Veterans Day Deals for the Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Beaufort Area

Veteran’s Day Discounts and Deals for the Hilton Head Island, Beaufort & Bluffton, SC area for 2016.

Anyone that knows me, knows I’m proud to be from a military family. My Step-Father was a Major in the Army, my Grandfather too (WWII), one of my Uncles a Lieutenant in Korea, and another who survived Vietnam to become a full bird Colonel.   I’m a die hard Army fan, even though my Navy boyfriend reminds me of the 14 years of losses in our annual football rivalry.   I’m not a fair-weather dude.  LOL.

But I do my best to support my military family.  So here’s my way of saying thanks to you, in finding not just the national discounts, but some local ones too.  If you know of anymore, please let me know via comment below so others can see!

I especially love supporting our LOCAL Mom & Pops and our Military Veterans and active service members together for a win-win.    Please verify availability at each location, as these were shared with me via public Facebook groups.

Thank you to all who have served!  God Bless America, You, and Your Families !

Let me know if I can serve you or someone you know with your real estate needs.  Offering a Military Discount of 1/2 percent commission reduction upon verification of service.

  Lori Bee, eXp Realty, 843.505.3132 http://BeeAtTheBeach.com 


LOCAL DEALS & DISCOUNTS:  (Please comment below if you know of others or have corrections!)

And please be proud to ask each business you know if they offer any military discounts, all year long!  Let me know those too!

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Wayback Burgers    Beaufort: 2005 Boundary Street Beaufort, SC 29902 and Hilton Head: 32 Shelter Cove Lane Suite 150, Hilton Head, SC 29928

Free classic cheeseburgers available at participating restaurants to all active and former military personnel. A purchase of a side or drink is required. Guests also must dine-in in uniform or show proof of military service.


Under Armour at Tanger Outlets is giving 15% rather than usual 10% according to FB post.


Squat & Gobble, Bluffton, SC – always offers 10% discount with verification.

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Tommy Hilfiger at Tanger Outlets is 10% discount always with verification according to FB post.


Skillets Cafe is offering 20% off to all veterans  with verification according to FB post.


Southern Barrel Brewing Co is offering a free beer and free koozie for vets on Friday with verification according to FB post.

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Interstate All Battery offers a Military discount all year long with verification according to FB post.


Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym is open today to all families of veteran’s and active duty military at a discount. They are also offering a 10% discount on the purchase of a membership or party pack. Must provide ID at time of purchase.


Publix – Publix thanks and honors veterans by offering a 10% discount on Veteran’s Day, November 11. All military personnel and families receive this discount. (Verified at Publix.com)


Carolina Optical in Bluffton (locally owned & operated), is offering $100 off a complete pair of prescription eyeglasses and 15% off non prescription sunglasses. It is for Friday 11/11 & Sat 11/12 only – for Veterans & Active Duty Military.


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National Chains in the Area Offering Deals & Discounts


Applebee’s, Nov. 11, 2016: Last year, Applebee’s served over one million free meals to military veterans and active servicemembers. Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. There will be 7 entrées to choose from. All current and former military personnel will also receive a $5 coupon to be redeemed on additional food and beverage offerings or for a later time. Military ID or proof of service required. Locations.


Bed, Bath and Beyond-25% off on Veteran’s Day with verification.


 

Bob Evans, Nov. 11, 2016. Free select breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. For active duty military and veterans with ID or proof of service.


Bonefish Grill, Nov. 11, 2016. Free Bang Bang Shrimp from Bonefish Grill for veterans and active duty military. Valid military ID required.


Boston Market, Nov. 11, 2016. Free Brownie or Cookie with any purchase for all veterans, service members, and their families. No ID required.


 

Buffalo Wild Wings, Nov. 11, 2016. Free order of wings and a side of fries to veterans and current military members. Dine-in only. Bring proof of military service. Locations.


Carraba’s, Nov. 7 – Nov. 13, 2016. Free appetizer of your choice for active duty servicemembers and veterans. Military ID or proof of service required.


 

Chili’s – Free meal, Nov. 11 2016. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of any lunch combo, or your choice of a dinner meal from a select menu. Offer only available at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. Visit their website to find locations.


