Deals & freebies for active, inactive, retired military on Veterans Day
(WITI) — This Veterans Day, there are a ton of great deals and freebies for active, inactive, and retired military personnel.
IMPORTANT: Store locations can often opt out of special promotions. We recommend checking with the location of any of these businesses to confirm they are participating in the promotions.
Here’s just a few deals for active, inactive, and retired military personnel:
- Applebee’s: Free “Thank You” meal from a special menu.
- Baskin Robbins: No deal here, but the ice cream chain will donate 10¢ from every scoop of their First Class Camouflage ice cream to the United Service Organizations (USO).
- California Pizza Kitchen: At participating locations, receive a complimentary entree from a special Veterans Day menu.
- Carraba’s: Free appetizer of your choice.
- Chick-fil-A: Get a free meal at participating locations.
- Chili’s: During lunch, get any lunch combo for free. For the dinner menu, the free meal is one of seven on a special menu.
- Cracker Barrel: Free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert. Bonus – If you’re not a vet, purchase the dessert (as well as by purchasing some other retail items), and the restaurant will donate 10% of proceeds to the USO.
- Denny’s: Free Grand Slam breakfast from 5am-noon at participating locations.
- Dunkin’ Donuts: Participating locations are offering up a free medium hot or iced coffee.
- Einstein Bros. Bagels: Free coffee at participating locations.
- Famous Dave’s: Free meal (one meat, one side, and a corn muffin) at participating locations from 11am-4:30pm.
- Great Clips: Stop by and get a free haircut if you’re a vet, or get a card to redeem for a free cut by December 31. Bonus – if you’re not a vet, you can still get a free haircut card to give to a vet when you purchase a trim for yourself.
- Hooters: With the purchase of a drink, you can get a free entree.
- IHOP: Get a free plate of Red, White, and Blue pancakes from 7am-7pm.
- JB’s on 41. Free bowling all day and 50-cent bowling every Monday in November. All proceeds go to help veterans.
- Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut and small coffee.
- Olive Garden: Free entree from a special menu.
- Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and drink.
- Perkin’s: Get a free Magnificent Seven meal at participating locations only.
- Red Lobster: Through November 13, get an appetizer for free.
- Red Robin: Get a Red’s Tavern Double Burger with fries on the house.
- Ruby Tuesday’s: Free appetizer at participating locations.
- Starbucks: For both vets AND their spouses, pick up a free, tall brewed coffee all day long.
- Texas Roadhouse: Get a free lunch entree off a special menu. Bonus – the chain will donate 10% of the value of all gift cards purchased between now and December 31 to Homes For Our Troops.
- T.G.I. Friday’s: Free lunch from 11am-2pm.