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Veteran's Day freebies

There are tons of Veteran’s Day deals running today (11/11) in honor of the veterans who have served our country and those who are serving now.

***To see the complete list of dining coupons and deals go here.***

While this long list of deals is pretty fun, keep in mind what Veteran’s Day is really about.

Restaurant Deals

Applebee’s  – Free meal for veterans and active military personnel.

Chili’s  – Free meal for veterans and active military personnel.

Denny’s  – Free Grand Slam breakfast for veterans and active military personnel.

Famous Dave’s  – Free or discounted meal for veterans and active military personnel (offer varies by location).

Golden Corral – Free meal from 5-9 PM on November 14th for veterans, military, national guard or reserves.

Hooters – 10 free wings with drink purchase for veterans and active military personnel.

Hy-Vee – Free breakfast buffet for veterans and active military personnel.

Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut for veterans and active military personnel.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants  – Free lunch or dinner entree for veterans on Nov. 13th.

Outback Steakhouse – Free Bloomin’ Onion and Coke for veterans and active military from Nov. 7-11th.

7-Eleven – Free small slurpee from 11 AM-7 PM for active military and veterans.

Spaghetti Warehouse  – 11¢ meal with coupon for everyone.

Subway – Free 6-inch sub for veterans.

Texas Roadhouse – Free lunch from 11 AM-2 PM for veterans and active military.

TGI Fridays  – B1G1 entrees for veterans and active military.

Twin Peaks Restaurants  – Free entree (up to $10) for veterans and active military personnel.

Tim Hortons – Free doughnut for veterans.

UNO Chicago Grill– 19.43% discount on food & non-alcoholic drinks for veterans.

Veteran's Day freebies

Museum & Park Deals

Anheuser-Busch Parks  – Free admission with up to 3 dependents for active-duty service members.

Colonial Williamsburg – Free admission 11/11-11/13 for active-duty, retirees, veterans, Reserves and immediate dependents

Historic JamestowneFree admission 11/11-11/13 for everyone.

Knott’s Berry Farm – Free admission 11/1-11/24 for active military and veterans plus one guest.

National Parks  – Free admission 11/11-11/13 for everyone.

San Jacinto Monument and Museum – Free admission 11/7-11/13 for veterans & their families.

Veteran's Day freebies

Other Deals

Amazon.com Free MP3 Album of “Veterans Day Honor” for everyone.

Bed & Breakfasts  – Free night’s stay for active military, veterans, and 1 guest.

Big Lots – 10% off entire purchase for veterans and active duty.

Cabela’s Outdoor Store – Employee discount (5-50%) on 11/11-11/12 for veterans, military, Reserves, law enforcement, fire, & EMS personnel.

Dollar General  – 10% discount for active-duty, veterans, National Guard, Reserves, and immediate family from 11/11-11/13.

Grace For Vets – Free car wash for active duty, veterans, and service personnel.

Red Roof Inns – 26% of room rate for veterans, active and retired military – use code 604287 when booking.

Sam’s Club – Free Hugo cane for veterans in need of mobility assistance on 11/9-11/11.

Sport Clips – discounts on haircuts for active duty and veterans.

Tiny Prints – Free card with shipping to a military base.

    • lconway

      Awesome support for all who serve(d)! Thank you all my fellow veterans! Thank you Jenny for all you do.

    • heather

      I think its AWESOME that there are still people and companies out there that honor our armed forces!!!

    • Tonya

      I just read an email from Foo%d Lion where there are giving 10% off to all military families on their entire grocery order today.

    • Nicole

      Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC, is also offering free admission to veterans — might want to add that one for those in the Columbia area.

    • Theaikenparrs

      Our local Home Depot ad also stated 10% of appliances and “other products storewide” yesterday (11/10) and today (11/11–Veteran’s Day).

      • Alison V.

        home depot and lowe’s offer 10% military disc every day, as does earth fare (theirs may be 5%).  it is so nice that they show their appreciation year round!

    • Kathy Brodie

      Harris Teeter is giving 11%off. It says active duty but doesn’t mention dependents (wife/hubby). Not sure if my dependent ID will work (it says he’s AD), just a heads up. 

    • Alison V.

      thank you so much, Jenny!  it is so wonderful to see so many establishments honoring our military and their families.  i survived many years as a submariner’s wife and you are right, these are not just deals, they are a “thank you” and they mean a lot to us! 

