This weekend is a reminder to never forget the sacrifices our brave men and women have made over the years, and many businesses are doing their part to honor their service.
Veteran’s Day is officially on Nov. 11, and will be observed on Monday, Nov. 12.
A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. We found a comprehensive list at Military Benefits.
For military service men and women only in the Cumming Area:
Applebee’s Free Meal
Applebee’s is offering a free signature entree on Sunday, Nov. 11 at participating locations. Must present valid Veteran’s form of identification.
Chili’s Free Meal
Chili’s Free Meal Sunday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Veterans and active-duty military get a choice of seven free meals. Must show proof of military service.
Golden Corral Free Meal
Get a Veterans Day free meal to any veteran who has served in the United States military or is a current active duty service member. All Golden Corral locations will be participating On Monday, Nov. 12 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Little Caesars Free Crazy Bread
Receive free Crazy Bread with valid ID Sunday, Nov. 11.
Longhorn Steakhouse Free App & Drink
One free appetizer & one free non-alcoholic beverage Nov. 11 and 12 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Outback Steakhouse Free Bloomin’ Onion® and Coca-Cola®
On Nov. 11 and 12 military personnel and veterans get FREE Bloomin’ Onion® and Coca-Cola®. Must have valid identification. Also, receive 10 percent off the entire guest check (excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuity) from November 13 - December 31.
Every Monday, including Nov. 12, active and veteran military personnel with ID cards are granted 10 percent off their purchases.
Big Lots Discount
Saturday, Nov. 10, veterans, active-duty and military families get 10 percent off the entire purchase. Must show valid military ID.
Home Depot Veterans Day Discount
Every year on Veteran’s Day the Home Depot offers a 10 percent discount. Must present a valid military ID. Home Depot also offers this discount to Veterans on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.
Lowe’s Veterans Day Discount
All Veterans receive a 10 percent discount on Veteran’s Day up to $5,000 on in-stock and special-order purchases. The offer can’t be used online, on previous sales or on sales of services or gift cards. Must present a valid Veteran Identification Card (VIC), valid Form DD214 or other proof of service. Lowes also offers this Veteran’s discount on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.
For military service men and women only in nearby communities:
California Pizza Kitchen
Free meal, Sunday, Nov. 11, and Monday, Nov. 12. CPK is honoring veterans and military personnel a free pizza and a non-alcoholic beverage on Nov. 11 and 12. Dine-in only. Come in uniform or bring military ID or other proof of service.
Free pancakes, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Free all-you-can-eat pancakes from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, for all active, retirees, and veterans with a valid military ID or proof of military service. Offer available in every Denny’s nationwide.
Free bagel, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Veterans will be treated to a free classic or signature bagel on Nov. 11.
Free wings, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Ten free boneless wings with the purchase of a drink for all veterans and active duty military on Nov. 11. Military ID or proof of service required.
On The Border
Free entree certificate, Sunday, Nov 11, 2012. On The Border will donate 15 percent of purchases will to Carry The Load, and veterans and active-duty will receive a free entrée certificate on Nov. 11, valid up to $10 and good through Nov. 30.
Free appetizer, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Free appetizer to all veterans and active-duty personnel.
Free meal, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Past and present military will receive a free meal this Sunday and Monday with the purchase of another regular priced meal. Just show proof of military service or be in uniform.
Free lunch, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Every Texas Roadhouse location across the country will participate in the free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces. Choose from one of 10 free meals, plus sides and a drink. Offer good for All veterans – including all active, retired or former U.S. military. ID required.
Free lunch, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Valid for all U.S. military personnel and veterans. Must wear uniform (if permitted by your service) or present military ID or other proof of service. Only valid at participating locations for anyone with an old or current military ID.
The Olive Garden
Free entrée, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Offer good for veterans and active duty military, on Nov. 11 during regular business hours. Chose from a special menu; all entrées include freshly baked garlic sticks and choice of soup or salad. Proof of service required.
All Veterans and Military personnel stop by your local Sports Authority store to receive 15 percent off your entire purchase on Nov. 11, 2012. Please show proper identification or proof of service at checkout to receive this special offer.
For everyone to enjoy:
- All national parks, forests and monuments offer free admission to all on Veterans Day. Go and enjoy the scenery!
Did you know national and local businesses consistently offer discounts to support military families? Find some of them here.
Thanks again to our troops and their families who sacrifice so much for our country. Your service is never unappreciated.
If you know of a business offering discounts or freebies to veterans, tell us in the comments below.