Veteran’s Day Freebies + Discounts {2014}

Next Tuesday (11/11), we honor our Veterans. Many retailers also offer freebies/discounts for veterans and/or active military on Veteran’s Day. Most (if not all) require proof of military service. I would also suggest calling your local store to ensure they are participating.

I have also included a few additional deals for all for stores that have special Veteran’s Day sales.

Thanks to Shortcut Saver for help with compiling this list!

Restaurant Freebies

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt- All retired and active-duty military personnel get a FREE cup of froyo, up to 11 ounces, on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. To claim the offer, customers should provide proof of military service, such as a military ID card, uniform photo, honors, badges, or come dressed in their military uniform. In addition, as part of its “Year of the Flavor” campaign, Orange Leaf is introducing its new, limited-time flavor, Pumpkin Spice Latte, for the month of November.

On the Border- All veterans and active duty military will receive a FREE “Create Your Own Combo”, the restaurant’s best-seller featuring more than 150 possible meal combinations, on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

Applebees – at participating Applebee’s on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Veterans can get a free meal. You’ll be able to choose a meal from a limited Veterans Day menu that includes items like steak, cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, and lots more. View the list of menu items here.

Olive Garden - active-duty military and military veterans who provide proof of service on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 will get a free meal. Veterans can choose a free entree from a special menu of Olive Garden’s seven most popular items. All of these entrees come with freshly baked garlic breadsticks and a choice of unlimited soup or salad.

Chili’s- show proof of military service if you are a veteran or on active military duty to get your Veterans Day free meal on November 11th, 2014.

Outback Steakhouse- Free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage on Veteran’s Day with proof of service. Outback Steakhouse is also giving out a military discount of 15% off the total check November 12 to December 31, 2014.

Starbucks- Starbucks will be giving out free tall brewed coffees to veterans, active duty military, and their spouses on Veterans Day.

Shoney’s – Free All American Burger on November 11th, 2014. This is for veterans as well as active duty military while supplies last. Proof of military service is required and for dine-in only. Go here to find a Shoney’s near you.

Texas Roadhouse- Free lunch from your choice off of the Veteran’s lunch menu. Includes your choice of steak, country fried chicken, country fried sirloin, pulled pork, pork chop, cheeseburger, BBQ chicken sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, grilled chicken salad, or chicken critter salad plus your choice of sides plus, a free coca-cola product, tea, or coffee. Bring in a military ID, Veterans Affairs card, or Discharge papers for proof of service. Dine in only.

Denny’s – Come in on 11/11/14 between  5 am and Noon for a FREE Grand Slam – available to all active, non-active, and retired military personnel.

Max & Erma’s – Participating locations will be offering the Best Cheeseburger in America combo which includes choice of Tortilla Soup or side House Salad, a Cheeseburger and french fries, and a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie for dessert. Dine in only with proof of military service. Check your local Max & Erma’s to see if they are participating.

Restaurant Free with Purchase

Cheeseburger in Paradise- The tropical bar and grill chain is honoring veterans by extending a complimentary All-American Burger with fries to active and retired military personnel in appreciation of their courage and commitment to the well-being of the country. To take advantage of this dine in offer, guests must make a drink purchase of $1.99 or more and present any of the following forms of identification when ordering:

U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card
U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card
Current Leave and Earnings Statement
Veterans Organization Card

Other Misc. Deals and Freebies

Great Clips- On Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, customers who come in for a haircut at any U.S. Great Clips salon will receive a free haircut card to give to an active, inactive or retired military member of any branch, including the National Guard. Military members can also come in on Veterans Day for a free haircut or to pick up a free haircut card to use, with proof of military service, through Dec. 31, 2014. This is not a one day freebie. The free haircut cards are good for 51 days–giving this promotion more longevity than most honoring our veterans.

National Parks- This freebie is in honor of Veterans Day but available for everyone in the military or not. Over 100 national parks will waive admission fees on November 11, 2014 in honor of Veterans Day. View a list by state here.

Knott’s Berry Farm- Free admission to all U.S. veterans, retired and active military personnel and one guest. Up to six additional tickets may be purchased at Knott’s Ticket Booths for only $24 each from November 2 through 21 and for $29 each from November 22 through January 4. Military personnel may also purchase additional tickets at a participating local Military ticket office. U.S. veterans, retired and active military personnel must present military ID or proof of U.S. military service at Knott’s ticket booths to receive the complimentary tickets. Veteran, retired and active military personnel must be present.

Legoland Florida- From Nov. 1-23, veterans will receive free admission to LEGOLAND Florida, along with 50% off tickets for up to six accompanying guests to experience the Park’s more than 50 rides, shows and attractions. To redeem the free admission, veterans can present their military ID to LEGOLAND Florida’s ticket window the day they plan to visit. This is the second year the Park has offered this special military offer.

Lowe’s – Get a 10% military discount for current, retired, and VA members and to their immediate family with proof. The Military Discount must be used on personal purchases only and cannot be used for Lowes.com purchases, previous sales, or the purchase of gift cards or services including product installations. It cannot be combined with the Lowe’s Price Guarantee, or promotions.

Amazon – Download the “Veterans Day Honor” MP3 album for Free on Amazon. Includes 12 songs as performed by the military bands and ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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