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Veterans Day discounts: Your comprehensive guide to free pizza, farm supplies, desserts, hotel stays and more
By: Karen Jowers 11-7-18 ~ 3 hours ago
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If you map out your discounts right, you could eat free all day on Veterans Day and the day after, in between shopping for some deals and booking some discounted travel.

Since Veterans Day falls on Sunday, it’s also observed on Monday, Nov. 12, as a day off for many. So as you make your plans, pay attention to the date the discount or deal is being offered. Also, some are not limited to this weekend.

Discounts and freebies are plentiful, and we’ve collected some to get you started. We know that military discounts are not what Veterans Day is really about; most of these businesses say it’s just their way of offering a small token of their appreciation of your service.

You shouldn’t feel compelled to buy extra stuff to get the freebie or discount.

Before you head over to that favorite eatery to get the discount or freebie, save yourself some frustration with a little planning:

- Remember that “free" isn’t always completely free. The free meal doesn’t always include a beverage, for instance, so be prepared to pay for that and other extras.

- Always call ahead to your local restaurant or business to make sure they’re participating in any national programs. Double-check what they’re offering, and ask if there are limited hours or quantities. Always confirm what proof of service they require.

- Most of these offers apply to service members past and present, not just those currently serving on active duty.... but not all offers. Be sure you are eligible and you have the required identification or paperwork.

- Most restaurant deals are dine-in only. When you arrive, let your server or host know up front that you want the discount or deal.

- Many discounts don’t apply to the entire party. Be sure to clarify whether family members or guests are covered.

FOOD AND DRINK

Applebee’s: Get a free, full-size entrée from a special menu with eight selections, on Nov. 11 at participating restaurants. Active duty and other veterans are eligible, with proof of service such as military ID, DD-214, membership card from a veterans organization, etc. The restaurant chain’s goal is to serve 1 million free meals to veterans.

Chipotle: Buy one, get one free from open to close on Nov. 11. The offer applies to burritos, bowls, salads and taco orders. Active duty, Guard and Reserve members, military spouses and retirees are eligible, with valid ID. Limit one free menu item per military ID.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store: Get a choice of a free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or a Crafted Coffee beverage on Nov. 11. Active duty and other veterans are eligible.

Denny’s: Get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon, Nov. 12, at participating restaurants. Eligible are active, Guard and Reserve, retirees and other veterans. Must show military ID or DD-214.

Dunkin' Donuts: Get one free doughnut at participating restaurants, on Sunday, Nov. 11. Active duty and other veterans are eligible.

Fatz Southern Kitchen: Free Calabash Chicken basket on Monday, Nov. 12. Also, 25 percent off the entrée on each visit to Fatz through Nov. 30. Active duty and other veterans are eligible, with proof of service. Fatz operates 38 restaurants in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, and they’ll be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Nov. 12.

Golden Corral: Get a free dinner buffet with beverage from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12. Available to active duty, Guard and Reserve members, retirees and other veterans. Identification is not required.

Kolache Factory: Get a free kolache and a free coffee on Nov. 11. Active duty and other veterans are eligible with a government-issued military photo ID.

Little Caesars: Get a free $5 Hot-N-Ready Lunch combo, which includes four slices of pizza, with a 20-ounce drink, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Active duty and other veterans are eligible, with proof of service such as military ID, DD-214 or an ID card with veteran designation.

Red Lobster: Get a free appetizer (six choices) or dessert (five choices) from a special menu on Sunday, Nov. 11 and Monday, Nov. 12. Active duty, Guard and Reserve and other veterans are eligible with proof of service.

Scooter’s Coffee: Get a free drink, any size, on Nov. 11. Currently serving military personnel and other veterans are eligible, with proof of service.

Sheetz: Get a free six-inch turkey sub and a regular size fountain drink, on Nov. 11. Locations offering car washes will also provide a free car wash. Active duty and other veterans are eligible with military ID or other proof of service.

SweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt: Get a free 12-ounce frozen yogurt on Nov. 11. Active duty and other veterans are eligible, with a military ID.

TooJay’s: Get a free entree from a special menu featuring 13 different items on Nov. 11. Active duty and other veterans are eligible. TooJay’s restaurants are in various Florida locations.

ENTERTAINMENT

City of Buena Park, California: Get discounts on attractions, hotels and meals during November and December at a variety of locations in this city, which is near Disneyland, The Queen Mary, and others. Details on specific deals and eligibility rules are available here, for places like Knott’s Berry Farm amusement park, Pirate’s Dinner Adventure dinner show, Medieval Times, and Bowers Museum.

