25 Veterans Day 2019 Deals And Freebies—For Veterans And Military Personnel
There’s always time to remember and honor the selfless individuals who gave their service to protect our rights and freedoms as Americans. Nationally observed days for service members date back to November 11, 1919 with the first observation of Armistice Day by President Wilson. Today, it’s more formerly known as Veterans Day.
Many retailers and restaurants add their own contributions to Veterans Day by offering free meals, discounts or services.
Here are 25 Veterans Day freebies and deals for both veterans and active duty personnel, ranging from discounted Amazon Prime memberships to free meals:
The neighborhood grill is offering a free meal to all active military members and veterans on November 11. Eligible diners have the opportunity to select their meal of choice from a limited menu that includes pasta, salads, steak and more. The offer is for dine-in only and participants must show proof of military service.
2. Red Robin
Active duty members and veterans can bring their proof of service to Red Robin and enjoy a free tavern double burger with bottomless steak fries on Veteran’s Day. The offer is valid on dine-in only orders and does not count toward the restaurant’s loyalty program.
3.California Pizza Kitchen
In the mood for pizza? California Pizza Kitchen is offering a free beverage and entree on November 11. Participants can choose from the chain’s signature pizzas, including its original BBQ chicken pizza, or opt for a full-size salad or pasta. The offer is available for dine-in only and participants must be in uniform or show their military ID or other proof of service to be eligible.
4. Cracker Barrel
Both veterans and active duty military members can settle in at Cracker Barrel on November 11 for some soul food and a free slice of double chocolate fudge coca-cola cake or pumpkin pie latte.
Those not in the service but looking to support the military will have 10% of their purchase on select rockers donated to Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit organization supporting military families.
All veterans and active duty service members will receive a free build your own grand slam breakfast at Denny’s on November 11. The deal is good from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is valid for dine-in only. Must show show valid military ID or DD 214 to be eligible.
The donut and coffee-chain is offering all veterans and active duty military members a free donut of their choice on November 11. The deal is good in-store only and is not available for orders placed on the Dunkin’ mobile app.
Additionally, the first 50 eligible customers at participating locations will receive a thank you card written by members of A Million Thanks, a nonprofit organizations that supports service members. Dunkin’ is also donating $10,000 to the organization in observation of the holiday.
7. Golden Corral
Golden Corral will host a Military Appreciation Night on November 11. The event will offer a free dinner to active duty and reserve military members, as well as veterans and retirees. The offer is good for dine-in only. To date, the buffet-chain has raised over $15 million for Disabled American Veterans and has provided nearly 6 million free meals to military members.
8. Texas Roadhouse
Texas Roadhouse is offering free lunch to veterans and active duty military members on November 11 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. There are no restrictions to menu items included in the deal, making this one of the most flexible offers on the list.
9. Red Lobster
Active duty members and veterans can take a trip to Red Lobster this Veteran’s Day and receive a free appetizer or dessert from a limited menu. Items included in the deal may vary by store, but the chain is advertising selections like coconut shrimp, stuffed mushrooms, cheesecake and more. Guests must show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem the offer.
10. Chili’s Bar and Grill
Chili’s is offering a free meal to veterans and active service members on November 11. Applicable entrees are from a limited menu and include quesadillas, pasta, burgers and more. The offer is only available for dine-in and participants must show proof of service.
11. Fogo De Chao
From November 8-11, all veterans and active duty military personnel will receive a 50% discount on their meal at Brazilian steakhouse Fogo De Chao. Family members will also receive 10% off their meals and the offer is available at all locations. Verifying military ID required.
12. Bob Evans
Veterans and active-duty military members will receive a free entree from a limited menu on Veterans Day. Menu selections include hotcakes, salads, french toast and more. Must show proof of service to be eligible for a free meal.
The first six ounces of your order at TCBY on Veterans Day will be free for active duty and military veterans. Must show proof of service to receive the deal and the offer is good at participating locations only.
Veterans and active-duty military members will receive a free entree from a limited menu with purchase of a beverage on Veterans Day. Menu selections include wings, burgers, salads and more. Must show proof of service to be eligible for a free meal.
Active duty personnel and veterans can enjoy a free breakfast, lunch or dinner at Friendly’s on November 11. Items eligible for the deal are from a limited menu and include pancakes, French toast, burgers and more. Valid military ID or honorable discharge card required for the offer.
16. Outback Steakhouse
Outback is offering a 20% discount on November 8-11 for servicemen and women, police officers, firefighters, first responders, military personnel and their immediate family members. The offer cannot be combined with other discounts and valid ID must be presented.
Outback Steakhouse offers a 10% discount to servicemen and women, police officers, firefighters, first responders, military personnel year-round.
17. Amazon Prime
The online commerce company is offering $40 off one year of Amazon Prime memberships to all veterans and active duty military personnel from November 6-11. This offer is available to both new and current Prime members; if you already have a membership, this deal will extend your current membership by one year.
18. The Home Depot
The Home Depot offers a 10% discount to all active duty personnel, as well as veterans, on select national holidays, including Veterans Day. The discount is available storewide and is only applied up to purchases of $500. Valid proof of service includes a VA medical center veteran ID card, common access card, valid military ID and DD214.
The discount is not applicable to installation or online purchases.
From November 8-11, all veterans, active service members and their families will receive 20% off eligible regular priced items with a Balance Rewards card. The discount is available in-store only and cannot be combined with other discounts. Must show proof of service to receive the discount.
From November 3-11th, verified military members will receive a 10% off storewide coupon via email. To verify that you’ve served or are currently serving in the military, head to Target’s verification website and enter your information. The coupon can be used in stores and online at Target.com.
21. BJ’s Wholesale
All military personnel will receive 25% off a BJ’s Wholesale membership plus a $10 coupon when they sign up in store or online. Those enrolling online can verify their military affiliation directly on the site through Troop ID.
All veterans and active duty military personnel, and their family, will receive a free cup of brewed coffee at participating Starbucks stores. The beverage chain is also donating 25 cents for every cup sold nationwide to nonprofits Team Rubicon and Team Red, White and Blue.
23. Cumberland Farms
The regional convenience store is offering a free hot or iced coffee to active duty and military veterans on November 11. The deal is good for any size coffee and includes flavor shots, creamers and sweeteners at any cost. Participants must show proof of service.
Other Discounts and Deals
24. Great Clips
Veterans and active duty military members can receive a free hair cut at Great Clips on November 11 or grab a free haircut card to use at a later date (redeemable until December 31, 2019). Non-military customers can purchase a service on Veterans Day and receive a free haircut card to give to a veteran.
25. Sport Clips
Veterans will receive free haircuts on November 11 at participating Sport Clips locations. The salon will also donate $1 from every haircut service to the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization.