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2011 Veteran’s Day Freebies: Meals, Retail, Parks and More!

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Today our country celebrates Veterans Day and honors those that have served and are serving our country.  With a HUGE

Thank You!

from Crazy Coupon Mommy, here is a list of Veteran’s Day Freebies and Discounts for you to take advantage of :)


Applebee’s – Free meal, Friday, Nov. 11: Free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, 7 entrees to choose from.. In 2010, Applebee’s served 1,024,000 million free meals to military veterans and active service members. Military ID or proof of service required. Find locations at

Bar Louie- Free meal on Friday ,Nov.11. :Active duty military members and veterans can receive a free meal, and a free non-alcoholic beverage up to $10. Military ID or proof of service is required. Available at all locations.

BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse, Friday,Nov. 11. : All active duty military and veterans with proof of service can receive a complimentary lunch entree or a one topping mini pizza for dinner. For more information check BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse on Facebook.

Champps Americana  on Friday, Nov. 11:  Veterans and Active Military will receive a free burger! Proof of service required. Offer not valid for the Pepperjack Bacon Stack Burger or Kobe Burger. Dine in only, valid at participating locations. Find a Champps near you.

Chili’s – Friday, Nov. 11.: All military veterans past and present get their choice of one of 6 meals free. Offer is available from 11am – 5pm on November 11, 2011 at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Proof of military service is required. Visit Chili’s to find locations.

Denny’s Veterans Day Appreciation Event, Friday, Nov. 11. : Free Grand Slam breakfast to any veteran in select diners in participating markets to include: Maryland, Virginia, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Indiana, Colorado and Washington, DC (from 6:00am – 2:00pm), as well as the following New York locations: Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo areas (from 6:00am – 10:00pm). Check with your local Denny’s to see if they’re participating and call ahead to verify.

Fox & Hound and Bailey’s Sports Bar. Fox & Hound is offering a free item from the 7 under $7 menu to Veterans and Active Duty Military. Proof of service required. Visit Fox & Hound for locations.

Golden Corral – Free meal, Monday Nov. 14: Golden Corral Restaurants nationwide are having their 10th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner on Monday, November 14, 2011 from 5 pm to 9 pm . Veterans, retirees, and Active Military, in the National Guard or Reserves, are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Monday dinner. Golden Corral restaurants have provided over 2.5 million free meals and contributed over $4.3 million to the Disabled American Veterans organization. For more information visit:

Famous Dave’s – Friday, Nov. 11:Free or discounted meals on Veterans Day. Offer varies by location, please check the Famous Dave’s Veteran’s Day page or call your local restaurant for more information.

Hooters – Free Meal, Friday, Nov. 11: All day Friday Hooter’s is serving up a free meal to military veterans. Offer good for all veterans and active duty military personnel. Get 10 Free Wings – Boneless or Regular when you purchase a drink. Offer valid at participating Hooters only; open to all active duty and military veterans. Proof of military service required. For more information visit Hooter’s Veteran’s Day.

Krispy Kreme Free doughnut, Friday Nov.11: At participating Krispy Kreme stores all active-duty, retirees & veterans can receive a free doughnut.  Call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.

Little Caesars® Pizza Friday Nov11: Little Caesars is giving a free Crazy Bread® to the men and women of the United States armed forces this Veterans Day at participating stores nationwide. Proof of military service required.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – Free lunch or dinner, Sunday Nov 13, 2011: McCormick & Schmick’s is celebrating their 13th annual Veteran’s Appreciation Event this Sunday. Veterans can choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée.  Proof of military service required.  Contact your local McCormick & Schmick’s , valid at participating restaurants only.  Space is limited and reservations are highly recommended. For more information visit: M&S Veterans Appreciation Event.

Outback Steakhouse – Free Bloomin’ Onions and Cokes Monday Nov. 7 – Friday Nov. 11:Outback Steakhouse is  offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a Coca-Cola product during the week leading up to Veteran’s Day. Offer is available to Military Personnel with the following forms of identifications: U.S Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), DD form 214 Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW), Photograph in Uniform, Wearing Uniform. For more information, visit OutbackOutback understands commitment.  The Outback, with the help of their patrons over the past 2 years have donated $2 Million to Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization providing everyday and emergency support for active troops, wounded warriors and their families.

Sizzler Restaurants, Nov. 11, 2011. Sizzler offers veterans buy one get one free, 6 oz. Steak Entree with the purchase of a second one.  Proof of military service required.

Spaghetti Warehouse Once in a Lifetime Veteran’s Day Celebration. Spaghetti Warehouse is offering lasagne or any original recipe spaghetti entree for only $0.11, with the purchase of a lasagne or any original recipe spaghetti entree at regular price in honor of US military veterans and the unique once in a lifetime date: 11-11-11.  This offer is open to everyone, not just veterans. Download the coupon.

Subway – Free Six Inch Sub, Nov. 11 : Select SUBWAY® Restaurants will offer a FREE six inch sub or flatbread to military veterans on Veteran’s Day.  Proof of service required.Valid only on November 11, 2011 at participating local SUBWAY® restaurants (SUBWAY® Restaurants are franchises, so this offer may not be available everywhere.)  Call ahead for participation and times.

