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Lots of freebies and discounts available to veterans on Veterans Day

Many businesses are offering free meals, food, car washes, oil changes and other discounts to military members on Veterans Day.

BOISE, Idaho — ***Disclaimer: The deals mentioned in this story were for Veterans Day in 2019. For 2020 Veterans Day offers, click here.***

Veterans Day is Monday, Nov. 11, and businesses are saluting former and active military personnel with deals and freebies to show their appreciation.

Veterans can enjoy deals from free car washes, oil changes, haircuts to food and meals.

A free concert by the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Monday at the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free and includes free parking on the south side of the Morrison Center.

Free and discounted meals and treats:

Applebee's: Free meal from a limited menu.

Arby's: Free classic roast beef sandwich.

Bear Island Brewing: Free beer. Benchmark Mortgage is coming to the taproom from 4-6 p.m. to buy each veteran 2 pints. Veterans will also receive $3 off all Bear Island pints from 4-9 p.m. Must be 21 years old.

Black Rock Coffee: Free 16-ounce drink with military ID.

Big Juds: Free small fry for veterans and active-duty military.

Bonefish Grill: Free appetizer with the purchase of an entree.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small wings and fries.

Cafe Rio: Veterans and their families get 50% off your entire order.

Chili's: Free meal from the special menu.

Chipotle: Buy-one-get-one free deal.

Cracker Barrel: Free dessert options.

Denny's: Free build your own grand slam on Monday from 5 a.m. to noon.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit: Free meal.

Flying Pie Pizzaria: Free lunch buffet from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., or a free 10" pizza all day.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & SteakburgersVeterans and active military who visit a Freddy’s restaurant on Veterans Day get a free combo meal card good through Nov. 30.

Golden Corral: Free meal from 5 to 9 p.m.

Grimaldi's Pizzeria: Enjoy 25% off.

Gyro Shack: 10 percent off for all former and active military personnel.

IHOP: Free red, white and blue pancakes, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Joe's Crab Shack: Veterans can enjoy 20% off.

Krispy Kreme: One free donut and small coffee.

Little Caesars: Free $5 Hot-and-ready combo meal on Nov 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Louie's Pizza and Italian Restaurant: Buy one, get one free lunch buffet, Nov. 6-12, Monday-Friday only.

Outback Steakhouse: Offers 20% discount on entire check from Nov. 8-11.

McGrath's Fish House: Free meal.

Olive GardenFree meal from special menu.

Red Lobster: Free dessert or appetizer.

Red Robin: Free Red's Tavern Double and bottomless steak fries.

Rockies Diner: Offers free coffee and dessert.

Sizzler: Free lunch on Monday only – choice of steak, chicken or shrimp.

Starbucks: Offering free coffee for veterans, active duty service members, and military spouses on Veterans Day.

The STIL: Free scoop of ice cream, beer, or wine for veterans and active-duty military.

Sunrise Cafe: Free meal up to $12.

Texas de Brazil: Get 50% off dinner, Nov. 11-13.

Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday only, drink included.

TGI Fridays: Free lunch menu item up to $12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tucanos Brazilian Grill: Buy one, get one free on Churrasco meals. Good Nov. 9-11.

Twin Peaks: Free menu item, choose from Chicken Tenders, Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich, Cheeseburger and the Wedge Salad.

Yard HouseFree appetizer.

Free haircuts, car washes, and dog grooming:

Craftsman Unlimited Haircuts: Free haircuts, food, drinks from 12-5 p.m. Monday at Boise and Meridian locations.

Great Clips: Non-veterans who get a haircut get a free haircut card to give to a veteran that can be used until Dec. 31.

Sports ClipsThrough its Help A Hero campaign, participating stores offer free haircuts to service members and veterans with valid military ID.

Bluebird Express Car Wash: In Ontario, Ore., Free car washes for veterans, military personnel and their families from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday.

J's Hand Car Wash: Free car washes on Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Metro Express Car Wash: Free car washes from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free lube service 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

K-9 Wash n' Go: Half price for self dog-grooming on Monday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Free oil changes

Maz-Tech Automotive: Free oil change on Nov. 11, call 208-385-0339 to schedule an appointment.

Tune-Tech at 9225 W. Fairview Ave. in Boise: Free oil change on Nov. 11, call 208-377-4220 to schedule an appointment.

Heritage Auto Repair at 175 N. Linder Rd. in Meridian: Free oil change on Nov. 11, call 208-887-1442 to schedule an appointment.

Modern Auto Service at 1225 S. Pennsylvania Ave. in Fruitland: Free oil change on Nov. 11, call 208-452-2886 to schedule an appointment.

Meineke is giving veterans a free oil change.

Store military discounts:

Amazon PrimeNovember 6 -11 veterans, active-duty troops and Guard and Reserve members can get an Amazon Prime membership for $79. That’s $40 off the regular price. For those already with an Amazon Prime membership, they can renew at the lower rate.

Bed Bath & Beyond: 25 percent off entire purchase in-store only. Nov. 9-11.

Cabelas'Veterans, active-duty military members, law enforcement, firefighters, and EMS personnel will receive a 5 percent discount on Veterans Day.

Lowe's: 10 percent discount every day.

SunFlowers Supplements @ Alpine Wellness Clinic: 20% off all products.

Target: 10 percent discount on in-store and online purchases for veterans, active military, spouses and dependent children. To get this discount, register here.

Know of another Veterans Day deal? Email me at jmasters@ktvb.com.

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