Veterans Day Freebies & Deals

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Veterans Day is Monday and there are many great opportunities for both veterans and active duty military.  This is just the start…the list is expected to continue to grow!  (Likely right up until the day of!)  So check these out and then make note to come back and see what gets added!  And please share with your friends and tell them you found it here first!

There are lots of rumors about ones happening, but these are the ones I can currently confirm.  If you know of one and can link me to it, please leave me a comment!

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🇺🇸 Amazon
From November 6th through November 11th, Amazon is offering a 1-year Prime membership for just $79!  (regularly $119!)  It’s available to new AND existing members!  You’ll need to verify your eligibility by completing the form here.

🇺🇸 Kohl’s
November 7th-11th, Kohl’s will be doubling their regular military discount of 15% off to a whopping 30% off!  It is valid in-store only for active and former military personnel, veterans and their immediate families and you must show your valid Military ID, Military Dependent ID or Veteran ID at checkout!

🇺🇸 Golden Coral
Golden Coral is hosting their 2019 Military Appreciation Monday “Thank You” Dinner on Monday November 11th from 5-9pm where any person who has served in the US Military (retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard or Reserves) will get a free meal.

🇺🇸 U.S. National Parks
In honor of Veterans Day, the National Parks Service is celebrating with FREE Entrance for EVERYONE on November 11th!

🇺🇸 Cracker Barrel 
On Veterans Day, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store will thank the men and women who have served our country by offering military veterans a complimentary slice of its Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert or Pumpkin Pie Latte.

🇺🇸 Little Caesars Pizza 
On November 11th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., veterans and active military members can receive a FREE $5 Lunch Combo!

🇺🇸 California Pizza
All veterans and active military are invited to enjoy an entree from special Veterans Day menu.  Dine in only.  Must be in uniform or show military ID or other proof of service.

🇺🇸 Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
All veterans and active duty military will receive their first six ounces free when they present their valid military ID or proof of service at the time of purchase on Veterans Day, Monday November 11th.

🇺🇸 Great Clips
On Veterans Day, November 11th, customers who come in for a haircut at any U.S. Great Clips salon will receive a free haircut card to give to an active/inactive/retired military member of any branch, including the National Guard.  Military members can also come in on Veterans Day for a free haircut or to pick up a free haircut card to use, with proof of service, any day before December 31, 2019.

🇺🇸 BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
All current and retired military can enjoy a FREE entree up to $12.95 and a FREE Dr. Pepper beverage on Monday, November 11th, with military ID, valid for dine-in only.

🇺🇸 Chili’s
Veterans and active military members a FREE meal from the following choices: Chicken Crispers, Margarita Grilled Chicken, Bowl of Chili or Soup & Salad, Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas, Just Bacon Burger, Oldtimer with Cheese, or Cajun Chicken Pasta.

🇺🇸 Cotton Patch Cafe 
All Veterans and Active Duty Military can enjoy award-winning Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken for FREE on Veterans Day. 

🇺🇸 Hy-Vee
They will be serving up a FREE breakfast buffet to all veterans and active-duty military members as a way of thanking veterans and military members for their service.

🇺🇸 Knott’s Berry Farm
Veterans or currently serving military can get a FREE admission for yourself AND one guest to Knott’s Berry Farm from November 3rd – 21st, 2019, and December 2nd – December 19th, 2019.

🇺🇸 Shoney’s
Veterans and active duty military service members can enjoy a FREE all-you-can-eat breakfast bar on Monday, November 11th, from 6 a.m. – 11 a.m. at participating restaurants with a valid military ID.

🇺🇸 Tuscan Kitchen
The artisan Italian restaurant brand will close all locations to the public in order to treat thousands of local veterans and their chosen guest to a complimentary three-course menu. From 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., the Tuscan team of chefs, servers and more will donate their time to show their appreciation for these individuals’ valiant service to our country while giving them to an afternoon in Italy sans passport.

🇺🇸 Publix
On November 11th, veterans, military personnel, and their families are invited to save 10% on groceries at Publix. (Excludes prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, gift cards, lottery tickets, postage stamps, money services, Publix Delivery, and Publix Curbside. Customers are responsible for all applicable taxes.)

