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Veterans Day: Free meals, deals and discounts in Colorado

There are many deals, discounts and freebies for military members — active and veterans — on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

This article was first published by MileHighontheCheap.com. 

Here’s to our real-life superheroes. There are many ways to thank veterans for their courage and sacrifice, but celebrating their heroism with free food is a good start. It’s a small way to show appreciation and respect for their service and sacrifice. (With a little planning, bargain-hunting vets just might take advantage of several offers for even bigger savings.) 

There are many complimentary meals, deals and discounts for military members (active and veterans), as part of Veterans Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11 in Denver and Boulder.

The round-up will be updated, as more offers are confirmed, so keep checking here for the latest Veterans Day deals. If you know of any deals we have missed, e-mail bryan@milehighonthecheap.com for it to be added.

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Be sure to bring a military/veteran ID (or other proof of service) or show up in uniform. (Verification varies by business, so you may want to call ahead for details.) As always, the offers are only available at participating locations, while supplies last. Limit one per person.

Because there are so many offers and possible restrictions, it may be helpful to call ahead for clarification — especially if you plan on taking advantage of multiple offers. In addition, most (if not, all) of the deals are for dine-in only and not valid with other discounts. 

The discounts only apply to active or former members of the military and do not extended to friends or family in tow, unless noted otherwise. For most of the deals, there is no additional purchase requirement. However, expect to pay taxes (in some cases) and a gratuity, of course.

Many more local businesses and restaurants may also be participating, so check with your favorite neighborhood businesses, bars and eateries for more potential offers.

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Totally Free Veterans Day Offers

Applebee’s Grill + Bar – Contact your neighborhood location to learn about any Veterans Day offerings in your area. Offers may vary based on local mandates and guidelines.

Arby’s – FREE Classic Roast Beef Sandwich.

Bacon Social House – FREE entrée. The offer is available at both locations — Denver and Littleton.

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar – FREE All-American Burger — from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Bar Louie – FREE craft burger or flatbread of their choice.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – FREE entrée (up to $14.95) and Dr. Pepper beverage.

Bruegger’s Bagels – FREE medium coffee (hot or iced) with any purchase. 

Bubba’s 33 – FREE lunch from select menu. The offer is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and available at both locations in Colorado — Aurora and Colorado Springs.

Buffalo Wild Wings – FREE 10 boneless wings and fries.

California Pizza Kitchen – FREE entrée and beverage from select menu. 

Caribou Coffee – FREE small brewed coffee. 

Car Wash – Many car wash locations across Colorado offer a FREE car wash.

Cicis – FREE adult buffet. Coupon required

Chili’s – FREE entrée from select menu.

Cracker Barrel – FREE slice of Double Fudge Coca-Cola cake.

Denny’s – FREE Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. to noon. Dine-in only.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – FREE Pulled Pork Classic Sandwich. 

Dunkin’ – FREE donut of their choice. 

Einstein Bros. Bagels – FREE medium coffee (hot or iced) with any purchase. 

Famous Dave’s – FREE Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwich and side.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers –  FREE combo meal card — good through November 30.

Golden Corral – For the safety of its honored customers and communities, the chain’s Military Appreciation Event will look a little different this year. Active or former military members who have served in the U.S. Military can pick up a promotional card during the month of November redeemable for a FREE “Thank You” Meal from November 1 to May 31, 2021. For more information, click here.

Gordon Biersch Restaurant Brewery – FREE entrée from select menu. 

Great Clips – FREE haircut. (Vets not in need of a haircut on Veterans Day can pick up a card good for a FREE haircut through December 11.)

Hamburger Stand – FREE hamburger, regular fries and small Pepsi.

Hooters – 10 FREE wings with any 10 purchased. 

Hopdoddy Burger Bar – FREE Classic Burger (with or without cheese.)

Jiffy Lube – FREE conventional oil change. Check here for required coupon and participating locations.

LaMar’s Donuts & Coffee – FREE donut and small coffee.

Little Caesars – FREE $5 Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The Lodge Casino – FREE meal at The Seasons Buffet.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – FREE frozen yogurt and toppings for first 6-oz. 

MiYO Café – FREE meal. The café is located at 858 Happy Canyon Rd. in Castle Rock. They are open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

National Park Service – FREE entrance fee to more than 400 U.S. parks — open to all. 

