Veteran’s Day Promotions

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This Sunday, November 11th, we will be honoring the courageous men and women who serve in our armed forces.  November 11th, which marked the end of World War I, was first declared Armistice Day by Woodrow Wilson.  The purpose being to reflect “with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory…because…it has freed us and [enabled] America to show her sympathy with peace and justice.”  So, to all those serving in the military, thank you very much for your daily sacrifice – our family prays for your safety and well-being!

And, as a small way for America to show their appreciation, many restaurants and stores around the country are offering special promotions for those with military ID.  Be sure to check back – I’ll be updating this list throughout the weekend as I find more specials!

To qualify for these promotions, military personnel will need to show proof of service.  For many of the restaurants, one of the following forms of ID is needed: U.S. Uniform Services ID Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID Card, Current Leave & Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW), DD214 Certificate, Veteran ID Card (VIC), Photograph in U.S. Uniform or wearing U.S. Uniform.

And, be sure to check with your local restaurant to verify their participation – for Election Day, we had some companies pull their promotions at the last minute.

Also, for those in the Washington, DC area, AT&T will be hosting a Video-a-Thon at their Farragut North store {1050 Connecticut Ave, Washington, DC at L Street NW (near the Farragut North Metro Stop)} to record videos thanking our veterans for their hard work, dedication and sacrifice.  Then, AT&T will be uploading the videos to a dedicated YouTube site.  Can’t make it downtown?  You can record your own videos and send the video to  Parents, this would be a great activity to do with your children!

Applebees – Free Entree
Veterans and active duty military enjoy a free Applebee’s Signature Entree on Veteran’s Day, during business hours on Sunday, November 11th.  Only at participating locations and from a limited menu selection.  Military personnel need to show proof of service.

California Pizza Kitchen – Free Pizza
California Pizza Kitchen is offering all veterans and active duty military a free meal on Sunday, November 11th and Monday, November 12th.  Enjoy any pizza from their menu and a non-alcoholic beverage, dine-in only.  Please come in uniform or bring your military ID.

Caribou Coffee
Free small coffee for military personnel on Sunday, November 11th.

Champps Americana – Free Cheeseburger
Veterans and active duty military with military ID will receive a free cheeseburger and fries, all day on Monday, November 12th.  Valid at participating locations.  Dine-in only.

Cheeseburger in Paradise – Free Meal
Cheeseburger in Paradise salutes our veterans!  Military personnel are honored with a free meal on Monday, November 12th.

Denny’s – Free All You Can Eat Pancakes
Denny’s is giving back to America’s heroes by offering free all you can eat pancakes to active, inactive and retired military personnel on Monday, November 12, 2012. From 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Denny’s restaurants nationwide, diners with a valid military ID card will receive free all  you can eat pancakes, beverage not included.

Einstein Bros Bagels – Free Bagel
On Sunday, November 11, 2012, Einstein Bros Bagels is offering all veterans a classic or signature bagel, in appreciation for their service to our country, at participating locations{I would double check whether your location is participating – Einstein Bros Bagels pulled the Election Day freebie with no explanation.}

Golden Corral – Free Buffet
On Monday, November 12th from 4 PM – 9 PM, Golden Corral is hosting a military appreciation dinner.  Any person who has served in the US Military (retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard or Reserves) will receive a free dinner buffet and beverage.  This offer is valid for dine-in only.

Krispy Kreme – Free Donut and Coffee
Krispy Kreme is proudly honoring all veterans and active duty military with a free doughnut and small coffee!  Offer valid on November 11, 2012 at participating U.S. Krispy Kreme stores. No purchase necessary. No coupons required. Offer valid for guests with proof of military service or those in uniforms. Limit one offer per guest per visit. Valid in store only. Not valid in drive-thru. Not valid with any other offer. Not valid at grocery convenience stores. Customer pays any sales tax.

Little Caesars Pizza – Free Crazy Bread
On Sunday, November 11th, Little Caesars Pizza is giving away free crazy bread to veterans with valid ID (for veterans, DD-214 form; for active duty members, ID card showing rank and branch).

Lonestar Steakhouse – Free Entree
On Monday, November 12th, all veterans and active duty military will receive a FREE entrée from their Stars & Stripes Menu.  See your local restaurant for details.

Longhorn Steakhouse
According to CBS News, Longhorn Steakhouse will be offering free appetizers to all veterans and active duty military, on Sunday, November 11th.  I would call your local steakhouse to verify that they are participating.

McCormick & Schmick – Free Entree
Thank you for your service, Veterans! On Sunday, November 11th, receive a complimentary entree, from a special menu.  Dine-in only.  Veterans and active military must show proper ID.

Olive Garden – Free Entree
As a token of their appreciation, Olive Garden is offering all veterans and active duty military a free entree on Sunday, November 11th.

On the Border – Free Entree Certificate
On Sunday, November 11, 2012, veterans with Military ID or proof of military service will receive a free entree certificate, valid up to $10, any day of the week, 11/12/12 – 11/30/12.  Offer expires 11/11/2012. Please present this certificate to server when placing your order. Only valid at this location. Cannot be used with any other offer. Does not include tax & gratuity.

Outback Steakhouse – Free Bloomin’ Onion & Beverage
On November 11 & 12, Outback is honoring Veterans and Active Military who show military ID with a FREE Bloomin’ Onion and Beverage.  Plus, for the rest of the year,  starting Tuesday, November 13 they are offering Military a 10% discount through the rest of the year (December 31, 2012).

Red Lobster – Free Appetizer
At Red Lobster, they’re honored to serve those who have served in the military. On Sunday, November 11th, they’re celebrating Veterans Day by offering a free appetizer to all veterans and active duty military.  Guests should present a Military ID or Proof of Military Service to receive free appetizer. One offer per veteran/active duty military.

TGI Fridays – Free Lunch Entree
This Veteran’s Day, Friday’s would like to thank vets and active members of the armed forces the best way they know how. With delicious food. Stop in for lunch on Monday, November 12 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. with your military ID for a free entree off the lunch menu. And this time, let them do the serving. See restaurant for details.

Uno Chicago – Buy One, Get One Free Entree
As thanks to military members past and present, Uno Chicago is offering a free entree or individual pizza, with the purchase of another entree or pizza of greater or equal value on Sunday, November 11th and Monday, November 12th.  Just show your military ID, no coupon needed.

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  1. Lyn McDermott says

    Carrabba’s had free appetizers for veterans on Sunday the 11th and Monday the 12th, surprised it didn’t make the list!