As Veterans, most of us don’t walk around with our hands out looking for freebies. In fact, most of us don’t expect anything at all for our service, and we are very appreciative of even a simple “Thank you for your service.” from time to time. Nevertheless, many people and businesses want to show their gratitude by offering more than a smile and or a handshake. This article will discuss some Free stuff for Disabled Veterans and some discounts available to us.
Discounts on Technology!
There is a plethora of free technology available to veterans and disabled veterans and their spouses! From free cell phones and video games to free computers and technological training, you would be amazed at all the available tech available. Maybe this should be under “Education,” but it is tech training, so I am going to talk about it here…
Apprenti is a company that helps bridge the tech talent and diversity gaps by adopting a model of apprenticeship that meets the needs of the evolving workforce. So what. WELL, I’m glad you asked! Apprenti not only provides training in the tech sector, but they also place them in FULLY PAID apprenticeship positions!!!! Check out their website apprenticareers.org for more information!
Want a free computer? Check out techfortroops.org or Americasadoptasoldier.org. Both of these organizations offer free computers to veterans with very little “qualification” criteria.
Free Cell phone? Sure! Check this out!
Thanks to the National Lifeline Program, Veterans who receive the Veterans Pension, and/or Survivors Pensions benefits are eligible for a free cell phone. If qualified, U.S. Veterans can enroll in this program and potentially receive a free cell phone and discounted or free cell phone service. Note, there are income restrictions for this program.
Free Eats from A to Z (almost)
The following list of restaurants offers free or discounted meals to Veterans on certain days of the year (There are more out there, I am sure, but this is a pretty big list still.)
Applebee’s – Free meal on Veteran’s Day. However, the offer is dine-in only.
Bakers Square – Free Rise and Shine breakfast on Veterans Day
Bob Evans – Special menu of items free to Veterans and Active Duty military, but only at participating locations.
Bombshells Restaurants – Free meal and drinks to Vets and Active Duty on Veterans Day. Also 20% discounts for their families.
Bowl & Barrell – Free burger for all veterans with a valid I.D. on Veterans Day.
Buffalo Wild Wings – 10 boneless wings and fries free for Armed Services members on Veterans Day. The offer is for dine-in or takeout, but proof of service must be shown for redemption.
Cattlemen’s Steakhouse – Current and former military members a complimentary 8 oz. Sirloin Steak dinner on Veterans Day.
Chili’s Grill & Bar – All veterans & active military members can get a free meal on Veterans Day at all participating Chili’s Grill & Bar restaurants. But, it is available for in-restaurant only.
Cicis Pizza – Free adult buffet with a valid military I.D. on Veteran’s Day.
Cotton Patch Cafe – Free Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken on Veteran’s Day.
Country Cookin – All past and present members of the U.S. military, save $5 off any entrée or get a free salad bar.
Cracker Barrel – Choice between a free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert, a slice of Fruit Cobbler, or their All-American Apple Pie.
Denny’s – All service members and Veterans with a valid military I.D. or DD 214 receive a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast from 5 am to noon. But, only at participating locations.
Eat’n Park – All active and former United States military personnel and their families will receive a 10% discount on their entire check for the entire month of November. That is to say, at all Eat’n Park locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.
Fogo De Chao – Veterans and active duty personnel will get 50% off any dine-in meal on Veterans Day. And on top of that, up to three (3) guests per military Veteran or active-duty will also get 10% off their meals.
Golden Corral – Beginning November 1 and running through November 30, participating Golden Corral restaurants will provide free meal and beverage cards to all active duty and Veterans. These cards can be used once from November 1 through May 31 for lunch or dinner Monday through Thursday.
Glory Days Grill – Is giving Veterans and Service Members a free order of wings or an appetizer at Glory Days Grill restaurants in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and West Virginia.
Hopdoddy – Offering a free Classic Burger (with or without cheese) to all Veterans and active military service members on Veterans Day.
Little Caesars – Veterans and active military members can visit Little Caesars on Veterans Day from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm for a free $5 Lunch Combo.
Logan’s Roadhouse – All active duty and retired U.S. military personnel to enjoy a free meal between 3–6 pm on Veterans Day from the American Roadhouse menu at participating Logan’s Roadhouse restaurants nationwide.
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que – Veterans receive 20% off the entire month of November for Military Family Month.
McCormick & Schmick’s – Veterans of the U.S. Military, Gold Star Spouses, and Parents can get a half-priced entrée from a select menu on Sunday, November 8, 2020.
O’Charley’s – Get a free meal from the Veterans Thank You Menu, or $10 off any meal on the regular menu, on Veterans Day. O’Charley’s also provides a 10% military discount all year long.
Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom – Free individual Pizza to military service members on Veterans Day.
Red Lobster – Free appetizer or dessert to veterans, active-duty military, and reservists with a valid military I.D. on Veterans Day. However, it is dine-in only.
Shari’s and Coco’s Restaurants – Veterans and active duty service members can stop in for a free slice of pie and “Buy One, Get One” free deals at all locations. However, this is only available on November 11.
Shoney’s. – Free All You Care To Eat, Breakfast Bar from 6 am – 11 am. (On Veterans Day)
Twin Peaks – Corporate Twin Peaks locations are offering a free choice meal option of either chicken tenders, Carolina pulled pork sandwich, or cheeseburger, and the wedge to Veterans and Service Members on Veterans Day.
The Rustic – The Rustic is offering free Rustic Burgers for all veterans and active military with a valid I.D. on November 11.
Village Inn – Village Inn will offer a free Village Inn Breakfast (V.I.B.) on Veterans Day. Veterans will also receive a coupon with their meal to receive 20% off their next meal. This coupon is valid with Village Inn anytime within the rest of the month.
Wendy’s – Wendy’s nationwide are offering a free small breakfast combo during breakfast hours with valid military I.D. No purchase necessary. But, check your local Wendy’s as breakfast hours may vary by location.
Whiskey Cake – Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar offers a free Whiskey Cake to military service members on November 11 when they show their U.S. Military ID.
White Castle – On Veterans day, White Castle is providing free Combo Meals (#1-#6) or a free Breakfast Combo Meal to veterans or active-duty military.
World of Coca Cola – If you’re in the area between November 2 and November 12, 2020, you can buy up to four general admission tickets to The World of Coca Cola at half-price, so your friends and family can join you on a visit there. You have to buy your tickets online and use the promotion code “vets2020”. However, you will be asked to present a valid Armed Forces ID when you arrive.
Yard House – Complimentary appetizer on Veteran’s Day.
Want to get out and do stuff? Pursuant to a secretarial order issued by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt, beginning on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020, Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans receive free access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas. Firstof all, this order is valid at all national parks, wildlife refuges, and forests. Second, this will continue indefinitely unless the secretarial order is amended, superseded, or revoked.
Seaworld Parks offers free admission to all military personnel. This offer is good year-round for those currently serving and to all Veterans on Veterans Day. However, family members may have to pay.
Also, The Baseball Hall of Fame offers free admission to ALL military, current and retired, year-round.
Beachbody offers a military waiver program. That is to say, it allows all who have served, past or present, to become a Beachbody coach completely free of charge.
So, there you have it! Just a few listings of some free stuff for disabled Veterans. But remember, none of this stuff is actually “free” You earned it with the numerous sacrifices and hardships of service. You already paid for it. Why not enjoy it! Questions or comments? Please feel free to leave them below! Looking for more? Check out The Best Sites for Shopping Online as a Veteranhttps://veteransgetpaid.com/the-best-sites-for-shopping-online-as-a-veteran/