More than 24,000 Businesses Are Serving Up Free Deals For Veterans Day Across The Country
Military and Veterans Discount Center (MVDC) reports business support for our nation's armed service veterans is at an all time high. This Veterans Day, companies large and small are honoring those men and women that have served in uniform by offering generous discounts and deals.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 05, 2012
The Military and Veterans Discount Center, the web's largest source of military discounts for service members and veterans, reports that over 24,000 business locations nationwide are providing discounted meals, event admissions, or tours for Veterans Day 2012. “It's simply amazing. We're witnessing an extraordinary outpouring of support for our nation's armed service veterans this year” says Terrence Thomas, CEO of Military Service Rewards, LLC, which operates the Military and Veterans Discount Center (MVDC). “The most unusual trend about this year's Veterans Day discounts is that small businesses, the economic engine of our economy, are also stepping up to show their support for our nation's troops and veterans,” added Thomas.
Given the increased wave of interest and awareness, it is recommended that military personnel and veterans make reservations in advance at certain dining locations as capacity may be limited.
Core to MVDC's mission is connecting military personnel and veterans with businesses that recognize and value their patriotic service, and honor their sacrifices for this nation. As such, businesses seeking to promote their military discounts or Veterans Day discounts are able to do so via the website at no cost, year round.
“The 24,000 locations that we have listed on our site are likely only a small fraction of the businesses that actually have special programs in place for military veterans and active duty personnel. We are actively urging all small to mid-size businesses that have existing or are planning promotions honoring America's veterans and military members to take 5 minutes and fill out a quick form on our site. There is simply no more effective and less expensive way to promote your offers to the 22 million military veterans and active duty personnel seeking to purchase at merchants that publicly recognize and reward their service” said Thomas.
MVDC also believes that another reason why support this year is at a feverish pitch is due to the efforts of 26 states and numerous counties to add veteran designations on driver's licenses and/or veteran ID cards to aid military veterans in providing validation of service to be eligible for discounts. Before the first state enacted veteran designation on its driver's licenses in 2005, the vast majority of veterans were compelled to carry around copies of their discharge papers as proof of service. Even with such documentation, many businesses and employees were confused about eligibility; resulting in military veterans being mistakenly denied the discounts or other offers for which they qualified. Virginia, Florida, Texas, and New York are the largest states that have passed legislation in the last two years to help veterans find a streamlined way to show proof of service.
Businesses interested in promoting their deals on MVDC can go to http://www.militaryandveteransdiscounts.com, and click the add- a-discount link. Listings are normally posted live to the website same day.
If you are veteran or a military member interested in finding out which one of the over 24,000 businesses have Veterans Day specials close to your home, simply navigate to the Veterans Day Discounts link. The site will detail proof of service requirements.
About the Military and Veterans Discount Center
The Military and Veterans Discount Center, a web property of Military Service Rewards, LLC, is the nation's largest aggregator of discounts for military personnel and veterans. Our mission is to promote the benefits of military service (past and present) and provide a method for local and national businesses to meaningfully show their appreciation for our nation's heroes. Businesses can place their discounts on MVDC at no cost and the site is free to use for veterans, active duty personnel, dependents, reservists, National Guardsmen and retirees.
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