VETERANS DAY: Many businesses offering freebies - WECT, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

VETERANS DAY: Many businesses offering freebies

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Veterans Day will take place this Thursday and many local businesses are honoring those who sacrificed for us. has compiled a list of freebies from local businesses.  WECT viewers submitted the notes through Facebook and email, but we have also verified the ones in the list below.  

Feel free to add to the list in the comment section below or email us at


  • W. Dudley Robbins Post 165 of the American Legion is hosting a Veteran's Day free dinner and ceremony.  It will take place at 410 South Wright Street in Burgaw on Thursday at 6 pm. The public is invited.
  • Veterans eat free at Hooters with a drink purchase.
  • All active military and veterans get a free regular 6 inch sub from Subway with valid id.
  • Applebees is giving away a select menu to veterans. Drinks and tax not included.
  • Outback is giving away a free blooming onion to vets and active duty.
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation is offering free doughnuts to all Veterans and active military personnel.
  • Golden Corral is offering free buffet meals - including beverage and dessert - to current military and veterans on Monday, Nov. 15, from 5 to 9 p.m. No military ID is required for its ninth annual Military Appreciation Monday, according to Dolly Mercer, national events manager. The event is held on this date, she says, "so we don't interfere with Veterans Day activities."
  • Free Hugo folding cane for military veterans is available at Sam's Club on 11/10-11/12.
  • The North Carolina Aquarium is offering free admission to everyone on Thursday, November 11.
  • Several "bed and breakfast" locations are offering a free night's stay on Veterans Day.  You have to pre-register.  Find the full list at
  • Home Depot - 10% off
  • Lowes - 10% off
  • Cruisers Car Washes will be giving a free Full Service car wash to veterans.
  • Chilis will offer a free meal on Thursday to veterans.
  • Flaming Amy's offers a 10% discount to all active military.  (Monday-20%)
  • Buff Masters Car Wash and Detail Center on S. College Road will offer a free car wash.
  • Cardinal Lanes North on Market Street offers free bowling to any retired or active member of the armed forces
  • Hooters will offer a free meal with valid military ID.  Drink purchase required.
  • Dollar General - 10% off
  • Krazy Pizza and Subs - 50% off a meal with valid military id
  • Waves Aqua Massage in Burgaw is offering free massages from 11/11-11/14
  • The Scoop at the Cotton Exchange will offer one free scoop of ice cream to veterans and active military members
  • Black Sea Grill on S. Front St. in Wilmington will offer 25% off lunch or dinner for veterans

An on-line blog called Brad's Deals also details dozens of businesses that reportedly offer discounts on Veterans Day.

Feel free to share any discounts you have heard with everyone in our comments section so we can honor our veterans.

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