Veterans Day weekend 2018 is here. This means there are a ton of sales going on for the public, as well as special discounts, freebies and free meals for active military and veterans. Veterans Day this year falls on a Sunday, but many businesses also observe the day on Monday, November 12, 2018. For a rundown on what’s available read on below.
Veterans Day 2018 Free Meals & Restaurant Deals
There are a ton of restaurants that are participating in free meals and discounts for veterans, as well as active military. Read on for a list of restaurants and their deals below.
Applebee’s – Veterans and active military get a free meal from a limited menu on Sunday, November 11, 2018.
Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar – At Arooga’s vets and military members can choose one complimentary food item from a select amount, on Monday, November 12th.
Bar Louie – Get a free burger or flatbread, up to a $15 value, on Sunday at Bar Louie locations.
BJ’s Restaurant – Military members and vets get a complimentary entree up to $12.95 and a free Dr Pepper on Sunday.
Bob Evans – At Bob Evans restaurants, active military and veterans can choose a free item from a select amount of options on Sunday.
Buffalo Wild Wings – On Sunday, veterans and military members can get one small order of wings and a side of fries for free.
California Pizza Kitchen – A free appetizer or free dessert will be available for veterans and active military on Sunday, November 11th.
Chevys Fresh Mex – On Veterans Day, which is Sunday, patrons who are military or veterans get a complimentary meal from a select amount of items from 3 p.m. local time until closing.
Chipotle – Veterans, active military and military wives can buy one get one free burritos, bowls, salads or tacos on Sunday.
Coffee Beanery – Get a free tall coffee at a Coffee Beanery on both Sunday and Monday for Veterans Day.
Cracker Barrel – Get a free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or a Crafted Coffee if you are active military or a veteran.
Denny’s All You Can Eat Pancakes – Denny’s is participating in Veterans Day on Monday by offering a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. to noon that day. This is for active military and veterans.
Dunkin’ Donuts – Dunkin’ is giving a free donut to any veteran or member of the military who stops into stores.
Eat’n Park – Eat’n Park not only gives a discount on Veterans Day, but for the whole month of November, active duty and veterans get 10% off their meal purchases.
Famous Dave’s – Famous Dave’s has the Two-Meat Salute free platter offered on both November 11th and 12th to active military and veterans.
Friendly’s – Patrons who are military or veterans get a free breakfast, lunch or dinner from a special menu on Sunday.
Golden Corral – Golden Corral’s special Veterans Day celebration will not be until Monday, November 12, 2018. A free dinner, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., is available to active military and veterans.
Handel’s Ice Cream – Veterans and active duty members get a free single cone on Sunday.
Hooters – Veterans who buy a beverage at any participating Hooters stores will get a free entree from a special menu.
Houlihans – Houlihans locations are giving out a free entree from a select menu on Sunday.
Huddle House – Get a complimentary order of Sweet Cakes on November 11th, if you are a veteran or active military member.
Joe’s Crab Shack – For those who like Joe’s Crab Shack, veterans and members of the military can enjoy 20% off of their purchase on Sunday.
Little Caesars – Active military and veterans get a free $5 Lunch Combo, just from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time on Sunday.
LongHorn Steakhouse – Get a free appetizer or dessert for active military or veterans. Plus, the entire table dining with the vets or military members get 10% off of their meal.
Macaroni Grill – Vets and military can get a free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti entree on Sunday, November 11th.
Max & Erma’s – Participating locations are giving out a free cheeseburger, endless fries and a soft drink to veterans and military patrons.
McCormick & Schmick’s – McCormick & Schmick’s has a special menu for Veterans, active military and Gold Star families on Veterans Day. Military members and vets can choose a free entre from the select menu on Sunday.
O’Charley’s – For O’Charley’s diners who are active and retired military members, they get a free meal on both November 11th and November 12th, ordering off the O’Charley’s “Veterans Thank You Menu”.
Olive Garden – Active duty and veterans get a free entree from a limited menu, but beverages are not included.
On The Border – There is a free Create-Your-Own-Combo 2 Meal available for veterans and members of the military on Sunday.
Red Lobster – Members of the military and vets get a free appetizer or dessert from a select menu on both November 11th and the 12th.
Red Robin – A free dine-in Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries are offered to active military and veterans on Sunday.
Ruby Tuesday – Veterans and active military get a free appetizer on Sunday.
Shoney’s – Shoney’s is giving out free All You Care To Eat breakfasts to active military and vets from opening to 11 a.m. on Monday, November 12, 2018.
Sizzler – The Sizzler restaurants are giving away a free lunch and beverage until 4 p.m. local time on Sunday to active military and vets.
