2013 Fort Worth Veterans Day FREE Meals & Discounts ~ Chili’s, Applebee’s, Outback Steakhouse, Lowes, Sea World and lots more!

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Veterans Day

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.

FREE Entree at BJ’s Restaurant ~ November 11 & 12
Veterans and those on active military duty, visit your local BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse  on November 11 & 12 to get a FREE lunch entree or a one-topping mini or individual pizza for dinner.

FREE Burger at Champps Americana ~ November 11
Champps is celebrating our Veterans and Active Military by providing a FREE Champps Cheeseburger and Fries meal on November 11th. 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
Veterans and active military will receive a  free pizza of your choice on November 11th.  Learn more here.

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 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 11
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 11.  Go here to learn more.

FREE Bagel at Einstein Bros ~ November 11
Einstein Bros wants to thank  American troops this Veterans Day by offering a FREE Bagel and Shmear, or any other topping, to all active, inactive and retired military personnel on Monday, November 11.  Learn more here.

Eat FREE at Golden Corral ~ November 11
Golden Corral’s annual Military Appreciation dinner will be held on Monday, November 11th, 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 Doughnut & Coffee at Krispy Kreme ~ November 11
Krispy Kreme will give a free doughnut and coffee to veterans and active military in uniform (or with ID) on November 11.

FREE Meal at Olive Garden ~ November 11
Veterans and active military will receive a FREE meal on  November 11th. Choose from a select list of entrees here.  Family dining with them will also receive 10% Off their meal. Show a military ID or other proof of service to qualify.

FREE meal at On the Border ~ November 11
On the Border is giving veterans and active military who dine in the restaurant November 11 a free meal from its “create your own combo” menu.

FREE Appetizer & Drink at Outback Steakhouse ~ November 11
Outback Steakhouse will honor our heroes with a free Bloomin’ Onion appetizer and a beverage on November 11 in celebration of Veterans Day. And, because Veterans Day is not long enough to fully express the nation’s gratitude, Outback is honoring all service members with 10% off their meals Nov. 12 through Dec. 31. These offers are open to all active and former military service members with a valid ID. Go here for more details. Visit Outback.com for location information.

FREE Pizza or Entrée at Uno’s Pizzeria ~ November 11
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.  Learn more here.

FREE Appetizer at Red Lobster – November 11 to 14
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 11
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 11
Stop in from 11am to 2pm at TGI Friday’s on Monday, November 11th 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 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 in the future), but there are a couple of stores taking part in the Houston area and one in San Antonio.  Gowns are on a first come, first serve basis and most stores have the give-away event November 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. 

50% OFF US Flags & Flag Poles at Amazon ~ Limited Time
Amazon.com has a great Veteran’s Day sale on American flags and accessories (most are 50% OFF).   Go here to learn more.

FREE Entertaiment Admission
for Veterans and Active Military

SeaWorld Parks FREE Tickets ~ through December 31, 2013
Sea World is providing complimentary admission for active duty military, active members of a reserve or National Guard unit, and up to three direct dependents. Valid for ONE FREE single-day admission per person, per year, to SeaWorld in San Antonio and their sister adventure parks in other parts of the country.  They are also offering additional 50% off tickets through Veterans Day. Learn more here.

FREE Entrance Day at U.S. National Parks ~ November 9-11
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 here.

Knott’s Berry Farm FREE Admission ~ Through January 5, 2014
Knott’s Berry Farm pays tribute to U.S. veterans, retired and current military personnel with free park admission during its Veteran’s celebration November 4, 2013 through January 5, 2014. This offer is valid to all past and present armed forces personnel and one guest. Six additional tickets may be purchased at a discounted rate of $22 each from November 4-27 and for $27 from November 28-January 5. Read more here.

Colonial Williamsburg FREE Admission ~ November 8-11
Colonial Williamsburg is offering free admission November 8 through November 11 to active-duty military, reservists, veterans and retired military and their dependents.   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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