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Veterans Day 2017 has a number of freebies and offers for veterans.(Photo: Paul Sakuma/AP)

Veterans Day is Saturday, Nov. 11, and there is not any method to fully thank our navy members for his or her service.

That being stated, would a free meal, a brand new haircut or some cool reductions be a superb begin?

In honor of Veterans Day, a number of Indianapolis eating places and companies are providing freebies and reductions to present and former navy service members Saturday. Make certain to confirm taking part places earlier than you go.

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All reductions apply to each active-duty navy personnel and veterans except in any other case specified. Be certain to deliver alongside proof of your service.

Here’s who has freebies and offers for veterans:

Early fowl specials

Aspen Creek Grill: Free lunch from particular menu from 11 a.m. to three p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Bar Louie: Free flatbread or burger for veterans and energetic navy.

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

Boston Market: Buy one particular person meal, get a second free Friday by means of Sunday at taking part places. No navy ID required. Coupon required from

Denny’s: From 5 a.m. to midday Friday, energetic, inactive and retired navy personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam at taking part places.

Fazoli’s:Free spaghetti with meat or marina sauce Friday by means of Sunday. The chain is also rolling out a brand new 10 p.c navy low cost. 

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 taking part places. Deal varies by location.

Tucanos Brazilian Grill: Get a free Churrasco Meal to your veteran whenever you purchase one other grownup Churrasco Meal by means of Saturday.

Veterans Day free eats

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

Arni’s: Free entree as much as $10 for energetic responsibility navy and veterans with proof of service. Dine-in solely.

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

Bonefish Grill: Free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer.

Brew Link Brewing:Free beer. Co-owner and Indiana Army National Guard veteran Ruari Crabbe will purchase all energetic responsibility navy and veterans a beer with a purchase order of beer within the Tap Room.

Bruegger’s Bagels: Free small drip espresso.

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

Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Free appetizer.

Chili’s: Free meal from a particular menu.

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

Cicis Pizza: Free grownup buffet.

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

Famous Dave’s: Free two meat combo. 

Hooters: Free meal from particular menu.

Houlihan’s: Free meal from choose menu. Offers range by location.

IKEA: Free meal as much as $9.99. 

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

Logan’s Roadhouse: Free meal from particular menu between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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

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

Max & Erma’s: Free Best Cheeseburger in America meal for veterans and energetic navy. Meal consists of 1/2-pound cheeseburger, infinite seasoned fries and a fountain drink.

Mimi Blue Meatballs: Free slider to all veterans and energetic service members.

O’Charley’s: Free meal from the “$9.99er Menu.” Plus get a $5 off $20 voucher to your subsequent go to. Offers might range by location. O’Charley’s provides a 10 p.c navy low cost year-round. 

Olive Garden: Free meal from a choose menu.

On the Border: Free combo meal.

Orange Leaf Yogurt: Free frozen yogurt as much as 11 ounces.

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

Panera Bread: Free breakfast sandwiches till 10 a.m. Saturday at taking part places. After 10 a.m., navy members get a coupon for a free pastry to make use of on a future go to.

Perkins: Free Magnificent Seven meal.

Pie Five Pizza: Free custom-made pizza.

Ponderosa Steakhouse: Free buffet.

Primanti Bros.: Free basic sandwich.

Red Lobster:Free appetizer or dessert.

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

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery: Free meal.

Ruby Tuesday: Free appetizer as much as $10.

Starbucks: Free tall espresso for any veteran, energetic responsibility navy and navy partner Saturday. Unrelated to the Veterans Day deal, Starbucks has a purchase one vacation drink, get one free deal 2 to five p.m.Thursday by means of Nov. 13 from

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.

Tijuana Flats: Free meal.

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

White Castle: Free breakfast combo.

Veterans Day low cost meals

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

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

Post-Veterans Day munchies

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

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

More Veterans Day freebies

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

Great Clips: Veterans and energetic responsibility get a free haircut on Veterans Day or choose up a free haircut card to make use of by means of Dec. 31. Also non-veterans who get a haircut Saturday get a free haircut card to offer to a veteran.

Meineke: Free fundamental oil change Saturday.

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

Topgolf: Complimentary lifetime membership, 10 p.c off gameplay and 20 p.c off all different memberships on Saturday for energetic responsibility navy and veterans, police, fireplace and EMS personnel. Patrons can donate to Folds of Honor to boost cash for scholarships for youngsters and spouses of fallen or disabled service members.

Shopping reductions

Babies R Us: 15 p.c off in-store purchases by means of Saturday.

Bed Bath & Beyond: 25 p.c off total buy by means of Nov. 12, in-store solely.

Cabela’s: In addition to the 5 p.c on a regular basis navy low cost, the chain is providing further reductions by means of Sunday.

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

Fresh Market: 10 p.c off Saturday for veterans and spouses. Not legitimate on alcohol or reward playing cards.

Giant Eagle Inc.’s GetGo: Free cup of espresso for veterans with navy ID or veteran’s card. This supply is on the market day by day.

Home Depot: 10 p.c low cost Saturday. To get the low cost on-line, enroll right here.

Jo-Ann Fabric:10 p.c low cost for navy service members and their households 12 months spherical.

LIDS: 25 p.c off on-line and 50 p.c customized embroidery in-store Saturday. A navy ID is required.

Lowe’s: 10 p.c low cost.

Michaels: 15 p.c low cost for navy households each day.

Rack Room Shoes: 10 p.c navy low cost on Veterans Day in addition to each Tuesday.

Target: Through Saturday, 10 p.c low cost on in-store and on-line purchases for veterans, energetic navy, spouses and dependent youngsters. Register for this low cost at

Toys R Us: 15 p.c off in-store purchases by means of Saturday.

Walgreens: 20 p.c off eligible regular-price gadgets Saturday for all veterans, navy and their households with Balance Rewards card and proof of navy service.

World Market: 25 p.c off total buy by means of Nov. 12, in-store solely.

Veterans on the go

National parks: No entrance charges Saturday and Sunday to greater than 100 nationwide parks. This deal is not just for veterans and navy — it is for everybody.

Museums: Across the nation, many museums together with the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis, are providing free admission for veterans Saturday. Some are also providing reductions for relations. Many zoos and aquariums nationwide could have free admission too.

Recreation areas: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is waiving day use charges for veterans, energetic and reserve element service members, and their households on the greater than 2,800 recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day.

Red Roof: 40 p.c off low cost for energetic responsibility or retired navy members after they e-book on by means of Nov. 22 with its Home for the Holidays low cost good for stays by means of the tip of February.

Super Eight: 20 p.c low cost for energetic navy members, veterans and their households for journeys booked now by means of Dec. four and brought by July 31. Also veterans get most well-liked parking. Learn extra at

Westgate Resorts: The firm is honoring U.S. navy personnel and their households by giving freely 1,500 free holidays. Beginning Friday at 9 a.m. EST, the primary 1,500 eligible service members to finish the web navy appreciation type at and place a totally refundable $100 deposit can join both of 1,400 complimentary four-day, three-night holidays for as much as 4 folks at Westgate Town Center Resort & Spa, May Three-6, or one in all 100 three-day, two-night holidays for as much as two folks at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Dec. Eight-10, 2017.

Bargainista Kelly Tyko of contributed to this report. Chris Sims is a digital producer at IndyStar. Follow him on Twitter: @ChrisFSims



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