Great Clips Honors Veterans with Free Haircuts

The "Thank a Veteran" promotion awards customers with free haircut cards to give to veterans.

October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Minneapolis – This Veterans Day, for the second consecutive year, Great Clips, the world's largest salon brand, shows appreciation for those who serve by offering free haircuts for veterans. Great Clips' "Thank a Veteran" promotion offers veterans a free haircut starting on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, through Dec. 31, 2014. Customers can also get involved by giving veterans a free haircut card they can redeem through the end of the year. In the 2013 "Thank a Veteran"program, Great Clips salons provided more than 130,000 free haircuts to veterans, and this year they expect to give away even more.

March into Great Clips

On Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, customers who come in for a haircut at any U.S. Great Clips salon will receive a free haircut card to give to an active, inactive, or retired military member of any branch, including the National Guard. Military members can also come in on Veterans Day for a free haircut or to pick up a free haircut card to use, with proof of service, through Dec. 31, 2014.

"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. Give the card to veterans in your family, or neighborhood or just someone you notice is a veteran to say 'thank you' for serving our country. It's a simple, yet meaningful way for more people to show appreciation 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 fromNov. 11–Dec. 31, 2014, with proof of service. The promotion applies to veterans only.
  • 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' 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 and redeem this thank-you card for a free haircut in honor of their service."

About Great Clips, Inc.

Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has more than 3,600 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world's largest salon brand. Great Clips salons employ nearly 30,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn the Great Clips customer service system and advanced technical skills. Make Great Clips your choice for value-priced, high-quality haircare for men, women and children. No appointments are needed, and salons are open nights and weekends. And it's more convenient than ever with Great Clips' Online Check-In and Clip Notes®. To check in online, visitGreatClips.com or download the app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit GreatClips.com.

SOURCE Great Clips, Inc.

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