Veterans Day Freebies! Plus Year-Round Discounts for Veterans and Military!

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Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, to all the men and women who have served America in uniform. We hope you are able to use this list!

Veterans Day is a great day to celebrate those that have given so much to our country. This year Veterans Day falls on Saturday, November 11th and many retailers and restaurants are offering freebies and discounts to Veterans and their families.

Below is the list of Veterans Day Freebies for 2017. Please be aware that most businesses will require proof of military service. This could include: VA Universal Access Card, Military ID, DD-214, Veterans Service Organization Card (includes groups like the VFW, DAV, AmVets, MOAA, FRA, and the American Legion), or some businesses will also accept a picture of a veteran in uniform.

***Not all franchises will participate in their national chain’s Veterans Day promotions. Please contact your nearest establishment to ensure participation.

Early Deals:

Chipotle: Get a BOGO with your U.S. military ID on 11/7 from 5pm-close.

BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse: Free entrée under $12.95 on Friday and Saturday. Plus, get a free BJ’s beer, which was donated by a community member. Learn more at

Boston MarketBuy one individual meal, get a second free Friday through Sunday at participating locations. A military ID isn’t required but to get this deal, you’ll need a coupon from

Denny’sFrom 5 a.m. to noon Friday, active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam at participating locations.

IHOP: Get a free stack of Red, White and Blue pancakes or a patriotic pancake combo from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at participating locations. The deal varies by location.

Veterans Day Freebies 2017

Applebee’s – Free entree from special menu.

Though over 1,800 Applebee’s locations are participating in 2017, I suggest calling ahead to your local Applebee’s before you head out just to verify that yours is as well.

Here are Applebee’s menu choices for veterans and active military members on Veterans Day:

  • Butcher’s Meat and Potatoes
  • Oriental Chicken Salad
  • Fiesta Lime Chicken
  • Chicken Tenders Platter
  • Double Crunch Shrimp
  • American Standard Burger
  • Three-Cheese Chicken Cavatappi

Buffalo Wild WingsFree small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.

california pizza kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen – Free entree from select menu. Dine-in only.

Chili’sFree meal from a special menu.

Chuck E. Cheese – Free personal one-topping pizza to veterans, active duty personnel and eligible dependents with military ID, proof of service and promo code 5500. The chain also has daily military discounts.

Circle KFree Polar Pop with the Veterans Day deal on the convenience store chain’s mobile app and with military ID.

cracker barrel

Cracker Barrel – Complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.

Denny’s – Free build your own grand slam from 5 AM – Noon.

Dickey’s Barbecue PitVeterans get a free sandwich, savory side and a Big Yellow Cup from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Dunkin’ DonutsFree doughnut of choice, while supplies last.

Famous Dave’s – On Saturday, November 11, in honor of Veteran’s Day, Famous Dave’s would like to thank all former and current military personnel for their dedication and service to our country by offering a FREE Two Meat Salute*.

Golden Corral – On Monday, November 13th, 2017 from 5 PM to 9 PM, Golden Corral offers a free sit-in “thank you” dinner for Military veterans, retirees, and active duty members.  Any person who has served in the US Military (retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard or Reserves).

Hooters – Free entree.

  • 10-Piece Traditional Wings
  • 10-Piece Boneless Wings
  • Hooters Burger
  • Buffalo Chicken Salad
  • Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

IKEA –  Free Entree Nov 11. Veterans can enjoy a free entree at Ikea. Please show some form of military ID.

Little CaesarsFree Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

LongHorn Steakhouse  – Free appetizer or dessert (no purchase required, no restrictions) to anyone showing proof of military service. In addition, guests that dine with Veterans on November 11 will receive 10% off.


Menchie’s Free Frozen Yogurt
On Veterans Day, all Veterans and military personnel with a military ID or dressed in uniform will receive a free six ounce frozen yogurt any time of day on Veterans Day 11.11.  Show a valid ID or be in uniform to receive.

Mimi’s Cafe – Veterans and Military receive a free entree with the purchase of any non-alcoholic drink at Mimi’s Cafe on Veteran’s Day, 11/11/17. Entrees on the Veteran’s Day menu include Grilled Chicken & Frites, Chicken Chop salad, Brioche Cheeseburger, or Farmhouse Tacos.

Olive Garden – Free entree from a select menu.

Outback Steakhouse – Free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage on Veterans Day. Must have valid identification. 

Pizza FactoryFree mini one-topping pizza and regular-size soda for lunch.

Red Lobster  Free appetizer or dessert for veterans, active duty military, and reservists.

Red Robin – Free Tavern Double with bottomless steak fries.

free appetizer ruby tuesday

Ruby Tuesday – Free appetizer.

Shoney’s  – Free All-American Burger to all Veterans and Active Duty Military members on Veterans Day.

Sizzler Restaurants Free lunch served until 4pm. Choice of 3 entrees, and a free coffee, tea, or fountain drink. Not valid for salad bar or gratuity. Valid with proof of military service. Dine-in only at participating locations.

Texas Roadhouse – Free meal from a special menu and choice of non-alcoholic drink.

TGI Friday’s: Free lunch menu item up to $12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Plus get a coupon for $5 off next meal.

 Ongoing Military Discounts (Yearlong) – Note, please let us know if any of these change:

AC Lens  – 10% off contact lenses, with promo code MILITARY.

Alfred Angelo Bridal Gown Discount for Military Brides – Save 30% on a bridal gown at any Alfred Angelo Bridal Boutique.

Amtrak – Active duty military personnel and families save 10% when traveling with Amtrak.

Antique Jewelry Mall – 5% discount on jewelry purchases for current members of US Military.

Apple – Military discount on iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Macs through Apple’s Military/Government Puchase Program.

AT&T  – Active Duty, Reserves, and Veterans get 15% off mobile phone services. Mention FAN code 4085530.

Bass Pro Shops – Military discount days start the 15th of every month and last one week where active and retired military personnel can receive 10% at checkout.

Best Western – Low discount hotel rates based on U.S. government per diem for military personnel.

buildasign welcome home – Free Welcome Home banner or jumbo card.

Cabela’s – 5% discount for active military, retired military, active reserves, and VA-recipients.

Cinemark  – Active Military discount at participating locations.

Costco Wholesale – Join as a new member and receive over $50 in savings.

Dell – Save an additional 10% on

Gold’s Gym – Get 20% off dues at Gold’s Gym for active and veteran military personnel. New members only.

Hickory Farms – Free shipping when sending items to APO/FPO military addresses.

HP – Up to 10% off computers and other special promotions.

Kaplan University – Discounted tuition fees for active-duty military service members, their spouses, and veterans.

Lowes – Lowes offers a regular 10% military discount to active duty military members and Retired Veterans, or VA Recipients. Offer valid for immediate family members as well.

Michaels – 10% off entire purchase everyday for military members, veterans, spouses, and family.

Nike – Active, retired, reservist US military personnel and their families get 10% off.

Sam’s Club– Active duty, retired military, and civilian military employees and their spouses receive a $15 gift upon joining or renewing a Sam’s club membership. Through November 30, they’ll also receive additional benefits.

Shear Comfort – 7% Military Discount

Verizon Wireless – 15% off your monthly Verizon Wireless service and 25% discount off select accessories.



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