Every year, businesses and organizations prep special opportunities and discounts to honor those who have honorably served. And in 2019 these discounts are going to be incredible!
To make your life easier, we’ve broken everything down by category:
- Food Freebies
- Store Savings
- Fun & Entertainment
We’re sharing a few hand-picked deals from across the US that serve up amazing benefits to active duty troops, veterans and retired service members.
Veteran’s Day Freebies & Discounts for 2019
We’d love to know your favorite Veteran’s Day deals and discounts! Or if we’ve missed a special opportunity that’s flying under the radar.
Food Freebies for Veteran’s Day 2019
Everybody’s got to eat – and on Veteran’s Day lots of yummy restaurants open their doors to troops and veterans with free meals!
You’ll want to bookmark a few of these spots on your favorite GPS app for November 11. It’s 100% possible to eat free all weekend, breakfast, lunch and dinner!
- Applebees: veterans and troops will receive a free meal on November 11
- Chili’s Bar & Grill: grab a meal on the house on November 11
- Golden Corral: mosey on down for your free dinner between 5-9pm on November 11
- Red Robin: order a burger and fries on November 11
- Mission BBQ: get yourself a tasty sandwich and a slice of cake on Veteran’s Day
- IHOP: start your day with pancakes and syrup on November 11
- Texas Road House: from 11am-4pm, active duty and veterans can grab a free Texas-sized lunch
- 54th Street Grill: get lunch, up to $12, for free on Veteran’s Day
- Bob Evans: choose from a special Veteran’s Day menu of complimentary meals just for veterans and troops
- California Pizza Kitchen: choose from a free pizza, pasta or salad on Veteran’s Day
- Hooters: enjoy your wings, or any entree, for free on Veteran’s Day
- Little Caesars: grab a Hot N’ Ready meal deal, up to $5, on November 11
- Olive Garden: the Italian chain is curating a special Veteran’s Day menu, offered for free
- Peet’s Coffee: sip a free cup of coffee or tea on November 11
- Starbucks: or grab a tall cup of joe here on Veteran’s Day
- TGI Friday’s: enjoy a free lunch, up to $12, from 11am to 4pm on November 11
Other chains offer discounts to veterans and active duty troops – including some that run all year long!
- Hometown Buffet: snag 15% off of meals for up to 4 people on Veteran’s Day and Mondays all year long
- Old Country Buffet: sit down to a yummy feast at 15% off for up to four people on November 11 and every Monday throughout the year
- Bakers Square: you’ll be able to get a free meal on November 11, plus a 10% discount every day of the year
- Bonefish Grill: get a free appetizer when you order an entree on Veteran’s Day
- The Chop House: score 50% off of your meal (maybe a steak?) on November 11
- Fogo de Chao: get your Brazilian BBQ on with a 50% discount on meals from November 8 to November 11, plus three additional meals will be discounted 10%
Store & Shopping Savings on Veteran’s Day
Veteran’s Day offers more than just a free or cheaper meal. You can score some sweet deals at stores, too!
- Home Depot: grab a 10% discount on Veteran’s Day, or any day, at this home supply superstore
- BJ’s Wholesale: get a membership at a 30% discount on November 11
- Publix: load up your cart and checkout at 10% off on Veteran’s Day
- Great Clips: look sharp with a free haircut on November 11
- Tuft & Needle: sleep sounder with up to $175 off of your new Mint or Hybrid mattress
Fun & Entertainment Deals for Veteran’s Day
Round out your day with a little fun – for free! Or at least way cheaper. Check out these incredible Veteran’s Day discounts and opportunities!
- B&B’s for Vets: enjoy a night of relaxation at a welcoming B&B
- Colonial Williamsburg: experience colonial life with free admission throughout Veteran’s Day weekend
- Divi Resorts: book a tropical getaway at up to 50% off through November 27
- Knott’s Berry Farm: go screaming down roller coasters for free November 3-21 and December 2-19
- La Quinta: stay for 15% off through December 5 at these super family-friendly hotels
- Montpelier, Monticello, Mount Vernon: veterans and active duty get free admission on Veteran’s Day weekend
- National Parks: over 100 properties will be open to veterans, active duty and their families on November 11
- Westgate Resorts: enter to win a free stay in May 2020 – with 1,500 free stays are offered up with entry starting on November 11
- Zoos across the US: go see lions, tigers and bears at the San Antonio Zoo, Zoo Atlanta, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Sedgwick County Zoo, Woodland Park Zoo, Cincinnati Zoo and the Birmingham Zoo
Most of these deals, discounts and freebies require verification of your military service. So arrive in uniform, bring your CAC card, DD214 or other proof of service. Check with each location you’d like to visit to find out what they require.