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Where to find food, retail discounts this Veteran's Day

Many local retailers and restaurants are offering Veterans Day discounts for active-duty and/or former military members. 
Please note this is not a complete list. It's a good idea to call ahead to make sure the location you plan to visit is participating.

 

Riverbanks Zoo
All military veterans (persons who have served or are serving in the United States Armed Forces) will receive free admission to the Zoo and Garden in honor of Veterans Day.

Planet Fitness
Veterans and active military personnel can work out for free from November 8 through 15. In addition to full access to club services, veterans and active military personnel are invited to bring a workout buddy at no additional charge and relax after they work out with free HydroMassage and chair massages.

EdVenture
Free admission for all military and their families! Free lunch provided for all military dependents 12 and under. All guests are invited to explore the museum, participate in patriotic activities and leave their mark on the EdVenture handprint American flag to honor fallen soldiers. EdVenture and Sysco will provide free kids meals to dependents 12 and under. 9 am – 5 pm, 211 Gervais Street, Columbia

Great Clips
On Veterans Day, customers who come in for a haircut at any US Great Clips salon will receive a free haircut card to give to an active, inactive, retired, disabled and reserve members from any military branch, including the National Guard. Military members can also come in on Veterans Day for a free haircut or to pick up a free haircut card to use, with proof of service, any day before Dec. 31.

Outback Steakhouse
Enjoy a free beverage and blooming onion. Valid on Veterans Day only with a valid ID. And for the rest of the year, they’re giving 15% off to military personnel—plus their families. Come in Nov. 12 through Dec. 31 to enjoy your discount, with valid military ID.

Chili’s
Veterans and active duty military members must simply show proof of military service to take advantage a discounted offer. Dine-in only, select from a limited menu. Beverages and gratuity not included. 

Applebee’s
Free meal. There will be 7 different meal options to choose from. Military members and veterans will also receive a $5 coupon to be redeemed on additional food and beverages or for a later time.

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Buy one, get one free deal from 3 pm – close.

Texas Roadhouse
Enjoy a free lunch from their special Veterans Day menu. Includes choice of Coca-Cola product, tea or coffee. Veterans and active duty military members must simply show proof of military service to take advantage of this offer. Dine-in only.

IHOP
Veterans and Active Duty Military can enjoy 3 Buttermilk Pancakes with glazed strawberries, blueberry compote and whipped topping for free at participating US locations between 7 am and 7 pm. Select IHOP restaurants will also offer a combo of two eggs, hash browns and choice of two bacon strips or pork sausage links as part of the Red, White & Blue Pancake promotion for retired and active duty military personnel. Guests should check with their local IHOP restaurant for additional details. Veterans and Active Duty Military simply show proof of military service to receive their free Red, White & Blue Pancakes.

Little Caesar’s
Little Caesars® Pizza is offering all United States Armed Forces veterans and active military a free $5 HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo from 11 am to 2 pm, at participating stores nationwide this Veterans Day.

Bonefish Grill
Bonefish Grill offers a free appetizer with purchase of an entree with valid military ID for active duty service people and veterans on Veterans Day 2019 at all locations.

Carraba’s Italian Grill
In honor of Veterans Day 2019, Carrabba’s Italian Grill offers free calamari with a purchase with valid ID for active duty military and veterans. The Italian eatery also offers a special ongoing 10% Heroes Discount for all servicemen and women, police officers, firefighters and first responders starting Nov. 12, 2019.

Chicken Salad Chick
Free Original Chick and Regular drink.

Cracker Barrel
Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake (not a free meal, but hey, it’s free cake!)

Denny’s
Free Build Your Own Grand Slam® from 5 am to noon at select locations only. Call ahead to make sure your closest location is participating.

Fazoli’s
Free Build Your Own Pasta Bowl.

Golden Corral 
Free meal – Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner on Monday, Nov. 14.

Krispy Kreme
Free doughnut and small coffee. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Please call ahead to verify participation.

Longhorn Steakhouse
Free appetizer or dessert for the military member and additional 10% off for guests that dine with Veterans.

Red Lobster
Free appetizer or dessert from their select Veterans Day menu.

Olive Garden
Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free entree from a specially curated menu at participating Olive Garden locations for Veterans Day 2019.

Firestone Complete Auto Care
Between Nov. 11 – 13, veterans and active duty personnel receive an additional 10% off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.

Publix
Active and retired military personnel and family members receive a 10% discount on Veteran’s Day. Proof of service required.

Sleep Number
Through Nov. 14, active and veteran military members will receive exclusive discounts on Sleep Number products. Save up to $700 on select Sleep Number mattress sets.

