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2014 Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies

In honor of Veterans Day many retailers, restaurants, recreational and travel businesses are offering discounts or complimentary services or products to military personnel. Make sure to bring your proof of military service such as your Military ID, VA Access Card, Discharge Papers, Veteran’s Service Organization Card, etc. Also, keep in mind not all franchise locations participate in their national chain’s Veterans Day programs so it is best to contact the establishment directly to make sure they are participating before visiting.

BCA Veteran's Day

Restaurant Offers:

54th Street Grill -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal (up to $12) on November 11.

Applebee’s -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu, on November 11. 

Bar Louie –November 10th and 11th, veterans and active military personnel get a free meal (up to a $12)

Bob Evans -- Veterans and active military personnel receive free all-you-can-eat hotcakes on November 11.

California Pizza Kitchen – Veterans and active military receive a complimentary entree from a special menu on November 11.

Carrabba’s – All active and retired veterans get a free appetizer November 8 through 11.

Cattlemens – Active, inactive, and retired military personnel get a free Small Sirloin Steak Dinner on November 11.

CentraArchy Restaurants – Veterans and active duty service members get a free entree and 25% off to their accompanied family and friends on November 11 at participating restaurants.

Cheeseburger in Paradise -- Active and retired military personnel receive a complimentary All-American Burger with fries on November 11.

Chuck E. Cheese's – Veterans and active duty military get 20 free tokens from November 9 through November 15.

Claim Jumper -- November 10, all Claim Jumper locations will provide veterans with a complimentary meal from a special menu.

Denny’s -- Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on November 11, from 5 a.m. to noon at participating locations.

East Coast Wings & Grill -- Veterans get a free appetizer or a free dessert on November 11. Offer good with a minimum purchase of $10.

Famous Dave’s -- On November 11, former and active military receive a free One Meat Salute at participating locations from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Friendly’s – Free breakfast, lunch or dinner from a limited menu on Veterans Day, November 11. 

Golden Corral -- Free dinner will be available on Monday, November 17, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome. 

Greene Turtle -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a select menu on November 11 at participating locations. 

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream -- Veterans and active duty military get a free single scoop ice cream cone on November 11 at participating locations.

Hooters – Veterans and active duty military get a free meal up to $10.99 in value with a drink purchase at participating locations on November 11.

IHOP -- On November 11, participating IHOP Restaurants offer veterans and active duty military free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

JJ’s Red Hots – Veterans and active duty military get with an unlimited free meal on November 11.

Krispy Kreme – Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut and small coffee to all veterans on November 11 at participating locations.

Lone Star Steakhouse -- On November 11, active duty, reserve and retired service members get a free appetizer.

LongHorn Steakhouse – Veterans and current service members receive a complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and non-alcoholic beverage from a select menu on November 11.

Max & Erma's – On November 11, participating Max & Erma’s locations are offering veterans and active military personnel a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo meal.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants -- On Sunday, November 9, participating McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants will offer a complimentary entree to veterans from a special menu.

Menchi's --  All veterans and active duty will receive a free 6 oz. frozen yogurt on November 11.

MOD Pizza -- Veterans and active duty military get a free individual, artisan-style pizza or hand-tossed salad on November 11.

Olive Garden – On November 11, all veterans and current service members get a free meal from a limited menu.

On the Border -- Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free meal from the “Create Your Own Combo menu” on November 11.

Orange Leaf -- Retired and active duty military get a free cup of froyo on November 11.

Outback Steakhouse – All active and former service members receive a free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage on November 11. Outback is also offering active and former service members 15% off their meals Nov. 12 through Dec. 31.

Pie Five Pizza -- Active duty, reserve and retired service members get a free customized pizza on November 11.

Pinnacle Entertainment -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal at select casinos on November 11.

Pizza Factory -- Veterans get a free lunch special or a free lunch buffet on November 11.

Red Hot & Blue -- Veterans receive a free entree with the purchase of a second entree on November 10, 11 and 12. Coupon required.

Red Lobster -- Veterans, retired and active-duty military personnel receive a complimentary appetizer from a limited menu from Monday, November 10 to Thursday, November 13. 

Red Robin – Veterans and active duty military get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on November 11.

Shoney's -- Shoney's will be offering a free All-American Burger to veterans and active duty service members on November 11. 

Sizzler -- Sizzler offers active duty and veteran military members a free lunch from a limited menu on November 11 until 4 p.m.

Spaghetti Warehouse – On November 11, buy one entree and get the second entree free. This deal requires a coupon, which is available starting November 4.

Texas Land & Cattle -- On November 11, active duty, reserve and retired service members get a free appetizer.

Texas Roadhouse -- Texas Roadhouse locations nationwide will offer veterans a free lunch on November 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Offer is good for active duty, retired or former U.S. military. 

Tim Horton’s Caf? & Bake Shop – Active duty military and veterans receive a free donut all day long on November 11.

