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2012 Veterans Day Deals and Meals to be Had.


There are some great discounts to be had around Veterans Days for the many thankful companies and people out there. Check them out and thank you for your service!!



Applebee’s is offering a free entree on veterans day, November 11th, for all active-duty military from 11 a.m. to midnight at all 1,900 locations. Click the link to read more details.


Veterans and Active Duty get a free entree from seven choices on the menu from 11am to 5pm. You will need to bring your ID.

California Pizza Kitchen

Veterans and active military to dine with us on Sunday, Nov. 11 or Monday, Nov. 12 for a complimentary pizza and non-alcoholic beverage. Don’t forget your military I.D.!

McCormick & Schmick’s

Free lunch or dinner entree at the restaurant. Check with the restaurant on what date they will be offering this meal. The chain also requests military ID and highly recommends reservations.

Golden Corral

Free ‘thank you’ dinner from 4pm to 9pm on Monday, November 12th.

Red Lobster

Free appetizer to all Veterans and active duty on November 11th

Melting Pot

Veterans Double Date Weekend at The Melting Pot. November 9 – 12, Current or retired military (with identification) of any branch will receive 50% off* our Four-Course Classic. Offer valid 1 discount per Veteran per party of 4. (Phoenix locaitons only) Other Melting Pots have different deals.

Spaghetti Warehouse

November 9-12th: Print off their coupon and get a “Buy One Get One” lasagna  or original recipe spaghetti entree with purchase of the same. Comes with sourdough bread or choice of soup or salad at lunch or dinner.

Outback Steakhouse

Offers a free Bloomin’ Onion appetizer and a Coca-Cola to past and present military members November 111th-12th. Plus a 10% discount November 13th-December 31st.

Krispy Kreme

Get a free doughnut and small coffee on Veterans Day, November 11th.

Uno’s Chicago Pizza

19.43% off entire bill (except alcohol) at Uno’s from November 7th through November 11th.

Red Robin

Monday, November 12th: Free Burger (Red’s Tavern Double) and Bottomless Steak Fries for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service.***still waiting to verify for 2012***


Free 6 inch subs to all vets and active duty members at select locations. They are also donating money to Wounded Warrior. Visit the site for more details.

Ruby Tuesday’s

Free cinnamon roll french toast. Do a google search because you’ll need to bring a coupon in. ***still waiting to verify this one for 2012***


Free taco for veterans and Active Duty. ***still waiting to verify this one for 2012***

On The Border

Sunday, November 11th, Bring in a copy of the flyer from the link and Veterans can receive a free entree. They are also donating 15% of your purchases to the Carry the Load organization.


Sunday, November 11th get 10 Free Boneless Wings with Drink Purchase for all veterans and active duty. Military ID or Proof of Service required.

Famous Dave’s

Offer varies by region: some have a 10-25% discount, FREE Two Meat Salute – choose two different meats served with a Corn Bread Muffin and your choice of one side, $10 off All-American Feast, or FREE entree up to $15 for Military Personnel.

TGI Fridays

11:00am to 2:00pm, get a free lunch on Monday, November 12th with military ID.

Olive Garden

Free entrée from a special menu to active-duty military and Veterans on Sunday, November 11, with proof of military service

Cheeseburger In Paradise

November 12th,veterans receive a free meal from a special menu with ID.


Veterans and Active Duty Military receive a free burger on Saturday, November 11th.


Monday, November 12th, Denny’s will honor America’s active, inactive and retired military personnel with a free breakfast between 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Diners with a valid military ID card will receive a complimentary order of all-you-can-eat pancakes at any of Denny’s restaurants nationwide. (Beverage not included.)


Monday, November 12th, veterans get a free lunch served until 4pm. Choose from 6 oz steak, malibu chicken, half dozen fried shrimp.

Lone Star Steakhouse

Free entree from special Veteran’s Day menu and one side item on Monday, November 12th.

LongHorn Steakhouse 

Veterans and active duty receive a complimentary Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage. Proof of service required.

Texas Roadhouse

Free lunch from a special menu and non-alcoholic beverage on November 12th to veterans. Must have proof of service.

Texas Corral

Veterans and active duty service members eat free on November 11th.

