Date: October 31, 2011 10:08:18 AM CDT
2011 Free Veterans Day Meals
Applebee's - free meal, Friday, Nov. 11: Last year, Applebee's served 1,024,000 million free meals to military veterans
and active service members. Applebee's is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members
on Veteran's Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. There will be 7 entrées to choose from. Military ID or proof of service required.
Find locations at http://applebees.com/.
Chili's - free meal, Friday, Nov. 11. Chili's is offering all military veterans past and present their
choice of one of 6 meals. This offer is available during business hours on November 11, 2011 at participating Chili's in the
U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show
proof of military service. Visit their website to find locations.
Golden Corral - Free meal, Monday Nov. 14: The 10th
annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner will be held on Monday, November 14, 2011 from 5 pm to 9 pm in all Golden
Corral Restaurants nationwide. The free "thank you" dinner is available to any person who has ever served in the United States
Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate
in Golden Corral's Military Appreciation Monday dinner. For more information visit http://www.goldencorral.com/military/.
Special thanks to Golden Corral: To date, Golden Corral restaurants have provided over 2.5 million free
meals and contributed over $4.3 million to the Disabled American Veterans organization.
Hooters - Free Meal, Friday,
Nov. 11. Hooter's is serving up a free meal to military veterans all day on Veterans Day. Offer good for all veterans and
active duty military personnel. Choose one of the new specialty items on the Hooter's menu. Offer valid at participating Hooters
only; open to all active duty and military veterans with valid military ID or proof of military service. Drink purchase required.
For more information, visit, www.HootersVeteransDay.com.
Krispy Kreme - Free doughnut. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to
all active-duty, retirees & veterans on Friday November 11th. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants - free lunch or dinner, Sunday Nov 13, 2011: McCormick
& Schmick's is celebrating their 13th annual Veteran's Appreciation Event on Sunday, November 13th. Veterans will be able
to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée. Veterans must provide proof of military service. Be sure to contact your
local McCormick & Schmick's as this is valid at participating restaurants only. Also, Space is limited and reservations
are highly recommended. For more information visit: M&S Veterans Appreciation Event.
Outback Steakhouse - A week
of Free Bloomin' Onions and Cokes Monday Nov. 7 - Friday Nov. 11. Outback Steakhouse is honoring America's military veterans
by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin' Onion and a Coca-Cola product during the week leading up to
Veteran's Day. This offer is available to Military Personnel who have one of the following forms of identifications: U.S Uniform
Services Identification Card, U.S Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES),
DD form 214 Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW), Photograph in Uniform, Wearing Uniform. For more information,
The Outback understands commitment. For the past two years, The Outback, with the help of their patrons,
has donated $2 Million to Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization providing everyday and emergency support for active
troops, wounded warriors and their families.
Subway - Free Six Inch Sub. Select Subway locations offer a FREE six inch
sub to military veterans on Veteran's Day. However, Subway restaurants are franchises, so this offer may not be available
everywhere. Please call ahead.
Texas Roadhouse - free meal, Friday, Nov. 11. Offer varies by location; our local Texas
Roadhouse is offering a free meal from opening until 4pm. Other locations may vary in offer, hours, or availability. Call
ahead to your local restaurant for more information.
T.G.I. Friday's - Buy one get one free Nov 11-14. At participating
locations for anyone with an old or current military ID. November 11-14.
Uno Chicago Grill, Friday, Nov. 11. Uno's
is offering a free entree or individual pizza with a purchase of an entree or pizza of equal or greater value. Offer good
for all military for veterans and active duty military. ID or proof of service required: Show up in uniform (if your service
permits), provide military ID, show a picture of yourself in uniform, or have other ID showing proof of service. More info
Home Depot and Lowes Coupon Updates
Update: Home Depot and Lowes 10% Military Discount Available Everyday.
Depot: The Home Depot(R) is offering all active duty personnel, reservists, retired military, veterans and their families
a 10 percent discount off their purchases in honor of Veteran's Day. The offer is valid on purchases of up to $2,000 for a
maximum of $200 and is available at The Home Depot stores, The Home Depot Design Center locations, Yardbirds and EXPO Design
Center(R) locations. The 10% discount is available everyday for active duty and retirees, but not all veterans. Home Depot
makes this offer available to all veterans on most military holidays. You can also find Home Depot discounts online.
