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Freebies & bargains to celebrate Veteran’s Day

Many area restaurants and businesses will honor servicemen by offering free deals.
Many area restaurants and businesses will honor servicemen by offering free deals. Getty Images

Wednesday November 11, 2015 is Veterans Day and some of your favorite restaurants and retailers are stepping up to show their appreciation to those who serve or have served in our military. For all deals listed please provide ID proof of military service and most deals are for dine in service only! Visit the retailer’s website for more information.

Free Meals:

Applebee’s , Chili’s, Golden Corral , Hooter’s, California Pizza Kitchen, Friendly’s, and Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill

Other Great Food Deals:

Bob Evans, Free All you can eat hotcakes.

Carraba’s, Free appetizer of your choice (valid Monday Nov. 9 – Sunday Nov. 15, 2015)

Denny's Free Build Your Own Grand Slam® from 5 a.m. to noon

JJ's Red Hots - Free All-You-Can-Eat Special at both Charlotte locations

Fatz Eatz & Drinkz, Free World Famous Calabash Chicken meal.

Fox and Hound Bar and Grill -Free Sandwich or Entree (up to $10)

Little Caesars Pizza Free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo from 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

Longhorn Steakhouse – Free Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage

Max & Erma's- free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo

McCormick & Schmick's is offering a free meal to qualified guests on Sunday November 8th

The Olive Garden - Free entrée

On the Border – free “Create Your Own Combo”

Outback Steakhouse - free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage

Red Lobster Veterans Free Appetizer or Dessert (valid Monday, November 9 through Thursday, November 12, 2015. )

Red Robin- Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries f

Shoney’s, - Free All-American Burger

Sizzler Restaurant - . Free lunch served until 4pm.

Texas Roadhouse- Free lunch choose from one of 10 free meals, plus sides and a soft drink, coffee, or tea.

T.G.I.Friday’s Free lunch for all current military members and veterans from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Travel Deals:

9/11 Memorial and Museum -- Veterans will receive free Museum admission from November 7 to November 11.

Colonial Williamsburg -- Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their direct dependents receive free Colonial Williamsburg admission for Veterans Day weekend (November 6–11).

Harley-Davidson Museum -- The Harley-Davidson Museum is offering free admission to active military, veterans and their families on November 7, 8, and 11 in honor of Veterans Day.

National Parks -- On Veterans Day, November 11, veterans will have access to over 100 National Parks that require entrance fees for free.

Deals at local retailers:

Enterprise Car Sales -- Active U.S. military members, veterans and their dependents get a Firestone Prepaid Maintenance Package with the purchase of any Enterprise vehicle during the month of November.

Firestone Complete Auto Care -- Between November 8 and 15, veterans and active duty personnel receive an additional 10% off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.

Great Clips – On November 11, customers who come in for a service can get a free haircut card to give to their favorite veteran. Veterans can also receive a free haircut or get the free haircut card. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.

Home Depot -- Home Depot offers a 10% discount to all veterans on November 11. Home Depot offers the 10% discount year round to for active duty and retirees.

Lowe's -- All veterans receive a 10% discount on November 11. The offer is available in stores only.

Rack Room Shoes -- Military personnel and their dependents get a 10% discount off entire purchase on Veteran’s Day, November 11.