Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Okay, it’s true that there’s ALWAYS a catch — except on Vet er ans Day.
Many busi nesses honor Vet er ans and Ser vice mem bers by offer ing Vet er ans Day dis counts on goods, ser vices and din ing. Most busi nesses require some proof of mil i tary ser vice, this includes a VA Uni ver sal Access Card, Mil i tary I.D., DD-214 (Dis charge Papers) or in some cases a pic ture of the vet eran in uni form.
Be aware that not all fran chise loca tions par tic i pate in their national chain’s Vet er ans Day pro grams, be sure con tact your near est estab lish ment to be sure they are par tic i pat ing.
The fol low ing islist of cur rent vet eran and mil i tary dis counts, Buy One Get One (BOGO) offer ings, and even includes some honest-to-goodness free meals:
Vet er ans Day Restau rant Offer ings:
Abuelo’s Mex i can Food - Abuelo’s offer ings vary by region, be sure to call ahead to see what the dis counts or free bies are included.
Apple bees - All vet er ans and active duty mil i tary eat free from a lim ited menu at Applebee’s on Vet er ans Day (Nov. 11).
Chili’s — Vet er ans and active duty dine for free from a spe cial lim ited six item menu on Vet er ans Day.
Golden Cor ral — Golden Cor ral Restau rants’ Mil i tary Appre ci a tion Mon day free din ner will be avail able on Novem ber 15, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mil i tary retirees, vet er ans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all wel come.
Hoot ers — All Vet er ans and active duty eat free. The free entrees must be selected from a spe cial Vet er ans Day menu.
Krispy Kreme – All active-duty, retirees & vet er ans get a free dough nut on Vet er ans Day. Be sure to call ahead to ver ify your local Krispy Kreme is partic i pat ing.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restau rants — Par tic i pat ing McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restau rants restau rants offer a com pli men tary entree to vets from a spe cial menu on a space avail able basis, online reser va tions are highly rec om mended.
Out back Steak house — Vet er ans and active-duty mil i tary get a com pli mentary Bloomin’ Onion and non-alcoholic bev er age on Vet er ans Day.
UNO Chicago Grill — UNO is offer ing a Buy One Get One free offer to Service mem bers or Vet er ans with a mil i tary or vet eran I.D. or in uni form or with a photo of them selves in uni form. The Vet er ans Day BOGO offer includes a free entree or indi vid ual pizza, with the pur chase of an entree or pizza of equal or greater value.
Texas Road house – Free meal from open ing until 4pm. on Vet er ans Day. Call ahead to your local restau rant for more infor ma tion.
T.G.I. Friday’s – Vet er ans and Ser vice mem bers Buy one get one free from Nov 11–14.Con tact your near est loca tion for more details on their Vet er ans Day BOGO offer.
Vet er ans Day Retailer Offer ings:
The Dol lar Gen eral — Vet er ans, Ser vice mem bers (Active, Guard, and Reserve), and their imme di ate fam i lies will receive a 10-percent dis count with a Vet er ans Day coupon. The coupon may be found in store cir cu lar ads or by ask ing a sales asso ciate.
Home Depot — Offers a 10 per cent dis count to all Vet er ans dur ing Vet er ans Day, Memo r ial Day and Inde pen dence Day.
Lowe’s — All vet er ans receive the 10-percent dis count on Veteran’s Day, Memo r ial Day and the Fourth of July. The offer is avail able in stores only and is lim ited to in-stock and special-order pur chases of up to $5,000.
Sam’s Club — Sam’s give away 36,000 col lapsi ble Hugo Canes on Vet er ans Day to mil i tary vet er ans in need of mobil ity assis tance. Sam’s Club will require mem ber ship for this offer, but proof of ser vice may be nec es sary.
Year-Round Vet er ans Dis counts:
Foot Locker — Vet er ans, Ser vice mem bers (Active, Guard, and Reserve), and their imme di ate fam i lies with a Foot Locker Vet er ans Advan tage Card receive a 20 per cent dis count every day of the year. That offer is good both online and at any store loca tion, includ ing Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Footac tion and Champs Sports — even on sale items. Learn more about the Foot Locker Vet er ans Advan tage offer.
Home Depot — Offers a 10 per cent dis count (up to a $500 max i mum) to all active mil i tary, reserve, retired or dis abled vet er ans and their fam ily mem bers with a valid mil i tary ID. All other vet er ans qual ify for a 10 per cent dis count during Vet er ans Day, Memo r ial Day and Inde pen dence Day. Learn more about the Home Depot Mil i tary Dis count pro gram.
Lowe’s — Lowe’s offers a year-round 10 per cent dis count offer for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees and dis abled Ser vice mem bers and their imme di ate fam i lies. All other vet er ans receive the 10-percent discount on Veteran’s Day, Memo r ial Day and the Fourth of July. The dis count is avail able on in-stock and special-order pur chases of up to $5,000. The offer can’t be used on sales at Lowes.com, on pre vi ous sales or on sales of services or gift cards. You must present a valid mil i tary I.D. card to receive the dis count.
Sports Clips Hair cuts - The men’s hair salon chain is offer ing a free hair cut to active mil i tary and vet er ans on Vet er ans Day.