Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts 2021 – 40+ Deals for Restaurants, Retail Stores, NW & National Events

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Veterans Day Freebies and DIscounts

Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts 2021

We’re sharing our 11th annual Veteran’s Day big list of discounts & freebies! Veteran’s Day is Thursday,  November 11th & 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 can get a FREE Applebee’s Signature Entree out of select menu options on November 11th. Dine-in only. Beverages & gratuity not included. {this does say it could vary what is being offered based on the location this year}

BJ’s –  Free entree up to $14.95  + free Dr Pepper drink for active duty & veterans with military ID, November 11th

Buffalo Wild Wings –  10 free boneless wings and a side of fries. Dine in or take out. At participating U.S. locations only.

California Pizza Kitchen –  All veterans and active-duty military members receive a FREE meal from a select menu of pizza, pasta & salads  at CPK on 11/11. Plus, when you dine in, you’ll receive a special offer to use in the next week.

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.

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.

Famous Dave’s –  Free Georgia Pork Chopped Sandwich + Side for all Military and veterans Nov. 11 . Choose two different meats and one side and a Corn Bread Muffin.

Golden Corral – Free Thank-You dinner for veterans & active-duty military on Thursday, November 11th from 5pm – close. Find a location near you.

IHOPFree Red White & Blue Pancakes from IHOP on November 11th for active duty military & veterans

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

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

Krispy Kreme- Free 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.

McGrath’sFree entree from select meal for military & veterans on November 11th (locations in Oregon)

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

Red Lobster Veterans Day  – FREE appetizer or dessert to all veterans and active-duty military on November 11th. Dine in only.

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)

Shari’sBuy one entrée and receive one of equal or lesser value at no charge on November 11, 2021.

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

Wendy’sFree Breakfast Combo for active duty military & veterans

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 10, 2021.

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. 

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

Farrelli’s Pizza – all active duty . military & veterans can get a free personal pizza of your choice on Veterans Day 11/11

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 

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 spouses 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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