2018 Veterans Day Military Discounts And Freebies

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This year, Veterans Day falls on Sunday, November 11th and while many retailers will offer deals on that day—some of the popular Veterans Day freebies will be celebrated on Monday November 12th.

To help you celebrate your special day we’ve compiled a list of special discounts and freebies for you (our Veterans). This list will be updated daily, so be sure to check back for more.

Attractions/Entertainment

Birmingham Zoo– In honor of Veterans Day, all veterans, active and retired military and their dependents will receive free admission to the Birmingham Zoo on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12.

Free Entrance in the National Parks All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission

Harley-Davidson Museum– On November 9-11, Harley-Davidson Museum will offer free Museum entry for all active Military, Veterans and their families*. Harley-Davidson has always been on the front line – right next to the troops.  *Free entry with valid Military or Veterans ID for 1 additional adult and up to 4 children 18 years old or younger

Knott’s Berry Farm– Active, Retired and Veteran U.S. Military Personnel may receive free admission to Knott’s Berry Farm for themselves and one guest from November 1 – 15

Museum Of Science Free Admission for veterans for Veterans Day.

Knott’s Berry Farm– Active, retired and veteran U.S. military personnel may receive free admission to Knott’s Berry Farm for themselves and one guest from November 1 – 16 and November 27 – December 15. Show your Military I.D card or DD214 at the Knott’s Berry Farm main gate to redeem this offer. Additional Knott’s Berry Farm admission tickets may be purchased at a discounted rate by active, retired or veteran US military personnel members only.

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum will pay tribute to our country’s veterans during Salute to Service, a special five-day tribute honoring veterans, active-duty members of the military and their families. From Wednesday, November 8 to Sunday, November 12, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will host a series of events and special programs for veterans and their families, as well as the visiting public. Throughout our tribute, veterans will receive free museum admission. Veterans will also receive half-price museum tickets for two family members during the tribute.

Albany Institute for History and Art– The Albany Institute of History & Art will offer free admission to the galleries on Monday, November 12, 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm in honor of Veterans Day.

Discovery Place– On Veterans Day, both active military and veterans receive free admission to our Museums, and their immediate family members receive $2 off admission. Proper identification must be presented at Admissions to redeem military discounts.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort – For November 1-30, 2018, all veterans and active duty military of the U.S. armed forces can receive free admission to LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Veterans also can purchase theme park tickets for up to six guests at a 50% discount on the same dates. To receive free admission and purchase discounted tickets, veterans must present valid military ID or proof of veteran status at LEGOLAND Florida Resort ticket window on the day of their visit. LEGOLAND Florida Resort: U.S. active duty and veterans will also receive free parking, and hotel discounts at LEGOLAND Florida Resort for the month of November! Learn more at www.LEGOLAND.com/Florida.

Free standard parking is available at LEGOLAND Florida Resort for veterans and active duty military with valid military ID during the month of November.

Kennedy Space Center– In honor of Veterans Day and the celebration of the one-year anniversary of the opening of Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is thanking active duty, retired and reserve men and women for their service to the United States. These military heroes will receive complimentary admission November 10 through November 12, 2017, and will save 50 percent off admission for up to three guests in their party.

Kentucky State Parks Lodging-Has launched their military discount program that runs now through March 31st, 2019. Military personnel, veterans, reserve, NG and retirees will special rates on 1-3 bedroom lodging.

Montpelier wants to thank  all U.S. military veteran visitors by offering free House tours. Veterans will also receive a 10 percent discount on any purchase at the Museum Shop.

North Carolina Zoo– Nov 10th-16th Military members and veterans get free admission and $2 off per guests for up to 6 extra people.

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden-All military personnel, who have served or are serving in the United States Armed Forces, will receive free admission to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in honor of Veterans Day.

Restaurants

Golden Corral, the nation’s #1 grill buffet franchise, will thank thousands of active-duty and retired U.S. military personnel for their service with a free dinner buffet and beverage, while raising donations for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). At all its restaurants nationwide, Golden Corral will serve free dinner buffets with beverage from 5PM to 9PM on Monday, Nov. 12 to any person who is serving or has served in a United States Military branch, including the National Guard and Reserves – identification is not required.

Cracker Barrel– On Veterans Day, November 11, all military veterans receive a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake in thanks for their service. Dine in only.

