Veterans Day 2018: Freebies, discounts and deals for military members

As a “Thank You” to veterans and active duty of the U.S. armed forces dozens of restaurants and businesses across the Valley of the Sun are offering discounts, free meals and special deals for Veteran’s Day.

Proof of service such as a military ID is typically required and a few businesses will allow dressing in uniform as a form of identification. Discharge papers, VA cards and veteran organization membership cards also can be used to prove service at most businesses.

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill: FREE meal from a special menu on Sunday

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: FREE meal up to $12.95 and free Dr. Pepper beverage on Sunday

Boston Market: Buy one individual meal and a drink, get one individual meal FREE with a coupon posted on Sunday or Monday.

Note: this deal is not only for Veterans

Buffalo Wild Wings: FREE small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries on Sunday

California Pizza Kitchen: FREE meal from special menu Sunday. Get a buy-one-get-one free card to use Nov. 12-18

Chili’s: FREE meal from special menu Sunday

Chipotle: Buy-one-get-one free deal Sunday

Chuck E. Cheese’s: FREE personal one-topping pizza Sunday.

Cracker Barrel: FREE slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or a Crafted Coffee beverage.

Dunkin’: Free doughnut Sunday. No purchase required. 🍩

Famous Dave’s: FREE two meat lunch combo Sunday and Monday.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers: Veterans and active military who visit a Freddy’s restaurant Sunday get a FREE combo meal card good through Nov. 30.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria: 15 percent off Sunday and Monday.

Hooters: FREE meal from a special menu Sunday

IHOP: FREE Red, White and blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday or a free patriotic pancake combo offer varies by location.

Krispy Kreme: One FREE doughnut and a small cup of coffee Sunday. No ID is required

LongHorn Steakhouse: FREE appetizer or dessert Sunday.

Main Event: FREE meal from special Veterans Day menu and $10 in arcade game play Sunday.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: FREE six ounces of frozen yogurt Sunday

Mimi’s Cafe: FREE meal from special menu Sunday

MOD Pizza: FREE MOD-size pizza or salad Sunday

Native Grill & Wings: FREE menu item up to $11.99 Sunday

Olive Garden: FREE meal from special menu Sunday.

On The Border: FREE Create-Your-Own combo meal Sunday.

Outback Steakhouse: FREE Bloomin’ Onion and non-alcoholic beverage Sunday, plus 10 percent off everyday.

Red Lobster: FREE appetizer or dessert Sunday and Monday.

Red Robin: FREE Red’s Tavern Double burger with Bottomless Steak Fries Sunday

Sizzler: FREE lunch from special menu until 4 p.m. Sunday.

Starbucks: FREE tall coffee for any veteran, active duty military and military spouse Sunday

Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch from a special menu Sunday. Hours may vary.

Other Veterans Day Deals

Great Clips: Veterans and active duty get a free haircut on Sunday or pick up a free haircut card to use through Dec. 31. Also non-veterans who get a haircut Sunday get a free haircut card to give to a veteran.

Sports Clips: Participating Sport Cause lips locations will offer free haircuts to active duty military and veterans Sunday through its Help A Hero campaign. Also Sunday, $1 from every haircut service will be donated to the program.

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Justin Heintz

Digital Media Director and jack of all trades at 88.7 The Pulse.