Pilot offers free meals to veterans & raises money for vets organization

Collage of Pilot Veterans Day 'round up'
Pilot Corp.

In recognition of Veterans Day, Pilot Company is extending its appreciation for military service members and their families by offering a complimentary meal at over 750 participating Pilot, Flying J, and One9 Fuel Network travel centers nationwide.

Additionally, Pilot Company is inviting guests to round up and raise funds to support the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting veterans in transitioning to successful civilian careers post-military service.

From Oct. 23 through Nov. 12, visit any participating Pilot, Flying J or One9 Fuel Network travel center to round up purchases to the nearest whole dollar when paying for your purchase. Pilot Company will donate 100% of the roundup proceeds directly to the Call of Duty Endowment.

Pilot said it's aiming to raise $1 million and will match donations up to $100,000 to help the Call of Duty Endowment place more than 1,600 service members and their families into successful careers. Since 2019, Pilot Company and its guests have raised over $3 million in donations for the Call of Duty Endowment, resulting in more than 5,500 veterans finding post-military careers.

"We owe our nation's veterans and their families our gratitude and are honored to offer them a free meal in our stores to celebrate Veterans Day," said Brian Ferguson, Air Force veteran and chief merchant at Pilot Company. "We are proud of our veterans at Pilot Company, and I am grateful to my fellow veterans for their service and sacrifice. Happy Veterans Day."

Over Veterans Day weekend, service members and their families verified through ID.me in the myRewards Plus app will receive a free meal credit valued up to $12. The Veterans Day offer can be claimed Nov. 10-12, through the myRewards Plus app and redeemed at participating Pilot, Flying J and One9 Fuel Network travel centers. Any remaining balance from the one-time $12 credit will be reflected on the guest's receipt after checkout and can be used on subsequent visits during the offer period through Veterans Day weekend.

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Once verified with ID.me, service members can access exclusive deals and a year-round 10% discount on food and beverages at participating Pilot, Flying J and One9 Fuel Network travel centers when using myRewards Plus at checkout.