Veterans Day deals: Where vets get freebies and discounted meals, haircuts and more

Businesses are saluting veterans and active-duty military personnel Saturday.

They’re offering freebies and   special discounts on Veterans Day to show their appreciation for all those who have sacrificed for their country.    

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Veterans can enjoy free meals, drinks, treats and even a haircut and car wash.

For some deals, you don’t have to wait until Saturday.

Proof of service such as a military ID is typically required and a few businesses will allow dressing in uniform as a form of identification.         

The majority of discounts are valid only on Veterans Day, unless otherwise noted and available at participating locations. Some exclusions apply.         


From 5 p.m. to close Tuesday, show your U.S. military ID and with the purchase of a burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos,  get a free entrée. This offer is for U.S. military, veterans and military spouses.         

BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse:             

Free entrée under $12.95 on Friday and Saturday. Plus, get a free BJ’s beer, which was donated by a community member. Learn more at            

Boston Market:             

Buy one individual meal, get a second free Friday through Sunday at    participating locations. A military ID isn’t required but to get this deal, you’ll need a coupon from         


From 5 a.m. to noon Friday, active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam at             participating locations.         

Farmer Boys:             

Free Big Cheese cheeseburgers Friday.         

Firebird’s Grill:             Veterans and active duty service members get a free entrée when they dine with someone who purchases a meal Friday.         


Get a free stack of Red, White and Blue pancakes or a patriotic pancake combo from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at participating locations. The deal varies by location.         

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza:            

 Free small order of meatballs with ricotta cheese.         

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill:             

Free meal from a special menu Saturday at any of the   nearly 1,800 locations.         

Back Yard Burgers: 

Free Classic Burgers Saturday for veterans and active duty personnel in uniform or with a valid ID. The chain also offers a 20% discount to service men and women year-round.         

Bar Louie:         

 Free flatbread or burger Saturday. See location for           more details.         

Bob Evans:             

Free meal from a special menu available all day Saturday at   all locations.         

Bonefish Grill:            

Free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer.         

Buffalo Wild Wings:             

Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.         

Burntwood Tavern:            

 Free lunch or dinner Saturday.         

California Pizza Kitchen:             

Free entrée from a special Veterans Day menu at  participating locations.         


 Free meal from a special menu.         

Chuck E. Cheese:            

 Free personal one-topping pizza to veterans, active duty personnel and eligible dependents with military ID, proof of service and promo code 5500. The chain also has daily military discounts.         

Cicis Pizza:             

Free adult buffet Saturday.         

Circle K:           

  Free Polar Pop with the Veterans Day deal on the convenience store chain’s mobile app and with military ID.   

Cracker BarrelFree slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.

Dickey’s Barbecue PitVeterans get a free sandwich, savory side and a Big Yellow Cup from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. 

Dunkin' DonutsFree doughnut of choice, while supplies last.

East Coast Wings + GrillFree meal from a select menu and fountain drink or tea.      


Free meal from special menu.         

Huddle House:             

Free order of Sweet Cakes, platter-size pancakes available in eight different flavor and topping combinations at all locations nationwide.         

Hurricane Grill & Wings:             

Free entrée and non-alcoholic drink from special menu.         

JJ’s Red Hots:             

Free meal including unlimited hot dogs, sausages, sides and non-alcoholic drinks all-day Saturday.    

Little Caesars

 Free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

LongHorn Steakhouse

 Free appetizer or dessert. Plus guests dining with veterans will receive 10% off their meals.

Logan's Roadhouse:    

Free meal from special menu between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.         

Main Event:             

Free meal and $10 FUNcard. Locations open until 5 p.m. Saturday.         

Mimi’s Café:             

Free meal from special menu.         

Muscle Maker Grill:             

Free meal at participating locations.         


Free meal from the “$9.99er Menu.” Plus get a $5 off $20 voucher for your next visit. Offers may vary by location. O’Charley’s offers a 10% military discount year-round.          

Olive Garden:             

Free meal from a select menu.         

On the Border:             

Free combo meal.         

Outback Steakhouse:             

Free Bloomin' Onion and non-alcoholic beverage.         

Panera Bread: 

Free breakfast sandwiches until 10 a.m. Saturday at participating locations. After 10 a.m., military members get a coupon for a free pastry to use on a future visit.         

Pizza Factory:             

Free mini one-topping pizza and regular-size soda for lunch.         

 Red Lobster:             

Free appetizer or dessert.         

Red Robin:            

 Free Red's Tavern Double Burger with bottomless fries.         

Ruby Tuesday:             

Free appetizer up to $10.         

Scooter’s Coffee:            

 Free cup of coffee at all locations.         

Texas Roadhouse:            

Free meal from a special menu and choice of non-alcoholic drink.         

TGI Friday's:            

Free lunch menu item up to $12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Plus get a coupon for $5 off next meal.         

Vitality Bowls:            

Free smoothies to veterans at all corporate and participating franchise locations.         

Furr's Fresh Buffet:           

  Free buffet and beverage to all veterans Nov. 13. Can be combined with the Military Monday price for up to three family members that come in with a service member.         

Golden Corral:           

 Free dinner buffet with beverage from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 13 for the chain’s annual Military Appreciation Night. Learn more at         

Twin Peaks:             

Vets get a free meal from a special menu on Nov. 13.         

American Family Care:           

 Free flu shots Saturday. Find locations at         

Car wash:            

Get a free car wash at participating locations nationwide. Find a list of locations at         

Crew Carwash:          

   Free car wash for veterans and active military members Saturday at all 30 locations across Indiana. To get this deal, share that you’re a veteran and would like the free car wash.         

Great Clips:            

Veterans and active duty get a free haircut on  Veterans Day or pick up a free haircut card to use through Dec. 31. Also non-veterans who get a haircut Saturday get a free haircut card to give to a veteran.         

Sports Clips:             

Through its  Help A Hero campaign.   participating stores offer free haircuts to service members and veterans with valid military identification. Stores also are collecting money for scholarships.         

99 Restaurants:            

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, veterans and active military get a free meal with purchase of an entree.         

Black Angus Steakhouse:            

 Special top sirloin steak meal for $9.99, which includes home-style mashed potatoes, broccoli with garlic butter and a beverage. The dine-in offer is available at participating locations from open to 3 p.m. Saturday.         

Fogo de Chão:             

50% off meals for veterans and active duty personnel Friday through Sunday. Plus up to three guests get 10% off their meals at all U.S. locations.         

Panini Kabob Grill:            

 50% off Saturday.         

Many stores offer military discounts year-round, but a handful are only on Veterans Day.

A.C. Moore:             1

5% off your total regular and sale price purchase with valid ID every day.         

Bed Bath & Beyond:             

25% off entire purchase Nov. 9-12 in-store only.         

Dollar General:           

  11% discount in-store and online with promo code VET17 on Saturday.         

Home Depot:             

10% discount.         

Jo-Ann Fabric:             

10% discount for military service members and their families year round.         


10% discount.         


15% discount for military families every day.         

Old Time Pottery:            

10% military discount everyday to active, retired military and their immediate families.         


10% discount for veterans, military personnel and family members Saturday.         

Rack Room Shoes:           

  10% military discount on Veterans Day as well as every Tuesday.         


  Through Saturday, 10% discount on in-store and online purchases for veterans, active military, spouses and dependent children. To get this discount, register at         

Toys R Us: 

15% off in-store purchases through Saturday.         


 20% off eligible regular-price items Saturday for all veterans, military and their families with Balance Rewards card and proof of military service.         

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