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Veterans Day is Monday, November 11th! 

In honor of Veterans Day 2019, many stores and restaurants will be offering up discounts, freebies, and deals for veterans, active-duty military members, and their spouses!

Please note that in many cases, proof of military service is required to get these deals. We recommend calling ahead to make sure that your local restaurants and retailers are participating (and to verify their ID requirements).

Here are all the best 2019 Veterans Day Deals & Freebies:

Academy Sports+Outdoors

Through November 11th, Academy Sports+Oudoors is offering all military and first responders a 10% discount both in-store and online!

To redeem in store, simply present your military ID at checkout. To redeem online, verify your military status with the buttons on the shopping cart page. Once verified, copy and paste the single-use promo code into the Promo Code field at checkout.

Amazon boxes on porch

Amazon Prime

Now through November 11th, Veterans and Active Military personnel can head to Amazon and score a year of Amazon Prime Membership for just $79 (regularly $119)!

This deal is valid for new and existing Prime members and is limited to one per customer. If you’re a current Prime member, this purchase will extend your membership by one year! Head here for more details.

2018 Veterans Day Discounts, Freebies, & Deals (Score FREE Food at OVER 30 Restaurants)


U.S. veterans and active-duty military can get a FREE full-size entrée at Applebee’s on November 11 at participating restaurants (valid for dine-in only). Proof of military service is required. Limit one meal per veteran or active-duty military member. Go here to find a participating Applebee’s.

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

All active, retired, and former military members are invited to stop by Bad Daddy’s for a FREE All American Burger & Side on November 11. Guests must present proof of military service.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

All current and retired military members can enjoy a FREE entrée up to $14.95 and a FREE Dr. Pepper beverage on November 11 with military ID (valid for dine-in only).

Bob Evans Veterans Day meals

Bob Evans

Veterans and active-duty military personnel can get a FREE meal from the Veterans Day Menu on November 11. This offer is valid for dine-in meals only, and you must show proof of military service.

Bang Bang Shrimp from Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill

Active duty and retired military can enjoy a FREE appetizer on November 11 with military ID or proof of service. This offer excludes Large Ahi Tuna Sashimi, Charbroiled Gulf Oysters, and Florida Stone Crabs.

Buffalo Wild Wings and fries

Buffalo Wild Wings

On November 11, all past and present members of the armed forces can enjoy a FREE small or 10-piece order of boneless wings (depending on location) and a regular order of fries. This offer is valid for dine-in guests only, and proof of service is required.

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill

On November 11, Cafe Rio Mexican Grill will be honoring all Veterans by offering 50% off their entire order, no coupon required.

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On November 11, Veterans, Active Military, Reserves, and Military Spouses can show U.S. Military ID to receive a Buy-One, Get-One Free Entrée. This offer is valid in-restaurant only.

Cotton Patch Cafe

Every Veterans Day, all Cotton Patch Cafe restaurants are proud to serve their award-winning Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken FREE to all veterans and active-duty members of the military.

woman eating Coolgreens wrap


Coolgreens is giving a FREE entrée to all veterans and military personnel on November 11. Military ID is required.


Military members and veterans can purchase Costco Membership Activation Certificates to join Costco as a new member and receive over $60 in savings! This offer is available year-round for all members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans, and their families. Get started by validating your status here.

Cracker Barrel Veterans Day Dessert

Cracker Barrel

On November 11, Cracker Barrel will offer veterans a choice of a FREE piece of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake OR a Pumpkin Pie Latte at all 660 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations nationwide.

Denny's Grand Slam breakfast


Denny’s is inviting all active and inactive military personnel into participating Denny’s locations nationwide, on November 11 from 5 a.m. to noon to enjoy a FREE Build Your Own Grand Slam. This offer is valid for dine-in only and will not be available for online ordering through ‘Denny’s on Demand.’

Dick’s Last Resort

Veterans and active-duty military members get a FREE meal at Dick’s Last Resort with the purchase of one adult entrée on Veterans Day.

Dunkin' Donuts - Veteran's Day


On November 11, veterans and active-duty military personnel are invited to participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide for a FREE donut of their choice, no purchase necessary.

The first 50 veterans and active-duty military personnel at participating Dunkin’ restaurants on November 11 will also receive a thank you card written by members of the community from A Million Thanks, a nonprofit organization that sends millions of letters of thanks and encouragement directly to service members.