Between October 30 – November 11, Cracker Barrel will donate 20% of the sales price* from online and in-store purchases of select Lodge® cookware to Operation Homefront. Lodge items available include cast-iron skillets, pans, griddles and more. Funds raised will be donated in the form of gift cards to help provide holiday meals to military families across the country.

Chili’s Visit a participating Chili’s on Sunday, November 11, 2018, to get your Veterans Day free meal if you are a veteran or on active military duty

Cotton Patch Cafe– Every Veterans Day, all our restaurants are proud to serve their Award Winning Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken FREE to all Veteran’s and Active Duty Military.

Denny’s–  To thank America’s veterans for their endless service and dedication, Denny’s is inviting all active, inactive and military personnel into its booths on Monday, Nov. 12 from 5 a.m. to noon to enjoy a free Build Your Own Grand Slam®.

SweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt- On Sunday, November 11, sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt, the nation’s leading frozen yogurt chain, will provide a free 12 oz. frozen yogurt on Sunday, November 11 to all veterans and active duty personnel with a valid military ID.

El Torito, Acapulco, Chevys and El Torito Grill will thank our men and women in uniform by offering all military personnel, past and present, a complimentary meal on Veterans Day.

All a veteran or current service member has to do is dine at any El Torito, El Torito Grill, Acapulco, or Chevys restaurant on Sunday, November 11, 2018, and have with them a valid ID, and they will be served a meal free of charge at any time from 3pm until closing time. The offer is not available during brunch.

Huddle House
Free order of Sweet Cakes to all active military members and veterans with proper I.D. from Nov. 9-12.

Scooter’s Coffee, a Midwest-based coffee franchise, will offer a free drink of any size to veterans and current military personnel with valid military identification on Sunday, November 11. Stores will also be taking donations for Wounded Warriors Family Support, November 11-12.

Shoney’s– offering Free All-You-Care-To-Eat, Freshly-Prepared Breakfast Bar from 6-11 AM local time.

Kolache Factory Thanks Veterans with a Free Kolache and Drink
Kolache Factory, the largest specialty kolache bakery in the world, will offer a free kolache (any kind) and a free coffee (any size) at all its locations to all veteran and active military with government-issued military photo ID on Sunday, November 11. (Croissants and Polish varieties excluded).

Fatz Southern Kitchen Free World Famous Calabash Chicken Basket® Monday, November 12, on the observed Veterans Day. All November, 25% all entrees purchased by all military, active duty or veterans.
ALSO, FREE, Fatz Famous Sweet Tea to any guest with an “I VOTED” sticker – w purchase of entrée on Election Day, November 6.

JJ’s Red Hots– On Monday November 12th, Veterans can get an unlimited meal … hot dogs, sausages, sides and non-alcoholic drinks

Applebee’s Grill & Bar  Veterans and Active Duty Military can select a free meal from a limited menu on Veteran’s Day. Provide proof of service required.

Wild Wing Cafe  Military veterans, retirees, and active duty are offered a complimentary meal. Veteran may choose from any Awesome Salad, Wild Wrap, Beefy Burger or Chicken Sandwich. Please show proof of military service. Valid all day on 11/11 at participating locations.

Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House On Mon. Nov. 12th from 11am-9pm, Veterans and active duty military can eat at the soup, salad and dessert bar for free. Must show proof of military status and valid I.D. is required.

Twin Peaks  In honor of Veteran’s Day, all veterans, active duty military and reservists can eat for free from a select menu on Military Monday, November 12th.

Bar Louie Salutes U.S. Veterans With Free Meal On Veterans Day And Pledges $25,000 To Operation Homefront.
Veterans and Active Military Personnel Receive a Complimentary Meal on Veterans Day.  Bar Louie Guests are Invited to Add-On to their Checks to Support Veterans during the week of November 5-12, 2018

Green Mill honors our military on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018 with a free menu item for lunch or dinner. Offer includes any single item from our menu. Pizza restricted to a small one-topping Deep Dish. Offer is available for dine-in only.

Grub Burger Bar, known for its signature burgers, handcrafted shakes and fresh fare, is showing support to our
nation’s heroes this Veterans Day by offering all active, inactive and retired military personnel a complimentary entree, no purchase necessary with an I.D. or in uniform. This offer will be available on Sunday, November 11 at all locations. In addition to the Veterans Day offer, Grub provides an ongoing year round discount for veterans by
offering a 10% percent off any purchase with a valid military I.D. or uniform.

