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America’s Retail Chains Thank Veterans with Discounts & Freebies

America’s Retail Chains Thank Veterans
With Discounts & Freebies

Many retail chains throughout America offer special discounts and freebies to Veterans in honor of Veterans Day.  Listed below are 36 such opportunities.

Keep in mind the following considerations:

1) Proof of Military Service
Most restaurants and companies require some form of military identification. This might include everything from showing up in uniform to showing some form of military ID. Other proof-of-service accepted by most outlets include a Veterans Organization Card (VFW, American Legion, etc.) DD214 discharge papers, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) or a photo of you in uniform.

2) Participating Outlets
Because many of these companies are franchises, not all participate. Call ahead to verify they’re offering the deal we’ve listed and the times they are offering it. 
Free album - through Nov. 11
Applies to: Everyone
Download a free MP3 album of “Veterans Day Honor,” which includes 12 songs performed by military bands and ensembles.

Anheuser-Busch Parks 
Free admission - Nov. 11
Applies to: Active-duty service members
Free admission with up to three dependents for such parks as Sesame Place, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens.

Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active-duty military personnel
For the third year, Applebee’s offers a special dine-in-only menu for Veterans Day.

Bed & Breakfasts 
Free night’s stay - Nov. 11
Applies to: Active military and veterans and one guest
For the third year, B&B for Vets is offering veterans a free night’s stay at more than 485 participating bed and breakfasts across the U.S. and Canada.

Cabela’s Outdoor Store
Employee discount of 5% to 50% - Nov. 11 to12
Applies to: Veterans, active-duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel

Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Active duty and veterans
Chili’s is offering a choice of one of six meals on a dine-in-only basis. Beverages and gratuity not included.

Colonial Williamsburg 
Free admission - Nov. 11 to 13
Applies to: Active-duty, retirees, veterans, Reserves and their immediate dependents
Tickets are only available on-site.

Free Grand Slam breakfast - Nov. 11
Applies to: Active military or veterans
Available only at participating locations.

Dollar General 
10% discount - Nov. 11
Applies to: Active-duty, veterans, National Guard, Reserves, and immediate family members
No coupon is required for in-store savings, but use the promo code VETERANSDAY for online discounts from Nov. 11 to 13.

Famous Dave’s 
Free or discounted meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Active military and veterans
Offer varies by location.

Golden Corral
Free meal - 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 14
Applies to: Active military, veterans, National Guard or Reserves
The 10th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner will be held at all Golden Corral Restaurants nationwide.

Grace For Vets
Free car wash - Nov. 11
Applies to: Active duty, veterans and service personnel
Since 2004, thousands of car-wash businesses have participated in this national event, sponsored by Grace For Vets.

Historic Jamestowne 
Free admission - Nov. 11 to 13
Applies to: Everyone

Home Depot 
10% discount - Always available
Applies to: Active duty, veterans, Reserves and their families

10 free wings (Drink purchase required) - all day, Nov. 11
Applies to: Active duty and veterans
Offer valid only at participating Hooters.

Free breakfast buffet - Nov. 11
Applies to: Active military and veterans
Available at participating Hy-Vee grocery store with in-store dining.

Knott&qts Berry Farm 
Free admission - Nov.1 to 24
Applies to: Active military and veterans plus one guest

Krispy Kreme
Free doughnut - Nov. 11
Applies to: Active duty and veterans
Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores.

10% discount - Always available
Applies to: Active-duty servicemen and women, National Guard, Reserves, honorably discharged and retired military personnel, and immediate family members
Good for in-stock or special order purchases, up to $5,000. (Not available online.)

15% off - through Nov. 13
Applies to: Everyone

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants 
Free lunch or dinner entrée - Nov 13
Applies to: Veterans
This is the 13th Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Event at McCormick & Schmick’s.

National Parks 
Free admission - Nov. 11-13
Applies to: Everyone
Over 100 national parks will participate and many have special events planned to mark the occasion.

Outback Steakhouse
Bloomin’ Onion and Coke - Nov. 7 to 11
Applies to: Veterans and active-duty military

San Jacinto Monument and Museum, La Porte, Texas
Free admission - Nov. 7 to 13
Applies to: Veterans and their families
Free admission to the theatre, Observation Floor and, on Nov.12-13. the special exhibit.

Red Roof Inns
26% off room rate - Nov. 11
15% off - rest of November
Applies to: Veterans, active and retired military
Use code "604287" when booking to get the discount.

Sam’s Club
Free Hugo® cane - Nov. 9 to 11
Applies to: Military veterans in need of mobility assistance
As they do every year, Sam’s Club stores across the country will distribute 36,000 Hugo® canes. Sam’s Club membership is not required, but proof of service is. Available while supplies last; limited quantities per store.

5% to 15% off almost everything - through Nov. 10
Applies to: Everyone
Applies only to sales through

Free small Slurpee - 11.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 11
Applies to: Active military and veterans

Spaghetti Warehouse 
11-cents meal with coupon - Nov. 11
Applies to: Everyone
Print the coupon here and get a serving of lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, or any original recipe spaghetti entree for just 11 cents.

Sport Clips
Discounts on haircuts -  Nov. 11
Applies to: Active duty and veterans

Free six-inch sub - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans
SUBWAY restaurants are franchises, so this offer may not be available everywhere.

Texas Roadhouse
Free lunch - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active duty military
Dine-in only.

TGI Fridays 
Buy an entrée and get a second entrée free - Nov. 11
Applies to: Active duty military and veterans

Twin Peaks Restaurants 
Free entrée, up to $10 - Nov. 11
Applies to: Active duty and veterans
Dine-in only and a tip is not included.

Tim Hortons
Free donut - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans

UNO Chicago Grill
19.43% discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans

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