Chipotle, Nov. 11, 2016. Buy One Get One Free from 3pm-close on Nov. 11th, 2016, at all Chipotle locations in the U.S.


City Barbeque, Nov. 11, 2016. Free sandwich platter at participating locations. Proof of service required.


 

Cracker Barrel, Nov. 11, 2016. Complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake.


Denny’s, Nov. 11, 2016. Free Build Your Own Grand Slam® on Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon for all active, inactive, and retired military personnel. Participating locations only. Please call ahead.


Fatz Café, Nov. 11, 2016. Free World Famous Calabash Chicken® meal for current and former military members, 11am until close. Proof of service required.


 

Friendly’s, Nov. 11, 2016. Free Big-Two-Do® breakfast (choice of two slices of French toast, two buttermilk pancakes or two slices of toast; two strips of crispy bacon or two sausage links and two made-to-order farm fresh eggs), or All American Burger (fries and a beverage ) during lunch or dinner. Dine-in only. Limited to one per person. Offer available for active military and veterans with ID or discharge papers. Participating locations only.


Golden Corral, Nov. 14, 2016 (5pm – 9pm): The 15th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner will is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation dinner. For more information visit http://www.goldencorral.com/military/.

Special thanks to Golden Corral: To date, Golden Corral restaurants have provided over 4.7 million free meals and contributed over $11.5 million to the Disabled American Veterans organization. Amazing!


Hooters, Nov. 11, 2016. Hooters invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to enjoy a free meal from a select menu. Requires drink purchase. Only valid at participating locations.


IHOP, Nov. 11, 2016, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free Red, White and Blue pancakes. Participating locations only. Please call ahead to verify participation.


Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut and small coffee, Nov. 11, 2016. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees, & veterans. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.


Little Caesars® Pizza, Nov. 11, 2016. Free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo to all US Armed Forces veterans and active military members between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. With proof of military service, at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation.


Logan’s Roadhouse, Nov. 11, 2016. Free entrée from select menu for veterans and active duty military personnel. Call your local Logan’s Roadhouse for details and to verify participation.


LongHorn Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2016. Free appetizer or dessert (no purchase required, no restrictions). Additional 10% off for guests that dine with Veterans on November 11. Offer good for Veterans and active-duty military members. Proof of service required. Visit their site to find a location near you.


O’Charley’s, Nov. 11, 2016. Free meal for veterans and active duty service members on November 11th.


Olive Garden, Nov. 11, 2016. Free entrée from a special menu. Entrées are served with unlimited soup or house salad and garlic breadsticks. Offer good for veterans and active duty military; proof of service required.


On The Border, Nov. 11, 2016. Veterans and current servicemembers will receive a free choose 2 or choose 3 “Create Your Own Combo”. Dine-in only, proof of service required.


Outback Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2016. Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage. This offer is available to Military Personnel and veterans with ID. Also receive 15% off your purchase from Nov. 12-Dec 31, 2016.


Perkin’s Restaurant & Bakery, Nov. 11, 2016.Participating restaurants are offering current servicemembers and veterans a free Magnificent Seven meal which includes two eggs, three buttermilk pancakes, and a choice of two bacon strips or two sausage links. Beverage not included. Call ahead to verify participation. ID or proof of service required.


Ponderosa Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2016. Free Veterans Day buffet at participating locations only.


 

Red Lobster, November 10 – 11, 2016. Free Appetizer or Dessert during the week of Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers and desserts.


Ruby Tuesday’s, Nov. 11, 2016. Free appetizer (up to $10) at participating locations, proof of service required. More info.


Sheetz, Nov. 11, 2016. Free lunch at participating locations. Free car wash also available at participating locations, Proof of service required.


Shoney’s, Nov. 11, 2016. Free All-American Burger to veterans and active duty servicemembers. Dine-in only, Proof of Service required. Shoney’s also offers a 15% everyday hometown heroes discount (military, fire, Police, EMT).


