60+ Veterans Day freebies, dining deals, free services and retail discounts for military heroes

On Veterans Day, our nation honors those who have so honored us with their sacrifice and service to keep America strong and free.

Retailers and restaurants salute our military heroes by offering freebies and discounts on Saturday to veterans, active duty and retired U.S. military, National Guard and reservists unless otherwise noted.

Bring your military identification to take advantage of these terrific offers.

Applebee's: Free entree when dining in.

Bar Louie: Free flatbread or hamburger. 

BJ's Restaurant and Brew House: Free entree up to $12.95 on Friday and Saturday. 

Bob Evans: Free entree from special menu. 

BLT Steak: Discount of 25 percent to 50 percent depending on party size. 

Bonefish Grill: Free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer. 

Butterfly World: Free entry for veterans and active duty military at the Coconut Creek attraction.

California Pizza Kitchen: Free entree when dining in.

Carrabba's: Free appetizer with purchase of an entree and a drink. 

Chili's: Free entree. 

Chuck E. Cheese: Free 1-topping personal pizza. 

Cici's: Free pizza buffet. 

Cracker Barrel: Free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola cake.

Denny's: Free build-your-own Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 10, when dining in only.

Dollar General: 11 percent discount in stores or online with coupon code VET17.

Duffy's Sports Grill: 40 percent off food purchases.

Dunkin' Donuts: Free doughnut of your choice.

Einstein Bros. Bagels: Free bagel and shmear with purchase for reward members who give their pone number at registers through Nov. 12. 

Festival Flea Market Mall: Free $10 lunch voucher good in the food court. Bring ID to Celebration entrance to mall office.  Limit one per person. 

Friendly's: Free breakfast and coffee or burger for luch or dinner. 

Golden Corral: Free meal from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 13. 

GraceForVets.org: Free car wash offered a thousands of locations. 

Great Clips: Free hair cuts for veterans. Plus, civilians who get a haircut Saturday automatically donate a haircut to a vet through Dec. 31.

Harbor Freight Tools: Coupons for free items and 20 percent off; expires Sunday. 

Home Depot: 10 percent off for veterans and families during all military holidays and every day for active military and their families.

Hooters: Free entree.

Huddle House: Free Sweet Cakes.

Hurricane Grill & Wings: Free entree and nonalcoholic beverage.

IHOP: Free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10. 

IKEA: Coupon for $25 off a $150 purchase; expires Dec. 24.

Krispy Kreme: Free coffee and doughnut, no ID required!

Krystals: Free saussage biscuit from 6 to 11 a.m. 

Little Caesars: Free Hot 'n Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Logan's Roadhouse: Free entree from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Lowe's: 10 percent off for veterans and  families during all military holidays and every day for active military and their families.

LongHorn Steakhouse: Free  appetizer or dessert.

Lulu's Bait Shack: Free entree at the Fort Lauderdale restaurant at 17 S. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd. 

Macy's: $10 off $25 purchase plus free Macy's Money through Sunday.  

Masterpiece Barbershop: Free haircuts for veterans with ID from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at 3640-6 N.Federal Highway; call 954-623-7204 for an appointment.

Meineke: Free basic oil change. 

O'Charlie's: Free $9.99 entree. 

Olive Garden: Free entree from special menu.

On the Border: Free create-your-own combo meal. 

Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin' Onion and a beverage. 

PDQ: Buy one get one free tenders platters in November. 

Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert. 

Red Roof Inn: Save 40 percent off stays through February when booking by Nov. 22.

Red Robin: Free Tavern Double burger with bottomless steak fries.

Romano's Macaroni Grill: Free Mom's Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti.

Royal Pig Pub: Free entree at the Fort Lauderdale restaurant at 350 E. Las Olas Blvd.

Ruby Tuesday: Free appetizer.

Shoney's: All-you-can-eat breakfast bar from 6 to 11 a.m.

Sizzler: Free luncn until 4 p.m. 

Spaghetti Warehouse: Coupon for buy-one-get-one free entree on Nov. 10-12.

Sports Clips: Free hair cuts for veterans and donations to "Help a Hero Scholarship" fund on Tuesday.

Starbucks: 
Buy-one-get-one free holiday drinks from 2 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 9-13.

State and national parks: Free entry for everyone, not just veterans.

Target: Register for a 10 percent off entire purchase coupon good on Nov. 11. 

Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch and beverage.

Tijuana Flats: Free entrees at the Tex-Mex chain.

Toys R Us: 15 percent discount through Nov. 11. 

Walgreens: 20 percent off  with a Walgreens Balance Rewards card and ID.

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