Military personnel deserve honor and praise the entire year long, but Nov. 11 is a special day set aside to give our servicemen and women extra kudos. When it comes to Veterans Day discounts, there are tons of ways for both veterans and active duty personnel to get discounts and freebies, and we’ve got a huge list right here!

Keep reading to find special military deals on food, retail, entertainment and travel just for our servicemen and women.

Photo: Michigan National Guard via Flickr

Retail Deals for Military Families

Target: Veterans, active duty and their dependents can get a 10 percent discount at Target Nov. 4 through 12 when they use a free coupon, both in store and online.

Great Clips: Visit a Great Clips salon on Nov. 11 and veterans and current military members will get a free cut that day or a free haircut card to use later. Customers can also purchase a haircut on Nov. 11 and receive a free haircut card to give to a veteran.

Lowe’s: Veterans and active military get 10 percent off purchases Veterans Day and every day at Lowe’s.

Mattress Firm: Veterans, their families and first responders get 20 percent off at Mattress Firm Nov. 9 through Nov. 12.

Sears Garage Services: Anyone with a valid military ID can get 10 percent off any product or service Nov. 9 through 12.

SmileDirectClub: SmileDirectClub will give active military and veterans $200 off an invisible aligner purchase during Veterans Day weekend (Nov. 9 to Nov. 12). Visit one of the brand’s 150 locations with military ID.

Tractor Supply Company: Veterans, active duty military and their dependents get 15 percent off at Tractor Supply Company stores on Nov. 11. Present valid military ID to get the deal.

Photo: Maryland National Guard via Flickr

Free Meals, Appetizers, Desserts & Drinks for Military Families

Acapulco: Free 3-Item Combo for military personnel, past and present on Nov. 11. Choose among Tacos, Enchiladas, Taquitos, Tamales and Chile Relleno.

Applebee’s: Veterans and active duty military can get a free meal on Nov. 11.

Bar Louie: Vets and active military get a free meal from open to close on Nov. 11 at Bar Louie locations around the country. The uffer includes a free burger or flatbread (up to $15 value) and a Military ID is required.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Current and retired military get a free entree (up to a $12.95 value), plus a free Dr. Pepper beverage on Nov. 11. Dine-in only. Also, all active and retired military can reserve a free Pizookie dessert, which will be purchased by guests who have opted to contribute $1 extra on their checks to the “Buy a Hero a Pizookie” program.

Bob Evans: Bob Evans is offering six free breakfast items, available all day, and select lunch and dinner options.

Bonefish Grill: Active and retired service members with valid military ID get a complimentary Bang Bang Shrimp on Nov. 11.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Participating Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants will offer free small boneless or traditional wings and fries for all veterans and active duty service members with a valid military ID. Dine-in only.

California Pizza Kitchen: Get a free pizza, full-size salad or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu. Dine-in only

Chevy’s Fresh Mex: Veterans and active duty service members get a free three-item combo on Nov. 11 with a current ID.

Chipotle: Active duty, veterans, reserves, National Guard, military spouses and retired military can BOGO free on dine-in purchases at Chipotle on Nov. 11. Valid on burritos, bowls, salads and taco orders.

CiCi’s Pizza: Visit the free buffet on Veterans Day, including pizza, salads, dessert and more.

Cotton Patch Cafe: Veterans and active duty military can receive a free Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken on Nov. 11.

Cracker Barrel: Veterans and active duty military receive a free piece of Coca-Cola Cake, or a crafted coffee on Nov. 11 at all Cracker Barrel stores.

Dunkin’: On Nov. 11, veterans and active duty military can receive a free donut at participating Dunkin’ locations.

El Torito Grill: Veterans and current service members get a complimentary meal and choose between a two-item combo, Fajita Salad, Mesquite Grilled Chicken Tostada or Carnitas Yucatán with a valid ID.

Famous Dave’s: Veterans can get a free 2 Meat Salute for veterans Nov. 11 and 12. Choose two different meats from: Georgia Chopped Pork, Country Roasted Chicken, BBQ Chicken, Sweetwater Catfish Fingers, Southside Rib Tips, Texas Beef Brisket or Hand Breaded Chicken Tenders, with a choice of one side and a Corn Bread Muffin. Available at participating locations only. All vets must bring a photo ID and proof of military service.

