2016 Veterans Day Deals & Freebie List

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Veterans Day (Nov 11th) is almost here and on that day and in the weeks before many retailers and restaurants will be offering promotions and deals as a way of saying THANK YOU to America’s past and present heroes. Every year we post the top Veterans Day deals for you to share with your service member or utilize yourself. You must present valid military or Veteran’s ID for these offers.

Our team will be updating this list daily until November 11th so be sure to check back often.


Golden Corral the nation’s #1 grill buffet franchise, is offering veterans a free beverage and buffet meal on Monday, November 14 from 5-9PM.  For more information on Military Appreciation Night, please visit http://www.goldencorral.com/military/.

White Castle’s- Offering free breakfast combo or Castle Combo Meal 1-6. Details here.

On The Borderpopular entree, the “Create Your Own Combo”, is absolutely FREE to active and former members of the military.Veterans with proof of military ID or service receive a free create your own combo entree (choose 2 or choose 3 option). Valid on Friday, November 11, 2016 only. Dine-in only. Not valid with any other offer or promotion. Offer pricing and participation may vary by market.

Applebee’s- This year, Applebee’s will again honor veterans and active-duty U.S. military by offering a free meal from a selection of seven entrees at nearly 1,900 restaurants nationwide.

Krystal’s- Has confirmed they will be offering a Veterans Day special and will release details soon.

Ram Restaurant & Brewery- Veterans can buy one entree and get the 2nd free.

Olive Garden- On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Olive Garden restaurants will offer a free entrée from a special menu, featuring six of the restaurant’s most popular items. Entrees are served with unlimited homemade soup or famous house salad and warm, garlic breadsticks.

Fogo De Chao- All military veterans and active duty personnel with valid military ID will receive 50% off their meal on Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11); up to three additional guests will receive 10% off their meals, as well. Offer is valid at all U.S. and Puerto Rico Fogo de Chão locations. Beverages, dessert, tax and gratuity not included.

Rock and Brew- Rock & Brews locations all over the country are expressing thanks to local veterans, active duty military and first responders this Veterans Day, in honor of their service and commitment to their country and community. Each person who presents a veterans, military or first responders ID will receive one complimentary pulled pork sandwich on Friday, November 11th.

Longhorn Steakhouse-will offer a complimentary appetizer or dessert, and guests that dine with a veteran will also receive 10 percent off their meal.

Chipotle- Limit one free menu item per U.S. military ID (Active-duty/Reserve/National Guard/Retired/Veteran or other proof of military service, including photograph in uniform), subject to availability. Free item requires purchase of an entrée item of equal or greater value and is to be collected by the valid ID holder only. Includes all types of active duty military service members including Reserves and National Guard, military spouses, retired military, and veterans. Valid only on November 11th, 2016 between 3 pm local time and close. https://chipotle.com/militaryappreciation

Bob Evans- is giving a FREE* meal all day (pick from six different dishes from breakfast to dinner options) valid with a military ID.

Boston Market- All active duty or retired military personnel and their families can receive one free brownie or cookie with any purchase on Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11). No ID required.

Denny’s-  Denny’s will be participating in Veterans Day by inviting active, inactive and retired military personnel to stop by for a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on Friday, Nov. 11 from 5 a.m. to noon. At participating locations nationwide, diners with a valid military ID will receive a complimentary Build Your Own Grand Slam®, which includes four delicious breakfast items such as new fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes, eggs cooked to order, sizzling bacon strips, seasonal fruit or hash browns.

Ovation Brands- Ryan’s Buffet, Hometown Buffet and Country Buffet will be offering a free meal and beverage to all Veterans, Active Duty, Reservists etc. All day on Veterans Day.

TGI Friday’s – will offer FREE lunch to Vets and AD personnel from 11am-2pm on 11/11/15. Beverages and add ons are not included in this offer.

HMSHost-Will offer a 15% military discount at their food locations at airports nationwide. Details here.

Red Robin- We’d like to thank all Veterans and Active Duty military members for their service this Veterans Day with a FREE* Red’s Tavern Double® Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries®. No purchase is necessary. Just show us some proof of service and enjoy your meal with us. *No purchase necessary. Free Red’s Tavern Double Burger does not count as an item for Red Robin Royalty. At participating Red Robin® restaurants. Dine-in only. Valid Friday, 11/11/16, only. Valid for all veterans and active-duty service members. Proof of service required.

Starbucks-  In addition to the traditional free tall-brewed coffee for active duty service members, veterans and military spouses this year as a small gesture to say thank you for their service.

Esquared Hospitality is honoring veterans and active military with its popular Veteran’s Day promotion. On Friday, November 11, both BLT Steak and BLT Market will offer 35% off its entire menu for offer all veterans and military personnel with proof of military ID.

