2021 Veterans Day Discounts & Deals

This week marks the 67th anniversary when Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. Since then, Veterans Day has become an institution unto itself with celebrations and ceremonies across the United States every year. Along the way, companies have joined the action by offering deals and discounts on many things ranging from haircuts to travel to free meals at thousands of establishments.

That said, below are some tips for Veterans, Servicemembers, and families who plan on heading out to take advantage of the myriad of deals.

  • Before you go, make sure to review the official site’s information and rules. Many sites may still be listing promotions from previous years that are no longer valid.  The links below take you to the official site’s information page.
  • Bring proof of military service like your VA ID card, your state’s DL showing you are a Veteran, a photo of you in uniform, your DD Form 214, your military ID card, or be in uniform. Company requirements for proof of service may vary so be prepared.
  • Pay attention to dates of Veterans Day offers as some may be for days other than Veterans Day or may be occurring over several days.
  • Most meals are going to be for dine-in only; again, check the site’s information.
  • If you’re planning of eating out, make sure to tip your server(s). It’s just good practice.
  • Read the small print for promotions that state they’re for participating locations only. Just because a restaurant is part of a national chain does not mean they are automatically offering deals. Franchisees may choose not to participate or may do so even if corporate doesn’t.
  • When in doubt, give the place a call and ask the questions. You can also pass the information on to fellow Veterans via social media to give them a head’s up on what’s what in your area.

To all Veterans out there, thank you for your service; you deserve every deal you can get your hands on out here!

Now, let’s get into it.


