Veterans Day Freebies and Free Meals

We have researched all the deals, freebies and discounts we could find for Veterans Day 2017 and here is the list.  Let us know in the comments below if you know of any other local deals. Retailers around the country are thanking veterans for their service this Veterans Day with special deals, freebies and discounts.
Since Veterans Day is on Sunday, many retailers are choosing to do so earlier in the week, so be sure to check the date before redeeming the offer. Also check with the restaurant to see if a military ID or military uniform is required to secure the deal.


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In honor of Veterans Day, Chicago’s Museum Campus is offering FREE ADMISSION to veterans.  The Adler Planetarium. the Shedd Aquarium,  and Field Museum are offering veterans FREE ADMISSION beginning Sunday.  The Field Museum will be free for Illinois residents and will offer discounts for non-resident veterans on Sunday (and on Nov 18th).  On Sunday, the Adler Planetarium is free for active duty military and veterans with a valid ID in addition to being free for Illinois resident.    On Monday, which is the day Veterans Day is observed, the Shedd Aquarium is free for all veterans and active-duty military with a valid ID.   The Adler Planetarium will also be free on Monday, Weds and Thurs for all Illinois residents with a valid ID.



Our Favorite

Dunkin Doughnuts – Veterans and active duty military get a free doughnut of their choice at Dunkin’ Donuts on Veterans Day on Nov. 11. The chain is giving away the sweet treats to say thank you to our military heroes at participating shops nationwide. No coupon or purchase is necessary, but a military ID must be shown to get the freebie.


Applebee’s: Free meal

Choose from one of seven entrees available for free to veterans.

BJ’s: Free meal and drink

All former and current military can enjoy a free entree up to 12.95 and a free Dr. Pepper beverage.

Boston Market: Buy one, get one meals

Buy one meal and a drink and get one meal free at Boston Market with this coupon. The deal lasts Nov. 11-12.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Free wings and fries

Dine-in at B-Dubs and get a free order of small traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries.

California Pizza Kitchen: Free entree

Choose a free item from the Veterans Day menu, which includes pizzas, pastas and salads.

Chuck E Cheese’s: Free pizza

Military families can get a free one-topping personal pizza at Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurants.

Cracker Barrel: Free cake

The country store and restaurant is offering a free slice of its Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake to veterans.

Denny’s: Free meal

Service members get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on Nov. 12 from 5 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Dunkin’ Donuts: Free donut

Dunkin is offering a free donut of your choice to veterans for Veterans Day.

Golden Corral: “Thank you dinner”

The restaurant is hosting a “thank you dinner” event on Monday, offering a free dine-in meal to service members.

IHOP: Free pancakes

Veterans can get free red, white and blue pancakes on Nov. 12.

Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and drink

Service members receive a free Bloomin’ Onion and Coke product.

Red Robin: Free burger and bottomless fries

Service members receive a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger served with bottomless fries at participating locations.

Ruby Tuesday: $10 off appetizer

Veterans can receive $10 off their appetizer (or a free appetizer, if the value is below $10).

Starbucks: Free tall coffee

Service members and their spouses receive a free talhot brewed coffee on Veterans Day.

TGI Fridays: Free 1/2 rack of ribs

Veterans receive a free rack of Big Ribs or any entrée up to $12 when they eat at TGI Fridays.

Chipotle: Buy one get one free

Show your military ID and receive a buy-one, get-one free burrito, bowl, salad or tacos.

Bonefish Grill: Free appetizer

Show your military ID and receive a complimentary Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer.

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen: Free appetizer

Veterans will be provided a free appetizer or dessert.

Hooters: Free meal

All military members both active-duty and veterans who presents their military ID will receive a free entree from a select menu.

Kolache Factory: Free food

Show your military ID and receive one free kolache and one cup of coffee.

Yard House: Free appetizer

Show your military ID and receive a complimentary appetizer.


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A.C. Moore: 15% off

15% off every time you shop with a military ID.

Dollar General: 11% off

Dollar General is offering 11% off to veterans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Great Clips: Free haircut

Veterans can either receive a free haircut or a free haircut card to use later when they visit a Great Clips store on Sunday. All Great Clips customers on Sunday can receive a free hair clip card to give to a veteran.

Home Depot: 10% off

Military members get 10% off purchases.

Joann: 10% off

Get 10% off all year with military ID.

Michaels: 15% off

Get 15% off in-store purchases all year with military ID.

Target: 10% off

Target is offering 10% off in-store and online purchases to military and their families now through Monday.

Walgreens: 20% off

Veterans get 20% off eligible items when using their Walgreens rewards card.


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