2016 Veterans Day discounts

Military.com has compiled a list of free or reduced goods and services offered to servicemembers, veterans and their families by businesses and organizations in honor of Veterans Day. The list will continue to be updated as it gets closer to Nov. 11.

Keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service, which can include a VA veterans health identification card, military ID, DD-214 or veterans service organization card (e.g., The American Legion, VFW, DAV, AmVets, MOAA and FRA. In some cases businesses will accept a picture of the veteran in uniform.

Note: Not all franchise locations participate in their national chain's Veterans Day programs so contact your nearest establishment to make sure they are participating.

Restaurant Discounts on Nov. 11:

54th Street Grill – Veterans and active-duty military get a free entrée.

Applebee’s – Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu.

Arga’s – Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal from a fixed menu.

Back Yard Burgers - On Nov. 11, active-duty servicemembers and veterans get a free Back Yard Classic Burger.

Bakers Square - Veterans and active-duty military get a free breakfast from a set menu on Nov. 11.

Bar Louie - On Nov. 11, veterans and active military personnel get a free appetizer or entrée.

Ben’s Soft Pretzels – Veterans receive a free jumbo soft pretzel at participating locations.

BJ's Restaurant - Active-duty military and veterans receive a complimentary entree under $12.95 on Nov. 11.

BLT Steak - On Nov. 11, parties of two or less receive a 50 percent discount, and parties of three or more receive a 25 percent discount, for veterans and active-duty military.

Bob Evans – Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from a select menu. Bob Evans is also offering a 10 percent discount to all veterans and active-duty military from Nov. 12 to Dec. 31 for dine-in and carryout purchases.

Bonanza Steakhouses - Active-duty and retired military get a free buffet on Nov. 11.

Boston Market - Active-duty or retired military personnel and their families can receive one free brownie or cookie with any purchase on Nov. 11.

Bubba's 33 – Veterans and active-duty military get a free lunch.

Buffalo Wild Wings - Veterans and active-duty military personnel receive one small order of wings and a side of fries for free on Nov. 11 all day.

Burntwood Tavern – Veterans and active-duty military get a free lunch or dinner.

Calhoun's - Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal on Nov. 11.

California Pizza Kitchen - Veterans and active military receive a complimentary entrée from a special menu on Nov. 11.

CentraArchy Restaurants – Veterans and active-duty military get a free entrée and 25 percent off to their accompanied family at participating restaurants.

Cheeseburger in Paradise - Veterans receive a free burger with fries on Nov. 11.

Chevys Fresh Mex – Veterans and active-duty military can select one complimentary item from a special menu from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Chicken Salad Chick - On Nov. 11, veterans and active-duty military receive one sandwich or scoop of their choice of chicken salad, one side, a pickle spear, a cookie and a drink.

Chili's - Veterans and active military servicemembers get a free meal from a limited menu on Nov. 11.

Chipotle - Active0duty military, reserves, National Guard, veterans and spouses get a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) deal from 3:00 p.m. to close on Nov. 11.

Chuck E. Cheese's - Active and retired military members can enjoy a free individual 1-topping pizza on Nov. 11.

City Barbecue - Veterans and troops get a free sandwich platter on Nov. 11.

Claim Jumper - On Nov. 14, all Claim Jumper locations will provide veterans with a complimentary meal from a special menu.

Coco's Bakery - Veterans and active duty get a free slice of pie on Nov. 11.

Country Cookin - Veterans receive a free meal from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Cracker Barrel - Veterans get a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake 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.

El Torito – Veterans and active-duty military can select one complimentary item from a special menu from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Famous Dave's - On Nov. 11, former and current military personnel will receive a free Two Meat Combo.

Farmer Boys - Veterans and active-duty military receive a free Big Cheese burger on Nov. 11.

Fazoli's - Veterans get a free Build Your Own Pasta Bowl on Nov. 11.

Figaro's Pizza - Veterans and active-duty servicemembers get a complimentary medium 1-topping pizza on Nov. 11.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Active-duty military and veterans get a free lunch or dinner entrée on Nov. 11.

Fogo de Chao - Veterans and active-duty personnel will receive 50 percent off their meal on Nov. 11, and up to three additional guests will receive 10 percent off their meals.

Friendly’s – Veterans and active-duty military can receive a free breakfast, lunch or dinner from a limited menu.

Glory Days Grill - Veterans get a free appetizer on Nov. 11.

