Thank You To All Our Veterans!

Veterans Day is Monday, November 11 and it is a special day to thank the men and women who have served, or are currently serving, in the nation’s armed forces. Thank a veteran on this day! Below we have compiled some Veterans Day events as well as some local businesses and restaurants that are giving free meals or discounts to veterans.

To all of the veterans who live at our apartment community: thank you for your service!

Free Meals and Retail Discounts For Veterans


Two notes before jumping in:

  1. Always call ahead to verify locations, times, and participation. Many of the listed companies are franchises and may have different policies. 
  2. Proof of Military Service. Most companies require some form of military ID. These include:
  • Military ID Card (active/reserve/retired)
  • Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)
  • Drivers License with Veterans Designation
  • Photograph in uniform, Simply wearing uniform (if your service permits)
  • Veterans Organization Card (e.g., American Legion and VFW)
  • Discharge Paperwork (DD214)
  • Other restaurants and companies may go by the honor system.

Restaurant Discounts & Free Meals

Applebee’s: Free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members. There will be 7 entrees to choose from. Military ID and proof of service required.
5490 Clark Road
Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 925-2595

Chili’s: Free meal for veterans, past and present. Offer valid from 11am-5pm. Proof of military service required.
4131 Tamiami Trail South
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 922-7601

Denny’s: Free all you can eat pancakes
3701 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 927-3080

Little Caesars Pizza: Free crazy bread with proof of military service.
5808 Tamiami Trail South
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 312-6965

Outback Steakhouse: A week of free bloomin’ onions and cokes during the week leading up to Veterans Day. Offer valid with Military Personnel with an ID.
7207 Tamiami Trail S
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 924-4329
Subway: Free six inch sub with Military ID.
6123 Tamiami Trail S
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 923-1445

The Olive Garden: Free entrée with proof of service and even better, 10% all month for Veteran’s.
4900 Tamiami Trail South
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 923-3136

Retail Discounts

Bed Bath and Beyond – 20% off entire purchase on Nov. 9, 10, and 11. This is good for active duty, DoD, reserves, guard, retirees, veterans, and military spouses.
6567 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida 34231
(941) 924-0319

Big Lots – Veterans, active duty, reserve, and retired military personnel and their immediate family receive 10% off their entire purchase on Saturday, Nov. 9.
3750 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 927-9303

Great Clips – On Monday, Nov. 11, customers who come in for a service can get a free haircut card to give to their favorite veteran. Veterans can also receive a free haircut or get the free haircut card. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.
3562 Clark Road
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 929-7892

Home Depot –10% discount to all veterans during Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day. Home Depot offers the 10% discount year round to for active duty and retirees.
4111 Cattleman Road
Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 377-1900

JCPenney – Veterans, active duty and family members receive an extra 20% off in stores Nov. 6-11 with coupon. Simply visit and select coupons and you can print off the coupon.
8201 Tamiami Trail South
Sarasota, FL 34238
(941) 921-7911

Lowe’s – 10% discount. The offer is available in stores only.
4020 Central Sarasota Parkway
Sarasota, Florida 34238
(941) 918-4000

Walgreens – Walgreens is offering 15% off eligible store items and 20% of Walgreens brand items.
6465 Tamiami Trail S
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 921-9222

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