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For the brave few that have served, by putting their life on the line for this great country that we love, this Veterans Day, we honor and say “thank you!” To show appreciation for your courageous sacrifice, several local businesses throughout the country are offering discounts, free meals, and other great freebies on that day to all Veterans and active-duty service members.
Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies
These are just a few of the many places that you can go on November 11th to take advantage of those deals and thank you again from the bottom of all our hearts.
Applebee’s – This Veterans Day, Applebee’s is offering off of their exclusive menu, a complimentary full-size entree to all veterans and active-duty servicemen and women.
Buffalo Wild Wings – Buffalo Wild Wings is providing 10 boneless wings and a small order of fries to all veterans and active-duty military members. This offer is available for dine-in or take-out.
Chili’s – Veterans and active military members are provided with a free meal on November 11th off of a select menu while dining at Chili’s.
Cracker Barrel – Past and present service members will be presented with a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake when they choose to dine at Cracker Barrel this Veterans Day.
Denny’s – On November 11th, Denny’s is providing Veterans and all active-duty military members a Build Your Own Grand Slam meal that starts at 5 a.m and runs until noon.
IHOP – This Veterans Day, at participating IHOP locations, they’re offering a free stack of red, white, and blue pancakes to all Veterans and active-duty military members. They also provide them with a 20% off discount every day of the year at select locations.
Max & Erma’s – Max & Erma’s is providing a free cheeseburger meal, endless fries, a fountain drink, and a chocolate chip cookie to every Veteran and active-duty military member.
Publix – On November 11th, all Veterans and active military members can receive an additional 10% off their entire purchase while shopping at Publix.
Shoney’s – This Veterans Day, Shoney’s is thanking its Veterans and active-duty military members with an all-you-can-eat breakfast bar. This is a dine-in-only offer.
Wendy’s – Veterans and active duty service members can receive a free breakfast at Wendy’s on November 11th anytime from 6:30 to 10:30.
7-Eleven – Active-duty, retired, veteran, guard, reservists, and family members get a free coffee or Big Gulp on November 11. You need to download the 7-Eleven app and link a Veterans Advantage membership to your account to claim this offer.
Bob Evans – Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal from a select menu on November 11 with seven farm-fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes to choose from. This year’s offering is a continuation of the company’s support of current and former members of the military and a way to pay homage to the life and legacy of the founder, Bob Evans, a military veteran himself, who always appreciated and recognized the importance of a homecooked meal.
Black Angus Steakhouse – From restaurant open until close—3-9 pm local time—on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, Black Angus Steakhouses will offer veterans the All-American Steak Plate for just $11.99 (regularly priced around $23.99). Available for restaurant dining and takeaway orders, participating guests can expect an 8 oz. Certified Angus Beef Top Sirloin, home-style mashed potatoes, broccoli with garlic butter, and a non-alcoholic beverage. All military personnel who produce a valid military ID or proof of military service are eligible to receive this special offer. Takeaway orders can be made by calling the restaurant directly.
Bonefish Grill – Bonefish Grill is honoring and thanking the brave for all they do by offering a Heroes Discount offering 10% off all service members, veterans, and first responders’ checks all day, every day with show of valid ID.
Brick House Tavern + Tap – Veterans get 20% off on November 11 when they dine in.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. – Military personnel and their families get 20% off on November 11. Note: This offer is available for parties up to four people and is dine-in only
Charleys Philly Steaks – This restaurant will be giving away free small and regular cheesesteaks to all Veterans and Active Duty Military on Thursday, Nov. 11. This offer will be taking place at domestic non-AAFES locations only. Customers must visit the store in person to claim. ID or proof of service is required to be eligible for this promotion.
Chicken Salad Chick – On Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, Chicken Salad Chick will be offering a free Chick Special and regular drink to Veterans and active-duty military with a uniform or military ID.
Cicis Pizza – Cicis Pizza is offering a free adult buffet with a valid military I.D. on November 11 in honor of Veteran’s Day.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – On November 11, 2020, veterans could stop in-store at their local participating Dickey’s for a free Pulled Pork Classic Sandwich. To redeem, they just had to present a military ID or valid proof of service. In honor of Veterans Day, from November 9–15, 2020, when guests made a purchase through Dickeys.com or the Dickey’s App, they had the option to add one, five, or 10 Pulled Pork Classic Sandwiches to be delivered to local veteran organizations. Plus, Dickey’s family pledged to match every sandwich donated to double the efforts to feed veterans! Look out for this year's deal!
