Veterans Day deals around the ArkLaTex

Published: Nov. 4, 2017 at 10:13 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 11, 2017 at 7:46 AM CST
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ARKLATEX (KSLA) - Veterans Day 2017 will be on Saturday, November 11 and the designated Federal Holiday on Friday, November 10.

To show appreciation to the military, businesses are offering deals on Veterans Day. Please call ahead to each retailer and restaurant to make sure they are participating in each deal.

Check out the list of deals being offered to military members with proof of an ID:


BPCC  Special Veterans Day ceremony

Bossier Parish Community College will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11:11 a.m. on Friday, November 10 in the Quad outside Building A on the BPCC campus, 6220 E. Texas St., Bossier City, LA.
This year, BPCC will pay special tribute to all the College's faculty and staff who have served in the military. A display entitled "BPCC Honors Their Own" will highlight photos of faculty and staff veterans when they served and a current photo.?

SWEPCO delivers food to Woody’s Home for Military Veterans

Food boxes donated by SWEPCO employees from five work locations will be delivered to Woody's Home for Military Veterans, a residential center which serves mentally ill veterans on Thursday, November 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m.

Magnolia School of Excellence

The school will host its annual ceremony on Friday the 10 at 9:30 a.m. in the school gym. The event will feature guest speaker Sandy Franks, the President of the Women Veterans of the ArkLaTex.

Texarkana, TX schools celebrate veterans

On November 9 and 10, many of the TISD campuses will host Veterans Day activities that include student performances and veteran appreciation.  All veterans and their families are welcome to attend any school event.

  • Thursday, November 9 – 9:00 a.m. – Spring Lake Park Elementary School, 4324 Ghio Fish Boulevard
  • Thursday, November 9 – 9:00 a.m. – Wake Village Elementary School, 400 Wildcat Drive
  • Thursday, November 9 – 6:30 p.m. – Nash Elementary School, 100 Burton
  • Friday, November 10 – 8:00 a.m. – Sixth Grade Center at Texas Middle School, 2015 Kennedy Lane
  • Friday, November 10 – 9:00 a.m. – Morriss Elementary School, 4826 University Park
  • Friday, November 10 – 9:15 a.m. – Highland Park Elementary School, 401 West 25th Street
  • Friday, November 10 – 1:30 p.m. – Waggoner Creek Elementary School, 6335 Gibson Lane
  • Friday, November 10 – 1:45 p.m. – Westlawn Elementary School, 410 Westlawn Drive


Available through Saturday, Nov. 11, active military customers, reservists, retirees and dependents can take advantage of 15 percent off in-store purchases at Toys"R"Us with a valid Military ID
Toys"R"Us will wrap-up Military Appreciation Week with a free Veteran's Appreciation Day in-store event at stores nationwide on Saturday, November 11 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Rite Aid

Rite Aid is offering military service men and women 20 percent off in honor of Veterans Day with valid military ID.
The deal is valid Friday, Nov. 10 through Saturday, Nov. 11.


Tuesday, November 7:

Offering a buy one get one free (BOGO) burrito, bowl, salad or taco from 5 pm to close.
Offer valid for all U.S. military (active-duty, national guard, and retired military), military spouses with ID, and veterans.

Friday, November 10:

Boomtown Casino and Hotel Bossier City & New Orleans 
Veterans will receive a complimentary lunch
A veteran's card or valid military ID must be presented to the buffet cashier to qualify for the complimentary meal. 
It will be at Cattleman's Buffet from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Visit for more details

Saturday, November 11:

Veterans and Active Duty Military can select a free meal from a limited menu on Veteran's Day. 
Provide proof of service required.

Bruegger's Bagels
U.S. Military Veterans and active military members who show ID and proof of service can receive a Free Small Drip Coffee. No purchase necessary.

Cicis Pizza
Free pizza buffet if you show a valid Military ID.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Veterans receive a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake dessert to veterans and an opportunity for guests to make purchases that support Operation Homefront.  Veterans Day only.

Diamond Jacks Casino

Free Veterans lunch at Legends buffet at Diamond Jacks Casino from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a valid military ID.

Hooters invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to a Hooters Veterans Day free meal from their select Veterans Day menu by presenting a military ID or proof of service at participating Hooters locations across the country on 11-11.

Little Caesars Pizza
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., veterans and active military members can receive a free $5 HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo.

Margaritaville Resort & Casino
Free Veterans Day Brunch  to all active duty and retired military from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Margaritaville's World Tour Buffet
Veterans will receive their free meal with the presentation of any of these forms of identification:

  • Veteran’s ID card (US Department of Veteran Affairs)
  • Military ID for active members
  • Military Dependent ID
  • Copy of DD214

Outback Steakhouse
All active, retired military and veterans get a free Bloomin' Onion® and a beverage on Veterans Day. 
Must have valid identification. 
Additionally, November 12 through November 16, military members will receive 20% off their check and beginning November 17, Military, Fire and Police heroes will receive 10% off their check.

Red Lobster
To thank Veterans, active duty military and reservists, Red Lobster will offer a free appetizer or dessert from their select Veterans Day menu. 
To receive the offer, show a valid military ID.

Ruby Tuesday
This Veterans Day, all former and active duty service members of the military can enjoy a free appetizer.

Sam's Town Hotel & Casino, Shreveport
Offering a free buffet for all active, inactive, and retired military personnel at the International Buffet from 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. 
Please present your military ID or DD-214 and receive one free buffet.

Texas Roadhouse
Veterans can select from a free special veterans lunch menu including a beverage and sides.

TGI Fridays
Guests who show valid military ID can enjoy a free lunch menu item up to $12. 
This offer is valid from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday, November 13:

Golden Corral
From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Golden Corral will offer a free sit-in "thank you" dinner for Military veterans, retirees, and active duty members.

If you know of any freebies or deals not on this list, please feel free to email us the details at 

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