Friendly’s Celebrates Veterans Day with Free Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner for Veterans and Active Military

Texas Roadhouse

Hy-Vee– Many Hy-Vee stores celebrate Veterans Day each year by offering a free breakfast buffet to all veterans and active-duty military members as a way of thanking veterans and military members for their service.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants, Nov. 11, 2018. Veterans will be able to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée from a special menu. Veterans must provide proof of military service. No ID needed for Gold Star Family members (parents or spouse). Space is limited and reservations are highly recommended.

Olive Garden- Nov. 11, 2018. Free entrée from a special menu. Entrées are served with unlimited soup or house salad and garlic breadsticks. Offer good for veterans and active duty military; proof of service required. Be sure to call ahead to make sure your location is participating.

On The Border would like to thank active and former military members for their service on Sunday, November 11 with a free meal. Simply present proof of military ID or service, and enjoy a Free Create-Your-Own Combo 2 Meal. Choose any two items off the combo menu like tacos, enchiladas, empanadas, mini chimis and more! All served with Mexican rice and beans, plus endless chips & salsa.

Primanti Bros.-  Veterans and Active Duty Military get one FREE Classic Primanti Bros. Sandwich; available all day, at participating locations.

Red Robin would like to thank you for your service this Veterans Day with a FREE* Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries. Just show proof of service and enjoy your meal.

Shane’s Rib Shack is passionate about serving those who serve others. The All-American rib shack will honor active and retired members of the Armed Forces during their upcoming Military Appreciation Week, November 4th through November 11th. Participating Shane’s Rib Shack locations*, will provide military personnel with a complimentary sandwich, regular side, and 20-oz. beverage; offer valid November 8th through November 10th only. Military ID or proof of service is required.

Sagebrush Steakhouse- All veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a select menu on November 11 with proof of service.

TooJays– Veterans and Active Military can enjoy a FREE entree from their special menu. Dine-in only. Must present proper ID.

White Castle, America’s first fast-food hamburger chain, is recognizing Veterans Day by offering a free Combo Meal to all veterans and active military members who dine in or visit the drive thru at one of the nearly 400 participating White Castle restaurants nationwide. All past and current members of the U.S. military receive a free Combo Meal (#1 – 6) or any Breakfast Combo Meal on Sunday, November 11, and Monday, November 12, at participating White Castle restaurants. White Castle encourages veterans and those currently enlisted to join White Castle on either day for recognition of their service to our country. No purchase is necessary to claim the offer, simply provide your military ID.

Lord & Taylor– On Friday, November 11th, all veterans and active duty military personnel can receive a 15% discount on their meal at our Sarabeth’s Signature Cafe.

Grocery

Publix– Military personnel, Veterans and dependents will receive 10% off their groceries.

Food Lion– on Sunday, Nov. 11, Food Lion stores will offer a 10 percent discount on Monday, Nov. 12, to active and retired military personnel. o receive the discount, active military, veterans and their families should present their MVP card, along with military identification, if available, at the time of checkout. Customers will then receive 10 percent off their entire grocery bill. This offer is valid on Monday, Nov. 12, only. The discount does not apply to the purchase of alcohol, tobacco, gift cards, lottery, postage stamps or services.

Sam’s Club– is honoring all active and retired military, veterans and their spouses through November 30th, a special membership offer at all clubs nationwide.

Qualified military who join or renew their Sam’s Club membership now through Nov. 30 in club will receive numerous perks including:

  • $10 Sam’s Club gift card
  • Free Rotisserie Chicken ($4.98 value)
  • Free Pumpkin or Pecan pie ($6.98 value)
  • Free 20 Count All-Butter Cocktail Croissants ($5.98 value)
  • $2 off Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes.

Sam’s Club offers two membership types. The Club membership ($45 a year) provides access to Instant Savings, premium products from the Member’s Mark brand and additional perks in tire and battery. The Plus membership ($100 a year) includes all of the benefits of the Club membership along with free shipping on most items, early shopping hours and additional discounts in pharmacy and optical, to name a few.

