It’s Veterans Day 2016 and each year, stores, restaurants and other establishments provide veterans, as well as active military, with perks for the day. Some of the discounts even run for weeks. Get the rundown on some of the biggest deals, discount codes and free meals in our freebies list below.
Don’t forget to bring your military proof or I.D. when attempting to take part in Veterans’ Day freebies.
Applebee’s: Applebee’s is offering a free meal for active duty military, as well as Veterans, off of a special, limited menu. Click here to check out the menu options. Choices range from The American Standard All-In Burger to Fiesta Lime Chicken.
Bob Evans: Bob Evans has a limited menu of available free meals for veterans and active military all day. Menu items include Chicken Fried Steak and Brioche French Toast. Click here to check out the full Veterans Day menu.
Bonefish Grill: For the holiday, Bonefish Grill is offering free orders of its Bang Bang Shrimp to veterans and active military, according to TilsonPR.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Buffalo Wild Wings is featuring “Wings for Heroes” all day long to veterans and active military. The offer includes a free small order of 10-12 traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries.
California Pizza Kitchen: All participating locations are offering a complimentary entree from a special Veterans Day menu for Vets and active military. Click here for a look at the meals available on the menu.
Carrabba’s: According to News On 6, Carrabba’s is offering free appetizer to Vets and active-duty military any day between November 7, 2016 and November 13, 2016.
Chili’s: The Balance reports that Chili’s is offering a free meal for Veterans and active duty military members from a special Veterans Day menu.
Chipotle: From 3 p.m. to closing, military, military spouses and Veterans get a buy one get one free burrito, bowl, salad or tacos at Chipotle.
Denny’s: Denny’s has a free Build Your Own Grand Slam Breakfast available from 5 a.m. to noon for Veterans and military members.
Dunkin Donuts: The Denver Chanel reports all active military and Veterans will receive a free coffee or donut at participating locations.
Friendly’s: Friendly’s is offering Veterans and active military all day long to free items including the Big-Two-Do breakfast and hamburgers.
Golden Corral: Golden Corral’s website states that from 5 – 9 p.m., they will be honoring the holiday on Monday, November 14, 2016 with a free dinner for veterans and active military.
Houlihan’s: Throughout the country, 31 Houlihan’s restaurants are one free entrée ($15 maximum value) with the purchase of an additional entree. Check with your local restaurant for confirmation.
IHOP: From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., IHOP is offering a FREE short stack of our Red, White & Blue Pancakes.
Olive Garden: Olive Garden has a free entree choice from a special menu to active-duty military members and veterans on Veterans Day.
Outback Steakhouse: Outback is offering a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage for Veterans and active miltary. Also, from November 12, 2016 through December 31, 2016, “Military Mates” (which includes military families) can receive 15% off their checks.
Red Lobster: Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer or dessert with a valid military ID on November 10th and 11th. The options are on a special menu and include items such as Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Lobster and Langostino Pizza, and Warm Chocolate Chip Lava Cookie.
Red Robin: Red Robin is providing Veterans and military members with a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and fries.
Ruby Tuesday: Get one free appetizer up to $10 value if you are a Veteran of active member of the military.
Shoney’s: Shoney’s is offering a free All-American Burger to all active military and Veterans for the day.
Texas Roadhouse: At participating locations, Veterans and active military members enjoy free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. off of a special menu.
TGI Friday’s: TGI Friday’s is offering Veterans and active military a free lunch, but be sure to bring your military papers at participating locations only.
White Castle: Go to White Castle any time on Friday for a free breakfast combo or a castle combo meal #1-6.
STORES & ONLINE RETAILER DISCOUNT CODES
Home Depot: If you are a member of active military or a veteran, you are eligible to always get 10% off your purchases.
Lowe’s: Lowe’s always has a 10% discount for active duty military and veterans.
Macy’s: Use the codes VETDAY or VET25 for a variety of discounts, based on the designer and/or department.
MISCELLANEOUS DISCOUNTS & FREEBIES
Grease Monkey: Grease Monkey is giving away from oil changes for Veterans and active military for the day.
Great Clips: All active military and veterans can get a free hair cut for the day at Great Clips locations.
Meineke Car Care Centers: Meineke is offering free oil changes to active military and Veterans all day.
Red Roof Inn: Active military and Veterans are getting a 15% discount at Red Roof Inn for the entire month of November.