Lowe's Companies, Inc. will offer all active, reserve, honorably discharged, retired military personnel and their immediate
family members a 10 percent discount on in-store U.S. purchases made during the Veterans Day holiday. The discount is available
Nov. 7 - Nov. 11. The discount is available on in-stock and special order purchases up to $5,000. To qualify, individuals
must present a valid military ID or other proof of service. Excluded from the discount are sales via Lowes.com, previous sales,
and purchases of services or gift cards. Like Home Depot, Lowes offers this discount daily to active duty military members,
but not to veterans. However, they extend the offer to military veterans on military holidays. You can also find exclusive
discounts at Lowe's.com.
Free Park Admissions for Veterans Day
Here's to the Heroes
Anheuser-Busch Parks. Anheuser-Busch
Parks offers Active Duty Service Members free admission for them and up to 3 dependents to any of their parks once a year.
Throughout 2011, members of the military and as many as three direct dependents may enter SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame
Place parks with a single-day complimentary admission. The Here's to the Heroes program is only available to Any active duty,
activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman. Eligible parks include: Adventure Island, Busch Gardens (Tampa Bay
or Williamsburg), SeaWorld (Orlando, San Diego, or San Antonio), Sesame Place, and Water Country USA. Not valid at Discovery
Cove and Aquatica. Christmas Town at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va. is not included as part of this program. For more
information and to register, visit: Free admission summary, and ticket application.
Colonial Williamsburg Free Admission.
Colonial Williamsburg offers free weekend-long admission tickets to active-duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans,
and their immediate dependents from Friday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 13th. The complimentary ticket includes admission
to Colonial Williamsburg exhibition sites, art museums, and most daytime programs, as well as free parking and use of the
shuttle bus system. Tickets are only available at on-site ticket sales locations. Tickets are also available to families of
deployed service members. Tickets available on the following dates: Nov. 11-13.
Historic Jamestowne - Free Admission.
The National Park Service commemorates Veterans Day with Fee Free days at Historic Jamestowne November 11-13. Free admission
for everyone. See events calendar.
Knotts Berry Farm Military Tribute Days - Free Admission. Knott's Berry Farm has
an annual Military Tribute event in which they offer military members past and present by offering free park admission. This
year the Military Tribute Days run from November 1 - 24 November (Thanksgiving Day). Veterans or current serving military
personnel plus one guest get in FREE with proper ID presented at Knott's turnstile (DD214, Veterans Administration Hospital
ID or Active Military Service ID). Purchase up to six additional tickets for just $17 each. More info.
Fee Free Day
at National Parks. To honor America's service men and women, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that areas managed
by the National Park Service would not charge entrance fees for Veteran's Day weekend - November 11-13, 2011. Over 100 national
Parks will be participating in this event.
San Jacinto Monument and Museum (La Porte, TX). November 7-13: Free admission
to the theatre, Observation Floor, and (on November 12-13) the special exhibit to all veterans and their families.
and Breakfast for Vets
In the third year of the program, B&Bs for Vets has organized over 485 (and counting) participating
Bed and Breakfasts and Inns across the US and Canada which will be offering veterans a free night's stay on November 10th,
the night before Veterans Day. This offer is available to both active duty military members and veterans with ID, but space
is limited. Each Inn and B&B has at least one room available for this promotion and reservations must be made directly
through the participating Inns and B&Bs. For more information visit B&Bs for Vets.
Free Hugo® Canes for Veterans.
Club® locations nationwide will distribute 36,000 Hugo® canes free of charge on November 9th, 10th, 11th, 2011 to U.S. military
veterans in need of mobility assistance. Limited quantities available, while supplies last. Sam's Club® Membership is not
required, but proof of military service may be required. For more information, visit HugoSalutes.com.
Here are some additional Veteran's Day Discounts. In all cases, be sure to provide proper ID or proof of
service. In addition, some of these stores are franchises, so verify participation before assuming the discount is in place.
Free Car wash. Thousands of car washes around the country are offering vets a free car wash on Veterans Day. Find a list at
Grace for Veterans, which helped veterans receive 101,537 FREE Washes on Veterans Day in 2010.
* Amazon.com - Discount
"Veterans Day Honor" MP3 album download. This downloadable album includes 12 songs as performed by the military bands and
ensembles of the U.S.
Armed Forces. Visit Amazon on Veteran's Day to download the album.
* Netflix - One Month Free
* Sport Clips - FREE haircut to active-duty military & veterans. Offer only available at select locations.
Please call to verify local participation.
* Tim Hortons - all US locations are offering a free donut to all veterans
(check out the Star Spangled donut!).
Proud to Serve Our Veterans
Veteran Outreach Director
Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs