Celebrate Veterans Day with free meals and sweet deals!
Veterans Day 2023 is Saturday, November 11th, and many stores and restaurants plan to offer up free meals and other discounts, freebies, and deals for veterans, active-duty military members, and their spouses!
Please note that in many cases, proof of military service is required to claim these offers. We recommend calling ahead to make sure that your local restaurants and retailers are participating (and to verify their ID requirements).
Here’s a look at all the best Veterans Day Free Meals, Deals, & Freebies that are available so far. Keep checking this post often, because we expect new offers to be announced right up until Veterans Day!
10% OFF in-store and online at Academy Sports
All military and first responders get 10% off their in-store and online purchases at Academy Sports beginning October 22, 2023.
Get a free entrée and $5 towards your next meal at Applebee’s.
On Veterans Day 2023, U.S. veterans and active-duty military get a FREE full-size entrée at participating Applebee’s restaurants (valid for dine-in only). Proof of military service is required. Take a look at the menu for this special event!
Additionally, on November 11th, Applebee’s will honor these special guests with a $5 Bounce Back Card to redeem for dine-in, To Go, or delivery within a three-week redemption window.
Save 25% on Korean barbeque at bb.q Chicken.
On Saturday, November 11, bb.q Chicken will offer 25% off to all US military veterans and active duty service members with valid ID. This offer is valid in-store only, at participating bb.q Chicken locations.
Veterans and active-duty military personnel can enjoy a complimentary Chocolate Chunk Pizookie with a minimum dine-in purchase of $11.95 at BJ’s. Valid military ID or proof of service is required.
Enjoy a FREE meal at Bob Evans.
Veterans and active-duty military personnel get a FREE meal from Bob Evans’ Veterans Day Menu on November 11, 2023.
Veterans get free entrees at all Bombshells locations in Texas
All Bombshells Restaurant & Bar locations in Texas will provide free entrees for veterans on Saturday, November 11. Other items will be discounted 20% (excluding alcohol). Families accompanying veterans and active servicemembers will receive a 20% discount on entrees and other items on Veterans Day, too!
Get a FREE Chick Special & a drink from Chicken Salad Chick.
At Chicken Salad Chick, Veterans and active military will receive a FREE Chick Special and regular-size drink on Saturday, November 11! Just stop by in uniform or with your military ID/DD214 to redeem this offer (in-restaurant only).
Enjoy a FREE meal at Chili’s.
Chili’s is offering veterans and active military members a FREE meal on November 11, 2023. Service members can select a free entrée from the following choices: Chicken Crispers, Chili or Soup & Salad, Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas, or Oldtimer with Cheese.
Get FREE coffee through the Circle K app.
On November 11, Circle K will offer free coffee to veterans and active-duty military personnel through the Circle K app.
From November 9th through November 12th, Dollar General is offering a 20% discount on qualifying in-store purchases for verified active military and veterans. Note that this discount is not available on DG GO! or for DG Pickup.
FREE meals for veterans at Golden Corral
Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Night will be held on Monday, November 13, 2023. Any person who has served in the U.S. Military will receive a free “thank you” dinner when they dine in from 5 PM to close. This offer was valid for all active-duty military personnel, retirees, and veterans of the U.S. Military.
Get free car care and 10% off tires at Goodyear.
From November 10th through November 14th, military members, veterans, and first responders who present a valid ID will receive 10% off tires and services at Goodyear.
Goodyear is also offering Free Car Care for Vets including the following services:
- Tire Tread & Pressure Check
- Alignment Check
- Brakes and Brake Fluid Check
- Fluid Check
FREE haircuts for veterans at Great Clips
On November 11, 2023, veterans and active service members can go into any U.S. Great Clips salon and get a free haircut or a free haircut card for a future visit.
In addition, non-military customers who get a haircut on Veterans Day at Great Clips salons also have the opportunity to pay it forward. They will receive a free haircut card to give to an active service member or veteran they know. The cards can be redeemed for a free haircut from November 12 through December 1, 2023.
Veterans eat free at Hooters with the purchase of a beverage.
On Veterans Day, 2023, vets or active-duty military who present proof of service or a military ID, with the purchase of a beverage, may order a free dinner entree from the Hooters’ Veterans Day Menu. This offer is valid for dine-in only at participating Hooters locations.
