Each Nov. 11, businesses and restaurants across the U.S. offer deals and discounts to show their appreciation for veterans and active duty military personnel.
Consumer and money-saving expert Andrea Woroch recommended the following deals for Veterans Day:
Restaurant Deals and Freebies:
-Applebee’s: Free signature entree for current and former military members
-Baskin-Robbins: Baskin-Robbins is honoring U.S. troops, military families and veterans today by donating 11 cents from each ice cream scoop sold in its U.S. locations to the United Service Organizations (USO).
-California Pizza Kitchen: free meal for Veterans and active military off special menu of select pizza, salad and pasta
-Denny’s: free meal for Veterans and active military
-IHOP: free meal, Veterans and active military
-Krispy Kreme: Free donuts and coffee for veterans and active military
-Menchie’s Yogurt: Free 6 oz frozen yogurt, veterans and active military
-Olive Garden: free entree for veterans and active military + 10% off for family members dining with veterans.
-Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and Coca-Cola beverage on Wed., veterans and active military/ Starting Nov. 12 and continuing through Dec. 31, active and retired military and their families get 15% off their check.
-Starbucks: Free drink for Veterans, active military and their spouses
-TGIFriday’s: Free lunch between 11am to 2pm for all US Military personnel and veterans
Retail Offers and Deals
-Bed, Bath & Beyond: 20% off for Veterans, active military and spouses
-JCPenney: Extra 10% off purchases for current and former military personnel and their immediate family members
-The Home Depot: 10% off for veterans and active military
-iPic Theaters: Free movie ticket for active duty military and veterans with ID
-Sleep Number: Through Nov. 16, Sleep Number is offering current and past military personnel $700 off on a Sleep Number m7 bed plus -24-month financing and free standard shipping, plus otherSleep Number military offers.
-Massage Envy is offering a new Military Discount Program to all active military personnel who can join for a savings of $60 per year
-Knott’s Berry Farm theme park (Buena Park, CA): free admission with guest for veterans and active duty military through Dec. 20
-Great Clips: free haircut, Veterans and active military
-Meineke: free service, Veterans and active military
-Joshua Tree National Park: All US National Parks offer free admission on Veterans Day
1. Call ahead and note limitations and restrictions. Bring your valid ID to get the discount.
2. Retailers like Home Depot, Lowe’s, J.C. Penny, Massage Envy and Dell are also among the dozens offering special discounts on Veterans Day
3. Many of these deals for military members are also offered year-round. Use the new free app called Discount Soldier: http://www.discountsoldier.com/
4. Search military.com to search for Veteran and Military discounts by zip code and Check out CouponSherpa.com for retail specials, use the app to access in-store deals for Veteran’s Day and everyday.
Correction: An earlier version of this post included the wrong deal for Baskin-Robbins. It has been updated.