The following discounts have been confirmed by military.com for 2015, through either a press release or direct communication with the company. Visit the most up-to-date list here.
Keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service, which can include a VA Universal Access Card, military ID, DD-214, VSO card (groups like the VFW, DAV, AmVets, MOAA, FRA and The American Legion); some businesses will accept a picture of the veteran in uniform.
Note: Not all franchise locations participate in their national chain's Veterans Day programs – be sure to contact your nearest establishment, via phone or Web, to make sure they are participating.
Among the 2015 Veterans Day Restaurant Offerings:
54th Street Grill - Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal (up to $12) on Nov. 11.
Applebee’s – Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu on Nov. 11.
Arooga's - Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal from a fixed menu on Nov. 11.
Bakers Square - Veterans and active-duty military get a free breakfast from a set menu on Nov. 11.
Bar Louie – Nov. 10-11, veterans and active military personnel get a free meal up to a $12 value.
Bob Evans – Veterans and active military personnel receive a free breakfast from a select menu on Nov. 11.
Bonanza Steakhouses – Active-duty and retired military get a free buffet on Nov. 11, 4 p.m. to close.
Cattlemens – Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free small sirloin steak dinner on Nov. 11.
Cheeseburger in Paradise – Active and retired military personnel receive a complimentary burger with fries on Nov. 11.
Chili’s – Veterans and active military servicemembers get a free entrée from a limited menu on Nov. 11.
Cracker Barrel - Veterans get a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert during lunch and dinner on Nov. 11.
Denny’s – Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on Nov. 11 from 5 a.m. to noon at participating locations.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Active-duty military and veterans get a free lunch or dinner entrée on Nov. 11.
Friendly’s – Veterans and active military get a free breakfast, lunch or dinner from a limited menu on Nov. 11.
Golden Corral – Golden Corral Restaurants' Military Appreciation Night free dinner will be available on Nov. 11 from 5-9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and reserves are all welcome.
IHOP – Participating IHOP restaurants offer veterans and active-duty military free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 11.
Ikea - Veterans get a free entrée Nov. 8-11.
Krystal – Active and retired military receive a free Krystal chicken or sausage biscuit from 6-11 a.m. on Nov. 11.
Little Caesars – Veterans and active military members receive a free $5 Lunch Combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 11.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – On Nov. 8, participating McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants will offer a complimentary entrée to veterans from a special menu.
Max & Erma's – On Nov. 11, participating Max & Erma’s locations are offering veterans and active military personnel a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo meal.
Menchie's – All active and retired military personnel will receive a free 6-ounce frozen yogurt on Nov. 11.
Mission BBQ – Veterans and active-duty military get a free sandwich and a slice of cake on Nov. 11.
On the Border – Veterans and active-duty military can enjoy a free meal from the “Create Your Own Combo” menu on Nov. 11.
Orange Leaf – Veterans and active-duty military get a free cup of froyo on Nov. 11.
Outback Steakhouse – All active and former servicemembers receive a free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage on Nov. 11. Outback is also offering active and former servicemembers 15 percent off their meals Nov. 12 through Dec. 31.
Pondrosa Steakhouse – Active-duty and retired military get a free buffet on Nov. 11, 4 p.m. to close.
Red Hot & Blue – Veterans receive a free entrée with the purchase of a second entrée Nov. 9-11. Coupon required.
Red Lobster - Veterans, reserve and active-duty military personnel receive a free appetizer or dessert from a limited menu Nov. 9-12.
Red Robin – Veterans and active-duty military get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on Nov. 11.
Rock and Brews – Veterans and active military personnel receive a complimentary pulled pork sandwich with a side choice throughout the day on Nov. 11.
Ruby Tuesday - Veterans, active-duty and reserve servicemembers get a free appetizer on Nov. 11.
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill – Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill is offering a choice between complimentary hummus served with grilled herb flatbread or garlic cheese bread on Nov. 11.
Shoney's – Shoney's will offer a free All-American Burger to veterans and active-duty servicemembers on Nov. 11.
Sizzler - Sizzler offers active-duty and veteran military members a free lunch and beverage from a limited menu on Nov. 11 until 4 p.m.
Spaghetti Warehouse – From Nov. 9-11, buy one entrée and get the second entrée free. Coupon required.
Sticky Fingers - Veterans, active, inactive or retired servicemen and servicewomen get a free entrée up to a $12.99 value on Nov. 11. In addition to the free meal, veterans who dine-in get a coupon valued at $10 to be used on their next visit.
Texas Roadhouse – Locations nationwide will offer veterans a free lunch on Nov. 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Offer is good for active-duty, retired or former U.S. military.
TGIFriday's- Veterans and active-duty military get a free lunch from a select menu on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill – Veterans and active military get a free entrée or individual pizza with an entrée or pizza purchase of equal or greater value on Nov. 11.
Village Inn – Veterans and active military personnel receive a free breakfast on Nov. 11 from a select menu at participating locations. Village Inn is also providing a “Thank you For Your Service” card valid for 20 percent off on the next visit.
