Tuesday, November 10, 2009

2009 Veterans Day Freebies

Wednesday, November 11th is Veterans Day.  It is no secret that I am the wife of a veteran. Happy Veterans Day to all of our veterans, including The Cajun.

To my readers, no matter how you feel politically, if you see a member of our armed forces out and about this week, please take the time to stop and thank them for their service to our country. It truly means the world to them.

Thank you to all of our men and women, retired and active duty, for the sacrifices you have made for this country. It is on this day that we honor you and your families, and offer the sincere thanks of a grateful nation. Thank you for your service and dedication to causes that promote democracy and freedom for all people all over the world.

Thank you for standing for liberty, defending this great nation, and for ensuring that the freedom we enjoy today continues, many times at your own great personal sacrifice.

God bless our veterans and God bless the United States of America!

2009 Veterans Day and Military
Appreciation Freebies

Here is a collection of some finds I have run across recently for you, or for you to pass on to a soldier you know.
No matter where you shop, eat, sleep, visit, or play on Veterans Day, be sure to bring your military ID, and ask at the checkout if they are offering a Military Discount in honor of Veterans Day.  Many businesses may not be publicizing their discounts. It never hurts to ask!

FREE Veterans Day printables for your kids. This is a great opportunity to explain to your children what Veterans Day is and what it represents!

FREE Bloomin' Onion and Beverage at Outback Steakhouse for Veterans and Active Duty Military w/ID.

FREE downloadable MP3 songs for Veterans Day, by the bands and ensembles of the United States Armed Forces.

FREE Hugo walking canes at Sam's Club locations, 11/11, while supplies last. Proof of military service may be required. Each location is expected to have 40 canes - with a total of 25,000 canes given away. No Sam's Club membership is required.

Veterans and Active Duty Military Eat FREE w/ID at Applebees on 11/11. Dine in only, limited menu, w/ID

FREE Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for Veterans and Military Personnel on Veterans Day!

Check w/your local store on this one: Stein Mart Military Appreciation - 10% off entire purchase w/ID on 11/10 and 11/11

FREE Park Admission at Knott's Berry Farm pays tribute to past and present U.S. armed forces personnel during Veterans Month with free park admission for them and a guest now through 11/26. Up to six additional tickets can be purchased for only $15 each. Military ID or DD214 presented with a photo ID required for discount.

Foxwoods Resort Casino salutes the United States military and announces a special holiday gift for all active duty and retired New England military families! The casino is donating thousands of tickets to Cirque Dreams Holidaze Spectacular, and the incredibly popular Broadway production Hairspray. In addition, one thousand tickets are being donated as a part of this promotion by the world-famous celebrity impersonation production: Legends in Concert.

Carlos Santana honors Veterans Day by offering a military discount now through 11/22 to Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits.

Golden Corral's 9th Annual Military Appreciation Monday at all locations nationwide.  Free "Thank You" Dinner, Monday, 11/16, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Nationwide Military Wedding Gown Giveaway Event! Engaged military brides or grooms who have served in either Iraq or Afghanistan are eligible for a FREE designer wedding gown!  Check Brides Across America for more information.

FREE entree or individual pizza w/purchase at UNO Chicago Grill on 11/11 w/ID.

The Department of the Interior is offering FREE entrance admission to veterans and active duty to all of their parks on 11/11. This includes all public recreation land managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation.

Check w/your local store on this one: 10% Discount (on purchases up to $2000) at Home Depot for active duty, retired military and veterans w/ID.

Lowe's is also offering a similar 10% discount to all active duty, retired military and veterans w/ID. Good now through 11/15.

10% Discount at Dollar General Stores for veterans, active duty & their families on 11/11.

FREE car wash for veterans and active duty military at various locations by Grace for Vets.  Check the website for participating locations.

Chick-Fil-A restaurants across the country are offering a free food product to veterans. Check with your local Chick-Fil-A to see if they are participating.

FREE Veterans Day Breakfast at Hy-Vee, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., In-store dining only.


  1. Thanks so much for posting this. I didn't realize all the nice freebies they gave away to Veterans and Military personnel. My husband is active duty in the Army so he would be pleased to find out about all the nice things that others are offering to our servicemen. Thanks again!

  2. Thanks for the post, Mary. I'm the wife of a vet, and proud of all who have served or are serving now!

  3. Pacifism is a fine ideal, and if only the entire world would embrace it. But they do not, and so I am grateful for our military, who sacrifice so very much. I get a little angry at our government, which I don't think honors the veterans and military personnel enough, but not at the soldiers, sailors, etc themselves. I would like to see them accorded the money, prestige, and benefits befitting someone who would die to keep us free.

  4. My Michael is a veteran of the Gulf War and though i did not know him at the time i still feel a tremendous sense of pride to know him.

    Happy Veteran's Day to you and yours and all those who have served and continue to serve.

  5. Thanks for the reminder. And thank for Cajun for me, too!

  6. Thanks for the reminder about Applebees. I saw the ad but forgot about it. I called my son and told him. Thanks for all the good tips.

  7. What a great way to say "Thanks" to our veterans!!

  8. Veterans are awesome! I am so grateful. Happy Veteran's Day to "The Cajun". : )


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