To all our readers who are veterans and active-duty service members, we hope you have a chance to celebrate today. Thank you for your service.
Since we’re based in Texas, we’ve noticed a bit of buzz around Veterans Day here at Wide Open Spaces. Some of these freebies are local to certain areas of Texas, but many of these Veterans Day deals are available nationwide. (You may need proof of service to be eligible).
1. Free Admission to National Parks (National Park Service)
Naturally, we particularly appreciate this outdoors-oriented freebie… all visitors get free admission to all 413 national parks across the United States today, November 11.
By the way, current service members in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, and Reserve and National Guard can also get a free annual military pass for themselves and their dependents.
2. Free Meals (All 10 Restaurant Chains Below)
- Texas Roadhouse
- Golden Corral
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- McDonald’s (Greater Houston area only)
3. Free Movie Admission (iPic Theater)
Veterans can get free movie tickets at iPic locations (here’s the page where you can find the one near you).
4. Free Beer (World of Beer)
You can get a free beer today from any World of Beer location.
5. San Antonio, TX, Area: Free Coffee (All Corner Store locations)
Here’s what it says on the Corner Store website:
“Friday, November 11th is Veteran’s Day. At Corner Stores, we will offer all active or retired military a FREE Regular or Medium Coffee as our way of saying ‘Thank you for your service.’ Anyone in uniform or with Military ID will be given a free coffee. CST is blessed to have many veterans working in our service centers and stores, and we thank all of them for their service. We are honored to support our proud military men and women.”
6. San Antonio, TX: Free Movie Admission (Alamo Drafthouse)
These four locations are offering free admission to veterans on November 11:
- Park North at 618 N.W. Loop 410
- Stone Oak at 22806 U.S. 281 North
- Westlakes at 1255 S.W. Loop 410
- Marketplace at 651 Texas 46 in New Braunfels
7. Free Haircuts (Great Clips)
Veterans can get free haircuts at Great Clips through Dec 31. Check your local barber shop, too: many other locations offer free haircuts for veterans on Veterans Day.
9. Free Dessert (Cracker Barrel)
All veterans will receive a free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake.
10. Free Coffee and Donut (Krispy Kreme)
All veterans can get free coffee and a donut at any Krispy Kreme location in the U.S. today.