Veterans Day: Many businesses offer discounts, freebies

(WATE/WANE) – Many businesses are honoring veterans and active service members Friday for Veterans Day. Not every business location is participating in discounts, make sure to ask.


Texas Roadhouse will be offering a free meal all day from a choice of 10 entrees.

Applebees and Bob Evans are offering a free meal from a limited menu.

Chipotle is offering BOGO (buy one, get one) menu item from 3 p.m. to close for military personnel and their spouses.

Mimi’s Cafe will be offering a free entree to veterans including: Grilled Chicken and Frites, Chicken Chop Salad, Brioche Cheeseburger and Farmhouse Tacos.

Shoney’s will be offering veterans and service members a free All-American Burger.

Cracker Barrel is offering a free double chocolate fudge Coca-Cola cake.

Denny’s is offering a free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.

IHOP is offering free red, white, and blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

LongHorn Steakhouse is offering a complimentary appetizer or dessert. Guests that dine with veterans will also receive 10% off their meal.

O’Charley’s is offering a free meal.

Olive Garden is offering a free meal for military personnel and veterans from a special menu.

In addition, Golden Corral will be offering a special military dinner on November 14 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty personnel, National Guard and reserves are welcome to a free regular buffet with a drink. A bucket will be available for veteran donations.

Outback Steakhouse is offering a free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage. Military personnel may also receive 15% off their meals from November 12 through December 31.

Red Robin is offering a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and bottomless steak fries.

Ruby Tuesday is offering a free appetizer.

TGIFridays is offering a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 pm.

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Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer or dessert from a limited menu November 10 and 11.

Fazoli’s is offering offers a free Build Your Own Pasta Bowl.

Baskin-Robbins is offering an $0.11 donation to U.S.O. for every ice cream scoop sold.

Back Yard Burgers is giving veterans and active duty service members a free Back Yard Classic Burger.

Buffalo Wild Wings is giving veterans and active duty members one small order f wings and a side of fries for free.

Calhoun’s is giving veterans a free meal.

Chuck E. Cheese’s is giving veterans and active service members a free individual 1-topping pizza.

Famous Dave’s is giving veterans and active members a free Two Meat Combo.


J.C. Penney is offering a 5% discount from November 10 through November 13 all day to current and former military personnel and their immediate family members. The discount can be combined with additional coupons and special offers including a $10 of $25 coupon with any form of payment or 20% off coupon when paying with a JCPenney credit card. The store will also have several early Black Friday deals available for all shoppers.

Home Depot is offering a 10% discount to all veterans on November 11. Home Depot offers this discount year round to active duty and retirees.

Lowe’s is offering a 10% discount to veterans.

Walgreens is offering customers with Walgreen Balance Rewards cards and a valid military ID to take 20% off all eligible purchases.

Bed Bath and Beyond will give veterans, active duty, Reserves, Guard and spouses 25 percent on their purchase.

Dollar General will give a 11 percent off discount on certain purchases to active duty service members, veterans and families.

Publix will give 10 percent off on groceries to veterans, military personnel and families.

Rack Room Shoes will give military personnel and families 10 percent off.

Sleep Number will give discounts to active members and veterans.

Tractor Supply Co. is giving 15 percent off military discount for in-store purchases.


Great Clips is offering a free haircut card to anyone who stops in for a haircut. The card may be given to a veteran and can be redeemed until December 31.

Red Roof Inn is offering military personnel and their families 15% off their stays for the month of November.

Enterprise Car Sales is offering military personnel and their dependents a Firestone Prepaid Maintenance Package with any used vehicle purchase during the month of November.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is offering an additional 10% off the lowest advertised price for any automotive services from November 11 to November 13.

Meineke is offering a free basic oil change to all veterans.

Sport Clips is offering free haircuts.

American Family Care is providing free flu shots to veterans.

West Gate Resorts (Wild Bear Inn in Pigeon Forge) will give the first 1,000 service members who complete an online military appreciation form and submit a refundable $75 deposit a complimentary three-day two-night vacation for up to four people. It begins at 9 a.m. All veterans will receive 25 percent savings on rooms.

Simoniz Car Wash at 7914 Kingston Pike is giving free car washes to veterans.

The Master Academy of Barbering will be giving free hair cuts to veterans.

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