Saturday, November 11th is Veterans Day! If you are active duty, retired, or reserve military (or veterans thereof), 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 to update this list!
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 that you bring your military ID to make sure you can get these freebies most easily.
Unless otherwise stated, all freebies and deals will be good only for Saturday, November 11th.
Last updated: November 9th
Veterans Day Freebies and Deals – 2017
Applebee’s – Free Meal
Veterans and active duty military get a free meal from a select menu.
B&Bs for Vets – Free Night’s Stay
Select inns and B&Bs are offering a free night’s stay to active and retired military and one guest each on and around Novmber 11th. Space is limited, so be sure to make your reservation as soon as possible.
BJ’s Restaurants and Brewhouse – Free Entree
All veterans and active military get a free entree (under $12.95) by presenting a military ID or proof of service on November 10th and 11th.
Brown Bear – Free Car Wash
All military personnel get a free car wash at any tunnel location. (Note: This is being offered through Grace For Vets. If you don’t have Brown Bear in your area, you might have another participating car wash to choose from.)
Cabela’s – 5% Discount
Active military, veterans and retirees, national guard and reserves of our Armed Forces a receive a 5% discount everyday at all store locations and cabelas.com.
California Pizza Kitchen – Free Entree
Show your military ID to get a free entree from a select menu.
Chipotle – BOGO Entree
All U.S. military (active-duty, national guard, and retired military), military spouses with ID, and veterans get a buy one get one free burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos on Tuesday, November 7th from 5 pm – close.
Chuck E. Cheese’s – Free Personal Pizza
Veterans and retired service members with valid military ID will get one free 1-topping personal pan pizza.
Denny’s – Free Meal
Active, inactive and military personnel can enjoy a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on Friday, Nov. 10 from 5 am – noon.
Enterprise Car Sales – Free Maintenance Package w/Purchase
Active US military members, veterans and dependents who purchase a vehicle from Enterprise Car Sales in November will also receive a free Firestone Prepaid Maintenance Package ($300 value).
Famous Dave’s – Free Two-Meat Plate
Military personnel with valid photo ID can get a free Two Meat Salute plus sides.
Free Operation Money eBook
Download Jean Chatzky’s Operation Money: A Financial Guide for Military Service Members and Families for free on Amazon for Kindle.
Free Wedding Dresses for Military Brides
Military brides can get a free wedding dress through Brides Across America around Veterans Day.
Great Clips – Free Haircut
Come in to Great Clips for a haircut and get a free haircut card to give to a veteran (veterans can also just come in to get a free haircut). Members of the military can redeem this card from November 11th-December 31st, 2017.
Golden Corral — All veterans and active military get a free dinner buffet on Monday, November 13th from 5 pm – 9pm.
Goodwill – 50% Off Apparel
Get 50% off all donated apparel with military ID.
Home Depot – Create a Free Veterans Day Flag Case
Cut, stain and assemble a commemorative flag case that will be donated and on display in remembrance of those who have served our country. Registration is required.
Hooters – Free Meal
All military eat free on Veterans Day from a select menu with military ID or proof of service.
IHOP – Free Pancakes
On Friday, November 10th, participating restaurants are offering a free stack of Red, White & Blue pancakes to veterans and active duty military from 7 am – 7 pm. Proof of military service is required.
Imagine Children’s Museum (Everett) – Free Military Family Night
Active, reservist and retired military get in to Imagine Children’s Museum free on the first Sunday of every month from 11 am – 5 pm through December. Military ID required.
Ivar’s (Seattle Area) – Free Entree
Veterans receive a free entree from a select menu during lunch or dinner at Ivar’s locations.
Little Caesar’s – Free Lunch
Veterans and active military members receive a free $5 Lunch Combo, which features four slices of Little Caesars popular Detroit-style DEEP!DEEP! Dish pizza, paired with a 20-ounce Pepsi product.
Lowe’s – 10% Discount
All veterans get a 10% discount on Veterans Day (this same discount is available year-round for most active duty military and veterans).
