Veterans Day 2013 Freebies and Discounts
As we celebrate our freedom and honor those that have served to provide that freedom, I keep thinking of the statement – All gave some, Some gave all. Take a moment out of your busy day and thank those that have served…and their families.
In our immediate family we have several veterans. My Husband – Gary (retired Navy), Son – Brian (Army), Son – Derek (Marine), Daughter in Law – Maria (Air Force), Son in Law – Chris (Marine). The image above is the headstone on my Grandfather’s grave in St. Augustine Military Cemetery. Please remember that Freedom doesn’t come free.
Veterans Day Restaurant Deals:
Applebees Free Meal
On Monday, November 11th, veterans and active duty military can choose from a free signature Thank You Meal menu that includes some of Applebee’s favorite items, including a 7 oz. House Sirloin, Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger, Three-Cheese Chicken & Sundried Tomato Penne, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Double Crunch Shrimp, Chicken Tenders Platter or Oriental Chicken Salad. Must present valid Veteran’s form of identification or be in uniform.
Bar Louie Free Lunch or Dinner
From open to close Sunday, November 10th and Monday, November 11th every Bar Louie location across the country will offer veterans and military personnel a free meal up to a $12 value when they show valid military I.D. or other proof of service.
Veterans and active military personnel receive free all you can eat hotcakes on Monday, November 11.
California Pizza Kitchen – Veterans and active military receive a free pizza on Monday, Nov. 11.
Champps – Free Burgers and Fries on November 11th
Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse Eat Free
Veterans and active-duty military eat free on Monday, 11.11.13. Valid ID required or in uniform or photo in uniform.
Cheeseburger in Paradise
On Monday, November 11 get a complimentary All-American Burger with fries to active and retired military personnel. Dine in only and must purchase a beverage and present proof of service.
Chili’s – Veterans and active duty can get a free entrée all day from a special limited menu on Monday, Nov. 11.
Denny’s – Active, inactive and retired military personnel can get free all you can eat pancakes on Veterans Day nationwide.
Einstein Bros. Bagels/Noah’s New York Bagels – Free Bagel and Shmear
Famous Dave’s – Two Meat Salute (free Two Meat Lunch Combo with valid Military ID)
Fatz Eatz and Drinkz
On this Veteran’s Day, 11/11/2013, Veterans and Active Duty military can enjoy a free entrée up to a $15 value. No purchase required! Also, each veteran will receive a $2 coupon for use on his or her next visit.
Friendly’s Free Breakfast and Coffee
Get a free Big Two Do Breakfast and coffee on Veteran’s Day, 11/11/2013.
Golden Corral Free Meal
Monday November 11th from 4 PM to 9 PM get a free Veterans Day buffet and beverage to any veteran who has served in the United States military or is a current active duty service member. All Golden Corral locations will be participating. No identification is required to get your free Veterans day meal.
Hooters –Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal on Monday, Nov. 11.
Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House Free Meal
Monday November 11th from 11 AM to 9 PM veterans and active duty eat free from a select menu.
Hy-Vee grocery store with in-store dining
Get a free breakfast on Monday, November 11, 2013.
Ikea – Free meal on Nov 9th-11th
Krispy Kreme – Free Coffee and Doughnut
Little Caesars – Free Crazy Bread
Longhorn Steakhouse – Free Texas Tonions and Drink on 11/11-14
Max & Erma’s Free Cheeseburger Combo Meal with Dessert
On Veterans Day, Monday Nov. 11, participating Max & Erma’s locations are celebrating veterans and active military personnel with a Cheeseburger, choice of soup or salad and a chocolate chip cookie.
McCormick and Schmick’s Free Entree
Enjoy a complimentary entree on Sunday November 10th, 2013. All veterans must show official verification. Veterans Day entrees must be enjoyed at the restaurant. No to-go orders permitted.
Menchie’s Free Frozen Yogurt
On Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th, 2013 Veterans and active duty personnel get a a free 6 oz. frozen yogurt. Show a valid ID or be in uniform to receive.
Olive Garden Free Meal
All veterans and military active duty will receive a free meal from a special menu on Veterans Day. Also, all November current military service members and their families get 10% off in honor of Military Appreciation Month.
On The Border Free Entree
All veterans and active duty military will receive a free entree from the “Create Your Own Combo menu” on Monday, November 11, 2013. OTB will also donate 15% of all eligible sales on Veterans Day from guests who bring in a give-back flyer.
Outback Steakhouse – Free Bloomin Onion Entree and Drink.
Paciugo Gelato Caffe
Paciugo will thank our nation’s veterans and troops on Veterans Day with a free 12 oz Gelatte on Monday, November 11, 2013. Military guests will need to provide proof of military service.
Perkins Restaurant & Bakeries
Free Magnificent Seven meal which includes two eggs, three buttermilk pancakes, and a choice of 2 bacon strips or 2 sausage links.
Red Lobster – Free Appetizer. Valid 11/11-14
Red Robin Free Burger and Fries
All Veterans and Active Duty Military get a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Monday, Nov. 11.
Shoney’s Offers Free All-American Burger
Shoney’s says ‘Thank You’ to America’s heroes by offering Shoney’s All-American Burger to All Veterans and Active Duty Military Members on Monday, November 11th.
Sizzler Free Lunch
Active duty and retired members of the military get a free lunch on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2013 until 4 p.m. Guests with proof of military service will select a six-ounce six-ounce Tri Tip Steak, single Malibu Chicken or a half dozen Fried Shrimp entrée with a choice of side dish. Note this offer does not include veterans.
