Free Stuff for Veterans and more

Posted at 6:36 PM, Nov 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-12 06:40:03-05
Richmond, VA (WTVR)  Check out the Free Stuff I found for you this week, and check back often, I’m constantly updating with new finds.  Thanks. Cheryl

–A big THANK YOU for your service to all Military Servicemen and Women, past and present!!!

FREE VETERAN’S DAY MEALS FOR VETS AND ACTIVE MILITARY:  Monday, November 11, 2013.  Show your Military I.D to claim the deal.

BOB EVANS–All-you-can-eat hotcakes

TGIFridays– free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Details HERE.

Applebee’s–choose a dinner from their special menu  Details HERE.

O’Charley’s–enjoy a free meal

Texas Roadhouse–free lunch 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday  Details HERE.

Olive Garden: Veterans can choose a free entrée from a special menu, with breadsticks and unlimited soup or salad included. Details HERE.

Bar Louie: From open to close Sunday, November 10th and Monday, November 11th every Bar Louie location across the country will offer veterans and military personnel a free meal up to a $12 value.  Details HERE.

Outback Steakhouse:  A free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage is being offered to active and retired military. Veterans can also receive 10% off the total check from November 12 – December 31, 2013.  Details HERE.

Red Lobster:   Monday, Nov. 11 – Thursday Nov. 14, 2013. Free Appetizer on Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers.

Red Robin: A free Red’s Tavern Double burger and Bottomless Steak Fries will be given to active and retired military personnel with a valid military ID.  Details HERE.

Chili’s: Receive a free meal from eight menu options if you are a veteran or active military duty. Proof of service is required.  Details HERE.

Golden Corral: Veterans and active military personnel will receive a free dinner buffet and beverage from 4.p.m. -9.p.m.

LongHorn Steakhouse:   With proof of service, veterans will receive a free beverage and a Texas Tonion appetizer.  Details HERE.

Olive Garden: Veterans can choose a free entrée from a special menu, with breadsticks and unlimited soup or salad included. Details HERE.

California Pizza Kitchen:  Free pizza for all Vets and active military.  Details HERE.

FREE CAR WASHFlagstop Car Wash locations are offering free exterior car washes for Veterans and active military on Monday, November 11th.

FREE HAIRCUTS:  Military members  can go to ‘Great Clips’ on Veteran`s Day for a free haircut, or pick up a free haircut card to use by December 31st.  Bring proof of service.   Details HERE.

FREE VETERAN’S DAY CONCERT: Richmond Parks and Rec is hosting a Veteran’s Day concert  Monday Nov. 11, beginning at 7 p.m.  Performers include The Virginians and Carillonneur Lawrence Robinson.  The concert is at the Carillon in Byrd Park.  Call 804-646-1031 for more information.

FREE EVENTS FOR DADS & KIDS:    First Things First of Greater Richmond presents ‘All Pro Dad’ a free dinner and program for Fathers and children .  More details or register HERE.

  • , Nov. 21, Dec. 19: Northside Family Learning Center, 800 Graham Road
  • Nov. 12, Dec. 10: MARTIN’S community room at Chesterfield Towne Center, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike,  Richmond, VA .

FREE TOURS:  The Hanover Historical Society offers free Open House tours of the historic Hanover Courthouse on the second Tuesday of each month between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  No reservations are required.   Details HERE.

FREE JAZZ: The Virginia Museum has free admission to it’s Jazz Cafe’ program Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jazz Cafe and general VMFA Museum admission are always free. Full performance schedule [HERE].

FREE FLAG CLEANING:  Get your American flag cleaned for free at any Puritan Cleaners any day of the year.  Details HERE.

FREE PROGRAM:  “Stories at the Museum”  at the Virginia Historical Society. All ages welcome,  every program will include a group reading of the selected book and a related craft activity. The one hour programs  will  take place the first and third Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m.  Details [HERE].

FREE CREDIT REPORTS:  Get a free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus.  Your personal information is completely protected. This site is sponsored by Equifax,Trans-Union and Experian.

FREE FOR ACTIVE MILITARY: Free annual passes to America’s National Parks (value $80) are now  available to members of the military and their families free of charge.  The pass allows entrance  to more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands. The free pass will be made available for activated members of the National Guard and Reserves but not to military veterans or retirees. Military personnel can get the passes by showing their military I.D at any national park or wildlife refuge that charges an entrance fee.

FREE LESSON: Take  a free introductory lesson; ice skating or ice hockey at either SkateNation Plus in Short Pump or Richmond Ice Zone in Midlothian.

LOTS OF FREE STUFF: How about getting and giving stuff free? The Freecycle Network is made up of nearly five thousand groups and nearly 70-thousand members around the world who are getting and giving away stuff free. Membership is free It’s a great way to recycle, get rid of items you don’t want, and get things you do.

KIDS EAT FREE: All children eat  free at Quaker Steak & Lube Sundays through Thursdays,  4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The deal is good for children age 10 and under. The Richmond-area location is at 8000 W. Broad St.

FREE QDOBA: Children eat free at Qdoba on Sundays with the purchase of an adult entrée.

FREE KIDS MEALS: Kids eat free at McAlister’s Deli every Tuesday from  9 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entree.  There are two locations in the Richmond area, Gayton Crossing and Westchester Commons in Midlothian.

FREE STUFF: If you’re a Facebook member, a lot of restaurants are currently offering freebies, if you “like” them on Facebook. Search for your favorite and see if they have an offer. And while you’re on Facebook, stop by the  CBS 6 page and “like” us too.

FREE FIREHOUSE SUBS: A lot of restaurants offer birthday clubs that you have to sign up for, to get freebies on your special day. At Firehouse Subs, just show up on your birthday with I.D with your birth date, and get a free medium sub. There are several locations in the metro area.

FREE ADMISSION: Enjoy free admission all year long  to The Virginia Historical Society,  with access to the museum galleries and research library. The museum is at 428 North Boulevard in Richmond.

FREE JEWELRY: The Silver Jewelry Club offers an assortment of free, pure sterling silver jewelry every day. From pendants to rings to earrings, all you pay is the shipping and handling.

FIND FREE WI-FI ACCESS: Want to know which local restaurants and coffee shops offer free wireless internet access? Get a directory for Greater Richmond or any city worldwide, by clicking here.

FREE LONG DISTANCE: Make free, 10-minute long distance and international calls to select locations, just by listening to a short, ten-second ad first. Get your local access number to “Freephone2phone” here.

FREE 411 CALLS: Never pay to call information again. 800-FREE-411 works for both residential and business listings across America. All you have to do is listen to a 10-second commercial before getting the listing you want, but the service is free.

FREE COMPUTER TECH HELP: If you have a problem with your computer, and no budget to fix it, Protonic offers free computer support and computer-related information online and by e-mail. This free service is manned by volunteers world-wide.

If you know of any event, or great free offer, e-mail is to me at