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Cracker Barrel has a Veterans Day freebie.(Photo: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO FROM CRACKER BARREL)

Businesses are saluting veterans and active-duty army personnel Saturday.

They’re providing freebies and particular reductions on Veterans Day to indicate their appreciation for all those that have sacrificed for his or her nation.

Veterans can get pleasure from free meals, drinks, treats and even a haircut and automotive wash.

For some offers, you don’t have to attend till Saturday.

Proof of service reminiscent of a army ID is often required and some companies will enable dressing in uniform as a type of identification.

The majority of reductions are legitimate solely on Veterans Day, except in any other case famous and obtainable at collaborating places. Some exclusions apply.

Early offers

Chipotle: From 5 p.m. to shut Tuesday, present your U.S. army ID and with the acquisition of a burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos, get a free entrée. This supply is for U.S. army, veterans and army spouses.

BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse: Free entrée below $12.95 on Friday and Saturday. Plus, get a free BJ’s beer, which was donated by a group member. Learn extra at

Boston Market: Buy one particular person meal, get a second free Friday by way of Sunday at collaborating places. A army ID isn’t required however to get this deal, you’ll want a coupon from

Denny’s: From 5 a.m. to midday Friday, lively, inactive and retired army personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam at collaborating places.

Farmer Boys: Free Big Cheese cheeseburgers Friday.

Firebird’s Grill: Veterans and lively responsibility service members get a free entrée once they dine with somebody who purchases a meal Friday.

IHOP: Get a free stack of Red, White and Blue pancakes or a patriotic pancake combo from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at collaborating places. The deal varies by location.

Spaghetti Warehouse: Buy any Original Recipe Spaghetti entrée, lasagne, grilled hen alfredo, get one free Friday by way of Sunday with a coupon obtainable at No army ID required.

Veterans Day free meals, treats

America’s Dog & Burger: Free meals for veterans and lively army with correct ID from Veterans Day by way of Nov. 18 on the Chicago regional chain.

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza: Free small order of meatballs with ricotta cheese.

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill: Free meal from a particular menu Saturday at any of the almost 1,800 places.

Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar: Choice of pretzel together with gentle, crab or buffalo pretzel. This dine-in solely supply is legitimate all-day Saturday in any respect places, aside from the Attleboro, Mbad., location and on the Patchogue, N.Y., location, the particular ends four p.m.

Back Yard Burgers: Free Clbadic Burgers Saturday for veterans and lively responsibility personnel in uniform or with a legitimate ID. The chain additionally gives a 20% low cost to service women and men year-round.

Bakers Square: Free breakfast Saturday with alternative of buttermilk pancakes, three slices of French toast or a Belgian waffle.

Bar Louie: Free flatbread or burger Saturday. See location for extra particulars.

Bob Evans: Free meal from a particular menu obtainable all day Saturday in any respect places.

Bonefish Grill: Free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer.

Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar: Through Sunday, friends should buy veterans and army personnel a pre-paid pint. Veterans and lively army can go to their native Boston’s to redeem one of many paper pints by way of Sunday whereas provides final.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of conventional or boneless wings with a aspect of fries.

California Pizza Kitchen: Free entrée from a particular Veterans Day menu at collaborating places.

Chili’s: Free meal from a particular menu.

Chuck E. Cheese: Free private one-topping pizza to veterans, lively responsibility personnel and eligible dependents with army ID, proof of service and promo code 5500. The chain additionally has each day army reductions.

Cicis Pizza: Free grownup buffet Saturday.

Circle Okay: Free Polar Pop with the Veterans Day deal on the comfort retailer chain’s cellular app and with army ID.

Cracker Barrel: Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Veterans get a free sandwich, savory aspect and a Big Yellow Cup from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Dunkin’ Donuts: Free doughnut of alternative, whereas provides final.

East Coast Wings + Grill: Free meal from a choose menu and fountain drink or tea. 

El Fenix: Vets get a free meal from a particular menu Saturday.

Friendly’s: Free meal from a particular menu at collaborating places.

Gyro Shack: Free Original Gyro.

Hooters: Free meal from particular menu.

Huddle House: Free order of Sweet Cakes, platter-size pancakes obtainable in eight totally different taste and topping mixtures in any respect places nationwide.

Hurricane Grill & Wings: Free entrée and non-alcoholic drink from particular menu.

Little Caesars: Free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

LongHorn Steakhouse: Free appetizer or dessert. Plus friends eating with veterans will obtain 10% off their meals.

Main Event: Free meal and $10 FUNcard. Locations open till 5 p.m. Saturday.

Mimi’s Café: Free meal from particular menu.

Olive Garden: Free meal from a choose menu.

On the Border: Free combo meal.

Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and non-alcoholic beverage.

Perkins: Free Magnificent Seven meal.

