2012 Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies for Active Duty Military, Veterans and Military Families

Attention Veteran Owned Business Members and Visitors:

Many wonderful organizations have put together special “thank you” offerings for veterans and active duty military members (in some cases their respective families as well). Do you know of a special offer we are missing?  Email us details and we will be sure to add it or call us toll free at: (877) 862-5478 (extension #1).

Here is a growing list of what some of these companies are offering for Veterans Day 2012 (and beyond):

Visit Your Military Veterans Discounts for a full list of military and veterans discounts

Updated 11/7/2012 (9:00 a.m EST):

Spinning Fork Italian Restaurant
Fairfield Ohio
$5 off 2 dinners entree’s,(min purchase of $ 20.00) $4 off any lunch entree’s (min purchase of $ 12.00) for more info click here Spinning Fork Italian

UFood Grill
Boston Area
UFood Grill in Boston at Downtown Crossing, 530 Washington St, Landmark Center, 201 Brookline Ave and 222 Arsenal St in Watertown will be feeding all past and present military personnel free tomorrow for Veteran’s Day (11/11/12). Military guests will just need to provide ID. This is their 3rd year providing this service. UFood Grill’s CEO and COO are very proud to be veterans.

Charlie and Jake’s
West Melbourne Florida Location: “50% off for military members on Veteran’s Day”All other locations: “10% off and a free alcoholic beverage”.

Papaya King Hollywood
Hollywood, California
Veterans and Active Duty Military receive one of their renowned hot dogs, for free, all day on Veteran’s Day.  In addition, for 11.11.12 (also Veteran’s Day), we’re offering everyone $0.11 fries with the purchase of any hot dog.

Bar Louie America
ree meal on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. 2012.Active duty military members and veterans can receive a free meal, up to $10 in value, and a free non-alcoholic beverage. Available at all locations, military ID or proof of service is required

Southwest Moe’s
10% off for veterans

2012 Nationwide Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies

free meal, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012: Last year, Applebee’s served over one million free meals to military veterans and active service members. Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.

Champps Americana
 Nov. 11, 2012. We’re celebrating our Veterans with an All American Meal! All Veterans and Active Military will receive a free burger. Proof of service required. Offer not valid for the Pepperjack Bacon Stack Burger or Kobe Burger. Dine in only.

 Nov. 11 2012. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 7 meals. This offer is available from 11am – 5pm on November 11, 2012 at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only.

Nov. 12 2012. Free all you can eat pancakes from 6 a.m. – 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.

Duffy’s Sports Grill
In honor of Veterans Day, Duffy’s Sports Grill will be serving up $1 patriotic-themed cupcakes throughout the month of November. For each cupcake sold, Duffy’s will donate $.50 to Honor Flight, an organization devoted to helping American Veterans of World War II

Famous Dave’s
Sunday Nov. 11 2012. Free or discounted meals on Veterans Day. Offer varies by location, please check the Famous Dave’s Veterans Day page or call your local restaurant for more information.

Golden Corral
Monday Nov. 12: The 12th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation Monday dinner will is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Monday dinner.

 Sunday, Nov. 11 2012. Hooter’s is serving up a free meal to military veterans all day on Veterans Day. Offer good for all veterans and active duty military personnel. Get 10 Free Wings – Boneless or Regular, drink purchase required. Offer valid at participating Hooters only; open to all active duty and military veterans with valid military ID or proof of military service.

Nov. 12, 2012. Free Veterans Day breakfast from 7am – 11am at all Hy-Vee supermarkets with in-store dining. Please call ahead to verify participation, and bring proof of service.

Krispy Kreme
Nov. 11, 2012.Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees & veterans. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.

McCormick and Schmicks
Free lunch or dinner, Sunday Nov 11, 2012: McCormick & Schmick’s is celebrating their 14th annual Veteran’s Appreciation Event on Sunday, November 11th. Veterans will be able to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée. Veterans must provide proof of military service.

Olive Garden
Nov. 11, 2012. Offer good for veterans and active duty military, on Sunday, November 11th during regular business hours. Chose from a special menu; all entrées inlcude freshly baked garlic sticks and choice of soup or salad. Off er good in US and Canada, proof of service required.

Outback Steakhouse
 A week of Free Bloomin’ Onions and Cokes Nov. 11-12, 2012. Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a Coca-Cola product during the week leading up to Veteran’s Day. This offer is available to Military Personnel with ID. Also receive 10% off your purchase from Nov. 13-Dec 31, 2012

Shoney’s offers retired and active duty military members a 10% discount on their meals. Check with each individual franchise to see if they participate.

Spaghetti Warehouse
Spaghetti Warehouse, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Buy one entrée, get one free, coupon required. Choose any of 11 Original Recipe Spaghetti entrées and receive a second entrée free. This offer is open to everyone, not just veterans. Download the coupon http://www.40meatballs.com/(available starting Nov. 5th).

In honor of Veterans Day, SUBWAY® will donate $111,112 to the Wounded Warrior Project ‘s economic empowerment program.

Texas Roadhouse
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.