On November 11, Fazoli’s is offering FREE spaghetti with meat or marinara sauce for veterans and military service members.

Golden Corral

On Monday, November 11, from 5 – 9 PM, any person who has served in the US Military can get a FREE Dinner Buffet and beverage from Golden Corral, valid for dine-in only. Go here for more details.

thank a veteran great clips

Great Clips

On November 11 only, veterans can stop into their local Great Clips to receive a FREE haircut or a FREE haircut card to use on a later date, valid through December 31st. Just show your military ID or DD 214 form. Non-military customers can purchase a service at a U.S. Great Clips salon on November 11 and get a FREE haircut card to give to a veteran.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

On November 11, each Gordon Biersch location will be hosting a tapping party and giving active-duty servicemembers and veterans a FREE entrée from the following choices: 7 oz. Top Sirloin, Beer-Battered Fish & Chips, Cajun Pasta, and Märzen BBQ Burger.

From November 11 – 17, Gordon Biersch will also donate 25¢ from the sale of each pint of their Veteran’s IPA to a local veteran’s charity.

Hooters wings with dipping sauce


On November 11, all active-duty, retired military, and veterans who purchase a beverage at any participating Hooters will receive a FREE entrée from the Hooters Veterans Day Menu. This offer is available for dine-in only when you present a military ID or proof of service.

Houlihan's Sandwich

Houlihan’s Restaurant + Bar

Houlihan’s Restaurant + Bar will honor America’s veterans and active-duty military members on November 11 with a FREE meal, in addition to the fifteen-percent food discount that is offered every day throughout the year.

Service members can choose from the following entrées: Houlihan’s Burger, Veggie Burger, Heartland Grilled Chicken Salad, Fish and Chips, Brentwood Chicken Sandwich, Southwest Grilled Chicken Wrap, Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, and a 5-oz. Petite Top Sirloin. Houlihan’s restaurants in the northeast will serve Down Home Pot Roast in lieu of the 5 oz. Petite Top Sirloin.


Many Hy-Vee stores celebrate Veterans Day each year by offering a FREE breakfast buffet to all veterans and active-duty military members. Many stores also offer planned programs, displays, entertainment or other activities along with the breakfast event. Head here for more details.

Red, White, and Blueberry pancakes


On November 11, veterans and active-duty military personnel can get a FREE red, white, and blueberry pancake combo. Visit IHOP’s Facebook page for all the details.

Sweedish Meatballs at IKEA


Now through November 11, veterans, active duty, reserve, and retired military can enjoy a FREE meal at the restaurant. Military ID or proof of service is required.

3 seafood plates from Joe's Crab Shack

Joe’s Crab Shack

On November 11, all veterans can enjoy 20% off at Joe’s Crab Shack with proof of service or military ID/badge. This offer is valid for dine-in only and excludes alcohol.

Knott’s Berry Farm

If you’re a veteran or an active-duty servicemember, you can get FREE admission for yourself AND one guest to Knott’s Berry Farm from November 3 – 21 and December 2 – 19. Keep in mind that the eligible person must be present and show proper ID at the entrance gate.

In addition, veterans/active military members will be able to purchase up to six additional tickets for just $42 each from November 3 – 21 or $48 each from December 2 – 19.

Kohl's Veterans Day discount signage


Back in April, Kohl’s launched a new Military Mondays program, which offers a 15 percent in-store discount for active and former military personnel, veterans and their families. For Veterans Day 2019, Kohl’s is doubling that discount to 30% on in-store purchases!

This is the FIRST time that Kohl’s has ever offered its 30% discount for anyone without a Kohl’s Charge, outside of its Mystery offer (which can be anywhere from 20 to 40% off). This offer is valid from November 7 -11 with your military ID. Click here for more information.

child holding Lego flag


In celebration of Veterans Day, all veterans of the U.S. armed forces will receive FREE admission to LEGOLAND Florida Resort from November 1 – 25.

Military veterans can also purchase tickets for up to six guests at a 50% discount on the same dates! Veterans must present valid military ID or other proof of veteran status at a LEGOLAND ticket window on the day of their visit. Note that this offer is not available online.

Little Caesar's Veteran's Day offer

Little Caesar’s

On November 11, from 11 AM – 2 PM, veterans and active military members can receive a FREE $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo. No coupon is needed to redeem this offer, but proof of service is required.

