Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts 2022 – 40+ Deals for Restaurants, Retail Stores, NW & National Events

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Veterans Day Freebies and DIscounts

Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts 2022

We’re sharing our 12th annual Veteran’s Day big list of discounts & freebies! Veteran’s Day is Friday,  November 11th, 2022 & it is an opportunity to honor those who have heroically served our country to protect our freedom. I come from a long history of military men and women – so I love any chance to share ways to honor these special men & women!

Make sure to share this post with all the military service members & veterans that you know so they can be honored for their service! 


  • Proof of Military Service – If you’re not active-duty military with a military ID, then you’ll need to bring proof of your military service for the majority of these locations (I figure it’s best to be safe than sorry)
  • Call ahead first participation can vary by location, so it’s best to not just rely on this list but make sure to call ahead & visit the links I’ve listed to confirm that this offer will be happening at your local location.
  • Be prepared for a wait – If you live near a military base or only have a few locations offering discounts in your area, then definitely expect that you might have a long wait. Think about going during times of day that would be less popular.

National Freebies & Discounts:

Get a FREE Lifetime membership into National Parks – LOVE this deal! This one is available to Active Duty Military, Veterans, and Gold Star Families.


Applebees – Veteran’s and Active Duty military typically can get a FREE Applebee’s  Entree out of select menu options on November 11th. Dine-in only. Beverages & gratuity not included. {this does say that you need to call your local Applebees to see if they are participating this year as it is based on local franchises this year}

BJ’s –  Free entree from a select menu  + free Dr Pepper drink for active duty & veterans with military ID on Friday November 11th only.

Buffalo Wild Wings – In the past, they have offered 10 free boneless wings and a side of fries. Dine in or take out. At participating U.S. locations only. {This has NOT been confirmed yet – so check in with your local restaurant to see if they are offering it}

California Pizza Kitchen –  All veterans and active-duty military members receive a FREE choice of one entree from a select menu of pizza, pasta & salads and a non-alcoholic beverage  at CPK on 11/11.  {upsells & additions may not be included in this promo}

Claim Jumper – Veteran’s can enjoy a free meal from a select menu  Dine in only. 

Chili’s: Free meal for veterans and active duty military out of a select menu on Nov. 11, from special Veteran’s Day Menu  at select participating Chili’s restaurants (always call ahead to confirm your location is participating)

Dennys: Veterans & active duty members get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam at participating Denny’s locations from 5 am to noon, on 11/11 (Not all Denny’s are participating so call ahead to confirm participation).

Dickey’sFree pulled pork sandwich to active duty & veterans on November 11th. This is valid for in-store & online/app for carryout (use code: VETFREE )

Famous Dave’s –  Free Georgia Pork Chopped Sandwich + Side for all Military and veterans Nov. 11 .  This is dine in or to go (use code: VETERAN at checkout for pickup)

Golden Corral – Free Thank-You dinner for veterans & active-duty military on Monday, November 14, 2022 from 5pm – close. Find a location near you. {Make sure you take note of the different date for this event!}

IHOPFree Red White & Blue Pancakes from IHOP on November 11th for active duty military & veterans from 7am – 7pm.

Ivar’s – Free entrée this Veterans Day, November 11. This is available not only at their Seafood bars, Fish bars, and also at their restaurants like Ivars’ Acres of Clams, Salmon House & Mukilteo Landing (excludes stadium locations)

Kidd Valley – Free regular cheeseburger or chicken sandwich, fries and a regular soft drink for veterans on November 11.

Krispy Kreme- Free coffee (small brewed or iced coffee) & doughnut of choice for active duty military & veterans on November 11th

Little Caesar’s – On November 11, from 11am-2pm, veterans and active military members receive a free Lunch Combo, which includes four slices of pizza and a Pepsi beverage.  {This has not been confirmed yet, so check with your location & we’ll update when we find out confirmation}

McGrath’sFree entree from select meal for military & veterans on November 11th (locations in Oregon) – this is not confirmed yet, check with your location to make sure this is happening at that location

Menchie’s – First 6 oz of froyo free for Veterans on November 11

Outback Steakhouse – all military, veterans (&as well as other heroes such as medical staff, drs, nurses, police, fire fighters, first responders & their immediate family members)  will get 10% off their check all day, every day (w/valid ID)

Red Lobster Veterans Day  – Offering a free Walt’s Favorite Shrimp , fries & coleslaw between 11am – 4pm on Veterans’ Day 11/11. Dine in only. All active duty military will also receive 10% off their meal every Monday for Military Mondays, too.

