Veterans Day Freebies 2015

Dated: 11/09/2015

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Firstly, we want to “Thank You” for serving amongst the most courageous individuals in our great nation. While this isn’t mandatory fun necessarily; however, as a token of appreciation for putting your lives on the line and sacrificing time­­­­­ with your families the community is offering free meals and discounts this Veterans Day 2015.

Offers are for Active Duty, Retirees, and Veterans, unless otherwise stated. Military ID or other proof of service are required. (See Proof of Military Service below) Be sure to call ahead to verify the offer – some offers are only at participating locations. These offers are only valid for dine-in meals, beverage may not be included so once again check ahead of time. And, of course, don’t forget to tip your wait-staff on the full meal price. It’s the right thing to do!

Proof of Military Service.Most companies require some form of military ID. These include: aMilitary ID Card(active/reserve/retired),VA ID card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES),Drivers License with Veterans Designation, Photograph in uniform, wearing your uniform (if your service permits), Veterans Organization Card (e.g., American Legion and VFW),DD214, discharge paperwork, or other form of identification. Note, there is aNew Federal Veterans ID Cardcoming soon. Other restaurants and companies may go by the honor system.

Free Meals for Veterans Day Starting Nov. 8, 2015:
• McCormick & Schmick’s. Free lunch or dinner from special menu.

Starting Nov. 9, 2015:
• Carraba’s, Nov. 9 – 15, 2015. Free appetizer of your choice. Locations.
• Red Lobster, Nov. 9 – 12, 2015. Free Appetizer from a select list of appetizers. Locations.
• Spaghetti Warehouse, Nov. 9 - 11, 2015. Buy one entrée, get one free. Coupon Required (available on their website and FaceBook page on Nov. 3). Choose any of 11 Original Recipe Spaghetti entrées and receive a second entrée free. Friends and relatives are encouraged to treat a veteran to a meal.More Info. Locations.

Starting Nov. 10, 2015:
• Country Cookin, Nov. 10, 2015. Free meal for current and former military. Locations.
• Bar Louie, Nov. 10 - 11, 2015. Free entrée from select menu. Dine-in only. Locations.