Logan’s Roadhouse

Logan’s Roadhouse is inviting all active-duty and retired U.S. military personnel to enjoy a FREE meal from the American Roadhouse Menu on November 11 from 3PM-6PM.

And every Wednesday from 3-6pm starting 11/20 through the end of 2019, veterans and active military can score a free American Roadhouse Meal with purchase of an entrée ($8.99 or more).

Also beginning November 11, Logan’s Roadhouse is also asking guests to round up their check to benefit Folds of Honor and its mission to provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members.

Main Event burger with American flag and fries

Main Event Entertainment

Veterans eat and play for FREE on November 11 with a $10 game card and FREE entrée for all current and retired military. Veterans and active service members also receive 10% off every day at Main Event, including bowling, food, birthdays, non-alcoholic beverages, games, etc.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks

On Sunday, November 10, McCormick & Schmick’s is offering all Veterans, members of the National Guard, Gold Star Parents and Gold Star Spouses a FREE entrée with military identification. This offer is valid for dine-in guests only.

Menchies Frozen Yogurt - Veteran's Day


On November 11 only, all veterans and active-duty military can receive the first 6oz of yogurt FREE with a valid military ID or proof of service at participating Menchie’s locations.

Mission BBQ on Veterans Day


Veterans and active-duty military personnel can get a FREE Sandwich and a slice of cake on November 11. Be there at noon for the live rendition of the National Anthem! Available at all MISSION BBQ locations.

National Parks

In honor of Veterans Day, visitors to 400 participating National Parks can take advantage of a FREE Entrance Day on November 11. This offer is valid for everyone, not just military families! Check out the list of participating parks here.

On the Border combo meal

On The Border

On the Border plans to thank active and former military members for their service on November 11 with a FREE Combo Meal. Simply show your military ID or proof of service, and choose two of your favorites from the Combo Menu!

Photo of girl hugging military member

Outback Steakhouse

Outback is honoring all heroes with 20% off their entire check (excluding alcohol, taxes, and gratuity) from November 8 – 11. Can’t make it on those dates? All servicemen and women, police officers, firefighters, and first responders get 10% off their entire check every day at Outback Steakhouse!

Pie Five personal pizza

Pie Five Pizza

On November 11, Pie Five Pizza will honor active and retired military and current or past members of the Armed Forces or Department of Defense with a FREE personal pizza. This offer is valid in-store only with ID or proof of service.

Pilot Flying J breakfast sandwiches

Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J is inviting all active-duty and retired military veterans to enjoy a FREE Pilot Coffee and choice of one FREE PJ Fresh breakfast sandwich, breakfast pizza or breakfast grill item. This offer is valid on November 8 – 11 at more than 650 participating Pilot and Flying J travel centers across the United States. Head on over here for more details.

Price Chopper/Market 32

On November 11 from 7 AM – 7 PM, active-duty military and veterans can enjoy a FREE 12-ounce coffee & donut at Price Chopper and Market 32 locations!

Publix storefront


On November 11, veterans, military personnel, and their families are invited to save 10% on groceries at Publix. This offer is valid for in-store purchases only and excludes prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, gift cards, lottery tickets, postage stamps, and money services. Customers are responsible for all applicable taxes.

Redbox rental in front of kiosk


Now through November 12, use the code SALUTE1 at any military Redbox location to get a Rent 1 Get 1 FREE deal on a 1-night movie or game rental.

Lobster Artichoke and Seafood Dip from Red Lobster

Red Lobster

To thank veterans, active-duty military, and reservists for their service, Red Lobster is offering a FREE appetizer or dessert on November 11 with valid military ID or proof of service.

Red Robin Burger and Bottomless Fries

Red Robin

On November 11, Red Robin is honoring veterans and active-duty service members with a FREE Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries with proof of service. This offer is valid for dine-in guests only.

Rock Bottom Bacon Mac & Cheese

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

On November 11, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery will honor all active-duty service members and veterans with a FREE entree from a special Veterans Day menu. Guests must be in uniform or provide Military ID.

Additionally, Rock Bottom will offer Veteran’s IPA from November 11 – 17, with 25¢ from the sale of each pint going to a local veteran’s charity. Each Rock Bottom location will also host a tapping party on November 11.