🇺🇸 Applebee’s 
Veterans and Active Duty military can enjoy a free meal on Veterans Day.  Proof of military service required. Dine-in only.

🇺🇸 Target
November 3rd through November 11th, Target is offering a 10% military discount on a purchase made in-store and online at!  You’ll need to head over here to verify your eligibility.  If you are successfully verified, they will email you a coupon.  You can read more about it here.

🇺🇸 National Corvette Museum
The Museum offers FREE admission to all American military veterans, as well as police and fire fighters, plus their immediate accompanying family during the month of November. Simply show proof of service at the admissions counter to receive complimentary admission.

🇺🇸 Price Chopper
Price Chopper/Market 32 invite invite all veterans, active duty, reserve and national guard military to enjoy a FREE 12oz. Coffee & Donut on Monday, November 11 from 7am–7pm.

🇺🇸 Colonial Williamsburg
From Friday through Monday, November 8-11, they will offer FREE admission to all active duty Military, Reservists, Retirees, Veterans, National Guardsmen, and their immediate dependents.

🇺🇸 Red Robin
Celebrate Veterans Day with a FREE Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries. Just show proof of service to enjoy your meal.

🇺🇸 Travel Centers of America
With a proof of military service, veterans and active military can enjoy a free meal at participating Country Pride and Iron Skillet restaurants on November 11th.

🇺🇸 Yard House
To honor and celebrate those who have served our country, we invite veterans and active duty military to join us for a complimentary appetizer on Veteran’s Day.

🇺🇸 Wild Wing Cafe
Come in and get 6 wings or nuggets in your favorite made from scratch sauce on Monday, November 11, 2019 at participating Wild Wing Cafes only. Dine in only. Gratuity not included. Some restrictions may apply.

🇺🇸 Red Lobster
Get a FREE appetizer or dessert on Monday, November 11. Guests only need to show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem this offer.

🇺🇸 Wienerschnitzel
Veterans and active military can visit Wienerschnitzel on November 11th to enjoy a famous chili dog, a small fries, and a refreshing Pepsi on the house!

🇺🇸 Main Event
On Monday, November 11th, the ultimate entertainment destination invites all active-duty and retired U.S. military personnel to visit their nearest center for FREE food and fun all day! All military personnel will receive 30 minutes of game play that can be used on more than 100 interactive video games.

🇺🇸 Hamburger Stand
Visit on November 11th to enjoy a burger, regular fries, and a refreshing Pepsi on the house with military ID or uniform!

🇺🇸 Logan’s Roadhouse
On Monday, November 11th, Logan’s Roadhouse is inviting all active duty and retired U.S. military personnel to enjoy a free meal from of the American Roadhouse menu in honor of Veterans Day. This offer is available from 3-6 p.m. at all Logan’s Roadhouse restaurants nationwide.

🇺🇸 9/11 Memorial & Museum
From Friday, November 8th, to Thursday, November 14th, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will host a series of events and special programs for veterans and their families, as well as the visiting public. Throughout our tribute, veterans will receive free Museum admission. Veterans will also receive half-price Museum tickets for two family members during the tribute.

🇺🇸 Sport Clips
On Monday, November 11, Veterans Day, when participating locations will donate $1 from every haircut service as well as provide free haircuts for veterans.

🇺🇸 Twin Peaks Restaurants
In honor of Veterans Day, all Veterans, active duty military and reservists will eat for free from a select menu on Military Monday.

🇺🇸 Shane’s Rib Shack
To thank and express gratitude, participating Shane’s locations will provide active and Veteran military with a free sandwich combo meal on November 11th through November 13th.

🇺🇸 Famous Dave’s
Enjoy a 2-Meat Salute per Veteran or active military person with valid identification on Monday, November 11th.

🇺🇸 Joey D’s Oak Room
Monday, November 11, veterans and active military service members receive a free entrée at Joey D’s Oak Room.

