Veterans Day 2016: 50+ Veterans Day freebies and discounts for military service members in Arizona

PHOENIX - Veterans Day is Nov. 11.

On that day, we honor veterans who risked it all to protect our country and our freedoms.

Some restaurants and businesses are showing their appreciation by offering veterans and active military members free or discounted meals and services.

We've compiled a list of discounts and freebies we know about below. We will continue to update our list as more come into the newsroom. 

NATIVE GRILL & WINGS
On Friday, Nov. 11, all veterans and active military can get any item on the menu for free (up to $11.99). Please bring your military ID. This deal is valid from open to close at all Native locations. Find a location near you.

THE WING COUNTER
Active and retired military can receive six free wings with drink purchase on Veterans Day. Please bring military ID or proof of service.

IF YOU GO:
5350 W. Bell Road, Glendale AZ 85308

 

FAMOUS DAVE'S
On Friday, Nov. 11, all active and retired military personnel can get a "Two Meat Salute" for free. That is a choice of two different meats, corn bread and a side. Please bring military ID. Find a location near you. Deal is valid at all four of the Valley's locations.

 

ORGAN STOP PIZZA
Organ Stop Pizza will host a free concert for veterans on Veteran's Day. Ice cream will be available for purchase. No other food will be served. Click here to RSVP. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. The concert will go on from 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

IF YOU GO:
1149 E. Southern Avenue, Mesa AZ 85204

 

SPINATO'S PIZZERIA
Spinato's is offering vets 25 percent off on Nov. 11, 2016 at all five of their Arizona locations. Please bring military ID. Find a location near you. Dine-in only. Does not include alcohol.

 

CHOMPIES
Military veterans can receive 20 percent off one entree. You must bring military ID. Find a location near you. This deal is available year-round. Find a location near you.

 

CENTRAL KITCHEN
Military members will be able to get a free 10-inch pizza and fountain drink from Central Kitchen. Please bring military ID or proof of service.

IF YOU GO:
5813 7th Street, Phoenix AZ 8514

 

MIRACLE MILE DELI
The deli has created an election and Veterans Day promotion that is open to anyone. They will offer their Patriotic Pastrami Sandwich for $9 Nov. 7-13.

IF YOU GO:
4433 N. 16th Street, Phoenix AZ 85016

 

FIRED PIE
On Friday, Nov. 11, all retired and active military will be able to get a free pizza or salad. Please bring your military ID or be dressed in uniform. Find a location near you.

 

LUCI'S AT THE ORCHARD
Show your military ID and receive 20 percent off your meal. 

IF YOU GO:
7100 N. 12th Street, Phoenix AZ 85020

 

POLLACK TEMPE CINEMAS
On Nov. 11, Pollack Tempe Cinemas will screen four movies free for military members. The films are Stripes, Gran Torino, Inglourious Basterds and The Patriot. Please bring military ID to ticket booth. View showtimes here.

IF YOU GO:
1825 E. Elliot Road, Tempe AZ 85284

 

VENEZIA'S PIZZERIA
On Veteran's Day, veterans will be able to get 20 percent off his or her meal at Venezia's Pizzeria. You have to mention code EM878 and bring your military ID. For dine-in only.

 

PEDAL HAUS BREWERY
Pedal Haus Brewery will offer military members 50 percent off the bill. You have to bring your military ID.

IF YOU GO:
730 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe AZ

 

TWIN PEAKS
On Friday, Nov. 11, military members can receive a free entree from Twin Peaks' Veterans Day menu. Please bring military ID. Find a location near you.

 

SOCIAL TAP EATERY
On Veterans Day, military members will receive 50 percent off their bill at Social Tap Eatery. Military ID or proof of service required.

IF YOU GO:
4312 N. Brown Avenue, Scottsdale

 

THE HASH KITCHEN
Military members will receive 20 percent of their bill. Proof of service or military ID is required.

IF YOU GO:
8777 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

 

FRACTURED PRUNE
Start Veterans Day off with a free doughnut from Fractured Prune. Military or proof of service required. View locations here. Not valid at the Talking Stick Resort Arena location. Special note: You do have to purchase a drink to get the doughnut for free.  Editor's note: This listing has been updated since it initially published.

 

FOUR PEAKS BREWING COMPANY
Veterans will be able to receive a free appetizer on Veterans Day at Four Peaks Brewing Company's Tempe and Scottsdale locations. No purchase necessary. Bring your military ID.

