Veterans Day 2015 Freebies and Deals

Wednesday, November 11th in honor Veteran’s Day, many stores and restaurants are offering freebies and discounts to Veterans and Active Duty Military members. In many cases, proof of military service is required to get these deals. You may also want to call ahead to make sure your local restaurants are participating and to verify their ID requirements.


Starbucks: Free traditional free tall-brewed coffee for active duty service members, veterans and military spouses. Starbucks will also donate $5 to the USO Transition 360 Alliance with every purchase in select stores.

IHOP: IHOP restaurants across the country will give free red, white and blue pancakes to veterans and active personnel from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 11.

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Ruby Tuesday: Free appetizer for current and former service members at participating locations.

Olive Garden: Veterans and active duty military can enjoy one of five entree choices at Olive Garden. Family members dining with the service members will receive a 10% discount.

Applebee’s: Veterans and active duty military can pick a dish from Applebee’s “Thank You Meal Menu,” which include options like a 7 oz. house sirloin and cheeseburger.

Bob Evans: Veterans can take their pick of five breakfast items at participating Bob Evans restaurants on Veterans Day.

Outback Steakhouse: Free bloomin’ onion and a beverage for active and retired military members with a valid military I.D. at participating restaurants on Nov. 11. Outback is also offering all “Military Mates,” including active or retired military members and their families, 15% off their check from Nov. 12 – Dec. 31. Deployed military personnel can get a rain check by registering here.

Golden Corral: Free “Thank You” meal and drink for veterans and active duty.

Red Robin: Free Red’s Tavern double burger and bottomless steak fries for veterans and current service members.

Krispy KremeA free doughnut and small coffee will be given to anyone who identifies themselves as a veteran or active military personal (no ID required) on Veterans Day. No purchase necessary.

Publix: On November 11th only, Veterans and Military Personnel (and their families) are invited to save 10% on groceries at Publix! Note that this offer excludes prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, gift cards, Ticketmaster, lottery tickets, postage stamps, and money services. Customer is responsible for all applicable taxes. More details here.

Local Deals:

Frank’s Barber Shop: We’re proud to offer our veteran’s and active service military members a free haircut on November 11th. Please call (865) 588-4001 to schedule your appointment and be sure to mention your military status when booking. We look forward to serving you!

Food City : Veterans and active military members EAT FREE on November 11. Just bring your Military ID card or proof of service with your ValuCard to any Food City Deli. Offer includes one hot bar meal, and a fountain drink of any size (up to a total value of 6.99). Limit one.

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