It’s the day when a nation pauses to honor all those who have served in their armed forces. As a veteran, you’re proud of your service to your country – and your country is proud of you. On Veterans Day (November 11, 2024) that pride will be expressed in hundreds of ways up and down the United States and for many businesses eager to show their appreciation and respect that will take the form of Veterans Day discounts.


Quick Update: The Veteran’s Day discounts 2024 may not be available right now, however there are plenty of other opportunities to save. Check our Sales Calendar for current and upcoming offers. Happy shopping!


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How to Get Veterans Day Deals?

We tracked down some of the big Veterans Day offers, but there are sure to be local businesses that will offer Veterans Day deals. Be ready to claim your discounts by taking along your military ID card or some other proof of service.

Before attempting to claim any Veterans Day offers, be sure that the business accepts your form of ID. For example, proof of membership of a Veterans Service organization may not be as readily accepted as your military ID.


Tip: If you are looking for all-year-round military and veterans deals check our list of military discounts from the top stores.

StoreVeterans Day DiscountCategory
Texas RoadhouseFree meal voucherRestaurant
Applebee’sFree mealRestaurant
Olive GardenFree entréeRestaurant
Chick-fil-AFree entréeRestaurant
Buffalo Wild WingsFree wingsRestaurant
Golden CorralFree dinnerRestaurant
Red RobinFree burger & friesRestaurant
Chili’sFree mealRestaurant
StarbucksFree coffeeFood & Drink
IHOPFree pancakesFood & Drink
Home Depot10% offRetail
Brooklyn Bedding30% offRetail
CheapOairUp to $25 offRetail
Target10% offRetail
Under ArmorUp to 40% offRetail

Veterans Day Free Meals

Veterans Day Free Meals

Just to get your appetite going, here are some of the offers from the big names. Your local pubs, restaurants, and diners will surely be giving their best too. You can begin your search for Veterans Day free meals or discounted meals with these go-anywhere brands.

  1. 99 Restaurant & Pub: Veterans and active duty military get a free lunch from Veterans Day Menu when they purchase any entrée. This deal is valid for dine-in only on November 10, 2023. See more 99 Restaurant & Pub deals.
  2. Applebee’s: Applebee’s offers a Veterans Day free meal on November 11, 2023. This freebie is valid for dine-in only at participating locations. See more Applebee’s deals.
  3. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse: Eligible military get a free Chocolate Chunk Pizookie with a minimum purchase of $11.95. Offer valid for dine-in only on November 11, 2023. See more BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse deals.
  4. Black Angus Steakhouse: Enjoy a free meal on November 10, 2023, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. To qualify for this offer, you must present a valid military ID. See more Black Angus Steakhouse deals.
  5. Buffalo Wild Wings: Buffalo Wild Wings offers you 10 free wings plus fries on November 11, 2023, if you have a valid military ID. See more Buffalo Wild Wings deals.
  6. Bob Evans: Bob Evans is offering a free select meal to veterans and active-duty military on November 11 after showing a valid military ID. Offer valid for dine-in only. See more Bob Evans deals.
  7. California Pizza Kitchen: All veterans and active military get a free beverage and one entrée. This offer is valid for dine-in only on November 11, 2023. See more California Pizza Kitchen deals.
  8. Chili’s: Enjoy a free Veterans Day meal on November 11, 2023, when you dine in. Offer valid at all participating locations. See more Chili’s deals.
  9. Chick-fil-A: All active duty military and veterans get a free entrée at participating locations on November 11, 2023. See more Chick-fil-A deals.
  10. Denny’s: All veterans and military personnel receive a free Original Gran Slam on November 10, 2023, from 5 a.m. to noon. See more Denny’s deals.
  11. Dunkin Donuts: Veterans may get a free donut from Dunkin Donuts on Veteran’s Day. See more Dunkin Donuts deals.
  12. Friendly’s: Friendly’s may offer a free meal to military ID cardholders on November 11, 2023. The meal may include a cheeseburger with fries. See more Friendly’s deals.
  13. Golden Corral: Active duty and retired military heroes get a free thank you dinner on November 13, 2023 from 5 p.m. to close. See more Golden Corral deals.
  14. IHOP: Veterans and active duty military get free Red, White, and Blueberry pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Offer valid at participating locations. See more IHOP deals.
  15. O’Charley’s: Veterans and active duty service members get a free lunch menu on November 10-11, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. See more O’Charley’s deals.
  16. Olive Garden: On November 11, veterans and active-duty military may get a free select entrée. See more Olive Garden deals.
  17. Outback Steakhouse: Enjoy a 10% Heroes Discount every day at Outback Steakhouse. To qualify for the discount, you must present a valid military ID. See more Outback Steakhouse deals.
  18. Publix: All veterans and active military personnel get 10% off grocery items on Veterans Day. See more Publix deals.
  19. Red Lobster: Red Lobster may offer free printed meal vouchers for Veterans Shrimp & Chips to veterans, active-duty military, and reservists. This deal may be valid on November 11, 2023. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See more Red Lobster deals.
  20. Red Robin: Veterans and active military get a free Red’s Big Tavern Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on November 11, 2023. This deal is available for dine-in only at participating locations. See more Red Robin deals.
  21. Shoney’s: Shoney’s offers a free breakfast bar on November 11, 2023, from open until 11 a.m. at participating locations. Offer valid for veterans and active-duty military. See more Shoney’s deals.
  22. Starbucks: Starbucks offers a free Starbucks tall coffee. See more Starbucks deals.
  23. Texas Roadhouse: Active-duty and veterans may get a free meal voucher on November 11, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. See more Texas Roadhouse deals.

