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Applebee’s: All Veterans and Active Duty Military can enjoy a special menu and free meal at Applebee’s on November 11th!
Free Stay at B&B’s and Inns Around the Country (November 11th, 2014)
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse would like to show their appreciation and gratitude this Veterans Day, November 11th, by offering all Active Duty Military and Veterans: BJ’s will be giving free meals to veterans on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, valued up to $9.95. Please contact your local BJ’s to get details on their Veterans Day promotion before heading out. A military ID is required.
Boston Market – Boston Market is offering a free whole chicken! Stop into any Boston Market and show your military ID and receive a free whole chicken with the purchase of a family meal.
California Pizza Kitchen is hosting a Veterans Day free meal, both veterans and those in active military duty can take advantage of. Proof of service is required and it’s available for dine in only. Find your local California Pizza Kitchen on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 to take advantage of the choose a pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu.
Chick-fil-A, Nov. 11, 2014. Participating locations. are offering a free meal to all veterans and those currently serving. ID required. Please call ahead to verify.
Chili’s – free meal, Tuesday, Nov. 11 2014. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 7 meals during the dinner hour, or any lunch combo during lunch. Offer only available 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.
Denny’s, Nov. 11. Free Build Your Own Grand Slam® on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon for all active, inactive, and retired military personnel. Participating locations only, call ahead to verify participation.
Head to Einstein Bros Bagels on Tuesday, November 11 and get a free coffee. No purchase is required to get the free coffee, but you do need to show military ID.
Famous Dave’s will be giving out free meals for Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The Veterans Day free meal at Famous Dave’s includes a One-Meat BBQ Salute, a corn muffin, and a side. This offer is valid between 11:00 AM and 4:30 PM for participating locations only.
Friendly’s, Nov. 11, 2014. Free breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Offer available for active military and veterans with ID or discharge papers. Participating locations only.
Golden Corral will be giving out Veterans Day free meals and a beverage on Monday, November 17, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.,to any person who has ever served in the U.S. military or is on current active duty. This includes retirees, veterans, National Guard or Reserves. All Golden Corral locations will be participating and no identification is required to get your free dinner buffet and beverage.
Hooters, Nov. 11, 2014. Tuesday, Nov. 11, Hooters honors all veterans and current servicemen and women with a free meal, up to $10.99 in value with any drink purchase, by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any Hooters location across the country.
IHOP will be honoring veterans and active military men and women with a free stack of Red, White, and Blue pancakes. Not all locations are participating, so be sure to call ahead to make sure your local IHOP is offering this Veterans Day free meal. Some locations may include the pancakes with free eggs, bacon, and hash browns. Individuals must show proof of their service before receiving this offer
Free breakfast at Krispy Kreme for Veterans and active-duty military that includes a doughnut and a small coffee. No purchase is necessary. Find a Krispy Kreme near you to take advantage of this Veterans Day freebie, but be sure to call to see if yours is participating.
LongHorn Steakhouse is giving away free Texas Tonions and non-alcoholic beverages to veterans who stop into their local Longhorn Steakhouse on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. You’ll need to bring proof of service with you for this freebie such as wearing your uniform or showing Military ID.
Max & Erma’s are honoring veterans and active military personnel by giving out a free 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. This offer is valid only for participating Max & Erma’s so be sure to contact your local restaurant and you will need to show proof of military services. Valid for dine-in only.
Menchie’s will be giving out free 6 oz. cups of frozen yogurt to veterans and active duty military all day on Veterans Day. You’ll need to show military ID or dress in uniform to receive this Veterans Day freebie. Find out where a Menchie’s is near you.
Veterans and active duty military can stop into an O’Charley’s location and get a free meal from their new $9.99 menu on Tuesday, November 11. Bring military ID or proof of service for this free meal.
Orange Leaf, Nov. 11, 2014. Free frozen yogurt (up to 11 0z.). Proof of service required at participating locations.
This free Veterans Day meal is only valid for dine-in at participating On The Borders near you.On The Border is giving veterans and active duty military members a free Create Your Own Combo meal where they’ll get to choose 2 or 3 selections of soup, salad, tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, and other classics.
You’ll need to bring military service proof such as a U.S. Uniform Services ID Card, a U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organizations Card, DD214, or Citation/Commendation.
Participating Perkins Restaurant & Bakeries are giving out a free Magnificent Seven meal beverages not included for Veterans Day. Not all locations are participating, so be sure to call ahead to your local Perkins before heading out. Be sure to bring along your military ID to take advantage of this free Veterans Day meal.
Visit Ruby Tuesday on Veterans Day to get a free appetizer if you are a Veteran, active duty, and reserve service men and women. Be sure to call ahead to make sure your local Ruby Tuesday is participating. Proof of service is required.
Starbucks, Nov. 11, 2014. Free tall brewed coffee for active duty, veterans, and their spouses. Participating stores only, so call ahead to verify participation.
All U.S. locations of Tim Hortons is giving away a free donut to all active and inactive U.S. military veterans on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Veterans will need to be in uniform or show military ID. No purchase necessary.
Texas De Brazil Churrascaria, Nov. 11, 2014. 50% off for all current and former service members at participating locations (please call ahead) to verify participating locations.
Texas Roadhouse, Nov. 11, 2014. Is honoring the men and women of our armed forces with a Free lunch event. Choose from one of 10 free meals, plus sides and a drink. Offer good for All veterans – including all active, retired or former U.S. military. ID Required. Dine-in only. Call ahead to verify times and participating locations.
These are all the ones I was able to verify, with many of them participating again this year! (Last year we had 40 freebies for veterans and active duty personnel).
This year we discovered even more freebies and deals when we visited Military Wallet – where he offers up restaurant, retail and travel freebies for veterans. Why reinvent the wheel right? So I’m just going to link to him and let you see the full list of things they have been able to find.
Instead I’m leaving you with this video slideshow of images from the Wings Over Houston Airshow, where we recently celebrated the service of veterans and active duty personnel as they recreated the history of the military in World War I and II , Tora Tora Tora, Vietnam and Korea, while ending the show with the Blue Angels performance.
Thank you for your service.