2016 Veterans Day deals in West Michigan

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Friday is Veterans Day, and to show appreciation for those who have or are serving our country, a number of businesses and restaurants are offering freebies, deals or discounts to active-duty military personnel and veterans.

This list includes information from national chains located in Michigan. To make sure that your neighborhood location is participating this Friday, call ahead first to double check. Generally, proof of service, whether it’s a valid military ID or uniform, is accepted. But again, it’s always best to call ahead.

All offers, listed in alphabetical order, are valid on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, unless otherwise noted. If you know of an offer that is not listed, email us at ReportIt@woodtv.com with a link that confirms the offer.

BUSINESSES:

Brides Across America
Held Nov. 6-18, Brides Across America gives free wedding dresses to military brides/first responders. All participants must meet certain requirements and pre-register here: http://bridesacrossamerica.com/register-qualify 

Empire Beauty School
Free haircuts will be given to veterans and active duty military personnel with ID from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following locations: 1735 4 Mile Rd. NE, Grand Rapids and 455 Standale Plaza, Grand Rapids. | www.empire.edu

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
Military families receive free admission with military ID on Friday and Saturday. | grcm.org

Great Clips 
Veterans and active duty military personnel can receive a free haircut or pick up a free haircut card to use on another day. Additionally, anyone else who gets a haircut on the 11th can pick up a free haircut card to give to a veteran. | greatclips.com

Gordmans
Veterans and active duty personnel can get a $10 gift card for in-store purchase. Additionally, they will receive a 15 percent discount on purchases. | gordmans.com

Meineke
Free basic oil change for veterans and active military personnel at participating locations. | meineke.com

SpartanNash
All SpartanNash grocery stores (Family Fare, D&W and Forest Hills Foods) are offering an 11 percent discount for veterans and active military with military ID. Some items are excluded from the discount, check out their website for details. | spartannash.com

Walgreens
Walgreens is offering 20 percent off regular priced merchandise to veterans, active-duty military and immediate family. Some restrictions apply, check their website for details. | walgreens.com

RESTAURANTS:

Applebee’s
Applebee’s will provide a free meal off a special menu for veterans and active military personnel. They will also receive a $5 coupon to be used on a future visit between Nov. 12 and 27, 2016. | applebees.com

Bar Louie
Veterans and active military personnel can receive a free appetizer or entree. | barlouie.com

Big E’ls Sports Grill – Holland

Veterans and active military personnel are eligible for free prime rib buffet from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Big E’s on Facebook

Bob Evans
Veterans and active military personnel can order a free meal off a special menu. can also receive 10 percent off their order (dine-in or carryout) from Nov. 12 – Dec. 31, 2016. | bobevans.com

Bonefish Grill
Veterans and active military personnel can receive a free order of Bang Bang Shrimp. | bonefishgrill.com

Buffalo Wild Wings
Participating locations are offering a free small order of regular or boneless wings with fries to veterans and active military personnel with proof of service. | buffalowildwings.com

Chili’s
Veterans and active military personnel will receive a free meal. Check your neighborhood location for details. | More information

Chipotle
Veterans and active military personnel will receive a buy-one-get-one-free offer on a burrito, burrito bowl or order of tacos. | chipotle.com

Chuck E. Cheese
Veterans and active military personnel will receive a free one topping, individual pizza. Use offer code 5258. | More deals

Cooks Drive-in (Dutton)
Veterans get a free hot dog and root beer | Cooks Drive in Facebook page

Cracker Barrel
Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca Cola Cake for veterans and active military personnel. | crackerbarrel.com

Denny’s 
Veterans and active military personnel with military I.D. can receive a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast between 5 a.m. and noon. | dennys.com

Golden Corral
Veterans and active military personnel can receive a fee buffet meal on Monday, Nov. 14 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. | goldencorral.com

Grand Rapids Pizza & Delivery (G.R.P.D.)

Veterans and active military personnel with proof of service can recieve a free 10-inch personal pizza and soft drink. | G.R.P.D. on Facebook

Hooters
Veterans and active military personnel can receive a free entree from a select menu. | Menu information

HopCat, Stella’s Lounge and Grand Rapids Brewing Co.
Veterans and active military personnel can receive a free entree and soft drink. | barflyventures.com

IHOP
Veterans and active military personnel can receive a free Red, White and Blue pancakes meal between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. | More information

Krispy Kreme
Veterans and active military personnel can receive a free small coffee and and doughnut. | More information

Little Caesars
Veterans and active military personnel can receive a free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. | littlecaesars.com

Logan’s Roadhouse
Veterans and active duty military personnel can receive a free meal when they provide proof of military service  | logansroadhouse.com

LongHorn Steakhouse
Veterans and active military personnel will receive a free dessert or appetizer. All customers will receive 10 percent off their bill. | longhornsteakhouse.com 

McDonald’s
Veterans and active military personnel can receive a free breakfast or regular Extra Value Meal at participating Michigan McDonald’s. | mcdonalds.com 

Old Country Buffet
Veterans and active military personnel can receive a free buffet meal and drink. | Details

Olga’s Kitchen
Veterans and active military personnel will receive a free The Original Olga sandwich. | Information online

Olive Garden
Veterans and active military personnel can get a free entree from a special menu of the restaurant’s most popular items in addition to breadsticks and soup or salad. | olivegarden.com

On The Border
Veterans and active military personnel can get a free lunch combo plate. | ontheborder.com

Outback Steakhouse
Veterans and active military personnel can get a free Bloomin’ Onion and Coca-Cola. A 15 percent discount will also be applied to the total bill for military families from Nov. 12 to Dec. 31. | outback.com

Red Lobster
Veterans and active military personnel can get a free dessert or appetizer from a special menu. | Details on redlobster.com

Red Robin
Veterans and active military personnel can receive a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and fries. | redrobin.com

Starbucks
Veterans and active military personnel and their spouses can get a free tall brewed coffee. | starbucks.com

Texas Roadhouse
Veterans and active military personnel can receive a free lunch entree from a select menu and a non-alcoholic drink. | Menu details

TGIFridays
Veterans and active military personnel can receive a free lunch (up to $12 value) between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. | tgifridays.com