Veterans Day is Monday, November 11th ( 11-11-2013 ) and many companies all over our nation are honoring our military. As someone who grew up being an army brat, I cannot express enough how important this day really is. If you see a person who is currently serving and served in the past, do them a favor and say “Thank You”. It only takes a couple seconds, and it lets that man or woman know that you truly are thankful for them risking their lives each day for our freedom.
Veterans Day Free Restaurant Offers
Applebees is offering a FREE Signature Entree for veterans and active duty military on Sunday, November 11 at participating locations. Proof of military service is required. You’ll be able to choose a meal from a limited Veteran’s Day menu that includes shrimp, steak, salad, and more. This deal is dine-in only and beverages and gratuity are not included. Find an Applebee’s near you and call ahead to find out if they are participating in the Veterans Day free meal.
Arby’s is giving away FREE roast beef sandwiches for veterans on Monday, November 11th. Offer valid at participating Arby’s Restaurant locations in OK, AR, KS, MO, IL & CO only.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse provided a FREE lunch entree or a one-topping mini or individual pizza (last year for Veterans Day) ~ still waiting to be confirmed.
Bar Louie gave away a FREE Veterans Day meal during lunch and dinner last year on Veterans Day. This was at participating Bar Louie locations and is for dine in only. ~ still waiting to be confirmed.
Bob Evans is having FREE All You Can Eat Hotcakes to active military and veterans on Monday, November 11th, 2013.
Boston Market is giving away a FREE Whole Chicken with purchase of a family meal.
California Pizza Kitchen is giving a FREE Meal (a Pizza and non-alcoholic drink) to veterans and active duty military, who dine in on Monday, November 11th. Come in uniform, or provide proof of military ID or service.
Carraba’s Italian Grill is giving active military and veterans a FREE appetizer from 11/9 thru 11/11/13.
Champps Americana is giving away FREE burger & waffle fries for veterans and active military.
Cheeseburger in Paradise is having a FREE All American Burger and fries with beverage purchase for the vets and military.
Chevy’s Fresh Mex is offering a 20% discount at company owned Chevys for any police, fire personnel, or military in uniform (or with ID) everyday – any day!
Chili’s is offering all veterans and active duty military their choice of one of nine FREE meals on Monday, November 11th, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find a Chili’s near you so you can stop in and get your free meal.
Dairy Queen (select locations) are offering veterans and active duty military a FREE mini blizzard. Be sure to contact your local DQ to see if they are participating.
Denny’s is providing ALL You Can Eat Pancakes from 6 a.m to 2 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2012 to ALL active, non-active and retired military. All Denny’s are participating in this promotion and you’ll just need to bring a valid military ID along with you.
Einstein Bagels will give a FREE bagel and shmear (or any other topping) to all active, inactive and retired military personnel on Monday, November 11th.
Famous Daves’s will be giving out FREE meals on Monday, November 11, 2013 at some locations. The Veterans Day free meals at Famous Dave’s can range any where from a free two meat salute to a 25% off discount. Click here to find out if your location is offering a free meal or a discount. Proof of military service is required.
Fox & Hound will give a FREE Ultimate Burger (or any burger of their choice) on Veterans Day.
Friendly’s will offer a FREE Big Two Do breakfast and coffee at select locations.
Golden Corral is offering a Military Appreciation “Thank You” Dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2013. Any person who has ever served in the U.S. military or is on current active duty will be offered a free meal. All Golden Corral locations will be participating and no identification is required to get your free meal. Last year, Golden Corral served over 375,000 veterans a Veterans Day free meal! Proof of military service is required.
Hooters is offering a FREE Meal for Veterans (up to $10.99) all day Monday, November 11, 2013. Proof of military service is required.
Hy-Vee stores throughout the Midwest will once again honor America’s veterans on Monday, November 11th, 2013 with a FREE breakfast in appreciation of their service to the country. The buffet is complimentary for veterans and open to others at a small cost. Some stores have planned programs, displays, entertainment or other activities to go along with the breakfast; check with local stores for details. All Hy-Vee supermarkets with in-store dining, should be participating between 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Hy-Vee is located in llinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota.
Krispy Kreme is offering all active-duty, retirees & Veterans a FREE doughnut and small coffee on Monday, November 11th, 2013. Be sure to call ahead to verify if your local Krispy Kreme is participating.
Little Caesar’s Pizza is giving away a FREE order of Crazy Bread to military personnel on Monday, November 11, 2013. Be sure to call ahead to verify if your local Little Caesar’s is participating. You’ll need to present a valid military I.D. to get this freebie.
Lone Star Steakhouse will be honoring veterans as well as active duty military members by giving them a FREE entree off their Stars & Strips menu. You’ll want to contact your local Lone Star Steakhouse for more details.
LongHorn Steakhouse is giving away FREE Texas Tonions and non-alcoholic beverages to veterans and active military who stop into their local Longhorn Steakhouse on Monday, November 11, 2013. You’ll need to bring proof of service with you for this freebie.
Max & Erma’s honored veterans last year with a FREE burger. This offer has not be confirmed for this year yet. Check to see which Max & Erma’s are participating. This is for dine-in only and you’ll need to show your military I.D.
McCormick and Schmicks is offering a FREE Veterans Day meal at participating locations on Monday, November 11, 2013. Your free lunch or dinner entree will be from a limited menu and reservations are recommended.
Menchie’s will give military and veterans a FREE Yogurt (up to 6 oz in size).
O’ Charley’s will provide a FREE meal from the $9.99 Menu on November 11th, 2013.
Olive Garden is offering 10% off for Military Families during the entire month of November. And on a FREE entree from a special menu on Monday, November 11th, 2013. Plan ahead and find a restaurant near you.
