Every year our nation pays tribute to its Veterans and makes a special thank you to our Vets in a variety of ways. This year is no different. Veterans Day will be celebrated on Friday, November 11, 2022. Throughout the week and on Veterans Day many businesses will honor our Veterans by offering special freebies and discounts. We have compiled a list of several business that are participating. Check out our list of those offering freebies and discounts to the military and veterans as a way of saying thank you for your service.
54th Street Grill: Active Duty and veterans get up to $10 off a meal on Veteran’s Day. Dine-in only. They do offer 10% off meals to the military on dine-in and to-go meals daily.
BJs Restaurants: All current active duty and veteran military get a free meal from their select menu on Veteran’s Day. Dine-in only.
Blank Angus Steakhouse: Order in or place a takeaway order, active duty and veterans get an All-American Steak plate with 8 oz Angus Beef, mashed potatoes, broccoli with garlic butter with a non-alcoholic beverage for $11.99.
Bob Evans: Active Duty and veterans get a free meal from their special menu on Veteran’s Day, dine-in only, and beverage not included.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Veterans and active duty military receive a complimentary order of 10 boneless wings and fries on Veteran’s Day.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.: Active duty members and their families receive 20% off food on Veteran’s Day at the restaurant, not valid at theme park locations. Year-round they offer 10% off food and merchandise.
CentraArchy Restaurants — Veterans and active-duty military members can purchase an entrée from the full menu at half price on Veteran’s Day.
Chili’s: Active Duty and Veterans can enjoy a meal on their special menu on Veteran’s Day. Dine-In Only.
Cicis Pizza — Active and retired military personnel get a free adult buffet on Veteran’s Day. The offer is valid for dine-in only, and beverages are not included.
Coco’s Bakery and Restaurant: All veterans and active-duty service members can buy one entree and get one free with proof of service on Veteran’s Day.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store: Veterans and Active-duty military receive complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola cake when dining in on November 11th. November is military family appreciation month, and the restaurant will be offering in-store specials throughout the month.
Denny’s: From 5 am to noon on Veteran’s Day, all active and retired military personnel can get a free build-you-own grand slam breakfast at participating diners.
Friendly’s: A complimentary cheeseburger, fries and soft drink are on offer for lunch or dinner to active-duty and veterans on Veteran’s Day. Dine-In Only.
Golden Corral: Offering free dinner to active-duty military, veterans, retirees, National Guard, and Reserves on Military Appreciation Night, November 14th. In stores.
IHOP: From 7 am to 7 pm on Veteran’s Day, active duty military and veterans can enjoy a free “Red White and Blueberry Pancakes,” The “Red White and Blueberry Pancakes” comes with three pancakes with strawberries, blueberry compote, and whipped topping.
Luna Grill: Veterans and active duty military can get 10% off their purchases on November 11th for dine-in and to-go orders.
McCormick & Schmick’s: Veterans, Gold Star Parents, and Gold Star Spouses are offered ½ price entrees on Monday, November 7th at their restaurants. It is typically a busy day, so reservations are highly recommended.
Mission BBQ: Veterans and active duty members get a free sandwich on November 11th.
Outback Steakhouse: The steakhouse chain is offering a free bloomin’ onion and Coca-Cola product on Veteran’s Day to active-duty, veterans and spouses.
Red Robin: Join the Red Robin Royalty program, and active duty and veterans can enjoy a complimentary Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Steak Fries anytime between November 1 and November 14th for either dine-in or to-go. Register by November 1st.
Sheetz— On Veteran’s Day, Sheetz will offer veterans and active-duty military personnel a free half turkey or ham sub and a regular size fountain drink. A free car wash is also being provided by Sheetz!
Smashburger — Get a free CLASSIC SMASH when you show a valid military ID in-store on November 11 at participating locations.
Starbucks: Free tall coffee or tall iced-coffee to active duty military, veterans, and military spouses on Veteran’s Day.
Texas Roadhouse: The steakhouse will be handing out dinner vouchers at their stores’ parking lots on Veteran’s Day from 11am to 2 pm. Veterans and active-duty military members can redeem their vouchers when they open for dinner through the voucher’s expiration of May 30, 2023.
TGI Fridays — Veterans and active-duty military personnel get a free lunch on November 11 from 11am to 2pm from a select menu at participating locations. In-restaurant only.
Wawa — Veterans, active-duty military members, and their family members get a free cup of hot coffee on November 11.
Wendy’s — Active-duty military and veterans get a free breakfast combo on November 11 at participating locations from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m.
The Akron Zoo: All veterans receive free admission to the zoo during the Veteran’s Appreciation event and their family members receive 50% off admission.
