As we celebrate this extremely special holiday I send a big hug and a “thank you” to all those service members past and present, and to their families, thank you for your service as well.
Veterans Day this year is Monday, November 11th. Below you will find some great discounts and freebies for Active duty, Retired, Reserves and National Guard. Please check with your local locations to be sure of their participation.
Please remember to have valid proof of military service when visiting a location. All discounts and freebies are good for all veterans and active members unless otherwise specified.
Applebees – All veterans and active-duty military eat free from a limited menu on Veterans Day.
Golden Corral – Military Appreciation Monday includes a free dinner, Nov. 11, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for military retirees, veterans, and current service members.
Famous Dave’s – Offers for free or discounted meals on Veterans Day vary by location.
Hooters – All veterans and service members get 10 free wings with the purchase of a drink.
Krispy Kreme – A free donut is available for all service members, retirees and veterans.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – participating McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants are offering a complimentary entree to vets from a special menu on a space-available basis. Online reservations are highly recommended.
Outback Steakhouse – Outback will offer veterans and military a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage
Subway Restaurants – Free six-inch sub or flatbread available to military vets on Veterans Day.
Texas Roadhouse – Free meals available to veterans from opening until 4 p.m. on Veterans Day.
T.G.I. Friday’s – Veterans and service members can buy one meal and get another free.
UNO Chicago Grill – UNO is offering a 19.43 percent discount on food and non-alcoholic beverage beverages to vets and military. The chain explains that 1943 was the year UNO invented the deep dish pizza.
Abuelo’s Mexican Food – Offers vary by region.
Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurants – Special offers for vets on Veterans Day.
Bar Louie – Active duty military members and veterans can receive a free meal, up to $10 in value, and a free non-alcoholic beverage. Available at all locations, military ID or proof of service is required.
BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse – Complimentary lunch entree or a one topping mini pizza for dinner. Offer valid to all active duty military and veterans, with proof of service. More info.
Champps Americana – We’re celebrating our Veterans with an All American Meal! All Veterans and Active Military will receive a free burger on November 11th! Proof of service required. Offer not valid for the Pepperjack Bacon Stack Burger or Kobe Burger. Dine in only, valid at participating locations. Find a location near you.
Chili’s – free meal, Friday, Nov. 11. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 6 meals. This offer is available from 11am – 5pm on November 11, 2013 at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. Visit their website to find locations.
Denny’s – Veterans Day Appreciation Event, Nov. 11. 2013. Free Grand Slam breakfast to any veteran from. Participating markets include select diners in Maryland, Virginia, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Indiana, Colorado and Washington, DC (from 6:00am – 2:00pm), as well as the following New York locations: Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo areas (from 6:00am – 10:00pm). Call ahead to verify, and check with your local Denny’s if you live in another area.
Fox & Hound and Bailey’s Sports Bar – Veterans and Active Duty Military will receive a free item from the 7 under $7 menu. Active military ID, retiree card, or other proof of service required. Visit site for location information.
Little Caesars Pizza – Little Caesars is honoring the men and women of the United States armed forces this Veterans Day by providing veterans and active military members with a free Crazy Bread® with proof of military status or proof of service at participating stores nationwide. Find a location near you.
Outback Steakhouse – Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a Coca-Cola product during the week leading up to Veteran’s Day. This offer is available to Military Personnel who have one of the following forms of identifications: U.S Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), DD form 214 Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW), Photograph in Uniform, Wearing Uniform. For more information, visit, http://outback.com/companyinfo/veteransday.aspx.
Sizzler Restaurants, Nov. 11 – Buy one get one free, 6 oz. Steak Entree with the purchase of a second one. Valid with proof of military service. More info.
Spaghetti Warehouse Once in a Lifetime Veteran’s Day Celebration – In honor of US military veterans and the unique once in a lifetime date: 11-11-11, Spaghetti Warehouse is offering lasagne or any original recipe spaghetti entree for only $0.11, with the purchase of a lasagne or any original recipe spaghetti entree at regular price. This offer is open to everyone, not just veterans. Download the coupon at their website.
The Olive Garden – Free entrée. Offer good for veterans and active duty military, November 11th during regular business hours. Chose from a special menu; all entrées inlcude freshly baked garlic sticks and choice of soup or salad. Off er good in US and Canada, proof of service required. More info.
Twin Peaks, Nov. 11 – Free entrée for service men and women (up to $10). Good for veterans and active service personnel with valid ID or proof of service. Dine in only; gratuity not included. Find a location near you.
Amazon.com – A free downloadable MP3 album includes 12 songs performed by military bands and ensembles from now through Veterans Day.
The Dollar General – Veterans, service members and their immediate families can receive a 10-percent discount with a Veterans Day coupon.
Home Depot – Offers a 10 percent discount to all veterans on Veterans Day. Home Depot offers a 10 percent discount year-round to active duty military and retirees.
