2012 Veterans Day Specials, Discounts, Freebies

2012 Veterans Day Specials, Discounts, Freebies

Specials, discounts, free meals, etc being offered to active, former and retired military members for this year’s Veterans Day holiday. Most offers are good for Sunday and/or Monday. Military ID typically required. Happy Veterans Day!

Applebees Free Meal
Applebees is offering a free signature entree on Sunday November 11th, 2012 at participating locations.  Must present valid Veteran’s form of identification.

Arby’s Free Roast Beef Sandwich
Arby’s largest franchisee is offering a free roast beef sandwich at their 280 Arby’s restaurants on Monday, November 12, 2012. This offer is valid only at all participating Arby’s locations in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Colorado (Colorado Springs and Pueblo).

Baker’s Square Free Slice of Pie
On Veterans Day, 11/11/12 get free slice of pie to veterans and active military.

Bar Louie Free Lunch or Dinner 
Bar Louie is saluting veterans and active-duty on Sunday and Monday (November 11-12) this year with a free lunch or dinner, up to an $11 value.

BJ’s Restaurant Free Lunch or Pizza
All veterans and active duty military get a complimentary lunch entree or a one topping mini or individual pizza on Sunday, November 11th and Monday, November 12th. Simply present proof of service.

California Pizza Kitchen
California Pizza Kitchen is honoring Veterans and Military personnel by inviting them in to dine for free on November 11 (Veterans Day) and November 12. Enjoy an pizza and a non-alcoholic beverage for free. Dine-in only. Please come in uniform or bring your military ID or other proof of service.

Carrows Free Slice of Pie 
Sunday, November 11 get a free slice of pie with any purchase. Present military ID.

Champps Free Cheeseburger and Fries 
On Monday, November 12 veterans and active-duty can get a free cheeseburger and fries all day.

Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse Eat Free
Monday, November 12, 2012 Veterans and active-duty military eat free with a coupon. Valid ID required or in uniform or photo in uniform.

Cheeseburger In Paradise Free Meal 
Monday, November 12, 2012 veterans are saluted with a free meal.

Chevys Fresh Mex
Sunday 11/11/12. We’ll quote their Facebook status “Many of our Chevys locations are offering 20% off today (and every day) to veterans and active military with military ID. Check your nearest Chevys for what’s happening there today.”

Chili’s Free Meal
Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 11 am to 5 pm Veterans and active-duty military get a choice of 7 free meals. Must show proof of military service.

Claim Jumper 15% Off
Sunday & Monday 11.11 – 11.12. Official Facebook posting, “Today and tomorrow we are giving all veterans and active military members and their family or friends 15% off all food purchases. Offer is valid on up to 4 people. To receive this offer please show your military ID or DD form 214.”

Coco’s Free Slice of Pie 
Sunday, November 11 get a free slice of pie with any purchase. Present military ID.

Denny’s All You Can Eat Pancakes
Get all you can eat pancakes for all active duty military and veterans with a valid ID on Monday, November 12, 2012.

Einstein Bagels Free Bagel
Receive a classic or signature bagel on Sunday November 11, 2012.

Famous Dave’s Free or Discounted Meal
On November 11th, 2012 Famous Dave’s is providing a variety of free meals and discounts at participating locations to former and current military personnel. Offers vary by location.

Great American Cookies Free Cookie
Sunday, November 11, 2012 all those who served get a free cookie with valid military id.

Green Turtle Free Meal
All of the casual dining restaurant/sports bar chains’ locations across Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Washington, D.C., will free offer meal items on Sunday November 11 from 4 – 9 PM. This is offer is for current and former service members.

Friendly’s Free Breakfast and Coffee
Monday, November 12 until 11:00 am get a free Big Two Do Breakfast and coffee.

Golden Corral Free Meal
Get a Veterans Day free meal to any veteran who has served in the United States military or is a current active duty service member. All Golden Corral locations will be participating On Monday, November 12, 2012 from 4 PM to 9 PM. No identification is required to get your free Veterans day meal.

Hooters 10 Free Boneless Wings
On Sunday November 11th, 2012 receive 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of a drink for all veterans and active duty military. Military ID or proof of service required.

Hy-Vee Free Breakfast
Monday, November 12, 2012 Hy-Vee is providing free breakfast during regular breakfast hours.

Krispy Kreme Free Donut & Coffee
On Sunday, November 11 is offering a free donut to all those served or currently are serving. Proof of military service required or those in uniform.

Little Caesars Free Crazy Bread
Receive free Crazy Bread with valid ID Sunday, November 11, 2012.

Longhorn Steakhouse Free App & Drink
On Monday, November 12 get a free appetizer and drink.