T.G.I Fridays
Nov. 12, 2012.Valid for all US 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.

Tijuana Flats
Vetreans & Active Military EAT FOR FREE with Purchase of another entree 10% off Always w/ I.D .

Tim Hortons
November 11), Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop is giving all active and inactive U.S. military veterans a free donut in an effort to thank them for their service and dedication to their country. No purchase is necessary. Veterans need to either be in uniform or show their military ID when they visit a Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop.

Twin Peaks Restaurants
 Nov. 11 (2011 – awaiting 2012 update). Free entrée for service men and women (up to $10). Good for veterans and active service personnel with valid ID or proof of service.

Uno Chicago Grill
  Nov. 11 -12, 2012. Free individual pizza or entrée with the purchase of a pizza or entrée of equal or greater value. Available for all active duty and veterans. No coupon necessary; proof of service required.

Get $25 Restaurant Gift Certificates for only $10; $100 eGift card for only $10.99.

2012 Nationwide Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies

Anheuser-Busch Parks
 Anheuser-Busch Parks offers Active Duty Service Members free admission for them and up to 3 dependents to any of their parks once a year. Throughout 2012, members of the military and as many as three direct dependents may enter SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks with a single-day complimentary admission. The Here’s to the Heroes program is only available to Any active duty, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman. Eligible parks include: Adventure Island, Busch Gardens (Tampa Bay or Williamsburg), SeaWorld (Orlando, San Diego, or San Antonio), Sesame Place, and Water Country USA. Not valid at Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Christmas Town at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va. is not included as part of this program.

Battley Harley-Davidson – Veterans Day Ride to Arlington National Cemetery
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Battley Harley-Davidson at 8 am for free coffee and doughnuts then it is kickstands up at 8:30 am sharp as Bernie leads the group down to Arlington Cemetery. Bernie does this every year so he knows where to park and what time to see things.

Battleship Cove
Fall River, Massachusetts
FREE ADMISSION FOR VETERANS: all active duty, retired and reserve military personnel who show proof of service will be honored with free admission to Battleship Cove!  Open 9 AM to 4:30 Pp

Brevard Zoo
Melbourne Florida
Nov. 9-11, 2012. Free Admission to military veterans with proof of service.

Boston Duck Tours
Boston, Massachusetts
We offer discounted rates for Military personnel and their spouses. Each year we offer free rides to all Veterans during the week of Veteran’s Day.

Colonial Williamsburg
Williamsburg, Virginia
offers free weekend-long admission tickets to active-duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their immediate dependents from Thursday, Nov. 9 through Monday, Nov. 12th. The complimentary ticket includes admission to Colonial Williamsburg exhibition sites, art museums, and most daytime programs, as well as free parking and use of the shuttle bus system. Tickets are only available at on-site ticket sales locations.

FCW (Florida Championship Wrestling)
Offering free admission to  both Florida wrestling shows on November 11 and 12.

Historic Jamestowne
Jamestowne, Virginia
 Free Admission. The National Park Service commemorates Veterans Day with Fee Free days at Historic Jamestowne November 10-12. Free admission for everyone.

Knott’s Berry Farm/ Knott’s Soak City
Buena Park, California
 Free Admission – 2012. Knott’s Berry Farm has an annual Military Tribute event in which they offer military members past and present by offering free park admission. This year the Military Tribute Days run from November 1 – 21 November. Veterans or current serving military personnel plus one guest get in FREE with proper ID.

Navy Memorial
Washington, D.C.

11/12/2012 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Navy Memorial – Burke Theater. Nov27 Intrepid Sailors.

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
to the OKC Zoo for all active duty, active reserves & military retirees and up to 5 guests. Sunday, November 11. 424-3344, www.okczoo.com.

National Parks, Forests and Monuments
To honor America’s service men and women, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that areas managed by the National Park Service would not charge entrance fees for Veterans Day weekend – November 10-12, 2012. Everyone is eligible, not just veterans.

Natural Elements Salon & Spa
Chesapeake, Virginia

The North Carolina Aquarium
Sun., Nov. 11, the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island waives admission fees for all visitors. No past or present military affiliation is required. Visitors can enjoy the animals, exhibits and daily programs at no charge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pro Football Hall of Fame
Canton, Ohio Free Admission, Nov. 3. 2012. Annual Veterans Day Salute, Saturday, November 03, 2012, 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM. Any veteran or member of the armed forces and their spouse or a guest will be admitted free of charge to the Hall of Fame for a day-long recognition of US Military veterans. Members of the Blue and Gold Star Mothers will also be eligible for free admission. Veterans and guests also receive a 10% discount in the Hall of Fame Store.

Reds Hall of Fame & Museum
Cincinnati, Ohio Active military and veterans will receive free admission with ID. Plaques of Reds Hall of Famers who have served in the armed services will be marked throughout the museum.

San Jacinto Monument and Museum
La Porte, Texas 
San Jacinto Museum of History will offer free admission to all museum venues to veterans and the guests who accopany them during the week in which Veterans Day falls. Monday, November 5, through Sunday, November 11, 2012, veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families and guests may visit the Observation Deck, the Jesse H. Jones Theatre for Texas Studies, and the exhibit Making a Mark, Leaving a Legacy at no charge.

