Veterans Day events, discounts to honor veterans | Events
Several local restaurants are showing their appreciation for veterans on November 11, Veterans Day. Check the following list and see the offers for both veterans and active duty military.
Applebees Free Meal
On Monday, November 11, veterans and active duty military can choose from a free signature Thank You Meal menu that includes some of Applebee’s favorite items, including a 7 oz. House Sirloin, Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger, Three-Cheese Chicken & Sundried Tomato Penne, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Double Crunch Shrimp, Chicken Tenders Platter or Oriental Chicken Salad. Must present valid Veteran’s form of identification or be in uniform.
California Pizza Kitchen
On Monday, November 11, all veterans or active duty military personnel will be able to get any pizza from the menu for free (dine-in only). Please come in uniform or bring a military ID or other proof of service. Offer valid at participating CPK restaurants, excluding Guam, airport, stadium and university locations.
Einstein Bagels Free Bagel and Shmear
This Veterans Day from 5:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., all active, inactive and retired military personnel are invited to receive a Free Signature or Classic Bagel and Shmear, or any other topping, and no purchase is necessary.
Golden Corral Free Meal
Monday, November 11 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. get a free Veterans Day buffet and beverage to any veteran who has served in the United States military or is a current active duty service member. All Golden Corral locations will be participating. No identification is required to get the free Veterans day meal.
Little Caesars Free Crazy Bread
All United States armed forces veterans and active military members get a free order of Crazy Bread with proof of military status at participating stores nationwide this Veterans Day, November 11.
Olive Garden Free Meal
All veterans and military active duty will receive a free meal from a special menu on Veterans Day. Also, all November current military service members and their families get 10 percent off in honor of Military Appreciation Month.
On The Border Free Entree
All veterans and active duty military will receive a free entree from the “Create Your Own Combo menu” on Monday, November 11. OTB will also donate 15 percent of all eligible sales on Veterans Day from guests who bring in a give-back flyer.
Texas Roadhouse Free Lunch
Select from a special veterans lunch menu.
Red Robin Free Burger and Fries
All Veterans and Active Duty Military get a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Monday, November 11.
Subway – Free Six Inch Sub, November 11, Select SUBWAY Restaurants will offer a FREE six inch sub or flatbread to military veterans on Veteran’s Day. This offer is valid only on November 11 at participating local SUBWAY restaurants, Military ID or proof of service required. Note: SUBWAY Restaurants are franchises, so this offer may not be available everywhere. Please visit www.subway.com for locations.
Famous Dave’s – November 11 - Free or discounted meals on Veterans Day. Offer varies by location, please check the Famous Dave’s Veteran’s Day page or call (520) 888-1512 for more information.
Fox & Hound - Veterans and Active Duty Military will receive a free item from the 7 under $7 menu. Active military ID, retiree card, or other proof of service required. Call (520) 575-1980 for more information.
There are also several locally owned restaurants that are offering free meals to veterans -
Claire's Cafe is offering a free meal to veterans on Veterans Day. The cafe located at 16140 N. Oracle Road will be serving veterans (the first 200 through the door) one of three free meals from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A valid military ID is required.
Also offering a free meal to veterans (and one guest) is the 390th Memorial Museum, the luncheon is sponsored by Walmart and is for a veteran and one guest, the lunch will be at the Pima Air and Space Museum. An RSVP is needed by November 6 to either firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (520) 574-0287.
Several local retail stores are also offering special deals for veterans in honor of Veterans Day, November 11. Here are a few:
Amazon.com -- A free downloadable MP3 album includes 12 songs performed by military bands and ensembles from now through Veterans Day.
The Dollar General -- Veterans, service members and their immediate families can receive a 10-percent discount with a Veterans Day coupon.
Home Depot -- Offers a 10 percent discount to all veterans on Veterans Day. Home Depot offers a 10 percent discount year-round to active duty military and retirees.
Lowe's -- All veterans receive the 10 percent discount for purchases of up to $5,000. A 10 percent discount is available year-round to active-duty military and retirees.
Sam's Club -- Sam's Club will give away collapsible Hugo Canes on Veterans Day to military veterans who need them.
Seven-Eleven -- On Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., veterans can get a free small Slurpee.
Cabela's Outdoor Store -- Employee discounts are being offered to all veterans, active-duty military and reserve-component troops, along with law-enforcement, fire and emergency-management personnel. Discounts vary from 5 percent to 50 percent, depending on item.
Build-a-Bear Workshop -- Members of the armed services, including the Coast Guard and ROTC, receive a 20 percent discount on any one transaction at the workshop.
Fashion Bug -- Offering 20 percent off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse's military ID.
Sports Clips Haircuts -- Offering free haircuts to active-military and veterans.
Free Car wash. Thousands of car washes around the country are offering vets a free car wash on Veterans Day. Find a list at Grace for Veterans (http://graceforvets.org/) which helped veterans receive 101,537 FREE Washes on Veterans Day in 2010.
National parks are also offering a fee free day for veterans - To honor America’s service men and women, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that areas managed by the National Park Service would not charge entrance fees for Veteran’s Day weekend – November 11, 2013.
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PCC kicked off a full slate of veterans’ events with a free pancake breakfast for veterans and active-duty members of the military at it East Campus. Other veterans events happening in November include the following:
Downtown Campus will be the site of a Veterans Day celebration on Friday, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The free event will include speakers, entertainment, food and recognition of local businesses that support veterans. It will take place in the parking area in front of the library building.
Northwest Campus, (7600 N. Shannon Road) is hosting a free pancake breakfast for all active and retired military from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12. In addition, an Honor Wall, composed of photos of veterans, will be on display at the Student Life Center, D-201, from November 10-15.
West Campus, (2202 W. Anklam Road), free brunch for veterans and active-duty military, November 13 from 9:30-11 a.m., A-G20.
In addition to two financial aid workshops for veterans currently attending or considering college - will be presented by the U.S. Department of Education on Saturday, November 16. The workshops, from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m., will be in Room AH260 of Downtown Campus. Information on financial aid policies and forms will be presented.