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82 Veterans Day Freebies & Discounts

Each year retailers and restaurants across the country offer Veterans Day freebies and discounts to show their appreciation to servicemen and women past and present. This year the holiday falls on Friday, Nov. 11, and many merchants have offers spread throughout the weekend. To help you track down the best deals, we've compiled this list of 82 freebies and discounts for Veterans Day 2016. Most require proof of military service with one of the following options:

Proof of Military Service
As proof of military service, you can usually present a Uniform Service ID card, Uniform Services Retired ID card, current “Leave and Earnings” statement, a DD214, photograph in uniform, wear your uniform, or such veterans’ organization cards as American Legion or VFW.

Participating Outlets
Many of these companies are franchises, meaning not every location will participate. Whenever possible we've tried to feature their official announcement. If you have questions, call ahead to verify they’re offering the deal we’ve listed and the times they're offering it.

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54th Street Grill
Free meal up to $12 value - Nov. 11
Applies to: All current and former military members

99 Restaurants
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: All current and former military members
Enjoy a free lunch from any 9 of the $9.99 menu options.

American Family Care
Free flu shots - Nov. 11
Applies to: All current and former military members
Military veterans get a free flu shot at participating AFC centers

Applebee's
Free entree - Nov. 11
Applies to: All current and former military members
Applebee's is offering a special menu with several options.

AvaCare Medical
10% off + $3 donated - Nov. 9-16
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Enjoy 10% off your order online at AvaCare + $3 will be donated to wounded veterans in your name.

B&Bs for Vets
Free stay - Nov. 10-11
Applies to: Veterans and active military + 1 guest
This unique program encourages bed and breakfasts in the US and Canada to offer a free night's stay for veterans and a guest. Follow the link for participating locations.

Bakers Square
Free breakfast - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Receive a free breakfast from choice of three menu items.

Bar Louie
Free meal - Nov. 11, 12 & 13
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Receive a entree + profits go to Operation Homefront. Ask your server for details.

Baskin Robbins
50% off - Nov. 11
Applies to: Everyone
For every scoop sold on Nov. 11, Baskin Robbins will donate 11 cents to the USO.

Bed Bath & Beyond
20% off - Nov. 7-11
Applies to: Veterans, active military and spouses
Visit Bed Bath & Beyond stores for 20% off your entire in-store purchase.

Beef 'O' Brady's
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Veterans enjoy a free meal with purchase of other entree (at least $10).

Bertucci's
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Free entree or small pizza with purchase or equal or greater value.

BJ's Restaurants
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Receive a free entree (under $12.95) when you dine at your local BJ's Restaurant.

Bob Evans
Free breakfast all day - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Stop in one of their restaurants to enjoy a free breakfast from a select menu.

Bonanza Steakhouse
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Free buffet on Nov. 11 from 4pm to close (beverage not included). Check with your local restaurant.

Bonefish Grill
Free starter - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Free order of Bang Bang Shrimp with valid military ID

Boston's Sports Bar
Free beer - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
"Pour One Forward!" Veterans can cash in a donated paper beer for a free Sam Adams with ID

Buffalo Wild Wings
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Free small order of traditional or boneless wings, plus a side of fries.

Caesars Entertainment
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Military members and veterans who verify their identity through ID.me and book a reservation at Caesars.com between Nov. 11 and Nov. 13 will receive 15% off their booking.

California Pizza Kitchen
Discount - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
CPK is generously offering a free meal from a special Veteran's Day menu featuring several pizza, salad and pasta options.

Carrabba's
Free starter - Nov. 7-13
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Get a free appetizer when you mention the deal.

Cheeseburger in Paradise
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Receive a free Veterans Burger and fries with a beverage purchase of $2.49 or more.

Chili's
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Veterans get a free meal at participating Chili's locations

Chipotle
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military & spouses
Buy 1 burrito, bowl or taco order, get 1 free 3pm to close. Must show ID.

Chuck E Cheese
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military & spouses
Get a free 1-topping Individual Thin & Crispy pizza with food purchase. Code 5258.

Claim Jumper
Free meal - Nov. 14
Applies to: Veterans
Receive a free meal on Monday, Nov. 14 from a select menu.

Colonial Williamsburg
Free admission - Nov. 6-11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
This free admission offer runs through the weekend, and is extended to dependents as well.

Country Kitchen
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Free Country Scramble with ID.

Cracker Barrel
Free dessert - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.

Dairy Queen
Free treat - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Enjoy a free medium Blizzard of your choice with ID.

Denny's
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Enjoy a free Build-Your-Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon + donations go to Fisher House.

Fatz
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Get a free World Famous Calabash Chicken meal.

Fazoli's
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Get a free Build Your Own Pasta Bowl with a drink purchase.

Friendly's
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Free Big-Two-Do Breakfast Combo or All-American Burger.

Glory Days
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Get a free appetizer or a free regular order of Traditional or Boneless Wings.

Golden Corral
Free meal - Nov. 14
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Visit their restaurants Monday Nov. 14 from 5pm to 9pm to receive a free dinner buffet and beverage.

Great Clips
Free haircut - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Try out a new style with a free haircut on Veterans Day. Customers who are not in the military can pick up a free haircut card to give to a servicemember in their life.

Green Mill Restaurant and Bar
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Free menu item for lunch or dinner.

