I’d like to offer a special thanks for all those who have served or are currently serving our country. I hope that you are able to take advantage of some of the things I have listed here.
Veterans Day Restaurant Offerings:
Applebees – All Veterans and active duty military eat free from a limited menu at Applebee’s on Veterans Day (Nov. 11).
Bar Louie – Free meal on Veterans Day. 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 on Fri. Nov. 11th. Offer valid to all active duty military and veterans, with proof of service.
Champps Americana – 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.
Chili’s– Veterans and active duty dine for free from a special limited six item menu on Veterans Day.
Denny’s – Free Grand Slam breakfast to any veteran on Nov. 11, 2011. 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.
Golden Corral – Golden Corral Restaurants’ Military Appreciation Monday free dinner will be available on Monday November 14, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, Veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.
Famous Dave’s — Free or discounted meals on Veterans Day. Offer varies by location.
Hooters – All Veterans and active duty get 10 Free Wings – Boneless or Traditional, with the purchase of a drink.
Krispy Kreme – All active-duty, retirees & Veterans get a free doughnut on Veterans Day. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.
Little Caesars Pizza – Free Crazy Bread for veterans and active military members with proof of military status or proof of service at participating stores nationwide.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – On Sunday November 13, 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. Be sure to contact your local McCormick & Schmick’s to ensure they are participating.
Outback Steakhouse – The week of November 7 through 11, Outback will be offering Veterans and active-duty military a Free Bloomin’ Onion and Cocoa-Cola product (non-alcoholic) beverage.
Sizzler Restaurants – Buy one get one free, 6 oz. Steak Entree with the purchase of a second one. Valid with proof of military service.
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 lasagna or any original recipe spaghetti entree for only $0.11, with the purchase of a lasagna or any original recipe spaghetti entree at regular price. This offer is open to everyone, not just veterans.
Subway Restaurants – For Veteran’s Day, Subway will be offering free six inch sub or flatbread to military Veterans. Please call ahead to verify your local Subway franchise is participating.
Texas Roadhouse – Free meal from 11am ’til 2pm. 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 on Veterans Day. Contact your nearest location for more details on their Veterans Day BOGO offer.
The Olive Garden – Free entrée for veterans and active duty military, on Friday, November 11th during regular business hours. Chose from a special menu; all entrées include freshly baked garlic sticks and choice of soup or salad. Offer good in US and Canada, proof of service required.
Twin Peaks – Free entrée for service men and women (up to $10) on Nov. 11, 2011. Good for veterans and active service personnel with valid ID or proof of service. Dine in only; gratuity not included.
UNO Chicago Grill – The week of November 7 through 15, UNO is offering a 19.43% discount on their food and non-alcoholic beverage beverages. 1943 was the year UNO invented deep dish pizza. This offer is open to Service members or Veterans with a military or Veteran I.D. or in uniform or with a photo of themselves in uniform.
Veterans Day Retailer Offerings:
Amazon.com – “Veterans Day Honor” is a free downloadable album (MP3) which includes 12 songs performed by military bands and ensembles.
Big Lots – 10% off your entire purchase with valid military ID.
Cabela’s – Cabela’s is giving their standard employee discount to all US military veterans, active duty military, Guard/Reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel on Nov. 10-11. Discount varies from 5% to 20%, depending on the item.
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.
Dollar General – Veterans, Service members (Active, Guard, and Reserve), and their immediate families will receive a 10% discount with a Veterans Day coupon. The coupon may be found in store circular ads or by asking a sales associate.
Home Depot – Offers a 10% discount to all Veterans during Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day. Home Depot offers the 10% discount year round to for active duty and retirees.
Lowe’s – All Veterans receive the 10% discount on Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. 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 – On November 9, 10, and 11, Sam’s Club will give away collapsible Hugo Canes on Veterans Day to military Veterans in need of mobility assistance. Sam’s Club will NOT require membership for this offer, but proof of service may be necessary.
Sports Authority – All Veterans and Military personnel receive 15% off your entire on 11.11.11 ONLY! Proper identification or proof of service required.
Tim Hortons – Free Star Spangled Vanilla Dip donut adorned with star-shaped sprinkles. No purchase is necessary, veterans need to either be in uniform or show their military ID.
Walgreens – Veterans and active duty military will receive 15% off eligible store items and 20% off Walgreens and W Brand products on Veterans Day. Requires a valid military ID or proof of service at any Walgreens and Duane Reade drugstore nationwide.
7-Eleven – On Friday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Veterans will be given a free small Slurpee. Offer good to all current and former military members. ID or proof of service required.
Knotts Berry Farm Military Tribute Days – Free Admission. 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.
National Parks – Veterans Day weekend (November 11-13) Veterans will be invited to visit over 100 National Parks for free.
Year-Round Veterans Discounts:
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. Throughout 2011, members of the military and as many as three direct dependents may enter SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks with a single-day complimentary admission. The Here’s to the Heroes program is only available to any active duty, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman. Eligible parks include: Adventure Island, Busch Gardens (Tampa Bay or Williamsburg), SeaWorld (Orlando, San Diego, or San Antonio), Sesame Place, and Water Country USA. Not valid at Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Christmas Town at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va. is not included as part of this program. (ticket application here)
Foot Locker – Veterans, Service members (Active, Guard, and Reserve), and their immediate families with a Foot Locker Veterans Advantage Card receive a 20% 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, Foot Action and Champs Sports — even on sale items.
Home Depot – Offers a 10% discount (up to a $500 maximum) to all active military, reserve, retired or disabled Veterans and their family members with a valid military ID. All other Veterans qualify for a 10% discount during Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day.
Lowe’s – Lowe’s offers a year-round 10% discount offer for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees and disabled Service members and their immediate families. All other Veterans receive the 10% discount on Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. The discount is available on in-stock and special-order purchases of up to $5,000. The offer can’t be used on sales at Lowes.com, on previous sales or on sales of services or gift cards. You must present a valid military I.D. card to receive the discount.