Veterans Day Deals 2011

Deals From Outback, Applebee's, McCormick & Schmick's, More

Veterans Day is Friday, Nov. 11 and many businesses are offering free meals and other deals for veterans. **Very important note: Many websites are publishing deals. I am only publishing deals I can confirm. I have seen lists of Veterans Day deals that have more than 6-10 mistakes. Most of my deals have links so you can read about the deal yourself.**

Olive Garden is giving veterans and active duty military a free entree from a limited menu on Nov. 11.

Veterans and active duty military members eat free at Applebee's on Nov. 11. You must show proof of military service such as a U.S. Uniform Services ID card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID card, Current leave and earnings statement, Veterans organization card, photograph in uniform or wearing uniform, DD214, citation or commendation. Veterans and active duty service people will have to choose items from a special, limited menu.

Chili's is offering a free entree from a limited menu to Veterans and active military members from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 11. Beverage and gratuity not included. You will need to show proof of military service. The offer is not on Chili's website, however two of their Public Relations employees confirmed the deal.

Texas Roadhouse is giving Veterans and active duty military a free entree from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 11. The offer comes with a free Coca-Cola, tea or coffee. Please show proof of service. Dine-in only.

Uno's restaurants across the country are offering different deals. Some restaurants are offering military members past and present $19.43 percent off their means from Nov. 7 to Nov. 11. (19.43 because Uno was born in 1943.) The Denver restaurant is offering a free entree (no special or limited menus involved) to active and retired military.

Hooters is offering Veterans and active duty military personnel 10 free wings all day on Nov. 11. A drink purchase is required for the freebie and you have to show proof of military service. Visit the Hooters website for a list of participating restaurants.

Famous Dave's locations in Colorado are offering all former and current military personnel a free two meat salute on Nov. 11. Dine in only. Choose two different meats served with corn bread muffin, corn-on-the-cob and your choice of one side.

Red Robin on its Facebook page said it is giving veterans and active duty with an ID or in uniform a free cheeseburger and steak fries on Nov. 11. (Participating restaurants only.)

TGI Friday's is offering a buy one, get one free entree on Nov. 11. To get the deal, you must be in uniform or present a valid military or veteran's ID. Dine-in only.

C.B. & Potts is offering active duty military and veterans a buy one get one free entree on Nov. 11, however, the entree must cost less than $9.99 and you must buy two beverages. Military I.D. required. (This offer is not posted on the company's website, it was sent to me in an email from the company.)

Champps Americana is offering veterans and active duty military a free burger on Friday. One offer per table. The offer is not on Champps website, it came in an email from the company. Thanks Randy for this tip.

IHOP is giving veterans and active duty military a free meal on Veterans Day (up to $10). However, this deal came in an email and is not on IHOP's website, so check with your local restaurant to see if they are offering the free meal. Thanks to James for this tip.

HuHot Mongolian Grill is offering half off for veterans and active duty military at its two locations in Fort Collins on So. College and Front range Village.

Great Scotts Eatery (Denver & Broomfield) and Jays Grille & Bar in Denver are offering a free meal (up to $8) to veterans with military I.D. on Nov. 11.

Outback Steakhouse is offering veterans and active duty service members a free blooming onion appetizer and beverage from Nov. 7 -Nov. 11 in 2011. You will need proof of service.

McCormick & Schmick's is offering a special dinner for veterans on Nov. 13 this year. They're offering free entrees from a special menu to veterans. Veterans will need proof of service and reservations are highly recommended. Read more on McCormick & Schmick's website.

Golden Corral is hosting a military appreciate "thank you" dinner on Monday, Nov. 14. The website doesn't say what time the dinner is at, but in the past it has been held from 5 to 9 p.m. Check with your local restaurant for its thank you dinner times.

Dollar General is offering a 10 percent discount to veterans, active duty military, National Guard and Reserve and their immediate families from Nov. 11-13, 2011. The discount can be used in store and online. The online code is VETERANSDAY.

Active duty military personnel, reservists, retired or disabled veterans and their immediate families get 10 percent off year round at Home Depot. The discount is offered to all other military veterans on Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day. Customers requesting the discount should present a valid military ID.

Lowe's also offers a 10 percent discount to all military personnel who are active, reserve, retired or disabled veterans and their family members year round, with a valid, government-issued military ID card. All other military veterans will receive the discount on the Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day weekends.

Several car washes are offering free car washes to Veterans. Check out the list of Colorado locations on the GraceForVets website. That list includes Waterway Carwash. It's giving vets a free car wash on Nov. 11 and 10 cents off every gallon of gas.

ProCuts Hair salon's locations in Lakewood and Littleton are offering free haircuts for veterans on Nov. 11. The owner of those two locations told me, "ProCuts wants to say ‘Thank You’ to our veterans. Drop by our two ProCuts locations in Lakewood and Littleton on Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11, show proof of current or past service in our armed forces, and receive a free haircut. Call 1-888-PRO-CUTS (1-888-776-2887) for the location nearest you." This deal is only valid at the Lakewood and Littleton locations.

Sleep Number stores are offering free travel pillows (while supplies last) to active and retired military personnel. Sleep Number will also offer $700 off the Sleep Number i8 and p7 bed sets and 30 percent off all Sleep Number bedding solutions. These deals are exclusive to all active/retired military personnel from October 30 through November 20.

More than 500 Beds & Breakfast's are offering free lodging on Nov. 10 to Veterans. Check out the list on The website allows you to search by state.

Brides Across America gives wedding dresses to brides whose grooms or themselves have been deployed within the past 5 years to Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar, Bahrain, Libya, Kuwiat and Japan and have not had a formal wedding or those whose fiance or themselves will be deploying to Afghanistan, Iraq, Qatar, Libya, Bahrain, Kuwiat and Japan. On Nov. 11, they are having a dress giveaway at d' Anelli Bridals in Lakewood. 303-980-1400.

7-Eleven is giving active, veteran and retired members of the military and their immediate families a free, small slurpee drink at participating stores on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

You may have heard that Krispy Kreme is offering a free donut to veterans. Officials sent me an e-mail that said, "The free doughnut on Veteran's Day promotion is not a corporate-wide initiative. However, there are some Krispy Kreme Shops offering this promotion in various ways throughout the country. Your readers are welcome to contact their local Krispy Kreme to find out if they are participating in this offer."

MileHighOnTheCheap says Savers is offering veterans 50 percent off all used merchandise on Nov. 11.

Foot Locker gives active duty military, veterans and their families 20 percent off year round with the Veterans Advantage Card. HOWEVER, this card is $59.95 a year!!!!! Yes, they'll give you 30 days free, but even that offer has a $4.95 processing fee.

Admission to Colorado's state parks is free on Nov. 11 for all military men and woman.

Admission to our National Parks is free for everyone on Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 10-12.

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