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Upcoming Veterans Day Freebies: Free Park Admission, Save $200 on NC Hotel Stay


Freedom isn't free, but freebies sure are! To celebrate the service of our awesome military readers, we've rounded up the very best Veterans Day freebies.

National ParksVeterans Day Entrance to 408 National Parks
Store: National Park Service
Price: Free
Lowest By: Up to $30
Expires: November 11

Is It Worth It?: This Veterans Day, everyone can take advantage of a freebie from the National Park Service. The entrance fees for all 408 national parks will be waived, which is a savings of up to $30 depending on your chosen destination. Can't make the trip on a Wednesday? Admission to most national parks is usually free; click here for a list of parks that normally charge admission.

Applebee's MealApplebee's Veterans Day Meal
Store: Applebee's
Price: Free for veterans and active duty military
Expires: November 11

Is It Worth It?: Here's an Editors' Choice offer our servicemembers will adore! Active duty military and veterans can head to their local participating Applebee's on November 11 to score a totally free meal. There are seven meals to choose from, although selections may vary by location. Proof of military service is required, and a beverage isn't included.

Ilve GardenOlive Garden Veterans Day Entrée
Store: Olive Garden
Price: Free for veterans and active duty military
Expires: November 11

Is It Worth It?: Should you be craving Italian on Veterans Day, Olive Garden's got your whole fam covered. Not only are participating restaurants giving veterans and active duty military an entrée for free, but family members will receive 10% off their check, too! There are six freebie entrées to choose from, though selections may vary by location. Proof of military service is required.

Home Depot workshopBuild a Veterans Day Jet Kids' Workshop
Store: Home Depot
Price: Free
Expires: November 7

Is It Worth It?: On November 7 at participating Home Depot stores, your child can attend a Build a Veterans Day Jet workshop for free. Along with their craft, kids will take home a certificate of achievement, a workshop apron, and a commemorative pin. This event is open to children ages five to 12, and you'll want to register today to ensure your kid's spot. It's scheduled for 9 am to noon local time.

Durham hotel1-Night Stays at King's Daughters Inn in Durham, NC
Store: The King's Daughters Inn
Price: Free for veterans and active duty military
Lowest By: $200
Expires: November 11

Is It Worth It?: It's downright rare to see a freebie of this caliber, even for our awesome servicemembers. Veterans and active duty military can score a free 1-night stay at the The King's Daughters Inn in Durham, North Carolina, along with delightful extras like made-to-order hot breakfast, afternoon tea, turn-down service with port and chocolates, WiFi, and on-demand movies. That's a savings of $200 on this boutique hotel!

To score this offer, call the hotel at (919) 354-7000 or toll-free at (877) 534-8534 and mention this promotion.

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