Businesses are saluting veterans and active-duty military personnel Saturday.
They’re offering freebies and special discounts on Veterans Day to show their appreciation for all those who have sacrificed for their country.
Veterans can enjoy free meals, drinks, treats and even a haircut and car wash.
For some deals, you don’t have to wait until Saturday.
Proof of service such as a military ID is typically required and a few businesses will allow dressing in uniform as a form of identification.
The majority of discounts are valid only on Veterans Day, unless otherwise noted and available at participating locations. Some exclusions apply.
Veterans Day free meals, treats
Bonefish Grill: Free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.
Chili's: Free meal from a special menu.
Chuck E. Cheese: Free personal one-topping pizza to veterans, active duty personnel and eligible dependents with military ID, proof of service and promo code 5500. The chain also has daily military discounts.
Cicis Pizza: Free adult buffet Saturday.
Circle K: Free Polar Pop with the Veterans Day deal on the convenience store chain’s mobile app and with military ID.
Cracker Barrel: Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Veterans get a free sandwich, savory side and a Big Yellow Cup from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Dunkin' Donuts: Free doughnut of choice, while supplies last.
Friendly's: Free meal from a special menu at participating locations.
Hooters: Free meal from special menu.
Little Caesars: Free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LongHorn Steakhouse: Free appetizer or dessert. Plus guests dining with veterans will receive 10% off their meals.
Olive Garden: Free meal from a select menu.
Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin' Onion and non-alcoholic beverage.
Panera Bread: Free breakfast sandwiches until 10 a.m. Saturday at participating locations. After 10 a.m., military members get a coupon for a free pastry to use on a future visit.
Perkins: Free Magnificent Seven meal.
Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert.
Red Robin: Free Red's Tavern Double Burger with bottomless fries.
Ruby Tuesday: Free appetizer up to $10.
Sonny's BBQ: Offers vary by location. At some locations, veterans eat for half off and other locations will offer a free Big Deal Combo.
Texas Roadhouse: Free meal from a special menu and choice of non-alcoholic drink.
TGI Friday's: Free lunch menu item up to $12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Plus get a coupon for $5 off next meal.
Wawa: Free coffee, any size, all day Saturday for veterans, active military and family members.
Free meals Monday
Other Veterans Day freebies
Great Clips: Veterans and active duty get a free haircut on Veterans Day or pick up a free haircut card to use through Dec. 31. Also non-veterans who get a haircut Saturday get a free haircut card to give to a veteran.
Hair Cuttery: For every haircut purchased by customers Saturday, a free haircut certificate will be donated back to a veteran in the same community. To distribute the free haircut certificates, Hair Cuttery is working with veteran's organizations.
Sports Clips: Through its Help A Hero campaign, participating stores offer free haircuts to service members and veterans with valid military identification. Stores also are collecting money for scholarships.
Store military discounts
Many stores offer military discounts year-round, but a handful are only on Veterans Day.
Bed Bath & Beyond: 25% off entire purchase Nov. 9-12 in-store only.
Dollar General: 11% discount in-store and online with promo code VET17 on Saturday.
Home Depot: 10% discount.
Jo-Ann Fabric: 10% discount for military service members and their families year round.
Lowe's: 10% discount.
Michaels: 15% discount for military families every day.
Old Time Pottery: 10% military discount everyday to active, retired military and their immediate families.
Publix: 10% discount for veterans, military personnel and family members Saturday.
Rack Room Shoes: 10% military discount on Veterans Day as well as every Tuesday.
Toys R Us: 15% off in-store purchases through Saturday.
Walgreens: 20% off eligible regular-price items Saturday for all veterans, military and their families with Balance Rewards card and proof of military service.