Please pass this along to any Veterans or
Active Military folks you know…
There are oodles of special Veterans Day FREE dining and other give-away events in the coming days to honor of our 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 do require proof of military service (we’ve tried to provide details where we have them, but you might want to call before you go). Here’s the scoop:
FREE Meals & Other Discounts For
Veterans and Active Military
Eat FREE at Applebee’s ~ November 11
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, 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.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse ~ November 11
Veterans and those on active military duty, visit your local BJ’s Restaurant on Monday, November 11 to get a FREE lunch entrée or a one-topping mini or individual pizza.
FREE Burger at Champps Americana ~ November 12
Champps is celebrating our Veterans and Active Military by providing a FREE Champps Cheeseburger and Fries meal on November 12th. Proof of military service is required and is for dine-in only at participating locations. Go here to learn more.
FREE Pizza at California Pizza Kitchen ~ November 11 and 12
Veterans will receive a free pizza of your choice and a free non-alcoholic drink, on Sunday, November 11th or Monday, November 12th.
FREE Meal at Chili’s ~ November 11
Chilis is offering a FREE meal from a special menu to all veterans and active duty personnel on Veterans Day. This offer is available from 11am – 5pm on November 11 at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. Beverages and gratuity are not included.
FREE Pancakes at Denny’s ~ November 12
Denny’s is giving away a FREE all you can eat pancake breakfast to all active, retirees, and veterans with a valid military ID or proof of military service, from 6am – 2pm on Monday, November 12. Go here to learn more.
FREE Bagel at Einstein Bros ~ November 11
Veterans can get a FREE classic or signature bagel on Sunday, November 11th (does not include cream cheese or other toppings).
Eat FREE at Golden Corral ~ Monday, November 12
Golden Corral’s annual Military Appreciation dinner will be held on Monday, November 12th, from 4 to 9 pm. 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 Cookie at Great American Cookie Co ~ November 11
Great American Cookie Company is giving away a FREE cookie for all military on Sunday, November 11th. Show a military ID or wear your uniform to qualify.
FREE Meal at Olive Garden ~ November 11
Veterans and active military will receive a FREE meal on Sunday, November 11th. Choose from a select list of entrees here. Show a military ID or other proof of service to qualify.
FREE Appetizer & Drink at Outback Steakhouse ~ November 11 & 12
As an expression of Outback Steakhouse’s appreciation to our Country’s veterans and active duty military, they are giving 10% off your total check along with a FREE Bloomin’ Onion and coke on Veterans Day. To take part, you will need a valid military ID [U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW), DD214 Certificate, Veteran Identification Card (VIC), Photograph in U.S. Uniform or wearing U.S. Uniform]. Go here for more details. Visit Outback.com for location information.
FREE Pizza or Entrée at Uno’s Pizzeria ~ November 11 & 12
Uno’s is offering a FREE individual pizza or entrée with the purchase of a pizza or entrée of equal or greater value. This offer is available for all active duty and veterans. Proof of service is required.
FREE Appetizer at Red Lobster – November 11
Get a FREE Appetizer on Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service at Red Lobster (from a select list of appetizers).
FREE Lunch at Texas Roadhouse ~ November 12
Texas Roadhouse locations across the country will provide a free lunch and beverage from a special menu to honor the men and women of our armed forces. Offer good for all veterans including all active, retired or former U.S. military. A military ID is required. Pop over to the Texas Roadhouse Veterans Day page for more information.
Free Lunch at T.G.I. Friday’s ~ November 12
Stop in from 11am to 2pm at TGI Friday’s on Monday, November 12th for a
FREE Veterans Day lunch.Valid for all US Military personnel and veterans. Must wear uniform (if permitted by your service) or present military ID or other proof of service. More details on TGIFridays.com.
FREE Slurpee at 7-Eleven ~ November 11
Pop by 7-Eleven Stores to get a FREE small Slurpee on Sunday from 11am to 7pm. Offer is good to all current and former military members ~ a military ID or proof of military service is required.
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, San Antonio, Fredericksburg, and another in Austin. Gowns are on a first come, first serve basis and most stores have the give-away event November 6-24. 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 9-13, 2012
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. 9-13) ~ the discount is even valid for non-military! Go here to get the coupon.
FREE Entertaiment Admission
for Veterans and Active Military
SeaWorld Parks FREE Family Tickets ~ through December 31, 2012
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
Universal Orlando FREE 3-Day Ticket for Active Military
Military personnel can now receive a FREE 3-day park-to-park admission ticket now through March 31, 2013. To qualify, you must show a valid identification and secure your ticket through participating bases at ITT or Leisure Travel Service Offices. The ticket must be redeemed by June 30, 2013. For more information, visit UniversalOrlando.com.
FREE Entrance Day at U.S. National Parks ~ November 10-12
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 1-21
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 $19 each! Learn more here.
Colonial Williamsburg FREE Admission ~ November 9-12
Colonial Williamsburg honors active duty military, guard and reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents with free admission passes on the following dates: Nov. 9-12. 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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