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17 Veterans Day discounts and freebies

Veterans day is this Sunday, November 11 and to show their appreciations, many businesses around Columbus are offering special discounts and even freebies.

Here are 17 ways Columbus is showing veterans they care.

Free Columbus Zoo and Aquarium admission

4850 W Powell Rd, Powell

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will host its “Veterans Free Day at the Zoo” event on Sunday, November 11.

During this special promotion, military personnel, both past and present, and their immediate family may enjoy free admission to the Zoo for the day.

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Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast

Westerville Community Center, 350 N Cleveland Ave., Westerville

Come enjoy a pancake breakfast honoring all veterans on Friday, November 9. This is free to veterans, but $5 per person for all others.

The breakfast begins at 8:30am and the program starts at 9am.

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Free COSI admission

333 W Broad St, Columbus

COSI wishes to say thank you and recognize those in active, reserved and retired military service with free general admission to COSI, November 7-11.

Immediate family members will also receive $2 off general admission. Simply show your military ID to receive the offer.

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Free bag of apples from Lynd Fruit Farm

9399 Morse Rd SW, Pataskala

To show their appreciation to those who have served or are serving, Lynd Fruit Farm invites you to pick up a free bag of apples. Just show your military ID.

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Free meal from Applebees

Multiple locations

On Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11th, Applebee’s is on a mission to serve one million meals to neighborhood military heroes.

All veterans and active duty military are invited to visit their local Applebee’s to enjoy a free full-size entrée from a selection of eight fan favorites: Classic Bacon Cheeseburger, 6 oz. USDA Select Top Sirloin, Chicken Tenders Platter, Double Crunch Shrimp, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Oriental Grilled Chicken Salad, Oriental Chicken Salad, or Three-Cheese Chicken Penne.

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Free meal from Bob Evans

Multiple locations

Bob Evans is honoring veterans and active duty military with a free meal on Sunday, November 11.

Vets will have the options of a County Biscuit Breakfast, Brioche French Toast, The Mini Sampler, Stack of Hotcakes, Country-Fried Steak Savor Dinner, or Soup and Salad Combo.

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Free entree at California Pizza Kitchen

Multiple locations

All veterans and active military receive an entree on CPK.

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BOGO Chipotle

Multiple locations

To celebrate the contributions of our military around the country, Chipotle Mexican Grill is offering a special buy-one-get-one offer from open to close on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11.

The BOGO promotion will be available for all active duty military, reserves, national guard, military spouses and retired military with valid ID, at all restaurants in the U.S. from open to close on Veterans Day.

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Free lunch at City Barbeque

Multiple locations

On Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11,  all veterans and active military members will get a free lunch.

This includes a free sandwich, 2 sides, and a drink for dine in or carry out.

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Free dessert at Cracker Barrel

Multiple locations

On Veterans Day, November 11, veterans receive a complimentary Crafted Coffee, a traditional espresso beverage (available iced or hot) or a slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake at all Cracker Barrel locations to thank them for their service and sacrifice for our country.

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Free donut from Dunkin’ Donuts

Multiple locations

Dunkin’ will once again celebrate Veterans Day with a sweet salute to those who serve our country.

On Sunday, November 11, at participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide, veterans and active duty military are eligible to receive a free donut of their choice with no purchase necessary.

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Free Little Cesars Hot-N-Ready

Multiple locations

As part of a long-standing tradition of giving back and honoring U.S. military men and women, Little Caesars Pizza is offering all United States Armed Forces veterans and active military a free $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo at participating stores nationwide this Veterans Day.

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Free meal at Max & Erma’s

Multiple locations

Veterans can enjoy a free Cheeseburger, Endless Fries, and fountain drink on November 11.

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Free lunch at Texas Roadhouse

Multiple locations

Veterans Day free meals for lunch with non-alcoholic beverage on November 11 for active, former, or retired military.

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Free meal at McCormick & Schmick’s

3965 New Bond St, Columbus

McCormick & Schmick’s will be offering complimentary lunch or dinner honoring Gold Star families and veterans on Sunday, November 11. 

The menu options will include Salmon Rigatoni, Buttermilk Fried Shrimp, Cedar Planked or Grilled Salmon, Blackened Chicken Fettuccine, Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Beer Battered Fish & Chips, Parmesan Crusted Flounder, Tender Beef Medallions, Romano Chicken Chopped Salad and a McCormick’s Cheeseburger.

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$10 Roosters Bucks

Multiple locations

Roosters is showing its gratitude for veterans and active duty military personnel this Veterans Day on Monday, November 12.

Roosters invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to visit a location and receive $10 Roosters Bucks by presenting a military ID.

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Free haircut at Great Clips

Multiple locations

On Nov. 11, all veterans can stop in on November 11 to get a free haircut or a free haircut card to be redeemed by the end of the year.

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