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks – Free Meal
Veterans and their parents and/or spouses receive a complimentary entree from a special menu on Sunday, November 5th (note the different date). All veterans must show official verification. Space is limited; reservations are required.
The Melting Pot (Tacoma) – 20% Off
Military personnel, fire fighters, EMTs, police offers, teachers and a guest receive 20% off your dinner (food only) every Monday. Please note: other locations nationwide may offer different promotions.
National Parks – Free Admission
More than 100 national parks that usually charge an entrance fee are offering free admission to everyone on Veterans Day. Fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation entrance fees.
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (Eatonville) – Free Admission
All individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the US military get free admission on November 10th-12th. Immediate family members will get half-off admission. Be sure to bring proper ID with you.
Olive Garden — Free Meal*
Veterans and active duty military get a free entree from a select menu. *Please note that as of this post we haven’t verified directly from the Olive Garden that they are offering this deal, only from other online sources. Be sure to call ahead to confirm.
Overstock.com – Free Club O Membership
Active duty, retirees, veterans and reservists are eligible for a free Club O membership on Overstock.com (a $19.95 value). This membership gets you 5% in Club O Rewards along with free shipping.
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (Tacoma) – Free Admission
All individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the US military get free admission from November 10th-12th. Immediate family members will get half-off admission. Be sure to bring proper ID with you.
Red Lobster — Free Appetizer or Dessert
Veterans can show military ID or proof of service to get a free appetizer or dessert from a special menu.
Red Robin – Free Burger + Fries
All veterans and active-duty service members get a free Red’s Tavern Double burger with Bottomless Steak Fries.
Red Roof Inn – 20% Off
Veterans, Active Duty military, National Guard and Reserve members and their families can save 20% at any Red Roof nationwide year-round with their free, printable Veterans Advantage card. To book your stay, call 1.800.RED.ROOF or visit redroof.com and use the VP+ number 544993. Some blackout dates apply.
Sizzler – Free Lunch
All veterans and active duty military service personnel will receive a free lunch from a select menu from open until 4 pm.
Sleep Number – Various Savings
Current and past military personnel can get various savings through November 17th with valid military or veterans ID, including $500-$700 off selected mattress sets, 25% off bedding, and more.
Social Security Solutions – Free Report
Veterans and service members get a free Social Security claiming report on Veterans Day.
Sport Clips – Free Haircuts
Many Sport Clips locations will offer free haircuts to active-duty U.S. service members and veterans on Veterans Day with valid proof of service.
Texas Roadhouse — Free Lunch + Beverage
Active, former or retired military get a free lunch and non-alcoholic beverage at Texas Roadhouse. Select 1 of 10 lunch features from their special Veterans Day menu. Be sure to bring your military ID, Veterans Affairs Card or discharge papers.
TGI Fridays – Free Lunch*
Guests who show their military ID will be treated to a free lunch menu item up to $12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. This also includes our new Big Ribs entrée in the half-rack portion. These guests will also receive a $5 coupon for their next meal at Fridays. *Please note that as of this post we haven’t verified directly from TGI Fridays that they are offering this deal, only from other online sources. Be sure to call ahead to confirm.
Under Armour – 10% Discount
Active duty, retirees, veterans, military spouses and military family members get a 10% discount at UnderArmour.com.
Veteran Tickets Foundation – Free and Discounted Tickets
This organization teams up with major sports teams and venues to provide free and discounted tickets to military and veterans.
Village Inn – Free Breakfast
Veterans and active military get a free INN-credible V.I.B. breakfast with military ID or proof of service.
Washington State Parks – Free Admission
In addition to the free entrance days for national parks, you can also get in free to Washington State Parks on Veterans Day.
White Castle – Free Combo
Military veterans or active military receive a free breakfast combo or Castle combo meal #1-6 all day long. They ask that you show proof of military service, of possible.
Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle) – Free Admission
All active, retired and veteran US military personnel and their spouses get free admission with valid service identification on Veterans Day.
What other Veterans Day freebies and deals have you found? Leave a comment and let us know!