By: Leona Davis-Brown
Veterans Day is a day to show our appreciation to all the men and women who have shown bravery in their service to our great nation. For that reason we have compiled a list of “Freebies” that local and national businesses have available on November 11th or for the entire week. Take advantage of these Veteran Day deals while they last.
If you are a Vet who loves the cultural side of things here are a few museums that have offers just for you.
Balloon Museum Honors All Veterans and Active Military and Their Guests with Free Admission November 10 – 14
The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is joining other groups in honoring our Veterans and active military with free admission to the Museum and Museum Shoppe discounts from Tuesday, November 10 through Saturday, November 14. The free admission includes family members and guests of our honored guests.
Albuquerque Museum & ABQ BioPark will have Free Admission for All Service Members and their families on Veteran’s Day
The City of Albuquerque Honors Veterans and Active Military with Free Admission to city attractions. Valid identification of veterans or active military status will be required upon entry and personnel in attendance.
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History has Free Admission for all Service Members
In recognition of this United States holiday honoring military veterans, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will be offering free admission on November 11, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to all service members, both past and present, who show military identification.
New Mexico Veterans Memorial Veteran’s Day Parade & Ceremony
This is the 12th Annual Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony which begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday.
KiMo Theatre to Honor Vets With Two Films
KiMo will be screening two films Letters from Iwo Jima and Flags of our Fathers in honor of Veterans Day.
Only want a quick coffee or coffee & donut, stop by these vendors for your caffeine fix.
Veteran’s Day 2015: Free tall coffee for veterans (and military spouses) at Starbucks
This Veteran’s Day (November 11, 2015), if you’re a military veteran, active duty military, or the current spouse of active duty, Starbucks will be giving you a free tall brewed coffee. No identification is required. Starbucks wants to thank you for your service and sacrifice.
Krispy Kreme helps Wake the Troops Up on Veterans Day
Krispy Kreme continues to set the standard with another free food offer. Only this time it’s for a free Original Glazed doughnuts and small coffee, in honor of Veterans Day. So if you are a veteran or active military personal (no ID required), then be sure to stop by and enjoy. No purchase necessary.
If you’re in the mood for something a little heartier in the morning here are some destinations that should fit the bill.
IHOP® RESTAURANTS SAY THANK YOU WITH FREE RED, WHITE & BLUE PANCAKES
Participating IHOP restaurants throughout the United States will serve a stack of Red, White & Blue pancakes – buttermilk pancakes crowned with glazed strawberries, blueberry compote and whipped topping – free for Veterans and Active Duty Military on Veteran’s Day, November 11, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Free Build Your Own Grand Slam for Veterans
Denny’s is celebrating Veterans Day with a free food offer. At participating locations nationwide, guests with a valid military ID can order a complimentary Build Your Own Grand Slam, which includes four delicious breakfast items such as fluffy buttermilk or hearty wheat pancakes, eggs cooked to order, sizzling bacon strips, seasonal fruit or hash browns. So be sure to stop by this November 11th from 5am to noon and enjoy.
Village Inn, Nov. 11, 2015
Free breakfast any time of day, Wednesday is also Free Pie day, and veterans will be able to receive a free slice of pie. Veterans who visit on Veterans Day will also receive a “Thank You for Your Service Card” valid for 20% off their total bill on their next visit.
If your sleeping in on Veteran’s Day and want a list of lunch and dinner deals, don’t worry we’ve got you covered.
Free Signature Entrees at Applebee’s
Applebee’s is offering a free Signature Entree on Veterans Day at participating restaurant locations. By showing proof of military service, veterans and active duty military personnel will get to enjoy delicious entrees like the 7oz House Sirloin, the Fiesta Lime Chicken or even the Double Crunch Shrimp for free.
BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse
Free entree, up to $12.95 value. Offer valid to all active duty military and veterans, with proof of service.
California Pizza Kitchen
Choose a pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu. Dine-in only. Please come in uniform or bring your military I.D. or other proof of service.
Chili’s – Free meal
Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of any lunch combo, or your choice of a dinner meal from a select menu, including any full-size flatbread. Offer only available at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service.
Fox & Hound and Bailey’s Sports Grille
Get a free Sandwich or Entree (up to $10) for active duty military and veterans with ID or proof of service. Dine-in only and only at participating locations.
Golden Corral – Free meal, Nov. 11, 2015 (5pm – 9pm)
The 15th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner will is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation dinner.
Hooters – Free Meal
Hooters is inviting all veterans and current servicemen and women to enjoy a free meal from a select menu. Requires drink purchase. Only valid at participating locations.
Little Caesars® Pizza
Free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo to all US Armed Forces veterans and active military members between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. With proof of military service, at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation.
Complimentary Texas Tonion and a non-alcoholic beverage. Offer good for Veterans and active-duty military members. Proof of service required.
Olive Garden – Free entrée
Offer good for veterans and active duty military; proof of service required. Guests that dine with a Veteran also receive 10% off of their bill as well!
Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage. This offer is available to Military Personnel and veterans with ID.
Red Lobster – Monday, November 9 through Thursday, November 12, 2015
Free Appetizer or Dessert during the week of Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers and desserts.
Red Robin – Free Burger
Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service.
Rock & Brews
Complimentary pulled pork sandwich with a side choice of natural fries, house potato salad, pasta salad or coleslaw. Proof of military service required.
Texas Roadhouse – Free Lunch
Free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces. Choose from one of 10 free meals, plus sides and a soft drink, coffee, or tea. Offer good for All veterans – including all active, retired or former U.S. military. ID Required. Dine-in only. Call ahead to verify times and locations.
Free menu item at participating locations. Please call ahead to verify participation.
Free hot dog and small soft drink at participating locations.
From all of us at ABQtodo.com, we thank all Veterans and Active Military for your service, honor, and bravery. We know Veterans Day is a time to give back and we appreciate all that you do for your nation. For more local events honoring our Veterans click here.
Have a Happy Veteran’s Day!