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Discounts for Veterans

Happy Veterans' Day!

The nation is proud to honor the service and sacrifice our veterans have made and businesses in every state and town are happy to offer discounts and freebies to you today.

If you Google the phrase "veteran discounts" there are thousands of sites listed.

Here are a few of our favorites for you to look over and decide how you are going to enjoy a day that is all about honoring you!

And for a free meal today, check out these national chains:

* Denny's is offering a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast on Nov. 11 from 5 a.m.- noon . The offer is for active, inactive and retired military personnel with a valid military ID.

* Golden Corral will provide a free meal and beverage to veterans, retired, active duty, National Guard or Reserves from 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 11.

* Outback Steakhouse is offering a free Bloomin' Onion and a beverage to all those showing valid military ID on Nov. 11. Outback is also offering its "Military Mates" program for all active or retired military members and their families with 15 percent off all checks from Nov. 12-Dec. 31. Outback is also offering Veterans Day Rain Check for deployed service men and women. By registering at between Nov. 1 - Dec. 31 deployed military personnel will receive a voucher for a Free Bloomin' Onion via email, which they can redeem by presenting their printed Rain Check, along with valid military ID, at participating U.S. Outback Steakhouses in 2016.

* Little Caesar's Pizza will offer a free pizza or a $5 Hot N Ready Lunch Combo to all veterans and active military members on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

* Starbucks is offering veterans, active duty service members and their spouses a free, tall (12 oz.) brewed hot coffee on Veterans Day.

* Cracker Barrel is offering veterans a free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca Cola Cake on Nov. 11. Additionally, 10 percent of all proceeds from the sale of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake, as well as select retail items will benefit the USO Transition 360 Alliance that assists military personnel and their families' transition into civilian life following their service.

* Shoney's will offer a free All-American Burger to veterans and active-duty service members on Nov. 11.

*   Texas Roadhouse invites veterans and active duty military members to enjoy a free lunch on Nov. 11. Active, retired and former U.S. military can choose from one of 10 entries and beverage. Guests must show proof of service such as military or VA card, or discharge papers.

* Applebee's will be offering a free meal Nov. 11 for all veterans and active-duty service members. Choose from 7 entrees, drink not included.

* Longhorn Steakhouse will offer complimentary Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage to veterans and active-duty service personnel on Nov. 11.

*  Hooters will offer all active-duty and retired military personnel a free meal on Nov. 11. Also, guests are invited to purchase of a 2016 Hooters calendar for a member of the U.S. military stationed overseas.

*  Olive Garden will offer a free entrée on Nov. 11 for all veterans and active duty military. All those dining with the veteran will receive 10 percent off their meal.

* Red Lobster will offer a free appetizer or dessert for veterans and active duty from Nov. 9-12.

* Red Robin will offer a free Red Tavern's Double and Bottomless Steak Fries Nov. 11 for all guests with military ID.

* Carraba's will offer a free appetizer of your choice for active duty service members and veterans from Nov. 9-Nov. 15.

* TGI Fridays will offer a free lunch for military members and veterans Nov. 11 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

* Chili's will offer all military veterans a free meal Nov. 11. Beverage and gratuity not included.

* O'Charley's will offer free "$9.99er" meals to veterans and military personnel with a military ID on Nov. 9. Veterans can also enjoy Free Pie Wednesday with the purchase of an entree on Nov. 11.

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