Many businesses are offering freebies and special discounts on Veterans Day to show their appreciation for all those who have sacrificed for their country.

Proof of service such as a military ID is typically required and a few businesses will allow dressing in uniform as a form of identification.

  • Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin' Onion and non-alcoholic beverage.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.
  • IHOP: Get a free stack of Red, White and Blue pancakes or a patriotic pancake combo from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday.
  • Applebee's: Get a free meal from a special menu Saturday at any Applebee's
  • Olive Garden: Free meal from a select menu.
  • Perkins: Free Magnificent Seven meal.
  • Great Clips:: Veterans and active duty get a free haircut on Veterans Day or pick up a free haircut card to use through Dec. 31. Non-veterans who get a haircut Saturday get a free haircut card to give to a veteran.

Many stores offer military discounts year-round, but a handful are only on Veterans Day.

  • Bed Bath & Beyond: 25% off entire purchase Nov. 9-12 in-store only.
  • Jo-Ann Fabric: 10% discount for military service members and their families year round.
  • Home Depot: 10% discount to all veterans on Nov. 11, and offers the 10 percent discount year round to for active duty and retirees.
  • Lowe's: 10% discount.
  • Target: Through Saturday, 10% discount on in-store and online purchases for veterans, active military, spouses and dependent children. To get this discount, register here.
  • U.S National Park Service: Free Veterans Day admission - The U.S. National Park Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend.

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