Carrabba’s-Honoring Veterans and active duty military with a FREE appetizer now through Sunday, November 15th.
California Pizza Kitchen-ALL VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY RECEIVE AN ENTRÉE ON US* Veterans Day Menu: Details here.
Hooters- This Veterans Day, all veterans and active-duty military personnel can enjoy an entrée on the house by presenting a valid military ID at any Hooters location across the nation. Military personnel can choose their favorite entrée from the Hooters Veterans Day Menu, including:  10-Piece Traditional Wings, 10-Piece Boneless Wings, Hooters Burger, Buffalo Chicken Salad, or Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Olive Garden- Eligible customers who come in to an Olive Garden on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016 can get a completely free meal paid in full by the restaurant which includes an entree from a special Veterans Day menu, and unlimited soup or salad and garlic breadsticks.
Ruby Tuesdays- One FREE appetizer, Up to $10 value with valid military ID for veterans, active duty, and reserve service members on November 11 2016. Offer is valid at all Ruby Tuesday locations, excluding those in Guam, Hawaii, Manhattan, airports or outside of the United States.
Chili’s– Will serve free meals to the military men and women who served our country.
Friendly’s-To honor those who have served our country and protected our freedom, Friendly’s is treating veterans and active military, with a valid military ID or honorable discharge card, to a free breakfast, lunch or dinner on Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11, Veterans can enjoy a free Big-Two-Do Breakfast or an All American Burger
PDQ’s- PDQ offers 50% off the entire order for all active/retired military personnel on the first Monday every month.


Famous Daves- On November 11, 2016 in honor of Veteran’s Day all former and current Military personnel will receive a FREE Two Meat Combo Choose two different meats:

Georgia Chopped Pork | Country-Roasted Chicken | Barbeque Chicken | Texas Beef Brisket | Southside Rib Tips | Traditional Wings | Boneless Wings | Sweetwater Catfish Fingers | Chicken Tenders | Hot Link Sausage

Served with choice of one side and a Corn Bread Muffin

Texas Roadhouse-All veterans – including all active, retired or former U.S. military –  can choose one of 10 entrees, including a 6-ounce sirloin and two made-from-scratch sides plus a choice of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/ice tea or coffee during lunch. Proof of service includes military or VA card, or discharge papers on 11/11/ from 11am-2pm.

Shoney’s– In honor of those who have served, we are proud to offer a FREE ALL-AMERICAN BURGER™ to all active-duty and veterans of the military on Veterans Day – Friday, November 11, 2016.

Ihop- On 11/11, all Veteran’s and active duty military will receive one free stack of Red, White & Blue Pancakes (3 pancakes) from 7am-7pm. Offer only valid for Veterans and Active Duty Military. Available at participating restaurants only. Military ID or proof of service is required. Some restrictions apply; see restaurant for details. Find your local IHOP restaurant here: http://spr.ly/6180BPtYM.
Menchies- is offering all active and retired military personnel their first 6 ounces FREE this Veterans Day: Friday, November 11
  • This is the fourth year Menchie’s has provided this offer to our nation’s bravest
  • To claim the offer, military members will need to present a valid military ID at the time of purchase
  • For store locations, click here: http://www.menchies.com/yogurt-shop-our-locations

Outback Steakhouse–  is again honoring all active and retired military members with a free Bloomin’ Onion and a Beverage* by showing a valid military ID at participating restaurants on Nov. 11. To show continued support for our troops beyond Veterans Day, Outback is also offering all Military Mates, including active or retired military members and their families, 15% off their check from Nov. 12 – Dec. 31.*Plus, the Outback Steakhouse and Carrabba’s Italian Grill Challenge Coin can be purchased now through Dec. 31 at www.challengecoin.foldsofhonor.org, and one hundred percent of proceeds from the sales go directly to Folds of Honor. As a token of appreciation for the donation, guests who present the Challenge Coin at participating Outback Steakhouse or Carrabba’s Italian Grill restaurants can redeem a free Coca-Cola product anytime in 2016.*

Sheetz Gas Stations – Is offering a free 6 inch turkey sub, regular size fountain drink and a car wash to military with valid ID.

Red Lobster- To thank Veterans, active duty military and reservists, Red Lobster will offer a free appetizer or dessert with a valid military ID on November 10th and 11th.
BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse- All active-duty and retired military are invited to stop in for a free meal as a “thank you” for their service. On Friday November 11, all veterans can enjoy a complimentary entree under $12.95 by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse nationwide. 
Smokey Bones- To show their support for service members, invites all veterans and active-duty military members to get this free meal on their unlimited menu on Friday, November 11, 2016.

Krispy Kreme- will celebrate Veterans Day on Friday, November 11 by offering a Free Doughnut (any variety) and a Small Coffee to all veterans at all company and participating franchise Krispy Kreme retail stores. No purchase necessary, available to anyone who identifies themselves as a veteran or active duty military personnel.

Bonefish Grill- Offering a FREE Bang Bang Shrimp with valid military ID on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. *All stores are franchised owned so it is best if you ask before ordering*

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store- has long supported military service members, veterans and their families. This year, Cracker Barrel will once again offer veterans a complimentary piece of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake for dessert on Nov. 11 at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations to thank them for their service and sacrifice.

Chuck E. Cheese-  Chuck E Cheese’s is proud  to salute the men and women of our armed forces and their families. Choose from 2 great offers: The Alpha, Get a Large 1-topping pizza, 4 drinks & 45 tokens for $26.99 ($40 value) and The Bravo, Get 2 Large 1-topping pizzas, 4 drinks & 100 tokens for $44.99 ($65 value). Just ask about our Military offers and show your Common Access Card or Uniformed Services ID Card to get either deal, with our thanks!

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