Veterans Day 2012 Military Deals and Discounts

With Veterans Day right around the corner, November 11 this year, there is a new batch of restaurant deals and discounts for those in the military or who are veterans. Certain deals may apply to November 11 because that is the actual holiday, but because it’s a Sunday, the holiday will be the following day.

So remember to bring your military proof of service, pull up a chair at one of these restaurants and enjoy a free or discounted meal to thank you for your service to this country.

Eat for free on Veterans Day

If you are a military member or veteran, eat at your favorite restaurant for free on Veterans Day.

Applebee’s – According to The Military Wallet, Applebee’s is giving veterans and active-duty service members a free meal on Sunday, November 11, with 7 entrees to choose from.

Chili’s – This chain is offering one of seven free meals from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on November 11. Beverages and gratuity are not included.

Denny’s – Denny’s is offering free all-you-can-eat pancakes from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday, November 12 for veterans and active military, according to The Military Wallet.

Golden Corral – “The 12th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation Monday dinner will is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military,” The Military Wallet said.

Home Depot and Lowe’s – Although these aren’t restaurants, they are offering a 10% discount to military and veterans.

Hooters – Hooters is offering 10 free boneless wings on November 11 all day. Dine-in only, and drink purchase is required.

Hy-Vee – This grocery store is offering a free breakfast from 7 a.m.- 11 a.m. Monday morning at all branches with in-store dining.

Krispy Kreme – Participating Krispy Kreme stores are giving a free doughnut to active-duty, veterans and retirees on November 11.

Little Caesar’s Pizza – This pizza joint is giving away free Crazy Bread with valid ID on November 12, according to Military Discounts Central.

McCormick & Schmick’s – If you like seafood, you can get a free lunch or dinner here on November 11 during their 14th annual Veteran’s Appreciation Event. Participating locations only and reservations recommended.

On the Border – With their Sizzling Salute to Veterans promotion on November 11, according to The Military Wallet, 15% of your purchase will be donated to Carry the Load, a military non-profit. If you’re a military member or veteran, you can receive a certificate for a free entree as well.

Outback Steakhouse – According to Military Benefits, Outback Steakhouse is giving military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and Coca-Cola November 11 and 12. They are also offering 10% off the entire check from November 13 – December 31.

Red Lobster – On November 11 with valid ID, you can receive a free appetizer from a selection.

Sizzler – Sizzler is offering a free lunch until 4 p.m. on November 12 with a choice of three entrees.

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes – Veterans and active military can receive a free meal with the purchase of another regular-priced meal on November 11 and 12 at all restaurant locations.

Sports Clips – You can’t get a free meal here, but you can get a free haircut on November 12. They also provide a 20% discount to military and veterans every day.

Subway – According to Military Discounts Central, Subway is giving away a free six-inch sub or flatbread on November 11 at certain locations.

Texas Roadhouse – Every location of this restaurant will give a free lunch to military and veterans on November 12, according to The Military Wallet. You can choose from one of 10 meals including sides and drink.

T.G.I. Fridays – On November 12, military and veterans can receive a free meal from T.G.I. Fridays.

The Olive Garden – The Olive Garden is offering a free entree on November 11. You can choose from a special menu, and entrees include bread sticks and choice of soup or salad.

7-Eleven – You can get a free small slurpee on November 11 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Click here for more Veterans Day deals and discounts, including amusement parks and retail stores.

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