Spaghetti Warehouse – Spaghetti Warehouse is embracing the entire Veterans Day weekend with a “buy one entree, get one free” coupon offer that runs from Friday, November 9th through Sunday, November 11th.
Starbucks – Starbucks patrons who are active military or veterans get a free Tall Brewed Coffee on Sunday.
Texas Corral – Vets and active duty military can pick one entree from a special Veteran’s Day menu, along with an ice tea, lemonade, or coffee.
Texas Roadhouse – Texas Roadhouse stores are providing a free special Veterans lunch menu, including a beverage and sides, to vets and active military.
Twin Peaks – Those dining at Twin Peaks, who are active duty or vets, eat for free from a select menu on Monday, November 12th.
White Castle – Get a free breakfast combo or castle combo meal #1-6 at White Castle on both November 11th and 12th for Veterans Day.
World of Beer – At World of Beer, vets and active military get a free select draught beer or $5 off their check.
Yard House – A complimentary appetizer goes out to active military and veterans on Sunday.
Auto, Hotels & Travel Discounts for Veterans Day 2018
Carnival Cruises – The Carnival Cruise Line is offering a promotion to active military and veterans from November 5 – 12, 2018, giving a $50 onboard credit, a two-category upgrade and a 50% reduced deposit to purchasers.
Enterprise – This is a discount for all of November 2018. Active duty military, veterans and their dependents get a Firestone Prepaid Maintenance Package with the purchase of any used vehicle during November, according to FOX10.
Goodyear Auto Service – Goodyear Auto Service and Just Tires locations are giving 10% off tires, as well as a free check-up for vets and active military.
Hyatt Hotels – Hyatt Hotels are giving a holiday promotion code out for deals and it is MILVET, according to Military Benefits.
Red Roof Inn – If you book from November 1 – December 31, 2018, military and veterans can get 20% off Red Roof’s “best available rate” for stays at their hotels from November 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019 when they use the code VP# 623095.
Sheetz – Sheetz gas stations are giving out free car washes, plus a free 6-inch turkey sub and a regular size fountain drink to military members and vets on Veterans Day.
Super 8 – Super 8 by Wyndham is offering 20% off for military members from October 16 through December 11, 2018. Any current or retired military personnel, veterans and their families who book and stay at participating Super 8 hotels in the U.S. and Canada can use the discount.
Tractor Supply Company – Veterans, military members and their dependents get 15% off their purchases on November 11, 2018.
Store Discounts & Veterans Day 2018 Sales
Amazon – Amazon has special deals for Veterans Day, as well as some Early Black Friday deals.
Duane Reade – Get a 20% discount from November 9th – 11th, for veterans and active military.
Food Lion – Shoppers at Food Lion, who are active duty or veterans get 10% off their purchases on Monday, November 12, 2018.
Home Depot – Home Depot offers a military discount of 10% year round.
Kmart – Kmart is offering 10% off from November 8 – 12, 2018 for vets, active duty military, first responders, teachers, police, firefighters, EMTs and nurses.
Lowe’s Home Improvement – Lowe’s shoppers, who are military members or veterans can get 10% off their purchases all year long when you sign up at your local store. Vets and military members will also be given free American flags for the holiday.
Macy’s – Macy’s has some sales going on for Veterans Day. Use the code VETS for an extra 10 – 20% off of purchases. Also available is $10 off your $25 purchase or more with the code VET25. Exclusions may apply to both. The sales end after November 11, 2018.
Mattress Firm – Mattress Firm is giving 20% off purchases from November 9 – 12th to active military, veterans, veterans families and first responders.
Pandora – Get 25% off your total PANDORA purchase from November 8 – 12, 2018, if you are a vet or member of the active military.
Publix – Shoppers at Publix, who are members of the military or family members, get 10% off their purchases on Sunday.
Rack Room Shoes – For military and veteran shoppers here, they will receive 10% off of their entire purchase on November 11, 2018.
Sam’s Club – Sam’s Club locations have different offers for veterans and military members. Some of the offers for members include a $10 gift card, free rotisserie chicken, pumpkin or pecan pie, and croissants.
Target – Target has some sales for Veterans Day going on. In addition, November 4 – 12, 2018, active military, veterans, and their dependents are eligible for a 10% discount.
Walgreens – Get a 20% discount off your purchase, from November 9 – 11th, for active military members and vets.
Walmart – Walmart doesn’t appear to have specific Veterans Day deals going on, but they are selling U.S. military items and clothing.
Veterans Day 2018 Free Haircuts
Great Clips – Great Clips salons are giving out a free haircut or a free haircut card to use at a later date. The free haircut cards are redeemable up until December 31, 2018.
Sports Clips – For those with a Sports Clips in their area, they can get a free haircut on November 11, 2018.