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Veterans Day deals & freebies: 90 great ways to save!

Veterans Day deals & freebies: 90 great ways to save!
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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.

RELATED: Military & Veterans Guide: Free resources for getting your finances in order

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. You’ll also receive a $5 Bounce Back Card for a future visit within a 3-week redemption window.
  • Biggby Coffee: Get a free freshly brewed cup of coffee up to 24 oz. on Veteran’s Day.
  • BJ’s Restaurant: Receive a free Chocolate Chunk Pizookie with a minimum purchase of $11.95. Offer good November 11 only for dine-in service.
  • Black Angus: This chain offers service men and women a 15% discount year-round.
  • Bob Evans: Veterans and active military can receive one of 10 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: For veterans who dine in on November 11, all persons in their party will receive a Buy one Get one free, pizza, pasta or a salad special offer to come back between November 12-21.
  • 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 13.
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: Veterans and active duty military can enjoy their first 6 ounces of froyo free on November 11!
  • Red Lobster: From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Veteran’s Day, receive a free shrimp & chips entrée voucher which can be redeemed November 13-December 10. Active-duty military, reserves and veterans simply show proof of service. Tax and gratuity not included. Dine-in only.
  • Red Robin: Veterans and active-duty military guests who dine-in will receive a complimentary Red’s Big Tavern Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries at participating locations.
  • Starbucks: Get a free tall (12-ounce) hot or cold brewed coffee for veterans, military service members and military spouses who visit participating U.S. Starbucks stores on November 11.

See more restaurant deals here.

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: Bed & Breakfasts around the nation are offering Buy 1/Get 1 Free and/or Free overnights on or around Veterans Day.
  • Colonial Williamsburg: Get one complimentary admission ticket per year on either Memorial Day weekend or Veterans Day weekend.
  • Harley-Davidson Museum: In honor of Veterans Day, all active Military, Veterans, and their families can enjoy complimentary Museum admission and a free meal at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant (up to $12.95 with the 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 10 through 12. Meanwhile, admission for the general public is half off.
  • National WWII MuseumVeterans 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 12. Admission for active-duty military personnel is free year-round for select tours and passes.
  • USS Midway Museum: Free admission for veterans all month long.
  • Veteran Ticket Foundation: This is a way for veterans to receive free tickets to events!
  • World of Coca-Cola: In honor of Veterans Day, military members can purchase up to 4 general admission tickets for 50% off for their friends and family November 3rd – November 12th. Use promo code VETS2023 at check out.

Retail & service deals for veterans

  • 32 Degrees: Comfy and cozy styles including some new sherpa, sweats and accessories, all below $15. Valid November 6-13.
  • 5.11 Tactical: All military, veterans, first responders and medical professionals take 25% off from November 9-12.
  • 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 12.
  • Adidas: Up to 70% off during the Adidas Early Black Friday Sale with code SAVING. Valid November 9-12.
  • American Giant: 25% off to active duty, reservists, national guard, veterans and military family members.
  • Arlo: Save up to $450 during the Veterans Day Sale. Valid November 6-13.
  • Army & Air Force Exchange Service: Check out a variety of deals, discounts and giveaways in honor of Veterans Day.
  • 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: 10% off on most purchases for active military, veterans, retirees, guards and reservists of our U.S. Armed Forces. Ammo is also 5% off.
  • Beautyrest: Save up to $900 on select mattresses and adjustable bases. Valid through November 12.
  • Bear Mattress: Veterans and current military members will receive 40% off sitewide and get a free $400 in sleepwear accessories.
  • 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.
  • The Body Shop: Spend $50 get $10 off or Spend $65 get $15 off with code SAVEMORE. Valid through November 14.
  • Cabela’s: Save 10% sitewide on most purchases for military members and hometown heroes, which includes law enforcement, firefighters and EMTs. Ammo is also 5% off.
  • 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.
  • Crocs: 20% off all sandals with code SANDALS20, 25% off classic lined clogs with code LINED25. Valid through November 12.
  • Discount Tire: Choose from multiple offers available November 11-13.
  • Duke Cannon: Portion of proceeds directly supports Veteran causes.
  • Easy Spirit: Up to 50% off select styles. Valid through November 13.
  • Eddie Bauer: Save 40% off outerwear, gifts & more including the First Ascent collection. Valid through November 12.
  • Save 20% on annual membership with code FLASH20. Valid through November 12.
  • Ergobaby: 20% off all products to military and veterans.
  • Eufy: 20% off sitewide, minus the Cam3 and Cam3c.
  • First Aid Beauty: 22% off orders $50+ with code XOXO. Valid through November 17.
  • Gap: 60% off featuring deals from $15. Valid through November 15.
  • Gap Factory: Extra 40% off sitewide + 60% off mystery deals. Valid through November 13.
  • 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 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 up to 25% 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: Take 10% off your order for active, veteran, retired & reservist personnel.
  • Lowe’s Home Improvement: Save 10% for active duty, retired and military veterans and their spouses on eligible items.
  • 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.
  • Nine West: Buy two and get 40% off. Valid through November 11.
  • NTB Tire Service CentersThis 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 20% 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.
  • Old Navy: Enjoy 40% off everything + 50% off all sleep. Valid through November 13.
  • Paramount+: Take 25% off any Paramount+ plan through 11/14. Some terms apply.
  • PrAna: 30% 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.
  • Puma: Save an extra 30% off new styles on sale, plus 2 for $25 sandals. Valid through November 11.
  • 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: Up to 30% off select appliances.
  • Sleep Number: Active-duty military and veterans receive 20% off most Sleep Number 360® smart beds, all bases and most bedding purchases
  • Target: 10% military discount to all active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families.
  • Tarte Cosmetics: 40% off for military personnel.
  • 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: 20% 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.

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