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2021 Veterans Day Deals For Veterans & Active Military Personnel

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Today 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.

2021 Veterans Day Deals For Veterans & Active Military Personnel

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

Applebee’s

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).

Plus, they will receive a $5 bounce back card to redeem for dine-in, To Go or delivery within three weeks.

Aroma Joe’s Coffee

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

Bakers Square

Veterans and active-duty military personnel can get a free breakfast. Military ID or proof of military service is required.

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.

Bed Bath And Beyond

Veterans and active duty members get 25% off their purchase through 11/11.

Beef O’Brady’s

Veterans can get a free meal (up to $10) with the purchase of another meal.

Big Lots

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

BJ’s Restaurant

Free entrée from a select menu and a free Dr. Pepper beverage for current and former military. Must present Military ID or other proof of service.

Bob Evans

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

Bombshell’s

Veterans and active service members can get a free meal. Accompanying family members will receive a 20% discount.

Veterans are encouraged to bring a photo in uniform to hang on a “Wall of Honor” in each restaurant.

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. Plus, they will receive an exclusive offer for a next visit from November 12 to 20, 2021.

Even better, from November 8 to 10, 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.

Even better, $.25 of each cup of hot brewed coffee sold on Veteran’s Day will be donated to the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Nothing specific for Veteran’s Day, but all service members and first responders get 10% off every day. Details here.

Chevy’s Fresh Mex

Veterans and active duty military receive a free entrée. May only be available at specific locations.

Chicken salad sandwich, pickle, a cookie, drink, and salad at Chicken Salad Chick.

Chicken Salad Chick

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

Chili’s

Free Veterans Day free meal for veterans or active military duty. Choose from the following: Chicken Crispers, Margarita Grilled Chicken, Soup & Salad, Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas, Just Bacon Burger, Oldtimer with Cheese, and Cajun Chicken Pasta.

Cicis

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. For online orders, use the code VETSDAY21 at checkout.

Denny’s

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

Doughnut with sprinkles in a box with a Dunkin' coffee.

Dunkin’

Free doughnut for veterans and active military.

Famous Dave’s

All veterans and active miliary personnel can get a free Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwich and side.

Food Lion

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

Freddy’s

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

Any person who has served in the U.S. Military (retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard or Reserves) can get a free “Thank You” meal from 5 pm to close.

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 10, 2021.

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.

Hooters

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.

IHOP

Veterans and active duty military can get free Red, White & Blueberry Pancakes at participating IHOP locations from 7 am to 7 pm.

IKEA

Veteran can get a free meal from 11 am to 8 pm on November 10, 11, and 12 at select IKEA stores.

Joe’s Crab Shack

All veterans and active military members can get a free meal ($15 value). Plus, Joe’s Crab Shack will give out $5 bonus cards to all veterans and active military members to be used from November 12 to December 31, 2021.

Also, Joe’s Crab Shack offers a 10% military discount every day.

Doughnut and coffee from Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Krispy Kreme

Free small coffee and doughnut of choice for all veterans at participating shops (Canadian shops are not participating). ID required for redemption.

LaMar Donuts

Free 12oz. coffee and doughnut for active military and veterans.

LEGOLAND Florida

All military personnel (active and veterans) of the U.S. armed forces can receive free admission to LEGOLAND Florida Resort from Nov 1 to 20, 2021. Valid military identification or proof of veteran status must be presented at the ticket window on the day of visit.

Military personnel also can purchase theme park tickets for up to six guests at a 60% discount on the same dates.

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.

Logans Roadhouse

Veterans, active duty, and retired U.S. military personnel can get a free meal between 3 pm and 6 pm from the American Roadhouse menu.

Lowe’s Hardware

Get a 10% military discount for current, retired, and VA members and to their immediate family with proof every day.

Lucille’s Smokehouse

Veterans and active duty military can get a free original pulled pork sandwich with a choice of side. Military ID card or proof of service required.

Macaroni Grill

Free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti for all veterans and active military on 11/11.

Max & Erma’s

Veterans & Active Military get a free Cheeseburger, Endless Fries, fountain drink, and fresh baked cookie.

Menchies

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.

O’Charley’s

Veterans and active duty military can get with a free meal when they dine in.

Outback Steakhouse

All military veterans, active service members, and spouses can enjoy a free Bloomin’ Onion with any Coca-Cola beverage.

Pilot sign outside a Pilot gas station.

Pilot/Flying J

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

Quaker State & Lube

Nothing specific for Veterans Day, but every Monday is Military Monday and all veterans, active duty military, and first responders get 25% off. Plus, veterans, military, and first responders get 10% off every other day of the week.

Red Lobster

Veterans, active duty military, and reservists can get a free appetizer or dessert. Valid military ID or proof of service is required.

Red Robin

Veterans and Active Military, who had a Red Robin Royalty account by November 1st, received an offer for a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries added to his or her account. The offer is redeemable once between November 1 and 14, 2021, for dine in or to go.

Ruby Tuesday

Veterans and active military can get a free Garden Bar entrée with proof of military status at participating locations.

Sheetz

Free lunch (last year was a half turkey sub and a regular size fountain drink, but this year you have to see store for details) and a free car wash (worth $9) for veterans and active duty military.

Shoney’s

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 can receive 25% off their total.

Smokey Bones

Veterans and active military (with ID) can get a free meal from the following options: 8 pc boneless wings, Pulled pork Sammie, or 4 whole wings. All come with fries, baked beans, roasted corn or coleslaw.

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

Sonny’s BBQ

Veterans and active military members can get a free Pork Big Deal.

Sports Clips

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

Hand holding a Starbucks coffee cup.

Starbucks

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

Also, Starbucks is donating $.25 for every cup of hot coffee sold on 11/11, split between Team Red, White & Blue and Headstrong.

Tractor Supply Co.

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

Hand holding a Wawa coffee mug.

Wawa

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

Wendy’s

Veterans and active duty can get an exclusive offer if signed up for Wendy’s Veterans Advantage mailing list.

Wienerschnitzel**

Free hamburger, fries, and small Pepsi for veterans and active military members on 11/11.

Yogurtology

All veterans and active military can get a free frozen yogurt.

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Top Military And Veteran Owned Businesses To Support

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.

Which of these 2021 Veteran’s 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.

Ada

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.