Veterans Day is Tuesday, November 11, 2014 and a lot of restaurants, businesses and more in Massachusetts say thank you with a free meal, free entertainment, and more to veterans, current military members and families.
If you qualify for any of the offers below, please make sure to bring proper identification and check with the local business for more details and/or restrictions. Typically the offers are for dine-in only and do not include beverages or gratuity so please keep that in mind.
Applebee’s: Free signature select entrée for veterans and active military all day on Veterans day, dine-in only.
Bar Louie: Free app or entrée on November 10th or 11th with proof of service.
California Pizza Kitchen: Select from a special free menu on Veterans Day for veterans and active military, dine-in only. (May vary by location– usually not valid at airport, stadium or university locations)
Chili’s: Active Military and Veterans will receive a free meal off a select menu on 11/11/14 for dine-in only.
Denny’s: Free build your own grand slam breakfast from 5am to noon on Veteran’s Day with proper ID.
Einstein Bros Bagels: Free coffee on Veterans Day with proof of service.
Fire and Ice: Free Lunch or Dinner for Military (and immediate families) with military ID on 11/11/14.
Friendly’s: Free meal on Veteran’s Day with proper ID.
Hooters: Veterans and active military get a free meal on Veterans day.
McCormick and Schmick’s: Free meal for veterans on Sunday, November 9, 2014 from a special menu, reservations recommended
Olive Garden: Free meal for Veterans and current service members from select menu on Veterans Day.
Orange Leaf: Free froyo, up to 11 ounces on Veterans Day.
Outback Steakhouse: Free bloomin’ onion and beverage on 11/11/14 for active military and veterans + 15% at Outback for “Military Mates” through 11/12-12/31/14
Starbucks: Free tall brewed coffee for veterans, active military and their spouses on Veterans Day at US owned stores.
Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch for military and veterans on 11/11/14 from a special lunch menu
Free Car Wash: Many operators across Massachusetts and the Nation are giving free car washes on Monday to Veterans and Active Military
Boston Duck Tours: Free Boston Duck Tours for Veterans, Active Military and First Responders from November 11-15, 2014 at MOS and Prudential Center. Dependents pay $10 for duck tour
Veterans Day Cruise: Veterans and Active Military can enjoy a free cruise around Boston Harbor on 11/15/14. Family members can pay $5 for a ticket. Reservations highly recommended.
Hall at Patriots Place: Free admission to the Hall for Active Military and Veterans from November 8-11, 2014
Zoo New England: Veterans and active military can receive free admission to the Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo on November 11, 2014
Free Entrance Day at National Parks: Everyone can get free entrance at National Parks across the nation in honor of Veterans Day!
Please come back as I hope to update this list as Veterans Day comes closer. I know a few companies like the Red Sox have offered something in the past, but haven’t shared any information yet, so I hope this list becomes longer in the next few days!
Thank you so much to our active military, veterans, and families for all you do and continue to do for this country.
There are a lot of great offers for Veterans this month but I tried to limit this post to offers valid in the Greater Boston area. Please let me know in the comments below if I missed any great deals!
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