IF YOU GO:
Tempe: 1340 E. 8th Street, Tempe AZ 85281
Scottsdale: 15745 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale AZ 85260

 

ORIGINAL BREAKFAST HOUSE
Active military members and veterans can eat for free on Veteran's Day at Original Breakfast House. They will have a special menu to choose from: creamed chipped beef on toast, pulled pork hash and eggs, pork chops and eggs, pumpkin pecan pancakes or triple berry French toast. Or veterans can get $10 off the regular menu.

IF YOU GO:
13623 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix AZ 85032

 

RA SUSHI

Veterans will be able to receive a free "shareables" item (an appetizer) on Nov. 11. Please bring military ID. Find a location near you.

 

EAGLES BUFFET AT CASINO ARIZONA
Military members will be able to enjoy a two-for-one lunch at Eagle's Buffet at Casino Arizona. The promotion goes on from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please bring proof of service and Player Rewards Club card (free at casino).

IF YOU GO:
524 N. 92nd Street, Scottsdale AZ 85256

 

WANDERING HORSE BUFFET AT TALKING STICK RESORT
The Wandering Horse Buffet is offering a two-for-one special at Talking Stick Resort. The deal is valid from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. It is open to military service members. Please bring proof of service and players card.

IF YOU GO:
9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale AZ 85256

 

MCDONALD'S (10TH STREET/INDIAN SCHOOL)
The Phoenix McDonald's location near 10th Street and Indian School will give military members and VA employees free coffee all day.

IF YOU GO:
926 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix

 

BOURBON JACKS
Veterans can receive a free lunch between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Bourbon Jacks' Chandler and Scottsdale locations.

IF YOU GO:
Chandler: 11 W. Boston Street, Chandler AZ 85225
Scottsdale: 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix AZ 85054

 

SASSI - FREE THREE-COURSE MEAL
On Veterans Day, Sassi will offer veterans, both active and retired, a complimentary three-course meal. Guests will need to RSVP online.

 

ULTRA-STAR AK-CHIN CINEMA - FREE MOVIES 
Between Nov. 10 - 14, UltraStar is offering a free movie to anyone (certain titles only).
Nov. 10 - Stripes
Nov. 11 - Glory
Nov. 12 - Full Metal Jacket
Nov. 13 - Saving Private Ryan
Nov. 14 - The Hurt Locker

On Veterans Day, any veteran will be able to see any film free of charge and score a free entree from 347 Grill. Make sure to have your military ID. 

 

HUMBLE PIE
U.S. veterans and active military can receive a free pizza at all of its Arizona Humble Pie locations. Please bring your military ID. Find a location near you.

Note: The deal is not valid at the Sky Harbor location.

BAR VINEDO
Veterans and active duty military members, along with their family members, will receive 20% off their entire bills, as well as a sweet dessert, on Friday the 12th. A military ID is required. 

IF YOU GO:
7215 S Power Road, Suite 107, Queen Creek

 

HALF MOON SPORTS GRILL
Retired and active military can receive 50 percent off their bill on Veterans Day. Must show military ID or proof of service.

IF YOU GO:
2121 E. Highland Avenue, Phoenix
288 E. Greenway Parkway, Phoenix

 

SCRAMBLE
Retired and active military can receive 50 percent off their bill on Veterans Day. Must show military ID or proof of service.

IF YOU GO:
9832 N. 7th Street, Phoenix AZ 85020
6590 N. Scottsdale Road, Phoenix AZ 85253

 

TWISTED PIES
In an email, the owner of Twisted Pies said veterans can receive a free 8-inch pizza on Nov. 11.

IF YOU GO:
3929 E. Main Street, Mesa AZ 85205

 

MVPITA MEDITERRANEAN GRILL
Veterans can receive one free pita (Gyro, Falafel, Chicken Shawarma) on Nov. 11. MVPIta is open 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

IF YOU GO:
1066 N. Power Road, Mesa AZ 85205

 

APPLEBEE'S
Applebee's locations nationwide will offer military members a free meal on Friday, Nov. 11. Veterans will be able to choose from one of seven entrees. Find a location near you.

 

RUBY TUESDAY
Veterans, active military and reserves can get a free appetizer (up to $10 in value). Find a location near you.

 

FOGO DE CHAO
All military members will receive 50 percent off their meal and up to three guests can receive 10 percent off their meal on Veterans Day. Find a location near you.