Red Robin – Free Red’s Tavern Double Burger & Bottomless Steak Fries for veterans & active-duty military between November 1st – 11/14 (sign up for their rewards program to qualify) – this has not yet been confirmed, so we will update when we hear more info. 

Shari’sBuy one entrée and receive one of equal or lesser value at no charge on November 11 (this has not yet been confirmed for this year, so we will update when we have more information)

Starbucks On Veterans Day, active duty service members, reservists, veterans and military spouses are invited to enjoy a free Tall Brewed Coffee or Iced Coffee.

Wendy’sFree Breakfast Combo for active duty military & veterans. (this has not yet been confirmed for this year so we’ll update when we have confirmation)

Yardhouse (Seattle location) – complimentary appetizer for veterans & active duty on November 11, 2022 from many different options. Dine in only.

Retail Store Deals for Veterans:

Great Clips – Free Haircut for Veterans on Monday November 11 or you can get a free haircut card to use on a different date.  In addition, non-military customers who get a haircut on Veterans Day at Great Clips salons can pay it forward. They will receive a free haircut card they can give to an active service member or veteran as a way of saying thank you. The cards can be redeemed for a free haircut from November 12 through December 9, 2022.

Sports Clips – Participating locations will be offering free hair cuts to Veterans on 11/11. Check your zip code to find one near you.

Brown Bear Car Wash – Free Beary Clean car wash for all current or former members of the military on Veterans Day, from 8:00am – 8:00pm on 11/11 , at participating locations. Please contact your nearest location for details

Costco – Buy a Costco membership as a new member & military & veterans will receive a $20 Costco Shop card when they purchase a membership.

Lowe’s – Extra 10% off discount for all active duty military, retirees & veterans at all times at Lowe’s.  Just make sure to bring valid military ID. 

Target – Active duty & their families and veterans will receive 10% off everything (2 purchases) on Friday November 11th with proof of military service.

Tiek’s$100 gift certificate for active duty military & veterans. (Their shoes start at $185)

Other National Deals:

AARP – 30% off discount on membership fees for military & veterans

Fee- Free Day at National Parks – Free admission to the National Parks on November 11th for the last fee-free day this year (available to everyone, not just veterans/active duty military)

Northwest Freebies & Discounts:

Brown Bear Car WashFree car wash at any tunnel location on Veterans Day 11/11

Fairmont Empress HotelAfternoon high tea is at a reduced rate of $49/person for Veterans on Friday November 11, 2022. Reservations are highly recommended.

Farrelli’s Pizza – all active duty . military & veterans can get a free personal pizza of your choice on Veterans Day 11/11 (This has not yet been confirmed, we’ll update when we get confirmation)

Free Car Washes for Veterans – A giant list of car wash companies offering free car washes to veterans.

Select Goodwill locations, WA20% off coupon with military ID for veterans on Veterans’ Day 11/11

Hands on Children’s Museum (Olympia)1/2 price admission for military families on Veterans Day 11/11

Museum of Flight – Seattle. U.S. veterans and current U.S. military personnel will get FREE admission 

Point Defiance Zoo & AquariumFree admission. for veterans from Friday November 11th – Sunday November 13, 2022. And immediate family members can get 1/2 off admission.

Washington State Parks – Free admission to WA State Parks . This is actually available for everyone, not just military & Veterans.

Woodland Park Zoo Veterans Day – In honor of those who put themselves at risk in service to their community and country, the zoo extends free admission to all active, veteran and retired U.S. military personnel and their guest with valid service identification on Veterans Day, November 11th. Plus, up to six family members accompanying heroes with valid ID will receive $3 off admission on Veterans Day.

Let us know if you find any other discounts or freebies for Veteran’s Day, especially here in the Northwest with local companies, so we can add them to our list!








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