CHOW

  • Applebee’s: Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal when dining in from a special menu on November 11. And when dining in on November 11, military guests will receive a $5 bounce back card to redeem for dine-in, To Go or delivery within three weeks.
  • BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: On November 11, current and former military members receive a free entree from a select menu. Dine-in only.
  • Black Angus Steakhouse: Participating restaurants will offer veterans and active military an all-American steak plate, plus all the fixings and a nonalcoholic beverage, for $10.99 on Veterans Day. Must show military ID.
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp: Military personnel and their families receive 20% off food and retail purchases on Veterans Day.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: All day on Veterans Day, veterans and active-duty military who dine in or call for takeout at their local B-Dubs can receive a free order of boneless wings and a side of fries. At participating U.S. locations only.
  • California Pizza Kitchen: Veterans and active military get a complimentary entree and beverage when they dine in and show proof of service on November 11. In addition, all veterans who dine with California Pizza Kitchen will receive a BOGO, redeemable from November 12 through 20.
  • Cattleman’s: Active, inactive, and retired military personnel get a complimentary sirloin steak dinner in honor of Veterans Day. Sign up on their website on or before November 11 to receive your steak certificate. The offer will be emailed on November 12 and will be valid November 12 through 22 for outdoor dining or dine-in.
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar: Veterans and active-duty service members get a free meal from a select menu on November 11. Available for in-restaurant only.
  • Cici’s Pizza: Free adult buffet with valid active-duty or retired military ID on Veterans Day.
  • Claim Jumper: Veterans receive a free meal from a special menu at participating locations on November 11. Dine-in only.
  • Coco’s Bakery & Restaurant: All veterans and active-duty military receive a free slice of pie with proof of service. Plus buy one, get one free entrée for breakfast, lunch or dinner on Veterans Day.
  • Country Cookin’: All active, reserve, retired and honorably discharged members of the U.S. military are invited to dine on Veterans Day and receive a free salad bar or $5 off any entrée.
  • Country Kitchen: Active and retired military get a free Country Scramble on November 11 at participating locations. Dine-in only.
  • Cracker Barrel: During military family appreciation month, Cracker Barrel will offer in-store specials on Veterans Day for military veterans and promotions throughout November to support military families in partnership with Operation Homefront. On Veterans Day, veterans can receive a free slice of double fudge Coca-Cola cake with their meal.
  • Denny’s: All active, non-active or retired military personnel at all participating Denny’s restaurants nationwide will receive a free build-your-own grand slam breakfast on Veterans Day 5 a.m.-noon. Diners must show ID to receive this offer.
  • Dickey’s BBQ Pit: Free pulled pork classic sandwich is available this Veterans Day. To redeem in-store, veterans and current military personnel must present a military ID or valid proof of service.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts: On Veterans Day, veterans and active-duty military can enjoy a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary.
  • Golden Corral: All active and former military members can pick up a free “thank you meal” promotional card that’s good for one free lunch or dinner buffet and beverage throughout November. One promotional card per person.
  • Hooters: Veterans can stop in for 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of any 10 from a long list of wing styles on Veterans Day.
  • IHOP: All active duty and veterans are invited to come in and enjoy free red, white and blue Pancakes on Veterans Day, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • IKEA: Enjoy a free meal at Ikea on Veterans Day. Military ID required.
  • Joe’s Crab Shack: Veterans and active-duty service members get a free meal at participating locations on November 11. Joe’s Crab Shack will also hand out a $5 bonus card to all veterans and active military members that can be used from November 12 through December 31, 2021. The free meal has a value of $15.
  • Krispy Kreme: On Veterans Day, a doughnut and coffee will be on the house.
  • Little Caeser’s Pizza: On Veterans Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., veterans and active military members can receive a free lunch combo, which features four slices of Little Caesars popular Detroit-style deep-dish pizza, paired with a 20-ounce Pepsi product.
  • Logan’s Roadhouse: On Veterans Day, all active-duty and retired U.S. military personnel are invited to enjoy a free meal from the American roadhouse menu in honor of Veterans Day. This offer is available 3 p.m.-6 p.m. at all Logan’s Roadhouse restaurants nationwide.
  • Macaroni Grill: This Veterans Day, all veterans and active military receive a free mom’s ricotta meatballs + spaghetti with military ID.
  • McCormick & Schmick’s: Veterans and Gold Star families (parents and spouses) can enjoy a half-priced lunch or dinner at McCormick and Schmick’s on Nov. 8, 2021.
  • Mimi’s Cafe: Now through Nov. 13, 2021, 20% off for veterans and their families.
  • MOD Pizza: Sign up to receive a buy-one-get-one-free MOD-size pizza or salad with military ID by Nov. 8, and MOD will send you a coupon on Nov. 9 to redeem on Veterans Day.
  • Morton’s Steakhouse: All current and former military members enjoy 20% off on Veterans Day. Valid for parties up to four. Must show valid ID.
  • Mountain Mike’s: Enjoy 15% off any large pizza this Veterans Day.
  • Noah’s Bagels: Veterans can grab a free medium fresh-brewed hot or iced coffee with their breakfast on Veterans Day.
  • On The Border: This Veterans Day, veterans, retired and active-duty military will receive a free pick-two combo meal.
  • Outback Steakhouse: This Veterans Day, all military veterans, active service members can enjoy a free bloomin’ onion and Coca-Cola.
  • Peet’s Coffee: Free drip coffee or tea to members of our U.S. military and veterans on Veterans Day.
  • Red Lobster: On Veterans Day, to thank veterans, active-duty military and reservists, Red Lobster will offer a free appetizer or dessert from its select Veterans Day menu. To receive the offer, show a valid military ID.
  • Red Robin: Veterans and active military who are Red Robin Royalty members can redeem their free tavern double burger with steak fries any time between Nov. 12 and Nov. 30 for dine-in or to go. The offer will be automatically uploaded to your dashboard.
  • Smashburger: Veterans and active-duty military get a free double classic smash on Veterans Day.
  • Starbucks: On Veterans Day, active-duty service members, Reservists, veterans and military spouses are invited to enjoy a free tall (12-ounce) hot brewed coffee.
  • TCBY: First six-ounces are free for veterans and active military on Veterans Day.
  • Texas Roadhouse: Voucher for a free meal to all veterans and active-duty military 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Veterans Day. Vouchers will be distributed in the parking lots at Texas Roadhouse locations.
  • Wendy’s: Wendy’s nationwide are offering a free small breakfast combo with valid military ID on Veterans Day. No purchase is necessary.
  • Wienerschnitzel: On Veterans Day, Wienerschnitzel is offering a free chili dog with a small fry and a small Pepsi to veterans and active-duty service members. Bring your military ID or dress in a uniform.

