Veterans and active duty military should keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service which can include a VA Universal Access Card, Military I.D., DD-214 (Discharge Papers), Veterans Service Organization Card (VSO's include groups like the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, American Veterans, Military Officers Association of America, Fleet Reserve Association, and the American Legion).
Please call/check ahead for verification of all services and/or requirements.
Here are just some of the deals for military members both past and present. To all those companies who offer veterans a discount or free meal, thanks!
Applebee’s: Veterans and active duty military receive a FREE signature entrée from a limited menu.
Bar Louie: FREE appetizer or entree for veterans or active duty.
Boston Market Stop into any Boston Market on Veterans Day and show your military ID and receive a free whole chicken with the purchase of a family meal.
California Pizza Kitchen: Veterans and active duty military get a FREE entrée from a limited menu.
Carrabba’s: Free appetizer (Customer’s choice) for active and retired military members who show proof of service (either in uniform or a military ID). No purchase required.
Chick-fil-A, Nov. 11, 2014. Participating locations are offering a free meal to all veterans and those currently serving. ID required. Please call ahead to verify. Locations.
Chili's is offering a choice of one of six meals on a dine-in-only basis on Nov. 11 to active duty military members and veterans.
Denny’s: FREE Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon.
Fire & Ice: FREE lunch or dinner for veterans, active duty, AND immediate families.
Friendly’s: FREE Breakfast or Burger meal for lunch or dinner for veterans or active duty military.
Fuddruckers: FREE All-American burger with fries for active and retired military personnel. (Valid with any beverage purchase of $1.99 or more.)
Golden Corral restaurants is providing free meals for Veterans on Monday, Nov. 17.
Hooters: Veterans and active duty military personnel get a FREE entrée. Drink purchase required.
IHOP: Free Red, White, and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m
LongHorn Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2014. Complimentary Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage. Offer good for Veterans and active-duty military members. Proof of service required. Visit their site to find a location near you
Little Caesars Free Crazy Bread
All United States armed forces veterans and active military members get a free order of Crazy Bread® with proof of military status at participating stores nationwide this Veterans Day.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: FREE 6-oz. frozen yogurt.
Orange Leaf: FREE cup of frozen yogurt, up to 11 ounces, for retired and active duty military.
On The Border, Mon. Nov. 11, 2014. Veterans and current servicemembers will receive a free choose 2 or choose 3 “Create Your Own Combo”. Dine-in only, proof of service required. Find a location near you.
Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage. Plus, Outback is offering all Military Mates – including active or retired military personnel and their families – 15% off their entire check from Nov. 12 through Dec. 31, 2014 with a valid military ID
Red Lobster – Monday, Nov. 10 – Thursday Nov. 13, 2014. Free Appetizer on Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers. Find a location near you.
Red Robin, Nov. 11, 2014. Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service. (offer) Locations.
Ruby Tuesday’s, Nov. 11, 2014. Free appetizer at participating locations, proof of service required. More info. Locations.
Spaghetti Warehouse provides a buy-one and get a second meal for 11 cents on Nov. 11. Unlike the other deals, this is open to anyone who "likes" the site on Facebook and prints out a coupon.
Starbucks: FREE tall brewed coffees to veterans, active duty military, and their spouses on Veterans Day.
Texas Corral – Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Free entrée (dine-in only). Offer available to all active duty members and veterans with ID. Locations.
Texas Roadhouse, Nov. 11, 2014. Free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces. Choose from one of 10 free meals, plus sides and a drink. Offer good for All veterans – including all active, retired or former U.S. military. ID Required. Dine-in only. Call ahead to verify times and locations. Find locations.
T.G.I. Friday’s, Nov. 11, 2014. Free lunch for all current military members and veterans from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Valid ID or proof of service required. Dine-on only at participating locations. Be sure to contact your local T.G.I Friday’s for details. Locations.
The Olive Garden, Free entrée, Nov. 11, 2014. Offer good for veterans and active duty military; proof of service required. (details) Locations.
Travel Centers of America, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal for CDL holders who are also veterans. Participating locations only; proof of service required. More info.