 

BOSTON MARKET
Military members who purchase something at Boston Market on Nov. 11 can receive a free brownie or cookie. Find a location near you.

 

MIMI'S CAFE
Military members can receive a free entree at Mimi's Cafe. Find a location near you.

 

DENNY'S
Active, inactive and retired military members will be able to build their own grand slam for free at Denny's on Veterans Day. Find a location near you.

 

CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN
Veterans and current military members can order from CPK's Veterans Day menu and get a free entree. Please bring military ID or proof of service. Details here.

 

RED ROBIN
Veterans and active duty military can receive a free Red's Tavern Double Burger and bottomless fries on Veterans Day. Please bring military ID. Details here.

 

ON THE BORDER
Military members can receive a free lunch combo plate at any On The Border location on Veterans Day. Bring ID or proof of service. Details here.

 

RED LOBSTER (NOV. 10-11)
Veterans can receive a free appetizer or dessert at participating Red Lobster locations on Nov. 10 and Nov. 11. Details here.

 

CHIPOTLE
Chipotle is offering military members a buy-one-get-one burrito, bowl, salad or tacos from 3 p.m. - close at locations nationwide. Make sure to bring your military ID. Details here.

 

IHOP
On Veterans Day, active and former military can get a free stack of Red, White & Blue pancakes at participating IHOP locations. The deal will be offered from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Nov. 11. Must bring military ID. Details here.
 

 

GOLDEN CORRAL (NOV. 14, 2016)
Nov. 14, 2016 at Golden Corral is Military Appreciation Night. Each military member will receive a free "thank you" dinner. It is only open to military members. Bring military ID. View details here.
 

 

BJS RESTAURANT & BREWHOUSE
Veterans and active military can receive a free entree (under $12.95) on Veterans Day. You will have to show military ID or proof of service. Find a location near you.

 

HOOTERS
Military members, both retired and active, can get a free entree from Hooters on Veterans Day. Bring ID or proof of service. Details here.

 

CRACKER BARREL
Military members will be able to get a free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake. Details here.

 

OLIVE GARDEN
On Veterans Day, active and retired military will be able to eat for free at any Olive Garden location. They will have a special menu with six options. Details on their Facebook page.

 

BAR LOUIE
Veterans and active military can get a free appetizer or entree at Bar Louie. Details and locations here.

 

OTHER DEALS

FREE ENTRANCE TO NATIONAL PARKS (NOV. 11)
On Veterans, U.S. national parks, recreation parks and monuments across the country will waive their entrance fees. In Arizona we have three National Parks - Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest and Saguaro -- and a dozen recreation areas and national monuments. Click here for details.

FREE ENTRANCE TO MARICOPA COUNTY PARKS (NOV. 11)
On Nov. 11, military members get explore Maricopa County's ten parks for free. The normal $6 entrance fee will be waived. In 2005, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation naming the day "Military Service Appreciation Day" at the parks. Click here to find a park near you.

ASU GAMMAGE (NOV. 12)
Los Angeles-based dance group Contra-Tiempo brings its show Agua Furiosa to ASU Gammage on Nov. 12. Military members can see the show for free. To reserve tickets, email Amanda Arboleda at Amanda.Arboleda@asu.edu. The show starts at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12. Note: Limited amount of tickets available.

KEEP IT CUT (NOV. 10)
On Nov. 10, Keep It Cup will over free haircuts to all active duty Marines, reserves and veterans. Please bring military ID.

V'S BARBERSHOP (NOV. 11)
Veterans, active and reserved, receive 20 percent off at V Barbershop. Please bring military ID. Find a location near you.

PRECISION AIR & HEATING (NOV. 11)
Military members can receive 10 percent off any heating, air conditioning or home performance products or services.

COBBLESTONE AUTO SPA (NOV. 11)
Veterans and military members can get a free express car wash and oil change on Veterans Day at its Valley locations. Find a location near you. Oil changes and car washes will be available from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (7 p.m. at express car wash locations).

CASTLES N COASTERS (NOV. 11)
Military members can get a free Bronze Pass on Nov. 11. Must have military ID.

JACKSONS CAR WASH (NOV. 11)
Veterans and military personnel can receive a free full-service car wash on Nov. 11 from any of Jacksons' 11 Valley car washes. Find a location near you.

GREAT CLIPS
People who get their haircut on Veterans Day will receive a "free haircut card to give to a veteran." Details here.

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