If you or a family member is a veteran of the US Armed Forces, you know what sacrifice means. Veteran’s Day is a chance for the community to say thanks and recognize veterans. There is no shortage of businesses offering deals to vets this Friday. Here is a list. Share it with your favorite vet.
A couple of things to remember: bring proof of veteran’s status and call ahead to double check that the location you are visiting is participating in the freebie deal.
Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies
Abuelo’s Mexican Food – Abuelo’s offerings vary by region, be sure to call ahead to see what the discounts or freebies are included.
Applebees – All veterans and active duty military eat free from a limited menu at Applebee’s on Veterans Day.
Chili’s — Veterans and active duty dine for free from a special limited six item menu on Veterans Day.
Famous Daves – Each Veteran that visits Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que will receive a complimentary Two Meat Salute, which includes their choice of two meats, one side, a cornbread muffin and corn-on-the-cob.
Golden Corral — Golden Corral Restaurants’ Military Appreciation Monday free dinner will be available on November 15, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.
Hooters — All Veterans and active duty eat free. The free entrees must be selected from a special Veterans Day menu.
Krispy Kreme – All active-duty, retirees & veterans get a free doughnut on Veterans Day.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants — Participating McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants offer a complimentary entree to vets from a special menu on a space available basis, online reservations are highly recommended.
Outback Steakhouse — Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary Bloomin’ Onion and non-alcoholic beverage on Veterans Day.
UNO Chicago Grill — UNO is offering a Buy One Get One free offer to Service members or Veterans with a military or veteran I.D. or in uniform or with a photo of themselves in uniform. The Veterans Day BOGO offer includes a free entree or individual pizza, with the purchase of an entree or pizza of equal or greater value.
Texas Roadhouse – Free meal from opening until 4pm. on Veterans Day. Call ahead to your local restaurant for more information.
T.G.I. Friday’s – Veterans and Service members Buy one get one free from Nov 11–14. Contact your nearest location for more details on their Veterans Day BOGO offer.
7-11 – On Friday, November 11, 2011 between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., active, veteran, and retired U.S. military personnel and their immediate family members can stop into a 7-Eleven and get a free, small Slurpee drink.
Amazon.com – Free ―Veterans Day Honor‖ MP3 album download. The album includes 12 songs by The Bands and Ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Build-a-Bear Workshop – Members of the armed services including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserve Officer Training Corps, will receive a 20% discount November 11-15 on any one transaction at Build-A-Bear Workshop.
Cabela’s Outdoor Store – Offers their employee discount to all veterans, active-duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel November 11-12. Discounts vary from 5% to 50%, depending on the item.
The Dollar General — Veterans, Service members (Active, Guard, and Reserve), and their immediate families will receive a 10-percent discount with a Veterans Day coupon. The coupon may be found in store circular ads or by asking a sales associate.
Fashion Bug – 20% off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse’s military ID.
Foot Locker — Veterans, Service members (Active, Guard, and Reserve), and their immediate families with a Foot Locker Veterans Advantage Card receive a 20 percent discount every day of the year. That offer is good both online and at any store location, including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Footaction and Champs Sports — even on sale items.
Home Depot — Offers a 10 percent discount to all Veterans during Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day.
Hyvee – Stop into any Hy-Vee grocery store with in-store dining and get a free breakfast on Friday, November 11, 2011. You’ll get to choose from a wide vary of breakfast foods set out on a buffet.
Lowe’s — All veterans receive the 10-percent discount on Veteran’s Day. The offer is available in stores only and is limited to in-stock and special-order purchases of up to $5,000.
Sam’s Club — Sam’s give away 36,000 collapsible Hugo Canes on Veterans Day to military veterans in need of mobility assistance. Sam’s Club will require membership for this offer.
Sports Clips Haircuts – The men’s hair salon chain is offering a free haircut to active military and veterans on Veterans Day.
National Free Parks Day – This freebie is in honor of Veteran’s Day but everyone can take part in it. Over 100 national parks will waive admission fees on November 11-13, 2011 in honor of Veteran’s Day.
Thank you veterans! Enjoy!
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