TYLER, Texas — Although we can't thank our veterans enough, Nov. 11 is a special day on which we honor the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.
Veterans Day is a celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
On this day, many businesses offer discounts and freebies to veterans and active-duty military.
CBS19 has compiled the following list of available deals:
Applebee's - Veterans and active-duty military, National Guard and Reserves can get a free meal from a special menu on Nov. 11 with proof of service.
BJ's - Veterans and active-duty military can get a free meal from a select menu and a Dr. Pepper on Nov. 11.
Bubba's 33 - Veterans and active-duty military can enjoy free lunch on Nov. 11. from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. For veterans and active military unable to attend this year’s event, the restaurant will distribute raincheck vouchers, good through May 30, 2022. Veterans and active military can pick up a raincheck in Bubba’s 33 parking lot tent.
Buffalo Wild Wings - Veterans and active-duty military get a free order of 10 boneless wings and fries on Nov. 11.
Chili's - Veterans and active-duty military can get a free meal from a select menu on Nov. 11.
Cotton Patch Cafe - Veterans can get a free Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken with proof of military service at all locations on Nov. 11.
Denny's - From 5 a.m. - noon on Nov. 11, veterans and active-duty military can get a free "Build Your Own Grand Slam" meal for dine-in only with a valid military ID or DD 214.
Dickey's - On Nov. 11 Dickey's is giving away a free pulled-pork sandwich to veterans who use the code VETFREE. Veterans can redeem the offer in-store for carryout and online for pickup all day at their nearest Dickey’s. From Nov. 11 through Dec. 31, Barbecue at Home by Dickey’s is taking 15% off all orders for veterans when they use the code VETERAN15. Barbecue At Home allows barbecue enthusiasts from all over the U.S. to have craft sausages, premium quality meats, and unique rubs and spices shipped right to their door.
Dunkin' - Veterans and active-duty military can get a free donut of their choice at participating locations on Nov. 11. No purchase is necessary. The deal is only available in-store.
Golden Corral - The restaurant will host Military Appreciation Night on Nov. 11 from 5 p.m. - close. This includes a free “thank you” meal when dining in.
IHOP - Veterans can receive free Red, White and Blue Pancakes or a Pancake Combo from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Nov. 11 while dining in. Proof of service is required.
Little Caesars - Veterans and active-duty military get a free lunch combo between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Nov. 11.
On the Border - Veterans can enjoy a free Pick 2 Combo on Nov. 11.
Red Lobster - Veterans, active-duty military and reservists can get a free appetizer or dessert on Nov. 11.
Red Robin - Veterans and active-duty military who are also Red Robin Royalty members can get a free Red's Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries from Nov. 1 - Nov. 14. Registration for the Red Robin Royalty Program with military designation must be completed by Nov. 1.
Smoothie King - Veterans and active-duty military can get a free 20-ounce smoothie of their choice.
Sport Clips - Free haircuts will be available for veterans and active-duty military with valid proof of service on Nov. 11.
Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q - Veterans and active-duty military can get one free regular-sized one-meat sandich, a bag of chips and a drink with military ID or proof of service on Nov. 11.
Starbucks - Veterans, active-duty military and military spouses can get a free tall hot brewed coffee at participating stores on Nov.11.
Target - Veterans, active-duty military and their families can get a 10% discount from Oct. 31 - Nov. 13. The discount can be used on two separate transactions and applies to all items online and in-store.
Texas Roadhouse - Dinner vouchers for veterans and active-duty military will be handed out in restaurant parking lots on Nov. 11. The vouchers can be redeemed for dinner through May 30, 2022.
Torchy's Tacos - On Nov. 11, veterans and active U.S. military members can enjoy a complimentary taco (ANY taco on the menu) and choice of fountain drink or iced tea. The special Veterans Day offer is available to guests for dine-in and pick-up orders in participating restaurants.
Wendy's - Veterans and active-duty military can get a free breakfast combo from 6:30 - 10:30 a.m. with proof of service.
Walk-On’s - Walk-On’s is honoring veterans by offering all active and retired service members a complimentary Scholarship Burger and side of fries on Nov. 11.
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