Mom's Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti at Romano's Macaroni Grill

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

On November 11, all veterans and active military personnel will receive a FREE Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti at Romano’s Macaroni Grill with military ID. 

Sam’s Club

Now through January 31, active and former U.S. military personnel and their spouses can get a $10 gift card for joining Sam’s Club or renewing a membership. Proof of U.S. military service or valid identification is required.


Shoney’s is serving up a FREE breakfast from the fresh food bar for veterans and active-duty service members on November 11. This offer is valid from opening to 11 AM at participating restaurants.

Spaghetti Warehouse Veterans Day entrees

Spaghetti Warehouse

Spaghetti Warehouse is celebrating Veterans Day weekend with a buy 1, get 1 FREE Grilled Chicken Alfredo, Original Recipe Spaghetti Entrée, or Lasagne. This offer is valid for everyone November 9 – 11! You do not need to be a member of the military, but you must present this coupon to redeem the offer.

man getting haircut at Sport Clips

Sports Clips

On November 11, participating Sport Clips locations will offer FREE haircuts to active duty military service members and veterans with valid ID. One dollar from every Sports Clips haircut will also be donated to the VFW’s Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship program.

Starbucks barista with military personnel


Veterans, active-duty service members, and military spouses can enjoy a FREE tall (12-ounce) hot brewed coffee on November 11 at any participating Starbucks location.

Starbucks is also donating 25¢ from the purchase of every brewed coffee purchase to the non-profit organizations Team Red, White and Blue and Team Rubicon, whose programs support the mental and physical wellbeing of veterans.

Target Veterans Day signage


Now through November 11, Target is offering ALL active duty military, veterans and their spouse and/or dependent children a 10% off coupon, valid to use both in-store and online!

Texas de Brazil

Veterans receive 50% off dinner November 11 – 13 at Texas de Brazil when they mention this offer and show valid military ID.

Texas Roadhouse Military hat on table

Texas Roadhouse

All active and retired military members are invited to Texas Roadhouse on November 11 from 11 AM to 4 PM for a FREE meal from the Early Dine Menu at any location nationwide. Must present valid military ID to redeem.

Chicken tenders, fries, and dipping sauce

Twin Peaks

In honor of Veterans Day, all veterans, active-duty military, and reservists will eat for FREE on November 11. Choose from select menu items, including Chicken Tenders, Ol’ Fashioned BLT, Cheeseburger, and Wedge Salad.

Verizon Wireless

Military service members, veterans, and their families get Start Unlimited for $30/line per month with 4 lines. Plus, get a year of Amazon Prime membership for FREE (a $119 value)!


All veterans and active-duty military personnel can grab a FREE Chili Dog, Small Fries, and a Small Pepsi on November 11 from Wienerschnitzel. Just present your military ID or wear your uniform.

Military family checking in at Wyndham

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Active and retired military service members can save up to 20% off their stay, plus receive 500 Wyndham Rewards bonus points now through December 6, 2019.

This discount is available at participating hotels in the U.S. and Canada across 17 brands owned by Wyndham, including Super 8 and La Quinta (both of which also offer preferred parking for active and retired military members). You can learn more about this offer here.

Chicken Nachos from Yard House

Yard House

On November 11th, veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a FREE appetizer with valid military ID. This offer is valid for dine-in guests only.

Free Veterans Day Thank You For Your Service Printable Cards!

A BIG thank you to all the Military men and women who served our country in the past and who are currently serving our country and protecting our freedom! ♥

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Comments 42

  1. Art

    Is Texas Roadhouse participating this year?

    • IB

      Yes, free meal from 11am-4pm. Best steak house around!

    • SavingsMama

      Yes 11-4 only …we can’t do that with our Veteran! Our location isnbgood either lol, so not a big loss.

  2. Melissa C

    I’m confused about the Costco deal. Is that to get a free membership or to receive $60 worth of product? Can someone please explain? TIA!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! That is to purchase a Costco Membership Activation Certificate and receive $60 in savings. Find more details on that through the link above. Hope this helps!

    • Heather

      I went through the process and this is all they will tell you. You have to buy the $60 membership to find out what exactly the $60 “worth” of coupons entails.

      Order today and receive coupons valued at more than $60, including 3 free items when you join as a new member.
      Free Kirkland Signature Liquid Fabric Softener 187 fl oz
      Free Kirkland Signature Organic Tortilla Chips
      Free Kirkland Signature™ Paper Towels 12/160 Sheets

  3. Savvy Mom

    Does anyone know if Olive Garden is doing anything?

