Please pass this along to any Veterans or
Active Military folks you know…
There are oodles of special Veterans Day events and sales happening in the coming days. Plus, in honor of our veterans, many restaurants, retailers, and other venues are offering up really great Veterans Day FREEBIES and discounts just for veterans and active military service members. Note that many of these discounts extend beyond Veterans Day, November 11th and some are even offered year round! Most require proof of military service (we’ve tried to provide details where possible, but you might want to call to be sure).
Please pass this list along to any veterans or active military / reserves you might know:
FREE Meals & Other Discounts For Veterans
and Active Military
Eat FREE at Applebee’s ~ November 11, 2011
Military veterans and active-duty service members will be able to eat for free at any Applebee’s across the U.S. on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11. There will be seven entrée choices on the FREE menu, and guests will be asked to show proof of military service. A complete listing of all Applebee’s locations is available at applebees.com.
FREE Burger at Champps Americana. ~ November 11, 2011
Champps is celebrating our Veterans and Active Military by providing a FREE burger meal on November 11th! Proof of military service required and offer not valid for the Pepperjack Bacon Stack Burger or Kobe Burger. Dine in only, valid at participating locations. Find a Champps location near you, here.
FREE Meal at Chili’s ~ November 11, 2011
Chilis is offering a FREE meal to all veterans and active duty personnel on Friday, November 11th. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of meals from a special menu. This offer is available from 11am – 5pm on November 11, 2011 at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Beverages and gratuity are not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. Go here for more info.
Denny’s Veterans Day Appreciation Event ~ November 11 2011.
Denny’s is giving away a FREE Grand Slam breakfast to any veteran from 6:00am – 2:00pm. Not every location in the U.S. is participating, so be sure to call ahead. Go here to find a location and contact info.
FREE Appetizer & Drink at Outback Steakhouse ~ November 11, 2011
As an expression of Outback Steakhouse’s appreciation to our Country’s veterans and active duty military, they are giving a FREE Bloomin’ Onion and cokes on Veterans Day to those with a valid military ID (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, DD form 214 Veterans Organization Card, Photograph in Uniform, or wearing uniform. Go here for more details. Visit Outback.com for location information.
Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill Meal Discount ~ November 7-11, 2011
Uno’s is offering 19.43% OFF the total bill including entrées, pizza, beverages, and dessert (Why 19.43%? 1943 is the year Unos was founded). Offer good for veterans and active duty military. Go to Pizzeria Uno for more info.
Subway – Free 6-Inch Sub ~ November 11, 2011
Many Subway locations are giving away a free six-inch sub sandwich to military veterans on Veteran’s Day. Be sure to check with your local Subway restaurant to make sure they are participating (they are franchises, so this offer may not be available at all locations). Must show military I.D. card or proof of service at time of purchase.
Texas Roadhouse FREE lunch ~ Friday, November 11, 2011
Texas Roadhouse locations across the country will provide a free lunch and beverage (from 11am to 2pm) to honor the men and women of our armed forces. Offer good for all veterans including all active, retired or former U.S. military ~military ID Required. Pop over to the Texas Roadhouse Veterans Day page for more information.
Eat FREE at Golden Corral ~ Monday, November 14, 2011
Golden Corral’s 10th annual Military Appreciation dinner will be held on Monday, November 14, 2011, from 5 to 9 pm in all Golden Corral restaurants nationwide. The FREE dinner meal is a special “thank you tribute” to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to join Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation dinner. For more information go here .
FREE Store Offers & Other Special Discounts
For Veterans and Active Military
10% Off at Home Depot and Lowes ~ Year Round!
Use your military ID at any Home Depot or Lowes and receive a 10% discount on your purchases. The 10% military discount is available to: Active-duty military members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, honorably discharged veterans and immediate family members of all those groups. Customers requesting a discount must be able to show a valid military ID card or other proof of military service.
FREE Wedding Gown for Military Brides!
