In previous years, businesses across the United States have cultivated opportunities and discounts in honor of those who honorably served. 2020 has been a strange year, but many retailers are offering discounts to military and veteran families on Veterans’ Day, throughout the month or even the year!
Some of the discounts require eating-in to get the deal. Use common sense and situational awareness to determine if you should eat-in at a restaurant. Some locations have outside eating set up. Some locations have expanded their offers for a to-go orders and we applaud them.
If you have found a Veteran’s Day deal or discount, let us know!
54th Street Grill: Active Duty and veterans get a free meal up to $12 on November 11th. Dine-in only.
7-11 : Active duty, retirees, veterans, Reserve, National Guard and their dependents can get a free coffee or Big Gulp in 7-11 stores or through the 7-11 app
Applebee’s : Veterans and Active Duty can choose a free meal from their Veteran’s Day Menu on November 11th. Dine-in only.
BJs Restaurants: All current active duty and veteran military get a free meal up to $14.95 and a free Dr. Pepper beverage on November 11th. 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 $10.99.
Bob Evans: Active Duty and veterans get a free meal from their special menu on November 11th, dine-in only and beverage not included.
Buffalo Wild Wings: On November 11th, veterans and active duty military receive a complimentary order of 10 boneless wings and fries.
Chili’s: Active Duty and Veterans can enjoy a meal on their special menu on November 11th. Dine-In Only.
Cracker Barrel: Veterans and Active-duty military receive complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola cake when dining in on November 11th.
Friendly’s: Complimentary All-American meal on offer for lunch or dinner to active-duty and veterans on November 11th. Dine-In Only.
Golden Corral : Offering free dinner to active duty military, veterans, retirees, National Guard and Reserves, and due to capacity limitations the promotional card for a free “Thank You” meal can be picked up during the month of November. The card can be redeemed from November 1 2020 to May 31, 2021.
McCormick & Schmick’s: Veterans, Gold Star Parents and Gold Star Spouses are offered ½ price entrees on November 8th.
Mission BBQ: Veterans and active duty members get a free sandwich on November 11th.
Starbucks: Free tall coffee to active duty military, veterans, and military spouses on November 11th.
Yard House : Active Duty military and veterans receive a complimentary appetizer on November 11th, dine-in only
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.
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 November 11th.
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 recived 20% discount on November 11th at all Columbia and outlet stores.
Great Clips: Free haircut for military personnel on November 11th 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 on November 11th – November 13th.
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 from November 1 -11.
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.
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 25% discount off in-store purchases to military members and military spouses.
Microsoft offers up to 10% off select products to active, former and retired military personnel and their families.
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.
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.