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Veterans Day: Discounts & Freebies For Military Service

Most businesses require a proof of military service to receive the discount.
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The following list was compiled through news releases sent to 10TV. If you have a business in central Ohio that is offering a deal for military service on Veterans Day, you can email the information to 10TV. Most businesses require a proof of military service to receive the discount.  Participation may vary by location.

Many discounts are offered over a period of several days.  Contact you local eatery/retailer for more details.

AARP: 20% membership discount.

Applebee’s: A choice of seven different meals on the house (beverages and gratuity not included).

Bar Louie: Free meal up to a $12 value

BJ's Brewhouse: Free lunch entree up to $9.95

Bob Evans: Choice of free menu item from Veterans Day menu

California Pizza Kitchen: A free entrée from special menu.

Carraba's: Free appetizer

Champps Americana: Free cheeseburger

Cheeseburger in Paradise: Free All American Burger and fries.

Chick-fil-A: Free meal

Chili’s: Free meals from a special menu.

City Barbeque: One free sandwich platter (any sandwich and any two sides).

Cracker Barrel: Free double chocolate fudge cake dessert.

Denny’s: Free build-your-own Grand Slam Breakfast from 5 a.m. to noon.

Einstein Bros Bagels: Free coffee

Friendly’s: Free Big Two Do breakfast or free All American Burger meal for lunch or dinner.

Gahanna Grill: 25% to veterans and their family or a friend.

Golden Corral: A “thank you” dinner and fundraiser will take place on Wednesday, November 11, and veterans and active-duty military are welcomed to a free buffet and beverage from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Goo Goo 3-Minute Express Wash: Free express wash

Graeter's Ice Cream: Free sundae

Great Clips: Free haircut

Handel’s Ice Cream: Free single-scoop ice cream cone.

Home Depot: 10% discount on purchases up to $2,000

Hooters: Free entrée (up to $10.99 value) with any drink purchase.

Howling Hound: Free dog tag replacment (Free anytime for all veterans)

SLIDESHOW: Local Veterans Who Have Touched Our Lives

IHOP: Free order of Red, White, and Blue pancakes anytime between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Iron Grill BBQ & Brew (Graceland Plaza): 25% off meals to veterans and their families

JC Penney: 20% off in-store purchases

Krispy Kreme: Free small coffee and a donut.

LaMars Donuts: Free 12 oz. coffee and a donut.

La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery: 5% off

Little Caesars: Free pizza or $5 hot-and-ready lunch combo

Longhorn Steakhouse: Free Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage

Lowes: 10% discount on purchases up to $5,000

Max & Erma's: Free "Best Cheeseburger In America" combo.  Dine-in only.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants: Free entree

Moo Moo Car Wash: Free car wash

National Parks: Free for all, including non-veterans

O'Charley's: Free entree from the $9.99 price menu

Olive Garden: Free entrée from special menu.

On the Border: Free “create your own combo” meal.

Opa Grill and Tavern (18 S Sandusky St, Delaware, OH): offering any veteran with proof of military service a free Gyro 

Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin' Onion and non-alcoholic beverage

Panera Bread: One free "You Pick 2"

Rack Room Shoes: 10% off

Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert 

Red Robin: Free Red’s Tavern Double burger with Bottomless Steak Fries

Red Roof Inn: 15% discount

Ruby Tuesday's: Free appetizer

Sheetz: Free lunch

Shoney’s: Free All American Burger.

Skyward Grills at (2185 Riverside Dr, Upper Arlington, OH): free combo sandwich or salad, drink and side to any military veteran.

Sleep Number: Select mattress discounts

Sports Clips: Free haircut

Starbucks: Veterans and active military and their spouses each get a free tall coffee.

TA Shopping Centers: Veteran truckers get a free meal up to $12.99

TGI Fridays: Free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch from special menu.

Tim Hortons: Free donut, anytime during the day.

Travel Centers of America: Veteran truckers receive a free meal up to $15 value

True REST Float Spa (393 W Olentangy St, Powell, OH): Free services to veterans. Call the spa at 614-798-TRUE to schedule a session.

Uno Chicago Grill: Free individual pizza or entree with purchase of pizza or entree of equal or greater value.

White Castle: Free breakfast slider and small coffee or soft drink

World of Beer: Free select draught

Wurst und Bier 110 (Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, OH): A complimentary meal for Veterans Day.