For all those who currently serve or have served in the past:
On Monday, Nov. 11, the country will mark Veterans Day — a day to honor those who have served in the Armed Forces.
Many restaurants and businesses will honor veterans with free meals, appetizers, car washes and other deals. The following deals have been verified for 2013. Note, some deals are for Monday, others are for different days.
First, let’s start with a deal that is valid for everyone. Get free admission to national parks across the country on Nov. 9-11: http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm
Great Clips will give veterans a free hair cut on Nov. 11. If YOU get your hair cut on Nov. 11, they’ll give you a coupon to give to a veteran for a free hair cut from Nov. 11 to Dec. 31. Details: http://www.greatclips.com/promotions/veterans-day
Many Sport Clips locations will offer free haircuts to active-duty U.S. service members and veterans on Nov. 11 with valid proof of service. For a list of participating stores: http://www.sportclips.com/events-promotions/HAH2013.html
Veterans and active duty military eat free from a special menu at Chili’s on Nov. 11. Proof of service required. http://www.chilis.com/Documents/VeteransDayMenu2013.pdf
Anyone who has served in the U.S. military eats free at Golden Corral on Nov. 11 from 4-9 p.m. No ID required. Dine-in only. http://www.goldencorral.com/ *Note, even though the website says no ID required, I would take one just in case.
All veterans get a free meal from a special menu on Nov. 11 at Olive Garden. Family dining with the veteran also get 10 percent off. Military families get 10 percent off every day in November. Details: http://www.olivegarden.com/Menu/Specials/
Veterans and active duty military get a free entree from a limited menu at Applebee’s on Nov. 11. Must show military ID. Beverage not included. Menu and details: http://www.applebees.com/veterans-day-menu
Texas Roadhouse is offering veterans a free lunch (and beverage) from a special menu on Nov. 11. Proof of military service required. Active, former and retired military welcome. Dine-in only. http://www.texasroadhouse.com/landing-pages/veterans-day-2013
Vets get free lunch at TGI Fridays on Nov. 11. Sadly, the website doesn’t offer any more details. Call your local location for details: http://www.tgifridays.com/ (Last year the deal was only offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., so check before you go.)
Free Tavern Double Burger and fries for veterans and active duty military at Red Robin on Nov. 11. http://www.redrobin.com/newsroom/article/648
Veterans and active duty military get a free meal at Hooters, up to $10.99, on Nov. 11. Must show proof of service and buy a drink. http://news.hooters.com/press-release/local/hooters-offers-free-meal-military-veterans-day
Get a Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage for free at Outback on Nov. 11 and get 10 percent off Nov. 12 ’til the end of the year. Offer valid for veterans and active duty military with military ID.
Red Lobster is offering service members a complimentary appetizer (from a list of 10 choices). Offer good Nov. 11-14.
Get a free doughnut and small coffee at Krispy Kreme on Nov. 11. You’ll need to present your military ID or wear your uniform for the free treat. No purchase necessary. Not valid at grocery or convenience stores. You may have to pay sales tax. http://www.krispykreme.com/VeteransDay
Home Depot and Lowe’s- 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 are eligible. Customers requesting a discount must be able to show a valid military ID card or other proof of military service (a DD Form 214 or VFW membership may qualify).
Bed Bath and Beyond – 20 % off entire purchase through 11/11 for Active duty military and veterans along with their family members.
Walgreens – 15% off discount on eligible store items
Food Lion – 10% off all groceries on 11/11 – (some exclusions apply) for Active & Retired Military Personnel with military ID and MVP card.
Dollar General – 11% discount on entire purchase on Veterans Day 11/11. Offer good for all active-duty military, retirees, veterans, Guard/Reserve, & immediate family members. The coupon can be found in the store circular, or by asking an employee. Also good online.
Big Lots – 10% off entire purchase on 11/9 – Offer available to active duty, Guard/Reserve, veterans, retirees and their immediate family members, with valid ID. Please call ahead to verify.
JcPenney – Extra 20% off purchases through 11/11
Meineke Car Care- free oil change at any Meineke location on Veterans Day, Mon. Nov 11. 2013.
Denny’s: Enjoy all the pancakes you want, on the house, from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m.