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Updated November 8, 2021

Veterans Day is November 11, and to help honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, businesses nationwide are offering a variety of free items and discounts as a “Thank You for Your Service.” Here, we highlight some of the top freebies and discounts that are available to veterans.

All offers are valid Veterans Day only: Thursday, November 11, 2021.*

Food & Beverage

Bob Evans

Veterans and active-duty military receive one free dinner from a special menu of seven homestyle favorites at local restaurants. Dine-in only.


Veterans and active-duty military are being offered free red, white, and blue pancakes.

Lucille’s BBQ 

Veterans and active-duty military receive a free Lucille’s Original Pulled Pork Sandwich and one side item. Must show proof of service. During the month of November, dine at any Lucille’s location and round up your bill to the nearest dollar so your generous donations will support Operation Homefront’s Holiday Meals for Military.

Red Robin

Veterans and active-duty military who are Red Robin Royalty members are being offered a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries anytime between November 1–14, 2021, for dine-in or to-go. 

California Pizza Kitchen 

Veterans and active duty military get a free entrée and beverage when they dine-in. In addition, all veterans who dine with California Pizza Kitchen will receive a BOGO, redeemable from November 12–20.


Veterans and active-duty service members get a free meal from a select menu. Available for dine-in only.


Veterans and active military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam, from 5 am to Noon. Dine-in only.

Texas Roadhouse 

Texas Roadhouse will hand out vouchers for one free dinner at the stores’ parking lots from 11 am to 2 pm. Veterans and active-duty military can redeem their vouchers when the restaurant opens for dinner, through May 30, 2022.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse 

BJ’s is serving those who have served their country by once again teaming up with Dr Pepper® to offer a free meal from a select menu and a free Dr Pepper® beverage to all current military personnel and veterans with proof of service.

Red Lobster 

In honor of Veterans Day, and to thank veterans, active-duty military, and reservists for their service, Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer or dessert.

Olive Garden 

Free entrée from a special menu for each veteran and current member of the military. Simply show proof of military service. Dine-in only. All entrées include freshly baked garlic breadsticks and choice of homemade soup or famous house salad.


Great Clips 

Veterans and active-duty military can visit a U.S. Great Clips salon to receive either a free haircut that day or a free haircut card to use later.

Sports Clips 

Some locations will be offering free haircuts to veterans and active-duty service members. Visit the Sports Clips website for details and participating locations.

Retail & Services

Bed Bath & Beyond 

For active-duty U.S. military, veterans, and spouses, Bed Bath & Beyond is offering 25% off any in-store purchase. Call or visit your nearest location for details.


Target is offering all U.S. active-duty military personnel, veterans, and their families a 10% discount off the guest’s full basket. To receive the offer, guests must first demonstrate eligibility by registering at After eligibility has been verified, an exclusive, one-time use 10% Target Circle offer will be available for the guest to use in-store or online.


Military, veterans, and their families receive 20% off eligible, regular-price purchases when using myWalgreens membership.

Grace for Vets 

Veterans and service personnel are being offered a free car wash. Grace for Vets is a non-profit organization that has gathered over 1,500 independent car washes in four countries to offer this free car wash service. Visit the Grace for Vets website for details.


Exclusively serves active duty, reserve, veterans, and DoD civilians with discounted airfare, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and event tickets.

National Parks 

All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission.
Learn about more Veterans Day discounts here.


* Unless noted otherwise. Must show proof of service to receive discount. Some offers require loyalty membership.

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