2011 Veterans Day Discounts

November 11, 2011 is Veterans Day. To celebrate many companies offer discounts to veterans as well as active duty military. Here are just a few of the Veterans Day discounts for 2011.

Stores and restaurants are often crowded on Veterans Day because of the freebies and discounts. Consider this when planning your dinner or lunch out. Also, remember to call your local store to confirm the discount.

Veterans Day Restaurant Discounts

ABUELO’S MEXICAN FOOD Abuelo’s offerings vary by region, be sure to call ahead to see what the discounts or freebies are included

APPLEBEE’S RESTAURANT – All veterans and active duty military eat free from a limited menu on Veteran’s Day, November 11th.

BUCA di BEPPO– Veterans and active duty will receive a free Buca small spaghetti marinara Pasta with the purchase of any Bucas small or Buca Large Pasta, baked pasta or entrée.

CHILI’S – Veterans and active duty dine for free from a special limited  item menu on Veteran’s Day.

GOLDEN CORRAL – Military Appreciation Monday free dinner will be available on November 14, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.

FAMOUS DAVES Discount varies by state.

HOOTERS – All Veterans and active duty eat free.  The free entrees must be selected from a special Veteran’s Day Menu

KRISPY KREME – All active duty, retirees and veterans get a free donut on Veteran’s Day.  Be sure to call ahead to verify your local franchise is participating.

MCCORMICK & SCHMICK – Participating restaurants offer a complimentary entree to vets from a special menu on space available basis.  Online reservations are highly recommended.

OLIVE GARDENChoose a free entree’ from  a limited menu.

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE – Veterans and active duty military get a complimentary Bloomin’ Onion and non alcoholic beverage of choice on Veterans Day

UNO CHICAGO GRILL – offering a buy one, get one free offer to service members or veterans with a military or veteran ID or in uniform or with a photo of themselves in uniform.  The Veterans Day bogo offer includes a free entree or individual pizza, with the purchase of an entree or pizza of equal or greater value.

SUBWAY – Free 6 inch subs to active duty and military veterans on Veteran’s Day.

TEXAS ROADHOUSE Free meal from opening until 4 p.m. on Veteran’s Day.  Call ahead for more information.

T.G.I. FRIDAYS – Veterans and Service Members buy one and get one free from November 11-14.  Contact your nearest location for more details on their Veteran’s Day bogo offer

TIJUANA FLATS– Veterans and active duty receive 50% off your entrée.

TOBY KEITH’S I LOVE THIS BAR & GRILL (three locations in Oklahoma) – American Soldier Special – cheeseburger, fries & beverage “on the house” with military ID.  Good any time of the year, not just on Veteran’s Day. See menu at the link for more details.

Retailer’s Offerings:

AMAZON.COM- Veterans Day Honor download. Free until November 12th.

CABELASCabela’s stores nationwide will honor the contributions of those who serve by offering employee pricing to all veterans and active duty military and reserve, law enforcement, fire, and EMS personnel Nov. 10 and 11.

HOME DEPOT – Offers a 20 percent discount to all Veterans during Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day.

LOWES – 10% off to all Veterans on Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day and the 4th of July.  Only available in stores and is limited to in-stock and special order purchase up to $5,000.

PRICE CHOPPER GAS– On Friday, November 11, veterans can stop by any Metro Price Chopper store and get a $.25 per gallon discount off their next fill up at QuikTrip (up to 20 gallons). (Kansas City)

SAM’S CLUB – Over 36,000 collapsible Hugo canes will be given away to US Veterans in need of mobility assistance.  Sam’s Club will require membership for this offer, but proof of service may be necessary.

SLEEP NUMBER- Sleep Number will offer free travel pillows (while supplies last) to active and retired military personnel who visit any of the 400 Sleep Number stores nationwide to ensure they get the rest they need no matter where they lay down their heads.

THE DOLLAR GENERAL – 10% discount for all Veteran’s, Active Duty military, National Guard and reserve and immediate families with a Veteran’s Day Coupon.  The coupon may be found in store circular ads or by asking a sales associate.

Free Admission:

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG – Colonial Williamsburg offers free Veterans Day Weekend-long admission tickets to active-duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their immediate dependants, Nov. 11-13, 2011.

JAMESTOWN- The National Park Service commemorates Veterans Day with Fee Free days at Historic Jamestowne November 11-13.

KNOTTS BERRY FARM– FREE admission for Veterans or current serving military personnel and one guest with proper I.D. presented at turnstile. (DD214, Veterans Administration Hospital ID or Active Military Service ID.) Plus purchase up to six additional tickets for just $17 each! Ends Thanksgiving Day.

NATIONAL PARKSFee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees.

Year-Round Veterans Discounts:

FOOT LOCKER — Veterans, Service members (Active, Guard, and Reserve), and their immediate families with a Foot Locker Veterans Advantage Card receive a 20 percent discount every day of the year. That offer is good both online and at any store location, including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Footaction and Champs Sports — even on sale items. Learn more about the Foot Locker Veterans Advantage offer.

HOME DEPOT — Offers a 10 percent discount (up to a $500 maximum) to all active military, reserve, retired or disabled veterans and their family members with a valid military ID. All other veterans qualify for a 10 percent discount during Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day. Learn more about the Home Depot Military Discount program.

LOWE’S — Lowe’s offers a year-round 10 percent discount offer for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees and disabled Service members and their immediate families. All other veterans receive the 10-percent discount on Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. The discount is available on in-stock and special-order purchases of up to $5,000. The offer can’t be used on sales at Lowes.com, on previous sales or on sales of services or gift cards. You must present a valid military I.D. card to receive the discount.

For more discounts, printable coupons, and information on how you can support the USO visit the USO Veterans Day page.


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  1. Interesting list. I just realized we could’ve saved a *ton* of money over the past few years if we’d known about the Home Depot discount!

    I kind-of wish some of the restaurants had discounts for families of deployed vets for veteran’s day… it’d be awful nice to get a day off from cooking!

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