We can never express enough gratitude to our men and women in uniform who have served our country and sacrificed so much so we can live in a safe and free United States of America. Thankfully, there is a day dedicated to honoring those who have fought for our freedom!
Today there are tons of freebies and deals available for veterans and members of the military. Check out the list below! (And if you’re a veteran or member of the military, we have a free financial guide to help you get your finances in tip-top shape.)
Be sure to thank your friends and family members who are veterans today!
70+ Veterans Day deals
Deals that support veterans
- Carrabba’s/Outback Steakhouse: When you purchase a Folds of Honor Commemorative Challenge Coin for $15, your donation will go to supporting our troops’ families. In addition, you’ll get a free Coke product any time you visit a Carrabba’s or Outback Steakhouse location and show your coin.
- Cracker Barrel: Between Nov. 1 – 11, guests can join Cracker Barrel in supporting Operation Homefront in two ways. Purchase a Cracker Barrel Rocker and Cracker Barrel will donate 10% of proceeds from eligible online and in-store purchases of its iconic rocking chairs. Also,guests may donate $5 to Operation Homefront by using a mobile device to text SERVE to 27722 or by visiting this page. Cracker Barrel will match donations received up to $25,000.
- O’Charley’s: Buy a 22 oz. draft beer and O’Charley’s will donate a portion of the sales to the Folded Flag Foundation.
- IHOP: Purchase a $1 or $5 wall tag at participating restaurants between November 2-11, and all proceeds will go to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. Guests who purchase a wall tag will receive a coupon in the same $1 or $5 amount that can be used on a future visit.
- Starbucks: Purchase a Veterans Day Starbucks Card or eGift and Starbucks will contribute $5 to programs that support veterans.
- Texas Roadhouse: Purchase a limited edition Homes for Our Troops gift cards and Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% back to the Home for Our Troops organization.
Food & restaurant deals for veterans
- 54th Street Grill & Bar: Veterans and active-duty military eat free on Veterans Day.
- Applebee’s: Through the ‘Thank You Movement,’ Applebee’s is offering a free meal to all veterans and active duty military on November 11. Must show military ID, beverage and gratuity not included.
- BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse: On Friday November 11, all veterans can enjoy a complimentary entree under $12.95 by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse nationwide. Friends and family of veterans are also invited to join them for BJ’s award-winning 11 signature craft beers and cider on tap for just $5.
- Bob Evans: Free breakfast to veterans and active duty military all day on November 11.
- Brann’s Steakhouse & Grille: This Friday, all veterans and active military members can receive a FREE 6oz. Sirloin Steak meal.
- Buehler’s Restaurants & Cafe: Veterans can receive free breakfast and coffee on Veterans Day.
- Bonefish Grill: For all veterans and active duty military, enjoy free Bang Bang Shrimp, with show of military I.D. on Friday, November 11 (dine-in only.)
- Buffalo Wild Wings: On Friday 11/11, we invite all veterans and active-duty military in for a free small traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries.
- Burntwood Tavern: All vets and active duty military are invited to stop in and receive a free lunch and dinner on Veterans Day.
- Calhoun’s Restaurant: All veterans and active duty military receive a free meal with military ID.
- California Pizza Kitchen: Veterans and active members of the United States military are invited to enjoy a complimentary pizza, salad or pasta from CPK’s special Veterans Day menu.
- Carrabba’s: Carrabba’s is offering a free appetizer 11/7 to 11/13 to veterans and active duty members of the US military. To get this deal, just mention the free appetizer offer to your server.
- Cattlemens: All active, inactive and retired military personelle are invited to enjoy a complimentary Small Sirloin Steak dinner on Veterans Day.
- Cheesburger in Paradise: Veterans eat free on Veterans Day.
- Chili’s: All US Veterans and Active Duty Personnel can enjoy a free meal at Chili’s on 11/11.
- Coffee Beanery: Free tall cup of fresh brewed coffee all day on November 11 for veterans and active duty military at participating locations. Must show military ID.
- Chipotle: Get a buy one, get one free burrito, bowl, salad or tacos with your military ID on November 11. Valid for all active-duty military and veterans.
- Cracker Barrel: Veterans are invited to receive complimentary slice of the Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake.
- Denny’s: Active, inactive and retired military personnel are invited to stop by for a free Build Your Own Grand Slam® on Friday, November 11, from 5am to noon at Denny’s.
- Fogo de Chão: On November 11 military veterans and active duty personnel will receive 50% off of their meal*, and up to three guests will receive 10% off *. Restrictions apply.
- Friendly’s: Free breakfast, lunch or dinner for veterans and active military on Veterans Day.
- Golden Corral: Golden Corral is hosting a Military Appreciation Night providing a free dinner to any person who has served in the US Military (retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard or Reserves).
- Grub Burger Bar: To all active & non-active military on Veterans Day, score a FREE your burger & fries when you present your military ID at the counter. Also, save 20% off your order year round.
- Hooters: All veterans can enjoy a free entrée from the Hooters Veterans Day Menu by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any Hooters location nationwide.
- Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea Company: Veterans and active duty military will have a choice between four free meals and must show proof of military status.
- IHOP: Free red, white and blue pancakes to active duty members of the military, from 7am to 7pm Friday November 11.
- IKEA: Free meal for veterans November 7-11.
