Veterans Day 2019: Deals & freebies for military service

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In honor of Veterans Day on Monday, business around Ohio and the country are offering deals and discounts for those currently serving and those who have served:

Note: Most businesses listed require military IDs/proof of military service to be shown to receive promotions. Most deals take place Monday, Nov. 11 (unless otherwise noted).

  • Amazon
    • Save $40 when current and former members of the U.S. armed forces sign up for a year of Prime membership for $79. New and existing Prime members can take advantage of this promotion through Monday, Nov. 11.
  • AMC Theatres
    • Active and retired military members can enjoy a free large popcorn with the purchase of a movie ticket Nov. 8-11.
  • Applebee's
    • Free meal from a special menu to all active military members and veterans.
  • BJ's Restaurants and Brewhouse
    • Free entrée up to $14.95 and a free Dr. Pepper beverage to all current and former military (offer not valid towards Daily Brewhouse Specials Half Off Pizza).
  • Bob Evans
    • Free meal from a special menu to veterans and active duty military who show proof of military service.
  • Bonefish Grill
    • Complimentary appetizer for active and retired military members.
  • Carrabba's Italian Grill
    • Free order of calamari with any purchase for veterans, active military members, police officers and firefighters on Veterans Day weekend.
  • Chili's
    • Free meal from a special menu to veterans and active military members.
  • City Barbeque
    • Free meal — which includes a free sandwich, two sides and a regular beverage — to all veterans and U.S. military.
  • Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
    • Military personnel, both past and present, and their immediate family on Nov. 11 can enjoy free admission to the zoo for the day (parking is $10). Must present military ID or other proof of service.
    • As an added bonus, every guest who visits the Columbus Zoo on Monday, Nov. 11 will receive a free ticket at the exit that can be used for one return visit to the Columbus Zoo between Nov. 15 and Jan. 5 to enjoy Wildlights.
  • COTA
    • Free fares the entire day for veterans and active military on Nov. 11.
  • Cracker Barrel
    • Free Pumpkin Pie Latte (iced or hot) or a slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake to all U.S. military veterans and active duty military.
  • Denny's
    • Free Build Your Own Grand Slam (pick four items) from 5 a.m. - noon to all active, non-active and retired military personnel.
  • Dunkin' Donuts
    • Free donut of their choice to veterans and active duty military.
    • The first 50 veterans and active military at participating Dunkin' restaurants will also receive a thank you card written by members of the community from A Million Thanks.
  • GetGo
    • Active military members and veterans get a free coffee, cappuccino or fountain drink.
    • Police officers, firefighters and EMS workers can also take advantage of the deal.
  • Golden Corral
    • Free "thank you" dinner buffet for any person who has served in the U.S. military.
  • Hooters
    • Free meal from a special menu to all military members — both active-duty and veterans.
  • Jets Pizza
    • Those who serve or have served can purchase any menu-priced pizza for 50% off when they show their military ID on Nov. 11. This deal is valid for pick-up orders only and is not available online.
  • Johnson’s Real Ice Cream
    • Any active military or veteran with a valid military ID can stop into any Johnson’s Real Ice Cream location for a free single scoop.
  • Kohl's
    • 30% off in-store discount for active military, veterans, retirees and their immediate family members from Thursday, Nov. 7 - Monday, Nov. 11. ID to verify military status required.
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus
    • Free admission to all veterans and active duty personnel from Saturday, Nov. 9 through Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Friends and family of military personnel can visit the attraction with their veteran for a reduced admission at $10 per guest. Tickets must be purchased at the door with a valid military ID.
  • Little Caesars
    • Free $5 Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to all veteran or active members of the United States military.
  • Logan's Roadhouse
    • Free American Roadhouse Meal between 3-6 p.m. to all veterans and active military.
  • O'Charley's
    • Free meal from the "Veterans Thank You Menu" at participating locations to all active or retired military members who show a military ID.
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources
    • U.S. military, both active duty and veterans, will receive a 30% discount off camping, getaway rentals, and state-operated cabin stays with promo code "VETERANSDAY19" from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30. Military ID must be presented at arrival or check-in.
  • Panera Bread
    • Free You Pick Two® meals at participating bakery-cafés to service members and veterans wearing their uniform or show their valid Military I.D. or discharge papers.
  • Pilot Flying J
    • All active-duty and retired military veterans will receive a free breakfast from Nov. 8-11. Includes a free Pilot Coffee of any size with a choice of one free PJ Fresh® breakfast sandwich, breakfast pizza or breakfast grill item. Download the Pilot Flying J app to redeem the offer at over 650 locations.
  • Red Lobster
    • Free appetizer or dessert from a special menu to veterans, active duty military and reservists.
  • Red Robin
    • Free Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries to veterans and active military.
  • Roosters Wings
    • $10 Roosters Buck on Nov. 11 for those who show a military ID, NBG55, NGB22 orDD214 Form E.
  • Texas Roadhouse
    • Free lunch from a special menu between 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. to all veterans and active U.S. service members.
  • White Castle
    • Free Combo Meal or Breakfast Combo Meal to all veterans and active military members on Nov. 11.