KTLA: Top Freebies & Discounts for Veterans Day

Veterans Day offers an opportunity for all Americans to recognize those who serve or have served our country. While this appreciation should extend beyond just one day per year, many retailers and restaurants honor veterans, active and retired military (and in some cases, military spouses, too) with free or discounted meals and products. During this morning’s KTLA segment, I highlighted some of the top deals available to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line for our freedom.

Most of these freebies and deals require military identification and are limited to Nov. 11, unless otherwise stated. For a more comprehensive list, check our Coupon Sherpa’s 67 Veterans Day Discounts & Freebies blogpost.

Restaurant Freebies
Call ahead and note limitations and restrictions. Bring your valid ID to get the discount.

  • Applebee’s: Get a free signature entree from a special Veterans Day Menu.
  • California Pizza Kitchen: Get free pizza, pasta or salad from a select menu.
  • Denny’s: Enjoy a free meal.
  • Krispy Kreme: Get a free doughnut and small coffee.
  • Starbucks: Military and military spouses receive a free Tall brewed coffee.
  • Menchie’s Yogurt: Enjoy free 6 oz. of frozen yogurt.

Restaurant Deals
Verify details on extended deals.

  • Olive Garden: Enjoy a free entree plus 10% off meals for military family members.
  • Outback Steakhouse: Get a free Bloomin’ Onion and Coco-Cola beverage, plus get 15% off your check through Dec. 31.

Retail Offers & Discounts

  • Bed Bath & Beyond: 20% off
  • JCPenney: Extra 10% off purchases
  • The Home Depot: 10% off
  • IPIC Theaters: Free movie ticket
  • Sleep Number: Through Nov. 16, take $700 off a Sleep Number M7 Bed plus 24-month financing and free standard shipping.

Service Deals
Many of these deals are offered year-round to military and veterans. Use a new app called DiscountSoldier to help find military discounts.

  • Massage Envy: Active military personnel save $60 annually when they join the Military Discount Program.
  • Knott’s Berry Farm: Free admission with guest through Dec. 20.
  • Great Clips: Free haircut, or card for free haircut on a future date.
  • Meineke: Free basic oil change.

Offers Available to Everyone

  • Baskin Robbins: 50% off your purchase
  • US Parks: Free admission to national parks on Veterans Day

How will you #ThankAVeteran today?

Andrea Woroch

Andrea Woroch is a nationally-recognized consumer and money-saving expert who regularly contributes to leading national and regional news stories. She has appeared on NBC's Today Show, Dr. OZ, Good Morning America, FOX & Friends, MSNBC, CNN, ABC News with Diane Sawyer, and been quoted in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Kiplinger Personal Finance, Better Homes & Garden and many others. Andrea also enjoys writing articles for various personal finance and lifestyle websites and blogs. Andrea is passionate about sharing ideas and tips to help you live on less without having to sacrifice. She says making a few small tweaks to daily and monthly spending is all you need to do to achieve your dreams within your means. Follow Andrea on Facebook and Twitter for daily savings tips and check back for new videos, magazine stories and blog posts all about saving money!

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