Max & Erma’s Free Cheeseburger Combo Meal with Dessert
On Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2012, participating Max & Erma’s locations are celebrating veterans and active military personnel with a free cup of Tortilla Soup or side Caesar Salad, a Cheeseburger, seasoned fries and a chocolate chip cookie.

McCormick and Schmick’s Free Entree
Enjoy a complimentary entree Sunday, Nov. 11. All veterans must show official verification. Veterans Day entrees must be enjoyed at the restaurant. No to-go orders permitted.

Mimi’s Cafre Free Meal with a Purchase
Free lunch or dinner entree with the purchase of a meal plus two beverages. Valid November 9th to the 11th, must bring coupon.

O’Charley’s 20% Off Your Order
On Veterans Day vets and active duty receive 20% off your order. Bring coupon.

Olive Garden Free Meal
On Sunday, November 11, 2012 all veterans and military active duty will receive a choice of 1 of 5 entrees plus unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks.

On The Border Free Entree
On 11/11/12 15% of purchases will be donated to Carry The Load plus veterans and active-duty will receive a free entrée certificate, valid up to $10 and good through 11/30/2012.

Outback Steakhouse Free Bloomin’ Onion® and Coca-Cola®
On November 11th and 12th, 2012 military personnel and veterans get FREE Bloomin’ Onion® and Coca-Cola®. Must have valid identification. Also, receive 10% off the entire guest check (excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuity) from November 13- December 31, 2012.

Red Lobster
Sunday, November 11, 2012 a free appetizer to all veterans and active-duty personnel.

Sizzler Free Lunch
Monday, November 12, 2012 through 4 PM Veterans and active duty military will receive a free lunch from a select menu. Valid ID required or in uniform or photo in uniform.

Soup Plantation Free Meal with Purchase
Past and present military can receive a free meal this Sunday and Monday, November 11 and 12th with the purchase of another regular priced meal. Just show proof of military service or be in uniform.

Spaghetti Warehouse Buy 1 Get 1 Free Meal
Friday thru Monday (November 9-12) buy 1 meal and get 1 Original Recipe Spaghetti Entrée for your veteran.

Sweet Tomatoes Free Meal Free Meal with Purchase 
Past and present military can receive a free meal this Sunday and Monday, November 11 and 12th with the purchase of another regular priced meal. Just show proof of military service or be in uniform.

Texas Corral Free Entree
A free entrée on Veterans Day to vets and active duty. Unofficially we believe it’s Sunday but their website just says Veterans Day. Call ahead to confirm.

Texas Roadhouse Free Lunch 
Monday, November 12, 2012 select from a special veterans lunch menu.

Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop Free Donut
Sunday, November 11, 2012 Veterans active duty-duty military will receive a free donut. No purchase required. Valid ID required or show up in uniform.

TGI Fridays Free Lunch
On Monday, November 12 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm get a free Veterans Day lunch.

Travel Centers of America Free Meal
All CDL drivers who are Military Veterans eat free on November 11th, 2012. Up to $15 on a complimentary meal of your choice Must present valid ID or photograph in uniform.

Tony Roma’s Free Entree
Sunday, November 11, 2012 to those who have served and are currently serving get a free entrée.

Twin Peaks Free Meal
Twins Peaks provides vague information and it doesn’t look like it includes Veterans. Here are their event details. “For Serving Us, We’re Serving You! Service men and women eat free on Veteran’s Day.” Starts on Thursday, November 8 through Sunday, November 11. We are working on clarifying this information.

Uno’s free entrée or pizza with a purchase
On both Sunday and Monday, November 11- 12 get a free entrée or individual pizza with an entrée or pizza purchase or equal or greater value and with a military or veterans ID.

Village Inn Free Pie or Pancakes
On Sunday, Veterans Day get a free slice of pie or a free stack of buttermilk pancakes to veterans and active military.

Companies that haven’t announced Veteran’s day specials but did so last year include 7-11, Anheuser-Busch Parks, Sports Authority, Subway Restaurants.  We’ll keep you posted!

Tips  Before Heading Out

  • Review the official site information and rules before heading out.  Many websites are listing previous years promotions that are no longer valid.  We link to the official information.
  • Be sure to bring proof of military service, uniform photo or be in uniform.  Proof of military service varies by company.
  • Be sure to note if the Veterans Day tribute is on Sunday, November 11, Monday, November 12 or even longer.  Some have set hours as well.
  • Many of the restaurant free meals are for dine in only.
  • Many of these promotions include small print that says participating locations only.  Unfortunately individual franchisees may choose not to participate.  Fortunately, some franchisee’s participate even if the corporate company does not.
  • Call ahead if you’re unsure about anything.
  • Thank you for your service!

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