Veterans Day Freebies 2013

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Veterans Day Freebies 2013

Veteran’s Day is this Monday, November 11 – and restaurants across the country are preparing to honor our military veterans, past and present with free meals – typically or the veteran and his/her spouse.  You’ll want to call your individual location to confirm that they’re participating, just to be certain.  I’ve compiled a list of places in or near the Atlanta area that are offering freebies and discounts for Veterans Day.  Unless otherwise noted, all deals are on Monday, November 11, 2013.

Helpful Tips:

  • Be sure to bring proof of military service, uniform photo or be in uniform. Proof of military service varies by company. Acceptable forms of ID include (but not limited to) DD214, Military ID, Retired Military ID, Drivers License with Veteran designation, American Legion/VFW/AMVET Membership Card.
  • Pay attention to the dates on the Veterans Day offer as some offers are for Sunday November 10th or extended over several days.
  • Many of the restaurants free meals are for dine in only.
  • Many of these promotions include small print that says participating locations only. Unfortunately individual franchisees may choose not to participate. Fortunately, some franchisee’s participate even if the corporate company does not. Please call the restaurant before you leave home to make sure they are taking part.
  • Most importantly, Thank you for your service!

Super special thanks to Military Wives Savings and Savvy Shopper Central for contributing to this list of freebies for our Veterans.  

Veterans Day Freebies 2013

Local to Atlanta:

  • Marlow’s Tavern – 50% off an entree w/military ID; 950 W. Peachtree St; Atlanta

National Chains (You may wish to call to verify at your location)

  • 7-Eleven (free slurpee)
  • Applebee’s – choose a meal from a limited Veteran’s Day menu that includes steak, cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, salad, pasta, chicken, and shrimp
  • California Pizza Kitchen – a free pizza and non-alcoholic beverage when you dine-in.
  • Carraba’s – free appetizer of your choice
  • Chili’s – free meal, choose from a limited menu, when you show your military ID. 
  • Golden Corral – free buffet and drink to all veterans and active duty military personnel.  from 4 – 9 p.m.  No ID is required.
  • Hooters – Get 10 Free Wings – Boneless or Regular, drink purchase required. Offer valid at participating Hooters only; open to all active duty and military veterans with valid military ID or proof of military service.
  • Krispy Kreme – a free breakfast at Krispy Kreme that includes a doughnut and a small coffee. No purchase is necessary.
  • Little Caesars – free Crazy Bread
  • LongHorn Steakhouse – free Texas Tonions and non-alcoholic beverages to veterans who stop into their local Longhorn Steakhouse on Monday, November 11 through Thursday, November 14, 2013.
  • Lone Star Steakhouse – buy one entree, get one free offer for veterans on Veterans Day this year.
  • Max & Erma’s – free Best Cheeseburger in America combo which includes choice of Tortilla Soup or side House Salad, a Cheeseburger and french fries, and a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie for dessert.
  • McCormick & Schmick’s – on Sunday, November 10, 2013, get a Veterans Day free meal.
  • O’Charley’s – free meal from their new $9.99 menu on Monday, November 11.  You’ll need to bring military ID or proof of service for this free meal.
  • Olive Garden – choose a free entree from a special menu. All these entrees come with freshly baked garlic breadsticks and choice of unlimited soup or salad.
  • Outback Steakhouse – free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage. This offer is for veterans as well as active duty and retired military.  Also offering a military discount of 10% off the total check November 12 to December 31, 2013.
  • Spaghetti Warehouseprint this coupon starting 11/6 – BOGO Free entree
  • Red Lobster – free appetizer Monday, November 11 through Thursday, November 14, 2013.
  • Shoney’s – free All-American Burger. This is for veterans as well as active duty military.  Proof of military service is required and it’s for dine-in only.
  • Subway – Select SUBWAY® Restaurants will offer a FREE six inch sub or flatbread to military veterans on Veterans Day. This offer is valid only on November 11, 2013 at participating local SUBWAY® restaurants, Military ID or proof of service required.
  • Tony Roma’s – free entree up to $15 value
  • Uno Chicago Grill – free entree or individual pizza w/purchase of an entree or pizza of equal or greater value.  Military ID required.
  • Village Inn – choice of a free stack of buttermilk pancakes, free french toast, or a Belgian waffle.  Grab your military proof before you head out to the Village Inn near you. Not all locations are participating so be sure to check ahead.


Veterans Day Freebies & Discounts 2013

  • Free Admission Into Knott’s Berry FarmFrom November 4-27, 2013, veterans and those on active military duty can get free admission to Knott’s Berry Farm for themselves and one other
  • Free Haircuts at Sports Clips – Veterans and active duty U.S. service members can stop into participating Sports Clips on Monday, November 11, 2013 to get a free haircut.
  • Free Night Lodging at B&B’s Around the Country – Vets can stay the night at over 200 participating B&B’s and inns around the country on Sunday, November 10 and Monday, November 11, 2013. Reservations for your free stay can be made now and are only available while supplies last. There are also many Canadian B&Bs participating this year.
  • 7-Eleven – Free small Slurpee on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 from 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Offer good to all current and former military members. ID or proof of service required.
  • Home Depot and Lowe’s– The 10% military discount is available to: Active-duty military members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, honorably discharged veterans and immediate family members of all those groups are eligible. Customers requesting a discount must be able to show a valid military ID card or other proof of military service (a DD Form 214 or VFW membership may qualify).
  • Free Entrance Into National Parks – This freebie is in honor of Veterans Day but everyone can take part in it. Over 100 national parks will waive admission fees on November 9-11, 2013 in honor of Veteran’s Day.
  • Red Roof Inn –  15% All November Veterans receive 15% off your stay the entire month of November! And don’t forget, Red Roof Inn is military and government friendly all year long, offering 10% off at locations nationwide. Who is Eligible?: Active Duty, Veterans, Retirees, Reservists, Dependents.
  • Seaworld Parks & Entertainment Veterans Discount Veterans get 50% off tickets now through November 11th, 2013. Seaworld properties include Sea World, Aquatica, Busch Gardens, Sesame Place, Adventure Island, Water Country USA and Discovery Cove. Active Duty military members who already used their free admission for the year can also get 50% off tickets
  • Car washes around the country are offering a free car wash for veterans. Visit this website for participating locations
  • Brides Across America Free Wedding Gown Events – During the month of November Brides Across America is partnering with bridal salons across the nation to giveaway wedding dresses to qualified military brides. All military brides must pre-register online.


**The following companies offer discounts (most are 10% off), but you may find that NOT all locations participate:

Burger King
Brooklyn Water Bagels
Carl’s Jr.
Chevy’s Fresh Mex
Dunkin’ Donuts
Long John Silver’s
Panda Express
Pizza Hut
Red Robin
Taco Bell
99 Resturants

Best Western
Choice Hotels
Continental Airlines
Cruise lines (most)
Hyatt Hotels
Marriott Hotels
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Car Care
Checker Auto Parts
General Motors
Jiffy Lube
Kragen Auto Parts
NAPA Auto Parts
Super Sonic Car Wash

Cell Phone Service Discounts

Clothing and Shoes
The Children’s Place
Dress Barn
Fanzz (10%)
The Finish Line
Foot Action (15%)
Foot Locker (20%)
Hot Topic
Jos. A. Bank
New York & Company
Pac Sun
Spencer’s Gifts
Timberland Outlets (active duty only)
Wilson’s Leather

Keep on saving!  :o)

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