Thank You for Your Service

Thank You For Your Service is a photo ID discount program enabling Catawba County veterans to enjoy discounts from local businesses. Participation to be part of our program is free for veterans and businesses.

Thank You For Your Service was created to encourage veterans to record their DD214 form (Discharge from Active Duty, Certificate of Release or any military discharge form provided) at their local Register of Deeds office. By recording DD214s, the veteran's service record is safeguarded forever, can always be found, and is closed to the public. Once recorded, it enables our veterans to quickly obtain a certified copy of the document at the local level when needed. There is no cost to record the DD214 or obtain a certified copy.

Disclaimer: “Thank You for Your Service” photo ID program is issued for the purpose of representing a person’s eligibility for discounts and related benefits from private businesses. It is not acceptable for determining a person’s actual identity or residency by any government official or by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, nor does it create any entitlement to VA benefits. It entitles the bearer of the card to be eligible ONLY for Catawba County Veterans Discount Program from participating businesses.

Let us honor and celebrate YOU! The "Thank You for Your Service" photo ID card entitles veterans to receive discounts at participating local businesses. All you have to do is stop by our office and record your DD214 form (Discharge from Active Duty, Certificate of Release or any military discharge form you may have). Be sure to bring your discharge along with your valid photo ID (driver's license or state ID). We will take your photograph and issue the discount card on the spot. If you have already filed your discharge with us, you are also entitled to this program.

If you have questions about the program, please stop by the Register of Deeds office or call (828) 465-1573.

We offer you the opportunity to honor and show your appreciation to our veterans by participating in the “Thank You For Your Service” program. In return, we will advertise your business free of charge on our website and will provide you a poster that you can display at your business showing your support of our veterans.

Discounts may be a percentage of the sale or a specific dollar amount (both can be with limitations and/or restrictions). Or, you may wish to offer an incentive gift or gift card to the veteran (e.g., a free drink with purchase).

Upon receipt of your completed form, one of our staff members will be in touch with you to verify the details of your information and go over any questions you may still have. Once enrolled, there is an automatic renewal each year. Should you choose not participate at any time, we would appreciate at least thirty (30) days written notice. This would allow enough time for both of us to get the news out.

If you have questions or would like Register of Deeds Donna Spencer to visit your business and discuss the program, please email us at or call (828) 465-1573 for more information.

To sign up online, click here.

Thank you for honoring our veterans for their service to our country.

Thank you for your service - list of participating businesses (with links to websites)

Business NameDiscountLocationLimitations
A - Jewels10% Off120 1st Ave S, Conover, NCOnly on regular priced items
Bax Street Jewelers10% Off all services, in stock items & special orders10 E 1st Street, Newton, NC10% off all services, in stock items & special orders
Blinkys Antojitos (NO WEBSITE) (828) 461-433410% Off discount1901 Northwest Blvd. Newton, NCNONE
Budokan Newton Martial Arts20% Off monthly fee109 N main Ave, Newton, NC20% off monthly fee for the veteran.
Captains Galley Seafood10% Off Veteran meal (Hickory only)1261 16th St NE Hickroy, NCNONE
Dickey's BBQ10% Off anything1036 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd Hickory, NCNONE
Dos Amigos15% Off1222 Conover Blvd. West Conover, NCNONE
Dos Amigos15% Off755 4th St. SW, Hickory, NCNONE
El Sarape Mexican Restaurant15% Off3180 S Hwy 127, Hickory, NCNONE
Golden Corral$1.00 Off of buffet price (Hickory only)1053 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd Hickory, NCNONE
Homes for Heroes - eXp RealtyHero Reward of 25% Off of listing or buying commission paid to the real estate agent1885 Beverly Street Newton, NCNONE
Homeside FinancialLender credit against origination fees Off1051 13th St SE, Hickory, NCOur credit to offset lender fees is available to our veterans, firefighters, law enforcement and first responders through our Homes for Heroes program.
O'Charley's10% Off2360 Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NCNONE
Saigon Garden/Vietnamese Restaurant15% Off614 Conover Blvd Conover, NCNONE
Shelton Financial50% Off4245 East NC 10 Hwy Claremont, NCNONE
Tony's Pizza20% Off1832 Catawba Valley Blvd. Hickory, NCNONE