HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Veterans Day is an important day for many, especially countless families in our community that have many ties to our armed forces.
Below is a look at Veterans Day special deals at local restaurants and stores, plus Veterans Day events that you, your family and your friends can attend.
Veterans Day deals:
- Applebee’s offers free entrees from a special menu to veterans and active duty military personnel for Veterans Day.
- Bonefish Grill offers a free appetizer with purchase of an entree with valid military ID for active duty service people and veterans on Veterans Day at all locations.
- Bubba's 33 in Chesapeake invites veterans and active members of the U.S. military to enjoy a free lunch Monday, Nov. 11.
- Veterans and active military members can enjoy a choice of a complimentary pizza, pasta or full size salad and beverage from California Pizza Kitchen’s Veterans Day menu at all participating California Pizza Kitchen locations nationwide on Veterans Day.
- Carrabba’s Italian Grill offers free calamari with a purchase with valid ID for active duty military and veterans. The Italian eatery also offers a special ongoing 10 percent Heroes Discount for all servicemen and women, police officers, firefighters and first responders starting on Nov. 12.
- Veterans and active duty military can get a free entree from Chili’s on Veterans Day 2019. The special menu includes Chili’s signature Chicken Crispers, Margarita Grilled Chicken, Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas, Just Bacon Burger, Oldtimer with Cheese, Cajun Chicken Pasta, or a bowl of chili, soup or salad.
- Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free dessert at Cracker Barrel for Veterans Day.
- Veterans and active duty military with military ID or proof of service can enjoy a free entree from a special Hooters Veterans Day menu with a purchase of a beverage on Veterans Day 2019. The VD menu includes several Hooters favorites, including 10-Piece Traditional Wings, 10-Piece Smoked Wings, 10-Piece Boneless Wings, Hooters Burger, Buffalo Chicken Salad and Buffalo Chicken Sandwich.
- IHOP offers free pancakes to active duty military and veterans for Veterans Day at participating locations.
- Kroger will offer a 10 percent discount to active and retired military personnel with a Kroger Plus Card and a military ID. The discount does not apply to alcohol, tobacco, gift cards, lottery tickets, pharmacy prescriptions, postage stamps or services, a release from Kroger Mid-Atlantic said.
- Veterans and military members with a valid ID can get a free $5 Hot and Ready lunch combo from Little Caesar’s on Veterans Day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free entree from a specially curated menu at participating Olive Garden locations for Veterans Day.
- Red Lobster guests can get a free appetizer or dessert on Veterans Day at participating locations.
- Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free tall coffee at Starbucks on Veterans Day.
- Veterans with a valid ID can get a free six-inch sub at certain Subway locations on Veterans Day.
- Veterans and active military can receive a free lunch on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all Texas Roadhouse locations.
- Visit Target in-store or online to get a 10% discount. Don't forget to get your discount coupon from their site, though.
- Great Clips will give a free haircut to veterans on this holiday. Don't need a haircut right now? That's cool. They'll also hand out a free haircut card to be used at a later date.
- Goodyear Auto Service's "Free Checks for Vets" program is performing free checks on tires, brakes, alignment, shocks and struts, batteries and wiper blades for active and retired military. Plus, they will provide free tire installation for any tire purchase.
- Amazon is giving veterans and active military a year of Amazon Prime for $79 (it's usually $119).
- Cracker Barrel is serving up a Southern homestyle holiday, thanking veterans with a complimentary Pumpkin Pie Latte or Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake. The Old Country Store will also be donating 10% of sales on select rocking chairs to the nonprofit Operation Homefront.
- Chili's is offering veterans and active military members a free meal from a selection of menu items including Chicken Crispers, Margarita Grilled Chicken and Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas.
Veterans Day events:
- Veterans Day Parade at the Oceanfront in Virginia Beach. Due to road closures, the lineup at Arctic/19th will be relocated, & Routes 20, 33, & 960 will detour 7a.m. - 1p.m.
- The North Carolina Aquariums will honor veterans and military service members on Nov. 11. Free admission on Veterans Day to all veteran, active, reserve, or retired members of the U.S. military with a valid service identification or proof of service, as well as spouses and dependents.
- Colonial Williamsburg honors American military service Veterans Day weekend Nov. 8-11 with free single-day admission for all active-duty military, reservists, National Guard members, veterans, retirees and their dependents. The foundation observes Veterans Day and women’s contributions to military efforts throughout America’s history through special military-themed programs including a veterans’ parade and a memorial ceremony honoring fallen service members.
- IKEA Norfolk will honor local military heroes over Veterans Day weekend with deals, giveaways and its Veterans and Military Appreciation Event.
- Thursday, November 7 through Monday, November 11, Kohl's is doubling its Military Monday discount. The 30% off in-store discount is double what the retailer offers year-round for Military Mondays, where all active and former military personnel, veterans and their families receive a 15% in-store discount. Both discounts are valid in-store when customers show a valid military ID, military dependent ID or veteran ID at the point of purchase.
- In honor of all those who served, the Children’s Museum of Virginia will offer a discounted $5 admission to all veterans, retired and active-duty military, with a valid I.D. Children under 2 are free from Nov. 7 through Nov. 11.
- Senior singers salute Veterans from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at the Chesapeake Room located at 1200 Atlantic Shores Drive in Virginia Beach.
- The National Park Service invites veterans and their families to enjoy free entrance at its more than 400 national parks this Veterans Day. The free entrance does not cover amenity fees for activities such as camping, boat launches or tours.
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