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Veterans Day Deals For Veterans & Active Military Personnel

Veterans and active military personnel can get a bunch of freebies and discounts on Veterans Day (11/11). Find them all here.

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November 11th is Veterans Day. For some, it’s a day to thank the veterans. For others, it’s a remembrance of the time spent defending our freedom. And for restaurants, it’s a way to offer Veteran’s Day deals to say thank you.

I know a free burger isn’t enough to say thank you.

There’s no big enough way to say thank you, thank you for leaving your families so we can stay free with ours; thank you for becoming friends and family with other servicemen and women so you can all serve the best way possible, thank you for trusting those in command; thank you for missing holidays and birthdays so we can be safe at home.

Both my grandpas were a veterans, serving before my time but still serving nonetheless, and today just reminds me of the sacrifices they made, decades ago, so that I could be free.

If you are a serviceman or woman, or a veteran, my heart is with you and your family today. If you’re a veteran (or actively serving, but on shore duty), I’m glad you’re home with your family and hope you can take advantage of these deals. And if you’re actively serving and deployed, I can’t wait until you’re home and can take advantage of these deals another year.

A circle-shaped door hanger with a flag painted on it and the words "Top Military And Veteran Owned Businesses To Support" digitally written on it.

If you’re not a military member, but you feel compelled to do something to show your support today, we have a great list with our Top Military And Veteran Owned Businesses To Support.

Of course, you don’t have to only show support for these businesses today. You can support them every day. I’m sure they’d appreciate it.

2023 Veterans Day Deals For Veterans & Active Military Personnel

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All offers are available on Veteran’s Day (11/11) unless otherwise noted.


All active military, veterans, Reserves and National Guard can get a complimentary full-size entrée from an exclusive menu (6 oz. Top Sirloin, Double Crunch Shrimp, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Chicken Tenders Platter, Classic Bacon Cheeseburger, Oriental Chicken Salad, or Three-Cheese Chicken Penne).

Aroma Joe’s Coffee

Veterans can get any 24 oz. drink for free. Must show valid ID.

The Bad Daddy's Burger logo painted on a wall.

Bad Daddy’s Burger

Veterans and Active Duty service members will receive a free BD’s All American Burger with choice of cheese and a side from 11 am to 3 pm. Proof of service required.

Big Lots

All active military, veterans, or military family members receive a 10% discount every day in store or online.

BJ’s Restaurant

Get a free Chocolate Chunk Pizookie with a minimum purchase of $11.95. Must present Military ID or other proof of service.

Also, current or former military members who dine in the restaurant on Veterans Day will receive a coupon for a free appetizer with $14.95 purchase on their next visit, valid 11/12 to 12/31.

Bob Evans

Free meal for active and past military members. Choose from one of seven options. Dine in only. Beverage not included.

Bonefish Grill

Veterans, active duty, and retired military members can get a free order of Bang Bang Shrimp and a non-alcoholic beverage.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Ten free boneless wings and fries for veterans or active military.

California Pizza Chicken

 All Veterans and Active Military will receive a complimentary beverage and one entrée.

Even better, from November 6 to 8, California Pizza Kitchen will donate 20% of all food and beverage sales to DAV (Disabled American Veterans) when you mention the promotion to your server or enter the promo code DAV for online orders.

Caribou Coffee

Veterans, active military members, and their spouses can receive a free small cup of hot brewed coffee  of the day or cold press.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

All service members and first responders get 10% off every day. Details here.

A chicken salad, macaroni and cheese, and a drink from Chicken Salad Chick on a table.

Chicken Salad Chick

Veterans and active military in uniform or with a military ID get a free Chick Special and regular drink.


Free Veterans Day free meal for veterans or active military duty. Choose from the following: Soup & Salad, Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas, Oldtimer with Cheese, and Boneless Wings (6 count).

Cicis Pizza

Free adult buffet for veterans and active duty military.

Cracker Barrel

Veteran and active U.S. military guests can get a free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake with a food or beverage purchase in-store or online.

And, until November 13, military apparel and drinkware is 25% off.


Free Build Your Own Grand Slam for active, inactive, and military personnel from 5 am to noon on Friday, November 11.

A Dunkin' bag and coffee cup against a brick wall.


Free doughnut for veterans and active military.

Food Lion

All active duty military or veterans get 10% off in store purchases. Must present military ID and MVP card.


Veterans and current military personnel will receive a card for a free Freddy’s Original Double combo meal on 11/11. The card will be valid through November 30.

Golden Corral

Golden Corral is hosting Military Appreciation Night on Monday, November 13 from 5 pm to close. Military heroes can get a free thank you meal.

Great Clips

Retired and active military service members can get a free haircut or can come in for a free haircut card.

Non-military customers who go for a haircut on Veterans Day will receive a free haircut card to give to an active, inactive, or retired military member of any branch. The card will be valid from November 12 to December 1, 2023.

A burger and sauce at Hard Rock Cafe.

