Veteran's Day is November 11th.
In honor of those who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces many businesses are offering free items or discounts to active duty & retired military service members.
Here is an extensive list of those offerings. Any item that has a (*) before it has not been confirmed for the 2011 promotions.
Applebee's Restaurant - Free dinners to veterans throughout Veterans Day November 11th; selections will be from a new Veterans Day menu. Link
*Arby's - FREE Roast Beef Sandwich for veteran's & active duty military on November 11th.
*BJ'S Restaurant Brewery - FREE Lunch Entree or 1 topping Pizza at dinner for active duty & veterans on November 11th.
*Chili's Restaurant - Choice of 6 meals FREE on November 11th.
Denny's is offering active, in-active, reserved or retired military a free Grand Slam from 6am-2pm. Valid military ID required. Only valid at participating restaurants in the Washington DC, Baltimore, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Richmond areas
Famous Dave's BBQ Restaurant - Famous Dave’s salutes our Veterans and is offering a number of specials from $15 off to FREE Meals to 10% off entire checks. We look forward to serving you! Promotions are subject to change. Please call the specific location to confirm the promotion Link
Outback Steakhouse - Free Blooming Onion and beverage November 7th - 11th. Link
Golden Corral- Free buffet dinner on Nov. 14 to anyone who has ever served in the U.S. military Staff. Link
Hooters -10 FREE Original or Boneless Wings with drink purchase. Link
On Nov. 13th, McCormick & Schmick's restaurants will offer a free entree to military veterans for its 13th annual Veteran's Appreciation Event. "We pay tribute to our veterans with a complimentary entree from a special menu." Reservations are recommended. For more information: Link
UNO Chicago Grill- 19.43% discount off your bill 11/07 - 11/11/11. Link
*MarketPlace Grill & Express - Veterans and active-duty military receive free entrees. Link
Masala Wok - The Northern Virginian restaurant is offering a free entree to veterans. (This was done last year. Waiting for verification.)
Hy-Vee supermarkets - The mid-western supermarket chain is offering a free breakfast to veterans. Link
Abuelo's Mexican Food Restaurants - All veterans and active-duty military receive a free entree.
(This was done last year. Waiting for verification)
Bottom Dollar Grocery Store - 11% off your entire grocery order on Veteran's Day.
Brides Across America - Provides free wedding gowns to qualified military brides. Link
*Bubbles Car Wash - Houston, TX - Free car wash for veterans on Veteran's Day! Link
Food Lion Grocery Stores - 10% off your entire grocery order on Veteran's Day.
Harris Teeter Grocery Store - 11% off your entire grocery order on 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 - On Nov. 9th, 10th & 11th over 36,000 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. Link
*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. (This was done last year. Waiting for verification.)
Dollar General - 10% discount & FREE shipping for all veterans, active-duty military, National Guard and reserve and their immediate families at DollarGeneral.com from Nov. 11th - 13th. Link
Fashion Bug - 20% off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse's military ID. (This was done last year. Waiting for verification.)
National parks, forests and monuments - Admission is free to everyone on Nov. 11th - 13th. Link
Knott's Berry Farm - Knott's Berry Farm pays tribute to past and present U.S. armed forces personnel during Veterans Month with free park admission for them and a guest November 1-24. Up to six additional tickets can be purchased for only $17 each. Military ID or DD214 required for discount. Link
Colonial Williamsburg - Free admission Nov. 11-13. From Friday through Sunday of Veterans Day weekend, Colonial Williamsburg offers weekend-long admission passes to active-duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their families. Link
San Jacinto Museum of History - Free visits November 7th - 13th for veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families. Link
Historic Jamestown - Free admission Nov. 11th - 13th to veterans, current Armed Forces members and their family members. Link
*Battleship Cove - Free admission and a special ceremony for veterans, active, duty and reservists.
Vicksburg National Military Park - Free admission for all Nov. 11th - 13th. Link.
*Strategic Air & Space Museum- Free admission for veterans Nov. 11-14 to the Ashland, Neb. museum.
*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.
*Natural Elements Spa & Salon - In Chesapeake, Virginia, will provide free services from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to both active duty and retired military