Honoring their service: Veterans Day deals and specials

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U.S. Military veterans

Here is a list of special deals being offered for active duty military and veterans in the coming days. Always check in advance about the specifics and whether the location is participating in the discounts below:

AARP has deals on Nov. 11 for veterans and their families. The organization is offering a 20 percent discount for annual or multi-year memberships and renewals.

Alfred Angelo is offering military brides a free wedding gown on Veterans Day. Appointments for Nov. 11 must be made in advance.

Amazon is celebrating Veterans day by offering 20 percent off select apparel on Nov. 11. Use the promotion code “20veterans”.

Applebee’s is offering a free meal on Nov. 11. They are offering the choice of seven entrées and beverage and tip not included. Military ID or proof of service required.

Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ is offering active duty military and veterans free food, including all regular sandwiches, entrees, and 1/2 rack meal.

Bonefish Grill locations are offering all active and retired service members with a valid military ID will receive a Complimentary Bang Bang Shrimp.

Berkshire Bank will offer special accounts for veterans and donate $25 to Soldier On for each open and active account on  made on November 11.

California Pizza Kitchen has specials on Nov. 11. 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.

Carrabba’s is offering free appetizer of your choice to active duty service members and veterans between Nov. 9 and Nov. 11. Military ID or proof of service required.

Chili’s has specials on Nov. 11. They are 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. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required.

Cracker Barrel has specials on Nov. 11. Veterans receive a complimentary double chocolate fudge Coca-Cola cake dessert during lunch and dinner.

Dell computers is offering deals on Nov. 11. Military members, veterans and their family save an additional 15 percent on select PCs and electronics.

Denny’s has specials on Nov. 11. 5 a.m. to noon. Free build your own Grand Slam for all active, inactive, and retired military personnel. At participating locations only. You are advised to call ahead.

Dollar General is offering a 11 percent discount off an entire purchase in-store or online on Nov. 11 for veterans, active military and their family members at participating locations and on qualifying purchases.

Duksa Family Funeral Homes are collecting sweaters for veterans through November 30.

Dunkin’ Donuts – Free medium hot or iced coffee on Nov. 11.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is offering veterans 10 percent off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service between Nov. 8 and 15th for veterans and active duty personnel.

Friendly’s has free breakfast, lunch, or dinner specials on Nov. 11. Some restrictions apply. Offer available for active military and veterans with ID or discharge papers. Participating locations only.

Gideon’s BBQ Smokehouse of Glastonbury is  offering Signature Sandwiches and Drink to all Veterans on Wednesday.

Golden Corral is hosting the 15th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner on Monday Nov. 17, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.  The free meal is available to veterans, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited. Offer available for active military and veterans with ID or discharge papers.

Hooters has specials on Nov. 11. All veterans and active servicemen and woman can receive free meal with any drink purchase. Military ID or proof of service required. Valid at participating locations.

IHOP has specials on Nov. 11 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free red, white and blue pancakes or red, white and blue pancakes combo plate including eggs, bacon and hased browns. Participating locations only. You are advised to call ahead.

IKEA is offering veterans a free entree in the IKEA cafeteria between Nov. 8 and 11th. Must show military ID.

JCPenney has a special for veterans on Nov. 11. All active or former military members and their families receive 20 percent off on in-store purchases. Military ID or proof of service required.

La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery is offering an additional 5 percent off to veterans, active duty service members and those serving in the reserves on Nov. 11. Proof of service required.

Little Caesars is offering veterans and active military a free, $5 Hot-N-Ready combo, including four pizza slices and a 20 ounce beverage on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at participating locations.

LongHorn Steakhouse has specials on Nov. 11. Complimentary Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage. Offer available for active military and veterans. Proof of service required.

Long John Silver’s – Offering a free 2-piece fish basket to our veterans this week at participating locations.

Lowes has deals on Nov. 11. All veterans receive a 10 percent discount. Offer available in stores only.

Lyft – Veterans will be able to use the service for free transportation to jobs, interviews and other employment events.

Meineke Car Care Centers is offering veterans a free basic oil change on Nov. 11 at participating locations.

Olive Garden is offering a free entree on Nov. 11. for veterans and active duty military. Proof of service required. Guests that dine with a veteran receive 10 % off their bill as well.

On the Border is offering a free “Create Your Own Combo” from a selections of tacos, salads, enchiladas and more. Offer available for active military and veterans.

Outback Steakhouse has specials on Nov. 11. Get a free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage. Available to Military Personnel and veterans with ID. In addition get 15% off your purchase from Nov. 12-Dec 31, 2014.

Rack Room Shoes is offering 10 percent off an entire purchase to military personnel and their dependents on Nov. 11.

Personal Touch Car Wash is offering any of their washes for free to veterans at all CT locations (Waterbury, Milford, New Milford, New Haven, Litchfield & Torrington). Because of the rain Wednesday, this offer will be honored through Sunday.

Red Lobster has specials from Monday, Nov. 9 to Thursday Nov. 132, 2014. Free Appetizer or desert during the week of Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service.

Red Robin has specials on Nov. 11. Free Red’s Tavern Double and bottomless steak fries for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service.

Ruby Tuesday is offering veterans, active duty and reserve service members a free appetizer on Nov. 11.

Sam’s Club is offering veterans and active military service members an exclusive military membership. Join or renew and receive over $45 in savings until Nov. 30.

Sizzler Restaurants has specials on Nov. 11. Free lunch will be served until 4 p.m. Customers will be able to choose from choice of three entrees, and a free coffee, tea, or fountain drink. Valid with proof of military service. Dine-in only, other restrictions apply.

Sleep Number is offering a deal from now until Nov. 15 for active and veteran military members to receive exclusive discounts on Sleep Number products with savings up to $700 on select Sleep Number mattress sets.

Starbucks, has specials on Nov. 11. They are offering a free tall brewed coffee for active duty, veterans, and spouses at participating stores only. They advise to call ahead.

Texas Roadhouse has specials on Nov. 11. A 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 is open to all veterans including active, retired or former U.S. Military. Military ID or proof of service required at participating locations. Dine-in only. They advice to call ahead to verify times and locations.

T.G.I. Fridays celebrates Veterans day on Nov. 11 with free lunch for active duty and veterans from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at participating locations. Valid ID or proof of service required. Dine-in only.

Uber – Veterans will be able to use the service for free transportation to jobs, interviews and other employment events.

Wayback Burgers is offering a deal on Nov. 11. for veterans and active duty military. Get a free Wayback Classic Cheeseburger (or a Crispy Chicken Sriracha Sandwich) at participating locations.