    • Anonymous

      10% off at Food Lion for Vets and Active Duty all day! Must show proof

    • Bradyfigueroa

      Birmingham Zoo (AL) is giving free admission as well.

    • Deannburris

      I work for Longhorn Steakhouse and we are giving away a free Texas Tonion appetizer to each veteran today.

    • Ddangelw6

      Can someone please tell me why some of these companies only count active duty?? That would include thousands of very young soldiers that have not seen combat, but spit on the WWI, WWII, korea, vietnam, etc that went through just as much if not more hell!

    • Adeana2000

      My favorite promotion is for OLIVE GARDEN.  They are offering a free meal to active duty and veterans.  They have very good options, like seafood alfredo and braised beef tortelloni.  You must show any proof, even a pic of you in uniform.

    • A veteran is someone who has served in the WAR!!! Not a active soldier who has yet to see any part of war or the hell it can cause someone. It disgust me to see that so many people have mistaken what a veteran is. If you are to consider ALL military as veterans then ranks should be done away with because it basically means nothing other than a higher raise. We are to HONOR those men and women who fought for us and our safety. I appreciate all military but I will not consider them all veterans.

      • Anaiyasmom

        Wrong, I AM A VETERAN!!!  I served 8 yrs in the US Army and USANG:  Pls see below:
         1) You have at least 180 days of regular active duty service and you were honorably discharged or released. OR2) You have at least 90 days of active duty service, at least one day of which was during wartime per the chart below, and you were honorably discharged or released. ORTo qualify as a veteran of this conflict you must have at least one day of wartime service during this periodWorld War IIMerchant MarineSeptember 16, 1940 through December 21, 1946December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946KoreaJune 25, 1950 through January 31, 1955Korea-VietnamFebruary 1, 1955 through August 4, 1964VietnamAugust 5, 1964 through May 7, 1975Lebanon*August 25, 1982 through [date to be determined]Grenada*October 25, 1983 through December 15, 1983Panama*December 20, 1989 through January 31, 1990Persian GulfAugust 2, 1990 through [date to be determined]*Naval and Marine DD214 must indicate Expeditionary Medal. All DD214s must specify campaign: Lebanon, Grenada and Panama.The six months of active duty for training in the Active Reserves and the National Guard does not qualify as active service toward the minimum period listed here. 3) You served in wartime and were awarded a Purple Heart or service-connected disability, or died, regardless of whether you completed the minimum length of active duty service in the chart under (2), above.  

        • As you listed above, please explain then why people that have just enlisted into the military feel they are veterans? According to your discription above they do not qualify. Some do qualify and some do not, but again not everyone is considered a veteran.

          • Anaiyasmom

            I cant comment on others, however, your comment that you are ONLY a veteran if you served in a WAR is incorrect.  Please leave your comments for the people you are referencing with them and not make sure a general incorrect statement.

          • belaglik

            I think a bridge somewhere is missing its troll. 

    • Proud VETERAN Wife

      Anyone who is currently serving is currently serving in the WAR!!  An active soldier, sailor, airman, or marine that is currently serving is being called upon to make sacrifices every day.  Most of the youngest ones are barely being paid above poverty level.  As the proud wife of a sailor who has served for the last 24 years and still continues to serve, I am ashamed at the comments of some.

      • 24 years is to me considered a veteran. The ones that have just graduted from basic training or have never seen war are the ones that to me again are not considered vets. People really need to go look up what a veteran is. I am very proud of all soldiers but they are not all considered veterans.

        • Anaiyasmom

          Please do your research.  There are Military Veterans and War Veterans…but if you served 180 days and recieved an Honorable Discharge you are a Veteran.  Your comments are a slap in the face to the many that protected this nation in peacetime and served faithfully, deployed, trained, sacrificed time with their families, worked long hours, recieved moderate pay, etc.  Please stop embarrassing yourself by posting inaccurate information.  Thanks!! 

          • Trust me when I say I am not embarrasing myself. I do know what a VET is. and it is not someone who has served for 10 to 15 days, but they want to be recognized today! Thats what I am talking about!!!!!!!!

            • LisaC

              I don’t care if a person has served 15 minutes or 15 years – if they have taken the time to serve in the military for any amount of time, I thank them and appreciate their service.

            • Anaiyasmom

              This is a couponing site, you are on the wrong forum.  Happy Veterans Day!!

