Veterans Day Discounts
Julie Provost & Samantha Cain
Nationwide Discounts to Honor Veterans and Military For Veterans Day
Veterans Day is a day to honor all those who have served in the military. There are also quite a few restaurants, stores, and other fun attractions that offer some type of Veterans Day discount, whether it is a complimentary ticket or food item, or a percentage off of your total bill. Please keep in mind that some places, such as amusement parks are not offering a Veterans Day discount due to closures or COVID-19 policies. Restaurants might also be more limited. However, there are still many Veterans Day discounts to be found. Here are 16 of them:
All discounts and promotions require showing military ID or proof of service.
Announced Veterans Day Discounts
They normally offer military a 20% off discount. Right now through Veterans Day, they’re offering 40% off!
Restaurants with Military Discounts on Veterans Day
Applebee’s, a family restaurant, is offering a special discount on Veterans Day, November 11th. Veterans and active duty military can receive a complimentary meal, not including beverages and gratuity.
At Bob Evans, an American chain of restaurants, they are offering a special menu to veterans on November 11th.
On Nov. 11, veterans and active duty who dine-in can receive one free order of boneless wings and a side of fries. At participating U.S. locations only.
All veterans and active duty can get a free, dine-in meal from a special menu on Nov. 11 at all participating locations.
All U.S. military veterans receive a complimentary slice of cake when dining at any location nationwide.
On Nov. 11, veterans and active duty can enjoy a free donut nationwide, no purchase necessary. Veterans Menu available all day, dine in only.
Houlihan’s is an American Casual Restaurant and bar. They will be offering $10 off a $30 food purchase for in-restaurant dining or carry out on Wednesday, November 11th. The offer may vary based on location but will be available in these markets: Chicago (Naperville), Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas (Garland), Kansas City (Leawood, Overland Park and Lee’s Summit), Long Island (Farmingdale), Pittsburgh, as well as all 10 restaurants in New Jersey (Bayonne, Brick, Bridgewater, Cherry Hill, Holmdel, New Brunswick, Paramus, Parsippany, Ramsey and Secaucus). They also have an everyday military discount of 15% to all veterans and active duty military.
Free Red, White and Blue pancakes. Veterans, active duty, and reservists are invited with family and friends to make to-order breakfast on Nov. 11, which includes a free pancake offer until 7 p.m.
On Nov. 11, from 11am-2pm, veterans and active duty can receive a free lunch combo, which features four slices of deep dish pizza, paired with a 20-ounce Pepsi.
On Nov. 11, all active duty and retired U.S. military personnel are invited to enjoy a free meal from the American Roadhouse menu. This offer is available nationwide from 3-6 p.m.
At McCormick and Schmick’s, an American seafood restaurant, you can enjoy a half-priced entree on Sunday, November 8th. This is open to members of the US military, national guard, and gold star parents and spouses.
All active duty and retired members are invited to enjoy a free meal from “Veterans Thank You Menu” all day Nov. 11. Participation varies by location.
Veterans and active duty who are Red Robin Royalty members receive a free Tavern Double Burger and fries anytime between Nov. 11-30 for dine-in or to-go.
Offering a free “All You Care To Eat breakfast” to all veterans and active duty on Nov. 11 from open–11am.
On Nov. 11, Starbucks will offer a free tall (12-oz) hot brewed coffee for veterans, active duty, and military spouses at participating locations.
Handing out vouchers for a free meal to all veterans and active duty from 11am-2pm on Nov 11. Vouchers will be distributed in the parking lots at Texas Roadhouse locations.
At Yard House, a restaurant with classic American fare, you can get a complimentary appetizer. This is available to veterans and active duty military.
Attractions with Veterans Day Discounts
The Nashville Zoo, in Nashville, TN, is working together with Regions Bank to offer free admission to active duty military, veterans, and their immediate families on Sunday, November 8th. They normally offer a $1 off military discount. The parking fee still applies.
The Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans, LA, offers a Veterans Day discount of a complimentary ticket to active duty, veterans, and their guests, up to 5 people including the veteran. It is good at the Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium, and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.
The Oregon Zoo in Portland, OR, offers free admission for military veterans and active military personnel as well as their family members who accompany them to the zoo. They can also receive 10% off at the zoo store and zoo outlets.
At the Cincinnati Zoo in Cincinnati, OH, they are offering free admission to all members of the military on Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Veterans Day. This offer is for active duty, retired military, national guard, veterans, and ROTC. You can also purchase up to six half-price admission tickets for immediate family.
At the Aquarium of the Pacific, in Long Beach, CA, they are offering free admission to veterans and military personnel on November 11th, 9 am to 6 pm.
On Veterans Day, all visitors can visit National Parks for free as a way to remember veterans. There are more than 400 parks, some normally charge a fee, and others are free all of the time. This does not cover amenity or user fees such as for camping, or special tours. You will need to double-check to see if the National Park you want to visit is open during this time.
Colonial Williamsburg, a living history museum in Williamsburg, VA, are offering active duty, reservists, national guard, retired military, and veterans complimentary admission once annually for themselves and up to three direct dependents on Memorial Day and Veterans Day weekend. They also have a normal military discount.
Stores with Military Discounts for Veterans Day
Oct. 25 – Nov. 11, military and first responders receive 10% off.
Active duty, veterans, and military spouses will receive 25% off entire in-store shopping cart on Nov. 11.
Veterans and active duty can visit a U.S. location on Nov. 11 to receive either a free haircut that day or the free haircut card to use later.
Feature one-day only specials on Nov. 11, including a free coffee for all shoppers at Express and participating Exchange restaurant locations. From Nov. 8-14. The Exchange will also feature deals in stores and online at ShopMyExchange.com.
From Nov. 11-13, all veterans, active duty, reservists, and dependents can get 25% off qualifying purchases. Only valid in-store.
20% off all purchases for veterans and active duty on Nov. 11, 10% off purchases year-round.
Nov. 6-11, active duty and veterans who sign up for Samsung’s Military Discount Program can receive an additional 10% on smartphones, tablets, wearables, accessories and PCs; additional $50 eCertificate and free phone case when you purchase a smartphone; 10% off select home appliances.
Valid until Nov. 16, military and veteran families receive an extra $100 off select smart beds and adjustable bases with promo code.
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