Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts
We have rounded up several Veterans Day freebies and discounts that are redeemable throughout the country.
We have included links to companies that state on their websites they are offering Veterans Day freebies and discounts. All other links will be updated as soon as it is made available on the respective brand’s website or social media accounts. Those that do not contain a direct link, please call ahead to confirm they are still offering the deal.
Veterans Day at the World of Coca-Cola
Military members (active duty, reserves and retirees) can enjoy a visit to World of Coca-Cola free of charge year-round, but on Veterans Day, World of Coca-Cola wants to show some extra gratitude to the men and women who serve our country. From Friday, November 5 to Sunday, November 14, the Atlanta attraction is extending members of the Armed Forces a special offer to purchase up to four general admission tickets at half-price. Members are invited to share a memorable visit to World of Coca-Cola with friends and family in honor of the holiday, complete with a stop by the recently launched Scent Discovery experience. Tickets can be purchased online here, and members will be asked to present their valid Armed Forces ID when they arrive at the attraction.
College Football Hall of Fame
The Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame is celebrating its rich military heritage this Veterans Day and every day, with free admission for all active duty and retired members of the military. Family members will also receive a special admission rate. *Veterans and active military receive free admission year-round with a valid ID
Founded in 1951 by General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl “Red” Blaik and renowned journalist Grantland Rice, the Hall of Fame is proud of its deep ties to the great men and women who have served our country.
Atlanta History Center
Join Atlanta History Center at our annual Veterans Day commemoration ceremony honoring the service and sacrifice of all our nation’s veterans, past and present. This ceremony will take place in Veterans Park at the corner of West Paces Ferry Road and Slaton Drive, and will feature speakers, music, and the opportunity to connect with other veterans and their families. Ceremony guests will receive free admission to Atlanta History Center following the program.
The ceremony will feature keynote speaker Colonel (Retired) Richard White, Director/Chairman of the Board of the Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Colonel White enlisted in the US Army Airborne Infantry as a Private in 1966. The Norcross, GA native went on to serve 31 years, including 24 months in combat in Vietnam. His many awards include Bronze Star Medal for Valor, Combat Infantry Badge, Senior Aviator Wings, Ranger Tab, Special Forces Tab, and Master Parachutist Wings.
A key theme of this year’s celebration is honoring veterans inducted in the Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring veterans as well as educating younger generations on military heroes. Every November since 2013, the GMVHOF inducts up to 15 veterans from Georgia.
This event is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is strongly encouraged.
Georgia State Parks
To say thank you to our men and women of service, Georgia State Parks are inviting all military to a day of free golf. On November 11, military can play 18 holes for no charge at eight beautiful courses across the state. Golfers must call ahead for tee times, mention this discount and show proof of service. This deal is valid for all U.S. veterans, active duty, reserve military and National Guard with valid military ID. Find details and more deals on GaStateParks.org/Specials.
Veteran’s Day Freebies and Discounts
Please be prepared to show proof of military service when you take advantage of these offers.
Applebees – Applebee’s serves a free meal to active duty and veteran military service members. Call your local franchise and ask about details and requirements.
Bartaco – To honor our veterans, all active duty and retired military will receive 20% off dine-in food on Veterans Day, Thursday (11/11).
Big Daddy’s Burger Bar – To all Veterans & Active Duty service members, will get a FREE BD’s All American with choice of cheese & a side on 11/11 from 11am-3pm (valid military ID required).
Bob Evans – On Veterans’ Day, Bib Evans is honored to provide a comforting meal to veterans and active-duty military. On November 11, they’ll be offering a special menu of seven homestyle favorites available to veterans and active-duty military FREE* at their local Bob Evans Restaurant.
Buffalo Wild Wings – Veterans, to thank you for your service, Buffalo Wild Wings is giving you 10 boneless wings and fries on November 11 with proof of service. Valid for dine-in or takeout via call-in orders.
Caribou Coffee – This Veterans Day, to say Thank You to all active duty service members and veterans, your hot brewed coffee is us on them, 11/11. Caribou Coffee is also proud to partner with the American Red Cross to ensure those who serve our country continue to have our unwavering support. On November 11th, 25 cents for every cup of hot brewed coffee sold at Caribou Coffee® will be donated to the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces – a program that has provided care and comfort to members of the military for nearly 140 years.
For more information on this partnership and to donate, visit: https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/caribou-pub.html
California Pizza Kitchen – On Thursday, November 11th, all Veterans and Active Military are invited to dine-in and receive a complimentary beverage + choice of one entrée.* Upsells and additions may not be included in the promotion.
As a special Thank You, dine-in and receive an exclusive offer for you to use on your next visit from November 12th-20th.
Chicken Salad Chick – FREE Chick Special and regular drink on November 11th. The offer is good for all active military and veterans. Wear a uniform or bring a valid ID or DD214.
Chili’s – Veterans and active duty military members can get a FREE meal at Chili’s on November 11th. Choices for entrées include:
Margarita Grilled Chicken
Bowl of Chili or Soup & Salad
Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas
Just Bacon Burger
Oldtimer with Cheese
Cajun Chicken Pasta
Cici’s Pizza– FREE adult buffet with a valid military I.D. on November 11, in honor of Veterans Day. The offer extends to all active and retired military personnel.
