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Veterans Day 2019: Discounts and deals for active military, veterans

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This photo was taken Nov. 1, 2019 at a Veterans Day breakfast at Mattawan Middle School. (WWMT/Heidi Paxson)

This Veterans Day, businesses throughout West Michigan are thanking veterans and active military for their service through discounts and free food.

Food

Applebee’s- Veterans and Active Duty Military can select a free meal from a limited menu on Veteran’s Day. Provide proof of service required.

Bob Evans- Bob Evans Restaurants are offering free select menu items to Veterans and Active Duty Military on Veterans Day.

Chili’s Grill & Bar- All veterans and active duty military personnel can choose a complimentary meal from a select menu on Veterans Day.

Cracker Barrel- Veterans receive a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert or Crafted Coffee beverage. Plus an opportunity for guests to make purchases that support Operation Homefront. Veterans Day only.

Denny’s- All active, non-active or retired military personnel at all participating Denny’s restaurants nationwide will receive a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast on Monday, Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon. Diners must show ID to receive this offer.

Dunkin’ Donuts- On Nov. 11, Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary.

Jet's Pizza- On Monday, Nov. 11th, veterans can purchase any menu-priced pizza for 50% off when they show their military ID. This deal is valid for pick-up orders only and is not available online.

Lucky Girl Brewing /B52 Winery- All Veterans Day Weekend (11/9 – 11/11) veterans and active duty military receive a free pulled pork or brisket sandwich with a side at Lucky Girl Brewing or a free flat bread pizza at B52 Winery. Military, veterans and first responders always receive a 10% discount.

Red Lobster- On Monday, Nov. 11th to thank Veterans, active duty military and reservists, Red Lobster will offer a free appetizer or dessert from their select Veterans Day menu. To receive offer, show a valid military ID.

Red Robin- All Veterans and Active Duty Military get a free dine-in Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Veterans Day.

Texas Roadhouse- Texas Roadhouse is offering free lunch to all Veterans and Active Duty military from 11 am to 4 pm on Veterans Day. Choose from a 10 entree menu, drink included.

Coffee

7-Eleven- Get a free coffee or Big Gulp on Veterans Day. Download the 7-Eleven app and sign in or register.

Pilot Flying J- All active-duty and retired military veterans get a free breakfast including a coffee, Friday through Monday, Nov. 8-11.

Starbucks- On Veterans Day, active duty service members, reservists, veterans and military spouses are invited to enjoy a free Tall Brewed Coffee.

Other

Goodyear Auto Service/Just Tires Check for Vets- Locations nationwide are offering free Veterans Day Weekend car care checks and free tire installation to active and retired US military members. The special includes inspection of tires, brakes, alignment, battery, wiper blades, and shock and struts. Plus receive free tire installation with any tire purchase. Eligible Active and retired military members with a valid military ID can schedule appointments Nov. 8–11 for service through Nov. 16.

Great Clips- On Veterans Day, customers who come in for a haircut at any U.S. Great Clips salon will receive a free haircut card to give to an active/inactive/retired military member of any branch, including the National Guard. Veterans can also visit Hany U.S. Great Clips salon on November 11 to get either a free haircut that day or to pick up a free haircut card to use later. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.

Planet Fitness- Nov. 8-15 all veterans and active military personnel are invited to work out. Bring a workout buddy at no additional charge, and relax after your workout with free HydroMassage and chair massages.

The USDA Forest Service will waive fees at most day-use recreation sites in the Huron-Manistee National Forests on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. The Veterans Day fee waiver does not apply to camping fees, day-use fees at the 14 sites in the Manistee National Forest that are managed by concessionaire American Land and Leisure or special fees, such as Pine and Pere Marquette River watercraft permits.

The Hair Room in Battle Creek- Free haircuts for veterans on Nov. 11 in honor of their service.

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