On the Border will be giving away a FREE Create Your Own Combo to veterans and military.
Paciugo Gelato Caffe is thanking vets and our military with a FREE 12 oz Gelatte®.
Red Lobster will be giving away a FREE appetizer on Monday, November 11th, 2013. Choose from Buffalo Chicken Bites, Southwest Chicken Pizza, Sweet Chili Shrimp, Cris Calamari & Vegetables, Lobster Artichoke Dip, Lobster Pizza, Lobster-Stuffed Mushrooms, Parrot Island Coconut Shrimp, or Wood-Grilled Shrimp Bruschetta. You’ll need to bring proof of service to your local Red Lobster to take advantage of this Veterans Day freebie.
Red Robin is offering a FREE Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries on Monday, November 11th, 2013 for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service. Red Robin is also partnering with Heinz for Veterans Day to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Red Robin will also donate $10,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project. Find a location near you.
Seven-Eleven will be giving away a FREE small Slurpee on Monday, November 11th, 2013 from 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Offer good to all current and former military members. ID or proof of service required.
Sheetz is offering a FREE lunch for Vets on 11/11/2013 which includes a 6 inch Turkey Sub and 20 oz Fountain Drink.
Shoney’s is offering a FREE All American Burger for active military and veterans on November 11, 2013 with valid proof of service. Valid at participating locations only.
Sizzler is offering a FREE meal until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2013. Choose from a 6 oz. Steak, Malibu Chicken, or Half Dozen Fried Shrimp. Proof of military service is required.
Spaghetti Warehouse is offering a Buy One, Get One FREE coupon, which is open to everyone, not just veterans. Choose from any of the 11 Original Recipe Spaghetti entrées and receive a second entrée free. Download the coupon at their website (available starting Nov. 5th).
Spaghetti Warehouse is offering a Veterans Day Celebration. Buy one Lasagne or any original recipe spaghetti entree and get the second for just $0.11.
Starbucks is giving away a FREE Brewed Coffee for Veterans, Active Duty and Spouses on 11/11/2013.
Subway restaurants are offering veterans a FREE six-inch sub on Monday, November 11th, 2013. Please call your closest restaurant to verify participation. Military ID or proof of service required.
Texas Corral will provide a FREE entree and drink on 11/11/2013.
Texas Roadhouse is offering a FREE Veteran’s Day lunch on Monday, November 11th, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. There are ten items to choose from on the menu and includes a side, and a FREE Coca-Cola product, Sweet Tea, or coffee. Proof of military service is required. Dine-in only. No other discounts or coupons are accepted.
T.G.I. Friday’s will be having FREE lunch for all veterans on Monday, November 11th, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at participating locations. Be sure to contact your local T.G.I Friday’s for details. Bring in proof of military service, and you’ll be able to choose any item off the lunch menu for free.
Tim Hortons is thanking our vets and military with a FREE doughnut on 11/11/2013.
Tony Roma’s is giving away a FREE Sirloin (6 oz in size) on 11/11/2013.
Travel Centers of America will be giving FREE meals (up to a $15 value) to CDL drivers who are also veterans. There are 170 participating full service restaurants throughout the country ~ this includes Iron Skillet and Country Pride. You’ll need to show your commercial driver’s license, as well as proof of military service to get your free meal up to a $15 value.
Uno Chicag0 Grill is giving a FREE entree or Individual Pizza with purchase on 11/11/2013.
Village Inn is providing FREE Buttermilk Pancakes, a Belgian Waffle or French Toast on 11/11/2013.
Veterans Day Free Park Admissions
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. Throughout 2013, members of the military and as many as three direct dependents may enter SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks with a single-day complimentary admission. Click here to register.
Colonial Williamsburg offers free weekend-long admission tickets to active-duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their immediate dependents from Friday, Nov. 8 through Monday, Nov. 11th, 2013. 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 service members.
Legoland Florida will provide FREE park admission to military veterans from November 1st thru November 17th. Veterans will receive FREE admission and up to 6 discounted tickets at $40 each.
National Parks around the country are honoring America’s service men and women, by not charging entrance fees for Veterans Day weekend – November 9-11, 2013. Everyone is eligible, not just veterans. There will be over 100 national parks participating!
Historic Jamestowne is giving FREE admission for everyone on Veterans Day weekend, November 9-11, 2013. Click here to see the events calendar.
Knotts 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 4 – 27. Veterans or current serving military personnel, plus one guest get in FREE with proper ID presented at Knott’s turnstile (DD214, Veterans Administration Hospital ID or Active Military Service ID). Purchase up to six additional tickets for just $27 each.
PGA Tour Events is providing FREE admission to active, reserve and military retirees. As well as discounted tickets at $25 each for up to 1 non-retired veteran and 1 guest, on Thursday thru Sunday, November 10th, 2013.
Pro Football Hall of Fame will have their Annual Veterans Day Salute on Saturday, November 09, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any veteran or member of the armed forces and their spouse or a guest will be admitted FREE of charge to the Hall of Fame for a day-long recognition of US Military veterans. Members of the Blue and Gold Star Mothers (and families) will also be eligible for FREE admission. Veterans and guests also receive a 10% discount in the Hall of Fame Store. There will be a special ceremony beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Hall of Fame’s NFL Films Theater.
Other Veterans Day Discounts
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Please note: Many of the offers above require that you provide proof of military service. These include: a U.S. Uniform Service ID card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID card, current Leave and Earnings statement, photograph in uniform, be wearing your uniform, a veterans organization card such as American Legion or VFW, or a DD214.