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Veterans Day


FREEBIES and Discounts

Applebee’s Veterans Day Free Meal
Stop into a participating Applebee’s on November 11 to get your Veterans day free meal. You’ll be able to choose a meal from a limited Veteran’s Day menu that includes steak, cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, salad, pasta, chicken, and shrimp. You can see the complete menu by using the link above. This deal is dine-in only and beverages and gratuity are not included.

You’ll need to bring in one proof of military service such as a U.S. Uniform Service ID card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID card, current Leave and Earnings statement, photograph in uniform, be wearing your uniform, a veterans organization card such as American Legion or VFW, or a DD214.

Chili’s Veterans Day Free Meal
To get your Veterans Day free meal if you are a veteran or on active military duty. You’ll need to show proof of military service to get your Veterans Day free meal.

Olive Garden Veterans Day Free Meal
Olive Garden is having a Veterans Day free meal for all veterans on November 11. Veterans can choose a free entree from a special menu. All these entrees come with freshly baked garlic breadsticks and choice of unlimited soup or salad.

Krispy Kreme Veterans Day Free Doughnut and Coffee
Veterans can start their Veteran’s Day off with a free breakfast at Krispy Kreme that includes a doughnut and a small coffee. No purchase is necessary.

Outback Steakhouse Free Bloomin’ Onion and Beverage
Stop into any Outback Steakhouse on November 11 to get a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage. This offer is for veterans as well as active duty and retired military. Outback Steakhouse is also giving out a military discount of 10% off the total check November 12 to December 31. Find an Outback Steakhouse near you to get your Veterans Day free meal.

Shoney’s Veterans Day Free All-American Burger
Shoney’s will be having a Veterans Day free meal that consists of a free All-American Burger. This is for veterans as well as active duty military.Proof of military service is required and it’s for dine-in only.

LongHorn Steakhouse Veterans Day Free Texas TonionLongHorn Steakhouse is giving away free Texas Tonions and non-alcoholic beverages to veterans who stop into their local Longhorn Steakhouse on November 11. You’ll need to bring proof of service with you for this freebie such as wearing your uniform or showing Military ID.

Golden Corral Veterans Day Free Meal
4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Golden Corral will be giving out Veterans Day free meals to any person who has ever served in the U.S. military or is on current active duty. This includes retirees, veterans, National Guard or Reserves. All Golden Corral locations will be participating and no identification is required to get your free dinner buffet and beverage. Last year, Golden Corral served over 375,000 veterans a Veterans Day free meal!

Carrabba’s Free Appetizer for Veterans Day
If you are a veteran or active military member, you can stop by a Carrabba’s near you and get a free appetizer of your choice on  November 11. There’s no purchase necessary and you’ll need to bring military ID or come in your uniform.

Tony Roma’s Veterans Day Free Meal
Participating Tony Roma’s will be giving veterans a free entree up to $15 value for Veterans Day. You can find your local Tony Roma’s before you head out.

Red Lobster Veterans Day Free Appetizer
Veterans can stop by Red Lobster and get a free appetizer  November 11.

California Pizza Kitchen Free Meal
California Pizza Kitchen is having a Veterans Day free meal as well and both veterans and those in active military duty can take advantage. Stop by your local California Pizza Kitchen on November 11 and you can get a free pizza and non-alcoholic beverage when you dine-in. You’ll need come in uniform or bring your military ID or another proof of service.

Max & Erma’s Veterans Day Free Meal
Max & Erma’s will be honoring veterans and active military personnel by giving out a free Best Cheeseburger in America combo which includes choice of Tortilla Soup or side House Salad, a Cheeseburger and french fries, and a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie for dessert. This offer is valid only for participating Max & Erma’s so be sure to contact your local restaurant before heading out. This is for dine-in only and you’ll need to show proof of military service.

Menchie’s Veterans Day Free Frozen Yogurt
Menchie’s will be giving out free 6 oz. cups of frozen yogurt to veterans and active duty military all day on Veterans Day. You’ll need to show military ID or dress in uniform to receive this Veterans Day freebie.

Village Inn Veterans Day Free Food
Village Inn will be giving veterans and active military their choice of a free stack of buttermilk pancakes, free french toast, or a Belgian waffle.Grab your military proof before you head out to the Village Inn near you. Not all locations are participating so be sure to check ahead.

Hy-Vee Veterans Day Free Breakfast
Stop into any Hy-Vee grocery store with in-store dining and get a free breakfast on November 11. You’ll get to choose from a wide variety of breakfast foods set out on a buffet.

Hoss’s Veterans Day Free Meal
If you are a veteran, you can get a free meal at Hoss’s on November 11. This is a free meal off their American Values Menu which includes the choice of sirloin, chicken parmesan, tilapia, salad and soup bar, fried shrimp, meatloaf, grilled or fried chicken tenders, or a steak tip bowl. All of these are served with soup, salad, dessert bar, and a beverage. This is valid on dine in only. Be sure to bring your military proof for this freebie.

East Coast Wings Free Appetizer or Dessert
All East Coast Wings & Grill locations will be offering all veterans a free appetizer or dessert on November 11.You’ll need to bring along your Military ID, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, or a photograph of you in uniform, or be wearing your uniform.

Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse Veterans Day Free Meal
Veterans will be able to enjoy a Veterans Day free meal on November 11. Be sure to bring military ID or a photograph of you in uniform to the Charlie Brown’s near you.

O’Charley’s Veterans Day Free Meal
Veterans and active duty military can stop into an O’Charley’s location and get a free meal from their new $9.99 menu on November 11. You’ll need to bring military ID or proof of service for this free meal.

Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino’s Free Breakfast Buffet
Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free breakfast buffet at Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino in Arizona. The free breakfast buffet will be from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on  November 11.

Buehler’s Grocery Free Breakfast for Veterans Day
Buehler’s Grocery in Ohio will be having a free breakfast or Veterans Day November 11, from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Treat’s Highway 42 Cafe Veterans Day Free Lunch
Treat’s Highway 42 Cafe in Oregon will be having a free Veterans Day lunch for veterans 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Subway Veterans Day Free Lunch
Select SUBWAY® Restaurants will offer a FREE six inch sub or flatbread to military veterans on Veterans Day. This offer is valid only on November 11, at participating local SUBWAY® restaurants, Military ID or proof of service required.

Hooters Veterans Day Free Lunch
Hooter’s is serving up a free meal to military veterans all day on Veterans Day. Offer good for all veterans and active duty military personnel. Get 10 Free Wings – Boneless or Regular, drink purchase required. Offer valid at participating Hooters only; open to all active duty and military veterans with valid military ID or proof of military service.


Veterans Day Deals -- These Veterans Day free meals or free food require a purchase.

Spaghetti Warehouse – On November 11, Spaghetti Warehouse is having a buy one entree, get one free offer encouraging guests to bring a veteran to lunch or dinner.

Uno Chicago Grill – Veterans and active duty military will get a free entree or individual pizza with the purchase of an entree or pizza of equal or greater value at Uno’s on November 11. Military ID is required.

Lone Star Steakhouse – Lone Star Steakhouse will be have a buy one entree, get one free offer for veterans on Veterans Day this year.

Military Discounts for Veterans
Free Entrance Into National Parks – This freebie is in honor of Veterans Day but everyone can take part in it. Over 100 national parks will waive admission fees on November 9-11, in honor of Veteran’s Day.

Free Admission Into Knott’s Berry Farm – From November 4-27, veterans and those on active military duty can get free admission to Knott’s Berry Farm for themselves and one other

Free Haircuts at Sports Clips – Veterans and active duty U.S. service members can stop into participating Sports Clips on November 11 to get a free haircut.

Free Night Lodging at B&B’s Around the Country – Vets can stay the night at over 200 participating B&B’s and inns around the country on November 11. Reservations for your free stay can be made now and are only available while supplies last. There are also many Canadian B&Bs participating this year.

7-Eleven –
Free small Slurpee on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Offer good to all current and former military members. ID or proof of service required.

Home Depot and Lowe’s- The 10% military discount is available to: Active-duty military members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, honorably discharged veterans and immediate family members of all those groups are eligible. Customers requesting a discount must be able to show a valid military ID card or other proof of military service (a DD Form 214 or VFW membership may qualify).

Red Roof Inn 15% All November Veterans receive 15% off your stay the entire month of November! And don’t forget, Red Roof Inn is military and government friendly all year long, offering 10% off at locations nationwide. Who is Eligible?: Active Duty, Veterans, Retirees, Reservists, Dependents.

Brides Across America Free Wedding Gown Events

During the month of November Brides Across America is partnering with bridal salons across the nation to giveaway wedding dresses to qualified military brides. All military brides must pre-register online.



**The following companies offer discounts (most are 10% off), but you may find that NOT all locations participate:



Burger King
Brooklyn Water Bagels
Carl’s Jr.
Chevy’s Fresh Mex
Dunkin’ Donuts
Long John Silver’s
Panda Express
Pizza Hut
Red Robin
Taco Bell
99 Resturants


Best Western
Choice Hotels
Continental Airlines
Cruise lines (most)
Hyatt Hotels
Marriott Hotels
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Car Care

Checker Auto Parts
General Motors
Jiffy Lube
Kragen Auto Parts
NAPA Auto Parts
Super Sonic Car Wash

Cell Phone Service Discounts


Clothing and Shoes

The Children’s Place
Dress Barn
Fanzz (10%)
The Finish Line
Foot Action (15%)
Foot Locker (20%)
Hot Topic
Jos. A. Bank
New York & Company
Pac Sun
Spencer’s Gifts
Timberland Outlets (active duty only)
Wilson’s Leather


Helpful Tips:

:: Be sure to bring proof of military service, uniform photo or be in uniform. Proof of military service varies by company. Acceptable forms of ID include (but not limited to) DD214, Military ID, Retired Military ID, Drivers License with :: :: Veteran designation, American Legion/VFW/AMVET Membership Card.
:: Pay attention to the dates on the Veterans Day offer as some offers are for Sunday November 10th or extended over several days.
:: Many of the restaurants free meals are for dine in only.
:: Many of these promotions include small print that says participating locations only. Unfortunately individual franchisees may choose not to participate. Fortunately, some franchisee’s participate even if the corporate company does not. Please call the restaurant before you leave home to make sure they are taking part.


Happy Veterans Day! 

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