I love this FREEBIE ~ so fantastic on so many levels!! Select stores across the U.S. are offering military brides FREE wedding gowns through the non-profit group, Brides Across America. The gowns are samples and overstocks and worth $500 to $3000. There are not any stores in DFW participating (I hope that changes for next year), but there are several stores taking part in the Houston area, one in Jacksonville, and another in Austin. Gowns are on a first come, first serve basis and most stores have the give-away event November 9-11. Find all participating locations in the U.S. here.
Special Patriotic Music Album on Amazon ~ Limited Time
Amazon has a Special Veteran’s Day Salute to America CD album download featuring 30 Patriotic Songs for $1.89. Click here to learn more.
25% OFF at Lifeway Christian Store ~ November 11-14, 2011
Lifeway Books and Christian Store is recognizing our brave men and women who have served in the military this weekend. They are also offering a 25% OFF total purchase in their honor (valid Nov. 11-14) ~ the discount even applies to sale and clearance items! Go here to get the coupon.
Up to 50% Cash Back Rebates & FREE Shipping ~ Year Round
This weekend, ShopAtHome.com is doubling the cash back rebates and providing free shipping on online purchases for many online retailers (online stores like Kohls, DSW Shoes, Disney Store, American Eagle, Walmart, Home Depot, Lands’ End, Justice, QVC, and 100s of others). If you shop online, don’t miss out on this really easy way to get extra savings and cash back earned just by clicking through the Shop at Home site first. Go here to learn more.
FREE Walking Cane at Sam’s Club ~ November 9-11, 2011
Over 36,000 Hugo canes will be given away free of charge to United States military veterans in need of mobility assistance. Sam’s Club membership is not required, but supplies are limited so you may want to call your local store before heading there. Proof of military service may be required. Each Sam’s Club location will have approximately 40 canes and will be giving them away starting Wednesday, November 9th thru Friday November 11th, 2011 while supplies last. Details here.
FREE Tiny Prints Military Greeting Card
Send your love to our heroes for FREE with a military greeting card from Tiny Prints. Head over to Facebook and “like” Tiny Prints, then follow the directions to see how to send your FREE military greeting card.
FREE Entertaiment Admission
for Veterans and Active Military
SeaWorld Parks FREE Family Tickets ~ through December 31, 2011
Sea World is providing complimentary admission for active duty military, active members of a reserve or National Guard unit, and up to three direct dependants. Valid for ONE FREE single-day admission per person, per year, to SeaWorld or the following Adventure Parks (Learn more here):
- SeaWorld San Antonio, Orlando, or San Diego
- Busch Gardens Tampa Bay or Williamsburg
- Sesame Place
- Adventure Island
- Water Country USA
Fee FREE Day at U.S. National Parks ~ November 11-13, 2011
To honor America’s service men and women, the U.S. National Parks will not charge entrance fees Veterans Day Weekend. Visitors to public recreation lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation are invited to take a day to honor and reflect on what our service men and women have done to maintain our freedom and keep peace around the world. See a list of participating National Parks in Texas here.
Knott’s Berry Farm FREE Admission ~ November 1-24, 2011
Knott’s Berry Farm pays tribute to past and present U.S. armed forces personnel during Veteran’s Month. FREE admission will be offered for Veterans or current serving military personnel and one guest with proper I.D. (DD214, Veterans Administration Hospital ID or Active Military Service ID.) Plus purchase up to six additional tickets for just $17 each! Learn more here.
Colonial Williamsburg FREE Admission ~ November 11-13, 2011
Colonial Williamsburg honors active duty military, guard and reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents with free admission passes on the following dates: Nov. 11-13. The complimentary ticket includes admission to the Colonial Williamsburg exhibition sites, art museums, daytime programs, as well as free parking. Appropriate military identification is required. Learn more here.
If you know a Veteran, someone in your family, a friend or neighbor who served their country, take a moment of your day to thank them for the sacrifice they made for our country. I am so very thankful for every service member in our military who has served our great nation. So, to the men and women who answered the call in both times of war and peace, I thank you for your courage, honor, and commitment.
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