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Check out this comprehensive list of free meals and discounts available to our military community, from Ryan Guina at themilitarywallet.com

Applebees Veterans Day AppreciationApplebee’s – free meal, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012: 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, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. There will be 7 entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included.
Bar Louie America - Veterans DayBar Louie, Free meal on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. 2012. Active duty military members and veterans can receive a free meal, up to $10 in value, and a free non-alcoholic beverage. Available at all locations, military ID or proof of service is required . Find a location near you
BD’s Mongolian Grill, Nov. 5-11, 2012. 1/2 off Stir-fry with valid military ID. Only at participating locations. Find the location nearest you.

 

MilitaryOneClick Veterans Day Discount ListCalifornia Pizza Kitchen, Nov. 11-12, 2012. Free meal and non-alcoholic beverage for veterans and active military with valid ID or proof of service. Find a location near you.

 

Champps Americana, Nov. 11, 2012. We’re celebrating our Veterans with an All American Meal! All Veterans and Active Military will receive a free burger. Proof of service required. Offer not valid for the Pepperjack Bacon Stack Burger or Kobe Burger. Dine in only, valid at participating locations.  Find a location near you.

MilitaryOneClick Veterans Day Discount List

 

Cheeseburger in Paradise, Nov. 12, 2012. Free meal from select menu with military ID or proof of service. Beverages and gratuity not included. Find a location near you.

 

Chilis Restaurant Free Veterans Day DinnerChili’s – free meal, Sunday, Nov. 11 2012. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 7 meals. This offer is available from 11am – 5pm on November 11, 2012 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.

Denny's Veterans Day DinnerDenny’s Veterans Day Appreciation Event, Nov. 12 2012. Free all you can eat pancakes from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 for all active, retirees, and veterans with a valid military ID or proof of military service. Offer available in every Denny’s nationwide.

Famous Daves Veterans Day CelebrationFamous Dave’s – Sunday Nov. 11 2012. Free or discounted meals on Veterans Day. Offer varies by location, please check their website or call your local restaurant for more information.

golden corral free veterans day mealGolden Corral – Free meal, Monday Nov. 12: The 12th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation Monday dinner will 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/.

Hooters Veterans Day - Free MealHooters – Free Meal, Sunday, Nov. 11 2012. 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. Get 10 Free Wings – Boneless or Regular, drink purchase required. Offer valid at participating Hooters only; open to all active duty and military veterans with valid military ID or proof of military service. For more information, visit, www.HootersVeteransDay.com.

Hy-Vee Celebrates Veterans Day with Free BreakfastHy-Vee, Free Breakfast, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Free Veterans Day breakfast from 7am – 11am at all Hy-Vee supermarkets with in-store dining. Please call ahead to verify participation, and bring proof of service.

Krispy Kreme free doughnut for Veterans DayKrispy Kreme – Free doughnut, Nov. 11, 2012. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees & veterans. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.

Little Caesars Pizza Crazy BreadLittle Caesars® Pizza, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Little Caesars is honoring the men and women of the United States armed forces this Veterans Day by providing veterans and active military members with a free Crazy Bread® with proof of military status or proof of service at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation. Find a location near you.

Lone Star Steakhouse Veterans DayLone Star Steakhouse, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. (update): All veterans and active duty military will receive a FREE entrée from the Stars & Stripes Menu. ID required, please call ahead for verification.

Longhorn Steakhouse Veterans DayLongHorn Steakhouse, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Complimentary Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage. Offer good for Veterans and active-duty military members. Proof of service required. Visit their site to find a location near you.

Max & Erma's free Veterans Day MealMax & Erma’s, Sunday, November 11, 2012. Participating Max & Erma’s locations are offering military members and veterans a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo, which includes tortilla soup or side Caesar salad, seasoned fries, and chocolate chip cookies. Locations.

McCormick and Schmicks Veterans Appreciation DayMcCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – free lunch or dinner, Sunday Nov 11, 2012: McCormick & Schmick’s is celebrating their 14th annual Veteran’s Appreciation Event on Sunday, November 11th. 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.

On the Border Veterans Day SpecialOn The Border, Sun. Nov. 11, 2012. “Sizzling Salute to Veterans” promotion. Mention this special, and On the Border will donate 15% of your purchase to Carry the Load, a non-profit military organization. Veterans and Service members with ID who dine at On The Border on 11/11/12 will receive a certificate for a free entree (up to $10) valid from 11/12/12 thru 11/30/12 (valid at corporate locations only). Find a location near you.

Outback Steakhouse Veterans DayOutback Steakhouse – A week of Free Bloomin’ Onions and Cokes Nov. 11-12, 2012. 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 with ID. Also receive 10% off your purchase from Nov. 13-Dec 31, 2012.

Red Lobster Veterans DayRed Lobster – Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Free Appetizer on Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers. Find a location near you.

Red Ronbin Veterans DayRed Robin, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service. Red Robin is also partnering with Heinz for Veterans Day to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Red Robin will also donate $10,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project. Find a location near you.

The Spaghetti Warehouse Veterans DaySpaghetti Warehouse, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Buy one entrée, get one free, coupon required. Choose any of 11 Original Recipe Spaghetti entrées and receive a second entrée free. This offer is open to everyone, not just veterans. Download the coupon at their website (available starting Nov. 5th).

