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Veterans Day is almost here, a day in which we remember and honor those who have served in the U.S. armed forces. Although we can never express our gratitude enough, many companies are providing free or discounted goods and services to both veterans and active-duty service members as a small token of appreciation. (And if you’re a veteran or member of the military, we have a free financial guide to help you get your finances in tip-top shape!)
Here is a list of some of the best deals being offered throughout the week in honor of Veterans Day.
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Veterans Day deals & freebies
Food and restaurant deals for veterans
- Applebee’s: On November 11, all veterans and active military can receive free meals at participating Applebee’s locations. Must show proof of military service. Beverage and gratuity not included. Dine-in only.
- Biggby Coffee: Get a free 16 oz. freshly brewed cup of coffee on Veteran’s Day.
- BJ’s Restaurant: Veterans and active military receive a complimentary entrée and a free Dr. Pepper beverage with a military ID. Offer good November 11 only for dine-in service.
- Black Angus: For all current and past members of the military, enjoy a free meal on November 11 at all locations. They also offer service men and women a 15% discount year-round.
- Bob Evans: Veterans and active military can receive one of 7 free menu items on November 11. Must show proof of military service or come dressed in military uniform. Dine-in only.
- Buffalo Wild Wings: Free order of 10 boneless wings and a side of fries to veterans and current military members. Dine-in or take-out. Bring proof of military service.
- California Pizza Kitchen: All veterans & active military receive a free entrée. Valid November 11. In addition, you can donate 20% of your sale to disabled veterans from Nov. 7-9 when you dine in or order online with promo code DAV at checkout.
- Chick-fil-A: Local restaurants may be offering deals to veterans such as a free chicken sandwich. Check your local restaurant for details.
- Chili’s: On November 11, veterans and active military members can get a free meal from a special menu with a valid military ID. Dine-in only.
- Golden Corral: Active or former military members who have served in the U.S. Military can get a free thank you meal from 5 p.m. to close on November 14.
- Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: Veterans and active duty military can enjoy their first 6 ounces of froyo free on November 11!
- Red Lobster: All active and retired military personnel can receive a free Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, fries and coleslaw on November 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time. Must show proof of service to redeem the offer.
- Red Robin: Veterans and active military can get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger on November 11 when dining in.
- Starbucks: Starbucks is honoring those who serve with a free tall hot or iced brewed coffee for veterans, military service members and military spouses on November 11 at participating U.S. Starbucks stores.
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Free admission for veterans
- Aquarium of the Pacific: Free admission on Veterans Day for veterans and military personnel with military ID. Advance reservations required. Limited capacity.
- Boston Duck Tours: Veterans, active military and first responders ride free during the week of Veterans Day.
- B&B for Vets: Receive a complimentary one-night stay on November 10 with military ID to enjoy local Veterans Days celebrations across the country.
- Colonial Williamsburg: Get one complimentary admission ticket per year (and for as many as 3 direct dependents) on either Memorial Day weekend or Veterans Day weekend.
- Harley-Davidson Museum: On November 11, the Harley-Davidson Museum will offer free Museum admission for all active Military, Veterans and their families. MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant is offering a FREE meal for all Veterans and active Military (up to $12.95 with purchase of a beverage).
- Mount Vernon: Free admission for military/veterans on November 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- National Parks: Get fee-free entrance on November 11. This is for everyone — not just veterans!
- National WWI Museum and Memorial: Admission is free for veterans and active duty military personnel from November 11 through 13. Meanwhile, admission for the general public is half off.
- National WWII Museum: Veterans get free admission on November 11.
- Pro Football Hall of Fame: Veterans and active military, plus one guest, receive free entry and free parking on November 11. Plus, get a 20% discount at the HOF Store.
- Thomas Jefferson Monticello: Free admission for veterans from November 11 through 13. Admission for active-duty military personnel is free year-round for select tours and passes.
- USS Midway Museum: Free admission for active military and veterans on November 11.
- Veteran Ticket Foundation: This is a way for veterans to receive free tickets to events!
- World of Coca-Cola: Admission is free year-round for veterans and active military, but those customers can purchase up to 4 World of Coca-Cola general admission tickets at half-price for their friends and family for use through November 13. Use code VETS2022 to redeem.
Retail & service deals for veterans
- 5.11 Tactical: All military, veterans, first responders and medical professionals take 25% off through November 13.
- Academy Sports: Veterans, active-duty and reserve service members and their immediate family members get 10% off their entire purchase both in-store and online. Ends on November 13.
- Adidas: 30% off or 20% off at outlet factory stores.
- American Giant: 30% off to active duty, reservists, national guard, veterans, and military family members. Valid through November 11.
- Army & Air Force Exchange Service: Take 20% off featured furniture brands.
- Babbel: 60% off 6 months (only $36) now through Nov. 13.
- Backcountry: 20% discount on select full-price purchases for active duty military personnel, veterans, military family members, and government employees.