Cracker Barrel – U.S. military veterans will recieve a FREE slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake when dining at any Cracker Barrel location nationwide. You must make a another purchase to receive the free dessert. For online orders, use coupon code VETSDAY21.
Denny’s – On November 11th, veterans can build their own Grand Slam breakfast. The deal is good from 5 a.m. to noon. Hours may vary by location. Dine-in only. Available to all active, non-active, and retired personnel with military ID or DD214.
Dunkin’ Donuts – Dunkin’ Donuts is once again giving a sweet salute to all those who serve by offering a free donut to veterans and active-duty military on November 11th.
Einstein Bros. Bagels – On 11/11 veterans and active-duty military get a free hot or iced medium coffee. Must make an additional purchase.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers – On Veterans Day and every day, Freddy’s honors our veterans for their service and sacrifice. As a small token of our appreciation for your service, all Veterans and current military personnel who visit Freddy’s today on Veterans Day (11/11) will receive a free Freddy’s Original Double with Cheese combo meal card. No purchase is necessary to receive this special offer. Cards may be redeemed through November 30.
Golden Corral – Military Appreciation Night will be held on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11 from 5pm – close. They will honor military heroes with a free “thank you” meal.
Great Clips – Great Clips is thanking veterans and active service members by providing free haircuts in salon. To show you are #GREATful4Vets, visit your local salon TODAY for a haircut and receive a free haircut card to gift to a service member in your life. https://www.greatclips.com/about-us/giving/thank-a-veteran
Grub Burger Bar – On Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, as a small token of thanks, they’re offering a complimentary entrée* to all Active, Former & Retired Military. *Complimentary entrée excludes Cadillac Wagyu burger. Dine-in only. Please show proof of service, Military ID or be in uniform.
Huddle House – This Veterans Day, Huddle House would like to honor all of our veterans, as well as active duty and retired military members, with a Free MVP. Simply bring in a valid military ID and present it at the time of your purchase. Dine-in customers only.
IHOP – This Veteran’s Day, IHOP is serving pancakes to those who served our country. Veterans and active duty military get free Red, White & Blueberry Pancakes at participating locations.
Dine in only, 1 per guest. Restrictions apply. Military ID or proof of service required. See restaurant for details. For a limited time at participating restaurants. Free menu item may vary by location.
Johnny’s Pizza – To say thank you they are offering 15% off your total bill on Veteran’s Day. You will need to show a military ID. Find a location here.
Krispy Kreme – Offering a free doughnut and coffee to all those served or currently are serving. Proof of military service required or those in uniform. Only at participating locations.
Logan’s Roadhouse – Enjoy a free meal with us between 3-6 p.m. today at participating locations!
Lowe’s – Lowe’s is proud to offer 10% off eligible purchases every day to active military personnel and veterans. You will need to create an account.
Outback Steakhouse – Today all military veterans, active service members and spouses can enjoy a FREE Bloomin’ Onion with any Coca-Cola beverage.
Red Robin – When Veterans and Active Military register for Red Robin Royalty by November 1st, you’ll get a Free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries added to your account – redeemable one-time, Monday 11/1 – Sunday 11/14 for Dine-In or To-Go.
Regal Movie Theaters – Regal will donate $1 for every popcorn purchased on November 11 to the Gary Sinise Foundation.
SeaWorld/Busch Gardens/Sesame Place/Discovery Cove/Aquatica – Military veterans and active-duty military get free entrance into SeaWorld theme parks for free or at lower cost when they access the theme park website through Waves of Honor. You must get the tickets through the Waves of Honor site – this offer is not available at the gate.
Shane’s Rib Shack – Enjoy a free BBQ Pork or Chopped BBQ Chicken Plate through November 12th! *Offer valid in store only, one free meal per veteran, and proof of service required.
Shoney’s – Join them November 11 in the morning until 11am and receive a FREE All-You-Care-To-Eat Breakfast Bar!
Sports Clips – Sport Clips locations will offer free haircuts to active-duty U.S. service members and veterans on Veterans Day with valid proof of service.
Starbucks – Veterans, military service members and military spouses can enjoy a free tall hot brewed coffee (12 oz) on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. (At participating U.S. stores. Limit one per customer. Café and drive-thru only.)
We’ll also donate 25¢ for every hot brewed coffee sold on Nov. 11 to be split evenly between Headstrong Project and Team Red, White & Blue , organizations that support the mental health and well-being of the military community.
TCBY – All Veterans and Active Military with valid ID will receive their first 6oz of froyo FREE.
*Offer valid at select locations only on November 11. Call or see store for details. https://bit.ly/3bmxSSY
If you know of any Veteran’s Day activities or meals that we should include on our list, please comment below.
Pictured above is my grandfather, Clarence Abbott. He served in the US Army Air Corp in World War II. We are forever grateful for the dedication our armed servicemen and women give to their country day after day just so we can continue to enjoy the freedoms we have.