Veterans Day 2013 freebies are available for vets and many stores and restaurants are offering both promos and deals for the men and women who serve in the military. From grocery discounts, restaurant freebies, free car washes and free Krispy Kreme doughnuts and coffee are among the offers.
Here’s a round-up of Veterans Day promotions valid on Monday, Nov. 11 (unless otherwise noted).
• Active, retired and honorably discharged military personnel are eligible for a 10 percent discount on their grocery orders at Food Lion stores. Alcohol, tobacco, gift cards, lottery, postage stamps and services are not included. Military identification and a Food Lion loyalty card are required.
• Harris Teeter will be offering an 11 percent discount to active-duty military and veterans. Military ID and a Harris Teeter loyalty card are required. The discount excludes alcohol, tobacco, tickets and gift cards.
• Free Car washes are available to veterans and current military service personnel Sunday and Monday, Nov. 10-11 at Cary and Apex locations of Carolina Auto Spa. The free washes are available at 1370 NW Maynard Road in Cary and 900 East Williams St. in Apex. Veterans and immediate family are eligible. No proof of service is required.
•Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free doughnut and small coffee at participating Krispy Kreme locations. Present your military identification or dress in uniform.
• Veterans and active-duty military eat free from a special menu at Applebee’s restaurants. Choices include Fiesta Lime Chicken, 7 oz. House Sirloin and Double Crunch Shrimp. A valid military ID is required.
• It’s all you can eat hotcakes at Bob Evans Farms restaurants to veterans and active-duty military. A valid military ID is required.
• Carrabba’s restaurants Saturday, Nov. 9, through Monday, Nov. 11. Active and retired military are entitled to a free appetizer. Military identification or uniform is required.
• Veterans and active-duty military will receive a free meal from a special Veterans Day menu At Chili’s restaurants. The choice menu includes pizza, burgers, soup and salad, turkey sandwich and chicken salad. Chili’s will also pledge to donate 10 percent of its net sales on Sunday, Nov. 10, to the Wounded Warrior Project. Just mention the Wounded Warrior program to your server.
• The annual “Military Appreciation Monday” at Golden Corral is from 4 to 9 p.m. Anyone who has served in the U.S. military will get a free meal. No proof is required. Dine-in only.
• Pick up a free order of Crazy Bread from Little Ceasars Pizza. A military ID card or Form DD-214 is required.
• At McCormick & Schmick’s, veterans eat free from a special menu on Sunday, Nov. 10. Menu choices include Salmon Rigatoni, Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Tender Beef Medallions and McCormick’s Cheeseburger. Identification required.
• At Olive Garden, veterans and active-duty personnel eat free from a special menu. Throughout November, military families receive a 10 percent discount. Menu choices include Sausage and Peppers Rustica, Seafood Alfredo and Venetian Apriocot Chicken. Identification is required.
• On The Border Free Veterans Day Meal (Monday, November 11, 2013) is giving veterans and active duty military members a free Create Your Own combo meal where they’ll get to choose 2 or 3 selections of soup, salad, tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, and other classics. They will donate 15% of all sales on Veterans Day to Carry the Load when guests bring in a give-back flyer. Official military Identification required. Dine-in at participating On The Borders locations.