    • Pattijhs

      I’m curious about Olive Garden also! We typically go there every Veterans Day. ???

    • Beth

      Yes a free entree from a special menu

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        Thanks for the helpful comment! We’ll keep an eye out for that!

  4. Susan

    DQ- Free med Blizzard with ID

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing, Susan!

  5. Jessica

    Panera has free pick 2

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh cool! Thanks, Jessica!

    • SavingsMama

      Wow, curious about Panera, because they didn’t send anything about it (yet) in my email. They let me know if they have a new flavor of cheese they’re using, lol I think they should have mentioned it. Also checking locally for Olive Garden since it’s Friday & haven’t seen anything about it either.

      • Tracy

        Panera Bread is offering a free “u pick 2” meal for veterans on Monday Nov 11th.

  6. Brit

    Happy Veteran’s Day to all the military families out there! We just did a Blue Star Families reading club, they sponsor it for all military and even civilian families, to join together. We really enjoyed getting together each week and sharing our takes on the stories. It took place at our public library and was for parents and their kids up to age 12 and included dinner from sponsors Jimmy John’s & Mission Bbq (Mission is prob doing a Veteran’s Day deal). I just thought I’d put our experience out there for a military spouse or a parent reading this post & could see if this organization offers something in your area.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks a bunch for taking the time to comment, Brit! 💖

  7. Astrid

    Thanks for this extensive list!
    My husband is a veteran, but he works 2nd shift, and will not have a day off on monday, so unfortunately, the majority of these deals won’t be available to him.
    Still, it’s wonderful that so many businesses show their appreciation for the women and men that give so much to this country!

    • Tracy

      Many of the restaurants honor curbside pickup even for the free Veterans Day meal.

    • MrsFelix1004

      This is location specific….I just called ours and was told they don’t honor this.

  8. MrsFelix1004

    Publix is offering 10% off on groceries

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for commenting! We do have that one listed above!

  9. Deanna

    Sheetz is giving out free 6in. turkey subs and free reg. fountain drink.Sub includes all add-ons and extras,so you can load it with as much stuff as you want including double meat,etc. Stick it in the fridge for the next day!
    They are also giving free $9 car washes at locations with a car wash.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks, Deanna! I LOVE Sheetz!

  10. Bev84

    Rent 1 get one free at Redbox with code SALUTE1. It was inside my ad.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      GREAT! Thank you!

  11. Suz A.

    My IKEA email yesterday had this!:
    Enjoy your choice of an entrée with either soup or a salad and a fountain drink from the IKEA Restaurant.
    Offer valid 11/6/19 – 11/17/19
    US stores only while supplies last. Military ID required. Further restrictions apply.*

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! Thanks so much!

      • Suz A.

        Got an email this morning:
        Oops, we shared the wrong dates –
        Free meal for veterans
        Enjoy your choice of an entrée with either soup or a salad and a fountain drink from the IKEA Restaurant.
        Offer valid 11/9/19 – 11/11/19
        US stores only while supplies last. Military ID required. Further restrictions apply.*

        Way to go, IKEA!

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          Great! Thanks again!

  12. Michelle W

    Kneaders VETERANS & ACTIVE MILITARY: Come enjoy FREE* all-you-can-eat Chunky Cinnamon French Toast until 11 AM on Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11! Start Veteran’s Day off right with thick slices of made-to-order french toast, fresh strawberries, whipped topping and our famous caramel syrup.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      That sure sounds like a yummy deal! Thanks for commenting!

  13. roniv

    McDonalds will be having a free value meal

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for sharing! It looks like that offer may vary by location.

  14. Lunafalls

    Check with your local Coldstone Creamery — I got an email that our local ones are giving a free Like-It size Create-your-own-sundae (yogurt or ice cream with one mix-in) for veterans, on Nov. 11th only.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      How nice! Thanks for the tip!

  15. Carolyn White

    Check out Chick-fil-a deal

    The Atlanta-based chain says it will be offering free meals on Monday from 5-8 p.m. to any active military personnel, veterans with valid military identification and their immediate families.

    Check to see if your location is participating!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Great deal, Carolyn! Thanks!

  16. Tracy

    Neither our Subway nor Panera Bread were offering any meal deals.

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