Top 2015 Veterans Day deals, freebies, events

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Several businesses in East Tennessee are thanking veterans on November 11, Veterans Day 2015, with deals and freebies from drinks to desserts.

FOOD

APPLEBEE’S

Applebee’s – free meal, Nov. 11, 2015: Last year, Applebee’s served over one 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 Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. There will be 7 entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required.

ARBY’S

Get one free Roast Beef Classic.

BONEFISH GRILL

All active and retired service members with a valid military ID will receive a complimentary Bang Bang Shrimp.

CALHOUN’S 

Calhoun’s restaurants will serve area veterans for free.

There are eight Calhoun’s locations throughout Knoxville, Maryville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Lenoir City. On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the restaurants will be open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. and the free menu for past and present veterans is available at all locations. Veterans must provide proof of service to qualify for the free meal.

CHILI’S 

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Chili’s – Free meal, Nov. 11 2015. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of any lunch combo, or your choice of a dinner meal from a select menu, including any full-size flatbread. Offer only available 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. Locations.

CHUCK E. CHEESE

Get 20 free tokens through Saturday

DIXIE STAMPEDE 

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede and Sevier County’s Hospitality Associations will host Salute America’s Heroes on Nov. 12.

The event will be held at Dixie Stampede. Registration and networking will begin at 10:30 a.m. The program will begin at 11:15 with lunch and show starting show starting at noon.

The cost is $15 if you register ahead of the event. If you walk-in, the price is $20.

Members and guests must RSVP at www.thankavet.eventbrite.com

Veterans who do not have access to a computer to register may call Melanie Clifford at Springhill Suites 865-453-4514 Extension #610 to register.

FAZOLI’S  

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Fazoli’s, a fast-casual Italian restaurant chain, will honor the men and women of the United States Armed Forces by offering a FREE “Build Your Own Pasta Bowl” to veterans and active duty personnel of the armed forces Veterans Day.

To redeem the offer, veterans and active armed forces personnel should visit a participating location and show their military ID or wear their uniform.

Additionally, children will have the opportunity to decorate patriotic “Thank You” cards for U.S. troops on Tuesday, Nov. 10, as part of Fazoli’s Kid’s Night Spaghetti Smarts activity. Fazoli’s will send the personally crafted messages to our troops as a token of gratitude for their service.

GOLDEN CORRAL

At all of its restaurants nationwide, Golden Corral will serve free dinner buffets with beverage from 5PM to 9PM on Wednesday Nov. 11 to any person who is serving or has served in a United States Military branch, including the National Guard and Reserves.

For more information on Military Appreciation Night, please visit http://www.goldencorral.com/military/.

HOOTERS

Free 10 piece boneless wings, 10 piece traditional wings, Hooters burger, buffalo chicken salad or buffalo chicken sandwich with a drink purchase.

IHOP

From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 11, IHOP will offer free Red, White, and Blue pancakes to veterans and active duty military.

KRISPY KREME

Get a free doughnut and small coffee at participating locations.

LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA

Little Caesars Pizza, Nov. 11, 2015. Free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo to all US Armed Forces veterans and active military members between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. With proof of military service, at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation.Locations.

OLIVE GARDEN

Olive Garden, Free entrée, Nov. 11, 2015. Offer good for veterans and active duty military; proof of service required. Locations.

LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE

LongHorn Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2015. Complimentary Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage. Offer good for Veterans and active-duty military members. Proof of service required. Locations.

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O’CHARLEY’S 

O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar locations throughout Knoxville will offer free $9.99er meals to veterans on Nov. 9. All veterans who show their military ID can choose from one of nine $9.99er meals including O’Charley’s Famous Chicken Tenders & Twisted Chips, Bayou Shrimp Pasta and Chicken Fried Steak, among other meals. Restaurant participation may vary by location.

In addition to free meals, veterans will continue to enjoy Free Pie Wednesday on Nov. 11, choosing from signature pies such as Double-Crust Peach, Southern Pecan, French Silk, Country Apple and Ooey Gooey Caramel.

To find an O’Charley’s location near you, visit www.ocharleys.com or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ocharleysfans

THE ORANGERY

Active military and veterans will receive a free entree for lunch or dinner. Call for reservations (865)588-2964. Menus are online at www.orangeryknoxville.com

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE

Outback Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2015. Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage. This offer is available to Military Personnel and veterans with ID. Also receive 15% off your purchase from Nov. 12-Dec 31, 2015. Locations.

PANERA BREAD

Get a free “you pick two.”

RED LOBSTER

Red Lobster – Monday, November 9 through Thursday, November 12, 2015. Free Appetizer or Dessert during the week of Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers and desserts. Locations.

RED ROBIN

Get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Fries

RUBY TUESDAY

Get a free appetizer.

