Freebies and deals for vets on Veterans Day

Posted at 11:19 AM, Nov 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-11 15:57:05-05

This Veterans’ Day there are a ton of great deals and freebies for active, inactive and retired military personnel.

Note: Store locations can often opt out of special promotions. We recommend checking with the location of any of these businesses to confirm they are participating in the promotions.

Here are a few deals for active, inactive and retired military personnel:

Applebee’s:  Free “Thank You” meal from a special menu.

Baskin Robbins: No deal here, but the ice cream chain will donate 10¢ from every scoop of their First Class Camouflage ice cream to the United Service Organizations (USO).

California Pizza Kitchen: At participating locations, receive a complimentary entree from a special Veterans Day menu.

Carraba’s: Free appetizer of your choice.

Chick-fil-A: Get a free meal at participating locations.

Chili’s: During lunch, get any lunch combo for free. For the dinner menu, the free meal is one of seven on a special menu.

Cracker Barrel: Free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert.  Bonus – If you’re not a vet, purchase the dessert (as well as by purchasing some other retail items), and the restaurant will donate 10% of proceeds to the USO.

Denny’s: Free Grand Slam breakfast from 5am-noon at participating locations.

Dunkin’ Donuts: Participating locations are offering up a free medium hot or iced coffee.

Einstein Bros. Bagels: Free coffee at participating locations.

Famous Dave’s: Free meal from a selected menu, all day at participating Utah locations

Golden Corral: On November 17 from 5-9pm (take note! It’s on a different day than everything else),  get a free “Thank You” dinner at the buffet.

Great Clips: Stop by and get a free haircut if you’re a vet, or get a card to redeem for a free cut by December 31. Bonus – if you’re not a vet, you can still get a free haircut card to give to a vet when you purchase a trim for yourself.

Hooters: With the purchase of a drink, you can get a free entree.

IHOP: Get a free plate of Red, White, and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Ikea: Free meal for veterans Nov. 9 – Nov. 11.

Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut and small coffee.

Loveland Living Aquarium: Free for vets and immediate family members Nov. 11. from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Olive Garden: Free entree from a special menu.

Orange Leaf: Free cup of frozen yogurt Nov. 11.

Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and drink.

Perkin’s: Get a free Magnificent Seven meal at participating locations only.

Red Lobster: Through November 13, get an appetizer for free.

Red Robin: Get a Red’s Tavern Double Burger with fries on the house.

Ruby Tuesday’s: Free appetizer at participating locations.

Starbucks: For both vets AND their spouses, pick up a free, tall brewed coffee all day long.

Texas Roadhouse: Get a free lunch entree off a special menu. Bonus – the chain will donate 10% of the value of all gift cards purchased between now and December 31 toHomes For Our Troops.

T.G.I. Friday’s: Free lunch from 11am-2pm.

Village Inn: Free breakfast Nov. 11.