Colonial Williamsburg: Active-duty, Reservists, National Guard, Retirees and Veterans receive complimentary admission once annually for themselves and up to three direct dependents on Veteran’s Day Weekend, proof of service required
Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Tampa: Active-Duty military, Reservists and National Guard are offered complimentary one day admission for the service member and up to three direct dependents. Veterans can receive up to six discounted tickets. Verification of service is done online through ID.me.
The San Diego Zoo offers free admission to active-duty military year round.
Sea World San Diego: Active-Duty military, Reservists, National Guard and Veterans are offered complimentary one day admission for the service member and up to three direct dependents.
Sea World Orlando: Complimentary one-day admission is offered to Active-Duty military, Reservists, and National Guard and up to three dependents.
Mount Vernon: Complimentary admission to Mount Vernon for all active duty, former, or retired military personnel on Veteran’s Day.
Apparel & Retail
Columbia: Columbia employee stores in Oregon, California, and Kentucky are open to active, retired, reserves, veterans, and dependents. Military personnel and their families also receive 20% discount on Veteran’s Dayat all Columbia and outlet stores. They do offer a 10% discount to military year round at their stores and outlet stores.
Great Clips: Free haircut for military personnel on Veteran’s Day or receive a free haircut card to use at a later date.
Office Depot: 25% discount is offered for veterans and active duty military and their dependents for qualifying regular and sale-priced purchases during the designated period.
Staples: Staples will offer 25% off all in-store purchases to active-duty personnel, reservists, retired or disabled veterans, and their immediate families at all U.S. locations from November 6 through 12 with a valid military ID. Some exclusions apply.
Target: Active Duty, Veterans, and their families can register on Target Circle to get a 10% coupon off an entire cart. There are restrictions, so read the fine print. Coupon can only be used once during the designated dates of October 30 – November 12, but each person with verification can get a coupon.
Chains that offer discounts year-round:
Apple offers 10% off their products year-round to veterans and active duty military using their online verification. Check your local military exchange too, because it may be cheaper to buy on base without tax than with the discount.
AT&T offers military and veteran families a 25% discount off their wireless plan.
Big Lots has announced they will offer a year-round 10% discount for active duty and veterans who are part of their Big Rewards program.
Colonial Williamsburg: Active-duty, Reservists, National Guard, Retirees and Veterans can purchase an annual pass for themselves and up to three dependents for 25% off.
Dell offers an additional 10% off personal computers and electronics on their website by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hometown Buffet and Old Country Buffet offer a 15% discount to all military personnel in uniform or with a valid ID. They also offer Military Monday with a special discount for active duty, reserve, and veterans plus up to 3 family members for dine-in orders.
Home Depot offers a 10% discount in the store all year long.
Kohl’s has a “Military Mondays” program offering a 15% discount to active duty, veterans and their immediate family on Mondays.
L.L.Bean offers 10% off for active duty, veteran and reservist personnel of the U.S. Armed Forces. Verification of service is completed on their website.
Lowe’s offers a 10% discount in store. You can link your military service to your Lowe’s card.
LuLulemon offers a 15% discount off in-store purchases to military members and military spouses. This is a change from previous years of 25%.
Michael’s offers a 15% discount to those registered as military in their Michaels account – this includes family members. If you don’t have an account, you can show your ID at the register for the discount.
Microsoft offers up to 10% off select products to active, former and retired military personnel and their families.
Old Navy and Gap offers a 10% discount daily in stores to active, retirees and family members with valid ID.
Outback Steakhouse offers a Heroes discount of 10% off for veterans and active duty off their dining check.
Pottery Barn offers 15% discount to military and veterans and their families for in-store purchases. Check your local store to see if this offer can be utilized for curb side pick-up as well.
Rack Room Shoes offers a 10% military discount every Tuesday when shopping.
T-Mobile offers hefty discounts on their wireless plans to active duty and veteran families.
Verizon also offers a discount on wireless plans which is dependent on plan type and number of lines.
Before you head to enjoy these discounts, make sure you have your CAC card, DD214 or other proof of service as required and check the location of the place you will visit to determine if they are participating.
If you have found a Veteran’s Day deal or discount, let us know!
The TEXAS ROADHOUSE steakhouse will be handing out dinner vouchers at their stores’ parking lots on Veteran’s Day from 11am to 2 pm. Veterans and active-duty military members can redeem their vouchers when they open for dinner through the voucher’s expiration of May 30, 2022. Too bad the vouchers are already expired!!
DARRYL TUCKER says
I read 2023 in their post. Go back and read it again.
William E Feekes says
Hello Mrs. Walsh,
Thank you for taking the time to make up this list of business’s that offer discounts to all Veterans, Active Duty, Reserved Military members and with some business’s their immediate family on Veterans Day and some through out the year. I’m a US Army retired veteran myself.
I looked at Applebee’s website and this is what they’re offering.
This Veterans Day, all Veterans and Active Duty Military members receive a free entree from a special menu.