Published: Sat, November 11, 2017
Global | By Shelia Dennis

Veterans Day Celebrations kick off today at area schools and businesses

Veterans Day Celebrations kick off today at area schools and businesses

Chili's: Free meal from a special menu for veterans.

Schools around the area will also be hosting Veterans Day programs honoring those who have served and are now serving in the Armed Forces.

Olive Garden: Service members will receive a free meal from the special menu.

Hooters offers free meals to active-duty and retired military members November 11. With Veterans Day falling on Saturday this year, the designated federal holiday is today, Friday, November 10.

Dunkin' Donuts: On Saturday, November 11, veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free donut.

TARGET: Military personnel, vets and their families get 10% off in-store or online through veteran's day. From Nov. 2-15, Weis associates are asking customers to make small donations at checkout to support the program.

Mammoth Mountain just officially opened for business for the season, and to honor Veteran's Day, they will be offering all Military personnel a ride for free on Veteran's Day only.

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Cactus Petes Resort Casino in Jackpot, Nev., will offer veterans and active duty military personnel a complimentary dinner at its award-winning buffet on Friday, the federal observance of Veterans Day.

Red Robin: Veterans will receive a free "Red's Tavern Double Burger" with fries.

The following are deals Veterans can snag on this Veterans Day Weekend. For every Starbucks VIA® Instant purchase made on in the U.S., Starbucks will make a matching donation of Starbucks VIA® Instant to the USO.

California Pizza Kitchen: Enjoy a free Veterans Day entree item.

Lowe's: Offering 10% discount for veterans.

Toyota - Toyota offers $500 incentive to eligible USA military personnel, but you have to finance through Toyota Financial Services. This offer is valid on Saturday, November 11th, from 11 2 p.m. local time.

Denny's will give a free build your own Grand Slam breakfast on Friday, Nov. 10, from 5 noon.

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Honda - When you finance or lease through Honda Financial Services, eligible buyers can get $500 off any 2017 or newer Honda vehicle thanks to their Military Appreciation Offer.

Outback Steakhouse will also donate to Operation Homefront from November 8 through January 2, 2018 to support military families.

Hooters invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to a Hooters Veterans Day free meal from their select Veterans Day menu by presenting a military ID or proof of service at participating Hooters locations across the country on 11-11.

Vitality Bowls is giving free smoothies to veterans at all corporate and participating franchise locations-so if free burgers and pizza aren't your thing, have a green juice. This is only available on November 11, 2017.

Be sure to bring a valid military ID to take advantage of all of the deals.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Active and retired Armed Services Members receive free small traditional or boneless wings and side of fries for dine-in on November 11.

TEXAS ROADHOUSE: Veteran's day free lunch.

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Some offer totally free meals, others discounts - and you can find a full roundup of offers across the country here - but we've gathered some of the best deals in and around the Twin Cities below.

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