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2022 MacKID Guide To Area Veterans Day Events, Discounts & Meal-Deals

By Mimi Rankin Webb - Macaroni Kid Shreveport-Bossier Moms In the Know Publisher November 10, 2022

Celebrate Our Nation's Veterans With These Area Events


Thursday November 10

Veterans Day Celebration - Overton Brooks VA Medical Center

Friday November 11

Veterans Appreciation Breakfast - Frank B Anthony RV Park November 11, 2022

Veterans Day Program and Freedom Tree Lighting- North Shreve Branch November 11, 2022

Veterans Day Tribute - Centenary College Band Shell November 11, 2022

Veteran's Day Celebration - David Raines Branch Library November 11, 2022

VetFest - East Bank Market November 11, 2022

Veteran's Day Program - MANY November 11, 2022

Santa's Wonderland 2022 Season - Military Appreciation Nights - College Station, TX 

Saturday November 12

Zwolle VFW Veterans Day Festivities November 12, 2022

VetFest - East Bank MarketNovember 12, 2022

2022 VETERANS HONOR CEREMONY - Municipal Auditorium November 12, 2022

FORT FEST ARTS, CRAFTS, AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Sunday November 13

2022 State Fair of Louisiana *Veterans & Military Appreciation Day* - Shreveport November 13, 2022

VetFest - East Bank Market November 13, 2022


Here are some fun discounts & dining deals for our Veterans! As always, please double check with the venue that they are in fact participating as some of these are national deals that some franchises may opt out of. 

We have verified as much as possible, but it's always best to check first!

Do you know of other Discounts, Specials or Eat Free offers or any changes to these locations? 

Please let us know and we will add it/update it the list!


Area Meal Deals & Discounts for Veterans


Veteran's Day Deals

Academy Sports & Outdoors - Military and First Responders get 10% off in-store and online through November 13.

Another Broken Egg Cafe - All veterans and active or retired military service members can enjoy a FREE Patriot French Toast Combo and coffee. Available for dine-in only at participating cafes (Both Shreveport & Bossier pages show this offer.) Limit one per person.

No purchase necessary. Valid 11/11/2022 only while supplies last.

Applebees - All Veterans and Active Duty Military members will receive a free entree (choose from seven).

Bass Pro Shops - Bass Pro Shops is proud to offer a 5% Military Discount both online and in-store Everyday! The Legendary Salute military discount can be used on top of other promotions or on select sale items.

Bed Bath & Beyond - 25% off entire in-store purchase, ends 11/11.

Big Lots - New 10 percent discount year-round for active duty and other veterans. Available to all Big Rewards members online and at all Big Lots stores nationwide.

Boomtown -Active-duty military, veterans and first responders are eligible for exclusive myheroes benefits, including a tier upgrade to Advantage, up to 30% off hotel rates, dining & shopping discounts and more!

Buffalo Wild Wings – The store’s “Wings for Heroes” promotion welcomes all former and active duty military members for a free order of 10 boneless wings and fries. The offer is available for dine-in or takeout, with proof of service. veterans or active-duty service members.

Cantina Laredo - All veterans and active military can enjoy a complimentary entrée on Veterans Day. At participating locations. Limit $20.

Charley’s - Free Gourmet Fries for all service members. The location at Barksdale Air Force Base require the purchase of a cheesesteak and drink to qualify.

Chicken Salad Chick - Veterans and active military will receive a FREE Chick Special and regular size drink in honor of Veterans Day. Dine in only.

Chili’s – Veterans and active-duty service members get a free meal from a select menu on November 11. Available for in-restaurant only.

Chuck E. Cheese - On Friday, November 11, Chuck E. Cheese is offering a free personal 1-topping pizza for any active duty, national guard, retired service member or veteran with valid Military ID or proof of military service. Promo code: #5970; No purchase required. Limit 1 per person. Not available for delivery

Cicis Pizza - All Veterans and Active-Duty Military can enjoy a free buffet on Veterans Day. Dine-in only. Taxes and drinks excluded.

Cracker Barrel - Free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake with purchase while supplies last. Excludes taxex/gratuity.

Denny’s - Free Grand Slams for all military personnel. Dine in only from 5:00am - Noon.

