One day or even a week isn't enough for Americans to celebrate and appreciate everything our military has done for us, but Veterans Day is coming up on Saturday, November 11. That means a lot of restaurants and businesses are giving out freebies Friday, Saturday, Sunday and even Monday for men and women who are in or have been in the service.

I checked out a few dependable sources - including Militarybenefits.info and Miltary.com -  as to where military service men and women can get these deals and here's the massive list of places to stop by Veterans Day weekend in East Texas.

Thank you to anyone who has helped serve our nation and the families that also make sacrifices to make this country a place to raise our children. Please make sure to bring a valid US military ID when asking about these offers.

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Note: a lot of businesses announce their Veterans Day deals a couple days before the holiday so be sure to check back for updates!


Saturday, November 4-11

Toys'R'Us is offering 15% off all store regular-prices purchases with military ID.

Tuesday November 7

Chipotle is offering buy one, get one free from 5 pm to close. This includes burritos, bowls, salads and tacos.

Friday, November 10

Denny’s will offer active, inactive and retired personnel a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast from 5 am to Noon.

IHOP - Active duty and retired Veterans are invited to come in and enjoy free Red, White, & Blue pancakes.

At BJ’s Restaurant, Veterans and active military receive a complimentary entree under $12.95 on Friday and Saturday November 10-11.

Saturday November 11, 2017

Applebee’s - Veterans and active duty military select a free meal from a limited menu on Veteran’s Day.

Chuck E. Cheese will be offering one free personal pizza to all active and retired military members at participating stores nationwide. Promo code #5500.

Cicis Pizza will grant you to a free pizza buffet with a valid Military ID on Veteran's Day.

Cotton Patch Cafe offers a free Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 2017.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store offers veterans a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake dessert.

Dunkin’ Donuts - Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free donut with no purchase necessary.

Little Caesars Pizza - Veterans and active military members receive a free $5 HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo between 11 am and 2 pm.

On The Border - All veterans and active duty military receive a free combo meal, which is a “choose 2” or “choose 3” combo item on the menu.

Red Lobster - Active duty military and reservists get a free appetizer or dessert from their select Veterans Day menu.

As they do every year, Texas Roadhouse lets Veterans and active military personnel select from a free special veterans lunch menu including a beverage and sides.

Monday, November 13

Golden Corral offers a free sit-in “thank you” dinner for Military veterans, retirees, and active duty members.

OFFERS WE SAW LAST YEAR AND SHOULD SEE THIS YEAR

Buffalo Wild Wings Free Wings - All day long on Friday, November 11, veterans and active duty military who dine in can receive a free small order of 10-12 traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries. At participating U.S. locations only.

Chili’s Free Meal - Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal on Veterans Day from a special menu. Must show proof of military service.

Einstein Bros. - Free Bagel and shmear with purchase for any retired or active service members on November 11.

Fazoli’s - Veterans and active duty military receive a free Build Your Own Pasta with no purchase necessary.

Can you think of any other places that will be honoring those who have served during Veterans Day Weekend? We want to make sure everyone has a chance to say thank you.