Just as in years past, several restaurants and businesses around the country are offering active duty military personnel and veterans some pretty great freebies on or near Veterans Day 2013 as their way of saying thanks. Here’s a list of some offers we found.

Unless stated below, the offers are available to active military and veterans, and proof of service is required. Visit the link associated with the freebie for details on the offers.

Applebee’s – Free signature entrée from a limited menu. Available to all U.S. restaurants. Beverages and gratuity not included.

Carraba’s – Through Nov. 11, all active duty military and retired veterans get a free appetizer.

California Pizza Kitchen – A complimentary entrée from a special Veterans Day Menu  at participating restaurants.

Chili’s – Free entrée from a limited menu offered at participating locations. Beverages and gratuity not included.

Golden Corral – Free dinner. Dine in only.

Hooter’s – Free meal up to $10.99 in value with any drink purchase.

Krispy Kreme – Present your military ID or wear your uniform on Veteran’s Day to receive a free doughnut and small coffee. Any form of ID that shows someone is a veteran will be accepted. Valid at participating U.S. stores.

Little Caesar’s Pizza – Free Crazy Bread at participating restaurants.

McCormick & Schmick’s – On Nov. 10, veterans can have a complimentary entrée from a specific menu. http://bitly.com/17HySNw
Olive Garden – Receive a complimentary entree from a special men
Outback – Get a free Bloomin’ Onion and a drink on November 11 and a 10-percent discount through the end of the year.http://prn.to/17HyWwP
Red Lobster – From Nov. 11 – Nov. 14, receive a complimentary appetizer from a list of 10 items. http://prn.to/17Hz2Et

Texas Roadhouse – Free lunch from a special menu.

TGI Friday’s – Free lunch at participating locations.

Other Stuff

U.S. National Parks – Waiving fees for everyone

SeaWorld – Half off of single-day admission tickets.

Knotts Berry Farm – Free admission between November 4, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Offer valid to all past and present armed forces personnel and one guest. Six additional tickets may be purchased at a discounted rate of $22 each from November 4-27 and for $27 from November 28-January 5.

Great Clips – Get a free haircut at U.S. locations.

Walgreens – Receive 15 percent off eligible store items and 20 percent off Walgreens, Nice! and W brand products at any Walgreens or Duane Reade drugstore nationwide.