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Freebies to honor Veterans on Thursday, November 11

Posted November 10, 2010

To honor the service of our military veterans, many restaurants and other businesses are offering benefits to veterans and some to active duty military. Links to more details and to coupons (if needed) are in the box to the left.

Outback Steakhouse: Get a Free Bloomin’ Onion and Beverage on Thursday, November 11.

Applebee’s: Receive a free entree on Veteran’s Day with proof of military service for veterans and active duty military. Free entrée is from a select menu.

Chili’s: Receive a free entree on Veteran’s Day with proof of military service for veterans and active duty military. Free entrée is from a select menu.

Cold Stone Creamery: Free Like It size creation for veterans on Thursday, 11/11 at stores in the Triangle.

T.G.I. Friday’s: Purchase one entree and your veteran's entree is FREE from November 11 - November 14. Must print and bring in coupon. Must wear uniform or present valid military or veteran’s ID. In addition, each veteran will get a $5 bonus bites card to use on his/her next visit.

Chick-fil-A of Garner: Offering ALL Military Personnel (active & retired) a FREE meal from select menu choices from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday, November 11. They ask that you please show your ID to receive your free offer.

In addition, all customers making purchases between these hours (11-1) will receive a breakfast coupon which can be used on a return visit.

Hooters: Hooter’s is serving up a free meal to military veterans all day on Veterans Day. Choose one of the new specialty items on the Hooter’s menu. Offer valid at participating Hooters to all active duty and military veterans with valid military ID or proof of military service. Drink purchase required.

Mimi’s Café: Free entrée up to a $10 value with any $20 check on 11/11/10. Must print coupon and present to server along with military ID.

Golden Corral: Offering active duty and retired military personnel a free dinner and drink from 5 to 9 p.m. on November 15.

U.S. National Parks: Free for anyone on Veterans Day

Sam’s Club: Giving away free Hugo canes free of charge on November 10th, 11th and 12th, 2010 to U.S. military veterans in need of mobility assistance. Limited quantities available while supplies last. Sam’s Club® Membership is not required. Proof of military service may be required. Canes provided by Hugo®. Sam's Club® is a proud sponsor of this program.


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  • earnhardtfan4ever Nov 9, 2015 this a typo or a way to get out of serving us...WEDNESDAY is November 11 and Veterans day...NOT Thursday!!!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Nov 12, 2010

    That's great to hear that they still gave you the onion. Thank you for your service!

    Thanks for the reminder about Golden Corral, rannkangas. The link for more info on the Monday Golden Corral freebie is at the top of the page in the coupon box.

  • taw2 Nov 12, 2010

    Thanks Faye for your list. I took advantage of the special at Outback, as I am an Air Force Vet. I didn't have proof, but they honored me the free Bloomin Onion and beverage. Thanks again to all my fellow Veterans including my dad and brother.

  • rannkangas Nov 12, 2010

    Hey everyone checked monday at your local Golden Coral I think most do free meals for veterns too!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Nov 12, 2010

    I totally agree, J. My deepest gratitude to those who have served (including my dad)and those serving today.

  • j3434 Nov 11, 2010

    thanks for the list!!!! it's great to see so many businesses recognizing veterans. of course we can never truly thank them enough...but a free bloomin' onion is a valiant start. :)