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Here’s a Metric ton of VETERAN'S DAY OFFERS!! Please note the offers available ALL the time near the bottom!

Restaurant Freebies

Applebee's Restaurant –
Free dinners to veterans throughout Veterans Day November 11th; selections will be from a new Veterans Day menu.

Outback Steakhouse –
Free Blooming Onion and beverage.

Golden Corral-
Free buffet dinner from 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 15 to anyone who has ever served in the U.S. military Staff. DAV Cap City 3 will be making a special presentation at the Sawmill & 161 store at 330pm.

Subway
In celebration of Veterans Day 11 Nov 2010, Subway is showing its thanks with free six inch subs to all Veterans or Active Duty members.

Krispy Kreme –
One free doughnut of any variety.

UNO Chicago Grill -
Free entree or individual pizza with an entree or pizza purchase of equal or greater value.

Coushatta Casino Resort -
The Louisiana casino and resort is offering a free seven-clans lunch or dinner buffet to veterans or active military.

MarketPlace Grill & Express -
Veterans and active-duty military receive free entrees.

Masala Wok -
The Northern Virginian restaurant is offering a free entree to veterans.

Hy-Vee supermarkets -
The mid-western supermarket chain is offering a free breakfast to veterans.

Abuelo's Mexican Food Restaurants -
All veterans and active-duty military receive a free entree.

Carolina Burgers & BBQ -
In Matthews, NC is offering a free meal to all service members and veterans.

Nutcracker Family Diner-
Veterans Eat Free on WED NOV 10th ALL DAY (7 am to 8 pm) *10% of all proceeds from the day will go to the Central Ohio USO!! Licking Co. Veterans Service Van will be available from 9 am to 3 pm. Flu Shots also available

O’Charley’s -
20% off Veteran’s Day with this coupon O'Charley's


Retail Freebies

Brides Across America –
Provides free wedding gowns to qualified military brides.

Lowe's & Home Depot –
Extra 10% off to active-duty military members, National Guard and reserve members, retirees, honorably discharged veterans and immediate family members.

Sam's Club –
Over 25,000 Hugo canes will be given away to U.S. veterans in need of mobility assistance. Membership is not required, but supplies are limited, so check with your local store.

Amazon.com –
Free "Veterans Day Honor" MP3 album download. The album includes 12 songs by The Bands and Ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Cabela's Outdoor Store –
Offers their employee discount to all veterans, active-duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel Nov. 11-12. Discounts vary from 5% to 50%, depending on the item.

Build-a-Bear Workshop –
Members of the armed services including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserve Officer Training Corps, will receive a 20% discount Nov. 11-15 on any one transaction at Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Dollar General –
10% discount for all veterans, active-duty military, National Guard and reserve and their immediate families.

Fashion Bug –
20% off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse's military ID.

Sports Clips Haircuts
The chain salon for men of all ages is offering a free haircut to active military and veterans on Nov. 11 at participating Sports Clips locations.

Entertainment Freebies

National parks, forests and monuments –
Admission is free to everyone on Veterans Day.

Knott's Berry Farm –
Free park admission to U.S. armed forces personnel and a guest during Veteran's Month, November 1-26.

Colonial Williamsburg –
Free admission Nov. 6-11 for active-duty military, guard and reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents.

San Jacinto Museum of History –
Free visits to the Observation Deck, theatre, and special exhibit for veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families.

Historic Jamestown –
Free admission to veterans, current Armed Forces members and their family members.

Battleship Cove –
Free admission and a special ceremony for veterans, active, duty and reservists.

Vicksburg National Military Park –
Free admission for all.

Birmingham Museum of Art –
Free admission to the ticketed event "Life and Liberty" on Nov. 10-11 for veterans and active military.

Vulcan Park and Museum-
In Birmingham, Alabama is offering discounted admission through November to the park and museum.

Greenbay (WI) New Zoo –
Free admission to veterans and their families.

Central Florida Zoo –
Free admission to the Sanford, Florida zoo with proper ID.

Strategic Air & Space Museum-
Free admission for veterans Nov. 11-14 to the Ashland, Neb. museum.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum –
in Oklahoma City offers free admission to veterans and five guests from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Veterans Day.

Natural Elements Spa & Salon –
In Chesapeake, Virginia, will provide free services from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to both active duty and retired military

Sea World -
Throughout 2010, members of the military and as many as three direct dependents may enter any one of Anheuser-Busch's SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks with a single-day complimentary admission.

Universal Studios Hollywood -
"The Entertainment Capital of L.A." offers discount options for tour and attraction tickets to all armed-forces members all year long, including Veterans Day. Eligible members include retirees, Department of Defense personnel, members of the National Guard and Reserves, their dependents and all other base personnel.

Disney World/Land has also brought back the special Military discount as part of the “Let the Memories Begin” promotion. We did this earlier this year and had a great time.