HAIRCUTS

  • Great Clips: On Veterans Day, customers who come in for a haircut at any U.S. Great Clips salon will receive a free haircut card to give to an active/inactive/retired military member of any branch, including the National Guard. Veterans can also visit any U.S. Great Clips salon on November 11 to get either a free haircut that day or to pick up a free haircut card to use later.
  • Sport Clips: On Veterans Day, November 11, participating Sport Clips Haircuts stores will offer free haircuts for veterans and service members with a military I.D., and Sport Clips will donate $2 per haircare service toward this year’s Help A Hero Scholarships for veterans fundraising goal of $1.5 million. Check website for participating locations: https://sportclips.com/promotions-partnerships/help-a-hero/help-a-hero-2021.

RETAIL

  • Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES): On November 11, MILITARY STAR cardholders will receive various deals, including double the everyday gas savings with 10 cents off per gallon of fuel purchased at Exchange fuel locations, 15% off all purchases at participating Exchange restaurants and $10 off Exchange mall concession or kiosk purchases of $25 or more with coupon (see main store customer service for the coupon). Plus, Exchange stores will be handing out free challenge coins to veterans on November 11.
  • Bass Pro Shops: Veterans and active-duty military get 10% off (exclusions apply) both online and in-store, November 8 through 11. (Firearms and ammo discount is 5%.)
  • Bed Bath and Beyond: 25% off, valid now thru 11/11/20 – 11/14/20, veterans, active military, and military spouses. Military personnel can sign up online for the discount and the offer will be loaded to their My Offers wallet starting on 11/11.
  • Big Lots!: In honor of Veterans Day, Big Lots! has introduced of a year-round 10% discount for active military personnel and veterans who are members of the company’s Big Rewards program. The new “Always On” discount is available year-round online and at all Big Lots stores nationwide.
  • Cabela’s: Veterans, Military, law enforcement, EMTs, and firefighters are eligible for the Hometown Heroes discount – 10% off (exclusions apply) most purchases (5% off firearms and ammo). Online verification or valid ID required for discount.
  • Choice Hotels: Between Nov. 2 and Nov. 25 travelers will receive 20% off stays. 2021 Veterans Day deal not confirmed yet. Check back for updates daily.
  • Columbia Sportswear: Military personnel receive 20% off at all Columbia brand and outlet stores on November 11.
  • Commissaries: Throughout the month, commissary customers can expect to see special savings on frozen turkeys and other typical Thanksgiving items including rolls, pie fillings, pies, cooking oil, snack and cooking nuts, mixers, appetizers, vegetables (frozen and shelf stable) and stuffing.
  • Crunch Fitness: Veterans, active-duty military, and their families get a free week of gym membership from November 8 through 14 at 187 participating gyms across the country. Guests will also have the opportunity to join Crunch with a specially reduced $1 enrollment fee and receive their first month free.
  • David’s Bridal: Active and retired military members and their immediate families (and fiancés) get an additional 10% off the entire in-store purchase from November 9 through 11. Not valid online.
  • Dollar General: Veterans, active-duty military and their families get a 20% discount on in-store and online purchases on November 11 through 14.
  • Enterprise Car Sales: 11/1 – 11/30, all active U.S. military, veterans and dependents receive $300 off on used vehicle purchases.
  • GM Military Discount: General Motors is recognizing veterans every day of November with offers from Chevy, Buick, GMC and Cadillac.
  • Grace for Vets: On Nov. 11th, all veterans and service personnel get a free car wash at participating locations. Every year Grace For Vets, a non-profit organization, unites the car wash industry in 4 countries (U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia) with this program.
  • Hertz Car Sales: We are pleased to offer all military, veterans and their families a $350 discount at any of our used car dealerships using code MILITARY. Our used cars are affordable and include our Hertz Certification, so customers can be sure they are getting a quality vehicle. Thank you for your time and service!
  • Home Depot: A 10% discount is also offered to all other military veterans on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Veterans Day.
  • LL Bean: Get 10% off your order.
  • Lovesac: Get 20% off. Apply for your Heroes discount code before 11/4, then redeem your code by 11/21 to get 20% off.
  • Lowe’s Home Improvement: Lowe’s offers 10% off to all veterans and active duty service members every day by signing up for a MyLowes card (not a credit card).
  • Mattress Firm:
  • McAfee: Save $40 on the first year pricing for McAfee Antivirus Plus.
  • Meineke: Free Basic Oil Change or 50% Off Synthetic Oil Change on Veterans Day.
  • Microsoft: On Veterans Day (and every day), Microsoft offers up to 10% off select products for active, former, and retired military personnel and their families. Delivery supported to APO/FPO.
  • Office Depot/Office Max: Veterans and military get 20% off in store. Offer expires 12/21/21.
  • Rack Room Shoes: Military personnel and dependents get 10% off their entire purchase on Veterans Day, Memorial Day and 4th of July.
  • Samsung: Veterans, active military members and their families get up to 30% off on phones, tablets, smartwatches and more when shopping on Samsung.com. This includes products such as Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Flip3, Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Buds2.
  • ShopVCS.com: Up to 55% off sitewide on everything over $20 – including military pride gear, apparel, footwear, watches, jewelry, gifts and more for Veterans enrolled in VA and their family members.
  • Sleep Number Military Discount: 20% OFF ALL smart beds, ALL adjustable bases and most bedding.
  • Staples: Nov. 7 – Nov. 13 all active-duty military personnel, reservists, retired or disabled veterans and their immediate families get a 25% discount.
  • Target: Get 10% off two separate purchases when you join Target Circle & verify your military status. Redeemable Oct 31 – Nov 13.
  • Tractor Supply Company: On November 11, Veterans will receive 15 percent off their entire purchase. Offer available at all Tractor Supply locations.
  • TRX Training: In honor of your service, all current and former Military members-and dependents can receive 20% off TRX products and accessories. There are no exclusions to this discount and no expiration of the offer.
  • Under Armour: 20% off all purchases for all Active Duty Service Members, Retirees, Veterans, Military Spouses, Military Family Members.
  • Walgreens: Offering a 20% discount to all Veterans, Active duty military Nov. 11 through Nov. 15 in honor of Veterans Day. Must present a Balance® Rewards card and valid Military ID or proof of service to receive discount on eligible items.

