Monday, November 11, 2019 is Veterans Day, a time when we recognize and honor our military personnel, both past and present.
As a thank you on Veterans Day, many local businesses and restaurants will be offering free and reduced admission, shopping discounts, and free or discounted food on Monday.
Here’s a roundup of places honoring our military on Veterans Day.
On behalf of This Connecticut Mom, thank you for serving and protecting this country and its people!
*Proof of military service is required for many of these deals. Please read the fine print included with every offer by clicking on the links provided.
**Free admission is listed in red. Free dining is listed in blue.
99 Restaurant : FREE LUNCH for veterans and active military, on November 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
AMC Theaters: Enjoy a FREE POPCORN with the purchase of a military movie ticket (through November 11).
Applebee’s : FREE MEAL for all active military and veterans on November 11.
Beardsley Zoo : FREE ADMISSION for veterans, with a 20% discount for their families on November 11.
Bed Bath & Beyond: 25% off entire purchase (in store only) for veterans, active military and military spouses (through November 11).
Big Y World Class Market: All veterans will receive 10% off your total purchase and a free reusable bag on November 11.
Buffalo Wild Wings: FREE small boneless wings and fries for all past and present armed services members on November 11.
California Pizza Kitchen : All veterans and active military receive a FREE ENTREE on November 11.
Chic-fil-A Enfield: All veterans will receive a FREE Chick-fil-A ENTREE (salads excluded) on November 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Chili’s: FREE MEAL for all veterans and active duty military on November 11.
Chipotle: Buy-One, Get-One FREE ENTREE for veterans, active military, reserves and military spouses, in-restaurant only on November 11.
Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut: Veterans and Retired military, and their family (up to 6) are invited to enjoy FREE ADMISSION to the museum on November 11. Active military are invited to visit and receive a $3 discount for themselves and their family (up to 6).
Christmas Tree Shops: 25% off entire purchase (in store only) for veterans, active military and their spouses (through November 11).
Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library : FREE ADMISSION for veterans on November 11.
Connecticut Science Center : FREE ADMISSION (general) for veterans and active duty military, and half off for their family. Valid November 10, 2019.
Cracker Barrel: FREE slice of Double Chocolate Coca Cola cake or a free Pumpkin Pie Latte for all U.S. Military veterans and active duty military reserve on November 11.
Cumberland Farms : FREE COFFEE (hot or iced, any size) for veterans on November 11.
Denny’s: FREE make-your-own Grand Slam meal for all active duty military or veterans, November 11 from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Dunkin’ Donuts: FREE DONUT to all veterans and active duty military all day on November 11.
Holyoke Merry-Go-Round : Veterans and Active Duty Military can enjoy a FREE RIDE on the merry-go-round.
Friendly’s: FREE breakfast, lunch or dinner for veterans and active military on November 11 (all locations).
IHOP : FREE red, white and blue pancake combo for all active duty military and veterans, November 11, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Kohl’s: 30% of purchase for all active military, veterans, retirees and their immediate families, in-store only (through November 11).
LL Bean: 25% off entire purchase or online for active, veteran, retired and reservist personnel of the U.S. Armed Forces (through November 11).
Lowes : Veterans and active duty military get a 10% discount on November 11.
Mystic Aquarium: United States military veterans and active-duty members will receive FREE ADMISSION (general) with a valid U.S. military ID, Veteran’s Administration Card or form DD214. Family members receive a discounted admission rate of $10 off general admission when each person presents their U.S. military dependent ID at time of purchase. Valid November 9-17, 2019.
Old Sturbridge Village: FREE ADMISSION for active and retired military, and their families (up to six people) on November 11.
Outback Steakhouse : 20% for all HEROES (military veterans, servicemen and women, police officers, firefighters, and first responders) through November 11.
Red Robin: FREE Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries for all veterans and active duty military, all day long on November 11.
Smashburger: FREE Double with any purchase for military members on November 11.
Starbucks: Veterans, active duty service members and their spouses can enjoy a FREE tall hot brewed coffee on November 11, at participating stores.
Target: All veterans and active duty military receive 10% off their purchase (through November 11).
Texas Roadhouse : FREE MEAL for all active duty military and veterans on November 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.