This Thursday we honor our military veterans. And as a way to say thanks for serving our country, many business are offering incredible deals to those who show their proof of military status.
Below are many of the freebies and deals available to those who have or are serving our country:
Applebee’s — Veterans and active duty eat free on Nov. 11, 2010. The freebie menu has seven options, including a burger, salad, chicken, sirloin, and shrimp. Dine in only. Beverages and tip not included. ID required.
Brides Across America – Military fiances can get a free wedding dress Nov. 8-13 at select locations across the county. The dresses are donated by a slew of designers and sell for $500 to $3,000. Sizes range from 4 to 22.
Claim Jumper — Free dessert for veterans and active duty military with ID is available on Nov. 10, 2010. Dine in only.
Hooters – Get a free meal from a special menu at participating restaurants when you purchase a beverage. Available for veterans and active military with ID. Dine in only. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Up to an $8.50 value.
The Home Depot — Veterans get a 10% military discount year round. Show your military ID at checkout.
Knott’s Berry Farm — Through Nov. 24, 2010, admission is free to veterans or active duty military personnel plus one guest. Get up to six extra tickets for $15 each. ID required. Eligible person must be present. Dependent I.D.s will not be accepted.
Krispy Kreme – Veterans get a donut of their choice for free at participating locations on Veteran’s Day. Unclear if all varieties of sweets are included, or just the more traditional donuts are up for grabs.
Lowe’s — Just like rival Home Depot, Lowe’s offers a 10% military discount year round. Show your military ID at checkout.
National Parks — Some 393 National Parks across 49 states are free to everyone on Nov. 11, 2010.
New Balance — Shipping on sneakers and everything else is free for everyone through Nov. 11, 2010.
Outback Steakhouse — Veterans and active duty will be treated to a free bloomin’ onion and non-alcoholic beverage of their choice on Nov. 11, 2010.
Sears – Veterans get an extra 10% off regular, sale, and clearance merchandise Nov. 11-12, 2010. The discount is also valid for policemen, teachers, hospital staff, and firefighters. Some exclusions.
Sea World — Admission is free for active military duty personnel and up to three dependents for Sea World Orlando, San Diego, or San Antonio, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay or Williamsburg, Sesame Place, Adventure Island, or Water Country USA. Some exclusions. One per person per year. ID required.
Universal Studios (Hollywood, CA) — Military discounts are offered year round to military retirees, DOD personnel, members of the National Guard/Reserves, dependents and all other base personnel when you buy tickets in advance through participating MWR/ITT offices or through the mail.