Freebirds World Burrito: Veterans, active military, retired service members and reservist members get a BOGO deal on full-size entrees on Nov. 11 with a valid military ID.

Friendly’s: Veterans and activity military can get a free breakfast, lunch or dinner at Friendly’s with a valid military ID or honorable discharge card. Choose between the Big-Two-Do Breakfast and the All-American Burger with fries for lunch or dinner.

Golden Corral: Enjoy Military Appreciation night on Nov. 12 (Veterans Day observed) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.. Retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard or Reserves are eligible to receive a free meal. Dine-in only.

Green Mill: Veterans and activity duty military can get a free dine-in lunch or dinner on Nov. 11. Offer includes any single item from the menu. Pizza is restricted to a small one-topping Deep Dish.

HomeTown Buffet: Military Monday falls on Veterans Day observed (Nov. 12). Bring a proof of service and get special discounts for military and up to three family members. Discounted prices are $1.99 for a kids meal, $6.29 for lunch and $9.29 for dinner.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar: Any party that includes a veteran, active duty or reservist military member gets 50 percent off on Nov. 11.

Hoss’s Steak & Sea: On Monday, Nov. 12 (Veterans Day observed), veterans can eat at the soup, salad and dessert bar for free with a free beverage. The offer is valid 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and must show proof of service.

Huddle House: Veterans and active duty military can receive a free Sweet Cake plate Nov. 9 through 12 with a valid military ID required.

Hy-Vee: Check out your local Hy-Vee locations for a free breakfast buffet for veterans and active duty military on Nov. 11.

IHOP: Get free red, white and blue pancakes with blueberries, strawberries and whipped cream.

Krispy Creme: Military and veterans get one free donut and small coffee on Veterans Day.

Little Caesars Pizza: Get a free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo on Veterans Day.

Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ & Hof’s Hut Restaurant: Free dessert on Nov. 11 and 12 for veterans and active military. Veterans and active duty military get 20 percent off the entire month of November.

McCormick & Schmick’s: Vets and Gold Star Honorees (parents and spouses) can get a free lunch or dinner on Nov. 11. Pick from include Salmon Rigatoni, Tender Beef Medallions, Beer Battered Fish & Chips and more.

On the Border: Veterans with a valid military ID or proof of service get a free Create-Your-Own-Combo 2 Meal. Served with Mexican rice and beans, plus endless chips and salsa.

Red Robin: Get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries, valid on dine-in only.

Red Lobster: Get a free appetizer or dessert on November 11th or 12th.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Breweries: Veterans can get a free entree Nov. 10–12. Diners can also enjoy a limited-edition Veterans Day IPA Nov. 10-17 where twenty-five cents from each pint will go to a local Veterans charity.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill: Macaroni Grill offers military and veterans a free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti entrée.

Ruby Tuesday: Free appetizer for all veterans, active duty and reserve service members on Nov. 11.

Shane’s Rib Shack: Get a free sandwich combo Nov. 8 to 10 if you are Military personnel or a veteran. Military ID or proof of service is required.

TGI Fridays: Get a free lunch menu item up to $12 from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Guests will also receive a $5 coupon for their next meal at Fridays. Offer for dine-in only.

Wienerschnitzel: Veterans, active military members and reservists get a free Chili Dog, small fry and 20-ounce drink at Wienerschnitzel on Nov. 11. Must show a current valid military ID to receive the offer.

Wild Wing Cafe: On Nov. 11, veterans eat free. Choose from any Awesome Salad, Wild Wrap, Beefy Burger or Chicken Sandwich. Dine-in only, at participating locations.


Photo: Georgia National Guard via Flickr

Entertainment & Travel Discounts for Military Families

CheapOair: Use a promo code to get travel discounts through Nov. 12 for Veterans Day.

Disney World: Receive special military rates when you book travel by Dec. 19 for stays Jan. 1 through Mar. 24 and Apr. 6 through Dec. 19.

Red Roof Inn: From Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, all active duty military and veterans get 20 percent off the best available rate for stays that occur Nov. 1 to Feb. 28. You must use the coupon code on this page.

Super 8: All military members and their families get 20 percent off Super 8 through Dec. 11.

World of Coca Cola: Complimentary admission to military and half-price admission to their guests. Nov. 1 to Nov. 11, members of the Armed Forces may buy up to four half-price general admission tickets for friends and family. Present valid military ID at the ticket window.

—Karly Wood



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