On Veteran’s Day in the U.S., we take time to honor those who serve or have served in the armed forces. Veteran’s Day is our chance to show our appreciation for the men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving our nation. As a result, many companies and brands offer discounts for service members on Veteran’s Day, which is November 11th this year.
Unless otherwise specified every offer is available to any active duty military or veterans, other than those dishonorably discharged. Here are the best deals you can find on Veteran’s Day!
Veteran’s Day Freebies and Deals
7-Eleven: The convenience store chain is offering a free coffee or Big Gulp to active military members and veterans, as well as reservists, National Guard members, and their families. To pick up your freebie, just download the 7-Eleven app and register.
Applebees: Participating restaurants are offering free meals to service members from a select menu. While thousands of Applebee’s locations typically participate, consider calling your local restaurant ahead, just in case they’re facing any restrictions.
Bob Evans: The restaurant chain has a select menu for military members on November 11th, and vets can get any entree for free. It’s no surprise since Bob Evans himself was a veteran. You can find the menu, and your nearest location, here.
Buffalo Wild Wings: The popular chicken wing chain offers a full meal to service members – 10 boneless wings and fries – for free. All you need to do is show military ID at any participating Buffalo Wild Wings location.
Chili’s: Like other restaurant chains, Chili’s is offering free meals to service members from a select menu. Most entrees come free on November 11th, but you can find the full menu and directions to your local Chili’s here.
Houlihan’s: On November 11th, Houlihan’s is offering $10 off food orders of $30+, either dine-in or takeout. The deal also applies to families of veterans, but won’t work if you order food through a third party platform.
Little Caesars: Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. local time at your nearest Little Caesars, military members can pick up a free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo. The meal includes four slices of pepperoni pizza and a 20 oz soda.
Red Lobster: Red Lobster isn’t offering free entrees, but you can get an appetizer or dessert for free with your meal on November 11th. You can check out the available items here, and find your nearest Red Lobster here.
Red Robin: Red Robin is offering a deal through the end of November, but it’s only open to military members who are also Red Robin Royalty members. It’s free to sign up for the program, and it offers some great deals year-round. For Veteran’s Day, former and active-duty soldiers can get a free double burger with steak fries any time before November 30th.
Starbucks: Active and former service members, as well as their spouses, can pick up a free 12 oz hot coffee on November 11th. In addition, Starbucks will donate $0.25 for every cup brewed on Veteran’s Day to military charities.