Uno Chicago Grill, Nov. 11, 2014. Free individual pizza or entrée with the purchase of a pizza or entrée of equal or greater value. Available for all active duty and veterans. No coupon necessary; proof of service required. Don’t forget to tell the staff you are there that day to support Fisher House, and a portion of your party’s check will go to benefit the Fisher House Foundation, an awesome military charity. Find a location near you.
Wayback Burgers Both active and retired military personnel can get a free menu item, with no purchase necessary all day Tuesday, Nov. 11.
AARP: Get 20% off your AARP membership dues; a portion of your dues will be used to help provide RealPad™ computer tablets to veterans to help them stay connected.
Big Y Supermarkets All veterans and service personnel will receive a Free Gold Coin, good for food or other discounts.
B&B for Vets is offering a free night's stay at any one of 485 participating Bed & Breakfasts on Nov. 11.
Boston Duck Tours: FREE Boston Duck Tours for Veterans, Active Military & First Responders from both the Museum of Science and Prudential Center departure locations. All dependents will also get a special $10 rate. This offer is valid November 10th – 14th.
Boston Harbor Island Cruise: FREE cruise highlighting the military history of Boston Harbor for veterans and active duty military. Family members can cruise for $5. The cruise is November 15th. Reservations recommended.
Cabella's Outdoor Store is providing their employee discount, which ranges from 5% to 50%, to military members on Veterans weekend;
Free Car wash, Nov. 11, 2014. Thousands of car washes around the country are offering vets a free car wash on Veterans Day. Find a list at Grace for Veterans.
Christmas Tree Shops: 20% off entire purchase November 8-11th for active duty, veterans, retirees, reserves, and spouses. Need this coupon.
Chuck E. Cheese’s
All U.S. Armed Forces veterans and active-duty military get 20 free tokens upon a visit to Chuck E. Cheese’s from Sunday, November 9, through Saturday, November 15. Military ID or proof of service is required, but no coupon is needed.
Dollar General, Nov. 11, 2014. 11% discount on entire purchase on Veterans Day. Also good online from Nov 11, use Coupon Code OURHEROES. More info.
Great Clips: FREE haircut for veterans and active duty military. If you don’t need a haircut, stop by and pick up a card good for a free haircut through Dec. 31.
A 10% discount is also offered to all other military veterans on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Veterans Day. A year round 10% discount up to a maximum $500 at all U.S. locations to active duty personnel, reservists, retired or disabled veterans and their immediate families. Must present a valid military ID.
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
Friday, November 7, through Tuesday, November 11, past or present members of the armed forces, as well as their families, will receive 20 percent off their total purchase including regular, sale-priced and clearance items.
Lowes honors all Veterans on three specific holidays: Memorial Day, 4th of July and Veterans Day. During these three holiday weekends, Lowes extends the discount to all veterans who served honorably and who present a valid Form DD214 or other proof of service.
Macy's is providing a 10% to 15% discount to anyone who uses the code VET15
Musician’s Friend: Through Nov. 11, get 10% off an order of $99 or more or 15% off an order or $399 or more. Use the coupon code Veterans14.
National Parks: On Veterans Day, National Parks are FREE for everyone, so this might be a good time for a road trip.
New England Air Museum will offer veterans and active duty military the opportunity to visit the museum free of charge with a special tour of the three hangars that house so many military and civilian aircraft in Windsor Lock Ct.
Red Roof Inn: Get 15% off during the entire month of November
Springfield Museums – Springfield, MA
In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Springfield Museums is offering free admission to current or retired members of the military on Tuesday, November 11.
The Hall at Patriot Place – Foxborough, MA
From Saturday, Nov. 8 through Tuesday, Nov. 11, veterans and active military with proper military identification are invited to enjoy a free visit to The Hall. On Tuesday, Nov. 11,
Walgreens is providing a 15-20% discount for all veterans and active duty military personnel on Veterans day.
The Zoo: FREE entrance to Franklin Park and Stone Zoo for veterans.