At Walt Disney World Resort – now through Sept. 28, 2011, active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses (but not both) can purchase:
Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park Hopper Option for $138 each, plus tax
* Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Water Parks Fun and More Option for $138 each, plus tax AND
* Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park Hopper and Water Parks Fun and More Options for $165 each, plus tax
At Disneyland Resort – now through Sept. 28, 2011, active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses (but not both) can purchase:
Disney Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $99 each
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Anytime Offers:

MILITARY DISCOUNTS UPDATE: All these businesses offer military discounts all the time!! All you have to do is ask:

Restaurants

Arby's • A&W • Back Yard Burgers • Burger King • Captain D's • Chick-Fil-A • Cotton Patch
Denny's • Dunkin' Donuts • Farmers Boy • IHOP (20 percent discount with military identification)
Java Café • KFC • Long John Silver • Pancho's Mexican Buffet • Pizza Hut • Quizno's • Sizzler
Sonic • Taco Bell • Whataburger

Services

AT&T • California Cryobank • Geico • Jiffy Lube • Meineke • Sears Portrait Studio

Travel and Leisure

Blockbuster • Movie theaters • Ripley's attractions and museums • Professional Sports teams

Products

Apple Computers • AutoZone • Barnhill's • Bass Pro Shop • Bath and Body Works
Big 10 Tires • The Buckle • Champs Sports • Copeland's Sports • Dell
The Discovery Channel Store • Dress Barn • The Finish Line • Foot Action • Footlocker
Gadzooks • GNC • Goody's • Great Party• Happy Harry's •Home Depot • Hot Topic
Jockey • Lerner •Lowe’s • Michael's • NAPA Auto Parts • New York & Company • Pac Sun
Payless Shoes • Play It Again Sports • Pure Beauty • Sally Beauty Supply • Spencer's Gifts
Suncoast • Timberland Outlets • Wilson's Leather • Lowe's
Lowe’s expanded its 10-percent military discount last February to a year-round offer for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees and disabled service members and their immediate families. All other veterans receive the 10-percent discount on Veteran's Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. The discount is available on in-stock and special-order purchases of up to $5,000. The offer can't be used on sales at Lowes.com, on previous sales or on sales of services or gift cards. You must present a valid military I.D. card to receive this special discount.

Cell Phone Service Discount

All Federal employees are able to get a 15% discount on their personal cell phones by calling their carrier
and mentioning the "Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 - Discount to Federal Employees Past and Present." You will need to know the military member's supervisor's name, phone number, and full address, so that his/her military status can be verified. Use the following contact numbers:
Cingular - 800-319-6393
Sprint - 877-812-1223
T-Mobile - 866-646-4688
Nextel - 800-639-6111
Verizon - 800-865-1825

CEREMONIES

Alexandria (Va.) Black History Museum
Honor the African American men and women who fought and continue to fight for our country by attending the Veterans Day event that includes speakers, music and dramatic presentations. The event is free to all and runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Arlington National Cemetery
Those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country are recognized with a wreath-laying ceremony each year at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Nov. 11. Seating in the amphitheater is limited, so visitors should plan to arrive at least a half hour before the ceremony. The service begins at 11 a.m. The cemetery is located in Arlington, Va., across the Potomac from Washington, D.C. at the west end of the Memorial Bridge.

Fort Ward
A Union soldier in period uniform will lead free walking tours of Fort Ward in Alexandria, Va., at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Nov. 6. The hour-long tours introduce the history of the Defenses of Washington, the role of Fort Ward (a 19th-century fortification) and the troops who were stationed nearby during the Civil War.

Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
Special Veterans Day activities include a free patriotic community concert by an all-veteran barbershop chorus at 11 a.m. "Martha Washington" also will conduct a free discussion about her work with veterans at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Little Theater. Finally, a wreath laying is scheduled at 2 p.m. at the tomb of George Washington. The wreath laying is included with regular Mount Vernon admission, although there is no entry fee active military and veterans on Veterans Day.

National Marine Corps Museum
Celebrate the Marine Corps Birthday and Veterans Day with a ceremonial sword cake cutting at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Nov. 10. The Museum is located at 18900 Jefferson David Highway, Triangle, Va.

Navy Memorial
The Naval District of Washington will lay a wreath at the Lone Sailor Statue as 1 p.m. in a special commemoration on Veterans Day at 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

The Smithsonian American History Museum
Historian Robert Gandt discusses "The Twilight Warriors," his tale of the pilots, Sailors, Marines and their Japanese adversaries who fought the battle for Okinawa -- the last and bloodiest sea and air engagement of WWII. The presentation begins at 3 p.m. on Veterans Day at the museum, located on the National Mall at 14th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

The Smithsonian American Indian Museum
Photojournalist Steven Clevenger of the Osage Tribe discusses his book "America's First Warriors: Native Americans and Iraq" at 2 p.m. on Veterans Day at 4th St. and Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. Clevenger spent three years documenting the experiences of Native American soldiers in the Iraq War.

Parades By City
VetFriends.com has created a state-by-state database of Veterans Day parades across the country. Search for your city or add your official Veterans Day parade to their listing.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The Veterans Day event at the Vietnam Wall features a color guard, speakers and a wreath-laying ceremony at 1 p.m. The Vietnam Memorial is located at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial at Constitution Ave. and Henry Bacon Dr. NW in Washington, D.C.

Vietnam Women's Memorial
Vietnam-era veterans and the children of veterans tell stories "in their own voices" about their experiences from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Veterans Day. The Memorial is located next to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Constitution Ave. and Henry Bacon Dr. NW, Washington, D.C.

World War II Memorial
A wreath laying ceremony is scheduled at 9 a.m. on Veterans Day at the WWII memorial, located at 17th St. between Constitution and Independence avenues NW, Washington, D.C.
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Outstanding post, cane! My wife has taken me out for dinner every year for Veterans day.

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Of only I had any of these establishments near me

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Cane thanks for the excellent post.

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Hey everyone, I'm a little late, but just wanted to let you know that today is the last day GM is extending their GM Military Discount to military retirees in honor of Veterans Day. If you're looking for more info, just go to http://bit.ly/9hkhDn, which will have more details on the offer and potential savings. Hope everyone is having a happy and safe holiday season!

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