Where to find freebies and discounts on Veterans Day

Nation and World News

Courtesy: Macomb County

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Businesses and restaurants across the country are honoring veterans and military service members on Nov. 11 with freebies, discounts, and special promotions.

Many restaurants and businesses will require proof of military service.
Be sure to check in with your local location to find out if they are participating in the special promotion.


  • Applebees– All active military, veterans, Reserves and National Guard will receive a complimentary full-size entrée from an exclusive menu created just for them and a $5 bounce back gift card that can be redeemed for dine-in, to go, or delivery within three weeks
  • Buffalo Wild Wings– “Wings for Hereos” promotion includes a free order of 10 boneless wings and fries. This offer is available for dine-in or carryout.
  • California Dreaming- Veterans and active military can enjoy 50% off an entree.
  • Chicken Salad Chick- Veterans and active-duty military will get a free Chick Special and regular drink.
  • Chili’s– Veterans and active military members can enjoy a free meal from a special menu. Availabe for dine-in only.
  • Cracker Barrel- Veterans can enjoy a free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake, with purchase, in-store and online with promo code VETSDAY21.
  • Denny’s– Active and inactive military personnel are eligible for a complimentary “Build Your Own Grand Slam” from 5 am to noon. Available for dine-in only with a valid military ID or DD214.
  • Dunkin Donuts– All veterans and active service members can receive a free donut of their choice. Available in-store only, but no ID is required.
  • Golden Corral– Anyone who has served or is currently in the U.S. Military can celebrate Military Appreciation Night with a free dinner from 5 PM to close.
  • IHOP– Veterans and active-duty military can get a free stack of Red, White, and Blueberry Pancakes. Available for dine-in only.
  • Krispy Kreme– Veterans and active military can enjoy a free dougnut and small coffee. No ID necessary.
  • Little Caesar’s – Veterans and active-duty military can get a free lunch combo from 11 AM- 2 PM. The combo includes 4-slice deep dish pepperoni pizza and a 20-ounce Pepsi product. Available for in-store only.
  • Olive Garden- Veterans and current members of the military get a free entrée from a special menu. Available for dine-in only.
  • Red Lobster– Veterans, active-duty military, and reservists can get a free appetizer or dessert from a special menu. Available for dine-in only.
  • Smoothie King- Veterans and active-duty military can get a free 20 oz. smoothie.
  • Starbucks– Veterans, active-duty military, and military spouses can get a free tall (12-ounce) hot brewed coffee. Also, for every hot coffee sold that day, Starbucks will donate 25 cents to be split evenly between Headstrong and Team Red White and Blue to support mental health and wellbeing of military members.
  • Wendy’s – Veterans and active military can get a free breakfast combo from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Available for dine-or or drive-thru.


  • Fort Moultrie- In accordance with the National Parks Service, veterans, active military, and their families will get free admission to Fort Moultrie and the Official Fort Moultrie Handbook will be offered at a 10% discount exclusively for veterans.
  • Jack’s Cosmic Dogs– Veterans and currently military members can get a free hot dog with valid ID. Get your coupon here.
  • Jedburg Junction Farmer’s Market– Veterans can get a free bowl of chili while supplies last.
  • O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar– Veterans and active-duty military can get a free entree. Available for dine-in only.
  • Patriots Point– Veterans get free admission to the museum. Also, at 11 AM there will be a panel with four Vietnam War veterans and you can RSVP for that event here.


  • 7-Eleven- Active duty, retired, veteran, guard, reservists and family members can get a free coffee or Big Gulp.
  • Bed, Bath, and Beyond– Veterans, active-duty military, and military spouses can get 25% off an entire purchase now through Nov. 11. Available when shopping in-store only.
  • Dollar General– All veterans, active duty military, National Guard, Reserve and their families receive an 11% discount when shopping in store.
  • Great Clips–  Veterans and active military members can visit a Great Clips salon and receive either a free haircut that or a free haircut card to be redeemed until December 10. Non-military customers who get a haircut will receive a free haircut card to give to a veteran or active service member.
  • Sports Clips– Veterans and active duty service will receive a free hair cut. In addition, $2 from every hair cut that day will be donated.
  • Staples– Enjoy 25% off an in-store purchase with a valid military ID now through November 14.
  • Target– Enjoy 10% off two separate purchases. Offers ends November 13 and can be used in-store or online.
  • Travel Centers of America– Active-duty military, veterans and reservists can enjoy a complimentary meal at quick service and full service restaurants.  
  • Walgreen’s– Veterans, active military, and their families can receive 20% off eligible items through November 14.
  • ZIPS Car Wash– Veterans can recieve a free car wash.

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