Where you can find Veterans Day freebies and discounts

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Veterans Day is Friday, November 11th.  Here are some ways America’s veterans can save some green.

***Most businesses require proof of military service. It is recommended you call specific locations to make sure they are taking part in the promotions.***

Applebee’s: In honor of their services, veterans and active duty military get a free meal.

Bar Louie: Veterans and active-duty military will get a free appetizer or entrée on Veterans Day.

Baskin-Robbins: For every ice cream scoop sold on Veterans Day, the brand will make an $.11 donation to the U.S.O.

Bob Evans:  free breakfast all day long on Veterans Day for veterans and active-duty military.

Bonefish Grill: On Friday, November 11th, all active and retired service members with a valid military ID will receive a Complimentary Bang Bang Shrimp at all Bonefish Grill locations.

Buffalo Wild Wingscomplimentary order of wings and a side of fries to veterans and active-duty military. Must present acceptable proof of military service, which includes: permanent or temporary U.S. military ID cards, veteran’s card, a photograph of yourself in military uniform, or dine-in at a participating location in uniform.

California Pizza Kitchen:  free entrée from the Veterans’ Day menu. Please come in uniform or bring your military ID or other proof of service.

Chipotle:  Friday, November 11th, from 3pm-close:  a buy one, get one free burrito, bowl, salad, or taco order. Valid for all US military active-duty, Reserves, National Guard and retired military, military spouses with ID and veterans.

Cracker Barrel:  offering military veterans a complimentary slice of its Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake. Must show proof of military service

Denny’s: active, inactive and retired military personnel will get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on Friday, Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon. Please show valid military id.

Friendly’s: free breakfast, lunch or dinner for veterans and active military, with a valid military ID or honorable discharge card.

Golden CorralThe Davenport restaurant at 5202 Elmore Avenue is offering a free meal to veterans on Monday, November 14th from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Gordmans: Veterans, active duty, reserves, guards and retirees are being offered a $10 Gordmans Savings Card with any in-store purchase on Veterans Day.   They will also get 15% off their entire purchase.  Shoppers can either show a military ID or wear their uniform.  Gordmans is teaming up with Operation Homefront, collecting donations to help wounded veterans and military families with basic necessities; Gordmans will be matching donations up to $10,000.

Hy-Vee: Free breakfast is being offered to veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day.

IHOP: Vets and active-duty military: Red, White & Blue Pancakes free from  7 a.m.-7 p.m.

JCPenney: Veterans and their immediate family members are being offered a %5 discount from Nov. 10-13. A valid Military ID or VA ID must be shown in store.  The discount can be combined with other offers.  Click here to see details of the offer.

Krispy Kreme: will celebrate Veteran’s Day on Friday, November 11th by offering a Free Doughnut (any variety) and a Small Coffee to anyone who identifies themselves as a veteran or active duty military personnel at participating Krispy Kreme locations (no ID required).

Longhorn Steakhouse: A free appetizer or free dessert (with no purchase required) is being offered to anyone showing proof of military service.  LonHorn is also offering 10% off to those dining with a veteran on Veterans Day.

Lowe’s: On November 11, all veterans and their family can receive 10% off purchases.

Meineke: Vets and active duty personnel can receive a free basic oil change with proof of service.milltown-coffee

Milltown Coffee: The first cup is on the house for veterans on Veterans Day! Just remember your military ID.

Olive GardenA free entree from a special menu is being offered to active-duty and military veterans on Veterans Day.  Recipients can choose from six of the restaurant’s most popular items.  Each entree is served with unlimited soup or salad and garlic bread sticks.

Panera Bread:  a complimentary You-Pick-Two with military identification or if wearing their uniform to the participating Panera Bread bakery-cafes in the Cleveland, Akron, Canton area.  For a complete list of participating bakery-cafes, click here. 

Pilot Flying J: Proceeds from sales of 20 and 24 oz PhilMor travel coffee refills on Veterans Day will go toward “Wreaths Across America.”  Pilot will be donating up to $25,000  to go toward sponsoring a section of the Arlington National Cemetery on National Wreaths Across America Day on December 17th.

Primanti Bros.: This year, veterans and active duty personnel can chow down on a free sandwich

QC Transit Systems: Free fixed-route rides are available on Veterans Day.  The Metro, Bettendorf Transit, and Davenport CitiBus are participating.  Click the links to see each bus system’s schedule.

Red Lobster:  This Veterans Day, Red Lobster is thanking veterans, active duty military, and reservists by offering a FREE appetizer or dessert with a valid military ID on November 10th and 11th.

Red Robin:  all Veterans and active-duty military members will get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries. No purchase is necessary. Just show proof of service.

Red Roof Inns: From November 1 to 30, veterans can save 15% at any Red Roof nationwide. Red Roof also offers active military members 10% off a stay at any Red Roof nationwide all year long.

Sport Clips: – At participating locations, veterans and current service members can score a free haircut with proof of service.

Texas Roadhouse: is offering a free meal to all military service men and women on Friday, November 11.

Theisen’s Home-Farm-Auto: Veterans and active duty military will get an extra 11% off their purchases on Veterans Day.

Walgreens: This Veterans Day, customers with Walgreens Balance Rewards cards and valid military I.D. can take 20% off all eligible purchases.

Tribune Media contributed to this report