Veteran’s Day is Here… What can YOUR vet get?

Hello fellow frugal friends,

Veteran’s Day is tomorrow and I would like you to all think about what this day really means.  Someone gave so we could play (and of course other things).  In order to repay those who gave years of their life to the United States, many restaurants give a little something on Veteran’s Day.  Here are a few places I know of that your vet can get a free item:

Red Robin:  Free Tavern burger.  Tomorrow is also Tavern Tuesday, but you can only use one of the two promo’s (wouldn’t it be great if you could use both?).  I am not sure if the free Vet’s burger can be applied to To Go’s or not.

Applebee’s:  Vet’s receive a free meal from a select menu.  Now, I know that that Applebee’s by my house can sometimes have a two hour wait on this particular day, so you will want to weigh your options here.  Is it worth the wait?  This is for dine-in only.

Starbucks: These kind folks would like to give you a tall brewed coffee for your great service.

BJ’s:  Military personnel can receive a free meal valued up to $9.95.  You may want to call and confirm your location is participating.

Krispy Kreme:  A sweet breakfast sound good?  KK would love to offer you a doughnut at a coffee on the house.  No other purchase necessary.

Menchie’s:  6 oz a tasty FRO-YO coming your way!

Red Lobster:  A free appetizer is in store for you!  Actually, you can use this now through the 13th.

Outback:  Would ya like a free bloomin’ onion?  Go here if you do!

Denny’s: Free Grand Slam for military folks here.  The build your own type!

Now, as a precaution, I would always recommend calling ahead to make sure whatever location you want to go to is participating in this fine event.  Also, you will need to be able to show proof of military employment. If you are in your uniform, that usually constitutes proof, but be prepared with your ID.  Please keep in mind spouses, while we all appreciate what you do on the home front, many (if not all) of these places only give the free items to active duty, retired, ect. and not to family members.

As a server, I would just like to ask that you keep in mind that your servers will be extra busy on this day, and would greatly appreciate you acknowledging you received free food by tipping accordingly.  Obviously, I can’t make you tip, but just remember that he/she is basically working for free (some states only pay their wait staff $2.35 or something crazy like that) unless you take care of them like they are taking of you!

My fingers are frozen because I am too cheap to turn my heater on and my nails are still partially wet so I can’t put a sweatshirt on… this is my way of apologizing for any misspellings 🙂  Please make sure to thank a veteran today, tomorrow, and always.

Until next time,

E.

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