Max and Erma’s 

Veterans and military can receive a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo, which includes tortilla soup or side Caesar salad, seasoned fries, and chocolate chip cookies.


Location Specific Restaurants

MarketPlace Grill & Express

Veterans and active-duty military receive free entrees on Monday, November 12th.

Hy-Vee Supermarkets

The mid-western supermarket chain is offering a free breakfast to veterans on November 11th

Abuelo’s Mexican Food Restaurants

Giving $1 to Wounded Warrior for every Chili Con Questo sold November 11th thru 13th.

Carolina Burgers & BBQ

In Matthews, NC is offering a free meal to all service members and veterans on November 11th.



Home Depot and Lowe’s

Offer a 10% discount to military and vets (all year round).


Veterans Day weekend, Cabelas is offering their employee discount to all veterans, active duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel on November 11 and 12.  Discounts vary from 5% to 50% depending on the item and excludes guns, boats, trailers and safes.

Sam’s Club

Free canes for servicemembers in need of mobility assistance on November 9-11th, while supplies last.


Receive 10% off regular, sale and clearance merchandise November 11-12th.

Brides Across America

Free wedding gowns for military brides. Check the site to see when the next event is happening.


Members of the armed forces receive a 20% discount November 11 thru 15th on any one transaction.

Dollar General

Offers a 10% discount to all veterans, active duty personnel, national guard, reserve members and their families.

Big Lots

Offers a 10% discount on May 21st, Armed Forces Day.



Military One Source

Receive up to ten free paperback and audio books throughout the year.

National Parks

Free Fee Day at National Parks on Veterans Day, November 11th.

Anheuser Busch Companies

(Here’s to the Heroes) Free Admission any day of the year to ONE of the following parks, along with three guests:

  1. Sea World: SeaWorld Orlando, San Diego, or San Antonio
  2. Busch Gardens: Tampa Bay or Williamsburg
  3. Sesame Place
  4. Adventure Island
  5. Water Country USA

Knott’s Berry Farm

Offers free admission from November 1-26 with free park admission for the military member and a guest. Up to six additional tickets can be purchased for $15 each.

Aquarium of the Pacific

Offers free admission on November 11th for veterans, military personnel, police officers, and firefighters who show valid service.

Colonial Williamburg

Watch the procession to honor our military down Duke of Gloucester Street, 4:30 p.m., beginning at the Capitol. The parade culminates in a public ceremony, with militia and cannon crew firing volleys in recognition of those who serve. Hear Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums, and speakers from past and present. Active duty military, guard and reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents enjoy free admission passes… check with the website for specific dates.

Audubon Nature Institute

Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans, LA salutes our nation’s military service members, both active duty and veterans, for their dedication and courage. As a special thank you we are offering complimentary admission to Audubon Zoo, Audubon Insectarium or Audubon Aquarium of the Americas for all military personnel (active and retired) on November 11, 2011.  Active or retired military personnel, or dependent, must show a military ID for admission at the Zoo, Aquarium or Insectarium front gate. This offer is valid for up to five (5) admissions and does not apply to Entergy IMAX® Theatre.

Free Bed and Breakfast Stay

B&Bs and Inns are providing free rooms on Sunday, November 11th to honor servicemen and women currently serving or who have previously served their country. The program was started in 2009 by the West Virginia B&B Association (formerly called MABB) and this year has expanded to include 48 states, 4 international locations and more than 700 Inns.

San Jacinto Museum of History

Free visits to the Observation Deck, theatre, and special exhibit for veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families.

Historic Jamestown

Free admission to veterans, current Armed Forces members and their family members.

Battleship Cove

Free admission and a special ceremony for veterans, active, duty and reservists.

Vicksburg National Military Park

Free admission for all.

Birmingham Museum of Art

Free admission to the ticketed event “Life and Liberty” on Nov. 10-11 for veterans and active military.

Vulcan Park and Museum

In Birmingham, Alabama is offering discounted admission through November to the park and museum.

Greenbay (WI) New Zoo

Free admission to veterans and their families.

Central Florida Zoo

Free admission to the Sanford, Florida zoo with proper ID.

Strategic Air & Space Museum

Free admission for veterans Nov. 11-14 to the Ashland, Neb. museum.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

In Oklahoma City offers free admission to veterans and five guests from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Veterans Day.

