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Businesses Salute Vets! Where To Take Advantage of Deals

From free cake to haircuts, we'll fill you in on the best nationwide deals for active military members and vets.


While we think that our veterans should be celebrated more than one day out of the year, it's important to recognize the sacrifices of those who served our country.

So, whether you're attending a parade, spending the day with a relative who served, or it's just another day at work, be sure to thank the brave men and women who help keep our country safe.

Many retailers and restaurants are honoring service members on Veterans Day by offering free meals, discounts or complimentary services. From free coffee to haircuts, here's a round-up of some of the great deals we found for both veterans and active duty personnel to take part in nationwide:

Applebee's

The chain is offering a free meal to all active military members and veterans on November 11. Eligible diners have the opportunity to select their meal of choice from a limited menu that includes pasta, salads, steak and more. The offer is for dine-in only and participants must show proof of military service.

This is the 12th year that Applebee's has given free meals on Veteran's Day and they hope to keep the tradition going!

(Source: @gigifbaby823 )

Cracker Barrel

If soul food is what you're after, U.S. military veterans and active personnel get a complimentary Pumpkin Pie Latte (available iced or hot) or a slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake at all Cracker Barrel locations on November 11.

The Cracker Barrel shop will also donate 10% of sales from select rockers purchased from 10/28 - 11/11 to Operation Homefront, a national charity that provides valuable programs and aid to veterans.

Starbucks

Vets can get their caffeine fix at Starbucks on Veterans Day when the chain will be giving out free tall (12 oz.) hot brewed coffees . The "Buck" will also be donating 25 cents for every cup sold nationwide to nonprofits Team Rubicon and Team Red, White and Blue.

Great Clips

Veterans and active duty military members can get a free haircut at Great Clips on November 11, or grab a free haircut card that can be used at a later date. Non-military customers can purchase a service on Veterans Day and receive a free haircut card to give to a veteran.

Target

If a shopping spree is more your speed, a 10% military discount is available at Target stores and Target.com from November 3-11 for all military personnel, veterans and their families. Click here to get verified.

(Source: @KiyomiTaguchi )

These are just a few of the many companies and organizations that are offering incentives to veterans and active military personnel on Veteran's Day.

To see more great offers, you can check out the U.S. Veterans Magazine guide, or this article by the Spruce for even more freebies, discounts and services.

Just be sure to bring a valid military ID or proof of honorable discharge as most places will require one to take part in their deal or discount. If you're planning to go to a restaurant, plan ahead and make a reservation if possible. You might also want to check before you go to make sure the location you're visiting is participating in the offer for vets.

(Source: feature image Applebees Veterans Day Facebook)

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