The Veterans Day Menu includes five of Hooters’ select entrees:
- 10-Piece Boneless Wings
- Hooters Burger
- Grilled Chicken Sandwich
- Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
- Buffalo Chicken Salad
On Veterans Day 2023, present your military ID or other proof of military service and receive up to $25 off a regular-priced entrée with the purchase of another full-priced entrée at Kobé Ichiban.
Grab a free doughnut and coffee at Krispy Kreme.
On Saturday, November 11, Veterans and active military personnel can get a FREE doughnut of their choice and a FREE small coffee (hot or iced) – no purchase necessary! This offer is limited to one per guest, in-shop and drive-thru only. Just show your valid military ID to claim this offer.
Little Caesars is offering veterans, active, or honorably discharged members of the military a free lunch combo on November 11. This offer is available for in-store orders only between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm local time. Guests need to show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem this offer.
FREE admission to select National Parks for everyone
In honor of Veterans Day 2023, visitors at more than 400 participating National Parks can take advantage of a FREE Entrance Day on November 11, 2023. This offer is valid for everyone, not just military families! Check out the list of participating parks here.
Veterans, active duty and retired military personnel, reservists, and their dependents can enjoy 25% off qualifying regular and sale-priced purchases in Office Depot stores from Saturday, November 11th through Monday, November 13th.
To claim this discount, shoppers must present a valid military ID, military dependent ID, or form of veteran ID at the time of purchase.
Over Veterans Day weekend, service members and their families will receive a free meal credit valued at up to $12 in the myRewards Plus app. This offer can be claimed November 10-12 through the app and redeemed on food and beverages at participating Pilot, Flying J, and One9 Fuel Network travel centers.
The $12 Veterans Day meal credit is a rolling balance, so you can use any remaining balance the next time you stop in over Veterans Day weekend! 🙌
A FREE Red’s Tavern Burger with Steak Fries at Red Robin
Veterans and active military who are Red Robin Royalty members can get a FREE Red’s Tavern Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on November 11, 2023 (dine-in only).
Up to 40% off Samsung products.
For a limited time, Veterans get up to 40% off Samsung products through Veterans Advantage. To access this discount, veterans have to be enrolled in Veterans Advantage’s VetBenefits program.
Get a FREE car wash from ScrubaDub.
In celebration of Veterans Day 2032, ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers will offer complimentary express car washes to veterans and active-duty military personnel on November 11th.
FREE admission, parking, and more at Six Flags
On November 11th, all veterans and retired & active personnel will receive free admission to select Six Flags locations! Friends & family members of veterans also receive discounted park admission for just $19.99. A valid Military ID is required.
Veterans and active-duty military personnel can stop into Smoothie King for a free 20-oz. red, white, or blue smoothie on Saturday, November 11th.
Choose from one of three smoothies, including the red Cherry X-Treme, the white Slim-N-Trim Vanilla, or the blue Blueberry Heaven.
Get 10% off two separate purchases storewide at Target.
Target is offering veterans, military personnel, and their families a Circle offer for 10% off storewide from October 29th through November 11th. To claim this offer, guests need to verify their eligibility here. Then, the discount can be used twice either in-store or online!
Tractor Supply Co. will honor active and former military members and their dependents with a 15% discount in stores on Saturday, November 11, 2023. All service members, veterans, and their dependents with a valid military ID or proof of service are eligible for this promotion.
Enjoy a FREE flotation therapy session from True REST Float Spa.
On November 11th (and the eleventh day of every month!), True REST Float Spas will provide free float therapy sessions to US Military members and veterans. Float therapy is scientifically proven to safely and holistically help treat and manage the symptoms of chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Interested veterans were encouraged to call their local True REST Float Spa to reserve their free floatation therapy appointment.
White Castle will celebrate Veterans Day by offering a free Combo Meal or Breakfast Combo Meal to all veterans and active duty service members who dine in on November 11, 2023. No purchase is necessary to claim this offer, and a military ID will be requested.
On Veterans Day 2023, veterans and active-duty military personnel can receive a FREE appetizer with a valid military ID. This offer is available for dine-in guests only, and no purchase is necessary.
ZIPS Car Wash will offer a FREE Premier car wash to all United States veterans and active military personnel on Saturday, November 11. Veterans can visit any participating ZIPS location and enter wash code 1123 to redeem this offer at over 280 participating locations across the country.
Please remember that in many cases, proof of military service is required to get these deals. We recommend calling ahead to make sure that your local restaurants and retailers are participating (and to verify their ID requirements).
A BIG thank you to all the Military men and women who served our country in the past and who are currently serving our country and protecting our freedom! ♥