Veterans Day is Friday, November 11th, 2016. A day to honor those who have served in the armed service. It is not only a federal holiday, but also probably the biggest freebie day of the year.
For those who have served, currently serve, or are an immediate family member of a veteran in the St. Louis area, there are tons of awesome freebies to enjoy on this special day. (Please note: While most places may not ask, you may have to show proof of current or past military status. Additionally, not all restaurants/store franchises may be participating. You may want to call ahead to a specific place you’re interested in to be sure).
McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant (Des Peres): Sunday, Nov. 6 – Veterans Appreciation Event. Veterans will be able to choose a complimentary meal from a special menu.
River City Casino: Nov. 11 – Free lunch or dinner buffet at The Great Food Exposition to anyone with a veteran’s card or valid military ID.
Golden Corral: Nov. 14 – Military Appreciation: Visit your local Golden Corral on Monday for a free meal to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. Locations in STL area: St. Charles, O’Fallon, St Joseph, Lindbergh, Alton, Carbondale, Shiloh, and Collinsville.
54th Street: November 11: Free meal up to a $12 value for veterans and active duty on Veterans Day. Locations
Max & Erma’s: November 11 – Participating locations are offering a free Best Cheeseburger meal which includes a 1/2 lb ahnd crushed cheeseburger, endless seasoned fries, and a fountain drink. Dine-in only. St. Louis locations: Lake St. Louis, St. Peters, Des Peres.
Applebee’s: Nov. 11 – Free signature Thank You meal to military veterans and active-duty service members. There will be 7 entrées to choose from. Beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Nov. 11 – Veterans and active duty military personnel receive one small order of wings and a side of fries for free on November 11 all day.
California Pizza Kitchen: Nov. 11 & 12 – Enjoy any pizza and a non-alcoholic beverage for free with valid ID or proof of service. Dine-in only.
Chili’s: Nov. 11 – Free meal from a special Veteran’s Day menu. Offer only available at participating Chili’s in the U.S. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included.
Denny’s: Nov. 11 – Free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5am-12pm at participating locations nationwide.
Hooter’s: Nov. 11 – Choose from a variety of free veterans day meal options. Locations in Fairview Heights, Florissant, Maryland Heights, South County, downtown, and St. Peters.
Krispy Kreme: Nov. 11 – Free doughnut and small coffee. Locations in Fairview Heights, Ferguson, Fenton, and on S. Lindbergh. No ID required. Call to verify participating locations.
O’Charley’s: Nov. 11 – Free entree from the $9.99′er menu. They’re also partnering with The Folded Flag Foundation where for each 22 oz. draft beer purchased, a portion of the proceeds will be donated.
Olive Garden: Nov. 11 – Free entree from select menu. All entrees include fresh baked garlic sticks and choice of soup or salad. Dine-in only. Call for participating locations.
Outback: Nov. 11 – Free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage. This offer is available to military personnel and veterans with ID. Also, Nov. 12-Dec. 31 – Receive 15% off your purchase.(Outback hasn’t officially announced this yet, but military websites have so it will likely be happening).
Red Lobster: Nov. 11 & 12 – Free Appetizer or Dessert from a list of options for Veterans with military ID or proof of service.
Red Robin: Free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Veterans Day.
Starbucks: Nov. 11 – Free tall brewed coffee for veterans and spouses.
Texas Roadhouse: Nov. 11 – Free lunch for all veterans from 11am-2pm with proof of service.
T.G.I. Friday’s: Nov. 11 – Veterans and active duty military get a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bed Bath & Beyond: Nov. 7-11 – 20% off entire purchase during the Bed Bath and Beyond U.S. Armed Forces Appreciation Weekend. This is good for active duty, DoD, Guard, Reserves, retirees, veterans, and military spouses. In-store only. Some limitations apply.
Lowe’s: Nov. 11 and holiday weekend – 10% discount off purchases. Check out the link for more info on this incentive.
Home Depot: Home Depot offers a year round 10% discount off purchases for military – active and veterans and their families.
Dollar General: Nov. 11 – 11% discount on entire purchase. Offer good for all active-duty military, retirees, veterans, Guard/Reserve, & immediate family members. They will also be extending their store hours for more convenient shopping.
Great Clips: Nov. 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 a free haircut card redeemable until Dec. 31. Locations
Foot Locker: Nov. 11 – Veterans, service members (active, guard, and reserve), and their immediate families with a Foot Locker Veterans Advantage Card receive a 20% discount. Offer is good both online and at any store location, including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Foot Action and Champs Sports.
Steve Madden: November 11 – Everyone gets 20% off. Service members receive an additional 10% off. Valid in stores only, must present proof of service.
Amazon.com: November 11 – 20% or more off online purchases.
Free Car Washes: Nov. 11 – Auto-Spa, Concord, Country Club, Gas House, Rain Tunnel, SqueakyClean, Waterway, and many more. Check the website for the full listing of locations.
I’m sure this doesn’t cover all of the freebies or discounts that are being offered, so be sure to check with your local establishments for more info.
Thank you to all who have served and are currently serving.
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