2013 Veterans Day Free Meals, Entertainment Offers, Discounts, Freebies and More

*Attention Veterans, Active Duty Military and Military Families: here is our annual Veterans Day Discounts, Freebies and Special Offers list.  These fine restaurants, stores, amusement parks and businesses are offering special Veterans Day offers just for you!  *Please be sure to double check all offers!

Veterans-Day-2013-Discounts-BannerMany wonderful organizations nationwide have put together special “thank you” offerings for veterans and active duty military members (in some cases their respective families as well). Here is a growing list of what some of these companies are offering. If you know of additional discounts, freebies, coupons and more, please email VOB and we will be sure to share them

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Update 11/11/2013 (4:23pm EST)

Carrabba’s Italian Restaurant: Today, we salute you Veterans! To celebrate, all active duty and retired Veterans get a Free Appetizer today with valid ID.

Ker’s WingHouse: Would like to thank all those men and women who have served in our Armed Forces.  As a token of our appreciation we are offering FREE Boneless wings for all active and retired service men and women.

Miami Subs Grill: This Veteran’s Day all Veterans & active military personnel receive up to 50% off. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill: Giving 30% off when you show your military ID on Veterans Day.

Uno Chicago Grill: Nov. 11, 2013. Free individual pizza or entrée with the purchase of a pizza or entrée of equal or greater value.

Update 11/11/2013 (12:27pm EST)

Universal Studios: Military Salute ticket program and pricing is no longer valid.


Update 11/11/2013 (11:11am EST)

Subway’s: discount is no longer a valid discount. Instead, SUBWAY has partnered with the Wounded Warriors Project and have given a financial contribution.


Added 11/8/2013 (9:44am EST)

Miller’s AleHouse: 50% off for Veterans. As a THANK YOU to veterans, current serving members and reserves of our national’s Armed Forces, Miller’s Alehouse will be offering a discount of 50% OFF your entree of choice. Please present a valid military I.D. or VA card on Monday, November 11th, 2013 to receive your discount. Not valid on specials. Some restrictions apply.

Friendly’s: We salute our VETS and ACTIVE Military.  Enjoy breakfast on Friendly’s. For Veterans and Active Military, come into Friendly’s on November 11th until 11:00am with your Military ID or Honorable Discharge card and receive a FREE Big-Two-Do® Breakfast and coffee.

Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House: Veterans eat for free on Monday, Nov. 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

FATZ: Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free entrée at FATZ, up to a $15 value. Veterans who dine at FATZ on November 11 will also receive a $2 coupon for use on their next visit.
Bob Evans: Free meal – Nov. 11. Veterans and active military. Enjoy free all-you-can-eat hotcakes.

California Pizza Kitchen: Veterans and active military receive a free pizza on Monday, Nov. 11.

Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse: Charlie Brown’s is offering a free meal to veterans and active duty military all day on Monday, Nov. 11.

Cheeseburger in Paradise: Veterans and military personnel receive a free All American Burger with fries on Monday, Nov. 11 with the beverage purchase of $1.99.

Einstein Bros Bagels: Veterans and active military visit us on Veterans Day and pick up your free bagel and shmear.

Max and Erma’s: On Monday, Nov. 11, participating Max & Erma’s locations are saluting veterans and active military personnel with a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo meal.
Menchi’s:  All veterans will receive a free 6 oz. frozen yogurt on Monday, Nov. 11.

Texas Land & Cattle: Free appetizer on Veterans Day, Nov. 11th for veterans and active military. Get a free appetizer with your meal at Texas Land & Cattle restaurants.

O’Charley’s: Veterans and active duty servicemembers get a complimentary meal from a limited menu on Monday, Nov. 11.

Paciugo Gelato Caffè: Paciugo is offering a free 12 oz. Gelatte® to veterans and active duty military on Monday, Nov. 11 at participating locations.

Colonial Williamsburg: Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents receive free weekend-long admission tickets Nov. 8 through Nov. 11.

Tennessee State Parks: Free admission for Tennessee veterans on Veterans Day. In addition to the free admission to parks, veterans will enjoy a free night of camping and/or a free round of golf.

World of Coca-Cola: Military members receive complimentary admission year-round, but in honor of Veterans Day they also may purchase up to four half-price tickets for their friends and family Nov. 9-17.

