In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, restaurants, retail stores and
entertainment centers across the country are offering a variety of
discounts and deals for everyone from veterans and their families to
firefighters and police officers. The list below includes just a few
examples but there may be others. As with all promotions, be sure to
verify availability in your area!
Applebee's - Free dinners to veterans throughout the day.
Outback Steakhouse - Free Blooming Onion and beverage.
Golden Corral- Free buffet dinner from 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 16 to anyone who
ever served in the U.S. military.
Krispy Kreme - One free doughnut of any variety.
UNO Chicago Grill- Free entree or individual pizza with an entree or
purchase of equal or greater value.
Coushatta Casino Resort - The Louisiana casino and resort is offering a
seven-clans lunch or dinner buffet to veterans or active military.
MarketPlace Grill & Express - Veterans and active-duty military receive
Masala Wok - The Northern Virginian restaurant is offering a free entree
Hy-Vee supermarkets - The mid-western supermarket chain is offering a
breakfast to veterans.
Abuelo's Mexican Food Restaurants - All veterans and active-duty
receive a free entree.
Carolina Burgers & BBQ - In Matthews, NC is offering a free meal to all
service members and veterans.
Brides Across America - Provides free wedding gowns to qualified
Lowe's & Home Depot - Extra 10% off to active-duty military members,
National Guard and reserve members, retirees, honorably discharged
and immediate family members.
Sam's Club - Over 25,000 Hugo canes will be given away to U.S. veterans
need of mobility assistance. Membership is not required, but supplies
limited, so check with your local store.
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
Nov. 11-12. Discounts vary from 5% to 50%, depending on the item.
Build-a-Bear Workshop - Members of the armed services including the
Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserve Officer Training
Corps, will receive a 20% discount Nov. 11-15 on any one transaction at
Dollar General - 10% discount for all veterans, active-duty military,
National Guard and reserve and their immediate families.
Fashion Bug - 20% off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a
copy of military ID or spouse's military ID.
National parks, forests and monuments - Admission is free to everyone on
Knott's Berry Farm - Free park admission to U.S. armed forces personnel
and a guest during Veteran's Month, November 1-26.
Colonial Williamsburg - Free admission Nov. 6-11 for active-duty
military, guard and reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents.
San Jacinto Museum of History - Free visits to the Observation Deck,
theatre, and special exhibit for veterans, active duty military
personnel, and their families.
Historic Jamestown - Free admission to veterans, current Armed Forces
members and their family members.
Battleship Cove - Free admission and a special ceremony for veterans,
active, duty and reservists.
Vicksburg National Military Park - Free admission for all.
Birmingham Museum of Art - Free admission to the ticketed event "Life
and Liberty" on Nov. 10-11 for veterans and active military.
Vulcan Park and Museum- In Birmingham, Alabama is offering discounted
admission through November to the park and museum.
Greenbay (WI) New Zoo - Free admission to veterans and their families.
Central Florida Zoo - Free admission to the Sanford, Florida zoo with
Strategic Air & Space Museum- Free admission for veterans Nov. 11-14 to
the Ashland, Neb. museum.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - in Oklahoma City offers free
admission to veterans and five guests from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Veterans
Natural Elements Spa & Salon - In Chesapeake, Virginia, will provide
free services from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to both active duty and retired military