Here’s Who’s Offering Veterans Day Discounts And Freebies

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Veterans Day is the day when we as a country pause to appreciate and honor those who have served and who are currently serving our country. As part of that show of gratitude, many retailers are offering up freebies or deals for veterans and active service members as thanks — from free coffee to free haircuts.

We’ve combed the Internet to come up with a list of businesses offering thanks to veterans on Nov. 11, but you’ll want to call ahead and make sure the location nearest you is participating. If you’ve spotted a great deal, let us know at and we’ll add it to the list.


Applebee’s: Free meal from a special menu for all veterans and active duty military.

Baskin Robbins: While it’s not exactly a freebie, the ice cream chain will donate $0.11 to the United Service Organizations for every ice cream cone sold on Nov. 11.

Bob Evans: Free breakfast available all day from a special menu for veterans and active military.

Bonefish Grill: One free order of Bang Bang Shrimp for any veterans or actively serving military who show identification.

Bruegger’s: A free small drip coffee with military ID.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Veterans and active miltary can get a free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.

Cheeseburger in Paradise: Free All-American burger with fries.

Chili’s: Free entree from a special Veterans Day menu.

Chipotle: From 3 p.m. to close, buy one get one free burritos (or other entree) for all active duty military, military spouses and veterans.

Cracker Barrel: Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.

Denny’s: Free Build Your Own Grand Slam between 5 a.m. and noon.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Free sandwich, side and a Big Yellow Cup, up to a $12 total value. Any buddies dining with veterans also get a free Big Yellow Cup with purchase.

Famous Dave’s: Free Two-Meat combo.

Fazoli’s: Veterans can get a free “Build Your Own Pasta Bowl” on Nov. 11.

Friendly’s: Free breakfast, lunch, or dinner for veterans and active servicemembers.

Glory Days Grill: Veterans have a choice of either a free appetizer or a free regular order of traditional or boneless wings.

Hooters: Choose from a free entree on a Veterans Day menu.

Hurricane Grill & Wings: Free meal from a special menu.

IHOP: Veterans can enjoy a free stack of red, white & blue pancakes.

IKEA: While you’re picking up furniture, you can get a free entree at IKEA if you’re a veteran or active servicemember from now through Nov. 11.

Krispy Kreme: All veterans or those currently serving can get a free doughnut and small coffee at participating locations.

Little Caesars: One free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for veterans and active military.

LongHorn Steakhouse: Free appetizer or dessert, plus 10% off for the whole table.

Menchie’s: The first 6 ounces of frozen yogurt is free for veterans.

Mimi’s Cafe: Free entree from a special Veterans Day menu.

Mission BBQ: Free sandwich and cake while supplies last.

Ocean Blue: Free All American Grilled Kobe Burger or signature dessert.

Old Country Buffet: Free buffet and drink for veterans and active military.

Olive Garden: Veterans and actively serving members of the military can get one free entree.

Outback: Free Bloomin’ Onion and drink.

Primanti Bros.: Veterans eat free on Nov. 11 — one meal, at least.

Red Hot & Blue: From now through Nov. 11, veterans can get one free entree with the purchase of two drinks and second entree of equal or greater value.

Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert from a special menu, with a valid military ID on Nov. 10 and 11.

Red Robin: All veterans and active duty military members can get a free Red’s Tavern Double burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on Veterans Day. Red Robin is also donating $10,000 to the United Service Organizations (USO) to provide assistance to military service members and their families worldwide.

Ruby Tuesday: Veterans and active military can get a free appetizer.

Sheetz: Free 6-inch turkey sub, regular size fountain drink and a car wash for veterans and active military.

Shoney’s: Free all-American burger for veterans and active duty military service members at participating locations across the country (dine-in only).

Sizzler: Veterans and active military can choose one free entree (complimentary beverage included) from a special menu if they visit before 4 p.m.

sweetFrog: Free small cup of frozen yogurt.

Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch from a special Veterans Menu.

Wayback Burgers: One free Wayback Classic Cheeseburger with the purchase of any side and any drink at participating restaurants nationwide to all active and former military personnel.

World of Beer: Free beer for all veterans and current service members with military ID on Nov. 11 at participating locations. Guests in IL, MA, MD, OH, GA, SC, AL, TX, NC, VA, and NY will receive $5 off any food item due to state laws.


Goodyear: All active military and veterans and up to one guest will be granted free admission to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, compliments of Goodyear during the month of November.

Great Clips: Veterans who get a haircut on Nov. 11 will receive a coupon for a free hair cut valid through Dec. 31.

Meineke: Free basic oil change.

National Parks: Admission is free for everyone at all national parks in honor of veterans.

iPic Theaters: Free movie tickets at On Nov. 11, all veterans and active duty military can get a free movie ticket by showing proof of service with U.S. uniform services I.D. or in uniform.

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