Stores offering discounts, perks for veterans

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Many businesses in the Charlotte area are offering free or discounted services, meals and products to active and non-active members of the military in honor of Veterans Day today.

We have put together a list of places you can visit for great discounts.

Be sure to check with the businesses in your area to find out if they are participating.

  • Applebee's Restaurants (Serving free meals to Veterans all day November 11th)
  • Outback Restaurant (Get a free 'Bloomin' Onion' and a drink with military ID)
  • Krispy Kreme (Veterans get a free donut)
  • Carolina Tire and Service Center (The Ballantyne auto shop is offering a free oil change to all military. Contact- 704-553-9800)
  • Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse (Offering a 10% discount to military)
  • Sam's Club (Many area Sam's Club Warehouses are offering a free walking cane for military members in need of mobility assistance)
  • Golden Corral Buffet (Most stores are offering a free buffet dinner on Monday, November 16th to all military personnel)

These are just a few of the businesses honoring our service men and women.  Most require some sort of military I.D. to participate in the discount offers.

Reporter Kristen Hampton is talking with veterans today and her story will air on WBTV News at 5:30 p.m.