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.
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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.
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.
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.
From 5 a.m. to noon Friday, active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam at participating locations.
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.
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:
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill:
Free meal from a special menu Saturday at any of the nearly 1,800 locations.
Back Yard Burgers:
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.
Free meal from a special menu available all day Saturday at all locations.
Free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer.
Buffalo Wild Wings:
Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.
California Pizza Kitchen:
Free entrée from a special Veterans Day menu at participating locations.
Chuck E. Cheese:
Free adult buffet Saturday.
Cracker Barrel: Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Veterans get a free sandwich, savory side and a Big Yellow Cup from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Dunkin' Donuts: Free doughnut of choice, while supplies last.
East Coast Wings + Grill: Free meal from a select menu and fountain drink or tea.
Free meal from special menu.
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 meal from special menu between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Free meal and $10 FUNcard. Locations open until 5 p.m. Saturday.
Free meal from special menu.
Muscle Maker Grill:
Free meal at participating locations.
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.
Free meal from a select menu.
On the Border:
Free combo meal.
Free Bloomin' Onion and non-alcoholic beverage.
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.
Free mini one-topping pizza and regular-size soda for lunch.
Free appetizer or dessert.
Free appetizer up to $10.
Free meal from a special menu and choice of non-alcoholic drink.
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.
Free smoothies to veterans at all corporate and participating franchise locations.
Furr's Fresh Buffet:
Vets get a free meal from a special menu on Nov. 13.
American Family Care:
Get a free car wash at participating locations nationwide. Find a list of locations at www.graceforvets.org/veterans.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
10% discount for military service members and their families year round.
15% discount for military families every day.
Old Time Pottery:
10% military discount everyday to active, retired military and their immediate families.
10% discount for veterans, military personnel and family members Saturday.
Rack Room Shoes:
Toys R Us:
15% off in-store purchases through Saturday.