Einstein Bros. Bagels – Einstein Bros. Bagels is offering a free hot or iced coffee of any size with purchase when veterans show their ID inside each bakery location, excluding license stores inside colleges, hospitals, airports, and hotels.
Farmer Boys – Farmer Boys is showing appreciation to local veterans and active-duty military by offering a free Big Cheese at all participating locations on November 11. This offer is valid in the drive-thru, for carryout, and via phone orders. Military personnel must mention the offer and show proof of service when ordering their Big Cheese.
Fogo de Chão – The Brazilian steakhouse is offering all veterans and active-duty personnel 50% off their entire meal on Veterans Day at all U.S. and Puerto Rico locations. Plus, each veteran or active duty guest can receive 10% off the meals of up to three additional guests. (Note: Valid military ID required, and this isn’t valid toward To-Go, Butcher Shop, or Catering. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, desserts, taxes, and gratuity are not included. Not valid with any other offer, discount, or prior purchase.)
Dylans Candy Bar – On Thursday, 11/11, code SHOPEARLY takes 20% Off all full-price items!
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers – Veterans and active-duty military who visit a Freddy’s on November 11 can get a free combo meal card good through November 30.
Friendly’s – On Veterans Day, all former or active military personnel can receive a free All-American meal (All-American Burger with a side of fries and a drink) for lunch or dinner. Bonus: You can make it a cheeseburger for free. This offer is dine-in only.
Golden Corral – This year, Golden Corral is offering a free meal to all active duty and veterans on Thursday, Nov. 11.
Hooters – All veterans and active-duty military get a free entrée from the Hooters Veterans Day Menu with a purchase of a beverage on November 11. Veterans just need to present a military ID or proof of service at participating Hooters locations nationwide to be eligible.
The Hooters Veterans Day Menu includes five of Hooters’ most popular entrées including:
- Buffalo Chicken Salad
- Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
- Grilled Chicken Sandwich
- Hooters Burger
- 10-Piece Boneless Wing
Hopdoddy – On November 11, Hopdoddy Burger Bar is offering a free Classic Burger (with or without cheese) to all veterans and active military members. Show your military ID or uniform to claim your free burger. This offer is redeemable for in-store dining or to-go orders placed by phone. Click here to find the Hopdoddy location closest to you.
Houlihan’s – Veterans, active-duty military, and military families get 10% off their purchase at participating locations on November 11. This offer is valid for in-restaurant dining or for carryout.
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Juice It Up! – Veterans and Active-Duty Military can get one free complimentary 20oz. (medium) Classic Smoothie. The offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion and is valid on Nov. 11 only. Please come in uniform, bring a military ID, or other proof of service.
Krispy Kreme – Veterans get a free doughnut of choice and coffee on Veterans Day, plus first responders can get a free Original Glazed Doughnut and brewed coffee on Oct. 28.
LaMar’s Donuts – Veterans and active-duty military get a free donut and 12-ounce coffee at participating locations on November 11.
Logan’s Roadhouse – On November 11, Logan’s Roadhouse is inviting all active duty and retired U.S. military personnel to enjoy a free meal between 3–6 p.m. from the American Roadhouse menu at participating Logan’s Roadhouse restaurants nationwide.
Metro Diner – Hello, comfort food! Metro Diner, known as the place where the locals eat, is offering 50% off to active and retired military with valid military ID on Veterans Day and 10% off year-round. Diners can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner including their signature Fried Chicken & Waffles, variety of burgers, and their newest Herb-Roasted Chicken – a bone-in half chicken marinated fresh daily in a blend of special herbs and spices and oven roasted to tender perfection, served with sweet potato mash and steamed green beans.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – Veterans, National Guard, Gold Star parents, and Gold Star Spouses can enjoy a half-priced entrée from a special menu on November 7. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Mountain Mike’s Pizza – They are offering a “Buy One, Get One $5 Off Large Pizza” offer with promo code VetBOGO. The offer is available via Mountain Mike’s app and website and is valid on Nov. 11 only.
Outback Steakhouse – Get a free Bloomin’ Onion and Coke product if you’re an active or retired military member on Veterans Day. Also, note that Outback Steakhouse offers heroes discount daily—all servicemen and women, police officers, firefighters, and first responders get 10% off their entire check all day, every day with a valid state or federal service ID.
