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12 Places Veterans can Eat Free and Save Big on Veteran’s Day 2010

By The ITS Crew

Here’s a great rundown for all you Veterans and Active Duty / Reserve Military members that lists tons of great places Veterans can eat free and save big; not only on Veteran’s Day, but many of the business below have year-long discounts!

Applebee’s has rolled out a fantastic campaign for Veterans this year and we’d encourage everyone to check out all their doing for us, other than just giving every Vet a free meal!

We’d also like to encourage you to leave a comment below if you know of a discount/freebie we forgot to include so we can to add it to this already huge list! If you don’t see your favorites listed, or are unsure if they offer a discount, be sure to ask while you’re there! Share this with all the Veteran’s you know!!

Thank you to all our Military, Veterans and those downrange fighting the good fight; stay safe and know that you’ll always be in our minds! Especially those whom we’ve lost, let us never forget!

Restaurant Freebies

  • Applebee’s Restaurant – Free dinners to veterans throughout Veterans Day November 11th; selections will be from a new Veterans Day menu.
  • Outback Steakhouse – Free Blooming Onion and beverage.
  • Golden Corral – Free buffet dinner from 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 15 to anyone who has ever served in the U.S. military staff
  • Subway – In celebration of Veterans Day 11 Nov 2010, Subway is showing its thanks with free six inch subs to all Veterans or Active Duty members.
  • Krispy Kreme – One free doughnut of any variety.
  • UNO Chicago Grill- Free entree or individual pizza with an entree or pizza purchase of equal or greater value.
  • Coushatta Casino Resort – The Louisiana casino and resort is offering a free seven-clans lunch or dinner buffet to veterans or active military.
  • MarketPlace Grill & Express – Veterans and active-duty military receive free entrees.
  • Masala Wok – The Northern Virginian restaurant is offering a free entree to veterans.
  • Hy-Vee supermarkets – The mid-western supermarket chain is offering a free breakfast to veterans.
  • Abuelo’s Mexican Food Restaurants – All veterans and active-duty military receive a free entree.
  • Carolina Burgers & BBQ – In Matthews, NC is offering a free meal to all service members and veterans.

Retail Freebies

  • Tactical Distributors – In addition to offering a 10% military discount at all times, they’re offering 35% off all True North Tactical products for Veteran’s Day!
  • Lowe’s & Home Depot – Extra 10% off to active-duty military members, National Guard and reserve members, retirees, honorably discharged veterans and immediate family members.
  • Sam’s Club – Over 25,000 Hugo canes will be given away to U.S. veterans in need of mobility assistance. Membership is not required, but supplies are limited, so check with your local store.
  • Amazon.com – Free “Veterans Day Honor” MP3 album download. The album includes 12 songs by The Bands and Ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Cabela’s Outdoor Store – Offers their employee discount to all veterans, active-duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel Nov. 11-12. Discounts vary from 5% to 50%, depending on the item.
  • Build-a-Bear Workshop – Members of the armed services including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserve Officer Training Corps, will receive a 20% discount Nov. 11-15 on any one transaction at Build-A-Bear Workshop.
  • Dollar General – 10% discount for all veterans, active-duty military, National Guard and reserve and their immediate families.
  • Fashion Bug – 20% off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse’s military ID.
  • Brides Across America – Provides free wedding gowns to qualified military brides.

Entertainment Freebies

  • National parks, forests and monuments – Admission is free to everyone on Veterans Day.
  • Knott’s Berry Farm – Free park admission to U.S. armed forces personnel and a guest during Veteran’s Month, November 1-26.
  • Colonial Williamsburg – Free admission Nov. 6-11 for active-duty military, guard and reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents.
  • San Jacinto Museum of History – Free visits to the Observation Deck, theatre, and special exhibit for veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families.
  • Historic Jamestown – Free admission to veterans, current Armed Forces members and their family members.
  • Battleship Cove – Free admission and a special ceremony for veterans, active, duty and reservists.
  • Vicksburg National Military Park – Free admission for all.
  • Birmingham Museum of Art – Free admission to the ticketed event “Life and Liberty ” on Nov. 10-11 for veterans and active military.
  • Vulcan Park and Museum- In Birmingham, Alabama is offering discounted admission through November to the park and museum.
  • Greenbay (WI) New Zoo – Free admission to veterans and their families.
  • Central Florida Zoo – Free admission to the Sanford , Florida zoo with proper ID.
  • National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum – in Oklahoma City offers free admission to veterans and five guests from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Veterans Day.

Anytime Military Discounts

These following businesses offer military discounts all the time, all you have to do is ask!


  • Arby’s
  • A&W
  • Back Yard Burgers
  • Burger King
  • Captain D’s
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Cotton Patch
  • Denny’s
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Farmers Boy
  • IHOP (20 percent discount with military id)
  • Java Café
  • KFC
  • Long John Silver
  • Pancho’s Mexican Buffet
  • Pizza Hut
  • Quizno’s
  • Sizzler
  • Sonic
  • Taco Bell
  • Whataburger


  • AT&T
  • California Cryobank
  • Geico
  • Jiffy Lube
  • Meineke
  • Sears Portrait Studio

Travel and Leisure

  • Blockbuster
  • Movie theaters
  • Ripley’s attractions and museums
  • Professional Sports teams


  • Apple Computers
  • AutoZone
  • Barnhill’s
  • Bass Pro Shop
  • Bath and Body Works
  • Big 10 Tires
  • The Buckle
  • Champs Sports
  • Copeland’s Sports
  • Dell
  • The Discovery Channel Store
  • Dress Barn
  • The Finish Line
  • Foot Action
  • Footlocker
  • Gadzooks
  • GNC
  • Goody’s
  • Great Party
  • Happy Harry’s
  • Home Depot
  • Hot Topic
  • Jockey
  • Lerner
  • Lowe’s
  • Michael’s
  • NAPA Auto Parts
  • New York & Company
  • Pac Sun
  • Payless Shoes
  • Play It Again Sports
  • Pure Beauty
  • Sally Beauty Supply
  • Spencer’s Gifts
  • Suncoast
  • Timberland Outlets
  • Wilson ‘s Leather

Cell Phone Service Discount

All Federal employees are able to get a 15% discount on their personal cell phones by calling their carrier and mentioning the “Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 – Discount to Federal Employees Past and Present.”

You will need to know the military member’s supervisor’s name, phone number, and full address, so that his/her military status can be verified. Use the following contact numbers or call your carrier if not listed:

Cingular/ AT&T:

  • www.att.com/wireless/veteranaffairs
  • In store Fan Number: 239-1472
  • 1-800-331-0500


  • 1-800-927-2199
  • Warning: May take up-to two billing cycles for discount to take effect


  • 1-877-453-8824


  • 1-800-922-0204

The following carriers do not honor the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996; so no discount is available.

  • Cricket
  • U.S. Cellular

Be sure to post a comment to let us know of deals we’ve missed for Veteran’s Day!!

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