Veterans Day Deals: 21 Freebies

LOS ANGELES

We uncovered discounts across Southern California, from free morning coffee and doughnuts, to haircuts, to park admissions, and even full meals.

So, without further ado, here are the 21-best Veterans Day freebies for veterans and active-duty military personnel.

And to all the men and women who have served our country, thanks from ABC7!

21 Freebies

Applebees Free Meal
Veterans and active duty military can choose from a free signature Thank You Meal menu that includes some of Applebee's favorite items, including a 7 oz. house sirloin, bacon cheddar cheeseburger, and much, much more. Must present valid form of identification or be in uniform.

Aquarium of the Pacific Free Admission - Long Beach, CA
Free admission with valid service ID for veterans, military personnel, police officers and firefighters on from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

California Pizza Kitchen
Veterans and active duty military personnel can get any pizza for free, dine-in only. Must wear uniform, bring military ID or other proof of service. Offer valid at participating CPK restaurants, excluding Guam, airport, stadium and university locations.

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

Denny's All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes
From 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all participating Denny's restaurants nationwide, active, inactive and retired military personnel with a valid military ID will receive free all-you-can-eat pancakes, complete with warm maple syrup and whipped butter.

Einstein Bagels Free Bagel and Shmear
From 5:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., all active, inactive and retired military personnel are invited to receive a Free Signature or Classic Bagel and Shmear, or any other topping. No purchase is necessary.

Golden Corral Free Meal
From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. veterans and active duty service members can get a free Veterans Day buffet and beverage. All Golden Corral locations will be participating. No identification is required.

Hooters Free Meal
Hooters invites all veterans and current military personnel to a free meal, up to $10.99 in value with any drink purchase. Must present a military ID or proof of service at any Hooters location.

Knotts Berry Farm Free Admission - Military Tribute Days - Orange County, CA
November 4 through November 27, free admission for veterans or current serving military personnel, and one guest, with proper ID. Plus, purchase up to six additional tickets for $22 each. November 28 through Jan. 5, 2014, up to six additional tickets can be purchased for $27 each.

Krispy Kreme Free Doughnut & Coffee
A free doughnut and coffee to all veterans and current military personnel. Proof of military service required, or you can wear your uniform. Participating locations only.

McCormick and Schmick's Free Entree
Enjoy a complimentary entree on Sunday November 10. All veterans must show official verification. Veterans Day entrees must be enjoyed at the restaurant.

National Parks Free Veterans Day Admission
Everybody gets free entrance to our National Parks on Veterans Day weekend. Dates this year include November 9 - 11.

Noah's Bagels Free Bagel and Shmear
From 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. all active, inactive and retired military personnel are invited to receive a free Signature or Classic Bagel and Shmear, or any other topping. No purchase is necessary.

Olive Garden Free Meal
All veterans and military active duty will receive a free meal from a special menu on Veterans Day. Also, all month current military service members and their families get 10 percent off in honor of Military Appreciation Month.

Outback Steakhouse Free Bloomin' Onion and a beverage
Military personnel and veterans get a free Bloomin' Onion and a beverage. Must have valid identification. Plus, get 10 percent off all meals from November 12 through December 31.

Red Lobster Free App & drink
From November 11 through November 14, service members receive a complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and non-alcohol beverage. Includes veterans and current service members.

Red Robin Free Burger and Fries
All Veterans and active duty military get a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries.

Sports Clips Free Haircut
All veterans and active-duty U.S. service members can get a free haircut with valid proof of service. Sports Clips is also raising money for the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) Operation Uplink program and will donate $1 for every haircut service to the program.

TGI Fridays Free Lunch
Veterans and active duty military service members are invited have lunch on T.G.I Friday's from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

US Forest Service Free Veterans Day Admission
The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, November 9-11.

USS Midway Museum - San Diego, CA
Free admission for veterans and active military members and their families. Maximum of four admissions per military ID.

Bonus: Year-round Deals
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