Veterans Day deals: Where vets get freebies and discounted meals, haircuts and more

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Veterans Day deals: Where vets get freebies and discounted meals, haircuts and more

Businesses are saluting veterans and active-duty military personnel Saturday.

They’re offering freebies and   special discounts on Veterans Day to show their appreciation for all those who have sacrificed for their country.    

     

Veterans can enjoy free meals, drinks, treats and even a haircut and car wash.

For some deals, you don’t have to wait until Saturday.

Proof of service such as a military ID is typically required and a few businesses will allow dressing in uniform as a form of identification.         

The majority of discounts are valid only on Veterans Day, unless otherwise noted and available at participating locations. Some exclusions apply.         

Chipotle:             

From 5 p.m. to close Tuesday, show your U.S. military ID and with the purchase of a burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos,  get a free entrée. This offer is for U.S. military, veterans and military spouses.         

BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse:             

Free entrée under $12.95 on Friday and Saturday. Plus, get a free BJ’s beer, which was donated by a community member. Learn more at             www.bjsrestaurants.com/hero.         

Boston Market:             

Buy one individual meal, get a second free Friday through Sunday at    participating locations. A military ID isn’t required but to get this deal, you’ll need a coupon from   www.bostonmarket.com.         

Denny's:             

From 5 a.m. to noon Friday, active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam at             participating locations.         

Farmer Boys:             

Free Big Cheese cheeseburgers Friday.         

Firebird’s Grill:             Veterans and active duty service members get a free entrée when they dine with someone who purchases a meal Friday.         

IHOP:             

Get a free stack of Red, White and Blue pancakes or a patriotic pancake combo from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at participating locations. The deal varies by location.         

   

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza:            

 Free small order of meatballs with ricotta cheese.         

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill:             

Free meal from a special menu Saturday at any of the   nearly 1,800 locations.         

    

Free Classic Burgers Saturday for veterans and active duty personnel in uniform or with a valid ID. The chain also offers a 20% discount to service men and women year-round.         

       

Bar Louie:         

 Free flatbread or burger Saturday. See location for           more details.         

Bob Evans:             

Free meal from a special menu available all day Saturday at   all locations.         

Bonefish Grill:            

Free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer.         

 

Buffalo Wild Wings:             

Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.         

Burntwood Tavern:            

 Free lunch or dinner Saturday.         

California Pizza Kitchen:             

Free entrée from a special Veterans Day menu at  participating locations.         

Chili's:            

 Free meal from a special menu.         

Chuck E. Cheese:            

 Free personal one-topping pizza to veterans, active duty personnel and eligible dependents with military ID, proof of service and promo code 5500. The chain also has daily military discounts.         

Cicis Pizza:             

Free adult buffet Saturday.         

Circle K:           

  Free Polar Pop with the Veterans Day deal on the convenience store chain’s mobile app and with military ID.   

Cracker BarrelFree slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.

Dickey’s Barbecue PitVeterans get a free sandwich, savory side and a Big Yellow Cup from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. 

Dunkin' DonutsFree doughnut of choice, while supplies last.

East Coast Wings + GrillFree meal from a select menu and fountain drink or tea.      

Hooters:             

Free meal from special menu.         

Huddle House:             

Free order of Sweet Cakes, platter-size pancakes available in eight different flavor and topping combinations at all locations nationwide.         

Hurricane Grill & Wings:             

Free entrée and non-alcoholic drink from special menu.         

JJ’s Red Hots:             

Free meal including unlimited hot dogs, sausages, sides and non-alcoholic drinks all-day Saturday.    

 Free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 Free appetizer or dessert. Plus guests dining with veterans will receive 10% off their meals.

Free meal from special menu between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.         

Main Event:             

Free meal and $10 FUNcard. Locations open until 5 p.m. Saturday.         

Mimi’s Café:             

Free meal from special menu.         

Muscle Maker Grill:             

Free meal at participating locations.         

