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Veterans Day Free Meals 2013

A List of Veterans Day Free Meals and Other Veterans Day Freebies

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Check back in October to find out who's giving out Veterans Day free meals in 2014. If you know of a restaurant offering a Veterans Day free meal in 2014, please send me an e-mail so I can get you on the list.

There are plenty of Veterans Day free meals to be had this year as well as some other additional discounts on items other than food. You'll be able to stop into any of the restaurants below on or around Veterans Day this year to get your free meal.

Tip: Pay close attention to the date listed and what you need to bring so you qualify for the free meal. They don't all take place on Veterans Day (Monday, November 11, 2013) and some require different forms of identification.

Tip: Some of these Veterans Day free meals are nationwide but some are only at participating locations. Please call the restaurant before you leave home to make sure they are taking part. This list is 8 pages long! Look through them all so you don't miss out on a favorite.

Looking for more freebies like this one? Lots of military freebies are available all year round. You'll also want to check out this list of current free samples you can request.

Red Lobster Veterans Day Free Appetizer (November 11 - 14, 2013)

Veterans Day Free Meals 2013
© Red Lobster

Veterans can stop by Red Lobster and get a free appetizer Monday, November 11 through Thursday, November 14, 2013.

They get to choose from Spicy Buffalo Chicken Bites, Lobster Pizza, Sweet Chili Shrimp, Crispy Calamari & Vegetables, Lobster-Artichoke-and-Seafood Dip, Lobster Pizza, Lobster-Crab-and-Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms, Parrot Island Coconut Shrimp, Crispy Fried Green Beans, Mozzarella Cheesesticks, or Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail.

LongHorn Steakhouse Veterans Day Free Texas Tonion (November 11 - 14, 2013)

Veterans Day Free Meals 2013
© LongHorn Steakhouse

LongHorn Steakhouse is giving away free Texas Tonions and non-alcoholic beverages to veterans who stop into their local Longhorn Steakhouse on Monday, November 11 through Thursday, November 14, 2013.

You'll need to bring proof of service with you for this freebie such as wearing your uniform or showing Military ID.

Golden Corral Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2013)

Veterans Day Free Meals 2013
© Golden Corral

On Monday, November 11, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Golden Corral will be giving out Veterans Day free meals to any person who has ever served in the U.S. military or is on current active duty. This includes retirees, veterans, National Guard or Reserves.

All Golden Corral locations will be participating and no identification is required to get your free dinner buffet and beverage.

Last year, Golden Corral served over 375,000 veterans a Veterans Day free meal!

Applebee's Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2013)

Veterans Day Free Meals 2013
© Applebee's

Stop into a participating Applebee's on Monday, November 11, 2013 to get your Veterans day free meal. You'll be able to choose a meal from a limited Veteran's Day menu that includes steak, cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, salad, pasta, chicken, and shrimp. You can see the complete menu by using the link above. This deal is dine-in only and beverages and gratuity are not included.

You'll need to bring in one proof of military service such as a U.S. Uniform Service ID card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID card, current Leave and Earnings statement, photograph in uniform, be wearing your uniform, a veterans organization card such as American Legion or VFW, or a DD214.

Find an Applebee's near you and call ahead to find out if they are participating in the Veterans Day free meal.

Chili's Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2013)

Veterans Day Free Meals
© Chili's

Visit Chili's on Monday, November 11, 2013, to get your Veterans Day free meal if you are a veteran or on active military duty. You'll get to choose between these free meals:

  • Oldtimer with Cheese
  • Chicken Crispers
  • Margarita Grilled Chicken
  • Classic Turkey Toasted Sandwich (full)
  • Lighter Choices Grilled Chicken Salad
  • Soup & Salad Combo
  • Any Flatbread (full size)
  • Any 9" Pizza
  • Any Lunch Combo during lunchtime

You'll need to show proof of military service to get your Veterans Day free meal.

Find a Chili's near you so you can stop in and get your free meal.

Olive Garden Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2013)

Veterans Day Free Meals 2013
© Olive Garden

Olive Garden is having a Veterans Day free meal for all veterans on Monday, November 11, 2013.

Veterans can choose a free entree from a special menu. All these entrees come with freshly baked garlic breadsticks and choice of unlimited soup or salad.

Find an Olive Garden near you.

Starbucks Free Coffee on Veterans Day (Monday, November 11, 2013)

Veterans Day Free Meals 2013
© Starbucks

Starbucks will be giving out free tall brewed coffees to veterans, active duty military, and their spouses on Veterans Day.

Call ahead to make sure your local Starbucks is participating.

On The Border Free Veterans Day Meal (Monday, November 11, 2013)

Veterans Day Free Meals
© On The Border

On The Border 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.

On the Border will also be donating 15% of all sales on Veterans Day to Carry the Load when guests bring in a give-back flyer.

You'll need to bring military service proof such as a U.S. Uniform Services ID Card, a U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organizations Card, DD214, or Citation/Commendation.

This free Veterans Day meal is only valid for dine-in at participating On The Borders near you.

T.G.I. Friday's Veterans Day Free Lunch (Monday, November 11, 2013)

Veterans Day Free Meals
© T.G.I. Friday's

T.G.I. Friday's will be having free lunch for all veterans on Monday, November 11, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at participating locations. Be sure to contact your local T.G.I Friday's for details.

Bring in proof of military service (U.S. Uniforms Services ID Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID Card, a Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, a DD214, a photograph in uniform, or wear your uniform) and you'll be able to choose any item off the lunch menu for free.

Perkins Free Veterans Day Breakfast (Monday, November 11, 2013)

Veterans Day Free Meals 2013
© Perkins

Only certain Perkins locations are participating. Please CALL AHEAD to your local Perkins before heading out.

Participating Perkins Restaurant & Bakeries are giving out a free Magnificent Seven meal which includes two eggs, three buttermilk pancakes, and a choice of 2 bacon strips or 2 sausage links.

Be sure to bring along your military ID to take advantage of this free Veterans Day meal.

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