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2020 Veterans Day FREEBIES & Deals!

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Veteran’s Day was created to honor the men and women who served in wars. We always love participating in these offers and plan out or day around the free activities and meals offered the military men and women & their families! Here is a roundup of restaurants and stores across the country that would like to extend an additional gratitude of thanks by offering discounted and/or free items to them.

Things to know about these offers:

  • Nearly all require you to be dressed in military uniform or provide your military ID. It is best to make sure you have yours with you, no matter where you dine.
  • Offers listed below are available only on November 11, 2020 (unless otherwise stated).
  • Some offers available only at participating locations. Make sure to inquire prior to ordering.

Non-Restaurant Deals:

B&B’s for Vets: offers a free night’s stay to active and retired military and one guest each on and around November 10th. Space is limited, so be sure to make your reservation as soon as possible.

Car Wash: Car washes across the country are offering free car washes on November 11th, head here to find on in your area

Colonial Williamsburg: Free admission ticket for Military families from 11/11-11/15

Great Clips: Veterans and active service members who come in Nov. 11 get either a free haircut or a free haircut card to redeem with proof of military service (coupon good through December 11th)

Meineke Car Care Centers: Free Basic Oil Change has been offered in years past but I’m not finding anything online so you can check with your local location to see if their participating.

National Parks: Free entrance on Veteran’s Day (includes entrance fee)

Love Sac: 30% off for Veterans, Military Personal and their families

Publix: 10% off Groceries for Veterans, Military Personnel, and their families on 11/11

Sport Clips: Free hair cuts will be offered to active-duty US service Members and veterans on 11/11

Restaurant Deals:

54th Street Grill & Bar: Free Meal up to $12 on November 11th

Applebee’s: Contact your local Applebee’s to learn about any Veterans Day offerings in your neighborhood. Offers may vary based on local mandates and guidelines.

Back Yard Burgers: All Veterans and Active Duty Military who present their military ID or are in uniform will receive a free Back Yard Classic Burger. (This again has been offered in years past but no word yet if they’ll be participating this year)

Bar Louie: Free craft burger or flatbread of your choice to all active or retired military. (11/11 only) dine-in only

BJ’s Restaurants & Brewhouse: All vets and active military get a free entree (under $14.95)

Bob Evans: Get a free meal, from a special menu. Offer available all day long.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Free order of 10 boneless wings and fries for all vets (Dine-in and carryout only)

California Pizza Kitchen: Free Meal (list of options) November 11th

Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Free order of calamari with any purchase to all veterans, active military, police officers and firefighters with a valid ID through Wednesday

Chili’s: Free meal from a special menu. (In-restaurant only)

Chipotle: November 11th all U.S. military, military spouses and veterans get a buy one get one free burrito, bowl, salad or tacos.

Cracker Barrel: Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.

Denny’s: Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam. Offer available November 11th from 5am-noon.

Dunkin’ Donuts: FREE Donut on November 11th for all vets and active military members

Famous Dave’s: Free lunch Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwich with side (use code VETERAN at checkout on valid up to $7.49 on dine-in to go or online ordering

Firebirds Grill: Free Meal Monday November 11th only, dine in only

Golden Corral: Active or former military members who have served in the U.S. Military can pick up a promotional card at participating locations during the month of November redeemable for a FREE “Thank You” Meal! (promo card good November 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021)

Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House: All Veterans who dine at any Hoss’s on Veterans Day will receive 20% off their meal

Hy-Vee Free Breakfast: Free curbside pick-up breakfast event for all Veterans and active military members from 6am-10am

Krispy Kreme Free Doughnut & Coffee: Get a free doughnut and small coffee. No ID required. 

Lamar’s Donuts: Free donut and a 12oz coffee for all veterans and active military.

Little Caesars: Free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (our personal favorite)

Logan’s Roadhouse: All military members eat free from 3pm-6pm on November 11th, dine-in only (New this year!)

Longhorn Steakhouse: Free appetizer or dessert (no purchase required, no restrictions) to anyone showing proof of military service.

Max & Erma’s: Free Hand Crushed Cheeseburger, endless seasoned fries, chocolate chip cookie and drink to all Veterans and Active Duty Military on 11/11

McCormick and Schmicks: Veterans and their parents and/or spouses receive 1/2 priced entree from a special menu on November 8th. (Reservations are required)

Mimi’s Cafe: Veterans and their families get 20% off through November 13th. Valid up to 6 guests per party. (dine-in or take-out orders)

O’Charley’s: Receive a free meal at any location on November 11th.

Old Country Buffet: Offers military specials every Monday for military members and their families with proof of service (dine-in only)

Olive Garden: Get a free entrée from a special menu to active-duty military and military veterans. The special menu features six of Olive Garden’s most popular items. Entrées are served with unlimited homemade soup or famous house salad and warm, garlic breadsticks.

On The Border: All veterans and active duty military will receive a free meal at OTB’s. The meal is from the ”Create Your Own Combo menu,” which is a “choose 2” or “choose 3” menu.

Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage November 11th (dine-in or to-go only)

Ponderosa Steakhouse: Free Buffet from 4pm – close (this has been offered in years past but unable to verify online, please call ahead to your local location)

Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert from their select Veterans Day menu.

Red Robin: Veterans and Active Military who are Red Robin Royalty members can redeem their FREE Tavern Double Burger with Steak Fries any time between 11/12 and 11/30 for Dine-in or To-Go.

Sizzler: Veterans and active-duty military personnel can get a a free lunch and beverage on Veterans Day. (offered before 4pm) (this has been offered in years past but unable to verify online, please call ahead to your local location)

Starbucks: Enjoy a free Tall Brewed Coffee for those who have served, currently military members and military spouses. November 11th only

Texas Roadhouse: Free dinner vouchers offered to current and former military members in the parking lot November 11 from 11am -2pm. Voucher good through June 2021

Wienerschnitzel: Free Chili Dog, Small Fries, and a Small Pepsi for Veterans and Active Duty Military Service Members on 11/11

White Castle: Receive a free breakfast combo or Castle Combo Meal #1 – #6.

Zaxby’s: Free boneless wings at participating locations November 11th only

Utah Readers

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium: Free admission for military veterans and their immediate family

Hogle Zoo Military Appreciation Day: November 11th, veterans, personnel and family will receive free admission. (this has been offered in years past but I’m not finding anything about it this year)

National History Museum of Utah: free admission for veterans and one guest on Veterans Day. (this has been offered in years past but I’m not finding anything about it this year)


Please note: things are a little different this year and we’re seeing that in the offers. Please respect covid guidelines and know, wait times might be longer than normal.

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