Deals and freebies for vets on Veterans Day
This Veterans’ Day there are a ton of great deals and freebies for active, inactive, and retired military personnel.
Note: Store locations can often opt out of special promotions. We recommend checking with the location of any of these businesses to confirm they are participating in the promotions. Here’s just a few deals for active, inactive, and retired military personnel:
Applebee’s: Free “Thank You” meal from a special menu.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse: Complimentary lunch entree, up to $9.95 value
Bob Evans: Go back for seconds with all-you-can-eat hotcakes.
California Pizza Kitchen: At participating locations, receive a complimentary entree from a special Veterans Day menu.
Carraba’s: Free appetizer of your choice.
Cheeseburger in Paradise: Free All-American Burger and fries. Beverages not included.
Chick-fil-A: Get a free meal at participating locations.
Chili’s: During lunch, get any lunch combo for free. For the dinner menu, the free meal is one of seven on a special menu.
Cotton Patch Cafe: Free chicken fried steak or chicken fried chicken meal.
Cracker Barrel: Free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert. Bonus: If you’re not a vet, purchase the dessert (as well as by purchasing some other retail items), and the restaurant will donate 10 percent of proceeds to the USO.
Denny’s: Free Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. to noon at participating locations.
Dunkin’ Donuts: Participating locations are offering up a free medium hot or iced coffee.
Einstein Bros. Bagels: Free coffee at participating locations.
Famous Dave’s: Free meal (one meat, one side, and a corn muffin) at participating locations from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Golden Corral: On Nov. 17 from 5-9 p.m. (take note, it’s on a different day than everything else), get a free “Thank You” dinner at the buffet.Great Clips: Stop by and get a free haircut if you’re a vet, or get a card to redeem for a free cut by Dec. 31. Bonus: If you’re not a vet, you can still get a free haircut card to give to a vet when you purchase a trim for yourself.
Hooters: With the purchase of a drink, you can get a free entree.
IHOP: Get a free plate of Red, White, and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
On The Border: At participating locations, get a free “Choose 2″ or “Choose 3″ Create Your Own Combo.
Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and drink.
Perkin’s: Get a free Magnificent Seven meal at participating locations only.
Red Lobster: Through Nov. 13, get an appetizer for free.
Red Robin: Get a Red’s Tavern Double Burger with fries on the house.
Ruby Tuesday’s: Free appetizer at participating locations.
Shoney’s: Get a free All-American Burger, all day long.
Starbucks: For both vets AND their spouses, pick up a free, tall brewed coffee all day long.
T.G.I. Friday’s: Free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Twin Peaks: A free 2015 calendar goes to the first 100 service-members at each location.Uno Chicago Grill: Free individual pizza or entree with the purchase of another. Bonus: Tell your server you’re there to support Fisher House Foundation, and a portion of your check will go to the charity.