Outback Steakhouse – FREE Bloomin’ Onion and Coke product. 

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille – FREE Perry’s Pork Chop for dine-in only, when accompanied by a guest purchasing a dinner entrée. The offer is from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Reservation required.

Pilot Flying J – FREE any size coffee and one breakfast offering via its app — from November 9 to 15.

The Post Brewing Co. – FREE pint of Howdy Western Pilsner. 

Pueblo Zoo – FREE admission for all military and their families (spouses and dependent children) on November 7 and 8.

Red Robin – FREE Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries — from November 12 to 30. This year, you must be a member of its loyalty club and registered by November 5.

Red Lobster – FREE appetizer or dessert from select menu.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery – FREE entrée from select menu. 

Rodizio Grill – FREE entrée with purchase of one full adult dinner — from November 9 to 12. 

Romano’s Macaroni Grill – FREE Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti. 

Ruby Tuesday – FREE sandwich with fries or tots. 

Snarfburger – FREE single-patty burger.

Snarf’s Sandwiches – FREE 7″ non-specialty sandwich.

Sport Clips – FREE haircut — click here for participating locations.

Starbucks – FREE cup of coffee — spouses included.

Stargazer Fine Chocolates & Coffee – FREE coffee, tea or hot chocolate. The shop is located at 700 N. Colorado Blvd. in Denver. They are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Taco John’s – FREE Crispy Beef Taco. 

Texas Roadhouse – Get voucher for FREE dinner — to be redeemed through June 2021. Vouchers will be distributed in the parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

TCBY – FREE frozen yogurt and toppings for first 6-oz. 

Torchy’s Tacos –  FREE taco and non-alcoholic beverage from special menu.

Town Center at Aurora – FREE lunch at the Chick-fil-A in the food court. The offer is available from noon to 6 p.m.

Village Inn – FREE breakfast. Plus, all veterans and active duty members who dine at the restaurant on November 11 will receive a 20% off the entire check coupon, valid for their next visit. 

Weinerschnitzel – FREE chili dog, small fries and small Pepsi.

Wendy’s – FREE breakfast combo from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

Yard House – FREE appetizer.

Ziggi’s Coffee – FREE drink of their choice (16-oz.)

Veterans Day Discounts

Acova – 50% off any entrée — valid for dine-in or carry-out.

Bed Bath & Beyond – 25% off entire purchase — from November 11 to 14. Get more information here

Bonefish Grill – 10% off for all service members, veterans and first responders. The discount is available year-round.

Boyer’s Coffee – 20% off coffee online with promo code VETERAN20 — from November 9 to 11. 

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. – 20% off their bill — up to four people per table. The offer excludes alcoholic beverages. Coupon required.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill  – 10% off for all service members, veterans and first responders. The discount is available year-round.

Dollar General – Veterans, active duty military members, members of the National Guard and Reserve and their immediate family members will receive 11% off on qualifying purchases in all store locations or online by using promo code MILITARY11.

Fogo de Chão – 50% off their entire meal. Plus, each veteran or active duty guest will receive 10% off their meal — up to three additional guests.

Goodwill Denver – 15% off their purchase.

Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse – 50% off any entrée — valid for dine-in or carry-out.

The Hornet – 50% off any entrée — valid for dine-in or carry-out.

Joe’s Crab Shack – 20% off their bill — up to four people per table. The offer excludes alcoholic beverages.

Mimi’s Café – 20% off total bill — from November 9 to 13. The offer is valid for up to six guests per party for dine-in or take-out orders. (Not valid for delivery or online orders. Alcohol excluded.) 

Reiver’s Bar and Grill – 50% off any entrée — valid for dine-in or carry-out.

Safeway – Active duty, reserve and retired personnel get 10% off their groceries — valid through November 26.

Spanky’s Roadhouse – 50% off any entrée — valid for dine-in or carry-out.

Staples – 25% off in-store purchases — from November 8 to 14. 

Target – Get 10% off purchases in-store and online from November 1 to 11. Registration and digital coupon required — click here.

Tstreet – 50% off any entrée — valid for dine-in or carry-out.

Walgreens – 20% off eligible regular price items — from November 11 to 15. 

World Market – 25% off their entire purchase — from November 11 to 14.

For more local deals and discounts go to MileHighontheCheap.com. 

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