- Krispy Kreme: A free doughnut and small coffee will be given to anyone who identifies themselves as a veteran or active military personnel (no ID required) on Veterans Day.
- Little Caesar’s: All United States veterans and active military are invited to Little Caesar’s Pizza for a free $5 HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo from 11:00am to 2:00pm at participating stores nationwide this Veterans Day, November 11.
- Logan’s Roadhouse: Veterans and active duty military eat free.
- LongHorn Steakhouse: All veterans are invited to have a free appetizer or dessert on November 11, plus 10% off your table’s check. See restaurant for details.
- O’Charley’s: Free $9.99er entree to any veteran or active duty military personnel on Veterans Day.
- Olive Garden: All veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free entree this Friday!
- On the Border: Receive a FREE Create Your Own Combo Meal tomorrow with proof of military service on Veterans Day at participating locations.
- Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage on Veterans Day. Plus, receive 15% off from 11/12-12/31.
- Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouse Restaurants: On Friday November 11, free buffet is being offered to all active and retired military.
- Publix: Veterans, military personnel and their families are invited to receive an additional 10% off on groceries by showing their military ID.
- Red Lobster: Get a free appetizer or dessert with military ID or proof of service November 10 & 11.
- Red Robin: Enjoy a FREE* Red’s Tavern Double® Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries®. No purchase is necessary. Just show proof of service.
- Shoney’s Restaurants: On Veterans Day, all active and retired service members will receive an All American Burger and fries free of charge with valid military ID.
- Starbucks: On Veterans Day, active duty service members, reservists, veterans and military spouses are invited to enjoy a free Tall Brewed Coffee as a gesture of the company’s appreciation for the military community’s sacrifices and contributions.
- Texas Roadhouse: Texas Roadhouse is opening for a special lunch from 11am until 2pm on Friday, November 11 for veterans.
- Tijuana Flats: Free entree to veterans and active service men and women.
- World of Beer: Enjoy a free select draught beer or $5 off your check when you show us a valid VA card or Military ID.
- White Castle: Veterans or active-duty military can receive a free breakfast combo or Castle Combo Meal #1-6.
See more restaurant deals here.
- Kohl’s: Save $10 off your purchase of $25 or more using coupon code SAVE10, valid only on Friday November 11.
- Macy’s: Save an extra 10%, 15% or 20% off with code VETDAY, or save $10 off $25 or more with code VET25. (See details here.)
- Newegg: Military members receive an additional 10% off through November 19.
- US Mattress: Save on Beautyrest Hypoallergenic Pillows, Simmons Beautyrest and Sealy Posturepedic Mattress Collections during the Veterans Day mattress sale.
Free admission for veterans
- Aquarium of the Pacific: Free admission on Veterans Day for veterans and military personelle with military ID.
- B&B for Vets: Complimentary one-night stay on and around Veterans Day with military ID.
- Colonial Williamsburg: One complimentary admission ticket per year (and as many as three direct dependents). Retired military and Veterans qualify for 50% discount on Single-day tickets or on Annual Passes for up to five direct dependents.
- The Florida Aquarium: Free admission plus free lunch on Veterans Day, and a dependent can receive 1 general admission ticket.
- Harley-Davidson Museum: On November 11-13 Harley-Davidson Museum® will offer free Museum entry for all active Military, Veterans and their families.
- Des Moines Botanical Center: Veterans get in free on Veterans Day.
- Historic Jamestowne: Free Admission November 11.
- Killington: All active duty, retired and honorably discharged members of the U.S. Military who visit Killington will receive a complimentary lift ticket plus being eligible for Killington/Pico Express Card.
- Knott’s Berry Farm: Active, retired or veteran U.S. military personnel may receive free admission for themselves and 1 guest (maximum of 2 complimentary admissions will be issued.) Show your Military I.D. card at a Knott’s Berry Farm ticket booth November 11 – 18 and November 28 – December 16.
- Legoland: All non-active duty military personnel can receive free admission Nov. 1-20, 2016, plus a 50% discount on tickets for up to six guests during the same period.
- Mount Vernon: Free admission for military/veterans on November 11.
- National Parks: Fee-free Entrance for everyone on Veterans Day.
- Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium: Free admission to military currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military. Immediate family members will receive half-off general admission, November 11 – 13.
- Roger Williams Park Zoo: Free admission for veterans and members of our armed forces (identification of active or retired status must be shown to receive free admission), and half price admission for up to three guests.
- Seaworld Parks & Entertainment: Men and women who have previously served as members of the U.S. Armed Forces can receive one complimentary single day admission to SeaWorld San Diego, plus as many as three additional guests (limit 4 complimentary admissions per one time-only visit).
- Sunset Zoo: All guests receive free admission in honor of American soldiers and their families.
- The Billy Graham Library: Military veterans of all ages are invited to the Veterans Day Breakfast and Tour at the Billy Graham Library on Friday, November 11. Register here.
- Thomas Jefferson Monticello: Free admission for veterans and active duty military Friday, November 11, 2016 – 8:30am to Sunday, November 13, 2016 – 5:00pm.
- USS Midway Museum: Free admission for veterans on November 11 with a Veterans Day celebration.
- Veteran Ticket Foundation: A way for Veterans to receive free tickets to events!
- World of Coco-Cola: All Active duty, Reserves and Retired members of the Armed Forces receive free admission now through November 13.