            • Jennifer Bryant

              I don’t think veterans are looking for more recognition today, but are recognized more than they used to be years ago.  I think people understand more what sacrifices military members make. No, I am not looking for recognition, I have no plans today to go and get a free blooming onion for my military service, but after reading your comment I felt I needed to respond because it was insulting to us military members that are veterans even though we have not been deployed to a war zone.

        • Jennifer Bryant

          A military veteran is ANY person who served for Any length of time in Any military service branch. A war veteran is any GI (Government Issue) ordered to foreign soil or waters to participate in direct or support activity against an enemy. The operant condition: Any GI sent in harm’s way.A combat veteran is any GI who experiences any level of hostility for any duration resulting from offensive, defensive or friendly fire military action involving a real or perceived enemy in any foreign theater. —————————————————————————————–I just looked up what a veteran is.  Maybe you should have before you started your post as well.  I am a veteran and so is my husband.  He is war veteran, I am a veteran (never was deployed).  I still made sacrifices for my country and am ashamed that I would not be considered a real veteran in some peoples eyes.  Rank has nothing to do with what a veteran is by the way.  Thank you for appreciating all of us military who served and yes you should consider us all veterans because we are. 

          • Anaiyasmom

            Well said, now go and enjoy your Veterans Day!!!

    • Thank you to my husband as well as all veterans today and everyday.  I appreciate you serving our country and protecting me.  I also want to thank my Brother that is active Air Force.  Love you George and Stephen

    • Coskreyj

      I work for Olive Garden and we are giving away free meals to anyone who is a veteran or is enlisted in any military from the US or Canada. It is one free meal for that person. Last I heard they even ditched the specific menu and it can be any meal off the regular menu. Come enjoy.

      • Lilppsmom

        My Dad went there for dinner…the server came over to shake his hand and talk a little about his military service…he got to pick any meal on the entire menu and before he left, he was given a $10 certificate towards his next meal! That’s great service to say Thank You to our veterans!

    • Dontwanttogiveitout

      I was so touched when I saw this page. It is hard enough to be a wounded vet, but most places only have special offers for Active duty/retired military. It’s nice to actually see some places honor VETS on Veteran’s Day…Thank you!

      • belaglik

        No, Thank YOU! :) 

    • Guest

      Thank you to all these establishments that recognize that America would not be the great country she is, complete with the freedoms we hold so dear, without the selfless service of past, present, and future men and women who are willing to sacrifice with their lives if that is what their country calls them to do.  Happy Veterans Day to ALL who have ever worn the uniform of this great country! 

      Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.  John15:13

    • caro

      Today I got a surprise 10% off at HT for having a family member as a veteran!

    • SuzQ

      Took my Dad (Disabled Vietnam Vet) to Denny’s for breakfast, and we were told they were not giving any free meals at any of their restaurants, nationwide.  Boo on Denny’s!

    • Ahbwright

      Thank you to all the men and women who served in the U.S. Militay,  and thank you to those who are serving now.    We did receive the 10% discount at Food Loin, and we are headed out to dinner. 

    • coupons4kids

      Thank you so much Jenny for posting this!  I had to work all day and it would have taken far to much time for me to figure out where to go on my own.  I have made it a tradition to take my husband out for dinner every year on Veterans day.  

      Some of the comments I read of others honestly made me cry. While you were partying on a college campus, they were walking in extreme heat, muddy grounds or freezing temps with 50lb backpacks on their backs. If not in war, they were preparing for war. If a disaster happens, they are there.  They don’t talk back to their “co-workers” and they don’t disagree with their “boss.”  They do what they are told, when they are told. While you were home to watch your loved ones celebrate birthdays, weddings, or simple milestones, Veterans were learning to live with a bunch of strangers and all they had of home was pictures and notes. While you were wondering where you were going to go for the night, they were wondering if they could go on much more, wondering if they were really going to survive. Maybe it was war, maybe it was boot camp, maybe it was helping those in need after a tornado or hurricane. I am sorry but I will honor these men and women anyday I can!  I feel honored to have this one day for it to be centered around them!  We get busy in life the other 364 days in the year and worry about “me.” I will proudly make this day all about THEM!  Thank you, ALL OF YOU, who served or serve today!  And to the family of those who lost loved ones, may God bless you with something special for the sacrifice you were forced to make. Little me wasn’t brave enough to take on such risk and sacrifice.  Thank You for being strong, where I was weak!    Now…..I am taking my Marine out for dinner! :) 

      • Guest

        From another Marine wife, well said!!  OOH-RAH!!!