Every Veterans’ Day, businesses across the country offer their gratitude to the brave men and women who have served in our military. They do so in the form of free or discounted offers on any number of things. These gifts range from free meals to discounts at hardware stores. We’d also like to say thank you to our veterans in our own small way. Here is a list of all the free Veterans’ Day offers we could find.
Applebee’s – Free meal for veterans and active active military personnel
Chili’s – Free meal for veterans and active military personnel
Hooters – 10 free wings with drink purchase for veterans and active military personnel (www.HootersVeteransDay.com)
Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut for veterans and active military personnel
Outback Steakhouse – Free bloomin’ onion and Coca-Cola product for veterans and active military personnel for the week leading up to Veterans’ Day (http://outback.com/companyinfo/veteransday.aspx)
Subway – Free 6-inch sub for veterans
Texas Roadhouse – Free meal for veterans and active military personnel
TGI Friday’s – Buy one get one free for veterans and active military personnel
Uno Chicago Bar & Grill – Free entree or individual pizza with the purchase of an entree or individual pizza of equal or greater value for veterans and active military personnel
Discounts on Purchases:
Home Depot – 10% discount on a purchase up to $2,000 for all active military personnel and retirees (not all veterans)
Lowe’s – 10% discount on a purchase up to $5,000 for all active, reserve, honorably discharged, or retired military personnel and their immediate families
Anheuser-Busch Parks – Free single-day admission for active military and up to 3 dependents to any of their parks once a year. (http://commerce.4adventure.com/store/os_application.asp)
Colonial Williamsburg – Free weekend-long admission to active military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their immediate dependents from Nov. 11th through Nov. 13th
Historic Jamestowne – Free admission for everyone from Friday Nov. 11 through Sunday Nov. 13th (http://historicjamestowne.org/calendar/?month=11&year=2011)
Knott’s Berry Farm – Free admission for veterans and active military plus one guest from Nov. 1st through Nov. 24th
National Parks – Free admission at over 100 participating national parks for everyone from Nov. 11th through Nov. 13th (http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm)
Car Wash – Free wash for veterans and active military personnel at 1800 participating locations in 4 countries (http://graceforvets.org/2011/participating.php)
Sam’s Club – Will distribute 36,000 free Hugo Canes to military veterans in need of mobility assistance. Nov. 9th through Nov. 11th. Limited quantities available, while supplies last (www.hugosalutes.com)
Bed and Breakfast for Vets – Over 485 participating B&B’s will offer a free night’s stay on November 10th, 2011 to veterans and active military personnel. Space is limited. (http://www.betterwaytostay.com/current-promotions/bbs-for-vets/)
*All deals are valid on Friday, November 11th, 2011 unless otherwise noted.
*Be sure to call ahead to check if a location is participating in a Veterans’ Day promotion, because some may not.
*Military ID or other proof of service will be required to obtain these deals unless otherwise noted.