Veteran’s Day Freebies and Discounts 2012

(image credit – Flickr – crazyemt)

This Sunday, November 11th is Veteran’s Day, but it Monday, November 12th is the observed date. If you are active duty, retired, or reserve military, you can take advantage of many freebies and discounts on these days. I’ve done my best to round up as many as I could find, but if you are aware of one I’m missing? I’d love to know about it!

As always, I’d phone ahead to make sure your local store or restaurant is participating and to confirm any details such as if additional purchases are necessary. I also strongly recommend you bring your military ID to make sure you can get these freebies most easily.

Restaurant Offers

Thanks goes to Military Wives Saving and Mission: to Save for compiling these Restaurant Offers:

7-Eleven: FREE Slurpee on Sunday 11/11 from 11AM-7PM

Applebee’s: FREE entree on Sunday 11/11

California Pizza Kitchen: FREE pizza and drink on Sunday 11/11 AND Monday 11/12

Chilli’s: FREE entree on Sunday 11/11 (participating locations only)

Denny’s: FREE all you can eat pancakes on Monday 11/12 6AM-2PM

Einstein Bros Bagels: Get FREE bagel and shmear on Sunday 11/11

Famous Dave’sFREE or Discounted Meals on Sunday 11/11

Golden CorralFREE buffet and drink on Monday 11/12

Great American Cookie: FREE cookie on Sunday 11/11

Krispy KremeFREE Doughnut and small coffee on Sunday 11/11

McCormick’s and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants: FREE lunch or dinner on Sunday 11/11

Olive Garden: FREE entree on Sunday 11/11

Outback Steakhouse: FREE Bloomin’ Onions and Coca-Cola Nov 7 – Nov 11

Red Lobster: FREE Appetizer on Sunday 11/11

Red Robin: Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries Monday 11/12

Sizzler’s: FREE lunch till 4PM on Monday 11/12

Subway: FREE six” sub or flatbread sandwich on Sunday 11/11 (participating locations only)

Texas Roadhouse: FREE Lunch and non-alcoholic drink on Monday 11/12

Tim HortonsFREE donut, no purchase necessary on Sunday 11/11

T.G.I. Friday’s: FREE lunch on Monday 11/12

Additional Offers

Brown Bear Car Wash: FREE car wash on Sunday 11/11 (thanks, Keri!)

National & Washington State Parks: FREE admission to National Parks as well as State Parks all weekend long (this is in honor of Veteran’s Day, but available for everyone. Don’t live in Washington? Check your state parks for information on a similar offering)

Walgreens: 15% additional savings – 20% additional savings on Walgreens brand. (Thanks, Military Wives Saving!)

Washington State History Museum: FREE admission on Sunday 11/11

Make sure to check with your local community for special events and ceremonies honoring our veterans, too!


  1. susan says

    Thanks, Angela! I also saw that Fred Meyer is offering 10% off on Sunday and Monday on Private brand food, and health and beauty products, all nutrition center, apparel, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, home &garden, and most electronics.

  2. Teresa says

    For those who might visit in California, Knotts Berry Farm offers Free admission for vets and their spouses. Purchase more and get greater discounts.

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