Veteran’s Day Military Discounts and Freebies

Veteran’s Day is coming! That means two additional things for you shoppers – discounts and freebies. We went ahead and compiled our biggest listing yet! Plus, we will be updating this page as soon as we discover more Veteran’s Day military discounts. So stay tuned!

Here’s our listing of Veteran’s Day Military Discounts so far for 2012.

P.S.  Be sure to ALWAYS have your military ID when taking advantage of any of these Veteran’s Day military discounts.


Applebee’s – free meal, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. There will be 7 entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required.

Champps Americana, Nov. 11, 2012. All Veterans and Active Military will receive a free burger on Friday, November 11th! Proof of service required. Offer not valid for the Pepperjack Bacon Stack Burger or Kobe Burger. Dine in only, valid at participating locations. More info,

Chili’s – Free meal, Sunday, Nov. 11 2012. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 7 meals. This offer is available from 11am – 5pm on November 11, 2011 at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service.

Denny’s Veterans Day Appreciation Event, Nov. 12 2012. Free all you can eat pancakes from 6am – 2pm on Monday, Nov. 12 for all active, retirees, and veterans with a valid military ID or proof of military service. Offer available in every Denny’s nationwide.

Famous Dave’s Sunday Nov. 11 2012-. Free or discounted meals on Veteran’s Day. Offer varies by location, please check the Famous Dave’s Veterans Day page or call your local restaurant for more information.

Golden Corral – Free meal, Monday Nov. 12: The 12th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation Monday dinner will be held on Monday, November 12, 2012 from 4pm to 9 pm in all Golden Corral Restaurants nationwide. The free dinner is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Monday dinner. For more information visit

Hooters – Free Meal on Veterans  – Get a free meal for all military veterans all day on Veteran’s Day. Offer good for all veterans and active duty military personnel. Get 10 Free Wings – Boneless or Regular, drink purchase required.

Hy-Vee-  Free Breakfast, Sunday Nov. 11, 2012. Free Veteran’s Day breakfast from 7am – 11am at all Hy-Vee supermarkets with in-store dining. Be sure to call ahead and to if your local store is participating.

Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees & veterans on Sunday, November 11th. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.

Little Caesars® Pizza, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012- Get a free Crazy Bread® with proof of military status or proof of service at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation. Find a location near you.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – Free lunch or dinner, Sunday Nov 11, 2012: McCormick & Schmick’s is celebrating their 14th annual Veteran’s Appreciation Event on Sunday, November 11th by allowing Veterans to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée. Be sure to contact your local McCormick & Schmick’s as this is valid at participating restaurants only. Also, space is limited and reservations are highly recommended.

Outback Steakhouse – Free Bloomin’ Onion and Coca Cola product, on November 11-12th. 10% Military discount will be offered from November 13-December 31st 2012.

Spaghetti Warehouse- 15% off total check on Veteran’s Day.

Subway – Subway is presenting a national-level partnership with Wounded Warrior Project, and donating $111,112 to help veterans in lieu of offering free sandwiches locally. More details

Texas Roadhouse – free lunch, Sunday, Nov. 11 2012. Get a free lunch at every Texas Roadhouse, nationwide. Choose from one of 10 free meals, plus sides and a drink. Offer good for All veterans – including all active, retired or former U.S. military. ID Required. Find locations.

T.G.I. Friday’s – Free Lunch, Monday, Nov 12, 2012. Valid for all US Military personnel and veterans. Must wear uniform (if permitted by your service) or present military ID or other proof of service.

The Olive Garden- Free entrée. Offer good for veterans and active duty military. Chose from a special menu; all entrées inlcude freshly baked garlic sticks and choice of soup or salad. Offer good in US and Canada.

Tim Horton’s– all US locations are offering a free donut to all veterans

UNO Chicago Grill- Get a free entree or individual pizza with the purchase of an entree or pizza of equal or greater value.


Attractions and Amusement Parks

Anheuser-Busch Parks. Anheuser-Busch Parks offers Active Duty Service Members free admission for them and up to 3 dependents to any of their parks once a year.  The Here’s to the Heroes program is only available to active duty, activated or drilling Reservists, or National Guardsmen.

Colonial Williamsburg- Free Admission. Colonial Williamsburg offers free weekend-long admission tickets to active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their immediate dependents from Friday, Nov. 9 through Sunday, Nov. 11th. The complimentary ticket includes admission to Colonial Williamsburg exhibition sites, art museums, and most daytime programs, as well as free parking and use of the shuttle bus system. Tickets are only available at on-site ticket sales locations. Tickets are also available to families of deployed servicemembers. Tickets available on the following dates: Nov. 9-11.

National Parks. No entrance fees for Veteran’s Day weekend – November 10-12, 2012. Everyone is eligible, not just veterans. Over 100 national Parks will be participating in this event.

Historic Jamestowne – Free admission for everyone on  November 11-13.  See events calendar.

Knotts Berry Farm Military Tribute Days – Free admission. Knott’s Berry Farm has an annual Military Tribute event in which they offer military members past and present by offering free park admission. This year the Military Tribute Days run from November 1 – 21 November. Veterans or current serving military personnel plus one guest get in FREE with proper ID. Purchase up to six additional tickets for just $19 each. More info.

San Jacinto Monument and Museum (La Porte, TX). November 7-13: Free admission to the theatre, Observation Floor, and (on November 12-13) the special exhibit to all veterans and their families. More info.



Red Roof Inn- Veterans with valid military IDs get 15% off their stay for the entire month of November.


Retail Stores – Free MP3 album download “Veteran’s Day Honor.” This free downloadable album includes 12 songs as performed by the military bands and ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces. Visit Amazon now through Veterans Day to download the album for free (album will be full price again starting Nov. 12).

Big Lots – 10% off your entire purchase with valid military ID

Build-a-Bear Workshop- Members of the armed services including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, AirForce, Coast Guard, and Reserve Officer Training Corps, will receive a 20% discount November 9–13 on any one transaction at Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Dollar General. 10% discount on entire purchase on Veteran’s Day. Offer good for all active duty military, retirees, veterans, Guard/Reserve, & immediate family members. The coupon can be found in the store circular, or by asking an employe. Also good online from Nov 11-13, use Coupon Code VETERANSDAY.

Macy’s- Macy’s will be offering Veteran’s Day sales to its customers on November 10-12, 2012.

Sport Clips – Veteran’s Day National cut-a-thon and Help A Hero program. Sport Clips is the official haircutter of the VFW and will donate $1 from every haircut during the National Cut-a-Thon to VFW’s Operation Uplink, which provides free phone time to active-duty military personnel and hospitalized veterans. Sports Clips stores also offer a Heroes discount which includes active and retired military. Find a location near you.

Steve Madden. We’d like to salute our heroes by doubling our everyday military discount of 15% to 30% OFF for Veteran’s Day ONLY. Valid with a form of Military identification (past or present) in Steve Madden stores only (not valid online). *Full priced merchandise only.



Grace for Vets- A program that honors United States Veterans with a free car wash on Veterans Day. For participating locations, visit Grace For Vets.

Sport Haircuts- Veterans will receive a free haircut at participating locations. Plus, for every haircut, $1 will be put into the “Help a Hero Program,” which is a program that collects donations from October through Veteran’s Day to provide service members with free phone calls to their families.

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