Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor the men and women who have served in our military at any time. It has also become a day full of discounts and freebies for veterans.
More so, Veterans Day has turned in to an entire month dedicated to military appreciation. Many businesses don’t simply offer specials on Veterans Day, but also offer them throughout the month of November.
Here is our giant list of Veterans Day deals for 2016.
IHOP is giving out free Red, White and Blue pancakes. Some franchises will make it a combo plate including eggs, bacon and hash browns.
Bob Evans gives veterans and active military personnel the choice of a free breakfast item from a select menu, including a stack of hotcakes, the sunrise breakfast and mini sampler breakfast to name a few.
Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut and coffee and does not require an ID.
Lamar’s Donuts is also offering a free donut and a 12oz coffee for all veterans.
Cracker Barrel is offering veterans a free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake dessert.
Denny’s has a fantastic deal of all-you-can-eat pancakes for all active, inactive and retired military, or they can choose any build your own grand slam breakfast.
Applebee’s has a very popular freebie. Both veterans and active duty military get a free meal from a limited menu for Veterans Day. Military ID is required.
Hooters is providing a free meal to veterans and service members on November 11.
Arby’s offers 1 free roast beef sandwich on Veterans Day but only in certain areas including:
Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming.
Bonefish Grill offers free Bang Bang Shrimp to all active and retired service members with a valid military ID.
Black Angus Steakhouse celebrates Veterans Day by giving all veterans and active duty a free steakhouse cheeseburger & fries.
Country Cookin is getting veterans in a day early by offering a free meal on the day before Veterans Day.
Buffalo Wild Wings celebrates Veterans Day by giving veterans and active duty military personnel one free order of small traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries.
California Pizza Kitchen will give all veterans and active duty military one free item from a special Veterans Day menu. This includes pizza, salads and pasta.
Golden Corral is calling their free meal a “thank you” dinner for veterans, retirees, and active duty members.
Carrabba’s is giving one free appetizer to veterans and active duty on November 11.
Cheeseburger in Paradise requires veterans and active duty to purchase a beverage in order to receive a complimentary Veteran’s Burger with fries and they must dine in.
IKEA is a great place to stop at for a free entrée.
Chili’s is providing a free meal to veterans and active duty military from a special Veterans Day menu.
The Honey Baked Ham Company is giving uniformed service members or those with a valid military ID a free sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.
Coffee Beanery is giving veterans and active duty a free tall cup of coffee with proper ID.
Country Buffet is giving active duty, reservists and retired military one free lunch when they dine in.
The Green Turtle is also offering a free meal on Veterans Day.
Friendly’s is offering a free breakfast, lunch or dinner from select menus on Veterans Day.
Krystal is giving veterans a free chicken or sausage biscuit.
Little Caesars is giving veterans a free crazy $5 hot-n ready lunch combo from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Logan’s Roadhouse offers a 10% discount all year to anyone with a military ID. On Veterans Day, they will also offer a free dessert to veterans.
The list of restaurants giving freebies on Veterans Day is much longer than this so check online with your favorite place for their deal if it isn’t listed here.
Free meals are not the extent of Veterans Day freebies. They also extend to hotels, retail stores, and services such as car washes, haircuts and more. Some examples of these are below.
Car washes are offered for free though multiple car wash businesses through the non-profit organization, Grace for Vets.
Salons and barbers around the country will offer free haircuts to veterans on November 11.
Free oil changes are available though most oil change car care locations for veterans such as Jiffy Lube.
AARP is giving a 20% discount on membership for veterans and their families.
Amazon will give 20% off certain patriotic apparel on Veterans Day.