On Veteran’s Day many chain restaurants show their appreciation for those who have served by offering them a free meal. This year several local businesses are joining in, as well, and there are also several nice non-food freebies. Make sure to follow each link to find out the rules for the offer and what identification is required. Also make sure to take note of what day the deal is available. Although Veteran’s Day is Sunday, November 11th, 2012, some of the deals take place on Friday or Monday.
Car wash: Grace for Vets is a program that provides free car washes for veterans and active duty military on Sunday, November 11th, 2012. Follow the link to search for a car wash near you. 7-Eleven is participating.
Flags: Conder Flag Company is giving 3 foot by 5 foot flags to veterans and active duty military on Friday, November 9th, 2012, and Monday, November 12th.
Haircuts: Many Sports Clips locations are offering free haircuts for vets and active duty military on Sunday, November 11th, 2012. In addition, all Sports Clips locations will be donating $1 from every haircut they do on Veteran’s Day to the VFW Operation Uplink- Help a Hero program which provides free phone calls home for our active and hospitalized military personnel.
Ice Skating: Veterans and active duty military personnel can skate for free at Extreme Ice Center on Sunday, November 11th, 2012, from 1pm to 4:20pm.
Olive Garden: Vets and active duty military get a free entree from a special menu at Olive Garden on Veteran’s Day, Sunday, November 11th, 2012. Choices are unlimited salad and breadsticks, chicken parmigiana, seafood alfredo, grilled sausage and peppers rustica, cheese ravioli and spaghetti with meat sauce.
McCormick & Schmick’s: McCormick & Schmick’s is offering veterans a free meal on Sunday, November 11th, 2012. Choices are buttermilk fried shrimp, cedar planked or grilled salmon, shrimp linguini, Parmesan crusted chicken, beer battered fish & chips, cashew crusted tilapia, beef medallions & scampi style shrimp, romano chicken chopped salad and 1/2 pound cheeseburger.
California Pizza Kitchen: California Pizza Kitchen is offering veterans and active duty military a free meal for Veteran’s Day. On November 11th, 2012, or November 12th, get any pizza from the menu, plus a non-alcoholic drink for free.
Outback Steakhouse: Outback Steakhouse is celebrating Veterans Day by offering veterans and active duty personnel a free Bloomin’ Onion and Coca-Cola beverage on November 11th, 2012, and November 12th. In addition, from November 13th through December 31st, get 10% off your entire bill, excluding alcohol, tax and tip.
Applebee’s: On Sunday, November 11th, 2012, Applebee’s is thanking military vets and active duty personnel for their service by giving them a free signature menu item. Choices are Three Cheese Chicken Penne, 7 Ounce House Sirloin, Chicken Tenders Platter, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger, Oriental Chicken Salad and Double Crunch Shrimp.
Golden Corral: On Monday, November 12th, 2012, from 4pm to 9pm, Golden Corral offers veterans and active duty military a free dinner buffet and beverage.
Texas Roadhouse: Texas Roadhouse is offering veterans and active military a free meal on Monday, November 12th, 2012, including an entree from a special menu, sides or fries, and a beverage.
Hooter’s: Hooters is honoring the troops by giving them 10 free wings on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11th, 2012. Veterans and active duty military personnel are eligible.
Einstein’s Bros Bagels: All active, inactive and retired military personnel can get a free bagel at Einstein’s Bros Bagels Sunday, November 11th, 2012.