As Veterans Day 2012 approaches — here are some of the restaurants and companies that offer Veteran’s Day discounts, deals and free meals as a thank you to our veteran’s service to our country.

Check back often as we will continually update this list as more restaurant’s and companies announce their Veteran’s Day specials. Veteran’s Day will be observed on Monday, November 12, 2012.

Restaurants with Veterans Day Free Meals :

Applebees Free Meal Applebees is offering a free signature entree on Sunday November 11th, 2012 at participating locations. Choose from a 7-oz House Sirloin, Fiesta Lime Chicken, and a Bacon Cheeseburger. Beverages and gratuity not included. Must present valid Veteran’s form of identification.

Denny’s All You Can Eat Pancakes Get all you can eat pancakes for all active duty military and veterans with a valid ID on Monday, November 12, 2012.

Golden Corral Free Meal Get a Veterans Day free meal to any veteran who has served in the United States military or is a current active duty service member. All Golden Corral locations will be participating On Monday, November 12, 2012 from 4 PM to 9 PM. No identification is required to get your free Veterans day meal.

Retail Stores with Veterans Day Discounts

Home Depot Veterans Day Discount Every year on Veteran’s Day the Home Depot offers a 10% discount on Veteran’s day. Must present a valid military ID. Home Depot also offers this discount to Veterans on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day.

Lowe’s Veterans Day Discount All Veterans receive a 10% discount on Veteran’s Day up to $5,000 on in-stock and special-order purchases. The offer can’t be used online, on previous sales or on sales of services or gift cards. Must present a valid Veteran Identification Card (VIC), valid Form DD214 or other proof of service. Lowes also offers this Veteran’s discount on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.

Other Discounts and Veterans Day Deals

National Parks Free Veterans Day Admission Everybody gets free entrance to our National Parks Veterans Day weekend. Dates this year include November 10 – 12, 2012.

Companies that haven’t announced Veteran’s day specials but did so last year include:

7-11, Amazon.com, Anheuser-Busch Parks, Chili’s, Hooters, Kmart, Krispy Kreme, Little Caesars Pizza, Olive Garden, Old Navy, Outback Steakhouse, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Sizzler, Sports Authority, Sports Clips, Subway Restaurants, T.G.I. Friday’s, and Walgreens.

We’ll keep you posted!

Quick Update

Chili’s Choose from Margarita Grilled Chicken, Chicken Club Tacos, Santa Fe Wrap, Old-time w/Cheese, Cobb Salad, and more. Beverages and gratuity not included.

Olive Garden Choose from Seafood Alfredo; Chicken Parmigiana; Braised Beef & Tortellini; Cheese Ravioli; or Spaghetti & Meatballs.
Texas Roadhouse Choose from Country Fried Chicken, Country Fried Sirloin, Cheeseburger, BBQ, Grilled Chicken Salad, and more. Dine in only.

Outback Steakhouse Get a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage (non-alcoholic drinks only).

Hooters Get 10 free boneless or traditional style wings. Drink purchase required.
Be sure to bring proof of military service and call ahead to confirm.

Thanks to my pal Dave Liby for the information.

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