Golden Corral – Golden Corral Restaurants' Military Appreciation Night free dinner will be Nov. 14, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and reserves are all welcome.

Gordon Biersch - Veterans and active military personnel receive a free appetizer on Nov. 11.

Green Mill Restaurant and Bar - Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal on Nov. 11.

Hickory Tavern – Veterans and active-duty military get 50 percent off all food and non-alcoholic beverages all day.

Hooters – Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal from a select menu at participating locations.

Hoss's Steak and Sea House - Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal from a select menu on Nov. 11.

Houlihan’s – Active-duty military and veterans receive one free entrée, valued up to $15, with purchase of an additional entrée.

Hurricane Grill and Wings - Veterans and active-duty personnel get a complimentary entrée and non-alcoholic beverage on Nov. 11 from a limited menu.

Hy-Vee - Veterans and active-duty military members get a free breakfast buffet on Nov. 11.

IHOP – Participating IHOP restaurants offer veterans and active-duty military free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

IKEA - Veterans get a free entrée from Nov. 7-11.

JJ’s Red Hots – Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal, including unlimited hot dogs, sausages, sides and non-alcoholic drinks all day.

Krystal - All guests with their military ID may receive a complimentary breakfast Sausage Biscuit from opening until 11 a.m. on Nov. 11.

LaMar's Donuts - Veterans and active-duty military get a free donut and 12 oz. coffee at participating locations on Nov. 11.

LongHorn Steakhouse - Active-duty military, veterans and their families get a complimentary appetizer or dessert on Nov. 11. Guests who dine with a veteran will also receive 10 percent off their meal.

Max & Erma's - On Nov. 11, participating Max & Erma’s locations are offering veterans and active military personnel a free Best Cheeseburger in America.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – On Nov. 6, participating McCormick & Schmick's Seafood restaurants will offer a complimentary entrée to veterans and Gold Star families from a special menu.

Menchie's - All active and retired military personnel will receive a free 6 oz. frozen yogurt on Nov. 11.

Mimi’s Cafe – Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary entrée with the purchase of any non-alcoholic beverage on Nov. 11. On Nov. 12 and 13, veterans and active-duty military get their choice of breakfast, lunch or dinner entrées on the Veterans Day menu for $5.99.

Mission BBQ – Veterans and active-duty military get a free sandwich and a slice of cake.

Native Grill & Wings – Veterans and active-duty military get any menu item up to $11.99 for free all day.

Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub - On Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., veterans and active military get a free lunch with purchase of an entrée.

O’Charley’s – Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal.

Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom - Veterans and active military get a free appetizer on Nov. 11.

Olive Garden - Active-duty military and veterans get a free entrée from a special menu 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.

Outback Steakhouse - All active and retired 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.

Panera Bread Orlando - free You Pick Two Meal after showing proof of military service on Nov. 11.

Perkins - Active-duty military and veterans get a free Magnificent Seven meal on Nov. 11.

Pizza Schmizza - Veterans and active-duty servicemembers get a free slice of pizza on Nov. 11 between 1 and 4 p.m.

Ponderosa Steakhouse - Active duty and retired military get a free buffet on Nov. 11.

Primanti Bros. - Veterans and active-duty military get a free sandwich from 4 p.m. to close on Nov. 11.

Red Hot & Blue – Veterans receive a free entrée with the purchase of a second entrée from Nov. 9-11. Coupon required.

Red Lobster – Veterans, reserve and active-duty military receive a free appetizer or dessert from a limited menu Nov. 10 and 11.

Red Robin - Veterans and active-duty military get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on Nov. 11.

RibCrib – Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal.

Rock and Brews – Veterans and active-duty military receive a complimentary pulled pork sandwich.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery - Veterans and active military get a free appetizer on Nov. 11.

Rosebud Restaurant - All currently serving and retired veterans get half off a second entrée purchase for lunch with the purchase of an entrée on Nov. 11.

Ruby Tuesday - Veterans, active-duty and reserve servicemembers get a free appetizer on Nov. 11.

Sheetz - Veterans and active-duty military personnel get a free 6-inch turkey sub, regular-size fountain drink and a car wash at all Sheetz locations on Nov. 11.

Shoney's – Veterans and active-duty military get a free All-American Burger.

Spaghetti Warehouse - From Nov. 11-13, buy one entrée and get the second entrée free. Coupon required.

