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! 
        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
        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.
        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
        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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