Travel Centers of America -- On November 11, all CDL drivers who are military veterans eat free at participating full-service restaurants. 

Tubby's -- Veterans and active duty military members get a free small Grilled Steak N' Cheese or Tubby's Famous Sub on November 11.

Village Inn -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a free breakfast on November 11 from a select menu at participating locations.

Zoes Kitchen – Active duty military and veterans get a free entree, and family members get 10% off on November 11.

Travel and Recreation Discounts:

24 Hour Fitness -- Service members receive a weekend of complimentary workouts at clubs nationwide November 8 – 11.

Army Corp of Engineers Recreation Areas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members and their families at the USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on November 11.

Busch Gardens -- Veterans and active duty military can get 50% off single-day admission tickets through November 11. 

Colonial Williamsburg – Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their direct dependents receive free Colonial Williamsburg admission for Veterans Day weekend (November 7–11).

CSI: The Experience -- Active and retired military receive 50% off admission on November 11 at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Family members accompanied by a veteran will also receive the discount.

Harley-Davidson Museum -- The Harley-Davidson Museum is offering free admission to military members and families on November 8, 9, and 11 in honor of Veterans Day. 

Jefferson Lines -- Jefferson Lines offers free travel to veterans on November 11. 

Kingsmill Resort  – Veterans and active duty military enjoy a 25% discount off regular room rates on stays from November 7 to 13.

Knotts Berry Farm -- Knott's Berry Farm is offering free admission for veterans and active duty military personnel and one guest from November 2, 2014 to January 4, 2015.

Mariners’ Museum -- Active duty and retired military, veterans and their families receive $5 off admission price Saturday, November 8 to November 11. 

Mohegan Sun -- Mohegan Sun offers active and retired military members a special hotel $99.00 room rate available from Monday, November 10 to Thursday, November 13.

Mount Vernon -- All active duty, former, or retired military personnel are admitted for free on Veterans Day, November 11. 

National Parks -- On Veterans Day, November 11, veterans will have access to over 100 National Parks that require entrance fees for free. 

Professional Association of Innkeeping International -- Inns and B&Bs throughout the country will open their doors to thank veterans for their service on Monday, November 10 and November 11with free or discounted stays.  

Queen Mary -- The Queen Mary offers free admission to active service members, retired military personnel, veterans and special discounts for their family members on November 11. 

Red Roof Inn - Red Roof Inn is offering 15% off stays in the month of November to veterans, active duty military and their families.

SeaWorld -- Veterans and active duty military can get 50% off single-day admission tickets through November 11. 

Sesame Place -- Veterans and active duty military can get 50% off single-day admission tickets through November 11. 

Shark Reef Aquarium -- All active and retired military personnel receive $10 general admission November 7 through 11. Each veteran can bring up to 4 dependents using this offer.

Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat -- All active and retired military personnel receive complimentary admission from November 7 to 16. Family members receive a $5 discount.

Southampton Inn – Veterans get a special $100 nightly rate for any stay between November 7 and November 13.

World of Coca-Cola -- Active duty, reserves and retirees get free admission, and November 8 through November 16, members of the Armed Forces may also purchase up to four half-price general admission tickets for their friends and family.

Retail Offers:

Commissaries – In honor of Veterans Day, commissaries are collaborating with their industry partners to offer savings through in-store sales promotions including high-value coupons and other discounts beyond the everyday savings.

Grace for Vets -- Car washes from around the world who join this program offer free car washes to veterans and service members on November 11. 

Great Clips – On November 11, customers who come in for a service can get a free haircut card to give to their favorite veteran. Veterans can also receive a free haircut or get the free haircut card. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31. 

Home Depot -- Home Depot offers a 10% discount to all veterans on Veterans Day November 11. Home Depot offers the 10% discount year round to for active duty and retirees. 

Lowe's -- All veterans receive a 10% discount on Veterans Day, November 11. The offer is available in stores only. 

Massage Envy – Participating Massage Envy locations in the Chicago area are offering a complimentary 1-hour massage to active military and veterans on November 11.

Publix -- Active and retired military personnel and their families get a 10% discount on November 11.

Rack Room Shoes -- Military personnel and their dependents get a 10% discount off entire purchase on Veteran’s Day, November 11. 

Sleep Number -- From October 14 through November 16, Sleep Number is providing special offers for current and past military personnel.  Save $400-$700 on selected Sleep Number mattress sets. 

Sport Clips -- Participating locations are offering veterans and active duty service member’s free haircuts on November 11.

Steve Madden -- Steve Madden offers everyone 20% off the entire purchase, and service members receive an additional 10% off on November 11.

Wudy Werks -- Current and former military get a $20 discount for the entire month of November.

Check out Military.com for updates on 2014 Veterans Day Offers. Feel free to post any local or national offers you may know of as well. We invite you to come back to BCA’s website and leave a review for any businesses you frequent on Veterans Day. BCA wants to thank all military service members past, present, and future for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to keeping us safe. We salute you!

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