Hard Rock Cafe

Active and retired military members (with valid ID) can get a free Legendary Burger in addition to their 15% military discount (which is valid for immediate family members as well as friends).

Harris Teeter

All active duty military personnel or veterans get 11% off. Must show military ID and VIC card at checkout to receive the discount.


All active-duty and retired military can get a free meal. They can choose from the following: Buffalo Chicken Salad, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Hooters Burger, or 10-Piece Boneless Wings.

Joe’s Crab Shack

All veterans and active military members can get 20% off on Saturday, November 11 from 11 am to 3 pm. Valid for parties of up to four.

The sign outside a Krispy Kreme Doughnut location.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Free small coffee and doughnut of choice for all veterans at participating shops. ID required for redemption.

LaMar Donuts

Free 12 oz. coffee and doughnut with a hole for active military and veterans.

Little Caesars

Free lunch combo (includes a  4-slice DEEP! DEEP! Dish pepperoni pizza and a 20 ounce Pepsi product) from 11am to 2 pm for active and past military personnel.

A Lowe's Hardware store location.

Lowe’s Hardware

Current, retired, and VA members and their immediate family (with proof) can get a 10% military discount on their entire purchase every day.


Free 6 oz. yogurt for all veterans. Must show valid military ID or proof of service.

Elk at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

National Parks

All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will waive admission fees in honor of Veterans Day.


Veterans and active duty military can get a free lunch from 11 am to 4 pm on November 10 and 11 or a free slice of pie at dinner.

Outback Steakhouse

All military veterans, active service members, and spouses can enjoy a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage on November 11. Military Mates will also get a $10 off coupon for a future visit.

The Pilot logo on a Pilot convenience store.

Pilot/Flying J

All active duty and retired military members to enjoy a free meal (up to $12) at participating U.S. travel centers from November 10 to 12.

Red Robin

Veterans and Active Military can get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries when you dine in.

Veterans, Active-Duty Military, and their family get special perks through the Red Robin Royalty program as well.

Ruby Tuesday

Veterans and active military can get a free American Smashed Burger, Ruby’s Cheeseburger, or Endless Garden Bar Entree with valid ID from November 10 to 12.

A Sheetz gas station.


Free turkey sub and a regular size fountain drink for veterans and active duty military with ID.

You can also get a free car wash ($9 value).


All U.S. Veterans and U.S. Active Duty Military members will receive a free All-You-Care-To-Eat Breakfast Bar from open to 11 am.

Shrimp Basket

Veterans, retirees, reserves and Active Duty Military members can get a free Popcorn Shrimp Basket.

Outside of a Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill restaurant.

Smokey Bones

Veterans and active military (with ID) can get a free meal from select options.

Plus, military members with a valid ID always receive 10% off.

A Smoothie King restaurant.

Smoothie King

Veterans and Active-Duty Military Personnel can get a free 20-oz. red, white, or blue smoothie. Choose from Cherry X-Treme (red), Slim-N-Trim Vanilla (white), or Blueberry Heaven (blue).

Sonny’s BBQ

Veterans and active military members can get a free Pork Big Deal. You must sign up for a coupon here before you go.

Sports Clips

Active-duty U.S. service members and veterans can get free haircuts with valid proof of service.

A Starbucks cold brew with cold foam on a counter.


Free tall (12 oz.) brewed coffee to veterans, active duty military, and their spouses on.

Also, Starbucks is donating $100,000 each to Team Red, White & Blue and Travis Manion Foundation to support the Veteran community.

Tractor Supply Co.

Active military, veterans, and dependents get 15% off.

A hand holding a Wawa coffee in store.


All veterans, active military members, and their family members can get a free cup of hot coffee at any Wawa location.

The outside of a Wendy's fast food restaurant.


All veterans and active military can get a free breakfast combo (a coffee or carbonated soft drink, breakfast sandwich and seasoned potatoes).

White Castle in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.

White Castle

All veterans and active-duty service members who dine at a participating White Castle restaurant can get a free individual combo meal or a breakfast combo meal. 

A round wooden sign that says "welcome to our home" on it made by Vinylbypanch.

Vinyl By Panch

All wood products are discounted until Monday, November 13. Also, everyone who orders this weekend will get a free gift.

Which of these 2023 Veterans Day Deals For Veterans & Active Military Personnel do you like best?

Cindy Ingalls

Thursday 21st of November 2019

I love the more brands and companies are giving back to our Veterans, even if it is something as simple as a discount or free item.

Cindy Nico

Tuesday 12th of November 2019

A great ideas to celebrate a special day. Nice list of places to eat.


Tuesday 12th of November 2019

These sound like they were some amazing deals. So grateful for all of the amazing Vets out there!

Fatima Torres

Tuesday 12th of November 2019

Thank you for breaking this down, and I couldn't be more thankful for the sacrifices veterans have made for their lives and our own.

Alvern @ Success Unscrambled

Tuesday 12th of November 2019

I am so glad that this big list of offers are available for veterans. It is almost like a feast day for them to really feel appreciated and loved.