Veterans Day discounts and freebies
By Senior Airman Ashley Ramirez, 146th Airlift Wing
/ Published November 03, 2011
CHANNEL ISLANDS AIR NATIONAL GUARD STATION, Calif. -- Here are only some of the many discounts and freebie's available to all those military members who are currently serving or have served in the past. Please take advantage of some of these great discounts, and thank you for your service!
Abuelo's Mexican Food - Abuelo's offerings vary by region, be sure to call ahead to see what the discounts or freebies are included.
Applebees - All veterans and active duty military eat free from a limited menu at Applebee's on Veterans Day.
Chili's -- Veterans and active duty dine for free from a special limited six item menu on Veterans Day.
Golden Corral -- Golden Corral Restaurants' Military Appreciation Monday free dinner will be available on November 15, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.
Hooters -- All Veterans and active duty eat free. The free entrees must be selected from a special Veterans Day menu.
Krispy Kreme - All active-duty, retirees & veterans get a free doughnut on Veterans Day. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants -- Participating McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants offer a complimentary entree to vets from a special menu on a space available basis, online reservations are highly recommended.
Outback Steakhouse -- Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary Bloomin' Onion and non-alcoholic beverage on Veterans Day.
UNO Chicago Grill -- UNO is offering a Buy One Get One free offer to Service members or Veterans with a military or veteran I.D. or in uniform or with a photo of themselves in uniform. The Veterans Day BOGO offer includes a free entree or individual pizza, with the purchase of an entree or pizza of equal or greater value.
Texas Roadhouse - Free meal from opening until 4pm. on Veterans Day. Call ahead to your local restaurant for more information.
T.G.I. Friday's - Veterans and Service members Buy one get one free from Nov 11-14. Contact your nearest location for more details on their Veterans Day BOGO offer.
The Dollar General -- Veterans, Service members (Active, Guard, and Reserve), and their immediate families will receive a 10-percent discount with a Veterans Day coupon. The coupon may be found in store circular ads or by asking a sales associate.
Home Depot -- Offers a 10 percent discount to all Veterans during Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day.
Lowe's -- All veterans receive the 10-percent discount on Veteran's Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. The offer is available in stores only and is limited to in-stock and special-order purchases of up to $5,000.
Sam's Club -- Sam's give away 36,000 collapsible Hugo Canes on Veterans Day to military veterans in need of mobility assistance. Sam's Club will require membership for this offer, but proof of service may be necessary.
Amazon.com - 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 November 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 November 11-15 on any one transaction at Build-A-Bear Workshop.
Fashion Bug - 20% off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse's military ID.
Sports Clips Haircuts - The men's hair salon chain is offering a free haircut to active military and veterans on Veterans Day.
Foot Locker -- Veterans, Service members (Active, Guard, and Reserve), and their immediate families with a Foot Locker Veterans Advantage Card receive a 20 percent discount every day of the year. That offer is good both online and at any store location, including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Footaction and Champs Sports -- even on sale items.
Military Tribute Days Knotts Berry Farm
November 1 - November 24
Knott's annual tribute to our Military, past and present, starts November 1st. FREE admission for Veterans or current serving military personnel and one guest with proper I.D. presented at turnstile. (DD214, Veterans Administration Hospital ID or Active Military Service ID.) Plus purchase up to six additional tickets for just $17 each! Ends Thanksgiving Day.
B&Bs FOR VETS (for FREE!)
Innkeepers want to say thank you to those who have served their country by inviting veterans to wake up on 11-11-11 in a B&B. Inns and B&Bs throughout North America will open their doors to active and retired military and vets and one guest by offering a free room to those who've served in the military on Thursday, November 10, 2011. While hundreds of inns and B&Bs have signed on to provide rooms, they will be reserved quickly, so review the list below from inn-keepers in the U.S. and reserve your room while space is available.
Attention servicemembers who have recently returned from deployment:
The Atria El Camino Gardens and the Rolling Hills Blue Star Chapter would like to invite you and your spouse to join us for a complimentary dinner as our guests. This dinner is in honor of your current service to our nation as well as honor World War II Veterans. We would like to bring various ages of military together in a nice evening of dinner and entertainment and to show these older Veterans that they are not forgotten. Please join us for a Veterans Day Dinner on Saturday, November 12th at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be at the Atria El Camino Gardens located at 2426 Garfield Avenue, Carmichael, CA. We thank you for your service and hope you will join us. Please respond to Pamela Woodward, email: email@example.com