TRAVEL

  • Amtrak: 10% off travel to veteran and active military service members between Aug. 25 and Jan 31. On select California trains, Veterans save 15% (Pacific Surfliner, Capitol Corridor and San Joaquins).
  • Aquarium of the Pacific: Veterans and military personnel get free admission on November 11.
  • Beaches Resorts: An extra 10% off combined with other current promotions for all Military during the month of November + free catamaran cruise.
  • Bed and Breakfast Inns in the U.S. and Canada: Get a free stay with the 9th Annual B&Bs for Vets military specials. Get a free stay on or around Veterans Day. See site for participating B & Bs.
  • Caesars Hotels: Get up to 35% off Caeser’s hotels across the US from November 4 – 14.
  • Everyday California: Active duty, retired military personnel, and their families get free gear and water sport rentals including kayak, snorkel, surfboard, and stand-up paddleboard for up to two hours, the entire week of Veterans Day (November 8 through 12). Plus, get 20% off in-store and online on November 11 with code VETERAN.
  • La Quinta by Wyndham: Eligible military members get 12% off the Best Available Rate at participating La Quinta by Wyndham hotels. Plus, Wyndham Rewards members receive 500 bonus points for qualified stays booked by December 12 and completed by December 13, 2021.
  • National Park Service: The U.S. National Park Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites during Veterans Day. Go online to find a national forest or grassland near you.
  • Sandals Resorts: Military get an additional 10% off  & applicable bookings get a $250 spa credit to combine with current available promotions.
  • Seaworld Parks & Entertainment Veterans Discount: Veterans and Active Duty military receive location-based discounts or free admission. Veterans promotion includes SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio, SeaWorld San Diego, Busch Gardens Tampa, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and Sesame Place Langhorne.  The program does not include Discovery Cove® in Orlando or Aquatica, SeaWorld’s WaterparkTM.
  • Super 8 by Wyndham: Active and retired military members, veterans and their families can enjoy 15% off the Best Available Rate at participating Super 8 by Wyndham hotels. Plus, Wyndham Rewards members receive 500 bonus points for qualified stays booked by December 12 and completed by December 13, 2021.
  • Wyndham Hotels & Resorts: Eligible military members can enjoy 15% or more off their Best Available Rate at participating Wyndham Rewards Hotels across the U.S. and Canada. Plus, Wyndham Rewards members receive 500 bonus points. Book by December 12 and complete your stay by December 13, 2021. Plus, confirm your military status and you’ll be automatically upgraded to a Wyndham Rewards GOLD level membership. After completing your first qualifying stay, you’ll receive 500 bonus points.
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