Lowe’s – All veterans receive the 10 percent discount for purchases of up to $5,000. A 10 percent discount is available year-round to active-duty military and retirees.
Sam’s Club – Sam’s Club will give away collapsible Hugo Canes on Veterans Day to military veterans who need them.
Seven-Eleven – On Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., veterans can get a free small Slurpee.
Cabela’s Outdoor Store – Employee discounts are being offered to all veterans, active-duty military and reserve-component troops, along with law-enforcement, fire and emergency-management personnel. Discounts vary from 5 percent to 50 percent, depending on item.
Build-a-Bear Workshop – Members of the armed services, including the Coast Guard and ROTC, receive a 20 percent discount on any one transaction at the workshop.
Fashion Bug – Offering 20 percent off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse’s military ID.
Sports Clips Haircuts – Offering free haircuts to active-military and veterans.
Home Depot – The Home Depot is offering all active duty personnel, reservists, retired military, veterans and their families a 10 percent discount off their purchases in honor of Veteran’s Day.
Lowe’s Military Discount – Lowe’s will offer all active, reserve, honorably discharged, retired military personnel and their immediate family members a 10 percent discount on in-store U.S. purchases made during the Veterans Day holiday. The discount is available Nov. 11.
Big Lots – 10% off your entire purchase with valid military ID.
Free Car wash – Thousands of car washes around the country are offering vets a free car wash on Veterans Day. Find a list at Grace for Veterans, which helped veterans receive 101,537 FREE Washes on Veterans Day in 2010.
Jos. A. Bank – Veterans Day Sale- 1 Day Only! All Suits On Sale- 2nd for $47 Mix ‘n Match. 40% Off All Dress Shirts, Sportshirts, Ties & Sportswear. Free Shipping on Orders $195+. Valid: November 11.
K-Mart – Exclusive Early Veterans Day Sale – Nov. 10th! EXTRA 5-10% off Almost Everything with coupon code VETERANSDAY. Friday & Saturday Specials + EXTRA 5-15% off & FREE Shipping orders of $49 with coupon code HOLIDAY.
Sports Authority – All Veterans and Military personnel please stop by your local Sports Authority store to receive 15% off your entire purchase on 11.11.11 ONLY! Please show proper identification or proof of service at check-out to receive this special offer.
Steve Madden – 30% OFF for Veteran’s Day ONLY. Valid with a form of Military identification (past or present) in Steve Madden stores only (not valid online). *Full priced merchandise only. Find a store near you.
Free Hugo Canes for Veterans – Sam’s Club locations nationwide will distribute 36,000 Hugo canes free of charge on November 9th, 10th, 11th, 2013 to U.S. military veterans in need of mobility assistance. Limited quantities available, while supplies last. Sam’s Club Membership is not required, but proof of military service may be required. For more information, visit HugoSalutes.com.
Anheuser-Busch Parks – Anheuser-Busch Parks offers Active Duty Service Members free admission for them and up to 3 dependents to any of their parks once a year. For more information and to register, visit: Free admission summary, and ticket application.
Colonial Williamsburg – Colonial Williamsburg offers free weekend-long admission tickets to active-duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their immediate dependents from Nov. 11 . The complimentary ticket includes admission to Colonial Williamsburg exhibition sites, art museums, and most daytime programs, as well as free parking and use of the shuttle bus system. Tickets are only available at on-site ticket sales locations. Tickets are also available to families of deployed servicemembers. Tickets available on the following dates: Nov. 11-13.
Free Day at National Parks – To honor America’s service men and women, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that areas managed by the National Park Service would not charge entrance fees for Veteran’s Day weekend – November 11, 2013. Over 100 national Parks will be participating in this event.
Historic Jamestowne – The National Park Service commemorates Veterans Day with Fee Free days at Historic Jamestowne November 11-13. Free admission for everyone. See events calendar.
Knotts Berry Farm – Knott’s Berry Farm has an annual Military Tribute event in which they offer military members past and present by offering free park admission. This year the Military Tribute Days run from November 1 – 24 November (Thanksgiving Day). Veterans or current serving military personnel plus one guest get in FREE with proper ID presented at Knott’s turnstile (DD214, Veterans Administration Hospital ID or Active Military Service ID). Purchase up to six additional tickets for just $17 each. More info.
Pro Football Hall of Fame – Annual Veterans Day Salute, November 07, 2013, 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM. Any veteran or member of the armed forces and their spouse or a guest will be admitted free of charge to the Hall of Fame for a day-long recognition of US Military veterans. Members of the Blue and Gold Star Mothers will also be eligible for free admission. There will be a special ceremony beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Hall of Fame’s NFL Films Theater. More information.
San Jacinto Monument and Museum (La Porte, TX) – November 7-13: Free admission to the theatre, Observation Floor, and the special exhibit to all veterans and their families. More info.