Under Armor
Active duty, retirees and veterans get 15% off on all orders through Nov. 12.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews
All veterans and active duty military get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and bottomless steak fries at participating restaurants nationwide. Red Robin is also donating $10,000 to United Service Organizations.

Ruby Tuesday
Free appetizer up to $10. Valid military ID required.

California Dreaming
Free entrée on Monday, November 11

Mast General Store
25% off up to 6 regularly-priced items Sunday, Nov. 10 and Monday, Nov. 11

7-Eleven
Active-duty, retired, veteran, guard, reservists and family members get a free coffee or Big Gulp on November 11. (7-Eleven app and Veterans Advantage membership required.)

Dunkin' Donuts
On November 11, veterans and active-duty military receive a free donut at participating locations.

Fatz Cafe
Veterans and active military get a free World Famous Calabash Chicken basket on November 11. From November 1-30, veterans and active military members will receive 20% off their entrée.

Hooters
Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal from a select menu at participating locations on November 11.

Macaroni Grill
Veterans and active military receive a free Mom's Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti on November 11.

Pilot Flying J
Active-duty military and veterans get a free hot beverage and breakfast item in stores November 8-11 through a special offer in the app.

Quaker Steak & Lube
Veterans, active-duty and Reservist service members get free or discounted meals at participating locations on November 11.

Ryan's
On November 11, veterans get a free buffet plus a non-bottled beverage at participating restaurants.

Shoney's
Veterans and active-duty military service members get a free All You Care To Eat, Freshly Prepared Breakfast Bar on November 11 until 11 am.

Smashburger
Veterans and active-duty military get a free double burger on November 11 with any purchase.

Starbucks 
Veterans, active-duty service members and military spouses get a free tall (12 fl oz) brewed coffee, at participating stores November 11. Donating money to a nonprofit Veteran organization from coffees sold Nov. 11.

TCBY 
Veterans and active military personnel get their first 6 oz. of frozen yogurt for free on November 11 with valid proof of service at participating locations. 

Wild Wing Cafe
Veterans get 6 wings or nuggets in your favorite sauce with a purchase of a drink on November 11 at participating locations.

Academy Sports + Outdoors
Veterans, active-duty service members and their immediate family members get 10% off their entire purchase in-store and online from October 27 - November 11.

Amazon
Through Nov. 11, active-duty, veterans, National Guard and Reserve personnel can sign up for a year of Prime membership for $79 ($40 in savings). New and existing Prime members can take advantage of this promotion.

Buckle
Military can save 10% off purchases all year long, plus get free shipping November 4-18 with a minimum purchase of $129.

Enterprise Car Sales
Active-duty military members, veterans and their families get a Firestone Prepaid Maintenance Package with any used vehicle purchase during the entire month of November.

Eyemart Express 
Veterans, active- and non-active duty military personnel, and their families receive 20% off prescription eyewear purchases when they visit a store through November 16.

Food Lion
 Active-duty military, veterans and their families get a 10% discount on November 11.

Goodyear Auto Service
Military members get free car care checks and free tire installation. Effective November 8 - 16, the free car care checks will include checks on tires, brakes, alignment, battery, wiper blades and shocks and struts. Active and retired military members will also receive free tire installation during the promotion period, creating a minimum savings of $25 per tire.

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.

Kohl’s
Active and former military personnel, veterans and their families get a 30% off in-store discount November 7 through 11.

Rack Room Shoes
Military personnel and their dependents get a 10% discount off entire purchase November 11.

Readers.com
Readers.com offers a 30% off military discount sitewide November 10 through 12.

SmileDirectClub
 Active military members and veterans get $175 off their clear aligner purchase November 10 - 14.

Target
Active-duty military, veterans, Reservists and their dependents can receive a 10% discount on a purchase made in-store and online from November 3 - 11.

T-Mobile
Active-duty military and veterans can get 50% off the latest Samsung smartphones, including the new Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note10+. This is in addition to their Magenta Military plan, which includes 50% off family lines, available to military, veterans and their families year-round.

Verizon
Active-duty military members, Reservists, cadets, Gold Star families and veterans can receive a 1-year membership of Amazon Prime when they add a new line of service. These customers are also eligible for Wireless and Fios discounts. The offer will run from October 24 to December 2. This is in addition to their year-round discounts on plans and accessories.

Walgreens
Veterans, military personnel and their families get a 20% discount on eligible regular priced items November 8 - 11 in store with a Walgreens Balance Rewards card and proof of service.

Newspaper

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