Retail

Bed Bath & Beyond  if offering 25% off your entire purchase (in-store only) Friday, Nov. 9 – Monday, Nov. 12 in honor of Veterans Day.
U.S. Military ID** is required at time of purchase. Offer cannot be combined with any other coupons or savings certificates. *Including Active Duty, DOD, Reserves, Guard, Retirees, Veterans, and Military Spouses. **Valid forms of ID include: U.S. Military Services Privilege & Identification Card (Active Duty, Dependents, Retiree, Guard/Reserve), VFW Membership Card, Veterans Advantage’s VetRewards Card ID, Veterans Administration Identification Card, American Legion Membership Card, and DD214.

Rack Room Shoes– Military personnel and their dependents get a 10% discount off entire purchase on November 11.

Tractor Supply– This Veterans Day, customers with a valid military ID or proof of service and their dependents will receive 15 percent off their entire purchase at Tractor Supply. This discount will be offered on Saturday, Nov. 11 and will be available at all of Tractor Supply’s more than 1,725 locations nationwide.

Destination Maternity– the world’s largest designer and retailer of maternity apparel, today announced in recognition of Veterans Day the launch of a military discount program that offers an ongoing 10% discount in-store for all veterans, active service members and their spouses. You must present a valid military ID or Veterans ID in store.

Williamsburg Premium Outlets is marking Veterans Day Weekend with a sidewalk sale. As part of it, military members and their families will be able to enjoy additional discounts and reserved parking.

The event takes place from November 10 through November 12. Several stores already planned to offer savings as high as 65 percent off. Williamsburg Premium Outlets said there would be special military discounts with valid military ID at retailers that have a patriotic star on their windows. Veterans and active duty military members also will find reserved veteran parking spaces around the center.

Miscellaneous

Avocado Mattress-Military and Veterans receive $225 off their mattress purchase now through November 12th.

American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider of urgent care, accessible primary care, and occupational medicine, will provide free flu shots to veterans with a valid military ID on Sunday, November 11. Veterans interested in obtaining a free flu shot are encouraged to visit AFCUrgentCare.com to find the nearest American Family Care clinic.

RV Advisor, the nation’s most comprehensive and unbiased online platform for RV enthusiasts, announced today that, in honor of Veterans Day, on November 11, 2018, it will offer a free personalized consultation to veterans and active service members who have questions about buying, financing, insuring, purchasing extended warranty, or simply owning an RV, trailer, or camper. A proud supporter of the veteran community, RV Advisor also offers unlimited free membership for all veterans year-round.

Great Clips Visit a U.S. Great Clips salon on Nov. 11 receive either a free haircut that day or the free haircut card to use at a later date.

Sports Clips – Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2018. Free haircut on Veterans Day. Participating Sport Clips locations will offer free haircuts to all active duty military and veterans (with valid ID.)

Uber Veterans Only Discount Uber recognizes the service of United States Military veterans. Veterans are eligible for special promotions, discounts, and in-app recognition. To verify your military affiliation and opt-in to notifying riders that you’re a member of our military community, follow the steps when you click through to this special deal.

Eyemart Express In recognition of Veteran’s Day, Eyemart Express, a leading national optical retailer and the fastest provider of quality prescription eyewear in the industry, is thanking veterans, retired, active- and non-active duty military personnel and their families with a 20% nationwide discount program.

The Home Depot offers a 10% military discount on in-store purchases on select items to all veterans on Veterans Day.

Grace for Vets– Car washes from around the world who join this program offer free car washes to veterans and service members on November 11.

Brides Across America holds a wedding gown giveaway for military in partnership with bridal salons across the country in November. Qualifying brides register to attend the event at a participating bridal salon by completing the registration form and paying a $40 fee. Attend the event and select one of the designated gowns on display.

B&Bs for Vets has organized dozens of participating Bed and Breakfasts and Inns across the US and Canada which will be offering veterans a free night’s stay on and around Veterans Day. This offer is available to both active duty military members and veterans with ID, but space is limited.

Super 8 by Wyndham – 20% off for Military Members
From October 16 through December 11, 2018*, any current or retired military personnel, veterans and their families who book and stay at participating Super 8 hotels in the U.S. and Canada can take advantage of Super 8’s 20% off military discount. Additionally, guests that book using this offer through a Wyndham direct booking channel will be automatically enrolled into Wyndham Rewards and eligible for 500 bonus points.

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