Military Appreciation Night - March 10, 2020

Military Appreciation Night is back for its 6th consecutive year at the Twin Cities Auto Show!

On Tuesday, March 10th, all active military and veterans will receive free entrance to the Twin Cities Auto Show courtesy of Toyota! Guests and family members accompanying military professionals will receive $2 off admission. 

At 7 p.m., a ceremony showcasing our respect for all branches of the military will be held. This year the ceremony will include: the American Legion and VFW color guards, The 34th Infantry Division's "Red Bull" band, and a special performance by a Rappel Master! Also among the honored guests at the ceremony will be Commander Stephen "Butch" Whitehead, the National Commander of the Disabled American Veterans(DAV). 

The DAV has more than 1 million members and 1,900 chapters throughout the U.S. DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. Whitehead, a native of southern Minnesota, currently serves in the Minnesota Army National Guard and is the Command Sergeant Major of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, where he is the senior enlisted member of the 15,000-person military organization. Additionally, Commander Whitehead is the Executive Director of the DAV of Minnesota Foundation, an charitable non-profit that enables Minnesota veterans to gain access to programs that help them succeed.

During the ceremony, the Twin Cities Auto Show will present the DAV of Minnesota with a donation raised by Twin Cities Auto Dealers. You can help support this donation by getting an oil change at a participating Twin Cities Auto Dealership in the month of February.  Last year participating dealers and the Twin Cities Auto Show donated over $30,000!


 The DAV of Minnesota

The DAV of Minnesota is looking for volunteers for their Transportation program. 

DAV Volunteer drivers ensure that every veteran has access to the medical care that they have earned.   Each day, a cadre of volunteers all over Minnesota drive veterans from their home to medical appointments at no cost to the veteran.

Be a part of a volunteer team that helps keep the promises made to our men and women who served.  Over the last year, DAV of Minnesota drivers transported 25,701 veterans, drove a total of 1.1M miles and donated more than 55,000 hours of time.

Whether it is one hour a day, or one day per month, volunteer today at


Inspired by your courage and commitment, Toyota is offering a $500 rebate to eligible U.S. military personnel. This rebate can be used toward any new Toyota vehicle purchased or leased through your Toyota dealer and Toyota Financial Services.

Because the sacrifices don’t stop at the front lines Toyota also extends the Military Rebate offer to household members of eligible U.S. military personnel, including Gold Star families.

The Military Rebate offer is available to:

  • U.S. military personnel (active-duty and inactive reserve)
  • Household members of eligible U.S. military personnel (including Gold Star families)
  • U.S. military retirees (within 1 year of retirement)
  • U.S. military veterans (within 1 year of discharge)

To take advantage of the rebate, you must:

  • Provide verifiable proof of military status or active service at the time of purchase/lease
  • Leave and Earning Statement OR
  • Military ID card OR
  • DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
  • Receive a qualifying salary
  • Receive credit approval by Toyota Financial Services through a Toyota dealer

$500 rebate offered by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. and may be applied toward finance or lease contracts on new Toyota vehicles. To qualify for the rebate, at the time of purchase or lease you must (1) be in current active duty status in the U.S. military (Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard and active Reserve) OR a U.S. military inactive reserve (i.e., Ready Reserve) that is part of the individual Ready Reserve, Selected Reserve and Inactive National Guard; OR a military veteran or retiree of the U.S. military within one year of their discharge/retirement date; OR a household member of an eligible U.S. military personnel, including Gold Star family members; AND (2) provide verifiable proof of military status or active service; (3) receive a salary sufficient to cover ordinary living expenses and payment for your Toyota; and (4) receive credit approval from and execute a finance or lease contract through a participating Toyota dealer and Toyota Financial Services. Not all applicants will qualify. On lease contracts, rebate must be applied toward the Amount Due at Lease Signing or toward the Capitalized Cost Reduction. On finance contracts, rebate must be applied toward the Down Payment. Limit one rebate per finance or lease transaction per eligible U.S. military personnel or eligible household member. Offer not combinable with the College Graduate Rebate Program, the iFi Program, and the Lease-End Refi Program. Vehicle must be taken out of dealer stock. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply. Program is not available in AL, FL, GA, NC, and SC. Rebate terms may be more generous in your local area. Ask your participating dealer about the military rebate terms in your area. Must pay sales tax. Void where prohibited by law. Not redeemable for cash.

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