Veteran’s Day/Military Appreciation Day

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Veteran’s Day is coming up next Wednesday, November 11th, so I wanted to highlight those businesses offering freebies & discounts to honor military members & families, as well as veterans. I’ve found some nationwide offers, as well as a few local offers as well for those in the Pacific Northwest. Remember to check out this post by Thrifty NW Dad (was a guest post on my blog a few weeks ago) – he highlights these offers as well as why it’s important to remember those who have served (or are currently serving) in the Armed Forces!

Sunday November 9th:
  • McCormick & SchmicksFREE lunch or dinner entree (from selected items) for veterans. Make sure to call ahead as space is limited & reservations are required.And dont’ forget your proof of military service Go HERE for more information & to find a location near you.
Wednesday November 11th:
  • Applebees – They will be offering a FREE meal to all veterans & active duty military at all locations. You can choose your entree from selected entrees. Make sure to bring proof of military service. Go HERE for more details!
  • Hyvee – Hyvee stores (found in the midwest) will provide a FREE breakfast for veterans from 7am – 11am in participating stores with in-store dining. See details & locations HERE (Thanks Hip2Save)
  • Sam’s ClubFREE Hugo canes to military veterans who need mobility assistance. They will be giving out 25,000 canes and you do not need to be a member of Sam’s Club. May need to show military identification. Go HERE for more details
  • Outback Steakhouse – Free Bloomin’ Onion & Drink for Veterans on 11/11 – See details here
  • Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut of your choice for veterans and active duty military members – see details HERE
  • National Parks & Forests & Wildlife Refuges – Free admission to all National Parks, National Forests, Wildlife Refuges, & more on Wed 11/11 to veterans. See HERE for details.

Local Offers::
  • Point Defiance Zoo – Offering free admission to active duty military & their household family members on Wed 11/11 – make sure to bring your military identification cards. Go HERE for more details.
  • Northwest Trek – Offering free admission to active-duty military & their household family members on 11/11. Make sure to bring your military identification cards. Go HERE for more details.
Monday November 16th:
  • Golden CorralFree dinner from 5-9pm for anyone who has served in the military (veterans, retired, currently serving, or National Guard & Reservists). No identification needed. Go HERE for more details.
Additional Offers::
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop – Members of the Armed Force (including Reserve Officer Training Corps) will receive a 20% discount on any 1 transaction at Build-A-Bear stores when you show your military ID. Valid from November 11th – 15th. Go HERE for more details.
  • Knott’s Berry FarmFree admission to all active duty and veterans plus one guest free from Nov 1-24th. Go HERE for details.
  • Colonial Williamsburg Free admission to active duty, retirees, reservists, and veterans & dependents from Nov 6th – 11th. Go HERE for more details!
These are all the Veteran’s Day deals I have found so far – let me know if you hear of any more – either local to the Northwest or nationwide!!


  1. Hi Jen, great post. I wanted to let you know that I linked over to the original post from Thrifty NW Dad earlier…but for some reason it doesnt provide me with a unique URL (its just so I am not sure if it will direct traffic to specific post or your home page???

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