Sizzler Restaurant logoSizzler Restaurants, Nov. 12, 2012. Free lunch served until 4pm. Choice of 3 entrees. Valid with proof of military service. More info and locations.

Subway Veterans Day Free SandwichSubway. In honor of Veterans Day, SUBWAY® will donate $111,112 to the Wounded Warrior Project ‘s economic empowerment program

MilitaryOneClick Veterans Day Discount ListSoup Plantation and Sweet Tomatoes

Who: Active military and Veterans receive a FREE MEAL at any Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes location with the purchase of another regular priced meal. Proof of military service or in uniform required.

What: Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes would like to thank our Veterans and Active Military for their time and services.

When: Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12

Where: Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants

More info at: http://blog.souplantation.com/veteransday 

 

Texas Corral Veterans DayTexas Corral – Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Free entrée (dine-in only). Offer available to all active duty members and veterans with ID. Note: All Texas Corral locations also regularly offer a 50% discount to active duty police officers, firemen and military personnel dining in.

Texas Roadhouse Veterans Day MealTexas Roadhouse – free lunch, Monday Nov. 12, 2012. Every Texas Roadhouse location across the country will participate in the free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces. Choose from one of 10 free meals, plus sides and a drink. Offer good for All veterans – including all active, retired or former U.S. military. ID Required. Find locations.

T.G.I.-Fridays Veterans Day Free MealT.G.I. Friday’s – Free Lunch, Monday Nov. 12, 2012. Valid for all US Military personnel and veterans. Must wear uniform (if permitted by your service) or present military ID or other proof of service. Only valid at participating locations for anyone with an old or current military ID. More details on TGIFridays.com.

The Olive Garden Veterans Day entreeThe Olive Garden, Free entrée, Nov. 11, 2012. Offer good for veterans and active duty military, on Sunday, November 11th during regular business hours. Chose from a special menu; all entrées inlcude freshly baked garlic sticks and choice of soup or salad. Off er good in US and Canada, proof of service required.

Tim Hortons – all US locations are offering a free donut to all veterans (check out the Star Spangled donut!).

UNO's pizza Veterans DayUno Chicago Grill, Nov. 11 -12, 2012. Free individual pizza or entrée with the purchase of a pizza or entrée of equal or greater value. Available for all active duty and veterans. No coupon necessary; proof of service required. Find a location near you.

7-Eleven – Free small Slurpee on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Offer good to all current and former military members. ID or proof of service required.


Free Park Admissions for Veterans Day 2012

http://www.newseum.org/news/2012/11/veterans-special.html

WASHINGTON — In honor of our nation’s armed services, all veterans and active duty personnel will receive free admission for themselves and one guest on Nov. 12, 2012.

Complimentary tickets are available only at the admissions desk. Military ID is required.

Take a dazzling, high-tech ride through 500 years of headline history, including Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalism, the Berlin Wall and dozens of galleries, theaters and interactive exhibits.

Don’t miss “Every Four Years,” an exhibit that explores how media coverage of presidential campaigns has evolved from 1896 until today.

“The Eyes of History 2012” exhibit showcases dramatic, award-winning images and video from the annual competition of the White House News Photographers Association.

Like all Newseum tickets, veterans tickets are valid for two consecutive days.

 

Anheuser Busch Heres to the HeroesAnheuser-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 2012, 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 on Veterans DayColonial Williamsburg Free Admission. Colonial Williamsburg offers free weekend-long admission tickets to active-duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their immediate dependents from Thursday, Nov. 9 through Monday, Nov. 12th. 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 servicemembers. Tickets available on the following dates: Nov. 9-12, 2012.

Mount Vernon Salutes Veterans

MilitaryOneClick Veterans Day Discount ListNovember 11, 2012 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
In honor of our nation’s veterans, Mount Vernon admits FREE all active duty, former, or retired military personnel. Honored guests are also invited to place a flower at Washington’s Tomb during a wreathlaying ceremony in honor of our nation’s veterans. Special activities include a free patriotic community concert by the all-veteran barbershop chorus The Harmony Heritage Singers at 11 a.m. Click here for more information.

 

 

US National Park Service Free AdmissionFee 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 Veterans Day weekend – November 10-12, 2012. Everyone is eligible, not just veterans. Over 100 national Parks will be participating in this event.

Historic Jamestown – Free Admission. The National Park Service commemorates Veterans Day with Fee Free days at Historic Jamestown November 10-12. Free admission for everyone. See events calendar.

Knots Berry Farm Veterans Day AdmissionKnotts Berry Farm Military Tribute Days – Free Admission – 2012. 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 – 21 November. 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 $19 each.


 


Bed and Breakfast for Vets

B&Bs for VetsInns and B&Bs throughout North America will open their doors to active and retired military and vets and one guest and say thank you for your service by offering a free room to those who’ve served in the military on Sunday, November 11, 2012.  However, rooms are offered on a space available basis, and there are far more deserving vets than B&B space allows.   Offers are updated daily and may be sorted by state/province, so check back often and scroll down for participating inns and B&Bs. Click here to learn more about how to find a participating inn or B&B and more details about the requirements to participate. Click here to learn about Canadian B&Bs for Vets offers from BBCanada. Look what’s in store. We hope all deserving vets will be understanding that innkeepers may fill openings with those who’ve never had the opportunity to participate in the program.

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