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Veterans Day Meal Deals and Freebies

Karla Bowsher

I subscribe to the promotional emails of hundreds of companies so you don’t have to. I sift through 1,000 deal-touting emails every week. Most are worthless. But some offer valuable coupons, promo codes, sales, and freebies – which I collect and organize here and on our deals page .

Note: Expiration dates are in brackets.

For everyone

  • National parks: Free admission [11/10 - 11/12 only].
  • Saks Fifth Avenue’s Off 5th: 25 to 50 percent off clothing and shoes for the whole family plus handbags, jewelry, and other accessories during the Veterans Day Sale in stores [11/7 - 11/13]. Off 5th is Saks Fifth Avenue’s discount chain. Unlike their competitor, Neiman Marcus’ Last Call, Off 5th doesn’t sell online, but it’s still a good place to find designer garb at deep discounts if they have locations near you.

For military families or friends

  • Outback Steakhouse: 10 percent off your entire check [11/13 - 12/31].

For veterans and active-duty military personnel

Note that most of these offers require a military ID or other proof of service.

  • Applebee’s: Free entree from a special menu [11/11 only].
  • Bakers Square Restaurant & Pies: Free slice of pie [11/11 only].
  • California Pizza Kitchen: Free pizza and nonalcoholic drink when you dine in [11/11 - 11/12 only]. You get to pick any pizza on the menu, which is a great deal.
  • Carrows Restaurant: Free slice of pie with any purchase [11/11 only].
  • Champps Americana Restaurant: Free cheeseburger and fries [11/12 only].
  • Coco’s Bakery Restaurant: Free slice of pie with any purchase [11/11 only].
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels: Free classic or signature bagel [11/11 only].
  • Famous Dave’s BBQ: Deals vary by location [11/11 only].
  • Friendly’s: Free breakfast and coffee when you dine in during breakfast hours [11/12 only].
  • Golden Corral: Free dinner between 4 and 9 p.m. [11/12 only].
  • Hooters: 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of a drink [11/11 only].
  • Hoss’s Steak and Sea House: Free meal and drink from a special menu [11/12 only].
  • LongHorn Steakhouse: Free Texas Tonion appetizer and nonalcoholic drink [11/11 only]. There’s no link to this deal at this time, but I was informed about it directly by a spokesperson from Darden Restaurants, which owns LongHorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, and Red Lobster.
  • Olive Garden: Free entree from a special list of five [11/11 only].
  • On The Border: Free entree coupon worth up to $10 [11/11 only]. The coupon is valid Nov. 12 through 30.
  • Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion appetizer and nonalcoholic drink [11/11 - 11/12 only].
  • Red Lobster: Free appetizer from a special list of 10 [11/11 only]. There’s no link to this deal, but I was informed about it directly by Darden Restaurants.
  • Sizzler: Free lunch until 4 p.m. [11/12 only].
  • Twin Peaks Restaurants: Free meal up to a $10 value when you dine in [11/11 only].
  • Uno Chicago Grill: Free entree or individual-size pizza with the purchase of one entree or pizza [11/11 - 11/12 only].

Karla Bowsher covers consumer, retail, and health issues. If you have a comment, suggestion, or question, leave a comment or contact her at karla@moneytalksnews.com.

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