Sticky Fingers - Veterans and active military get a free pulled pork sandwich with baked beans and cole slaw all day on Nov. 11.

Stir Crazy - Veterans and active duty military get a free chicken or steak fresh market bar on Nov. 11.

Tap House Grill – Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary meal.

Texas Roadhouse – Locations nationwide will offer veterans and active-duty military a free lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

TGIFriday's - Veterans and active-duty military get a free lunch on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Travel Centers of America - Military veterans who are CDL holders receive a free meal with beverage on Nov. 11.

Twin Peaks – Veterans and active-duty military get a free menu item from a special menu.

Village Inn - Veterans and active military personnel receive a free Inn-Credible V.I.B. Breakfast on Nov. 11.

White Castle – Veterans and active-duty military receive a free combo meal.

Wienerschnitzel – Veterans and active-duty military receive a free chili dog, small fries and a 20-ounce drink.

World of Beer - All veterans and current servicemembers receive a free select draught beer on Nov. 11.

Yard House – Veterans and active-duty military receive a complimentary appetizer.

Travel & Recreation Discounts

9/11 Memorial and Museum– Veterans will receive free museum admission as well as half-price museum tickets for up to two family members from Nov. 9-13.

Aquarium of the Pacific – Veterans and military personnel get free admission on Nov. 11.

Army Corps 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 the USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide Nov. 11.

B&Bs for Vets – Complimentary rooms will be offered to veterans on Nov. 10-11.

Birmingham Zoo - All active and retired military, veterans and their dependents will receive free admission on Nov. 11, 12 and 13.

Book Taxi Group - BookTaxiBarcelona Group, in honor of Veterans Day, will offer between Nov. 11 and Dec. 31 up to a 10 percent discount in airport private transfers at over 400 locations worldwide.

Boston Bruins – In conjunction with Military Appreciation Night on Nov. 10, all military will receive 20 percent off at the ProShop and all Fan Zone locations on the night of the game.

Colonial Williamsburg - Military families can receive a free admission ticket Nov. 11-14.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden – Veterans get free admission on Nov. 11.

Harley-Davidson Museum – The Harley-Davidson Museum is offering free admission to active military, veterans and their families from Nov. 11-13.

Jefferson Lines - Jefferson Lines is offering free travel to veterans from Nov. 4-22.

Killington Resort – Active-duty, retired and honorably discharged members of the military receive a complimentary lift ticket on Nov. 11.

Knotts Berry Farm – Active-duty military and veterans receive free admission for themselves and one guest, as well as six additional tickets for a discounted price, Nov. 1-18 and Nov. 28-Dec. 16.

LEGOLAND Florida - Veterans get free admission Nov. 1-20, as well as 50 percent off tickets for up to six accompanying guests.

Main Event - Active-duty military and veterans bowl for free from open to 3 p.m. on Nov. 11.

Mariners' Museum - Free admission is offered to all military and up to four of their immediate family members on Nov. 11.

Mount Vernon - All active-duty, former or retired military personnel are admitted for free on Nov. 11.

National Parks – Veterans will have access to over 100 national parks that require 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.

National World War I Museum & Memorial – On Veterans Day weekend (Nov. 11-13), admission is free for veterans and active-duty military personnel, and half-price for the public.  

Natural History Museum of Utah – Veterans and one additional guest each receive free admission on Nov. 11.

Newseum – Active-duty and veterans, plus one guest, receive free admission Nov. 11-13.

NY Waterway Ferry - NY Waterway will provide free ferry/bus service for all active-duty and retired military personnel with valid ID on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11. Those presenting valid ID to deckhands will ride for free.

Oregon Ducks - Veterans and active duty military are invited to attend the Nov. 11 men's basketball game vs. Army. A military discount is offered on lower-level tickets at $10 (up to a $25 value) and upper-level tickets at $5 (up to a $10 value).

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium – From Nov. 11-13, active-duty servicemembers and veterans receive free admission. Immediate family members will receive half-off general admission.

Pro Football Hall of Fame - Throughout the month of November, active members of the military and veterans plus one guest will be allowed free entry.

Queen Mary – Free admission to active servicemembers, retired military personnel, veterans and special discounts for their family members on Nov. 11.

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.

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden – Active-duty and retired military receive free admission on Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Southampton Inn - Veterans get a special $125 nightly rate for any stay in November (except for Thanksgiving).

