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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tomorrow is another day in the Lowcountry, as Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, and Beaufort County recovers from Hurricane Matthew.
It’s been a little while since my last blog. It’s been a rough month here in the Lowcountry. You may or may not have heard, but Hurricane Matthew hit with a vengeance here in the wee morning hours of Saturday, October 8th.
In fact the Island Packet is reporting that officials are still not done with assessing the damage on Hilton Head Island yet, as the task of going one by one to each structure has been daunting.
“More than 3,700 homes and businesses on Hilton Head Island, or about 19 percent of the total number of structures, likely sustained damage from Hurricane Matthew, town officials are saying preliminary estimates show.
Of the estimated 3,724 damaged buildings, about 392 — 2 percent of the island’s total 19,600 structures and 10.5 percent of the damaged buildings — likely had substantial damage, Shawn Colin, town deputy director of community development, said Monday.
Substantial damage is considered repair costs that equal 50 percent or more of the assessed valuation of a home, Colin said. For example, a home with an assessed valuation of $200,000 would have 50 percent damage if estimated repair costs were $100,000.”
And they are only 2/3rds of the way thru evaluating the properties on Hilton Head Island.
Other barrier islands in Beaufort County, such as Fripp, Harbor, and Daufuskie Islands are also still being analyzed for the heavy toll the storm took on their shores and residents. It may be weeks or months yet, before we even begin to total the damages.
The thing that the newspapers and television reporters have had a very difficult time in conveying, is that we are so strong here. Strong in our resolve, strong in our will to rebuild, strong in our desire to help one another, strong in our hearts to love our lowcountry.
I felt it myself as I “hunkered down” in Charlotte to ride out the storm with my family and pets. My desire to return to my beloved Bluffton was so strong, I could hardly wait for the order from the governor to get back. Judging from the reports and the pictures of the traffic jams on Highway 278, I wasn’t the only one.
The following 20 days since the storm have been a whirlwind. Checking on neighbors, friends, and on the homes and units of out of state owners. Cleaning up debris and cutting up downed trees. Helping wherever any of us could. Donating meals, cleaning and hygiene items, to worthy causes like Samaritan’s Purse (I can’t say enough good about this organization and highly encourage you to click that link!), and to the awesome first responders who stayed behind risking their lives to take care of those who stayed behind and all of our homes. We have been a community united, even if the outside world hasn’t seemed to take note.
It’s ok. I don’t need the world to know how wonderful it is here. It’ll just be our little secret. I love living here, and have such a sense of pride. And an even deeper love for my lowcountry home. And it’s people. No matter what life deals us here, we love. We take care of one another. We are “lowcountry strong” and this is a wonderful place to live, and always will be.
Tomorrow is another (awesome) day!
P.S. For those who are wondering, my own home sustained some minor damage (comparatively speaking to many others who had extensive tree and rain damage), as it appears the roof vent pulled up allowing water to pour in thru the ceiling, HVAC vents, and exhaust fan in the Master Bath and Bedroom, flooding the carpet and subfloor. The insurance adjuster has been here but still waiting to hear what they will address….
Kids learning the tradition of sailing.
Lori Bee asks if you want to “Bee at the Beach?” 843.505.3132 eXp Realty
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
A friendly dolphin smiles at us after stealing our bait!
You never who you are going to run into, and make friends with here around the lowcountry. On this occasion, it was a very friendly dolphin. It was obvious he was used to boats and fishermen. Probably some well meaning tourists and even locals, have fed him, but we highly recommend against that because then they tend to lose their ability to hunt for themselves and they also get injured getting too close to boat propellers.
We enjoyed his posing for the camera and his truly friendly smile from afar. And the only food he got was the bait off the hooks he stole from us before we even realized it. I think the smile was his ornery way of saying, “gotcha.” 😀
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:
But Will There Be a Drop to Drink?
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!
Looking for the perfect coastal community with a protected harbor? Look no further than Wexford Plantation.
Before the storm last night, I enjoyed a nice harbor cruise around the beautiful Wexford Plantation in the center of Hilton Head Island, at the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors Charity Golf & Tennis event.
This beautiful community features luxury homes in a gated neighborhood with 37 acres of protected inland harbor system, one of only three on the East Coast; It also features a distinctive Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course and a championship tennis center with six Har-Tru clay courts. Other amenities include 24-hour gated security, a swimming pool, croquet and bocce lawn, miles of leisure trails and an elegant Clubhouse.
For a list or tour of available homes, including your own harbor cruise, please contact me at 843.505.3132 or email at Lori@LoriBee.com . For more information on Wexford Plantation, go to http://www.wexfordplantation.com/…/scr…/section/section.asp… .