Texas Roadhouse – Free lunch, Friday, Nov. 11 (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.): Nationwide every Texas Roadhouse location will participate in the free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces. Offer valid for All veterans – including all active, retired or former U.S. military. Proof of service or Military ID required. See the Texas Roadhouse Veterans Day Page for more information.

T.G.I. Friday’s – Buy one get one free Friday, Nov 11 :All US Military personnel and veterans can buy one get one free.  Proof of service or Military ID required. Only valid at participating locations for anyone with an old or current military ID.

The Olive Garden, Free entrée Friday, Nov 11: Veterans and active duty military, can choose from a special menu;all entrées include freshly baked garlic sticks and choice of soup or salad during regular business hours. Offer good in US and Canada. Proof of service required.

Twin Peaks, Friday, Nov. 11.: Free entrée for veterans and active service personnel (up to $10). Proof of service or Military ID required. Dine in only; gratuity not included. Find a Twin Peaks near you.

Uno Chicago Grill, Friday, Nov. 11.: Veteran’s Day Discount: 19.43% discount on  food and non-alcoholic beverage purchases from11/7 through 11/11. Why 19.43%? UNO invented deep dish pizza in 1943. Offer good for all military for veterans and active duty military. Proof of service or Military ID required: Wear your uniform (if your service permits), provide military ID, show a picture of yourself in uniform, or have other ID showing proof of service.

Retail Stores

Home Depot Military Discount: In honor of Veteran’s Day, The Home Depot(R) is offering all active duty personnel, reservists, retired military, veterans and their families a 10 percent discount off their purchases  Offer valid on purchases of up to $2,000 for a maximum of $200 and is valid at The Home Depot stores, The Home Depot Design Center locations, Yardbirds and EXPO Design Center(R) locations. The 10% military discount is available everyday for active duty and retirees, but not all veterans. Find Home Depot discounts online.

Lowe’s Military Discount: Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is offering all active, reserve, honorably discharged, retired military personnel and their immediate family members a 10 percent discount on in-store U.S. purchases made during the Veterans Day holiday. Discount is available Nov. 7 – Nov. 11. on in-stock and special order purchases up to $5,000. Military ID or proof of service is required. Sales on, previous sales, and purchases of services or gift cards are excluded.  Lowes offers this discount daily to active duty military members, but not to veterans. However, they extend the offer to military veterans on military holidays. *NOTE* the Lowe’s near me give a military discount YEAR ROUND.  You may want to double check with the location near you.

Big Lots: Get 10% off your purchase on 11/11 with a valid military ID

Family Dollar: 10% off printable coupon valid 11/11-11/13.

Free Park Admissions

Anheuser-Busch Parks. Anheuser-Busch Parks offers Active Duty Service Members free admission for them and up to 3 dependents to any of their parks once a year. Throughout 2011, members of the military and as many as three direct dependents are able to use a single-day complimentary admission for entry into SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks. The Here’s to the Heroes program is only available to Any active duty, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman. Participating parks are: Adventure Island, Busch Gardens (Tampa Bay or Williamsburg), SeaWorld (Orlando, San Diego, or San Antonio), Sesame Place, and Water Country USA. Not valid at Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Christmas Town at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va. is not included as part of this program. For more information and to register, visit: Free admission summary, and ticket application.

Colonial Williamsburg Free Admission. Colonial Williamsburg offers free weekend-long admission tickets on Friday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 13 to active-duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their immediate dependents. This ticket includes admission to Colonial Williamsburg exhibition sites, art museums, and most daytime programs, as well as free parking and use of the shuttle bus system. Tickets are only available at on-site ticket sales locations and are also available to families of deployed servicemembers. Tickets are available on the following dates: Nov. 11-13.

Fee Free Day at National Parks. To honor America’s service men and women, areas managed by the National Park Service will not charge entrance fees for Veteran’s Day weekend – November 11-13, 2011. Over 100 national parks are participating in this event.

Historic JamestowneFree Admission. The National Park Service commemorates Veterans Day with Fee Free days at Historic Jamestowne November 11-13 for everyone. See events calendar.

Knotts Berry Farm Military Tribute DaysFree Admission. Knott’s Berry Farm has an annual Military Tribute event from November 1-24 when they offer military members past and present free park admission. Veterans or active military personnel plus one guest get in FREE with proper ID presented at Knott’s turnstile (DD214, Veterans Administration Hospital ID or Active Military Service ID).  Up to six additional tickets can be purchased for just $17 each.

Free Hugo® Canes for Veterans: Sam’s Club® locations nationwide will distribute Hugo® canes free of charge on November 11 2011 to U.S. military veterans in need of mobility assistance. Limited quantities available, while supplies last. Sam’s Club® Membership is not required, but proof of military service is required. For more information, visit Hugo Salutes.

For the most up-to-date information and a more comprehensive list of all Veterans Day discounts, please visit: The Military Wallet.

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