Happy Veterans Day! Here’s a look at restaurant and other retail shops honoring our veterans and current military personnel with a bunch of discounts and freebies. Most of these deals and freebies will require a military ID, so be sure to have one on you. And some will also include the families of veterans. As with every restaurant deal, be sure to call ahead to make sure your restaurant is participating in this offer.
Here’s our list of Veteran’s Day deals & freebies:
Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut and small coffee for all Veterans and Military Personnel on Monday, November 11th. No purchase is necessary. Find a Krispy Kreme near you.
Denny’s – All active, non-active and retired military personnel get free all you can eat pancakes from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m on November 11th.
All Denny’s locations are participating in this promotion and you’ll just need to bring a valid military ID along with you.
Starbucks – They will be giving all military personnel and veterans a free tall coffee on Veteran’s Day, Monday November 11th.
Applebee’s – Free Veterans Day meal on November 11th from special menu. The Veteran’s Day menu includes steak, cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, salad, pasta, chicken, and shrimp. 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.
Find an Applebee’s near you.
Golden Corral – Free Veterans Day meal on November 11th between 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This is for anyone who has ever served in the U.S. Military.
All Golden Corral locations will be participating and no identification is required to get your free dinner buffet and beverage.
Chili’s – Free Veterans Day meal for Veterans an Active Military personnel on November 11th.
You’ll get to choose between these free meals:
- Oldtimer with Cheese
- Chicken Crispers
- Margarita Grilled Chicken
- Classic Turkey Toasted Sandwich (full)
- Lighter Choices Grilled Chicken Salad
- Soup & Salad Combo
- Any Flatbread (full size)
- Any 9″ Pizza
- Any Lunch Combo during lunchtime
Find a Chili’s near you.
Hooters – Free meal for Veteran’s on Monday, November 11th for all veterans and Active Duty Military
IKEA – Visit IKEA now through November 11th and all active, reserve or retired service members get a free entree when you show some form of military ID.
Olive Garden – Free Veterans Day meal for all Veterans on November 11th. 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.
Find an Olive Garden near you.
On the Border – Free Create your own Combo meal for veterans and active duty military personnel on November 11th. Choose 2 or 3 selections of soup, salad, tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, and other classics. This is for dine-in customers only. Find an On The Borders near you.
Outback Steakhouse – All veterans, active duty and retired military personnel can enjoy a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage on November 11th. Outback Steakhouse is also giving out a military discount of 10% off the total check November 12 to December 31, 2013.
Red Robin – Free Red’s Tavern Double burger and Bottomless Steak fries to veterans and current military personnel. Check to find a Red Robin near you here.
on Monday, November 11 to get a free Red’s Tavern Double burger and Bottomless Steak Fries.
T.G. I Friday’s – Free lunch for all Veterans on November 11th from 11 am – 2 pm at participating locations. Contact your favorite T.G.I Friday’s for details.
LongHorn Steakhouse – Free Texas Tonions and non-alcoholic beverages to veterans on Monday November 11th through Thursday November 14th. Go here to find a Longhorn Steakhouse near you.
Carrabba’s – Free appetizer for veterans on Veterans Day, November 11th. You you will need to bring proof of service or wear your uniform. Visit the Carrabba’s website to find a restaurant near you. No purchase necessary.
Tony Roma’s – Free entree up to $15 value for veterans on Veterans Day, November 11th. Find a Tony Roma’s near you on their website.
Red Lobster – Free appetizer for veterans Monday, November 11th through Thursday, November 14th. Find a location here on the Red Lobster website.
Choose from Spicy Buffalo Chicken Bites, Lobster Pizza, Sweet Chili Shrimp, Crispy Calamari & Vegetables, Lobster-Artichoke-and-Seafood Dip, Lobster Pizza, Lobster-Crab-and-Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms, Parrot Island Coconut Shrimp, Crispy Fried Green Beans, Mozzarella Cheesesticks, or Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail.
California Pizza Kitchen – Free Pizza and non-alcoholic beverage for veterans and active military personnel on November 11th. Find a California Pizza Kitchen location near you by visiting their website. This is for dine-in customers only.
Champs – Free burger and waffle fries for all veterans and active duty military personnel all day on Monday, November 11th. There are seven burgers to choose from – Champps Cheeseburger, Carolina, Shroom, The Guac, Firehouse, Chipotle BBQ, and Bleu. This is for dine in customers only. Go here to find a Champps location near you.
Here are some other great Veteran’s Day discounts for 2013.
Home Depot – Home Depot 10% Veterans Day Discount – Home Depot is branching their military discount out to include all veterans for Veterans Day. Veterans can save 10% off all purchase up to $500.
World Market– World Market is honoring Veterans this weekend with their U.S. Armed Forces Appreciation Weekend! This means all Veterans and Military personnel will enjoy 20% off their entire purchase starting today and running through Monday, November 11th (Veterans Day).
Walgreens – Veterans get a 15% discount (20% on W!, Walgreens, and Nice! brands) on November 11th.
Great Clips – Free Haircuts for Veterans and active, inactive and retired military members. This is for Monday, November 11th. You can also stop in and pick up a free haircut card to use before the end of the year. You can also pick one up and give to a Veteran you know. These cards are also on the Great Clips Facebook page.
Free Night of Lodging at Nationwide B&B’s – Veterans can stay at over 200 participating B&B’s around the country one night for free. This is for Sunday, November 10th and Monday November 11th. Reservations can be made now and are available while supplies last.
Free Entrance into National Parks – Over 100 national parks will waive admission fees for all veterans on November 9-11th. Go here to find out which parks are participating, state by state.