Veterans Day deals, freebies

Veterans Day deals, freebies

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Veterans Day 2017 is this Saturday.

Below is a list of deals and freebies participating businesses are offering to the men and women who have served the U.S. Check with your local business to ensure they are participating in the deals.


Free entree for Veterans from their special Veterans Day menu which includes: American Standard Burger, Butcher's Meat and Potatoes, Chicken Tenders Platter, Double Crunch Shrimp, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Oriental Grilled Chicken Salad, Oriental Chicken Salad, and Three-Cheese Chicken Cavatappi. Simply show proof of military service, such as a U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, DDT214 Citation or Commendation, your U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, a Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) or your Veterans Organization Card.

Bar Louie

Free burger or free flatbread for veterans and active military. Must show proof of service.

Bob Evans

Free meal from a choice of six options for veterans and active-duty military personnel on Nov. 11, 2017. Meals valid for the promo include: Stack of hotcakes (buttermilk of multigrain), Freshed Back Brioche French Toast, Country Biscuit Breakfast, Mini Sampler Breakfast, Farm Boy Sandwich, and Country Fried Steak Dinner. Eligible identification includes a U.S. Uniformed Services (current or retired) Identification Card, a current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), or a Veterans' organization card (American Legion or VFW, for example). Guests wearing a military uniform on Veterans Day also are eligible.

BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse

Free entrée under $12.95 on Friday and Saturday. Enjoy a beer generously donated by a member of your community. Find out how to reserve and redeem your free handcrafted BJ's beer at a BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse near you.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Free small traditional boneless wings and side of fries on Nov. 11 for active and retired service members. Dine-in only, no substitutions or upgrades. Must be in uniform, or present proof of service (includes: permanent or temporary US military ID cards, a DD 214, veteran's card, a photograph of yourself in military uniform, or dine-in at a participating location in uniform).

Busken Bakery 

All retired and active military will receive a free patriotic four pack of donuts at any of the eight Busken locations. Please show military ID. Offer valid Saturday, 11/11 only. While Supplies last.


Free entree to veterans and active military on Veteran's Day, Saturday, Nov. 11. At participating Chili's restaurants, the menu items being offered will include the following: Chicken Crispers, Chicken Bacon Rach Quesadillas, Oldtimer with Cheese, Classic Bacon Burger and Chili or Soup & Salad.


Free Build Your Own Grand Slam on November 10 for inactive and military personnel from 5 a.m. to noon, at participating locations. Must have a valid military ID for the offer. Includes your choice of breakfast items such as two fluffy buttermilk or hearty wheat pancakes, two eggs cooked to order, two sizzling bacon strips or hash browns.

Eli's Sports Bar and Grill

All three locations. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, veterans and active duty military can receive a free lunch special. Just show military ID or DD214.

Frisch's Big Boy

Free Big Boy Sandwich to veterans on Nov. 11. Show military ID or Veterans Administration ID Card. Dine-in only (not valid for drive-through orders).

Gold Star Chili

Free 3-way & drink for veterans and active duty military with documentation of military service, at all Gold Star Chili locations in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Great Clips

Free haircuts for all veterans at the 213 Calhoun Street location in Cincinnati. If they do not need a haircut, they can get a hard for a haircut in the future.

Little Caesars 

Free lunch combo on Nov. 11 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Includes four slices of deep-dish pizza and a 20-ounce Pepsi product. Must show proof of service. Order must be placed before 2 p.m.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Veterans can enjoy free general admission through Thursday, November 30, 2017.

Newport Aquarium

Free admission from Nov. 4 to Nov. 12.

If you're an active or retired member of the military, a disabled veteran, military reservist, or anyone who has ever served in the Armed Forces, just show your Military I.D. at the Newport Aquarium ticket window to receive your free admission.

To receive discounts you can show a Military I.D. card, VA membership or healthcare card, a state verified veteran status logo on your driver's license or state I.D., discharge papers or any other proof of military service.

Family members can receive a military discount of $3 off adult tickets and $2 off child tickets.

Olive Garden

Free entree from a special menu to active-duty military and military veterans on Veterans Day. The special menu features six of Olive Garden's most popular items. Entrees are served with unlimited homemade soup or famous house salad and warm, garlic breadsticks.

Outback Steakhouse

On November 11th, military members will receive a free Bloomin' Onion and beverage with their order. Additionally, November 12 through November 16, military members will receive 20% off their check and, beginning November 17, Military, Fire and Police heroes will receive 10% off their check.


Free You Pick Two meals Friday, Nov. 10. Offer available at 22 Cincinnati/NKY area locations. (This includes a combination of any two half portions soup, salad, sandwiches, flat breads, or mac and cheese.

Red Lobster

Free appetizer or dessert to veterans, active-duty military and reservists with a valid military ID on Saturday.

Guests may choose from the following appetizers: sweet chili shrimp, mozzarella cheese sticks, parrot isle jumbo coconut shrimp, seafood-stuffed mushrooms, lobster and langostino pizza, and signature shrimp cocktail. The available desserts include: vanilla bean cheesecake, key lime pie, warm apple crostada, chocolate wave, and brownie overboard.

Reds HOF & Museum

In honor of Veterans Day, the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum will offer veterans and active military members complimentary general admission (with valid I.D.) on Friday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 12.

Sports Clips

Many Sport Clips locations will offer free haircuts to active-duty U.S. service members and veterans on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017, with valid proof of service.

Texas Roadhouse

Free lunch from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. All veterans - including all active, retired or former United States military - can choose one of 10 entrees, including a 6-ounce sirloin and two made-from-scratch sides plus a choice of any Coca-Cola product, iced tea or coffee during lunch. Guests must show proof of service such as military or VA card, or discharge papers.

TGI Fridays 

Free lunch-menu item up to $12 for those who have served. Promo runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. This promo also includes the Big Ribs entree in the half-rack portion. Military guests will also receive a $5 coupon for future use. Dine-in only.


In honor of Veterans Day, Topgolf is proud to offer a complimentary lifetime membership, along with 10% off gameplay and 20% off all other memberships, to the dedicated American heroes who protect our country, our neighborhoods, our homes and our families. This special offer will be available to all military (active duty and veterans), police, fire and EMS personnel who visit a Topgolf location on Nov. 11.

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