Restaurants, businesses offer Veterans Day freebies, discounts

Veterans Day graphic
Veterans Day graphic

(WATE/WJBF) – A number of businesses are offering deals and freebies for veterans and active duty service members this Veterans Day. The deals are only good at participating locations and those taking part will need a valid military I.D.


  • Applebee’s: Free meal on Nov. 11
  • Bonefish Grill: Active and retired service members can have free Bang Bang Shrimp on Nov. 11
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of wings and side of fries on November 11
  • Chipotle: Active duty, National Guard, and retired military, military spouses with ID, and veterans get a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) deal from 5 p.m. to close on November 7.
  • Cici’s Pizza: Free pizza buffet with military ID on Nov. 11
  • Cracker Barrel: Complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake
  • Denny’s: Free “Build Your Own Grand Slam” on Nov. 10 from 5 a.m. to noon
  • Dunkin’ Donuts: Free Doughnut to veterans and active military members on Nov. 11
  • Golden Corral: Military Appreciation Night free dinner on Nov. 12 from 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Hooters: Free meal from select menu at participating locations on Nov. 11
  • IHOP: Free red, white and blue pancakes for active duty military and veterans on Nov. 10
  • Little Caesars: Free $5 Hot-n-Ready lunch combo on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • O’Charley’s: Free $9.99er entree on Nov. 11
  • Olive Garden: Free meal, including entree from special Veterans Day menu, plus unlimited soup or salad and breadsticks on Nov. 11
  • Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage on Nov. 12
  • Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert on Nov. 11
  • Red Robin: Free Red’s Taven Double burger with Bottomless Steak Fries to veterans and active duty members on Nov. 11
  • Ruby Tuesday: Free appetizer on Nov. 11
  • Texas Roadhouse: Free meal from special menu on Nov. 11
  • Tropical Smoothie Café: Free flat bread sandwich from 11 am to 4 p.m. on Nov. 10.  A valid Department of Defense (DOD) ID card will be required to participate in the offer.


  • Dollar General: Veterans, active duty military and immediate family members get 11% discount on Nov. 11
  • Firestone Complete Auto Care: 15% off lowest advertised price for any service from Nov. 10-12
  • Goodwill: 50% all donated apparel with military ID on Nov. 11
  • Home Depot: 10% discount to all military
  • Lowe’s: 10% for veterans every day
  • Publix: 10% off groceries for veterans, military personnel and families on Nov. 11
  • Target: 10% discount for active duty, veterans and spouses/dependent children from Nov. 7-11
  • Toys R Us: 15% in-store purchases from Nov. 4-11
  • Walgreens: Veterans and military personnel, as well as family members, with Walgreens Balance Rewards card get 20% discount on Nov. 11

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