Debbie's Deals: Veterans Day offers, freebies and deals 2012

Veterans Day is Sunday, Nov. 11 and several businesses are offering freebies and deals for veterans and military members.

HOWEVER, MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE DATE. Some offers are on Sunday, some Monday and some are on Tuesday.

I CONFIRM every deal before I post it, but check with your local restaurant/location to make sure they are participating.

The first deal is for everyone, not just veterans. Everyone gets free admission to our National Parks on Veterans Day weekend -- Nov. 10 to 12.

*Note, U.S. military members and their dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, as well as most members of the US Reserves and National Guard get a free national parks pass. Read more here.

Veterans and active duty military members eat free from a limited menu at Applebee's on SUNDAY, Nov. 11. You must show proof of military service. Beverages and gratuity not included. Thank you Mary and Linda for this tip.

Golden Corral is offering a free dinner to any person who has served in the U.S. military on MONDAY, Nov. 12 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. No ID required. Dine-in only.

The Vail Cascade hotel is offering veterans and active duty military personnel a free meal on SUNDAY, Nov. 11 in Atwater on Gore Creek. Guests can come in for breakfast, lunch or dinner for a complimentary entree and beverage from the existing restaurant menu. No other purchase is required and all taxes are included. Advanced reservations are recommended. To make a reservation, call (970) 479-7014.  

Olive Garden is offering veterans and active duty military a free entree from a limited menu on SUNDAY, Nov. 11. Must show proof of military service.

Einstein Bros Bagels is giving military members a free signature or classic bagel, no purchase necessary, on SUNDAY, Nov. 11 from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or while supplies last). Thanks Kristina for this tip.

Champps Americana is giving veterans and active duty military a free cheeseburger and fries on MONDAY, Nov. 12. Must show proof of service. Dine-in only. Thanks to Linda for this tip.

Outback Steakhouse is offering veterans and active duty military members a free Bloomin' Onion and beverage on SUNDAY AND MONDAY (Nov 11 and 12).

UNO Chicago Grill is offering veterans and active military members a free entree or individual pizza with the purchase of an entrée or pizza of equal or greater value. The offer is on SUNDAY AND MONDAY (Nov 11 and 12). Military ID or proof of service is required, but no coupon is needed. Uno's has one location in Denver on 40th Avenue. Thanks to Christina for this tip.

Texas Roadhouse is offering lunch from a special menu to active and former military members on MONDAY, Nov 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring military ID. Thanks to Randy for this tip.

McCormick & Schmick's is offering veterans a free meal from a limited menu on SUNDAY, Nov. 11. Dine-in only. You may want to consider making reservations. Thanks to Jen at BeFrugal.com for this tip and one more:

California Pizza Kitchen is offering veterans and active duty military a free pizza and beverage on SUNDAY and MONDAY (Nov 11 and 12). Dine-in only. Must show proof of service.

Veterans get free lunch at T.G.I. Friday's on MONDAY, Nov. 12 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Military ID required. Thanks to Susan for this tip.

Village Inn is giving veterans and active duty military a free slice of pie or stack of buttermilk biscuits on SUNDAY, Nov. 11. No coupon or purchase required, but military ID is required.

Hooters is giving veterans and active duty military 10 free wings on SUNDAY, Nov. 11. Military ID or proof of service required. Call ahead and make sure your location is participating.

Krispy Kreme is giving veterans and active duty military a free doughnut and small coffee on SUNDAY, Nov. 11. No purchase or coupon necessary. You will need proof of service or wear your uniform.

The Denver Zoo is offering free admission to veterans and discounted admission of $6 for their family members on SUNDAY AND MONDAY (November 11 and 12) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The zoo is also offering free guided tours for these honored guests. Veterans must present a valid ID or proof of service to be eligible for this special offer and registration is required for tours. Thanks to Tiffany for this information.

Waterway Carwash is giving veterans and current military service personnel free car washes Nov. 9 to 12th!  Veterans and military service members also get 10 cent off every gallon of gas they buy. The offer is available at all six Waterway locations in the greater Denver area. Thanks to Cathy for this tip.

Other car washes are also deals for veterans and active duty military. Check out the list on Grace for Vets.

That lists includes Jazz Car Wash in Littleton. It's offering free washes for vets and active duty military on MONDAY, Nov. 12. Thanks to Anna for this tip.

Sportsclips is giving service members and veterans free hair cuts on SUNDAY, Nov. 11 with valid proof of service. For a list of participating salons, click here. Thanks to Susan for this tip.

Brides Across America is once again teaming up with bridal shops to help military brides get a free wedding dress. On Nov. 11, they'll be giving away dresses at d'Anelli Bridal in Lakewood. Visit their website for more details. You must preregister. Thank you to Assistant Manager Elisha Stetson for this tip.

Veterans and active duty military get lane fees waived FRIDAY through SUNDAY at BluCore Shooting Center in Lakewood. (The owners are former Navy SEALS.) Thanks to Eric for this tip.

AARP Driver Safety is allowing veterans, active duty and retired military service members to take any driver's safety classroom course for free from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30. (Online classes are 50 percent off.)

In the past, Chili's, CB & Potts and others have offered deals on Veteran's Day. We are still waiting for their official announcements.

Subway is not giving away free sandwiches this year. Instead, it's donated $111,112 to the Wounded Warrior Project.

If you see a deal, send me the email or a link so I can confirm it. Email me: debbie@thedenverchannel.com

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