Natural Elements Spa & Salon

In Chesapeake, Virginia, will provide free services from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to both active duty and retired military.

Westgate Resorts:

500 Three-Day Vacations in River Ranch, FL AND 1,000 Three-Day Vacations in the Orlando, FL area to U.S. military personnel involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and/or The War On Terror. Valid Resorts: Westgate River Ranch, Westgate Vacation Villas, Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa, Westgate Town Center and Westgate Towers

Des Moines, Iowa Botanical Gardens

Veterans and their families can enjoy free admission to the Des Moines Botanical Center in honor of Veterans Day!

Brevard Zoo

Brevard Zoo in Melbourne Florida, in honor of Veteran’s Day, will offer free admission to military veterans and active-duty service members Nov. 11-13. The zoo will also provide free admission to spouses in the event the active-duty service member is currently deployed overseas.

Veterans Day Concert from the San Antonio Symphony

The San Antonio Symphony and the United States Air Force Band of the West will collaborate to offer a free Veterans Day concert at the Majestic Theatre on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 7 p.m. This free performance is part of the Chamber of Commerce’s week-long Celebrate America’s Military program.

Carolina Panthers Football

The Carolina Panthers are excited to offer for the Military Appreciation Day on October 30th and Veterans Day on November 13th.

Aquarium of the Bay San Francisco

Receive discounted tickets all year long with promotion code: VETTIX.  Ticket Prices: $10 Military/Veteran Adult ($6.95 savings),$5 Child ($3.00 savings),$5 Senior ($3.00 savings). Restrictions:Good for up to 9 tickets. Groups of 10 or more must schedule a group visit.

Castle Park Riverside, CA

Receive discounts for General Ride Wristband (48″ and above) $13.99 + fee / Junior Ride Wristband (36″ – 47″) $11.99 + fee.  Click on “Corporate Ticket” tab in upper right hand corner of screen, Scroll down and click on the box “Buy Tickets Online”. Enter “VTF623″ in box and hit “Submit”.

Quassy Amusement Park in CT

Military Discounted Tickets all year for: All Day Ride Pass Memorial day through Labor day. FREE Entertainment TICKET PRICE $16.95(regular park prices are $19 & $23.50) Enter code: vettix2011 for discount. Parking is not included. Not valid July 4th or dates not open to the public. Tickets are non-refundable.

Adventureland Park in Iowa

Discounted rates for Military personnel every day throughout our season. That rate is $29 per ticket.

Tough Mudder Events

Tough Mudder is giving all Veterans and Military a $20 discount off their registration fee an extra $5 discount. Use “ToughMuddinVets” in the key code when registering online at toughmudder.com. This discount is good at any location throughout the United States and will also be given for 2012 events.

Tough Mudder is not your average lame-ass mud run or spirit-crushing ‘endurance’ road race. Our 10-12 mile obstacle courses are designed by British Special Forces to test all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. Forget finish times. Simply completing a Tough Mudder is a badge of honor. Tough Mudder has raised over one million dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project.

WARNING: Tough Mudder is 3-4 times longer and MUCH TOUGHER than a typical mud run such as Warrior Dash. On average, only 78% of participants finish the event. Only those in reasonably strong physical condition should enter. See our Training Page for training requirements and read the History of Tough Mudder to learn more about Tough Mudder’s origins and philosophy.

Sand Castle Waterpark in PA

Military member with their ID card will get a discount of $10 off the regular admission price, so instead of being $30.99 the ticket would become $20.99. Military family members with their ID cards will get a discount of $5 off the cost of a ticket, so the prices would be for family members $25.99 for general admission, $15.99 for children under 48″, and children three years and younger get in for free. The military members and family just need to show their ID’s at the gate to receive the discount.

Sun Splash Florida

Complimentary admission for active duty military representing all five service branch, active members of a reserve or National Guard Unit and or up to 3 direct dependents.Must present valid, active-duty military/service ID; dependents ages 10 and over must present valid dependent ID. Valid for 1 complimentary single-day admission per person, per year.

Roaring Hills Wildlife Adventure in KS

15% military discount to all active, veterans and retired military. Just present your military id or VA card at the ticket office.

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