Have you heard the news? According to a Missoulian report published on Nov. 8, a special federal holiday that honors the brave men and women who are currently serving or have previously served in the United States Armed Forces is almost here. Nov. 11, 2015, is Veterans Day. Each year, communities around the nation celebrate the annual event with ceremonies, various tributes and patriotic parades.
In honor of this special occasion, many businesses and restaurants around the nation are saying “thank you” to the active duty or retired men and women who have served this great country by offering a slew of fabulous steals-and-deals. From free meal deals and sweet treats to eat, the following businesses are saluting our American heroes who have served with all sorts of wonderful steals, free meals and terrific deals and discounts.
Please note – some of the following establishments have specific rules regarding the Veterans Day deals. Please visit the website or phone ahead for details.
Veterans Day 2015 Freebies & Deals
Panera Bread Deal – All current and past military personnel who stop by a participating Panera Bread location on Nov. 11, will get to enjoy a delish “You Pick 2” deal. Military ID or uniform is required.
Ponderosa & Bonanza Buffet – Participating Ponderosa and Bonanza locations will be offering a Free Buffet for all active duty and retired military personnel from 4 p.m. to close on Nov. 11, 2015. (Drinks are not included.) Plus, a portion of the proceeds for every Pepsi sold during the month of November will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Family Support.
Red Robin Burger – Participating Red Robin locations are giving away free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Streak Fries to all veterans and active duty members on Nov. 11, 2015. No purchase is necessary. Dine-in only and proof of service is required.
Shoney’s All-American Burger – Participating Shoney’s locations will be offering a free All-American Burger to active duty military and veterans all day long on Veterans Day. Plus, stop by a participating location any time during the year and get 15 percent off your order. Proof of service is required.
Sizzler Free Lunch – Once again, participating Sizzler locations will be celebrating Veterans Day in a great big way. All veterans and active duty military personnel will receive a free lunch and drink until 4 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2015. Free lunch includes choice of 6-Ounce Tri Tip Steak, Half Dozen Fried Shrimp or single Malibu Chicken. Free drinks include choice of coffee, iced tea or fountain drink. Unlimited Salad Bar and gratuity are not included. Proof of service is required.
Starbucks Freebie – Just in case you need little pick-me-up, participating Starbucks locations will be offering free coffee in honor of the occasion. Active duty service members, veterans and military spouses will receive a free tall-brewed coffee on Nov. 11, 2015.
TGI Fridays Lunch – Participating TGI Fridays locations will also be celebrating the occasion this year. Veterans and active duty military personnel will get to enjoy a free lunch from a select lunch menu from 11 – 2 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2015. Drinks and add-ons are not included. Valid ID required.
Tijuana Flats Entrée Deal – Talk about a free lunch! Folks who are veterans and active military members will get to enjoy a free lunch at participating Tijuana Flats locations on Nov. 11, 2015. Enjoy!
Uno Pizza Deal – Participating Uno Pizzeria & Grill locations will be saluting all military members – past and present – on Veterans Day. Members of the military will get to enjoy a free entrée or individual pizza – with purchase of equal or greater value. Military ID is required.
White Castle Freebie – America’s first fast-food burger chain will also be celebrating Veterans Day this year. All past and current military members will receive a free Breakfast Slider, Waffle Slider or Toast Sandwich along with a small coffee or soft drink at participating White Castle locations on Nov. 11, 2015.
Free Oil Change – Need an oil change? Participating Meineke locations will be giving away Basic Oil Changes for free to all veterans on Nov. 11, 2015. Proof of military service is required.
Free Admittance – If you are looking for a little family-friendly adventure, why not head on over to your nearest national park on Weds? Besides being loads of fun, Nov. 11 is also an entrance fee-free day for everyone!
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