 

T.G.I. Friday’s, Nov. 11, 2016. Free lunch for all current military members and veterans from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Valid ID or proof of service required. Dine-on only at participating locations. Be sure to contact your local T.G.I Friday’s for details. More info.


 

Texas Roadhouse, Nov. 11, 2016. Free meal from special menu. Includes sides and a soft drink, coffee, or tea. Proof of service required. Dine-in only. More info.


Travel Centers of America, Nov. 11, 2016. Free meal and beverage from select menu for military members and veterans who are CDL holders. Participating locations only; proof of service required.


 

World of Beer. Nov. 11, 2016. Free select draught beer or $5.00 off your entire bill. Participating locations only. Bring proof of military service.


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Cotton Candy Reflection

Autumn sunset reflection photo by Lori Bee

Fall sunsets are especially fabulous.  Somehow, the light is more golden and brings out so many different colors in the sky. Add the reflection in the water and you get even more beauty. Fall is truly the best time here, but shhhh…. Don’t tell too many others that secret. It’s just between us. 

Bee at the Beach….

Lori Bee asks if you want to “Bee at the Beach?” 843.505.3132 eXp Realty

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New Logo. What do you think?

Rebranding is hard.   Or maybe I overthink it.  You want to appeal to everyone, but you want to be different.  You want to bee remembered.  Oh, there I go again.

So yes, for many years I was known as Bee Realty, when I had my own firm in Waxhaw, NC (Charlotte area).   I still own the domain name. And everyone knew me by my last name and logo.  It stood out.  Short. Easy.  Well, easier to remember than it is to forget that marriage.  HA HA!

But hey, I got a great name out of it.  Not to mention 18 yrs  and 2 beautiful kids.   I always look at the bright side. I’ve now had this name longer than I haven’t.  Bee positive !  😀

So now that I am back in full time sales, and can “brand” myself again…  well, why break it if it wasn’t broke.   So here’s my new logo designed by the fabulous Justin Oldt of Auditory Aesthetic Designs.  What do you think?  Is it me?  Does it make you want to “Bee at the Beach?”

And yes, of course I bought the domain name too: http://BeeAtTheBeach.com  And I certainly hope you will remember that for you or anyone else you know, who wants to live here.   Let me help y’all BEE here too!  843.505.3132

 

“Water, Water Everywhere. But Will There Be A Drop To Drink?”

Learn about how we protect one of the lowcountry’s most valuable resources: water!

I love where I live.  And important part of life here in the lowcountry is water.   We love our water.   So when I had a chance to join the Hilton Head Association of Realtors, Sustainability/Environmental  Task Force a couple of years ago, I jumped at the chance to become more involved at protecting the land, water and resources that make the lowcountry such an excellent place to live.

Our first priority was water. So we arranged for an informative panel to educate our fellow Realtors about the issues affecting our water quality.  Here is the e-mail we sent out:

Water, Water Everywhere –
 But Will There Be a Drop to Drink?

Friday, June 10
9:00am – 10:30am
HHAAOR

PANELIST 
Dick Deuel, Development Project Manager BJWSA
Kelley Ferda, General Manager South Island PSD
Pete Nardi, General Manager, Hilton Head PSD

Quality drinking water is at the forefront of many residents today. Did you ever wonder if we could be another Flint, MI? While we are surrounded by water, what is the future of our water supply in the Lowcounty and how can we help conserve it?

Come and learn from a panel of the area water supply companies
on how our local utilities are making sure that our lifestyle is preserved.
Be educated about how to answer questions from your customers and clients!
We held the event last Friday and below are my notes.  Honestly there was so much information, I couldn’t write it down fast enough so I encourage you also to take a good look at the info on the pictures slides as well.   We look forward to hosting a PUBLIC event for everybody to learn about how we protect, clean, and conserve our water resources here.   But I thought I’d share this info for now.  I also encourage you to look carefully at your bills and website for water quality information.  And never take it for granted what comes out of your tap, and do your part to protect and conserve!