🇺🇸 BrownBearCarWash
To say thank you to all veterans we’re offering free car washes for all current and former military service members at any tunnel location on Veterans Day (11/11).

🇺🇸 Crew Carwash
From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 11, Crew Carwash will provide a FREE basic Carwash to all past and current service members to thank them for protecting our freedoms.

🇺🇸 Akron Zoo
All veterans, past and current, receive free admission with valid military I.D. and immediate family members receive 50% off admission November 8th through 11th, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

🇺🇸 Franklin Park Zoo
To honor the service of all veterans, Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will offer free admission to veterans on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, November 9-11, 2019.

🇺🇸 Nashville Zoo 
Nashville Zoo and Regions Bank invite active military personnel, military veterans and their immediate families to receive free admission during Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, November 10.

🇺🇸 Oregon Zoo
The Oregon Zoo will mark Veterans Day on November 11 by offering free admission for military veterans and active military personnel, as well as family members who accompany them to the zoo. Families of deployed military personnel also will be given free admission.

🇺🇸 Riverbanks Zoo
All military personnel (retired and active duty) will receive free admission to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden on Veterans Day.

🇺🇸 Sedgwick County Zoo
We salute members of our nation’s military, both active duty and veterans, for their dedication and service. To show our appreciation, we’re offering complimentary Zoo admission to all military personnel and their immediate families.

🇺🇸 Sunset Zoo
All guests receive free admission in honor of American soldiers and their families. Thank you for your service!

🇺🇸 Woodland Park Zoo
The zoo extends free admission to all active, retired, and veteran U.S. military personnel and their spouses with valid service identification on Veterans Day.

🇺🇸 Aquarium of the Pacific
In celebration of Veterans Day, the Aquarium of the Pacific honors veterans and military personnel. These individuals are invited to enjoy the Aquarium with free admission in honor of Veterans Day from November 9-15.

🇺🇸 Mystic Aquarium
United States military veterans and active-duty members who visit Saturday, November 9 through Sunday, November 17 will receive complimentary general admission with a valid U.S. military ID, Veteran’s Administration Card or form DD214. Family members receive a discounted admission rate of $10 off general admission when each person presents their U.S. military dependent ID at time of purchase.

🇺🇸 Newport Aquarium
Newport Aquarium honors all the men and women who’ve served our country by offering them free admission from November 11 to 17. If you’re an active or retired member of the military, a disabled veteran, military reservist, or anyone who has ever served in the Armed Forces, just show your Military I.D. at the Newport Aquarium ticket window to receive your free admission.

🇺🇸 Grace for Vets Find a Car Wash
Visit the Grace for Vets Find a Car Wash to find a FREE car wash location near you.

🇺🇸 Dairy Queen
This Veterans Day, November 11th, DQ is saying thank you to all active and retired military members with a FREE medium Blizzard Treat. Stop in with your military ID at participating DQ locations!

🇺🇸 Texas Roadhouse
On November 11th from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., veterans will receive a FREE lunch from the special Veterans Menu with proof of military service.

🇺🇸 Starbucks
On November 11th, Veterans, active duty service members, and military spouses can enjoy a free cup of coffee on Veterans Day at any participating Starbucks store!

🇺🇸 Buffalo Wild Wings
Past and present members of the armed forces can enjoy free small boneless wings and fries this Veterans Day. Must show proof of service. Dine in only.

🇺🇸 Aspen Creek Grill
Complimentary meal from a special menu to active duty military and veterans from 11am until close on Monday, November 11th at each of its eight locations in honor of Veterans Day.

🇺🇸 Bakers Square
Bakers Square will offer veterans and active duty service members a free meal on Veterans Day.

🇺🇸 Black Angus Steakhouse
All-American Steak Plate for $9.99 (8 oz Tip Sirloin with masher potatoes, fresh broccoli with garlic butter and a non-alcoholic beverage. Offer only valid Monday, 11/11/19.