Nov. 11, 2015:
• Applebee’s. Free meal from special menu. Beverage and gratuity not included. More info.
• Bob Evans. All you can eat hotcakes. Locations.
• Bonanza Steakhouse. Free Veterans Day buffet at participating locations. More info. Locations.
• Brann’s Steakhouse and Grille. Free 6 oz Sirloin and two sides. Locations.
• Buehler’s Grocery. Free breakfast menu meal from 7:00 am until 11:00 am at participating locations. Locations.
• Buffalo’s Cafe. Free meal at participating locations. Locations.
• Calhoun’s Restaurant. Free meal from select menu. Locations.
• California Pizza Kitchen. Choose a pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu. Locations.
• Cattlemens Steakhouse. Free 8 oz Sirloin Steak Dinner and. Locations.
• CentraArchy Restaurants. Free meal at participating restaurants, including Burrito Loco, California Dreaming, Carolina Roadhouse, ChopHouse New Orleans, ChopHouse '47, Gulfstream Café, Joey D's Oak Room, and New York Prime. Locations.
• Cheeseburger in Paradise. Free All-American Burger with fries with purchase of beverage. Dine-in only. Locations.
• Chili’s. Free lunch combo during lunch hour, or free meal from special menu during dinner hour. Participating locations only – call ahead. Locations.
• City Barbeque. Free sandwich platter at participating locations. Proof of service required. Locations.
• Claim Jumper. Free entrée from select menu, with official proof of service. Dine-in only. Locations.
• Cotton Patch Café. Free meal. Proof of service required. Locations.
• Denny’s. Free Build Your Own Grand Slam, from 5 a.m. to Noon. Participating locations only. Please call ahead. Locations.
• Fatz Eatz & Drinkz. Free meal. Proof of service required. Locations.
• Fox & the Hound. Free Sandwich or Entree (up to $10). Dine-in and participating locations only. Locations.
• Friendly’s. Free breakfast, lunch, dinner. Participating locations. Locations.
• Golden Corral (5pm – 9pm): The 15th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation Monday dinner is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. Visit http://www.goldencorral.com/military/
• Green Mill. Free menu item for lunch or dinner. More Info. Locations.
• Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House. Free meal form the American Values Menu, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Locations.
• Hurricane Grill & Wings. Free meal from special menu at participating locations. Locations.
• Little Caesars® Pizza. Free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Call ahead to verify participation. Locations.
• LongHorn Steakhouse. Complimentary Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage. Locations.
• Max & Erma’s. Free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo. Locations.
• Menchie’s. Free 6 oz. frozen yogurt. Locations.
• Misison BBQ. Free sandwiches to active duty military members and veterans at participating locations. Locations.
• MOD Pizza. Free pizza or salad. Dine-in & participating locations. Locations.
• The Olive Garden. Free entrée with proof of service. Locations.
• On the Border. Free Choose 2 or Choose 3 Combo. Locations.
• Orange Leaf. Free frozen yogurt (up to 11 0z.). Locations.
• Outback Steakhouse. Free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage. Also receive 15% off your purchase from Nov. 12-Dec 31, 2015. Locations.
• PDQ Tenders. PDQ Free 3 piece Tenders or Sandwich. PDQ also offers 50% off the entire order for all active/retired military personnel on the first Monday every month. Locations.
• Perkin’s Restaurant & Bakeries. Free Magnificent Seven meal at participating. Beverage not included. Call ahead to verify participation. Locations.
• Pinnacle Entertainment (Casino Chain). Select locations are offering a free buffet meal. More info and locations.
• Primanti Bros. Free Sandwich from 4pm to close at participating locations. More info. Locations.
• Red Robin. Free Tavern Double™ burger with Bottomless Steak Fries®. Participating locations only. Locations.
• Rock & Brews. Free pulled pork sandwich with a side. More Info. Locations.
• Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill. Free garlic cheese bread or hummus with grilled herb flatbread. Dine-in participating locations only. Locations.
• Sheetz. Free lunch at participating locations. Free car wash also available at participating locations. Locations.
• Shoney’s. Free All-American Burger. Locations.
• Sizzler Restaurants. Free lunch served until 4pm. Choice of 3 entrees, and a free coffee, tea, or fountain drink. Locations.
• Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill. Free meal from special Veterans Day menu at participating locations only. Locations.
• StarBucks. Free tall brewed coffee for active duty, veterans, and their spouses. Participating stores only. Please call ahead.
­­• Tap House Grill. Free meal for service members and veterans with proof of service. Locations.
• Texas Roadhouse. Free lunch from special menu. Dine-in only. Locations.
• TGI Friday's. Free lunch, 11am-2pm, participating location only. Call ahead to verify offer. Locations.
• Tony Roma’s. Free half rack Baby Back Ribs at select Florida locations. Valid at select locations only. Please call ahead to verify participation. Locations.
• Travel Centers of America. Free meal for CDL holders who are also veterans. Participating locations only; proof of service required. More info.
• Tubby’s Sub Shops. Free small Grilled Steak N’ Cheese or Tubby’s Famous Sub at participating Tubby’s locations. Take out only. Locations.
• Twin Peaks Restaurants. Free meal at participating locations (please call ahead). Locations.
• Village Inn. Free breakfast any time of day (choice of three menu items). Veterans will also receive a “Thank You for Your Service Card” valid for 20% off their total bill on their next visit when they dine at Village Inn on VeteransDay. Participating locations only. Please call ahead. Locations.
• Wienerschnitzel. Free hot dog & small soft drink at participating locations. Locations.
• 54th Street Grill. Free meal, up to $12 value. Locations.

Freebies for Veterans Day Nov. 11, 2015:

• Free Car Wash: Visit GraceforVets.org for a list of participating car washes.
• Free Hair Cut: Great Clips is offering a free hair cut for military and veterans. Non-veterans can get a coupon to give to a veteran. Locations.
• Free Hair Cut: Sport Clips, free hair cut at participating locations.
• Free Night at a B&B: Get a free night’s stay at a Bed & Breakfast on Veterans Day. See list of participating B&B’s (these fill up fast!). Visit B&Bs for Vets.
• Free Kindle Book: Operation Money: A Financial Guide for Military Service Members and Families, by best-selling author, Jean Chatzky. Download.

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Cherie Young