The utilities on the island are 100% recycled for golf courses and wetlands. Unique program. 1 billion gallons a year!
3 utilities on island: Hilton Head PSD, Broad Creek PSD, and South Island PSD
45% of water is from reverse osmosis. 18% from wells in HHPSD.
9% drop in demand here. National trend.
12 million gallons available a day in HH PSD .
316 gallons per day per and customer. A lot of that is irrigation.  Best to be below 7000 gallons per month, per household.
Reverse osmosis plant treats 4 million gallons per day. Can expand to 6.
Floridian Aquifer 600ft deep
Aquifer holding system is VERY unique in that water is stored in the millions of gallons in the Earth’s crust and released when needed!
Savannah River supplies about 26% of water in HH PSD
Important that supply is diversified. IE Hurricanes!
Consumer confidence report online for BJWSA
Savannah River supplies 96% of BJWSA
There are plans of course to expand and prepare for the future thru plant expansions and pipeline extensions.
Aquifer wells offer unique and convenient, massive storage.
The water out of our tap is about a half a penny, 1500 times cheaper than bottled water!
All water utilities have a joint task force to prepare fore disasters: ie, Hurricanes & Earthquakes.
BJWSA uses the Floridian Aquifer less than 1%

And last but not least, here is a video from Beaufort Jasper Water on The Value of Water, that I think will put things in perspective for everyone!

Palmetto Bluff Photo Tour

Enjoy a brief photo tour of Palmetto Bluff by Lori Bee, Realtor. 843.505.3132 for homes for sale.

It’s no secret that Palmetto Bluff is MY personal favorite community in the lowcountry.   I spent the afternoon with my dear friend, and fellow Realtor, Rochelle Ferguson with DR Horton Homes, talking about new construction in the area, while we did a walking photo tour around the bluff.  Here are a few pictures.  Each one will expand on as you click it.

And as always, if you’d like a list of available homes or your personal tour around Palmetto Bluff, feel free to call me at 843.505.3132 or email me at Lori@LoriBee.com .

 

 

Finally! Oysters All Year Long!

Checking out Bluffton’s newest dining establishment, The Oyster Bar.

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You know the old story… You can only eat oysters in months with the letter “R” in it. Well that’s not true anymore.

Last night, I enjoyed a fabulous smorgasbord of oysters at Bluffton’s newest dining establishment called The Oyster Bar. They have varieties of oysters from all over the country featuring West Coast versions, East Coast versions, and my favorite local varieties when in season. I highly encourage you to go whenever you need to satisfy that oyster craving all year long.

I loved the unique Bluffton ambiance – classy, yet down to earth and very inviting.  Definitely check out the side bar patio with inside/out bar and comfy outdoor seating to encourage good times with friends, as I did.  Seemed like everybody had the same idea this beautiful Monday night.  And that is so Bluffton….

The Oyster Bar is located in the Promenade in Bluffton, in between Agave and Capt’n Woody’s. Tell them Lowcountry Lori sent you.

May River Views for Sale

Spent a lovely evening with friends along the May River here in beautiful Bluffton, SC last night.   Views like this are for sale.  Let me know if you’d like me to show you available properties.  843.505.3132  or Lori@LoriBee.com

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Mayfest and Derby Day in Bluffton

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Enjoying an absolutely beautiful day at the Mayfest and now enjoying this fabulous view from the balcony of Roasting Room with my mint julep,  awaiting the Derby.  Cheers!

Taking Care of Our Precious May River and Bluffton

Taking care of beloved May River and surrounding Bluffton, in honor of Earth Day 2016.

This morning I spent a few hours giving back to something that gives me so much joy, our precious May River, and surrounding Bluffton.  A guestimate of 150 volunteers or so, went by boat, by kayak and by foot, in and around our beloved May, and hit the surrounding streets picking up trash, to keep our river and town, clean.

It’s kind of dismaying that I picked up so much trash.  Especially recyclables that can be re-utilized.   But it also felt awesome, that I am a part of a community that gets together to make a difference.

Here are a few pictures from the event, the new Oyster Factory docks, and some things I noticed while walking around Bluffton, that I never seem to pay attention to when I’m driving.

Slow down a little.  Admire our town.  Take care of her and our May River.   And please don’t litter.  It’s just plain gross. Thanks!