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Veterans, military, military family members: here’s a look at some freebies this Nov. 11


Editor's note: This list was assembled through various online resources. Please check if discounts or giveaways are available where you plan to visit first and the requirements of that business. ABC-7 is not affiliated with the following giveaways or discounts. Follow this list as we add more options before Nov. 11.

EL PASO, Texas -- November 11 is Veterans Day, and businesses are showing their appreciation with a host of free or discounted items. From meals to desserts to coffee, check out how to celebrate Veterans Day in the Borderland.

  • Applebee's - All Veterans and Active Duty Military members receive a free entree from a special menu.
  • Red Lobster - All Veterans, Active Duty Military Members and reservists get a free Walt's Favorite Shrimp, fries and coleslaw.
  • Starbucks is donating $200,000 divided evenly between military nonprofits Team Red, White and Blue and Team Rubicon. According to, it's also offering a free tall hot brewed coffee for Veterans, Military Service Members and military spouses at participating U.S. Starbucks stores.
  • BJ's Restaurant - Current and former Military Members who dine in-restaurant get a complimentary meal from a select menu.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings - According to, Active Duty, retirees and Veterans get a free order of 10 boneless wings and fries. The offer is available for dine-in or takeout.
  • Dunkin - A free donut of your choice to all retired and active military.
  • El Paso Zoo - Active Duty Military, Veterans, and retired military get free admission with the purchase of an additional paid guest (adult or child), Veteran's Day through Sunday, Nov. 13.
  • El Paso Animal Services - Pets for Vets, The City of El Paso Animal Services will wave all pet adoption fees for Veterans, Active Military, first responders on Veterans Day. Adoption hours are extended for those days. Click here to learn more.

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