Veterans Day is a time to honor those who have served in our country’s armed forces, and many businesses have programs that offer benefits, discounts, deals and free items or services for our vets! Here at SavvyOnlineShoppers.com we want to THANK our veterans, from whatever branch they may have served for their willingness to place themselves potentially ‘in harms way’ for our country and the freedom that we enjoy as Americans.
Veterans Day 2019 Freebies
The following list is a compilation of various sources on the internet as best we can determine. SavvyOnlineShoppers.com assumes no liability for the accuracy of the information provided, nor of the participation of any establishment that may be listed. That said… Here is a list of companies that are offering FREE items and DEALS for veterans on Veterans Day 2019:
Stores and Services:
Academy Sports & Outdoor – Oct. 27 – Nov. 11, 2019 get 10% off at Academy. Active duty military, veterans and their spouses.
American Family Care – Free flu shots for veterans on November 11.
Amtrak – 20% off travel to veteran and active military service members between Aug. 25 and Jan.31, 2021.
Bed, Bath and Beyond – 25% off your whole shopping cart for veterans on Veterans Day.
Big Lots – Military veterans get 11% off in store on Veterans Day.
Brenden Theaters -On November 11th, veterans get in to see one movie for free. Must present a valid military ID or DD Form 214.
Brides Across America – Free wedding gown event – During the month of November Brides Across America is partnering with bridal salons across the nation to giveaway wedding dresses to qualified military brides. All military brides must pre-register online.
Divi Resorts is offering military families up to 50% off all resorts on Aruba, Bonaire, Barbados and St. Maarten. This limited-time offer runs from now until November 27, 2019 for travel through December 20, 2019.
Cabela’s – 5% discount for Military Personnel (active and retired military, active reservists and VA recipients) plus Law-Enforcement, Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service personnel (EMS) with proof of service. Cabela’s is hosting Hometown Heroes events. Check individual store events for Veterans Day activities and possible additional discounts.
Dollar General – 11% off total purchase in-store or online on Veterans Day for veterans and active military and their family members. Shop online with promo code MILITARY11. (participating locations)
Duane Reade – Offers a 20% discount to all Veterans, Active duty military Nov. 9 through Veterans Day Nov. 11. Must present a Balance® Rewards card and valid Military ID or proof of service to receive discount on eligible items.
Enterprise Car Sales – for the month of November, 2019, all active U.S. military, veterans and dependents, get a Firestone prepaid maintenance package valued at $300 when they purchase a pre-owned vehicle from Enterprise.
Eyemart Express – 20 percent off their eyewear purchase when they visit an Eyemart Express, Vision4Less, Visionmart Express, or Eyewear Express store.
Food Lion – Veterans, active military members and their families receive a 10% MVP discount on Monday, November 11th, 2019.
Free Car Washes – 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 four countries (U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia) with this program. (Call for participation)
Free Hair Cut – While too many to list, many local hair clip and barber shops offer free hair cuts on Veterans Day to Veterans and active duty armed forces members. Call stores in your local area to confirm.
Free Oil Change – Oil changes are free to Veterans and active duty armed forces members at many participating local oil change centers including participating name brand oil service centers. Call stores in your local area to confirm. Many are offering the free oil change for several days around Veterans Day.
Galaxy Theaters – Free medium popcorn for veterans and active military from 11/8 – 11/11.
Goodyear Auto Service/Just Tires – Locations nationwide are offering free Veterans Day Weekend car care checks and free tire installation to active and retired US military members. Includes inspection of tires, brakes, alignment, battery, wiper blades, and shock and struts. Plus receive free tire installation with any tire purchase. Eligible Active and retired military members with a valid military ID can schedule appointments Nov. 8 – 11 for service through Nov. 16.
Great Clips Free Haircut – 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. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.
Home Depot – A 10% discount is also offered to all other military veterans on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Veterans Day.
Jefferson Lines – Book a ticket between November 1-11 at your local depot, and receive a free one-way or round-trip travel with proof of military ID/personal ID. Free tickets available for travel departing on Nov. 11th through Nov. 27th for one-way and round-trip tickets.
Jiffy Lube – Free Oil Change for veterans on Veterans Day
Lowe’s Home Improvement – Free, full-size American flags on Veterans Day to the first 100 customers at each store with any purchase. Also free mini, parade-size flags, up to 1,000, at each store. 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).
Main Event Bowling – Monday, November 11th all active-duty and retired U.S. military personnel get a free entrée from a special menu. Plus, all military personnel will receive 30 minutes of game play.
Publix Supermarkets – Active and retired military and family members receive a 10% percent discount on Veteran’s Day with proof of service.
Rack Room Shoes – 10% off entire purchase for
Military personnel and dependents on Veterans Day, Memorial Day and 4th of July.
Sam’s Club is honoring all active and retired military, veterans and their spouses this November through a special membership offer including a $10 gift card, free rotisserie chicken, pumpkin or pecan pie, 20 count croissants and $2 off mashed potatoes.
Seaworld Parks – 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.
Sheetz – Free car wash and 6″ sub and fountain drink on Veterans Day.
Sleep Number Beds – Sleep Number has exclusive offers for current and past military personnel through 11/17.
Sport Clips – During the annual Sport Clips Haircuts Help A Hero campaign from Oct. 14 – Veterans Day, November 11, 2019, participating locations offer free haircuts to service members and veterans with valid military identification. Many participating locations also offer veterans preferential pricing on haircuts throughout the year.
