To celebrate Veterans Day, many merchants, restaurants and entertainment facilities have stepped up to the plate with freebies that demonstrate their appreciation. To show his gratitude, the blogger known as Coupon Sherpa compiled a comprehensive list of 35 Veterans Day Freebies.
Here are some of the best. Keep in mind you’ll usually need to show some form of military identification and should call ahead to make sure your local franchise is participating.
Cabela’s Outdoor Store
Employee discount of 5-50 percent on Nov. 11. Applies to veterans, active-duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel.
Free meal 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 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.
Free Grand Slam breakfast on Nov. 11. Applies to active military or veterans. Available only at participating locations.
Grace For Vets
Free car wash on 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. Find a participating Maine location at graceforvets.org.
Use promo code VET15 and receive 10-15 percent off online purchases through Nov. 13. Applies to everyone.
Free six-inch sub on Nov. 11. Applies to veterans. Subway restaurants are franchises, so this offer may not be available everywhere.
Bed & Breakfasts
Free night’s stay on 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. Find participating Maine locations at www.betterwaytostay.com/current-promotions/bbs-for-vets/.
Free lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 11. Applies to veterans and active-duty military. Dine-in only. Veterans must show their server proof of military service, such as an ID card or discharge papers.
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