STARBUCKS

Get a free tall brewed coffee. Locations.

TEXAS ROADHOUSE

Texas Roadhouse, Nov. 11, 2015. Free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces. Choose from one of 10 free meals, plus sides and a soft drink, coffee, or tea. Offer good for All veterans – including all active, retired or former U.S. military. ID Required. Dine-in only. Details.

TGI FRIDAYS

Get free lunch until 2:00 p.m.

TWIN PEAKS 

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Twin Peaks, Nov. 11, 2015. Free menu item at participating locations. Details.

RED ROBIN

Red Robin is inviting all veterans and active-duty service members to enjoy a FREE Red’s Tavern Double burger with bottomless steak fries on Nov. 11, at all of its restaurants nationwide.

Additionally, as part of its year-round commitment to giving back to those who serve their country, Red Robin is rewarding its military Red Robin Royalty members with a 20 percent discount at participating restaurants throughout the holiday season (Nov. 12-Dec. 31).

SHONEY’S 

Shoney’s of Knoxville, Inc, restaurants will thank the nation’s veterans and active duty military with a FREE All-American Burger on Nov. 11.

This includes a FREE All-American Burger, French Fries and beverage (coffee, tea or soda). No purchase necessary, however, this offer is for Dine-In Only.

Services

AARP

Twenty percent membership for vets and families

AMAZON

Twenty percent off select clothing with the promotion code: 20veterans.

DELL

Fifteen percent off on select PCs and electronics.

HOME DEPOT

Ten percent discount

BROOKS BROTHERS

Twenty-five percent off all in store purchases

BED, BATH AND BEYOND

Twenty percent off in store purchases.

UNDER ARMOUR

Fifteen percent discount (also includes first responders)

DOLLAR GENERAL

Eleven percent discount on qualifying purchases

ENTERPRISE CAR SALES

Firestone Prepaid Maintenance Package with the purchase of any Enterprise vehicle during the month of November.

FIRESTONE COMPLETE AUTO CARE

Get an additional 10% off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service

GREAT CLIPS

Great Clips is offering veterans a free haircut from Nov. 11 through Dec. 31 2015. Customers come in for a service on Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11) and get a free haircut card to give to a veteran, redeemable through the end of 2015.

FRANK’S BARBER SHOP

Knoxville’s The Visage Group will honor military veterans and active service members by offering free haircuts and food at Frank’s Barbershop this Veterans Day for active service members and veterans. Learn more.

HARRAH’S CHEROKEE CASINO

Free meal at Chefs Stage Buffet from noon to 10:00 p.m. with proof of military service (Military ID, VA Card or discharge papers)

JCPENNEY

Get an extra five percent off in stores November 4-11

LOWES

Ten percent discount

MEINEKE

Get a free basic oil change.

MEGABUS

Will donate $1 to Wounded Warrior Project for every customer purchasing a ticket on Veteran’s Day.

MUSEUM OF APPALACHIA

Will offer free admission to service men and women on Veteran’s Day.

PERKINS RESTAURANT

Free “Magnificnet 7” breakfast all day to veterans. Meal includes either bacon or sausage, two eggs cooked to order and three world famous pancakes.

SALON VISAGE

Knoxville’s The Visage Group will honor military veterans and active service members by offering free haircuts and food at Salon Visage this Veterans Day for active service members and veterans. Learn more.

STEVE MADDEN

Get twenty percent discount for everyone on Veterans Day and an additional ten percent off for service members.

THE ISLAND AT PIGEON FORGE

Free ride on The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel for each veteran and guest with a valid military ID.

Events

Gatlinburg Winterfest Kickoff, Chili Cookoff and Veterans Day

Gatlinburg will kickoff the 26th year of Smoky Mountain Winterfest with the annual Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff and Winter Magic Kickoff on Nov. 11 from 5-8 p.m. on the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg.

Corryton Elementary has invited veterans to be honored in the morning assembly followed by a small breakfast between 7:45-8:15 a.m. In addition, the grandfather of a kindergarten student will discuss the meaning of Veterans Day and perform a flag ceremony.

East Knox Elementary will host breakfast in their library with the 5th grade chorus at 7:30 a.m. After breakfast, veterans will visit classrooms to share with students about their military experiences.

Gibbs High will present a Quilt of Valor made by GHS students to a local veteran during the school’s ceremony at 8:40 a.m. hosted by the Army JROTC. The band and chorus will do a short performance and doves will be released as the ceremony closes.

In addition to the above, nine KCS high schools will have students marching in the City of Knoxville’s 90th Veterans Day Parade including Austin East Magnet, Bearden, Central, Farragut, Fulton, Karns, L&N STEM Academy, South-Doyle and West. The parade will start at 10:40 a.m. at the Knoxville Coliseum.

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