DENVER — Veterans Day is Sunday and many companies want to say thank you by offering discounts or free meals. The promotions are for veterans and active-duty service members.
Note that most companies require proof of military service to take advantage of the deals – such as a military ID card.
As part of our commitment to Serving Those Who Serve, we’re bringing you this list of deals and freebies. It is suggested to call or check with local locations ahead of time to make sure they are participating in the deal.
Applebee’s: Military veterans and active duty service members can eat free from a special Veteran’s Day menu at participating locations on Sunday with an I.D.
Bar Louie: Free flatbread or burger, up to $15, with valid military ID.
Bierstadt Lagerhaus: Veterans Day happy hour happening from 6-8 p.m. with fellow veteran Michael Dill buying beer for veterans. There will be $2 Slow Pour Pils available as well.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small boneless or traditional wings and fries for all veterans or active-duty service members. Offer is good for dine-in only with valid military ID.
California Pizza Kitchen: Military members can choose a from a free pizza, full size salad or pasta from the Veterans Day menu. The deal is good for dine-in orders only. The chain encourages members to come in uniform or bring their valid military ID.
Chipotle: Buy one, get one free burrito, bowl, salad, or tacos on Sunday. The deal is available for all active-duty, reserve and veteran members. It is valid for dine-in only.
ChopHouse: Veterans and active duty military can get a free Budweiser BBQ Cheddar Burger at the ChopHouse (A Gates) in Denver International Airport. The offer is good for dine-in only.
Cracker Barrel: Veterans can get a free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert or Crafted Coffee beverage.
Denny’s: Veterans can get a free build your own grand slam on Monday from 5 a.m. to noon.
Do The Bang Thing Salon: Free haircut (including shampoo and style) for veterans and their families from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Nov. 12. Complimentary refreshments and beverages will also be provided.
Dunkin’: Free donut to all veterans and active duty military at participating locations with no purchase necessary.
Great Clips: Veterans and current military members can get a free haircut on Veteran’s Day at participating Great Clips locations. If you don’t need a haircut, you can get a free haircut card to use by the end of the year. Non-military customers can also get a free haircut card to give to a veteran they know.
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria: Veterans will be offered 15 percent off their meal. Alcohol is not included in the deal.
Golden Corral: All veterans and active duty military can eat for free on Monday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. as part of the chain’s Military Appreciation Night.
Hooters: All veterans and active duty military can eat free from a special Veteran’s Day menu on Sunday. The offer is only good for dine-in only.
Hopdoddy: The fast-casual burger joint will give 50-percent off to all customers who are joined by a veteran or active-duty military.
LaMar’s Donuts: Veterans and active military personnel can receive a free donut and 12-ounce coffee on Sunday.
Little Caesars Pizza: All military members can get a free pizza or $5 lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday with proof of service.
Mattress Firm: Veterans and their families get 20 percent off any purchase Nov. 9-12 in-store or online with the code VETS20.
Parry’s Pizzeria and Bar: All day long on Veterans Day, veterans can choose from 9-inch personal pizzas, meatball sandwiches, pasta bowls and more for free on a special menu available with a valid military ID.
Red Lobster: The restaurant chain is offering veterans a free appetizer or dessert with military ID or proof or service on Sunday.
Red Robin: All veterans and active-duty military can get a free dine-in Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Veterans Day.
Rock Bottom Breweries: Veterans eat free at Rock Bottom from Saturday through Monday. In addition, each brewery will also be brewing a limited-edition Veterans Day IPA that will be available through Nov. 17. 25 cents from each pint will go to local veterans charities.
Ruby Tuesday: All former and active-duty service members can get a free appetizer on Veterans Day.
Scooter’s Coffee: On Sunday and Monday, veterans and active-duty military can get free drinks of any size. Customers will also be able to add a dollar donation to the Wounded Warriors Family Support.
Starbucks: Veterans and active-duty service members along with military spouses can get a free tall brewed coffee.
Sushi-Rama: All veterans can get 15-percent off their entire bill.
Texas de Brazil: Veterans and active duty military eat for free while additional guests (up to six) will receive 20 percent off on Saturday and Sunday.
Village Inn: Veterans and active duty service members can get a free INN-credible V.I.B. breakfast on Sunday.