Super 8 Motels – This Veterans Day, Super 8 will increase the discount it provides to members of the military and their families to 20 percent off its best available rate for stays through Dec. 6, 2019.
Target Stores – Veterans Day military discount at Target stores as well as online from Target.com from Nov. 3-11, 2019. 10% Discount
Tops Market – Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, TOPS offers an 11% discount off of total order to all veterans and active military personnel.
Tractor Supply Co. – 15% off on Veterans Day
Tuft & Needle – Veterans get $175 off Mint and Hybrid Mattresses through 11/11/19.
Under Armour – Get 20% off site wide & in all Under Armour stores. For Military, Veterans & First Responders. Normally 10% off year round. The 20% off valid from 11/4 to 11/11.
The U.S. National Park Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend. Go online to find a park near you.
VCS Patriot Store operates over 200 Patriot Stores in Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Centers nationwide and offer discounts on merchandise and café items from Oct 24 – Nov 11, 2019. Not all promotions will be available at all locations.
Verizon – Active Military Members, Reservists, Cadets, Gold Star Families and Veterans with valid ID can receive a 1-year membership of Amazon Prime, a $119 value, from Verizon with qualifying plan and new phone purchase
Walgreen’s – 20% off Nov. 9th through 11th with a Balance Rewards card and Military or Veteran’s I.D.
Westgate Resorts is giving away free vacations on Veterans Day. The first 1,500 eligible service members who complete the online military appreciation form will receive a complimentary vacation to either Orlando, Florida, or Las Vegas, Nevada.
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 5 and complete your stay by December 6, 2019. 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 1,000 bonus points.
Restaurants offering free Veterans Day meals: (Proof of military service is generally required)
Applebee’s – Veterans and Active Duty Military can select a free meal from a limited menu. Proof of service is required.
BJ’s Restaurant – All service members can enjoy a complimentary entree up to $14.95 (and a free Dr. Pepper) by presenting proof of service.
Chili’s – All veterans and active duty military personnel can choose a complimentary meal from a select menu.
Cici’s Pizza – Free pizza buffet with valid active duty or retired military ID.
Cracker Barrel – Veterans receive a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake dessert or Crafted Coffee beverage. Plus, guests will be able to make purchases that support Operation Homefront.
Golden Corral – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Free sit-in “thank you” dinner for Military veterans, retirees, and active duty service members.
Little Caesars – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Veterans and active military members receive a free $5 HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo.
Logan’s Roadhouse – Active duty and retired U.S. military personnel are invited for a free meal from the American Roadhouse menu from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at all Logan’s Roadhouse locations nationwide.
Red Robin – All Veterans and Active Duty Military – Free dine-in Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries.
Texas Roadhouse – Veterans and Active Duty military can get a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Choose from a 10-entree menu – drink included)
Houlihan’s Restaurant + Bar locations – Complimentary meal, in addition to the fifteen-percent food discount offered every day throughout the year.
Max & Erma’s Get a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo, including seasoned fries and a drink. Dine-in only.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Military and veterans get a free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti entrée.
Famous Dave’s – Free 2 Meat Combo served with one side item and corn bread muffin.
IHOP/IHOB – Free red, white, and blue pancakes with blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream.
Krispy Creme – Military and Veterans get 1 free donut and small coffee on Veterans Day.
Buffalo Wild WingsTheir “Wings for Heroes” means you’ll receive one small order of wings with a side of fries.
Olive Garden – Choose from 6 popular entrees FREE from Olive Garden’s menu on Veterans Day.
Red Lobster – Military Mondays 10% discount, including Veterans Day.
TGI Fridays – Free lunch menu item up to $12 from 11 a.–2 p.m. Guests will also receive a $5 coupon for their next meal at Fridays. Dine-in only.
Red Robin – Free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries. Dine-in only.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse – Enjoy a complimentary entree up to $12.95. Available on November 10th.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Free appetizer at Carrabba’s on Veterans Day.
Bob Evans – Choose from 6 free breakfast items, available all day, and select lunch and dinner options.
Bonefish Grill – Free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizers to military and veterans on Veterans Day.
Sizzler – Choose from three entrées: a six-ounce Tri-Tip Steak, a single Malibu Chicken or a Half Dozen Fried Shrimp, and a free beverage, including coffee, iced tea or a fountain drink.
Friendly’s – Free breakfast, lunch or dinner (select menu) for Veterans and Active Duty. Dine-in only.
On the Border – Choose two or three of your favorites to make a free create-your-own-combo meal with rice and beans, plus chips & salsa.
Krystal – Military and vets can get a free sausage biscuit from 6-10:30 AM. Available to dine-in and drive-thru guests.
O’Charley’s Bar & Grill – Military and Vets get free $9.99 meals all day on Veterans Day.
California Pizza Kitchen – Get a free pizza, full-size salad, or pasta from a special Veterans Day Menu. Dine-in only
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers – Freddy’s is offering veterans a gift card for a combo meal to be used anytime.
Pizza Factory – Free lunch special or a free lunch buffet to thank veterans for their service.
Village Inn – Build your own free INN-credible breakfast for Veterans Day (choosing 4 eligible breakfast items) Dine-in only.
This list is by no means all of the participating establishments. Be sure and ask whether your favorite local restaurant or other business is offering discounts or specials for Veterans Day. ENJOY! And THANK YOU to all veterans for your service!