From restaurants to attractions, many places are offering Veterans Day deals and discounts to show appreciation for the men and women who made the sacrifice to serve our country. From free meals to free admission, we’ve rounded up the best freebies, deals, and discounts that military personnel, both past, and present, can take advantage of this Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, 2021.
Most of these Veterans Day deals apply to veterans and active military, but some include the National Guard, spouses, and families. Follow the links for details. If there is no link, TravelAwaits confirmed the Veterans Day deal with the brand. Some Veterans Day deals only apply at participating venues — call ahead to confirm and make reservations if needed. Be sure to bring proof of service. Also, please be aware that many of the free meals are from a limited menu and most are dine-in only. Here are the best Veterans Day deals to take advantage of this year.
1. Food & Drink Veterans Day Deals
Applebee’s: Offers vary. Contact your local Applebee’s.
BJ’s Restaurants: Complimentary meal from the select menu and a Dr. Pepper®.
Bob Evans Restaurant: Free meal.
CentraArchy Restaurants: Half-off any entrée from the regular dinner menu.
Dunkin’ Donuts: Free donut.
Famous Dave’s: Free Georgia chopped pork sandwich and side.
Chili’s Grill & Bar: Free meal.
Country Pride Restaurant: Complimentary meal.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers: Free combo meal comp card to use anytime between November 11-30.
Golden Corral: Free meal on Military Appreciation Night from 5 p.m. to close.
Hard Rock Cafe: Free Legendary Burger all day long on Thursday, November 11th.
Hooters: Free entrée from the Hooters Veterans Day Menu with purchase of a beverage.
Huddle House: Free MVP Breakfast Platter.
IHOP: Free Red, White & Blueberry Pancakes 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Iron Skillet: Free meal.
Max & Erma’s: Free “best cheeseburger in America” with endless fries, a fresh-baked cookie, and a fountain drink.
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery: Free Magnificent Seven Breakfast Meal (includes: two eggs any style, applewood smoked bacon strips, and three buttermilk pancakes).
Pilot Company: $10 free meal credit via myRewards PlusTM app to redeem at Pilot, Flying J, and One9 Fuel Network travel centers.
Publix: Save 10 percent on groceries, exclusions apply.
Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert.
Shoney’s: Free breakfast bar from open to 11 a.m.
Starbucks: Free tall hot brewed coffee, includes military spouses.
Yard House: Complimentary appetizer.
2. Retail Store Veterans Day Deals
Academy Sports + Outdoors: 10 percent off entire purchase, also applies to first responders.
Bed Bath & Beyond: 25 percent discount on in-store purchases — includes spouses.
BuyBuy Baby: 25 percent off November 11-14.
Lenovo: ID.me members save 10 percent sitewide November 4-14. Also applies to immediate family members.
3. Attractions Veterans Day Deals
9/11 Memorial & Museum: Free admission Thursday, November 11 through Sunday, November 14 and a 50 percent discount for up to three guests.
Arizona State Parks & Trails: Free entrance, includes National Guard.
Cincinnati Zoo: Free admission.
Colonial Williamsburg: Free admission November 11-14.
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: Free admission, includes family.
Knott’s Berry Farm: Discounted tickets.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort: Free admission November 1-20, discounted theme park tickets, discounted hotel rooms.
Monticello: Free admission.
Montpelier: Free “Highlights of Montpelier” tour and museum shop discount.
Mount Vernon: Free admission.
Oklahoma City Zoo: Free admission and discounted tickets throughout November.
Pro Football Hall of Fame: Free admission to Veterans’ Services Expo.
San Antonio Zoo: Free admission during the month of November, includes National Guard.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Free admission on Saturday, November 6, Sunday, November 7, and Thursday, November 11.
Six Flags Over Georgia: Free admission November 13-14. Purchase additional tickets at a discounted rate of $24.99.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Day-use fees waived at USACE-operated recreation areas.
World of Coca-Cola: Free admission year-round, up to four half-price tickets November 5-14.
4. Services Veterans Day Deals
Great Clips: Free haircut or card for a free haircut to be redeemed between November 12 and December 10.
Sport Clips: Free haircut.
5. Accomodations Veterans Day Deals
Association of Lodging Professionals: Free night’s stay at select B&Bs for Vets.
Caesars Entertainment: Up to 35 percent off room rates. Reserve your stay on Caesars.com from November 4-14 for travel through 2022.
La Quinta: 12 percent off Best Available Rate.
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