Proof of service is usually required to redeem a Veterans Day freebie, and can include your military ID, wearing your uniform for active duty personnel, discharge papers, or a Veterans Affairs card.
Most offers do not require coupons or additional purchases unless otherwise noted, and most are available nationally unless otherwise stated. Call ahead to your nearest location to verify participation before you head out!
Best freebies and deals for Veterans Day 2015
- 54th Street Grill & Bar -- Veterans and active-duty military eat free up to $12.
- Applebee's -- Vets and active-duty military eat free from a special Veterans Day menu.
- BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse -- Enjoy any free entree under $12.95!
- Buffalo Wild Wings -- Vets and active-duty personnel score a free small order of wings plus fries with proof of service!
- BurgerFi -- Snag a free sundae with any purchase! BTW, their sundaes are awesome.
- California Pizza Kitchen -- Vets and active duty military choose a free entree from this special menu.
- Denny's -- Active and non-active military plus vets can score a free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5am to noon on Veterans Day.
- Dollar General -- Save 11% off your total purchase either in stores or online!
- Golden Corral -- The annual Military Appreciation Dinner is scheduled tonight from 5pm to 9pm. No ID is required; all active duty servicemembers and veterans are welcome.
- Grace for Vets -- Free car washes for veterans and service members at participating locations (here in San Antonio, it looks like many 7-11 locations are included!)
- Great Clips -- Snag a free haircut today, or if you don't have time, swing by for a free haircut card that can be used through the end of the year!
- Hooters -- All veterans and current servicemen and women can snag a free entree with purchase of any drink. Choose from a 10-piece wings order, a buffalo chicken sandwich, a buffalo chicken salad, or the Hooters burger.
- IHOP -- Free red, white, & blue pancakes 7am to 7pm free for veterans and active duty military. I like their tagline this year: "Those Who Serve Will be Served."
- Krispy Kreme -- Active duty military and vets can snag a free doughnut and small coffee, no ID required!
- Little Caesar's -- Free Hot & Ready $5 Lunch Combo from 11am to 2pm!
- Long John Silver's -- Free 2-piece fish basket now through Friday, November 13 at participating locations. Strongly recommend calling ahead on this one; judging from the comments on the LJS Facebook post, there has been some confusion in stores on this promotion.
- Meineke -- Snag a free oil change for any veteran today -- walk-ins welcome!
- Olive Garden -- Vets and active-duty military eat for free (choose from Olive Garden's top seven entrees) plus military spouses and family members receive 10% off their bill.
- Orange Leaf Yogurt -- Free cup of froyo (up to 11 ounces) for all retired and active-duty military personnel with proof of service. This is my dad's favorite freebie to get each year!
- Red Robin -- Free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Veterans Day.
- Shoney's -- Free All-American Burger plus fries for all active-duty personnel or vets. A coupon is required for this one; click the link to grab yours!
- Starbucks -- Free coffee today for active duty and retired servicemembers (including reservists!) and military spouses!
- Texas Roadhouse -- Free lunch from the special Veterans Day menu. You can also snag a free soda, iced tea, or coffee!
- Twin Peaks -- Enjoy a free menu item from the special Veterans Day menu.