Bed Bath and Beyond: Bed Bath and Beyond is offering veterans 20% off their entire purchase on Nov. 9, 10, and 11. This is good for active duty, DoD, reserves, guard, retirees, veterans, and military spouses.

Great Clips:  On Monday, Nov. 11, customers who come in for a service can get a free haircut card to give to their favorite veteran. Veterans can also receive a free haircut or get the free haircut card. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.

JCPenney: Veterans, active duty and family members receive an extra 20% off in stores Nov. 6-11 with coupon.

Massage Envy: Participating Massage Envy locations in the Washington DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia region are offering a complimentary 1-hour massage to active military, veterans and spouses on Monday, Nov. 11.

Meineke Car Care: Thank you to all veterans and active duty military members. Come on in this Veteran’s Day for a free oil change at any Meineke location.

Sport Clips: Participating locations are offering veterans and active duty servicemembers free haircuts on Monday, Nov. 11.

Walgreens: Walgreens is offering 15% off eligible store items and 20% of Walgreens, Nice! And W brand products on Monday, Nov. 11. This discount is available to all veterans and active duty military personnel.



Applebee’s: Last year, Applebee’s served over one million free meals to military veterans and active servicemembers. Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. There will be 7 entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required.
Bar Louie: Active duty military members and veterans can receive a free meal, up to $10 in value, and a free non-alcoholic beverage. Available at all locations, military ID or proof of service is required.

Champps Americana: Nov. 11, 2013. We’re celebrating our Veterans with an All American Meal! All Veterans and Active Military will receive a free burger on Friday, November 11th! Proof of service required. Offer not valid for the Pepperjack Bacon Stack Burger or Kobe Burger. Dine in only, valid at participating locations.

Chili’s: Free meal, Monday, Nov. 11 2013. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 7 meals. This offer is available from 11am – 5pm on November 11, 2013 at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service.

Denny’s: Veterans Day Appreciation Event, Nov. 11 2013. Free all you can eat pancakes from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 for all active, retirees, and veterans with a valid military ID or proof of military service. Offer available in every Denny’s nationwide.

Famous Dave’s: Monday Nov. 11 2013. Free or discounted meals on Veterans Day. Offer varies by location, please check the Famous Dave’s Veterans Day page or call your local restaurant for more information.

Golden Corral: Free meal, Monday Nov. 11: The 13th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation Monday dinner will is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Monday dinner.  Special thanks to Golden Corral: To date, Golden Corral restaurants have provided over 3.2 million free meals and contributed over $6.1 million to the Disabled American Veterans organization. Amazing!

Hooters: Free Meal, Monday, Nov. 11 2013. Hooter’s is serving up a free meal to military veterans all day on Veterans Day. Offer good for all veterans and active duty military personnel. Get 10 Free Wings – Boneless or Regular, drink purchase required. Offer valid at participating Hooters only; open to all active duty and military veterans with valid military ID or proof of military service.

Hy-Vee: Free Breakfast, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Free Veterans Day breakfast from 7am – 11am at all Hy-Vee supermarkets with in-store dining. Please call ahead to verify participation, and bring proof of service.

Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees & veterans on Monday November 11th. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.

Little Caesars: Honoring the men and women of the United States armed forces this Veterans Day by providing veterans and active military members with a free Crazy Bread® with proof of military status or proof of service at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation.

Lone Star Steakhouse: Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Free Appetizer for military members and veterans. Taste of Texas Sampler not included. ID required, please call ahead for verification.
LongHorn Steakhouse: From Nov. 11 – Nov. 14, service members receive a complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and non-alcohol beverage.

Max & Erma’s: Monday, November 11, 2013. Participating Max & Erma’s locations are offering military members and veterans a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo, which includes tortilla soup or side Caesar salad, seasoned fries, and chocolate chip cookies.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants: Free lunch or dinner, Sunday Nov 10, 2013. Veterans will be able to choose a complimentary meal. Veterans must provide proof of military service. Click here to see meal options and for more deals: McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants’ Veterans Day Meal.

On the Border: Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free meal from the “Create Your Own Combo menu” on Monday, Nov. 11

Outback Steakhouse: A week of Free Bloomin’ Onions and Cokes Friday Nov. 8 – Monday Nov. 11 2013. Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a Coca-Cola product during the week leading up to Veteran’s Day. This offer is available to Military Personnel with ID.