O’Charley’s:             

Free meal from the “$9.99er Menu.” Plus get a $5 off $20 voucher for your next visit. Offers may vary by location. O’Charley’s offers a 10% military discount year-round.          

Olive Garden:             

Free meal from a select menu.         

On the Border:             

Free combo meal.         

Outback Steakhouse:             

Free Bloomin' Onion and non-alcoholic beverage.         

Panera Bread: 

Free breakfast sandwiches until 10 a.m. Saturday at participating locations. After 10 a.m., military members get a coupon for a free pastry to use on a future visit.         

Pizza Factory:             

Free mini one-topping pizza and regular-size soda for lunch.         

 Red Lobster:             

Free appetizer or dessert.         

Red Robin:            

 Free Red's Tavern Double Burger with bottomless fries.         

Ruby Tuesday:             

Free appetizer up to $10.         

Scooter’s Coffee:            

 Free cup of coffee at all locations.         

Texas Roadhouse:            

Free meal from a special menu and choice of non-alcoholic drink.         

TGI Friday's:            

Free lunch menu item up to $12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Plus get a coupon for $5 off next meal.         

Vitality Bowls:            

Free smoothies to veterans at all corporate and participating franchise locations.         

Furr's Fresh Buffet:           

  Free buffet and beverage to all veterans Nov. 13. Can be combined with the Military Monday price for up to three family members that come in with a service member.         

Golden Corral:           

 Free dinner buffet with beverage from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 13 for the chain’s annual Military Appreciation Night. Learn more at  www.goldencorral.com/military.         

Twin Peaks:             

Vets get a free meal from a special menu on Nov. 13.         

American Family Care:           

 Free flu shots Saturday. Find locations at   www.americanfamilycare.com.         

Car wash:            

Get a free car wash at participating locations nationwide. Find a list of locations at www.graceforvets.org/veterans.         

Crew Carwash:          

   Free car wash for veterans and active military members Saturday at all 30 locations across Indiana. To get this deal, share that you’re a veteran and would like the free car wash.         

Great Clips:            

Veterans and active duty get a free haircut on  Veterans Day or pick up a free haircut card to use through Dec. 31. Also non-veterans who get a haircut Saturday get a free haircut card to give to a veteran.         

      

Sports Clips:             

Through its  Help A Hero campaign.   participating stores offer free haircuts to service members and veterans with valid military identification. Stores also are collecting money for scholarships.         

99 Restaurants:            

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, veterans and active military get a free meal with purchase of an entree.         

Black Angus Steakhouse:            

 Special top sirloin steak meal for $9.99, which includes home-style mashed potatoes, broccoli with garlic butter and a beverage. The dine-in offer is available at participating locations from open to 3 p.m. Saturday.         

Fogo de Chão:             

50% off meals for veterans and active duty personnel Friday through Sunday. Plus up to three guests get 10% off their meals at all U.S. locations.         

   

Panini Kabob Grill:            

 50% off Saturday.         

Many stores offer military discounts year-round, but a handful are only on Veterans Day.

A.C. Moore:             1

5% off your total regular and sale price purchase with valid ID every day.         

Bed Bath & Beyond:             

25% off entire purchase Nov. 9-12 in-store only.         

Dollar General:           

  11% discount in-store and online with promo code VET17 on Saturday.         

Home Depot:             

10% discount.         

Jo-Ann Fabric:             

10% discount for military service members and their families year round.         

Lowe's:             

10% discount.         

Michaels:             

15% discount for military families every day.         

Old Time Pottery:            

10% military discount everyday to active, retired military and their immediate families.         

Publix:             

10% discount for veterans, military personnel and family members Saturday.         

Rack Room Shoes:           

  10% military discount on Veterans Day as well as every Tuesday.         

Target:           

  Through Saturday, 10% discount on in-store and online purchases for veterans, active military, spouses and dependent children. To get this discount, register at www.target.com.         

15% off in-store purchases through Saturday.         

Walgreens:            

 20% off eligible regular-price items Saturday for all veterans, military and their families with Balance Rewards card and proof of military service.         

 

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