Make sure you have Proof of Military Service when visiting companies offering Veteran’s Day deals. First, most companies require some form of military ID – including a U.S. Uniform Services ID Card (active/reserve/retired), Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Photograph in uniform, be wearing uniform (if your service permits), Veterans Organization Card (e.g., American Legion and VFW), DD214, discharge paperwork, or other form of identification. Other restaurants and companies may only require a photo of you in uniform, or go by the honor system.
Also, always call ahead to verify locations, times, and participation.
Applebee’s – free meal
Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. There will be 7 entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included.
Bar Louie – free meal
Active duty military members and veterans can receive a free meal, up to $10 in value, and a free non-alcoholic beverage.
BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse – free meal
Complimentary lunch entree or a one topping mini pizza for dinner.
Champps Americana – free burger
Offer not valid for the Pepperjack Bacon Stack Burger or Kobe Burger. Dine in only.
Chili’s – free meal
Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 6 meals. This offer is available from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included.
Denny’s – free Grand Slam breakfast
Valid from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fox & Hound and Bailey’s Sports Bar
Free item from the 7 under $7 menu.
Golden Corral – free meal
Valid 4 – 9 p.m. in all Golden Corral Restaurants nationwide.
Famous Dave’s – free or discounted meals
Offer varies by location, please check the Famous Dave’s Veteran’s Day page or call your local restaurant for more information.
Hooters – free Meal
Get 10 Free Wings – Boneless or Regular, drink purchase required.
Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut
Little Caesars® Pizza – free Crazy Bread®
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants
– free lunch or dinner Veterans will be able to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée. Space is limited and reservations are highly recommended. For more information visit: M&S Veterans Appreciation Event.
Outback Steakhouse – A week of Free Bloomin’ Onions and Cokes
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.
Sizzler Restaurants – Buy one get one free
Buy one get one free, 6 oz. Steak Entree with the purchase of a second one.
Spaghetti Warehouse is offering lasagna or any original recipe spaghetti entree for only $0.11, with the purchase of a lasagna or any original recipe spaghetti entree at regular price. This offer is open to everyone, not just veterans. Download the coupon at their website.
Subway – Free Six Inch Sub
Texas Roadhouse – free lunch
T.G.I. Friday’s – Buy one get one free
The Olive Garden – Free entrée
Chose from a special menu; all entrées include freshly baked garlic sticks and choice of soup or salad.
Twin Peaks – free entrée
Up to $10. Dine in only; gratuity not included.
Uno Chicago Grill – 19.43% discount
Available from 11/7 through 11/11
Home Depot and Lowe’s Military Coupon Updates
Update: Home Depot and Lowes 10% Military Discount Available Everyday.
Home Depot Military Discount
The Home Depot is offering all active duty personnel, reservists, retired military, veterans and their families a 10 percent discount off their purchases in honor of Veteran’s Day. The offer is valid on purchases of up to $2,000 for a maximum of $200 and is available at The Home Depot stores, The Home Depot Design Center locations, Yardbirds and EXPO Design Center(R) locations. The 10% military discount is available everyday for active duty and retirees, but not all veterans. Home Depot makes this offer available to all veterans on most military holidays. You can also find Home Depot discounts online.
Lowe’s Military Discount
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. will offer all active, reserve, honorably discharged, retired military personnel and their immediate family members a 10 percent discount on in-store U.S. purchases made during the Veterans Day holiday. The discount is available Nov. 11. The discount is available on in-stock and special order purchases up to $5,000. To qualify, individuals must present a valid military ID or other proof of service. Excluded from the discount are sales via Lowes.com, previous sales, and purchases of services or gift cards. Like Home Depot, Lowes offers this discount daily to active duty military members, but not to veterans. However, they extend the offer to military veterans on military holidays. You can also find exclusive discounts at Lowe’s.com.
Anheuser-Busch Parks – free admission
Anheuser-Busch Parks offers Active Duty Service Members free admission for them and up to 3 dependents to any of their parks once a year. Throughout 2013, members of the military and as many as three direct dependents may enter SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks with a single-day complimentary admission. The Here’s to the Heroes program is only available to Any active duty, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman. Eligible parks include: Adventure Island, Busch Gardens (Tampa Bay or Williamsburg), SeaWorld (Orlando, San Diego, or San Antonio), Sesame Place, and Water Country USA. Not valid at Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Christmas Town at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va. is not included as part of this program. For more information and to register, visit: Free admission summary, and ticket application.
Fee Free Day at National Parks
To honor America’s service men and women, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that areas managed by the National Park Service would not charge entrance fees for Veteran’s Day weekend
Knotts Berry Farm Military Tribute Days – Free Admission
Knott’s Berry Farm has an annual Military Tribute event in which they offer military members past and present by offering free park admission. This year the Military Tribute Days run from November 1 – 24 November (Thanksgiving Day). Veterans or current serving military personnel plus one guest get in FREE with proper ID presented at Knott’s turnstile (DD214, Veterans Administration Hospital ID or Active Military Service ID). Purchase up to six additional tickets for just $17 each. More info.
Free MP3 album download of “Veterans Day Honor” This free downloadable album includes 12 songs as performed by the military bands and ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces. Visit Amazon now through Veteran’s Day to download the album for free(album will be full price again starting Nov. 11).
Big Lots – 10% off
Cabela’s – Standard Employee Discount
Cabela’s is giving their standard employee discount to all US military veterans, active duty military, Guard/Reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel on Nov. 10-11. Discount varies from 5% to 20%, depending on the item.
– 10% discount Also good online from Nov 11-13, use Coupon Code VETERANSDAY. More info.
Seven-Eleven – Free small Slurpee
Valid 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Offer good to all current and former military members.
Sports Authority – 15% off all purchases
Steve Madden – double military discount
Company will double everyday military discount of 15% to 30% OFF for Veteran’s Day ONLY. Not valid online. Full priced merchandise only.
Tim Hortons – Free donut
Sam’s Club – Free Hugo® Canes for Veterans
Sam’s Club® locations nationwide will distribute 36,000 Hugo® canes free of charge on November 9 – 11 to U.S. military veterans in need of mobility assistance. Limited quantities available, while supplies last. Sam’s Club® Membership is not required, but proof of military service may be required. For more information, visit HugoSalutes.com.