Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Veterans Day freebies for Military and Veterans

  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! 
       
       
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        RESTAURANTS :
       
        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
        has
        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
        pizza
        purchase of equal or greater value.
       
        Coushatta Casino Resort - The Louisiana casino and resort is offering a
        free
        seven-clans lunch or dinner buffet to veterans or active military.
       
        MarketPlace Grill & Express - Veterans and active-duty military receive
        free
        entrees.
       
        Masala Wok - The Northern Virginian restaurant is offering a free entree
        to
        veterans.
       
        Hy-Vee supermarkets - The mid-western supermarket chain is offering a
        free
        breakfast to veterans.
       
        Abuelo's Mexican Food Restaurants - All veterans and active-duty
        military
        receive a free entree.
       
        Carolina Burgers & BBQ - In Matthews, NC is offering a free meal to all
        service members and veterans.
       
       
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        RETAILERS:
       
        Brides Across America - Provides free wedding gowns to qualified
        military
        brides.
       
        Lowe's & Home Depot - Extra 10% off to active-duty military members,
        National Guard and reserve members, retirees, honorably discharged
        veterans
        and immediate family members.
       
        Sam's Club - Over 25,000 Hugo canes will be given away to U.S. veterans
        in
        need of mobility assistance. Membership is not required, but supplies
        are
        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
        personnel
        Nov. 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 Nov. 11-15 on any one transaction at
        Build-A-Bear Workshop.
       
        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.
       
       
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        ENTERTAINMENT: 
       
        National parks, forests and monuments - Admission is free to everyone on
        Veterans Day.
       
        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
        proper  ID.
       
        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
        Day
.
       
        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
       
       
       
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