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I’ve subscribed to the promotional emails of 500 companies and brands so that you don’t have to. I sift through 1,000 deal-touting emails every week. Most are worthless, but a handful offer valuable coupons, promo codes, sales, and freebies – which I collect and organize for you here.
Veterans Day isn’t till Friday, Nov. 11, but I wanted to give you a heads-up on the holiday’s deals. Some start as early as today, and others go through Tuesday, Nov. 15!
- National Parks: Free admission [11/11 - 11/13].
- National System of Public Lands: Free admission [11/11 - 11/13].
- The Bands and Ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces’ Veterans Day Honor: 2009 album [expiration unknown]. This 12-song freebie probably won’t be free for long, so download it ASAP.
- Avenue (plus sizes for her): Up to 40 percent off select items in stores [expiration unknown] and online (use code AV111313) [through 11/15].
- Bon-Ton (department store): Up to an additional 20 percent off sale-priced items in store (print first) and online (use code VETSDAYNV11) [11/8 - 11/10].
- Fabric: Up to 50 percent of fabric during the Veterans Day Sale at Hancock Fabric online [11/7 - 11/11].
- Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts: Various deals in stores and online [through 11/12].
- Lord & Taylor (department store): Up to an additional 20 percent off full- and sale-priced items in stores (print first) and online (use code NOV) [11/8 - 11/14].
- Mattresses: Up to 60 percent off at Sears [through 11/12].
- Off 5th (Saks Fifth Avenue’s outlet store): Up to 50 percent off in stores [11/9 - 11/15].
- Things Remembered (personalizable gifts and engraving): Free 11/11/11 date engraving in stores and online (use code 111111) [through 11/11].
For veterans and other military personnel
Note that most of these offers require a military ID or other proof of service.
- Applebee’s: Free signature entree when you dine in [11/11 only].
- Beef ‘O’ Brady’s: Free meal with the purchase of an entree [11/11 only].
- Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que: Offers vary by state [11/11 only].
- Friendly’s: Free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree (print first) [11/11 - 11/13].
- Golden Corral: Free dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. (no ID required) [11/14 only].
- Hooter’s: Free wings all day with the purchase of a drink [11/11 only].
- McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants: Free entree from a special menu (for veterans only; reservation and ID required) [11/13 only].
- Olive Garden: Free entree from a special menu when you dine in [11/11 only].
- Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion appetizer and Coca-Cola [11/7 - 11/11].
- Sizzler: Free 6-ounce steak entree with the purchase of an entree [11/11 only].
- T.G.I. Friday’s: Free entree with the purchase of one entree when you dine in [11/11 only].
- Tijuana Flats: 50 percent off [11/11 only].
- Twin Peaks Restaurant: Free entree up to $10 [11/11 only].
- Uno Chicago Grill: 20 percent off your entire order (except alcohol) – no matter how many non-military family or friends dine with you [11/7 - 11/11].
- Audubon Nature Institute parks (in New Orleans only): Free admission to Audubon Zoo, Audubon Insectarium, or Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, for you and up to four guests [11/11 only].
- Knott’s amusement parks (in California only): Free admission for you and one non-military guest [through 11/24].
Plus, visit our Freebies page for free admission to Anheuser-Busch theme parks all year.
- 7-Eleven: Free small Slurpee [11/11 only, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.].
- Beds: Up to $700 off select Sleep Number bed sets [through 11/20].
- Family Dollar: 10 percent off your or your family’s entire purchase in stores (print first) [11/11 - 11/13].
- Free Hugo-brand walking cane: At Sam’s Club stores – but you don’t have to be a club member to get the freebie (for veterans only) [11/9 - 11/11]. Only 36,000 free canes will be given out, so don’t wait to claim one.
- Sports Authority: 15 percent off your entire purchase in stores (print first) [11/11 only].