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Great Clips Makes it Easy to Thank a Veteran

Elizabeth Jakaitis | October 31, 2014 | 12:02 PM

Great Clips, the world’s largest salon brand, encourages Americans to thank veterans in a tangible way this, by awarding  awarding them a free haircut.  It’s part of Great Clips’ “Thank a Veteran” promotion, and it’s one small gesture with a powerful message of appreciation.  Customers who come in for a service on Veterans Day, (Nov. 11) get a free haircut card to give to a veteran. The free haircut cards are redeemable all the way through the end of 2014. In 2013, the first year of the promotion, Great Clips salons nationwide provided more than 130,000 free haircuts to veterans, and this year, they expect to give away even more.

 

“Most of us know at least one veteran we would like to thank on that day,” says Great Clips CEO, Rhoda Olsen, who is married to a Vietnam veteran. “We invite everyone to come into a U.S. Great Clips salon on Veterans Day (Nov. 11) to purchase a service and pick up a free haircut card. To help show appreciation for those who have served or are serving our country, give the card to veterans in your family, or neighborhood or just someone you notice is a veteran. It’s a simple, yet meaningful way for all Americans to say thank you to veterans with the help of Great Clips.” 

 

How It Works:

  • Customers come into any U.S. Great Clips salon on Nov. 11 and, with the purchase of a service, receive a free haircut card to give to a veteran.
  • Limit one card per customer (while supplies last).
  • The free haircut cards are redeemable by veterans at any U.S. Great Clips from Nov. 11 – Dec. 31, 2014, with proof of military service.
  • Veterans who visit Great Clips in the U.S. on Nov. 11 receive either a free haircut that day or a free haircut card to redeem by Dec. 31. After Nov. 11, veterans must have a free haircut card to get the free haircut. 

 

“Many of our franchise owners, corporate staff and Great Clips stylists have served in the military, or have family members or customers who have served, so we are all excited to be a part of this nationwide ‘thank you’ to our men and women in uniform,” says Terri Miller, Great Clips’ sr. vice president of marketing and communications. “To make sure as many veterans as possible have the opportunity to get their free haircut, we made the free haircut cards good through the end of the year. We want to give these great people more time to visit a Great Clips salon and redeem this thank you card for a free haircut in honor of their service.”

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