Deals & Discouts: Veterans, Military Discounts

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In tough economic times, frugal shoppers are looking for deals and smart business owners are giving them.  Here are a few deals we've found for the week of Nov. 9-13.

Amy Yates-Garmatz has a ton of deals each week in her Penny Pinching blog.  Find out more here.


As a special thanks to those serving, Home Depot is giving a 10 percent discount to our servicemen and women from Nov. 5 through Nov. 11. Some additional details apply, find out more at this link.

Lowe's is running a similar discount of 10 percent to military personnel from Nov. 8 through Nov. 15. More details here.

Looking for a place to live?  Cobblestone Apartments is giving $600 - $1,200 of free rent based on a 12-month lease.  Check this out for more information.

Posados is offering a free nacho bar Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The nacho bar includes beans, meat, queso, lettuce, tomato, salsa and one sopapillia.

On Tuesdays, shoppers older than 55 will be given 15 percent off their purchase at all Metroplex Catherine's Plus clothing stores.


Applebee's will be honoring veterans and currently active military personnel with a free entree on Veteran's Day, November 11. For more information, visit the Applebee's website here.

Victoria's Secret is holding a clearance sale with items up to 80 percent off. Click here to find out more about the sale.  Also, with the purchase of a sweater, shoppers can get a free lip kit.

Enjoy a free game of bowling at the Allen Bowl on Greenville Avenue.  The offer is good through the end of the year, though you will need to print out a coupon to receive your free game.  You can get the coupon here.

Dos Pericos Mexican restaurant and cantina in Lake Worth offers all you can eat enchiladas (beef, chicken and cheese) plus rice and beans for only $6.99.

The Core Golf School at Chase Oaks in Allen is offering golf lessons for half price on Wednesdays as well as the ability to bring a friend along for free through the end of the year. Students can bring anyone they would like and get great golf instruction for the price of one.  For more information email Rob Sanders at or call 214-207-0625.  Ladies can ask for assistant instructor Carrie Chambers.  She is hosting a clinic for ladies every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for only $15 ... and private lessons are half-price.  Carrie can be reached at 469-371-7357.


Soft-Text Plus in Fort Worth is offering a reduced rate on printing 500 business cards now through the end of the year.  Call 817-546-9093 for details.

Methodist Richardson Cancer Center is offering free chair yoga classes on the first and third Thursday of each month. The class helps cancer patients manage stress and fatigue.  Call 469-726-6100 for more information.

Law Enforcement Counseling and Consulting Services are offering a free first counseling session for any law enforcement officer or military officer (current or retired) and 20 percent off every other counseling session after that. Call 817-283-5900 for more information.

Billy Bobs Texas offers free line dance lessons every Thursday at 7 p.m. Admission on Thursday is reduced until 8 p.m.


Every Saturday has something different and interesting at the Uptown Village at Cedar Hill.  Jazz, movies and car shows will feature attractions on different Saturdays in September. A schedule is available here.

24 Hour Fitness is showing some love to all military personnel and veterans by offering free use of their club over Veteran's Day weekend. All active, reserved or retired military members - including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard - can enjoy free workouts for the duration between Nov. 6 and Nov. 11, by visiting their nearest 24 Hour Fitness club and showing a military ID card, DD214 Discharge document or identification card showing valid proof of membership in a veteran's group.

Saturdays and Sundays at 11:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., The Legends of Texas Gunfight Shows take place at Stockyards Station in Fort Worth. The shows are free and attendees can learn about about the history of this part of North Texas between 1835 and the early 1900s.


Every Monday through Dec. 31, The Dermatology Southwest Aesthetic Center in Burleson is offering microdermabrasion for only $50.  Call 817-568-0500 or visit them online at

Dunkin' Donuts is offering a medium coffee for only $.25 every Monday through the NFL season.  The offer is good at most participating DFW locations from open to noon. Additionally, customers can redeem their Cowboys game ticket stubs at any Dunkin’ Donuts location to receive a free medium hot coffee on weekdays after every home game.

Like a good steak? The Ranch Steakhouse in Cedar Hill is offering a buy one entree get one free on Monday evenings. A reservation is required by 6 p.m.

Golden Corral will host it's ninth annual "Military Appreciation Monday" dinner on November 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. The free dinner meal is a special "thank you tribute" to any person who has ever served in the United States Military.


Eating in Glen Rose?  Stop by Three Rivers Fine Dining where one kids can eat free.  For every adult entree purchased, one child can select an entree (less than $12) off of the menu.

Maggiano's Little Italy wants you to have leftovers "Today & Tomorrow."  First, choose an entree from a special selection of items -- then Maggiano's will give you a second selection to take with you after your meal to enjoy as your dinner the next day. The promotion is available for dine-in only -- find out more on Twitter and Facebook.  The offer is good through Nov. 25.

Through Dec. 31, Olive: the beauty lounge is offering anyone employed by the Mansfield ISD a $55 facial. The 1 hour customized facial (reg. price $80.00) includes double cleanse, skin consulatation, professional exfoliation, massage, mask and moisturizer. Proof of employment is required (school ID badge) to recieve the special. Call 682-518-1000 or visit their Web site for more information.

You can win a free cup of Brazilian Bold Coffee by playing a cheesy pick-up game on 7-Eleven's Web site.  You have to score in the game to score the coffee.  Estimated time it will take to earn the free cup: Less than 10 minutes.

The Theatre Communications Group is offering Free Nights of Theater. The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs announced the Free Night of Theater will be held from Thursday, Oct. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 8. featuring more than 2,000 free tickets to more than 25 Dallas-area theaters. Tickets will be released in a staggered format with each weekend's ticket allotment being released on the Monday prior to the performance. Theatergoers can reserve tickets through the Free Night of Theater Web site here beginning at noon on Monday, Oct. 5. The complete list of release dates and performances can be found on the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Web site here.

La Madeleine is offering a free pastry to customers who print out a coupon from their Web site.  You can find the coupon here.

Danette's Urban Oasis in Fort Worth is offering specials on massages, manicures and pedicures.  For example, a one-hour massage and manicure will cost only $40.  call 817-882-8883 for more information.

United Carpet Cleaning Systems is offering 20 percent off any service that costs more than $150. Call 817-268-6531 for more information.

Curves is offering its 30-Day Diet Plan for free. No membership is needed you can call 1-800-520-8148 or fill out the form on the Curves Web site to find out about the next available free class. More information here.

You can check out 72 works of art from NASA including drawings and photographs of space exploration for free now through Nov. 22. For more information call the Irving Arts Center at 972-252-ARTS or check out here.

Medieval Times will throw you a birthday party featuring a free feast and tournament on your birthday, all you have to do is join their Birthday Fellowship and purchase on regular-priced admission. Freebies started Jan. 1 and end Dec. 31, 2010. More information at Medieval

Quiznos Sub is offering a free bag of chips and bottled drink when you buy a regular or large sub. Click here for the printable coupon. 

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