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Veterans' Day Discounts and Giveaways


Please note: not all local providers may be participating, so be sure to verify before you go. Also, all usually require proof of service, usually a standard military ID or a DD214.

Car Wash for Veteran's & Military on November 11, 2011 for $0


2011 Free Veterans Day Meals:

Applebee’s – free meal, Friday, Nov. 11: Last year, Applebee’s served

1,024,000 million free meals to military veterans and active service

members. Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and

active-duty service members on Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. There

will be 7 entrées to choose from. Military ID or proof of service required.


Chili’s – free meal, Friday, Nov. 11. Chili’s is offering all military

veterans past and present their choice of one of 6 meals. This offer is

available during business hours on November 11, 2011 at participating

Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and

gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof

of military service. Visit their website to  


Hooters – Free Meal, Friday, Nov. 11. Hooter’s is serving up a free meal to

military veterans all day on Veterans Day. Offer good for all veterans and

active duty military personnel. Choose one of the new specialty items on the

Hooter’s menu. Offer valid at participating Hooters only; open to all active

duty and military veterans with valid military ID or proof of military

service. Drink purchase required. For more information, visit, .


Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme

stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees & veterans on Friday

November 11th. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is



Outback Steakhouse – A week of Free Bloomin’ Onions and Cokes Monday Nov. 7

– Friday Nov. 11. Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans

by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a

Coca-Cola product during the week leading up to Veteran’s Day. This offer is

available to Military Personnel who have one of 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,   The Outback understands

commitment. For the past two years, The Outback, with the help of their

patrons, has donated $2 Million to Operation Homefront , a non-profit organization providing

everyday and emergency support for active troops, wounded warriors and their



Subway – Free Six Inch Sub. Select Subway locations offer a FREE six inch

sub to military veterans on Veteran’s Day. However, Subway restaurants are

franchises, so this offer may not be available everywhere. Please call



Texas Roadhouse – free meal, Friday, Nov. 11. Offer varies by location; our

local Texas Roadhouse is offering a free meal from opening until 4pm. Other

locations may vary in offer, hours, or availability. Call ahead to your

local restaurant for more information.


T.G.I. Friday’s – Buy one get one free Nov 11-14. At participating locations

for anyone with an old or current military ID. November 11-14.


Uno Chicago Grill, Friday, Nov. 11. Uno’s is offering a free entree or

individual pizza with a purchase of an entree or pizza of equal or greater

value. Offer good for all military, for veterans, and active duty military.

ID or proof of service required: Show up in uniform (if your service

permits), provide military ID, show a picture of yourself in uniform, or

have other ID showing proof of service.



Home Depot and Lowes Coupon Updates

Update: Home Depot and Lowes 10% Military Discount Available Everyday .

Home Depot: The Home Depot(R) is offering all active duty personnel,

reservists, retired military, veterans and their families a 10 percent

discount off their purchases in honor of Veteran’s Day. The offer is valid

on purchases of up to $2,000 for a maximum of $200 and is available at The

Home Depot stores, The Home Depot Design Center locations, Yardbirds and

EXPO Design Center(R) locations. The 10% discount is available everyday for

active duty and retirees, but not all veterans. Home Depot makes this offer

available to all veterans on most military holidays. You can also


Lowes: Lowe’s Companies, Inc. will offer 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. The discount is available Nov. 7 – Nov. 11. The discount is

available on in-stock and special order purchases up to $5,000. To qualify,

individuals must present a valid military ID or other proof of service.

Excluded from the discount are sales via, previous sales, and

purchases of services or gift cards. Like Home Depot, 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..


Free Park Admissions for Veterans Day:


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 may enter SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks

with a single-day complimentary admission. The Here’s to the Heroes program

is only available to Any active duty, activated or drilling reservist, or

National Guardsman. Eligible parks include: 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..


Colonial Williamsburg Free Admission. Colonial Williamsburg offers free

weekend-long admission tickets to active-duty military, reservists,

retirees, veterans, and their immediate dependents from Friday, Nov. 11

through Sunday, Nov. 13th. The complimentary 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. Tickets are also

available to families of deployed servicemembers. Tickets available on the

following dates: Nov. 11- 13th.


Historic Jamestowne – Free Admission. The National Park Service commemorates

Veterans Day with Fee Free days at Historic Jamestowne November 11-13. Free

admission for everyone. See


Knotts Berry Farm Military Tribute Days – Free Admission. Knott’s Berry Farm

has an annual Military Tribute event in which they offer military members

past and present by offering free park admission. This year the Military

Tribute Days run from November 1 – 24 November (Thanksgiving Day).  Veterans

or current serving 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). Purchase up to six additional tickets for

just $17 each.


Fee Free Day at National Parks. To honor America’s service men and women,

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that areas managed by the

National Park Service would not charge entrance fees for Veteran’s Day

weekend – November 11-13, 2011. Over 100 national Parks will be

participating in this event



San Jacinto Monument and Museum (La Porte, TX). November 7-13: Free

admission to the theatre, Observation Floor, and (on November 12-13) the

special exhibit to all veterans and their families. More info 



Bed and Breakfast for Vets:


In the third year of the program, B&Bs for Vets has organized over 485 (and

counting) participating Bed and Breakfasts and Inns across the US and Canada

which will be offering veterans a free night’s stay on November 10th, the

night before Veterans Day. This offer is available to both active duty

military members and veterans with ID, but space is limited. Each Inn and

B&B has at least one room available for this promotion and reservations must

be made directly through the participating Inns and B&Bs. For more

information visit: .



Free Hugo® Canes for Veterans.


Sam’s Club® locations nationwide will distribute 36,000 Hugo® canes free of

charge on November 9th, 10th, 11th, 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 may be

required. For more information, visit

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Other Veteran’s Day Discounts:


Here are some additional Veteran’s Day Discounts. In all cases, be sure to

provide proper ID or proof of service. In addition, some of these stores are

franchises, so verify participation before assuming the discount is in



* – Discount “Veterans Day Honor” MP3 album download. This

downloadable album includes 12 songs as performed by the military bands and

ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces. Visit Amazon on Veteran’s Day to

*     Tim Hortons – all US locations are offering a free donut to all

veterans (check out the Star Spangled donut!).


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