Tomb of an unknown soldier on this Veterans day morning and this was his first formal public appearance since Mr. Biden was projected the winner of the presidential election.