Globus: Save 10 percent on select Globus 2019 North America Tours, plus an extra $100 off per person, if booked by Nov. 16. Active and retired military personnel are eligible, with verification through Sheer ID.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort: Get free admission, free parking, and hotel discounts, during the month of November. In addition, those eligible can purchase theme park tickets for up to six guests at a 50 percent discount. Those eligible are active duty and other veterans. Proof of service is required at the ticket window on the day of visit. Those eligible can save up to 25 percent at the Florida LEGOLAND Resort on certain dates during November. Proof of service required at check-in.

National Corvette Museum: Throughout November, get free admission to the museum, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Veterans as well as police and firefighters are eligible, as well as their accompanying family members. Show proof of service at the admissions counter.

Vet Tix: Get tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts, educational and family activities across the nation, year-round. A small delivery fee is required to receive the free tickets. All currently serving military, veterans, and their family members, and immediate family members of troops killed in action are eligible for tickets through this nonprofit organization.

HOTELS/RESORTS

Hyatt: Get a discounted rate of between 10 and 15 percent off the stay at any participating Hyatt-branded hotel in the U.S., with offer code MILVET*. This new offer is in effect indefinitely. Active duty and other veterans and their immediate family members are eligible. Guests must make their reservation here or through a Global Contract Center, and indicate their intention to book using the veteran and military rate. At check-in, proof of service is required, such as a valid ID or DD-214.

Kentucky State Parks: Discounted rates on lodge rooms and cottages at 17 resort parks, plus cottages at John James Audubon State Park, through March 31, 2019. Active duty, Guard and Reserve and other veterans are eligible with proof of service at check-in. Rates start at $59.95 for a lodge room, and start at $99.95 for a three-bedroom cottage. Click here for the winter schedule of the parks. Use promo code USA when booking online ). If booking by phone, mention the USA military discount to receive special rate.

Super 8 by Wyndham: Get a 20 percent discount at participating Super 8 hotels in the U.S. and Canada, through Dec. 11. Active duty, retired and other veterans are eligible. Military identification must be provided at time of check-in.

RETAIL

Buckle.com: Get 10 percent off purchases all year, plus free shipping Nov. 5 through Nov. 20 on jeans, shirts and footwear. Active duty, retirees and other veterans and immediate family members eligible; verification through SheerID.

Eyemart Express: Get a 20 percent discount on eyewear purchase at any Eyemart Express, Vision4Less, Visionmart Express or Eyewear Express store, through Nov. 17. Active duty and other veterans and their families are eligible, with proof of service.

Grand Trunk: Get a 30 percent discount off entire web site, discount available for life after registration. Those eligible are active, Guard and Reserve members, retirees and other veterans. The retailer sells a variety of items such as hammocks, travel items, and holiday items.

Helzberg Diamonds: Get one-time 10 percent discount in store or online or at 800-435-9237. Eligible are active duty, retirees, disabled veterans and dependents. Verification through SheerID.

Holt’s Cigar Co. : Get a 10 percent discount through this continuing program, online and by phone, 800-523-1641. Those eligible are active duty, Guard and Reserve, retirees and other veterans. Verification through SheerID.

Ocean State Job Lot : Get a 25 percent discount on most products in these discount retail stores, from Nov. 8 through Nov. 14. All active duty, Guard and Reserve members, and other veterans and their family members are eligible, with proof of service such as an ID card or state-issued license with military or veteran designation. The retail chain has 131 stores in New England, New York and New Jersey, with everything from clothing, baking supplies and bird food to rugs.

Sears Garage Doors: Get a 10 percent discount on any product or service from Nov. 9 through Nov. 12. Available to those with valid ID.

Tommy Hilfiger: Get a 15 percent discount year-round. Active duty, Guard, Reserve, military spouses, retirees and other veterans are eligible. Verification through SheerID.

Tractor Supply Company: Get a 15 percent discount of entire purchase on Nov. 11. Active duty and other veterans, with military ID or proof of service, and their dependents are eligible. The company has more than 1,750 locations nationwide, offering a variety of products for caring for home, land, pets and animals.

SERVICES

American Family Care: Get a free flu shot on Nov. 11. Available to veterans with proof of service.

Ancestry.com: Through Nov. 12, the collection of more than 250 million military records will be available for free to the public, not just Ancestry members. The collection includes draft cards, service records and prisoner and casualty lists.

SmileDirectClub: Get $200 off a purchase of an invisible aligner, Nov. 9 through Nov. 12. Available to active duty and other veterans with proof of service. Visit one of their 150 SmileShop locations around the country.

Word Among Us: Two years of digital subscription of readings and meditations, free for active duty, $9.99 for Guard, Reserve and veterans (80 percent discount.) Verification through SheerID.

We’ll update the list during the week; if we’re missing your business, email kjowers@militarytimes.com with your discount details.

About the writer: About Karen Jowers
Karen covers military families, quality of life and consumer issues for Military Times
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