Pie Five Pizza – This Veterans Day, participating Pie Five Pizza locations are giving out a free personal pizza to all active or retired members of the military, and current or past members of the Armed Forces or Department of Defense with proof of ID. This offer is valid in-store only at participating locations.
Pilot Flying J – In celebration of Veterans Day, from Nov. 8–11, Pilot Flying J will offer all veterans one free breakfast combo (valid at participating U.S. Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers). This combo includes one free breakfast offering, such as a French toast sausage or egg and cheese sandwich. The Veterans Day Breakfast Combo offer is available through the Pilot Flying J app. As part of the company’s long history of giving back, Pilot Flying J is also donating $100,000 to the Call of Duty Endowment to help veterans transition to successful careers after the military!
Qdoba – On Veterans Day, Qdoba will be offering active military and veterans 50% off any entree. This deal is available in-store only.
Red Lobster – In honor of Veterans Day, Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer or dessert to veterans, active-duty military, and reservists with a valid military ID on Nov. 11. Just show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem your freebie.
Red Robin – Veterans and active-duty military who are Red Robin Royalty members can redeem a free Tavern Double Burger with Steak Fries between Nov. 11 and 14 for dine-in or to-go.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Macaroni Grill is coming in hot with a free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti entrée this Veterans Day at all U.S. locations. All veterans and active military can present their military ID or other proof of service while dining in or carrying out. (Note: Not valid on delivery.)
The Rustic – The Rustic is offering free Rustic Burgers for all veterans and active military with a valid ID on Nov. 11.
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Sonny’s BBQ – Sonny’s BBQ has two special activations for Veteran’s Day aimed at recognizing and honoring those that have served or are serving:
- Sonny’s BBQ is currently collecting nominations for veterans and active-duty military personnel to receive a Random Act of BBQ. The mission of this program is to celebrate our community members, like our troops, that selflessly give their time and talent to others with little recognition in return. Recipients of this surprise and delight event receive a fully catered BBQ feast from Sonny’s for them and their friends and neighbors.
- On Veteran’s Day — Thursday, Nov. 11 – Sonny’s BBQ locations will provide a free pork big deal to all veterans and active military to honor and recognize current and past military personnel.
One free Pork Big Deal combo per active military or Veteran with a valid ID on 11/11/21. Dine-in or takeout only. Not available for online orders or delivery.
Smoothie King – On Veterans Day, all members of the military (veteran, retired or active) can receive a free 20-ounce smoothie of your choosing at any of the participating Smoothie King locations nationwide (in-store only). To redeem, show your valid military ID or proof of service.
Taco John’s – On Nov. 11, Taco John’s is giving away a free small Beef #1 Combo Meal to all active, reserve, retired, and honorably discharged members of the U.S. military. From open to close, military personnel can redeem the offer in their Taco John’s App by entering the promo code “VETERAN” under the “More” tab. No purchase is necessary, and no substitutions are permitted.
Tap House Grill – Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal on Nov. 11. This is for dine-in only.
TGI Fridays – Veterans and Active-Duty Personnel will have the opportunity to enjoy a free lunch – like a cheeseburger and fries, crispy chicken fingers and fries, or half-rack big ribs and fries – for free! This deal is valid from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at participating locations with a valid military ID.
Torchy’s Tacos – If you’re a veteran or active U.S. military member, head over to this popular taco joint on Nov. 11 to get a free taco!
Twin Peaks – On Nov. 11, corporate Twin Peaks locations are showing their appreciation with a free meal from these options: Chicken tenders, Carolina pulled pork sandwich, cheeseburger and the wedge.
WaBa Grill – They're offering a buy one, get one free deal on all WaBa bowls on Nov. 11.
Verizon – offering all Veterans and active-duty military members a huge discount on their wireless service.
Fox Nation – Free Year Subscription for active Military and Veterans
National Parks – On November 11th, every National Park in the country is offering a free entrance to all Veterans and active-duty service members. These great parks also offer 5 other free entrance fees on certain dates throughout the year.
Great Clips – Great Clips is offering free haircuts or a free haircut card on November 11th for all Veterans and active military members. The card can be redeemed anytime until December 10th.