Wienerschnitzel – Veterans and active-duty military receive a free chili dog and a small Pepsi on Nov. 11.
World of Beer – All veterans and current servicemembers receive a free select draught beer on Nov. 11.
Among the 2015 Veterans Day Travel and Recreation Discounts:
9/11 Memorial and Museum – Veterans will receive free museum admission from Nov. 7-11.
Army Corp of Engineers Recreation Areas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve-component servicemembers, and their families at USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Nov. 11.
Colonial Williamsburg – Active-duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans and their direct dependents receive free Colonial Williamsburg admission for Veterans Day weekend (Nov. 6–11).
Harley-Davidson Museum – The Harley-Davidson Museum is offering free admission to active military, veterans and their families on Nov. 7, 8 and 11 in honor of Veterans Day.
Killington Resort – Active-duty, retired and honorably discharged members of the military receive a complimentary lift ticket on Nov. 11.
Knott’s Berry Farm – Knott's Berry Farm is offering free admission for veterans and active-duty military personnel and one guest, as well as six additional tickets for a discounted price, from Nov. 1 to Dec. 20.
Mariners’ Museum – Military members receive a special $5 admission price on Nov. 11.
Meineke Car Care Centers – On Nov. 11, veterans are encouraged to visit participating Meineke locations for a free basic oil change.
National Parks – On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, veterans will have access to over 100 national parks requiring entrance fees for free.
National Veterans Day Run – The National Veterans Day Run on Nov. 11 offers veterans and active-duty military a reduced-rate entry into the race, as well as discounted rates to their spouses and children between 13 and 18.
Red Roof Inn - Red Roof Inn is offering 15 percent off stays in the month of November to veterans, active-duty military and their families.
Westgate Resorts – Starting Nov. 11, the first 2,500 eligible servicemembers who complete an online military appreciation form will receive a complimentary three-day, two-night vacation. Veterans who don’t qualify are eligible for a 25 percent discount. Visit westgateresorts.com for the survey.
UFC GYM – Veterans and active-duty military, as well as their families, get free total gym access from Nov. 11-15 at participating UFC GYMs. UFC GYM is also offering a special basic training-themed Daily Ultimate Training class on Nov. 14.
World of Coca-Cola – Active-duty, reserves and retirees get free admission year-round, and Nov. 5-15, members of the armed forces may also purchase up to four half-price general admission tickets for their friends and family.
Among the 2015 Veterans Day Retailer Offerings:
adidas Employee Store - adidas shares the 50 percent employee discount with active-duty, veterans, and military retirees and their accompanied families year-round. Please show valid military ID for access.
Alfred Angelo – Military brides get a free wedding gown on Veterans Day. An appointment to the store must be made for Nov. 11 to qualify.
Alimond Studio – Veterans and active-duty servicemembers get a free headshot at Alimond Studio on Saturday, Nov. 7. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Leesburg, Va.
Bellhops – The moving company is offering free moving labor for veterans from Nov. 13 to Dec. 15. Veterans must call on Veterans Day to schedule an appointment.
Brides Across America – Brides Across America holds a wedding gown giveaway in partnership with bridal salons across the country in November to honor Veterans Day. Qualifying brides register to attend the event at a participating bridal salon by completing the registration form and paying a $20 fee. Once verified, you will be assisted in finding a gown from the selection.
Cardiac Life – For the month of November, Cardiac Life is offering veterans $15 CPR courses.
Carhartt’s – Active-duty and retired military servicemembers who present a military ID at one of Carhartt’s 21 company-owned stores will receive a complimentary exclusive hat, while supplies last.
Enterprise Car Sales – Active U.S. military members, veterans and their dependents get a Firestone Prepaid Maintenance Package with the purchase of any Enterprise vehicle during the month of November.
Firestone Complete Auto Care – Nov. 8-15, veterans and active-duty personnel receive an additional 10 percent off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.
Grace for Vets – Car washes from around the world who join this program offer free car washes to veterans and servicemembers on Nov. 11.
Great Clips – On Nov. 11, customers who come in for a service can get a free haircut card to give to their favorite veteran. Veterans can also receive a free haircut or get the free haircut card. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.
Home Depot – Home Depot offers a 10 percent discount to all veterans on Nov. 11. Home Depot offers the 10 percent discount year-round to active-duty and retirees.
Little Bra Company – Save 15 percent during the month of November on all regular-priced merchandise at the Little Bra Company when you shop online.
Lowe's – All veterans receive a 10 percent discount on Nov. 11. The offer is available in stores only.
Rack Room Shoes – Military personnel and their dependents get a 10 percent discount off entire purchase on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Sleep Number– From now until Nov. 15, active and veteran military members will receive exclusive discounts on Sleep Number products. Save up to $700 on select Sleep Number mattress sets.
Steve Madden – Steve Madden offers everyone 20 percent off the entire purchase, and servicemembers receive an additional 10 percent off on Nov. 11.
Tires Plus – Between Nov. 8-15, veterans and active-duty personnel receive an additional 10 percent off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.
Wheel Works – Between Nov. 8-15, veterans and active-duty personnel receive an additional 10 percent off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.