Universal Studios Hollywood
Hollywood, California Universal Studios Hollywood offers phenomenal discount options to all members of our Armed Forces all year long! Eligible members include retirees, DOD personnel, members of the National Guard/Reserves, dependents and all other base personnel.Tickets for these specially priced offers must be purchased in advance and can only be obtained at participating MWR/ITT offices throughout the United States. These special military rates are not available at the Universal Studios Hollywood box office. A military or U.S. Government I.D. is required for purchase. for more info  call (619) 767-6000.

2012 Nationwide Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies

Free small Slurpee – 11.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 11
Applies to: Active military and veterans

Free MP3 album download “Veterans Day Honor” Available at Amazon on Veterans Day.

Big Lots
10% off your entire purchase with valid military ID.

Brides Across America
Provides free wedding gowns to qualified military brides.

Members of the armed services including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserve Officer Training Corps, will receive a 20% discount Nov. 11-15 on any one transaction at Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Cabela’s Outdoor Store
Employee discount of 5% to 20% – Nov. 11 to12
Applies to: Veterans, active-duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel.

Dollar General
10% discount for all veterans, active-duty military, National Guard and reserve and their immediate families.

Fashion Bug
20% off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse’s military ID.

Foot Locker
Veterans, Service members (Active, Guard, and Reserve), and their immediate families with a Foot Locker Veterans Advantage Card receive a 20% discount every day of the year. That offer is good both online and at any store location, including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Footaction and Champs Sports, even on sale items.

Jos. A. Bank
Veterans Day Sale- 1 Day Only! (for more info click here  Jos. A. Bank)

Will offer all active, reserve, honorably discharged, retired military personnel and their immediate family members a 10 percent discount on in-store U.S. purchases made during the Veterans Day holiday. The discount is available Nov. 7 – Nov. 11. The discount is available on in-stock and special order purchases up to $5,000. To qualify, individuals must present a valid military ID or other proof of service.

Home Depot
Is offering all active duty personnel, reservists, retired military, veterans and their families a 10 percent discount off their purchases in honor of Veteran’s Day. The offer is valid on purchases of up to $2,000 for a maximum of $200 and is available at The Home Depot stores, The Home Depot Design Center locations, Yardbirds and EXPO Design Center(R) locations. The 10% military discount is available everyday for active duty and retirees, but not all veterans.

K-Mart Exclusive Early Veterans Day Sale – Nov. 10th! EXTRA 5-10% off Almost Everything with coupon code VETERANSDAY. Friday & Saturday Specials + EXTRA 5-15% off & FREE Shipping orders of $49.

Both Military and Non Military can Use the Coupon Code VET15 for 10% to 15% off through November 13th.

5% to 15% off almost everything – through Nov. 10
Applies to: Everyone
Applies only to sales through Sears.com.

Sport Clips Veterans Day National cut-a-thon and Help A Hero program. Sport Clips is the official hair cutter of the VFW and will donate $1 from every haircut during the National Cut-a-Thon to VFW’s Operation Uplink, which provides free phone time to active-duty military personnel and hospitalized veterans.

Surdyke Harley Davison
Fetus, Missouri
10% of sales (MotorClothes, P&A, & Service) from Nov. 11 – 12 will be donated to Camp Hope–an outdoor recreational camp for wounded soldiers.

Sams Club
In honor of Veterans Day, Sam’s Club® locations nationwide will distribute 36,000 Hugo® canes free of charge on November 9th, 11th and 12th, 2012 to U.S. military veterans in need of mobility assistance.

2012 Nationwide Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies

Red Roof Inn
Offering 15% off all stays for veterans for the month of November.

Bed & Breakfast for Vets  Bed and Breakfasts and Inns across the US and Canada which will be offering veterans a free night‟s stay on November 10th, the night before Veterans Day. This offer is available to both active duty military members and veterans with ID, but space is limited. Each Inn and B&B has at least one room available for this promotion and reservations must be made directly through the participating Inns and B&Bs. For more information visit B&Bs for Vets.

2012 Nationwide Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies

Free Car Wash Nov. 11, 2012. Thousands of car washes around the country are offering vets a free car wash on Veterans Day, 2012.


Many offers come with disclaimers. Please be sure to contact each company directly with any questions/concerns.

Do you know of a special offer we are missing?  Email us details and we will be sure to add it or call us toll free at: (877) 862-5478 (extension #1).

This is a public service announcement (PSA) brought to you by Veteran Owned Business.   Veteran Owned Business is in no way affiliated with the above organization(s). We do not in any way endorse the above business/organization or guarantee the above offer.  VeteranOwnedBusiness.com and the Veteran Owned Business Directory are simply providing information we feel is of interest to veterans, active duty military, reservists, service disabled veterans, veteran owned businesses, service disabled veteran owned businesses, families of veterans, families of our armed forces and any other person or persons directly or indirectly involved with the United States military.

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