Sheetz – On Nov. 11, Sheetz will offer all veterans and active-duty military personnel a free half turkey sub and a regular-size fountain drink. Plus, you can get a free car wash!
Academy Sports – From Oct. 25 through Nov. 11, military and first responders get 10% off at Academy Sports + Outdoors. Get details on how to redeem online and in-store.
Cabelas – As a thank, you to all our veterans (as well as our other hometown heroes), enjoy 10% off sitewide* on amazing clothing and gear for your outdoor needs. Plus, save on shipping with our FREE Express Shipping on orders of $50 or more and Same Day In-Store Pickup.
Best Western – This hotel chain offers low discount hotel rates based on U.S. government per diem for military personnel traveling on official business or leisure. Book online or call 1-800-WESTERN. You’ll need to present an official identification card or work orders at the time of check-in.
Bombas – This popular sock company has created a special comfortable collection of socks that help give back to Veterans in need. Every purchase from this collection goes to support Giving Partners across the country who serve the population.
Costco – Members of the U.S. armed forces, veterans, and their families who are new members of Costco will receive over $60 in savings if they validate their status here.
Greyhound – If you’re an active or retired military service member, you’ll get 10% off full-price tickets for you and your family when purchased at the station, or a 10% discount if you have a Veterans Advantage card when purchased online or at the station.
Harley-Davidson – Harley Davidson offers various military support benefits including special stateside military financing, including no down payment, reduced rates, and flexible term options for active-duty military personnel. Active-duty personnel also get free delivery of clothing, accessories, and more wherever they are deployed.
The Home Depot – They offer a 10% discount to all military with a valid military ID on not just Veteran’s Day–they also extend the discount on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.
Hot Topic – Get a 10% military discount by calling customer service at 800-892-8674, or for international customers, call +1626-603-3182.
Lowe’s – Lowe’s gives veterans 10% off every day. Just sign up for a MyLowe account to verify your credentials.
Priority Tire – To celebrate the service and commitment of the brave men and women who are U.S. Armed Forces Veterans, Priority Tire is offering $15 OFF orders of $150 or more TODAY 11/10 & TOMORROW 11/11 ONLY with coupon code: VETS2021
Motel 6 – All active and retired military personnel and their families can get up to a 10% discount on reservation rates year-round. Choose “Military” as your rate type during the reservation process and present a valid military ID at check-in.
Rack Room Shoes – Military personnel and their dependents get 10% off their entire purchase on Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and July Fourth.
Target – All military personnel, veterans, and their families get 10% off their purchases in-store or online from Oct. 31 through Nov. 13. After eligibility has been verified, guests can use the exclusive Target Circle offer in-store or online, available for two-time use.
Tough Mudder – U.S. active duty, reserve, and retired military members get an up-to-30% discount off the participant registration price.
True Rest Float Spa – On Thursday, Nov. 11, True Rest Float Spa will offer the True REST Veteran’s Day Float Spa Experience – a free, 60-minute float therapy session to any active-duty military member, reservist, and/or veteran. All spa locations will close on Veterans Day to the public to serve active-duty and veterans, providing them with free float sessions in honor of their service.
uBreakiFix – From Nov. 10 through Nov. 17, you can get 20% off computer services (OS restore, virus removal, RAM/HD upgrade).
Butterfly Wonderland – honoring veterans this entire Veteran’s Day Weekend with $3.00 off their General Admission Ticket. Present valid military ID at the ticket window to redeem the discount.
Under Armour – Get 20% off your purchases at Under Armour by verifying your eligibility at ID.me.
World of Coca Cola – Military members (active duty, reserves, and retirees) can enjoy a visit to World of Coca Cola free of charge year-round, but on Veterans Day, World of Coca-Cola wants to show some extra gratitude to the men and women who serve our country. From Friday, Nov. 5 to Sunday, Nov. 14, the Atlanta attraction is extending members of the Armed Forces a special offer to purchase up to four general admission tickets at half-price.
Members are invited to share a memorable visit to the World of Coca-Cola with friends and family in honor of the holiday, complete with a stop by the recently launched Scent Discovery experience. Tickets can be purchased online, and members will be asked to present their valid Armed Forces ID when they arrive at the attraction.
These are just some of the many great Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts that are available for Veterans and active duty service members on November 11th. Be sure that you bring your military ID with you, as most of these locations will require you to present it to receive your discount.