C-Stores Thank Those Who Served This Veterans Day

Here’s how convenience stores are honoring military veterans tomorrow (and every day).

November 10, 2021

Military Veterans

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Convenience stores around the U.S. are thanking those who have served in the United States Armed Forces this Veterans Day.

7-Eleven is offering free coffee and Big Gulps on Veterans Day via the 7REWARDS app.

Casey’s is having a monthlong campaign directly supporting two nonprofits: Hope For The Warriors and Children of Fallen Patriots. Casey’s customers can round up at the register to support the nonprofits. Customers also can purchase the Casey’s Share Pack Meal, and when they add a two-liter Pepsi product, $1 will be donated to the campaign, up to $25,000 from PepsiCo. Customers can also use the hashtag #HereForVets, and $1 will be donated each time the #HereForVets hashtag is used on Twitter or Instagram during the month of November, up to $100,000 from Casey’s. The Iowa-based retailer also is providing free coffee on Veterans Day to service members both past and present.

EG America launched a fundraiser in support of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) lasting through November 30. All convenience stores operated by EG America will ask guests to donate an amount of their choosing to DAV at checkout. Participating convenience stores include Cumberland Farms, Certified Oil, Fastrac, Kwik Shop, Loaf ‘N Jug, Minit Mart, Quik Stop, Tom Thumb and Turkey Hill. In addition to the fundraiser, all stores will be providing free coffee to veterans and active-duty military personnel on Veterans Day.

Love’s is thanking those who have served in the military by donating $150,000 to Operation Homefront and by offering veterans a food and drink deal on Veterans Day. The donation will come from the sale of special edition Operation Homefront mugs, combined with a gift from the company.

Maverik—Adventure’s First Stop will offer a special Veterans Day bundle of any-size hot beverage and a donut for $2. The c-store will have a star-shaped raised donut with vanilla icing, red and blue stripes in honor of Veterans Day.

Pilot Company is giving away free meals to all active duty and retired military members in honor of Veterans Day. The company is also teaming up with the Call of Duty Endowment on an in-store roundup campaign to help veterans transition to successful careers after the military. Pilot Company will match the donations up to $100,000, and 100% of the proceeds from the roundup will go directly to the endowment.

Sheetz is honoring veterans with a free half turkey or ham sub and a regular-size fountain drink. Sheetz stores that have car washes will also provide a free car wash to veterans and active-duty military.

Wawa will offer free hot coffee of any size to veterans, active military members and their families all day on Veterans Day. This week, Wawa associates and members of the USO assembled more than 5,000 care packages to be sent to service members abroad. The Wawa Foundation also presented a check to the USO for $930,000. The funds were raised through in-store coin and scan campaigns held at every Wawa store during the summer of 2021.