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Veteran Day Specials

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Businesses across the country are offering specials and discounts to military veterans and active-duty service members during the Veterans Day Holiday. Some of the specials include free meals, free admissions and discounts.

Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) has put together this list of just some of the Veteran Day specials being offered.


Free meal, Friday, November 11th: 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, November 11th, 2011. There will be 7 entrées to choose from. Military ID or proof of service required. Find locations at www.applebees.com .


Free meal, Friday, November 11th. 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 11th, 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 find locations .

Golden Corral

Free meal, Monday November 14th: The 10th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner will be held on Monday, November 14th, 2011 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm in all Golden Corral Restaurants nationwide. The free “thank you” dinner is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military.

If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Monday dinner. For more information visit www.goldencorral.com/military/ .

Special thanks to Golden Corral: To date, Golden Corral restaurants have provided over 2.5 million free meals and contributed over $4.3 million to the Disabled American Veterans organization.


Free Meal, Friday, November 11th. 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, www.HootersVeteransDay.com.

Little Caesars® Pizza

On Friday, November 11th, Veterans can show their ID card or their DD-214 form, and active military members can show their current military-issued ID card that identifies their rank and branch to receive their free Crazy Bread.

For more information, see: Little Caesars® Pizza Treats Veterans and Active Military to Free Crazy Bread® for Veterans Day

Krispy Kreme

Free doughnut. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees and veterans on Friday November 11th. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants

Free lunch or dinner, Sunday November 13th, 2011: McCormick & Schmick’s is celebrating their 13th annual Veteran’s Appreciation Event on Sunday, November 13th. Veterans will be able to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée. Veterans must provide proof of military service. Be sure to contact your local McCormick & Schmick’s as this is valid at participating restaurants only. Also, Space is limited and reservations are highly recommended.

For more information visit: M&S Veterans Appreciation Event .

Outback Steakhouse

A week of Free Bloomin’ Onions and Cokes Monday November 7th – Friday November 11th. 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, www.outback.com/companyinfo/veteransday.aspx.

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 families. For more on Operation Homefront see their website at www.operationhomefront.net .


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 ahead.

Texas Roadhouse

Free meal, Friday, November 11th. Offer varies by location; our local Texas Roadhouse is offering a free meal from opening until 4:00pm. 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 November 11th-14th. At participating locations for anyone with an old or current military ID. November 11th-14th.

Uno Chicago Grill

Friday, November 11th. 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 Coupon Updates

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 $200.00 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 find Home Depot discounts online .

Update: Home Depot 10% Military Discount Available Everyday.

Lowes Coupon Updates

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 November 7th – November 11th. 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 Lowes.com, 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. You can also find exclusive discounts at Lowe’s.com .

Update: Lowes 10% Military Discount Available Everyday.

Anheuser-Busch Parks

Here’s to the Heroes

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.

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 to active-duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their immediate dependents from Friday, November 11th through Sunday, November 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 service members. Tickets available on the following dates: November 11th-13th .

Historic Jamestowne – Free Admission

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

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 1st – 24th 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 $17.00 each. More information .

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 11th-13th, 2011. Over 100 national Parks will be participating in this event.

Land Between The Lakes

Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area will join public lands across the nation in honoring veterans on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11th, through Sunday, November 13th, with free admission or user fee waiver at designated facilities (other fees may apply).

Land Between The Lakes will offer veterans, active and retired members of the armed forces, and their families’ free admission (with military ID) into The Homeplace, Elk & Bison Prairie (EBP), Woodlands Nature Station, and Golden Pond Planetarium. Veterans may pick up their free entry passes for the EBP at the Golden Pond Visitor Center November 11th-13th from 9:00am-5:00pm.

For more information, see: Land Between the Lakes Honors Veterans November 11th-13th

San Jacinto Monument and Museum (La Porte, TX)

November 7th-13th: Free admission to the theatre, Observation Floor, and (on November 12th-13th) 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 B&Bs for Vets .

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 www.HugoSalutes.com.

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 place.

  • Free Car wash. Thousands of car washes around the country are offering vets a free car wash on Veterans Day. Find a list at Grace for Veterans, which helped veterans receive 101,537 FREE Washes on Veterans Day in 2010.
  • Amazon.com – 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 download the album.
  • Netflix – One Month Free Trial.
  • Sport Clips – FREE haircut to active-duty military & veterans. Offer only available at select locations. Please call to verify local participation.
  • Tim Hortons – all US locations are offering a free donut to all veterans (check out the Star Spangled donut!).
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