Spaghetti Warehouse Buy 1 Get 1 Free Meal
On Sunday, November 10th and Monday, November 11th choose 1 original spaghetti entrée or 15-layer lasagne, get the 2nd entrée free.
Starbucks – Free tall brewed coffee (for military member and spouse)
Texas Roadhouse – Free Lunch and free drink
TGI Fridays Free Lunch
Veterans and active duty military service members are invited have lunch on T.G.I Friday’s this Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free doughnut for veterans and active-duty military members
Travel Centers of America Free Meal
On Veterans Day, November 11, all CDL drivers who are Military Veterans eat FREE at participating full-service restaurants with proof of service. Must present valid ID.
Tucanos Brazilian Grill
All active duty, reserve and retired military and veterans receive a complimentary Churrasco meal on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Also, get 10-percent off the entire bill for veterans and troops who dine with their families, from Friday, Nov. 8 through Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11.
Twin Peaks Free Meal
On Monday, November 11 all active and retired members of the Armed Forces are invited to visit Twin Peaks for lunch or dinner and select any meal from the Twin Peaks menu. Note, this offer is not available for veterans.
Free entrée or individual pizza with an entrée or pizza purchase or equal or greater value
Free Admissions or Store Discounts & Deals
Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach, CA) – Free admission for veterans, military, police, firefighters. 9-6
Army Corp of Engineers Recreation Areas
On Monday, November 11th, 2013 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is waiving all day use fees at more than 2,400 recreation areas nationwide. This waiver is available to all veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families. Only verbal confirmation of service is required.
Bed, Bath & Beyond
20% off the entire purchase for U.S. Military, veterans and military spouses on November 9, 10 and 11, 2013.
Bed and Breakfast Inns in the U.S. and Canada
Get a free stay with the 5th Annual B&Bs for Vets military specials that takes place on Sunday, November 10 and Monday, November 11, 2013. See site for participating B & Bs.
Brides Across America Free Wedding Gown Events
During the month of November Brides Across America is partnering with bridal salons across the nation to giveaway wedding dresses to qualified military brides. All military brides must pre-register online.
California Association of Bed and Breakfast Inns
Some B&Bs belonging to the CABBI association are offering military specials in conjunction with Veterans’ Day (November 11, 2013). Some Inns are extending the special through the month of November or keeping year round.
Free Car Wash in the U.S., Australia, Canada & New Zealand
On Monday November 11th Veterans or active duty military can receive a free car wash at over 2,000 participating locations. No proof of service is required but everyone is asked to honor this program. Some of the participating car washes include 7-11, Mister Car Wash, Simoniz Car Wash and Mike’s Car Wash. See list of participating locations
Free Hair Cut
While too many to list many local hair clip and barber shops offer free hair cuts on Veterans Day to Veterans and active duty armed forces members. Call stores in your local area to confirm.
Free Oil Change
Oil changes are free to Veterans and active duty armed forces members at many participating local oil change centers including participating name brand oil service centers. Call stores in your local area to confirm. Many are offering the free oil change for several days around Veteran’s Day.
Great Clips Free Haircut
On Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, military members can come in on Veterans Day for a free haircut or to pick up a free haircut card to use any day before the end of the year, 12/31/2913. Customers who also come in for a haircut at any U.S. Great Clips salon will receive a free haircut card to give to an active/inactive/retired military member of any branch, including the National Guard.
All current and former military personnel and their families can enjoy an extra 20% off on purchases in-store (some exclusions may apply) from November 6-11 by presenting a military ID or proof of service. Plus, this discount is available online starting on November 6th, 2013 at jcp.com/military (link not valid prior to 11/6).
Knotts Berry Farm – Knott’s Berry Farm is offering free admission for veterans and active duty military personnel and one guest from November 4, 2013 to January 5, 2014.
Active and retired U.S. military personnel in select markets to reserve a $6 one-night room rate valid Monday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day. The exclusive $6 room rate is available to the first 10 rooms reserved at participating Motel 6 locations in six markets: Colorado Springs, Colo.; El Paso, Texas; Fayetteville, N.C.; Norfolk, Va.; San Antonio, Texas; and San Diego, Calif. Call 1-800-4-MOTEL6 and reference “VETERANS” to take advantage of the offer while it lasts.
National Parks Free Veterans Day Admission
Everybody gets free entrance to our National Parks on Veterans Day weekend. Dates this year include November 9 – 11, 2013.
Red Roof Inn 15% All November
Veterans receive 15% off your stay the entire month of November! And don’t forget, Red Roof Inn is military and government friendly all year long, offering 10% off at locations nationwide. Who is Eligible?: Active Duty, Veterans, Retirees, Reservists, Dependents.
Seaworld Parks & Entertainment Veterans Discount
Veterans get 50% off tickets now through November 11th, 2013. Seaworld properties include Sea World, Aquatica, Busch Gardens, Sesame Place, Adventure Island, Water Country USA and Discovery Cove. Active Duty military members who already used their free admission for the year can also get 50% off tickets.
Sports Clips Free Haircut
All veterans and active-duty U.S. service members can get a free haircut on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2013 with valid proof of service. Sports Clip is also raising money for the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW) Operation Uplink program and will donate a $1 for every haircut service to the program.
US Forest Service Free Veterans Day Admission
The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, Nov. 9-11. Go online to find a national forest or grassland near you.
Thanks to The Centsible Family for sharing part of this list of Veterans Day 2013 freebies and discounts.