Dollar General - Veterans, active-duty military and their families get a 20% discount on in-store and online purchases on November 10 through 13.

Dunkin’ - Free donut for Veterans and Active Military.

El Chico - Free entrée for all veterans and active military. Limit $20.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Now partnering with Folds of Honor to provide scholarships to disabled military or spouses and children of America’s fallen. Roundup your bill or make a donation.

Golden Corral - A Free “Thank You” Dinner for al current service members and veterans. NOTE: This is on Monday, November 14, 2022 from 5:00pm - Close

Great Clips - Veterans and active service members can go into any U.S. Great Clips salon and get a free haircut or a free haircut card for a future visit.

Grub Burger Bar (Shreveport) – A complimentary entrée, no purchase necessary to all active, inactive, and retired military personnel.

Hooters – All veterans who purchase a beverage will receive a free entrée from the Hooters Veterans Day Menu. Dine-in only.

IHOP - Free stack of pancakes at participating IHOP locations from 7:00am - 7:00pm.

Joe’s Crab Shack – Veterans and active-duty service members enjoy 20% off at participating locations on November 13. Valid for parties up to 4 with a valid ID, dine-in only. Not valid on alcoholic beverages or retail purchasesor with any other discount. Tax and gratuity not included.

La Quinta Hotels - Eligible military members enjoy 12% off their Best Available Rate at participating La Quinta by Wyndham hotels across the U.S. Plus, in honor of national Veterans and Military Families Month, Wyndham Rewards members receive 1000 bonus points for qualified stays booked by Dec. 12 and completed by Dec. 13, 2022.

Little Caesars - Free lunch combo (4-slice Detroit-Style Deep Dish pizza with Pepperoni and one 20 oz. Pepsi product). 11:00am - 2:00pm and in store only.

Logan’s Roadhouse – On Nov. 11, all active duty and retired U.S. military personnel are invited to enjoy a free meal from the American Roadhouse menu in honor of Veterans Day. This offer is available from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at all Logan’s Roadhouse restaurants nationwide. 10% discount year-round.

Margartiaville Resort Casino - MyHeroes members receive $20 in mycash. Visit any promotional kiosk to redeem your reward.

Office Depot - Get 25% off qualifying regularly priced purchase in store only.

Olive Garden - On Nov. 11, 2022, Olive Garden will offer a free entree from their special Veterans Day menu for all dine-in veteran and active-duty members.

Outback Steakhouse - Free Bloomin’ Onion and Coca-Cola product to veterans and active servicemen and women for dine in.

Pilot/Flying J - Receive a free meal up to $12 at participating locations using the myRewards App November 11-13.

Rack Room Shoes - 20% off your entire purchase in store only.

Red Lobster - Veterans, active-duty military and reservists will get a free Walt’s Favorite Shrimp (6 shrimp in an order), fires and coleslaw. Available for dine-in and to go orders placed in restaurant between 11:00am - 4:00pm.

Samsung - Save as much as 30% when shopping Samsung.com. Samsung provides discounts to active military personnel in all branches of the service, their families and veterans. Sign up to receive military discounts on phones, electronics, and more.

Sport Clips - Free haircuts to active duty and veterans. $2 from every haircut service will be donated to the Help A Hero Scholarship Program.

Starbucks - Veterans, military service members and military spouses get a free tall (12-oz) hot brewed or iced coffee at participating stores on November 11.

Target - As part of Target’s longstanding commitment to active-duty military members, veterans and their families, Target is proud to offer a 10 percent discount off a purchase, some exclusions apply – in stores or online – between October 30- November 12, 2022. To receive this offer, now in its sixth year, guests must first demonstrate eligibility by registering at www.target.com/circle/military. After eligibility has been verified, an exclusive, one-time use Target Circle offer will be available for the guest to use in-store and online.

Torchy’s Tacos - Veterans and active-duty military receive a free taco and fountain drink.

Travel Centers/ TA - A free meal for veterans and active military at participating restaurants inside TA, Petro and TA Express.

Walgreens - Veterans, military and their families receive 20% off eligible regular price items with card, in store only from November 11–14.

Wendy's - On Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11 from 6:30 – 10:30 a.m., Wendy's is thanking those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Military with a free breakfast combo offer with valid military ID or a Veterans Advantage card. 



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