UFC Gym - Active-duty and veteran military personnel as well as their families get VIP status Nov. 11-13. VIP attendees will receive total gym access, including a special class on Nov. 12.

Westgate Resorts - Beginning Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. EST, the first 1,000 eligible servicemembers who complete the online military appreciation form and place a fully refundable $75 deposit will receive a complimentary three-day, two-night vacation for up to four people at Westgate Town Center May 5-7, 2017. All veterans get a special 25 percent savings on Veterans Day for rooms across their entire portfolio of 28 properties.

World of Coca-Cola Atlanta - The World of Coca-Cola grants complimentary admission to all military members (active duty, reserves and retirees) year-round, but the attraction is expanding the offer to their loved ones. From Thursday, Nov. 3 to Sunday, Nov. 13, members of the armed forces may purchase up to four half-price general admission tickets for their friends and family.Tickets may be purchased with a valid Armed Forces ID card at the ticketing windows.

Zoo Atlanta – Veterans, active-duty, retired and reserve members get free admission and $4 off general admission for up to six accompanying guests on Nov. 11.

Veterans Day Retailer Discounts

American Family Care - Military veterans get a free flu shot on Nov. 11.

Army & Air Force Exchange Service - The Exchange is offering Veterans Day deals on various items, including holiday gift items and food court and mall purchases, starting Nov. 10.

Bed Bath and Beyond - Veterans, active duty, reserves, Guard and spouses get 25 percent off their entire purchase Nov. 10-13.

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 $30 fee. Once verified, you will be assisted in finding a gown from the selection.

Brooks Brothers - Active-duty military and veterans get 25 percent off in-store purchases Nov. 8-11.

Dollar General - Activ-duty servicemembers, veterans and their families get an 11 percent discount on qualifying purchases on Nov. 11.

Enterprise Car Sales - Active-duty military members, veterans and their dependents get a Firestone Prepaid Maintenance Package with any used vehicle purchase during the month of November.

Firestone Complete Auto Care – Between Nov. 11 and 13, 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.

Grease Monkey - for Veteran's Day we offer special promotions for veterans and active military that include free, 50 percent or $10 off a full-service oil change at participating locations.

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 for active duty and retirees.

iPic Theaters - Former and current military members get a free ticket on Nov. 11.

JCPenney - In honor of Veteran’s Day, JCPenney will offer a 5 percent discount from Nov. 10-13 to current and former military personnel and their immediate family members with valid military or VA identification provided in-store. The discount can be combined with additional coupons and special offers, including a $10 off $25 coupon with any form of payment or 20 percent off coupon when paying with a JCPenney credit card.

Lowe's – All veterans receive a 10 percent discount on Nov. 11. The offer is available in stores only.

Meineke – On Nov. 11, all veterans will receive a free basic oil change at participating locations.

Publix - Veterans, military personnel and their families save 10 percent on groceries on Nov. 11.

Rack Room Shoes – Military personnel and their dependents get a 10 percent discount off an entire purchase on Nov. 11.

Scottsdale Bullion & Coin - Veterans and active military members are offered an exclusive 1 percent discount on all purchases made between Nov. 9 and Nov. 11.

Sleep Number – Through Nov. 14, active and veteran military members will receive exclusive discounts on Sleep Number products. Save up to $700 on select Sleep Number mattress sets.

SMARTBOX – the portable moving and storage company provides a discount on moving and storage services for active military troops. See www.smartboxmovingandstorage.com/military-storage-and-moving-discounts for more.

Sport Clips – Participating locations are offering veterans and active-duty servicemembers free haircuts on Nov. 11.

Tires Plus – Between Nov. 11 and 13, veterans and active duty personnel receive an additional 10 percent off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.

TOPS – Veterans and active military personnel receive an 11 percent discount off a total order on Nov. 11.

Under Armour - Active-duty, retirees and veterans get 15 percent off on all orders through Nov. 12.

Western Union – Western Union is offering consumers the opportunity to make U.S. domestic money transfers - and transfers to and from U.S. military bases around the world where Western Union has a retail agent location - for zero fee on Veterans Day using promo code HERO. These fee-free transactions, with no dollar amount limit, can be made online at wu.com, with the Western Union app or at one of the 47,000 participating U.S. agent locations.

Wheel Works – Between Nov. 11 and 13, veterans and active-duty personnel receive an additional 10 percent off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.