Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts
To all military men and women and their families, thank you for your service.
My husband was in the military for 25 years, retiring from The United States Army in 2006. We loved being a military family, and we cherish those years with fondness.
It takes a special person to be in the military and even more special people to be a military family, and whether your family is an active duty family or a retired military family or a family of a American veteran, we salute you all.
Not everything about being a military family is great, but one really nice thing about it is knowing your country and your community appreciates what you are doing, or have done, for our nation. While parks and businesses have some ongoing military discounts, you can most likely find a whole lot more sweet deals and even some freebies for you and your family on Veterans Day.
I’ve listed some special deals for this Veterans Day below so you can plan your day accordingly, but remember, it’s always a good idea to verify any offer with your local place of business to confirm your specific location is participating. Either call ahead or check the company’s website before going out just to be sure.
And don’t forget to take your military ID with you too!
Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts:
Applebee’s and Chili’s: Active duty service members and vets receive a free meal today at both of these fun and fantastic family restaurants on November 11, 2011. Applebee’s has 7 entrees to pick from. Chili’s has a choice of 6 meals. Family members eat at the regular prince, and drinks and tax will be additional. Still, a free meal at either Applebee’s or Chili’s is a great bargain any day!
Applebee’s Website: http://applebees.com/
Chili’s Website: http://www.chilis.com/
Texas Roadhouse: Texas Roadhouse is also offering a free meal (lunch only 11 am – 2 pm) to veterans and military active duty personnel.
Texas Roadhouse’s Website: http://www.texasroadhouse.com/
T.G.I. Fridays: I love this discount too! At T.G.I. Fridays, it’s “buy one get one free” on Veterans Day for all active duty, retired, and veteran families!
T.G.I. Friday’s Website: http://www.tgifridays.com/
Uno Chicago Grill: Now this discount is kind of unique, but it still ends up with a great savings for a military family or family of a vet.
At Uno Chicago Grill, you get 19.43% off your bill this Veterans Day.
Why are they giving a 19.43% discount?
Well I went looking and found all the following possiblities.
- George Patton was promoted to a Lieutenant General in 1943,
- Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first president to travel by air while in office in 1943,
- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was born in 1943 (but so also was George Harrison and Janis Joplin – which one would YOU vote for? LOL),
- General Dwight D. Einsenhower announced the surrender of Italy to the Allies in 1943
So what really happened in 1943?
The answer: Uno’s was born in 1943!
So go on over to your local Uno’s Chicago Grill this Veterans Day and get 19.43% off your family’s restaurant dining bill!
Uno’s Website: http://www.unos.com/
Subway: Vets get a free six inch sub today, but a double advisory to call in advance to check fr participation since Subways are franchised businesses and not all will be participating in this event.
Subway’s Website: http://www.subway.com/
Outback Steakhouse: Ah, one of my favorite restaurants, and they are offering my favorite Outback menu selection for free to military families: a free blooming onion! The active duty member or vet also receives a free Coca-Cola product today.
Outback’s Website: http://www.outback.com/
Golden Corral: The Golden Corral Restaurant is saying “thank you” to military men and women by serving a free dinner from 5 pm to 9 pm but ON MONDAY, November 14 (so go somewhere else on the 11th and save Golden Corral for Monday, unless you just like Golden Corral so much you want to go there even without the discount, that is).
Get free admission to national parks on between today, November 11 and November 13.
There’s free admission to Historic Jamestown November 11 to November 13 as well.
Even some amusement parks and tourist attractions are offering special deals to the military. Check your local businesses or nearby recreational facilities.
Get a free car wash from participating car washes. Check out who is giving those at: www.graceforvets.org
Military members AND their immediate families all receive a free small slurpee from 11 AM to 7 PM today.
And for my Fort Worth friends (OK, I’m from Fort Worth and just couldn’t help it): here’s a list of Fort Worth military discounts from “Fort Worth On The Cheap”: http://www.fortworthonthecheap.com/?p=12798
Home Depot and Lowes has some great discounts for military and veterans today too. Check them out!
For more Veterans Days freebies and discounts, you might also want to check out the following links:
The American Legion site at: http://www.legion.org/veteransday/offers
Tipp News Daily at: http://tippnews.com/local/comprehensive-veterans-day-discounts/
The Happy Housewife at: http://thehappyhousewife.com/real-life/2011-veterans-day-discounts/
Once again, thank you to all who have served and died for the protection, freedom, and liberties we enjoy in America today. You have earned the respect of our country and have a special place in our hearts, not just today but every day.
I hope you will be able to enjoy some Veterans Day freebies and discounts today as a very small token of our nation’s appreciation for all you have done for us.
Prayers for you all.