Mommy Blog Expert: Veterans Day Weekend Overflows With Freebies, Specials, Savings & Deals Nationwide

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day Weekend Overflows With Freebies, Specials, Savings & Deals Nationwide

Military Appreciation

Veterans Day 2011 which occurs on 11/11/11, is just one example of a palindrome. As defined by Wikipedia a palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of units that can be read the same way in either direction. A bit of history: the palindrome dates back to at least 79 AD. America's consumer businesses of all types are generously honoring retired veterans and active military personnel for their service to our country with lots of giveaways, discounts, and deals to show their appreciation today and over the weekend.

iPhone Photo by Janis Brett Elspas,

To show his own devotion, the Coupon Sherpa has compiled a comprehensive list of 35 Veterans Day Freebies, including these 11 special deals. The coupon expert reminds those who wish to take advantage of these offers to remember that showing some form of military identification may be required to grab these free and frugal opportunities. It's also highly recommended that you call ahead to make sure your local franchise is participating.

1. Cabela's Outdoor Store 
Employee discount of 5% to 50% - Nov. 11 to 12. Applies to: Veterans, active-duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel

2. Chili's
Free meal - Nov. 11. Applies to: Active duty and veterans Chili's is offering a choice of one of six meals on a dine-in-only basis. Beverages and gratuity not included.

3. Denny's
Free Grand Slam breakfast - Nov. 11. Applies to: Active military or veterans. Available only at participating locations.

4. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants
Free lunch or dinner entrée - Nov 13. Applies to: Veterans. This is the 13th Annual Veteran's Appreciation Event at McCormick & Schmick's.

5. Grace For Vets
Free car wash - Nov. 11. Applies to: Active duty, veterans and service personnel. Since 2004, thousands of car-wash businesses have participated in this national event, sponsored by Grace For Vets.

6. Hy-Vee
Free breakfast buffet - Nov. 11. Applies to: Active military and veterans. Available at participating Hy-Vee grocery store with in-store dining.

7. Macy's
Use promo code VET15 and receive 10% to 15% off - through Nov. 13. Applies to: Everyone.

8. Spaghetti Warehouse
11-cents meal with coupon - Nov. 11. Applies to: Everyone. Like Spaghetti Warehouse on Facebook and get a serving of lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, or any original recipe spaghetti entree for just 11 cents.

Free six-inch sub - Nov. 11. Applies to: Veterans. SUBWAY restaurants are franchises, so this offer may not be available everywhere.

10. Bed & Breakfasts
Free night's stay - Nov. 11. Applies to: Active military and veterans and one guest. B&B for Vets is offering veterans a free night's stay at more than 485 participating bed and breakfasts across the US and Canada.

11. Texas Roadhouse
Free lunch - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 11. Applies to: Veterans and active duty military. Dine-in only.

Thanks to CouponSherpa for providing these resources that honor our past and present military. For the rest of the Veteran's Day special deals list, visit their website.

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