Monday, November 1, 2010

Veteran’s Day meals and deals

Here are the Veteran’s Day thank you meals and deals and freebies that I have found. Please check the individual websites for information about the ID requirements and fine print. If you hear of any others, please leave me a comment.


Outback Steakhouse- on Thursday, November 11, 2010 all veterans and active duty military will receive a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage. Outback wants you to share your military hero stories and photo on their Facebook wall at

McCormick and Schmick’s - Sunday, November 7th, Veteran’s Appreciation Event. Get a free entree from a special menu. Please make a reservation.

Applebees- all veterans and active duty military get a free entree on November 11th. Some ID or a photo is required. Get the details at

Denny's - is offering active, in-active, reserved or retired military a free Grand Slam from 6am-2pm. Valid military ID required. Only valid at participating restaurants in the Washington DC, Baltimore, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Richmond areas

Golden Corral- Military Appreciation Dinner – Monday, November 15th from 5pm to 9 pm. anyone who has ever served in the military including the National Guard and Reserves are invited. All will receive a free buffet and a free drink.

Uno’s Chicago Pizza – free entree or individual pizza with an entree or pizza purchase of equal or greater value  for veteran’s and active duty military. Show military ID, a picture of you in uniform, or show up in uniform.

Krispy Kreme - free doughnut for all veterans and active duty military on Thursday, November 11, 2010.

Subway- free 6 inch subs to all vets and active duty members. I could not confirm this on their website, but several readers told me about this one.

Coushatta Casino Resort – The Louisiana casino and resort is offering a Free seven-clans lunch or dinner buffet to veterans or active military

MarketPlace Grill & Express – Veterans and active-duty military receive free entree

Masala Wok – The Northern Virginian restaurant is offering a free entree to veteran

Hy-Vee supermarkets – The mid-western supermarket chain is offering a free breakfast to veteran

Abuelo’s Mexican Food Restaurants – All veterans and active-duty military receive a free entre.

Carolina Burgers & BBQ – In Matthews, NC is offering a free meal to all service members and veterans


Visit any National Park for free - No entrance fee on November 11, 2010 at over 100 national parks.

Knotts Berry Farm - Buena Park, CA.  Military Salute- from November 1st to November 25th, free admission for armed forces personnel and a guest. Up to 6 additional tickets can be purchased for $15 each.  DD214, Veterans Administration Hospital ID or Active Military Service ID must be presented and veteran must be present. 

Anheuser Busch Theme Parks  - Active duty Service members get free admission along with 3 guests, once a year at these theme parks:
 Sea World Orlando, San Antonio, or San Diego
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay or Williamsburg
Sesame Place
Adventure Island
Water County, USA

Colonial Williamsburg Free Admission - Active duty military, guard and reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents enjoy free admission passes Friday through Nov. 6-11.

San Jacinto Museum of History – Free visits to the Observation Deck, theatre, and special exhibit for veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families
Battleship Cove – Free admission and a special ceremony for veterans, active, duty and reservists
Vicksburg National Military Park – Free admission for all
Birmingham Museum of Art – Free admission to the ticketed event “Life and Liberty” on Nov. 10-11 for veterans and active military
Vulcan Park and Museum - In Birmingham, Alabama is offering discounted admission through November to the park and museum
Greenbay (WI) New Zoo – Free admission to veterans and their families
Central Florida Zoo – Free admission to the Sanford, Florida zoo with proper ID
Strategic Air & Space Museum - Free admission for veterans Nov. 11-14 to the Ashland, Neb. museum
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum – in Oklahoma City offers free admission to veterans and five guests from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Veterans Day
Natural Elements Spa & Salon – In Chesapeake, Virginia, will provide free services from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to both active duty and retired military


Home Depot- 10% discount every day to active duty military and veterans for in-store and online purchases. Contact Customer Care at 800-430-3376 to place your online order. Bring your ID to shop in-store.

Lowe’s - 10% discount every day to all active duty military, members of the Guard and Reserve, retired military, and disabled veteran’s.  All other veteran’s receive the 10% off discount on Veteran’s Day. Bring your military ID card.

Sam’s Club – Over 25,000 Hugo canes will be given away to U.S. veterans in need of mobility assistance. Membership is not required, but supplies are limited, so check with your local store – Free “Veterans Day Honor” MP3 album download. The album includes 12 songs by The Bands and Ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces

Cabela’s Outdoor Store – Offers their employee discount to all veterans, active-duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel. Nov. 11-12. Discounts vary from 5% to 50%, depending on the item

Build-a-Bear Workshop – Members of the armed services including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserve Officer Training Corps, will receive a 20% discount Nov. 11-15 on any one transaction at Build-A-Bear Workshop

Dollar General – 10% discount for all veterans, active-duty military, National Guard and reserve and their immediate families

Fashion Bug – 20% off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse’s military ID

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