With Veterans Day coming up on Nov. 11, restaurants and retailers are doing their part to honor those who’ve served in the U.S. armed forces.
Below is a list of deals and freebies being offered by businesses on Veterans Day, leading up to the holiday, or year-round.
Participating Applebee’s will be offering a complimentary full-size entrée from an “exclusive menu” to all active military, veterans, reserves, and National Guard members on Veterans Day. It’s available for dine-in only and proof of service is required.
The Corpus Christi location is offering free lunch to veterans and active military members from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday. For those who can't attend, raincheck vouchers will be available and expire May 22,2022. For those dining in, there are six options to choose from.
Chili’s will offer a complimentary entrée to all veterans and active military personnel on Veterans Day. The offer is for dine-in customers and it’s from a limited menu.
Cici’s Pizza will be offering a free adult buffet to all veterans and active-duty military personnel on Veterans Day.
On Veterans Day, Denny’s will offer a complimentary “Build Your Own Grand Slam” to all active, inactive, and military personnel. That includes a choice of four items for a fully customizable breakfast. The offer is valid for dine-in only at participating locations from 5 a.m. to noon with a valid military ID or DD 214.
On Veterans Day, all veterans and active military members can get a free donut of their choice at participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide, with no purchase necessary.
Famous Dave’s is offering free “Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwiches” and sides to all veterans, as well as to active and inactive military personnel on Veterans Day. It’s offered for both dine-in and to-go. Use the code VETERAN at checkout on the restaurant’s website.
On Veterans Day, veterans and current military personnel who visit a Freddy’s will receive a card for a free “Freddy’s Original Double” combo meal that is valid through Nov. 30.
On Veterans Day, Hooters will offer a free entrée to all veterans and active-duty military members who purchase a beverage at participating locations. It will be from a limited menu and proof of service is required.
On Veterans Day, veterans and active-duty military members can get free “Red, White, & Blueberry Pancakes” at participating IHOP locations. The offer is for dine-in guests only and military ID or proof of service is required.
This Veterans Day, Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer or dessert to veterans, active-duty military members and reservists who dine-in with them. Guests will need to show valid military IDs or proof of service.
On Veterans Day, Starbucks will offer veterans, military service members, and military spouses a free tall hot brewed coffee at participating U.S. locations.
Meal vouchers will be available for veterans between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday, and are good through May 30, 2022. Proof of service will be required to get a voucher, and the vouchers are good for one of 10 meals.
The museum will honor all military veterans and their families on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with $2 admission. In addition, all-American concessions will be available to all gues for additional purchase.
From Oct. 24 to Nov. 14, Academy Sports + Outdoors is offering a 10% discount to military members and first responders. The deal is good for in-store and online purchases, but you must verify your military or first responder status first.
Year-round, Champion offers veterans and military members a 10% discount off items sold on its website. They must verify their status though.
Cole Haan offers veterans and military members a 20% discount off items sold on its website year-round.
Year-round, Dickies offers a 10% discount to veterans, military members and first responders.
All year, Eastbay offers a 15% discount off most purchases to active-duty military members, reservists, and registered dependents of active-duty and retired service members.
Year-round, Foot Locker offers a 15% discount to active-duty military members, veterans, and reserve service members.
From Nov. 11 to Nov. 14, Kohl’s is offering a 30% discount on in-store purchases to veterans, active and former military personnel, as well their immediate family members.
Lululemon offers a 15% discount to military members and first responders in the U.S. year-round.
Michael’s offers a 15% discount to active-duty military members, reserve service members, veterans, and registered dependents year-round.
From Nov. 11 to Nov. 13, veterans, active-duty and retired military personnel, reservists, and their dependents, can take advantage of a 25% discount on qualifying regular and sale-priced purchases in Office Depot and OfficeMax stores nationwide.
Throughout the year, The North Face offers a 10% discount to all active-duty military members, reservists, veterans and retired military personnel, as well spouses and dependents of active personnel.
Year-round, Under Armour offers a 20% discount to all active-duty service members, retirees, veterans, military spouses, military family members, first responders, and teachers.
All year, Vera Bradley offers a 15% discount on its website to all veterans, military personnel, first responders, students, teachers, and medical professionals.
Vineyard Vines offers a 15% discount on almost everything for active-duty military members and veterans.
The convenience store Wawa says it will offer free coffee, any size, to veterans, active military members, and their families on Veterans Day.
On Veterans Day, Wendy’s will be offering a free breakfast combo to those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military. Valid military ID or a Veterans Advantage card is required.
Quick Quack Car Wash
The duck-themed car washes popping up all over town are offering free car washes to veterans and active-duty military Thursday. The offer is good for the company's "Best" wash, according to a news release. They just need to tell the cashiers they served; no proof or ID is required.
On Veterans Day, Great Clips says veterans and active military members who visit its salons can receive either a free haircut that day or a free haircut card. Non-military customers who get a haircut on Veterans Day will also receive a free haircut card they can give to an active service member or veteran. Those cards can be redeemed from Nov. 12 to Dec. 10.
Editor's note: This story will continue to be updated as more deals are announced.