Red Lobster: From Nov. 11 – Nov. 14, service members receive a complimentary appetizer from a list of 10 delicious options, including New! Crispy Fried Green Beans, Lobster-Crab-and-Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms and Sweet Chili Shrimp.

Red Robin: Veterans and active duty military get a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Monday, Nov. 11.

Sizzler: Offering active duty and retired military members a free lunch from a limited menu on Monday, Nov. 11 until 4 p.m.

Shoney’s: Will be having a Veterans Day free meal on November 11, 2013 that consists of a free All-American Burger for veterans and active duty military

Spaghetti Warehouse: Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Buy one entrée, get one free, coupon required. Choose any of 11 Original Recipe Spaghetti entrées and receive a second entrée free. This offer is open to everyone, not just veterans.

Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch, Monday, Nov. 11 2013. Every Texas Roadhouse location across the country will participate in the free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces. Choose from one of 10 free meals, plus sides and a drink. Offer good for All veterans – including all active, retired or former U.S. military. ID Required.

T.G.I. Friday’s: Free Lunch, Monday Nov 11, 2013. Valid for all US Military personnel and veterans. Must wear uniform (if permitted by your service) or present military ID or other proof of service. Only valid at participating locations for anyone with an old or current military ID.

The Olive Garden: On Nov. 11, service members receive a complimentary entree from a special menu, including Venetian Apricot Chicken, Sausage & Peppers Rustica and Spaghetti with Meat Sauce. Family dining with the service member receive a 10-percent discount on their meals as well. All entrees include freshly baked garlic breadsticks and choice of homemade soup or garden fresh salad.

Travel Centers of America: On Monday, Nov. 11, all CDL drivers who are military veterans eat free at participating full-service restaurants.

Tucanos Brazilian Grill: Active duty, reserve and retired military and veterans receive a free Churrasco meal on Monday, Nov. 11. They are also offering 10% off the entire bill for veterans and troops who dine with their families, from Friday, Nov. 8 through Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 11.

Tim Hortons: All US locations are offering a free donut to all veterans (check out the Star Spangled donut!).

Village Inn: All veterans and active military personnel receive a free breakfast on Monday, Nov. 11. Choose between Buttermilk Pancakes, Belgian Waffle, or French Toast.

7-Eleven: Free small Slurpee on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 from 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Offer good to all current and former military members. ID or proof of service required.



Anheuser-Busch: Extended the very popular Here’s to the Heroes Program today through the end of 2013.Every year since 2005 Anheuser-Busch has offered their Here’s to the Heroes Salute which extends free admission to Sea World Orlando, Tampa’s Bush Gardens, or other Busch Theme Parks to Military Members and up to 3 of their dependents.Any active duty, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman is entitled to free admission under the Here’s to the Heroes program. He or she need only register, either by clicking here and submitting his or her information or in the entrance plaza of participating parks, and show a Department of Defense photo ID.

Adventure Aquarium: Minutes from downtown Philadelphia on the Delaware River waterfront, Adventure Aquarium offers new opportunities for families to explore, discover and play. In addition to being the world’s only aquarium to exhibit hippos, Adventure Aquarium encourages visitors to immerse in another world and interact with fascinating aquatic animals. Families can get up close and personal with more than 8,500 aquatic species including the East Coast’s largest collection of sharks, featuring Great Hammerhead Sharks, and touch tank experiences with sharks and stingrays. ABOUT THE DISCOUNT: Adventure Aquarium along with Camden County offers a special $10 ticket to all active and retired Military personnel and their families from Saturday, November 9th through Monday, November 11th. Guests must present a military ID to receive the discounted offer.$10 Admission for Active & Retired Military Personnel & Family (Veterans Day Weekend)

Battley Harley-Davidson: VETERANS DAY RIDE TO ARLINGTON CEMETERY DATE November 11, 2013 DIRECTIONS 7830 Airpark Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879Get  CITY / STATE Gaithersburg, Maryland (MD) DESCRIPTION The Veterans Day Ride to Arlington Cemetery will be held at Battley Harley Davidson in Gaithersburg, Maryland on November 11th, 2013.Location:-Battley Harley Davidson in Gaithersburg, Maryland (7830 Airpark Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879).

The Brevard Zoo: Offering free admission to veterans and active-duty service members Friday November 9 through Monday November 12.Spouses of service members deployed overseas are also able to go for free all weekend.For the entire month of November the Zoo is also offering discounted admission for military and veterans at at Treetop Trek Aerial Adventures during November, Chutes and Ladders, Canopy Walk and Treetop Challenge.