- Bass Pro Shops: 5% off for active military, veterans, retirees, guards and reservists of our U.S. Armed Forces.
- Bear Mattress: Veterans and current military members will receive 40% off sitewide.
- Bed Bath & Beyond: Veterans, active duty and military spouses get 25% off their entire purchase online or in-store now through Nov. 13.
- Best Western: Military discounts to active duty and retired service members who can present a valid military ID upon check-in. Exclusions apply.
- Cabela’s: Save 5% sitewide for military members and hometown heroes, which includes law enforcement, firefighters and EMTs. Ammo is also 5% off.
- Casper Mattress: 20% off military discount.
- Cheryl’s: Offers free shipping to APO/FPO addresses.
- Choice Hotels: Discounts on select room rates to active duty and retired military personnel with valid ID.
- Clarks: Military discount to veterans, retirees, and active duty U.S. military personnel.
- Converse: Military personnel get 10% off.
- Discount Tire: 5% military discount for active duty, veterans and reserves via ID.me.
- Dollar General: Veterans, active-duty military, National Guard and Reserve and their immediate family members can save 20%. Now through Nov. 13.
- Duke Cannon: Portion of proceeds directly supports Veteran causes.
- Eddie Bauer: Extra 10% off your purchase to all active and former military personnel, veterans and families (in-store only).
- Ergobaby: 20% off all products to military and veterans.
- Eufy: 20% off sitewide, minus the Cam3 and Cam3c.
- Game Stop: All active and former military personnel will receive a 10% discount off all new video game software and accessories; all pre-owned software, hardware and accessories; and all collectibles.
- Great Clips: Visit a Great Clips location on November 11 for a free haircut or a free haircut card to use at a later date.
- Great Wolf Lodge: Up to 25% Howlin’ Heroes Discount to active and retired U.S. military personnel when they use the code HEROESA. Contact your nearest lodge for reservations.
- Home Chef: U.S. military personnel can get discounts. Sign in and verify using a valid ID.me account. Available for new customers only.
- Home Depot: 10% military discount on in-store purchases on select items. All veterans are eligible for this discount during Veterans Day Weekend. Must provide a DoD-issued ID, a DD214 or a Veterans Driver’s License
- IHG Hotels & Resorts: Current and former U.S. armed forces personnel are eligible for discounts at participating IHG hotels. Bring a valid military ID.
- Joann: Former and current members can get 15% off their purchase at JOANN when they apply for a JOANN Military Rewards Discount Card
- Jiffy Lube: Select locations are offering 15% OFF as a “Thank You” to the men and women of our Armed Forces for their service to our country. I.D. required. No coupon is necessary. Excludes batteries and brakes, alignment and diagnostic services.
- Karen Kane: Military personnel can enjoy 20% off every purchase.
- Kohl’s: Veterans, active and former military personnel, and their families get 30% off in-store purchases.
- LL Bean: 10% off your order for active, veteran, retired & reservist personnel.
- Lovesac: Active and retired U.S. service members and their registered dependents receive 5% off
- Lululemon: 15% off for military members.
- Mattress Firm: Military discount allows you to save an extra 10-20% off.
- Michaels: 15% off the entire purchase, including sale items.
- NTB Tire Service Centers: This automotive and tire service center offers a year-round discount program to military personnel.
- Office Depot/Office Max: Veterans, active duty and retired military personnel, reservists, and their dependents, receive 25% off qualifying regular and sale-priced purchases in Office Depot and OfficeMax stores nationwide. Customers must present a valid military ID, military dependent ID or form of veteran ID at the time of purchase. In-store only.
- PrAna: 25% off full priced products for military + free shipping.
- Publix: Save 10% on groceries on November 11 with a military ID. Excludes prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, gift cards, lottery tickets, postage stamps and money services. Valid for in-store purchases only.
- Qalo: Veterans and active-duty military get a free ring from the U.S Military Collection for the entire month of November.
- Red Roof Inn: Red Roof is proud to honor our active military and veteran guests as well as government employees with exclusive travel discounts accepted at any Red Roof location nationwide.
- Rosetta Stone: Get an extra discount for active duty and vets.
- Sears: 10% off select categories
- Sleep Number: Active-duty military and veterans receive 20% off most Sleep Number 360® smart beds, all bases, and most bedding purchases
- Staples: Offers 25% off all in-store purchases to active-duty personnel, reservists, retired or disabled veterans, and their immediate families at all U.S. locations
- Target: 10% military discount to all active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families
- Tractor Supply: 15% off discount for all service members, veterans and their dependents with a valid military ID or proof of service are eligible for the promotion
- Under Armour: Limited time only! 40% off for military, first responders, health care workers, nurses, and teachers
- Walgreens: Military and their families will receive 20% off eligible regular price items in Walgreens or Duane Reade stores. This offer is valid in store only
- White House Black Market: Up to 50% off select styles
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