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Veterans Day 2021: Deals and freebies in Louisville and Southern Indiana

Here's a list of discounts and freebies in Southern Indiana and Louisville this Veterans Day.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Every November, the nation celebrates Veterans Day to honor those who have or currently serve in the United States military.

Like past years, some retailers and restaurants are offering free meals or special discounts for former and active service members.

Keep in mind, most places will require some form of proof of military service -- like a military ID, VA card or discharge papers -- to redeem available offers.

Here's a list of locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana offering discounts or freebies this Veterans Day:

Bob Evans - Free special menu of seven homestyle favorites. Dine-in only, beverage not included.

Bonefish Grill is honoring and thanking the brave for all they do by offering a Heroes Discount offering 10% off all service members, veterans and first responders’ checks all day, every day with show of valid ID.

Buffalo Wild Wings is offering a free order of 10 boneless wings and fries for all past and present armed services members on Veterans Day. The offer is available for dine-in or takeout. *Online orders are excluded. Proof of service must be shown to get the deal.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill, serving Italian food made by hand, with a whole lot of heart, is offering all service members, veterans and first responders 10% off any visit to their local restaurant this Veterans Day on Thursday, November 11 and year-round with valid ID.

Club K9 is offering a 25% discount on all drinks and merchandise on Thursday, Nov. 11.

Denny's - Veterans and active military personnel get a free "Build Your Own Grand Slam" from 5 a.m. to noon. Dine-in only.

Golden Corral - Free "thank you" meal for service members only when dining in from 5 p.m. to close.

Graeter's Ice Cream - All veterans and those currently serving in the U.S. military can receive a free sundae on Thursday, November 11.

Jaggers - Receive a free meal (double cheeseburger, one side and a drink) at any of the Indiana and Louisville locations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 11 with proof of military service.

Joelle's Hot Chicken - Complimentary meal consisting of two Fried or Grilled Tenders, a Southern side, a Dippin’ sauce and a drink. Joella’s also offers veterans and military personnel 10% off any meal every day at each location.

Louisville Zoo - Active or former service members and their dependents get free general admission this Veterans Day. With proof of service, veterans also receive 10% off on gift shop purchases and 50% off at food and drink concessions.

Metro Diner is offering 50% off for active and retired military on Veteran's Day and 10% off year-round.

Mike's Car Wash will be giving free Basic Washes to veterans and active military personnel at all 31 locations on Thursday, Nov. 11.

Mission BBQ - Veterans and active-duty military get a free sandwich in-store on Nov. 11 at participating locations.

Shoneys - On Nov. 11, with proof of military service, receive a free all-you-can-eat breakfast bar meal from open until 11 a.m.

Smokey Bones in Jeffersontown is offering a free meal to active and retired military. The officer is good for dine-in only and veterans can choose from three different meals.

Starbucks - Starbucks will offer a free tall (12-oz) hot brewed coffee for veterans, military service members and military spouses at participating U.S. stores.

Texas Roadhouse - Participating Texas Roadhouse locations will hand out dinner vouchers in their parking lots on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The vouchers will be good through May 30, 2022.

Wick's Pizza - Free 10" one-topping pizza.

YMCA of Greater Louisville - Veterans and their families are invited to visit any YMCA of Greater Louisville location, free-of-charge, during Veterans Day weekend.

This story will be updated.


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