Disneyland Armed Forces Salute Tickets: Disneyland has just announced that Active and Retired U.S. Military, including members of the U.S. Coast Guard and active members of the National Guard or Reservists, may purchase 3-Day Disneyland Armed Forces Salute Tickets for themselves and up to five (5) family members and/or friends for $129 each. That is a maximum total of 6 tickets that can be purchased by each military member. Tickets go on sale August 12, 2013. They may not be used at all between( December 19 – 31, 2013, April 13 – 20, 2014 and July 4, 2014.)

LEGO-LAND (Florida): Offers Military Appreciation Days, where all active duty Military personnel are able to receive one free 1 Day Admission during 2013. Simply present Military ID at ticketing windows to receive this offer. Addition dependents and family members as well as retired military members receive a 10% discount on one-day admission tickets.

San Diego Zoo: Free 1-Day Pass at the Zoo and Africa Tram Safari at Safari Park. This offer is valid for U.S. active duty military, and other military like cadets, reservists who can present valid military ID. Military Bases may have additional offers for military dependents and family.

Knott’s Berry Farm/ Knott’s Soak City: Annual tribute to our Military, past and present, starts November 4th. FREE admission for Veterans or current serving military personnel and one guest with proper I.D. presented at turnstile plus purchase up to six additional tickets for just $22 each until November 27! November 28 – January 5, 2014, up to six additional tickets can be purchased for only $27 each.

National Parks, Forests and Monuments: Nationwide Admission is free to everyone on Veterans Day

Sea World Parks and Entertainment: In addition to the Waves of Honor complimentary program for active duty military, veterans and current service member’s can get 50% off single-day admission tickets (off the front gate price) through November 11, 2013. This offer is available only online or at participating military bases, not at the front gate.


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B&B for Vets: Participating Bed and Breakfasts are offering a complimentary room for a Veteran and guest on Sunday (November 10th) or Monday (November 11th).  Learn more at the Better Way to Stay website.

Disneyland Room Discounts: Active and retired military members can now book specially discounted room only reservations, and save up to 20% off of the rack rate at select Disneyland resorts hotels. Availability may be extremely limited or blacked out completely during the following dates: (November 28 – 30, 2013; December 23 – 31, 2013 and April 14 – 19, 2014)

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa: Special rates for members of the military and first responders for stays beginning Veterans Day (November 11) through January 3, 2013. Active duty and retired members of the military are asked to request the Salute to Service rate (rate code: GOV) when they make their room reservations at www.jwsanantonio.com or by calling the toll-free telephone number, 866-882-4420. A military or service I.D. is required at check-in.

Red Roof Inn: Honors Military Service with 15% Hotel Discounts with Veterans Advantage Card.


Stores and Shopping:

Pets for Vets: Free Pet Adoption for all Active and retired military personnel, Houston, TX November 8th – 11th (deal)

Foot Locker: Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker and Kids Foot Locker, are proud to honor all who serve our country, and their families, with a special 20% discount on all purchases, online, by phone and in stores.

Lowe’s: All veterans receive the 10% discount on Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. The discount is available on in-stock and special-order purchases of up to 5,000
Home Depot: Offers a 10% discount (up to a $500 maximum) to all active military, reserve, retired or disabled veterans and their family members with a valid military ID.

K-Mart: Exclusive Early Veterans Day Sale – Nov. 10th! EXTRA 15% off Almost Everything.

Dollar General: Veterans and Active Duty Military and Their Families Receive 10 % Discount on Nov. 11.

Sam’s Club: Will give a free $15 Sam’s Club Gift Card to military personnel* when you join or renew as a Sam’s Club Member. It’s easy to do. Sign up online, print out the certificate and take it to the store and get your $15 Gift Card. Even if you do not print the certificate, alert the front help desk and they will provide you your $15 gift card.

Brides Across America: This November B.A.B. is partnering with bridal salons across the nation to giveaway wedding dresses to qualified military brides. All military brides must pre-register online.



Grace For Vets: The mission of Grace For Vets, a non-profit organization, is to honor those who have served or are currently serving their country. This international program unites the car wash industry each year on November 11. Whether observing Veterans Day, Remembrance Day or Armistice Day, we unite together as a whole, and provide FREE car washes to ALL veterans and service personnel. Visit their website for a list of participating car wash locations around the United States.


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