Hooters
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Receive a free meal from Hooters Veterans Day menu. Guests can also purchase 2017 Hooters Calendar for troops overseas.

Houlihan's
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Veterans enjoy a free entree up to $15 with purchase of another entree.

IHOP
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Enjoy free Red, White and Blue Pancakes from 7am to 7pm.

Krispy Kreme
Free doughnut and coffee - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Get a free doughnut and small coffee.

LaMar's Donuts
Free doughnut and coffee - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Enjoy a free doughnut and 12 oz. coffee from LaMar's Donuts.

LeafFilter
$300 off installation - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Get $300 off gutter filter installation & protection. Must mention code 41AE and present ID

Legoland Florida
Free admission - Nov. 1-22
Applies to: Veterans
This promotion runs for more than three weeks, offering free park admission for military veterans, plus 50% off tickets for up to six guests.

Little Caesars
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: All US Armed Force veterans and active military
Receive a free $5 Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo between 11am and 2pm.

Logan's Roadhouse
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: All US Armed Force veterans and active military
Enjoy a free meal with valid military ID.

LongHorn Steakhouse
Free starter/dessert + 10% off - Nov. 11
Applies to: All US Armed Force veterans and active military
Free appetizer or dessert + get 10% off your check total.

Main Event Entertainment Centers
Free bowling - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Visit your local Main Event center between 8am and 3pm for a free hour of bowling for you and up to 4 guests. Shoes are included. Proof of iD is required.

Max & Erma's
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Get a free "Best Cheeseburger in America" 3-course combo meal.

McGrath's Fish House
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Enjoy a free meal from a select menu.

Meineke
Free service - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Get a free basic oil change.

O'Charley's
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Veterans eat free from $9.99er menu.

Old Chicago
Free appetizer - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Enjoy a free appetizer at participating locations.

Olive Garden
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Free entree from special menu plus unlimited soup or salad and breadsticks.

On The Border
Free lunch - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Free Lunch Combo Plate for veterans at participating locations.

Outback Steakhouse
Free starter - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Get a free Bloomin' Onion and Coca-Cola beverage on Friday. Starting Nov. 12 and continuing through Dec. 31, active and retired military and their families get 15% off their check.

Perkins
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Enjoy a free Magnificent Seven entree.

Primanti Bros.
Free sandwich - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Receive a free Primanti Bros. sandwich all day.

Pro Football Hall of Fame
Free entry - November
Applies to: Veterans and active military + 1 guest
Enjoy free entry into the Pro Football Hall of Fame for military + 1 guest during the month of November, sponsored by Goodyear

Ponderosa Steakhouse
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Free buffet on Nov. 11 from 4pm to close (beverage not included). Check your local location for details.

Red Lobster
Free appetizer or dessert - Nov. 10-11
Applies to: Veterans, reservists and active military
Choose from 6 appetizer options or 6 dessert menu items.

Red Robin
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Not only do you get a free Red’s Tavern Double burger, you also enjoy free Bottomless Steak Fries at participating locations.

Red Roof Inn
15% off - All of Nov.
Applies to: Veterans and active duty
Rest your head at a Red Roof Inn for 15% off the regular rate.

Rock & Brews Restaurant
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans, active duty and first responders.
Enjoy a free pulled pork sandwich from the restaurant founded by KISS members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.

Ruby Tuesday
Free starter - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Enjoy a free appetizer (up to $10) when you show your ID

Shoney's
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Free All-American burger and fries on Veterans Day.

Sizzler
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Your choice of a free lunch from three entree options, plus free coffee, tea or fountain drink, when you dine before 4pm.

Spaghetti Warehouse
BOGO coupon - Nov. 11-13
Applies to: Everyone
Buy one get one free Original Recipe Spaghetti Entrees for tables with a military veteran.

Sport Clips
Free haircut - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Visit any participating location for a haircut on the house. For every hair care service provided on Nov. 11, $1 will be donated to VFW's "Sports Clips Help a Hero Scholarship" program.

Starbucks
Free drink - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans, active military and their spouses
Enjoy a free tall (12 oz.) brewed coffee.

Steak 'n Shake
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans, active military and their spouses
Enjoy a free Homestyle Breakfast from 6am to 11am.

Texas Roadhouse
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
This is a complete free lunch, including your choice of sides and soft drink.

TGI Fridays
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
From 11am to 2pm veterans can enjoy free lunch (up to $12)

TravelCenters of America
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: CDL Veterans
Veterans who are also licensed truck drivers can receive a free meal (up to $15 value) on Nov. 11 at participating TA and Petro sit-down restaurants.

Twin Peaks
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Receive a free item from the Annual Veterans Day Appreciation Menu.

UFC Gym
Free VIP status admission - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military & their families
Veterans and families get all-access VIP status this weekend + a free Bootcamp fitness course on Nov. 12. Registration is encouraged as spots will fill quickly.

US National Parks
Free admission - Nov. 11
Applies to: Anyone
Enjoy yourself in the great outdoors with free admission to national parks across the country.

Uno Pizza
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Free individual pizza or entree (with purchase).

Village Inn
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Enjoy a free V.I.B. Breakfast with 3 items of your choice.

Wienerschnitzel
Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Enjoy a free chili dog and Pepsi product.

World of Beer
Free beer - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active military
Receive a free pint of draft beer from participating locations.

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