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Land of the Free: Check huge list of freebies for Veterans Day from the Sun Sentinel

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The Details: By Doreen Christensen November 10, 2011 06:00 AM

For Veterans Day, Central and South Florida business are showing their appreciation for veterans by serving up freebies and deals through Monday. We’ve rounded up a massive list of more than 30 freebies — from meals to entertainment and attractions to goods, services and shopping discounts — in our “Land of the Free” list.

To get the goods, there are two rules of engagement: Bring along your valid military ID and enjoy yourself.

We’ve also found a few offers for civilians, too, such as penny deals at McDonald’s on friday, free entrance to Everglades National Park and Canaveral National Seashore on Friday-Monday. Also, since Veterans Day falls on 11-11-11, there also are several $11 deals at South Florida attractions Miami Seaquarium and Jungle Island. That will come in handy with kids out of school.

ANHEUSER BUSCH THEME PARKS: Free entrance for military and their families at SeaWorld and Busch Garden and other parks for AB’s Here’s to the Heroes program; expires Dec.31.

APPLEBEE’S: Free entree for vets on Friday.

BED & BREAKFAST LODGING: Free stay at Bed and Breakfasts and Inns on Thursday, Nov. 10, for veterans from

BIG LOTS: 10 percent off on Friday for veterans.

CANES: Vets get a free $29.99 Hugo folding cane at Sam’s Clubs through Friday. You don’t have to be a member of the club to get the cane.

CAR WASHES: Free for vets, rain or shine on Friday from at various Central and South Florida locations.

CHILI’S: Free meals for vets at particpating locations from 11 a.m .to 5 p.m. on Friday.

DOLLAR GENERAL: 10 percent off for vetearns Friday through Sunday.

FLIFF: Free tickets to documentary film “The Lost Airmen of Buchenwald” for veterans and active-duty military at 3:45 p.m. Friday at Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-525-3456.

GOLDEN CORRAL: Free meals for vets from 5 to 9 p.m. on MONDAY, Nov. 14.

HERTZ RENT-A-CAR: Hertz for the Heros program offers 40,000 free weekend rentals with valid miltiary ID on Friday through Dec. 31.

HOME DEPOT: Get 10 percent every day of the year.

HOOTERS: 10 free wings with drink purchase on Friday at particpating Central and South Florida locations.

JC PENNEY: Free $200 gift cards for clothes for 6,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans for Welcome Heroes program.

JUNGLE ISLAND: Free entrance for veterans on Friday and $11 entrance for everyone else with canned good donation to benefit the American Veteran Food Assistance Program; admission normally $30.95.

LOWE’S: Get 10 percent for vets and their family on Friday-Sunday with ID.

MACY’S: 15 percent discount for everyone with coupon code VET15 at checkout on Friday.

MASTERPIECE BARBERSHOP: Free haircuts for those with valid military ID from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday; 3640-6 N. Federal Highway in Lighthouse Point; 954-623-7204.

McCORMICK & SCHMICKS: Free entree for veterans for lunch or dinner on SUNDAY, Nov. 13, at Orlando and West Palm Beach locations; reservations recommended.

McDONALD’S: Buy one, get one for 1 cent Big Macs and Quarter Pounders for everyone (not just vets) on Friday for Customer Appreciation Event at participating locations in Central and South Florida.

MIAMI SEAQUARIUM: $11 admission before 11 a.m.; $11 off after 11 a.m. with coupon good for up to six guests on Friday; Adult admission normally $38.95.

MUSIC: Free 12-song “Veterans Day Honor” album by U.S. Armed Forces bands from

NATIONAL PARKS: Get free entrance to U.S. National Parks on Friday-Sunday. Includes: Everglades National Park, Canaveral National Seashore, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and Gulf Islands National Seashore.

OLIVE GARDEN: Free entree for veterans on Friday.

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE: Free Bloomin’ Onion and Coke through Friday.

7-ELEVEN: Free small slurpees for vets from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at participating locations.

SPORTS AUTHORITY: 15 percent off total purchase coupon good on Friday.

III FORKS: Free entree up to $35 with proof of service; locations at the Villages of Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach and Palm Beach Gardens;

T.G.I.FRIDAY’S: Buy one, get one free entree for veterans on Friday.

VILLAGE TAVERN: 50 percent off all food purchases for veterans and active military with valid ID on Friday. Locations in Pembroke Pines and Boynton Beach.

WEDDING GOWNS: Free wedding gowns for military brides from

YARD HOUSE: Free $10 Yard House gift card with valid military ID on Friday; locations in Coral Gables, Hallandale and Palm Beach Gardens.

Who’s The Source Of This Offer?: Sun Sentinel

Ending Date: November 14, 2011 11:00pm
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