Pie Five Pizza: Free personalized pizza.

Pizza Factory: Free mini one-topping pizza and regular-size soda for lunch.

Pizza Inn: Free grownup buffet.

Recovery Sports Grill:Free meal.

Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert.

Red Robin: Free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with bottomless fries.

Ruby Tuesday: Free appetizer as much as $10.

Scooter’s Coffee: Free cup of espresso in any respect places.

Snuffer’s: Free burger and order of small fries or onion rings.

Sonny’s BBQ: Offers fluctuate by location. At some places, veterans eat for half off and different places will supply a free Big Deal Combo.

Teriyaki Madness: Free bowl of option to lively and non-active army personnel and first responders on the 14 places within the Las Vegas space.

Texas Roadhouse: Free meal from a particular menu and selection of non-alcoholic drink.

TGI Friday’s: Free lunch menu merchandise as much as $12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Plus get a coupon for $5 off subsequent meal.

Wawa: Free espresso, any dimension, all day Saturday for veterans, lively army and members of the family.

Vitality Bowls: Free smoothies to veterans in any respect company and collaborating franchise places.

Free meals Monday

Furr’s Fresh Buffet: Free buffet and beverage to all veterans Nov. 13. Can be mixed with the Military Monday value for as much as three members of the family that are available in with a service member.

Golden Corral: Free dinner buffet with beverage from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 13 for the chain’s annual Military Appreciation Night. Learn extra at

Ovation Brands: HomeTown Buffet, Old Country Buffet, Country Buffet and Ryan’s supply a free buffet and beverage to all veterans on Nov. 13. Can be mixed with the Military Monday value for as much as three members of the family that are available in with a service member.

Twin Peaks: Vets get a free meal from a particular menu on Nov. 13.

Other Veterans Day freebies

American Family Care: Free flu pictures Saturday. Find places at

Car wash: Get a free automotive wash at collaborating places nationwide. Find an inventory of places at

Crew Carwash: Free automotive wash for veterans and lively army members Saturday in any respect 30 places throughout Indiana. To get this deal, share that you simply’re a veteran and would really like the free automotive wash.

Great Clips: Veterans and lively responsibility get a free haircut on Veterans Day or decide up a free haircut card to make use of by way of Dec. 31. Also non-veterans who get a haircut Saturday get a free haircut card to present to a veteran.

Hair Cuttery: For each haircut bought by clients Saturday, a free haircut certificates will likely be donated again to a veteran in the identical group. To distribute the free haircut certificates, Hair Cuttery is working with veteran’s organizations.

Sports Clips: Through its Help A Hero marketing campaign, collaborating shops supply free haircuts to service members and veterans with legitimate army identification. Stores are also accumulating cash for scholarships.

Veterans Day meal offers

99 Restaurants: From 11 a.m. to four p.m. Saturday, veterans and lively army get a free meal with buy of an entree.

Black Angus Steakhouse: Special high sirloin steak meal for $9.99, which incorporates home-style mashed potatoes, broccoli with garlic butter and a beverage. The dine-in supply is out there at collaborating places from open to three p.m. Saturday.

Capriotti’s: Buy one sandwich, get one free.

Fogo de Chão: 50% off meals for veterans and lively responsibility personnel Friday by way of Sunday. Plus as much as three friends get 10% off their meals in any respect U.S. places.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria: 15% low cost for veterans. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut places usually are not collaborating. 

Store army reductions

Many shops supply army reductions year-round, however a handful are solely on Veterans Day.

A.C. Moore: 15% off your complete common and sale value buy with legitimate ID day-after-day.

Bed Bath & Beyond: 25% off complete buy Nov. 9-12 in-store solely.

Dollar General: 11% low cost in-store and on-line with promo code VET17 on Saturday.

Home Depot: 10% low cost.

Jo-Ann Fabric: 10% low cost for army service members and their households yr spherical.

Lowe’s: 10% low cost.

Michaels: 15% low cost for army households day-after-day.

Old Time Pottery: 10% army low cost on a regular basis to lively, retired army and their rapid households.

Publix: 10% low cost for veterans, army personnel and members of the family Saturday.

Rack Room Shoes: 10% army low cost on Veterans Day in addition to each Tuesday.

Target: Through Saturday, 10% low cost on in-store and on-line purchases for veterans, lively army, spouses and dependent kids. To get this low cost, register at

Toys R Us: 15% off in-store purchases by way of Saturday.

Walgreens: 20% off eligible regular-price objects Saturday for all veterans, army and their households with Balance Rewards card and proof of army service.

Know of one other Veterans Day deal? Email me at [email protected]

Kelly Tyko is a columnist for Treasure Coast Newspapers and, a part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. This column displays her opinion. Read her Bargainista ideas at and observe her on Twitter @KellyTyko. Sign up for her weekly e-newsletter at

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