Veterans Day 2017: Where Northstate service members can get freebies, discounts

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Diners must show ID to receive this offer.

All active, inactive and retired military personnel at all participating Denny's restaurants nationwide will receive a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast from 5 noon Friday.

Quaker Steak & Lube will offer free or discounted meals to military veterans and active-duty service members. Military ID is not required for this deal, but you'll need to get a coupon from

Great Clips salons across central IL are giving non-veteran customers, who get service at one of the salon locations, a free haircut card they can give to a veteran as a way of saying thanks. Army Corps of Engineers is waiving day use fees for veterans, active, and reserve component service members and their families at the more than 2,800 recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day-so get out there and enjoy some fall-time nature. Military personnel must show their military ID and mention the 5500 promo code. You may instead wear your military uniform.

Bakers Square: Get a choice of buttermilk pancakes, french toast or a Belgian waffle at participating locations.

Dunkin' Donuts will give vets a free donut on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.

The Peoria Rivermen is honoring all active and retired military members by giving them a free ticket to Saturday night's game against the Knoxville Ice Bears. Yeah, go ahead and get the mac' and cheese pizza.

Cracker Barrel: Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.

Golden Corral - On Monday, Nov. 13, veterans can stop by the restaurant for a free meal from 5 to 9 p.m. If they want to take advantage of the deal, but can't get a haircut on Saturday, they can visit a participating store and get a rain check haircut card.

It does not include reservation fees, camping tours, concessions, and other fees collection by third parties.

Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert.

On Veterans Day, all active and retired military can receive a complimentary sausage biscuit during breakfast hours (6am - 11am).

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Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch for Veterans from select menu on November 11. Not valid in CA, NC, SC or Augusta, GA, locations.

TGI Fridays - Free lunch entree up to a $12 value between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m on Saturday.

Bonefish Grill is offering active and retired service members with valid military ID a free order of Bang Bang Shrimp on Saturday. The chain will also donate 20 percent of its proceeds from online and in-store purchases of Lodge cookware to Operation Homefront between October 30 and November 11.

For Veterans Day, many business provide additional discounts or free services for veterans and active military personnel.

To adopt you must bring a military ID, VA ID, or DD 214 as well as anyone else living in the household.

Outback Steakhouse offers free bloomin' onions, 15 percent off and challenge coins benefiting Folds of Honor, a military scholarship fund. Must have valid identification. Guests over age 21 can also receive an alcoholic beverage for $6.

Applebee's: Get a free entree at participating locations. Contact your local Ponderosa for more details.

Free meal for veterans and active military.

Buffalo Wild Wings will be offering active retired armed services members a free small traditional or boneless wings and side of fries for dine-in on November 11th.

Zoe's Kitchen: Offering a free entree to all veterans and active military members.

On Saturday November 11th, select from a free special veterans lunch menu including a beverage and sides.

OLIVE GARDEN: Free meal from a select menu. Special Friday activities include an 11 a.m. wish reading ceremony in the Avant Garden; volunteers and staff will read a selection of wishes left during the year on the Wish Tree.

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