Memorial Day is Monday — a somber and serious day for so many — but also a time to celebrate those we have lost, much like the Irish might do as a wake. And since many businesses honor Veterans all throughout Memorial Day weekend, here is a list of places you might want to choose to accept their thanks:
Best Buy: Get up to 40 percent off appliances, plus more deals here.
Boston Market: Get a whole rotisserie chicken, a half-rack of ribs, four sides and four pieces of cornbread for $29.99.
Calvin Klein: Get an extra 40 percent off online.
Crocs: Get an extra 30 percent off online.
Domino’s Pizza: Military personnel can carry out a large two-topping pizza for just $5.99 through May 27.
Einstein Bagels: From Saturday, May 26, until Monday, May 28, guests who present military ID at participating locations will receive a buy-one, get-one offer on the company’s new Flavors Across America menu.
Famous Footwear: Up to 40 percent off sandals.
Fogo de Chão: Veterans and active duty military get 50 percent off their meal and up to three of their guests get 10 percent off on Memorial Day.
Golden Corral: Certain locations will offer free breakfast to active duty and veteran service members.
Gordon Biersch: On Thursday and Friday, all diners (including military and veterans) get 30 percent off their purchase. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, to-go orders are 30 percent off for all customers, but on May 28 all military get a free starter at all locations.
Home Depot: 10 percent discount is offered in-store to all military veterans on Memorial Day.
Hooters: Veterans and active military eat for free on May 28.
Knotts Berry Farm: Active, duty and retired military get one free admission per adult and up to six discounted tickets.
McCormick & Schmick’s: Gold Star parents and spouses, veterans, and active members of the military and National Guard get a free entrée on May 28.
Mission BBQ: This always military friendly restaurant — and a personal favorite — will be giving free sandwiches each day in the week leading up to Memorial Day.
Perkins Restaurants: Veterans and active military get a free Magnificent 7 breakfast — that’s three pancakes, two eggs, and two strips of bacon or sausages — at participating locations on May 28.
Sears: Save up to 60 percent on the “Red, White & You Event.”
Texas de Brazil: Active duty military members and veterans will receive 50 percent off their lunch or dinner Monday.
Twin Peaks: Twin Peaks will be honoring Memorial Day with a free select menu item for all active and retired military, all day on Monday, May 28.
Walgreens: Active military members and veterans can get 20 percent off regular-priced eligible items with Balance Rewards Card on Memorial Day.