2018 Veterans Day offers: Free meals, deals and discounts

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(11/8/2018) - Dozens of restaurants, retailers and service providers are offering discounts for active military servicemen and woman and veterans to coincide with Veterans Day on Sunday.

Some of the deals are only valid on Veterans Day while others are available for several days. We recommend calling ahead, especially with restaurants, to make sure their location is participating.

Here is a look at Veteran's Day offers:

Applebees: Veterans and active-duty military with proof of service can choose a free meal from a select menu on Sunday, Nov. 11.

Carnival Cruise Line: Special savings and bonuses are available to members of the U.S. and Canadian Armed Forces. Through Monday, Nov. 12, qualified guests receive a complimentary two-category upgrade, $50 onboard credit per stateroom, and 50 percent reduced deposits on a wide range of 3- to 24-day sailings departing through 2021. Guests can book up to two additional staterooms with the same bonuses and pricing. Contact any travel agent or call 1-800-CARNIVAL for details.

Chipotle Mexican Grill: Buy One, Get One Free offer on burritos, bowls, salads and taco orders all day Sunday, Nov. 11, for active military, reserves, National Guard, military spouses and retired military with valid ID. In-store orders only; other restrictions apply, see restaurants for details.

Chuck E. Cheese has special military discount food offers, including "The Alpha" and "The Bravo" pizza, drinks and play coins. Ask about our specials for military families and show your Common Access Card, Uniformed Services ID card, or Dependent ID Card.

Cracker Barrel: Military veterans receive a complementary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or one of our Crafted Coffee beverages.

Denny's: From 5 a.m. to noon on Monday, Nov. 12, active and veteran military personnel with valid military ID are invited to enjoy a free Build Your Own Grand Slam including two pancakes, and two eggs, two bacon strips or hash browns. Beverages not included, and some restrictions apply.

Dunkin' - Submit the name of a deployed US service member and we'll surprise some with a case of our ground Original Blend Coffee. Click here.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car: Military members, veterans and dependents receive a prepaid maintenance package ($300 value) with purchase of a used vehicle throughout the month of November for recommended maintenance expenses.

Golden Corral: Monday, Nov. 12, is Military Appreciation Night. Any person who has served in the U.S. military (retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard or Reserves) can receive a free dine-in meal from 5 to 9 p.m.

Goodyear Auto Service: Active and retired military members and first responders get "Checks for Vets" -- free tire, brake and battery checks Nov. 9 through Nov. 11. Appointments can be booked beginning Nov. 9 and reedemed through Nov. 16. $5 will be donated to Folds of Honor for every "Checks for Vets." Additionally, they can receive up to 10 percent off tires instantly, up to $250 off.

Great Clips: On Veterans Day, veterans and current military members receive a free haircut or a free haircut card to use at a later date. Everyone else who purchases a services at Great Clips on Nov. 11 gets a free haircut card to share with a veteran they know. Haircut cards are redeemable until Dec. 31.

Hyatt: Current and former service members and their immediate family members can get 10 to 15 percent off their stay at nearly 500 participating Hyatt-branded hotels using code MILVET. This Veteran and Military Rate is in effect indefinitely (beyond Veterans Day).

ID Experts: 25 percent discount on MyIDCare Essentials or MyIDCare Premier identity protection services for veterans and active-duty military members and their immediate families (up to 2 adults and 5 minors). Visit their website for details.

Joann: Military service members and eligible family members receive 15 percent off their total purchase every day. Includes regular, sale price and clearance items (some exclusions apply). Present proof of military service, past or present, or Military Dependent ID at checkout.

Little Caesars: On Nov. 11, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., veterans and active military members receive a free $5 Lunch Combo, which features four slices of Little Caesars DEEP!DEEP!(TM) Dish pizza and a 20-ounce Pepsi product.

Lowe's: Click here to enroll online for a 10 percent discount every day for current or veteran US armed forces members or their immediate family. See website for details and restrictions.

Michaels: Present your Military ID card at checkout for 15 percent off your entire purchase every day. Some exclusions apply.

National Parks. More than 100 national parks with entrance fees will waive the fee for everyone on Sunday, Nov. 11. Does not apply to amenity or user fees for activities such as camping or tours.

Pilot Flying J gives active-duty and retired military veterans a free Pilot Coffee of any size free PJ Fresh breakfast sandwich, packaged pastry or Cinnabon Center of the Roll. Redeem the offer in the myPilot app.

Red Lobster: Restaurants will offer a free appetizer or dessert from a special menu for active-duty, reservists and veterans with valid military ID on Sunday, Nov. 11, and Monday, Nov. 12.

Red Robin: Veterans and active-duty military guests receive a free Red's Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on Sunday, Nov. 11.

Red Roof: Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, "Home for the Holidays" program gives military active-duty and veterans 20% off best available rate for stays reserved for Nov. 1, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2019, WHEN using VP#623095. Must book direct at 1-800-RED-ROOF (800-733-7663) or online at Red Roof 'Home for the Holidays'. Year-round, 10% off the room rate for government employees, military and veterans on official or leisure travel. VetRewards card holders receive a 20% discount.

Sam's Club: Qualified active or retired military and their spouses who join or renew their Sam's Club membership through Nov. 30 will receive numerous perks, including: $10 Sam's Club gift card, free rotisserie chicken, free pumpkin or pecan pie, free 20-count croissants, $2 off Yukon Gold mashed potatoes.

Sleep Number: Veterans families can receive an extra $100 off your purchase on top of any sale pricing. Click here for links or toll-free number to receive your Promo Code. Valid through Nov. 18, 2018. Click here to sign up for exclusive discounts for ordering in store, online or by phone through Nov. 19.

Sport Clips: On Veterans Day, $1 from every haircut service will be donated to our VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship. Active-duty military and veterans receive a free haircut with valid ID. click here for participating locations.

Starbucks: On November 11, veterans, active service members and military spouses receive a free tall coffee. Limit one per customer. For every hot brewed coffee purchases on Nov. 11 at participating Starbucks, we'll donate 15 cents to Blue Star Families. When you give a Starbucks Veterans Card or eGift through Nov. 11, Starbucks will donate $5 to veterans service organizations Team Rubicon, Team RWB and The Mission Continues.

Super 8 by Wyndham: Through December 11, 2018, any current or retired military personnel, veterans and their families will receive a 20% military discount when they book and stay at participating Super 8 hotels. Learn more at super8.com/military. Super 8 is the only hotel brand to offer reserved parking for veterans at all our hotels across North America.

Target: Click here to receive a one-time coupon via email for 10% off purchases through Monday, Nov. 12. All active duty military, veterans and their spouse and/or dependent children are eligible. Some product exclusions apply.

Texas Roadhouse: Veterans and active duty service members receive a free lunch on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Choose from a special menu of 10 entrees, plus sides and a drink. Bring proof of service, such as military or VA card or discharge papers.

US Army Corps of Engineers will waive fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members and their families at more than 2,800 USACE-operated recreation facilities nationwide on Sunday, Nov. 11, and Monday, Nov. 12. Click here for Wisconsin sites

Walgreens: Nov. 9 - Nov. 11, veterans, active military and their families receive 20% off eligible, regular-priced items with Balance Rewards card and proof of service. See stores for details and restrictions.

Sources: Corporate websites, news releases