🇺🇸 Bob Evans
Enjoy a free meal on Monday, November 11th. Choice includes: Country Biscuit Breakfast, Mini Sampler Breakfast, Brioche French Toast, Stack of Hotcakes (Buttermilk or Multigrain), Soup & Salad Combo. Also, all eight of Bob Evans Dinner Bell Plates, part of their new Everyday Value dinner lineup. This includes: Country-Fried Steak, smaller portion Turkey & Dressing, Homestyle Boneless Fried Chicken Breast, Mushroom and Onion Chopped Steak, Grilled Chicken Breast, Tender Fried Pork Loin, Lemon Pepper Sole and Ham Steaks.

🇺🇸 Bombshells Restaurant & Bar
All nine Bombshells locations in Texas will provide meals and soft drinks for veterans and active service members for free and at a 20% discount for accompanying family members on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2019.

🇺🇸 Chipotle Mexican Grill
Buy-one-get-one offer, valid on burritos, bowls, salads and taco orders from open to close on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2019. Free item requires purchase of an entree item of equal or greater value.

🇺🇸 Denny’s 
This Veterans Day, all servicemen and women nationwide are invited to enjoy a free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon!

🇺🇸 Dunkin’
On Monday, November 11, veterans and active duty military are invited to participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide for a free donut of their choice, no purchase necessary.

🇺🇸 Emmet’s Social Table
They will offer of a free meal to veterans and troops is valid during its business hours (11:30 am to 9:30 pm) on Monday, November 11, 2019 and 11:30 – 9 on Sunday, November 10.

🇺🇸 Friendly’s Restaurants
Celebrate Veterans Day by honoring those who have served our country with a “deliciously free” breakfast, lunch or dinner for all veterans and active military personnel. On Monday, November 11, 2019, all former or active service members can take advantage of the offer with a valid military ID or honorable discharge card.

🇺🇸 Old Country Buffet, Ryan’s, and HomeTown Buffet and Furr’s Fresh Buffet
On Monday, November 11, 2019, all veterans may enjoy a free buffet plus a non-bottled beverage at any participating restaurant, from open to close. Offer available while supplies last.

🇺🇸 Grub Burger Bar
All active, inactive and retired military personnel can enjoy a complimentary entree, no purchase necessary with a valid military I.D. or uniform. This offer will be available on Monday, November 11  at all locations.

🇺🇸 Hooters
All active-duty and retired military can stop in for a free meal this Veterans Day as a “thank you” for their service. On Monday, November 11, all veterans who present a military ID or proof of service and purchase a beverage at any participating Hooters location nationwide will receive a free entrée from the Hooters Veterans Day Menu (available for dine-in only).

🇺🇸 Houlihan’s Restaurants
Celebrate America’s veterans and active-duty military on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2019 with a complimentary meal.

🇺🇸 Huddle House
They are offering a FREE order of Sweet Cakes (any variety) to all active duty, retired and veteran military members from November 8 – 11. 

🇺🇸 On The Border
On Monday, Nov. 11, all active and retired members of the U.S. military are invited to visit their nearest On The Border restaurant to receive a free meal that includes two items served with rice and beans.

🇺🇸 Otter’s Chicken
They are inviting all active, Guard/Reserve, retirees and former service members into its restaurants to enjoy a free meal in observance of Veterans Day.

🇺🇸 Primanti Bros
Active or retired military can enjoy a free Primanti Bros Almost Famous sandwich in honor of their service to America, Sunday, Nov. 10 and Monday, Nov. 11, at all Primanti Bros locations across six states.

🇺🇸 Quaker Steak & Lube
On November 11, anyone who is a veteran or currently serving on active or reserve duty in the armed forces can receive a complimentary or discounted meal by showing proof of service to their server upon ordering. Proof of service includes: U.S. Uniformed Services Retired ID Card; veterans organization card (i.e., American Legion, VFW); photograph in uniform; wearing uniform; DD214; or citation or commendation. Veterans Day offers vary by restaurant location and include free meals up to $15 with non-alcoholic beverage or meal discounts.



  1. Paula Bondy says
  2. jeri dickinson says

    For several years we tried to go eat but they were always very crowded

  3. Shelley, thanks so much for the list (and the savings on Amazon Prime)!

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