Veterans Day Retail Discounts

Veterans Day Retail Discounts

With military discounts being a hot favorite with many brands and stores all year round, it’s no surprise the Veterans Day deals offer an even wider choice of money-savers. Be alert for Veterans Day discounts to extend your repertoire of discounts and savings.

  1. Avocado Mattress: Celebrate Veterans Day with a 10% sitewide discount. Use the code HOLIDAY to get the discount. See more Avocado Mattress deals.
  2. Blinds: Get 45% off with code VETERANSDAY until November 13, 2023. See more Blinds deals.
  3. Boutique Rugs: Take an extra 15% off all rugs with code VET15. See more Boutique Rugs deals.
  4. Brooklyn Bedding: Enjoy 30% off sitewide with code VETERANS30 until November 14, 2023. See more Brooklyn Bedding deals.
  5. CheapOair: Save up to $25 on flight fees during the Veterans Day Sale with code VTRN25. See more CheapOair deals.
  6. GNC: Get a 25% discount on a select single item with code BIGDEAL this Veterans Day. See more GNC deals.
  7. HerbsPro: Enjoy an extra 5% off all orders with code VET5 during the Veterans Day Sale. See more HerbsPro deals.
  8. Home Depot: Honoring those who serve, Home Depot offers 10% off on eligible orders. See more Home Depot deals.
  9. Larson Jewelers: Enjoy up to 40% off orders and receive a free silicone ring with any metal or alternative metal ring purchase. This deal is valid with code VETSDAY until November 12, 2023. See more Larson Jewelers deals.
  10. Mattress Firm: Veterans enjoy up to an extra 20% discount year-round. See more Mattress Firm deals.
  11. Nebraska Furniture Mart: Save up to $1000 on select major appliances this Veterans Day using code NVTIER. See more Nebraska Furniture Mart deals.
  12. OneTravel: Get up to $25 off flight fees with code VTRN25. See more OneTravel deals.
  13. Petmate: Show some love to your pet and your wallet! Enjoy 20% off sitewide using the code VETERAN20 until November 12, 2023. See more Petmate deals.
  14. Saucony: Get an extra 50% off on Stars & Stripes models with code AMERICANA. See more Saucony deals.
  15. Sofamania: Use the code VETDAY23 to get 15% off on Veterans Day Sale. See more Sofamania deals.
  16. SONU Sleep: Get $500 off your order, plus free 2 top pillows on any mattress order with code FREEPILLOWS. See more SONU Sleep deals.
  17. Target: Target is offering a 10% military discount from October 29 to November 11, 2023. The discount is valid online and in-store. See more Target deals.
  18. Titan Mattress: Use the code VETERANS30 to get a 30% discount sitewide until November 14, 2023. See more Titan Mattress deals.
  19. Tractor Supply Company: For those who served and their dependents, Tractor Supply Company offers a 15% in-store discount on November 11, 2023. See more Tractor Supply Company deals.
  20. Under Armor: Veterans get up to 40% off in-store and online until November 19, 2023. See more Under Armor deals.

Veterans Day Free Stuff (Other Than Food)

  • Free Day Trips and Outings: Check out all the favorite day-trip destinations near you. Zoos, aquariums, museums, wildlife parks, amusement parks, and other fun day-trip destinations will be offering free admission on November 11, 2023. Since it’s a holiday anyway, why not take the kids out for a treat?
  • Free B&B Overnight Stays: B&Bs for Vets has an extensive listing of B&Bs that are offering a free night to veterans on or near Veterans Day. This could be a good time to go and visit your family – or to attend a Veterans Day event you otherwise wouldn’t have been able to support. To find out whether the B&Bs still have a free Veterans Day room available, you will need to contact them directly.
  • Free Book Download: Jean Chatzky, NBC financial editor, offers the book Operation Money: A Financial Guide for Military Service Members and Families as a free download on Amazon. So, if you’d like some savvy financial advice from someone who isn’t trying to make money from you, this is your chance.
  • Free Haircuts: Sports Clips and Great Clips will continue its tradition of offering free haircuts to active service personnel and vets. All they need to do is bring along their ID card.
  • Free Carwash: Thousands of car washes around the US have teamed up to offer free car washes to veterans on the 11th. Could there be one near you? Visit the Grace for Vets website to find the list of participating businesses.

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