2013 Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies

This coming Monday, November 11, 2013, is Veterans Day.  To celebrate many companies offer discounts to veterans as well as active duty military.  Here are just a few of the Veterans Day discounts for 2013.

veterans day deals 2013 Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies

Stores and restaurants are often crowded on Veterans Day because of the freebies and discounts.  Consider this when planning your dinner or lunch out.  Also, remember to call your local store to confirm the discount.  All deals are valid on the 11th only unless otherwise stated.  Many of these deals require uniform, military ID or proof of service.

Veterans Day Restaurant Discounts

Applebee’s  Free Signature Entree for Active Duty or Veterans.

Bakers Square - Free Breakfast for Veterans and Active Military.

Boston Market - Free Whole Chicken WYB Family Meal for Veterans.

Buca di Beppo - Free Individual Pasta for Veterans and Active Military now through the 11th.

Californian Pizza Kitchen  Free pizza for Veterans and Active Military.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill Free appetizer to all active and retired Veterans from November 9-11th.

Carrows - Free Slice of Pie for Veterans & Active Duty Military.

Champps Americana - Free Burger and Fries for Veterans and Active Duty Military.

Cheeseburger In Paradise - Free All American Burger with Drink Purchase of $1.99 with Military ID.

Chili’s  Veterans and active-duty military enjoy a meal on us from our Vets Day menu!

Coco’s - Free Slice of Pie for Veterans & Active Duty Military.

Denny’s  Free all you can eat pancakes from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Einstein Bros Bagels  Free Bagel and Shmear for all Veterans and Active Duty Military at participating locations.

Famous Dave’s   Offer varies by location so visit their website for complete details.

Fazoli’s - Free Pick Your Pasta Entree WYB Drink for Veterans and Active Duty Military from the 8th through the 11th.

Fox and Hound - Free Burger for Veterans & Active Military.

Golden Corral Free Dinner Buffet and beverage for Active Duty, Retired Military and Veterans from 4pm-9pm.

IKEA Restaurant - Free Meal for Veterans, Active or Reserve Military from the 9th through the 11th.

Krispy Kreme Free doughnut and small coffee for Active Duty, Retired Military or Veterans

Max & Erma’s Free “Best Cheeseburger in America” combo meal for Veterans and Active Duty Military.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Free entree from a special menu on Sunday, November 10th only.

Menchie’s - Free 6 oz. Frozen Yogurt for Veterans & Active Duty Military.

Little Caesars Pizza Free Crazy Bread for Active Duty, Retired Military or Veterans.

Lone Star Steakhouse BOGO entrees for Veterans.

Longhorn Steakhouse Free Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage for Active Duty, Retired Military or Veterans November 11th-14th.

Olive Garden Free Entree and 10% discount for family members for Active Duty, Retired Military or Veterans on November 11th AND 10% Discount for Military Families throughout the month of November.

On The Border - Free Meal for Veterans and Active Duty Military.

Outback Steakhouse Free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage for Active Duty, Retired Military or Veterans.

O’Charley’s Free Entree from the $9.99 Menu for Active Duty, Retired Military or Veterans.

Perkins - Free Magnificent Seven Meal for Military.

Pizza Inn - Free Medium 1-Topping Pizza when you buy any Pizza at Regular Price.

Red Hot & Blue - Buy 1 Entree Get 1 Free for Veterans and Active Duty Military.

Red Lobster Free Appetizer for Active Duty, Retired Military or Veterans November 11th – 14th.

Red Robin Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for Active Duty, Retired Military or Veterans.

Shoney’s Free All American Burger for all Veterans and Active Duty Military.

Sizzler - Free Lunch for Active Duty and Veteran Military Members until 4pm.

Souplantation - 50% Off 1 Entree when you buy a beverage or buy one get one free when you buy 2 Beverages for Veterans and Active Military from the 9th through the 11th.

Spaghetti Warehouse BOGO Lasagna or Spaghetti entrees (coupon required); valid November 10-11th.

Starbucks - Free Tall Coffee For Veterans, Active Duty, and Spouses.

Subway Free six inch sub or flatbread to Veterans at select locations.

Sweet Tomatoes - 50% Off 1 Entree when you buy a beverage or buy one get one free when you buy 2 Beverages for Veterans and Active Military from the 9th through the 11th.

Taco Bueno - Free Crispy Beef or Chicken Taco for Veterans & Active Military.

Texas Corral - Free Meal for Veterans & Active Duty Military.

Texas Roadhouse Free Lunch and beverage for Active Duty, Retired Military or Veterans.

T.G.I. Friday’s Free lunch for Active Duty, Retired Military or Veterans (scroll down their website to find offer).

Tim Horton’s - Free Donut to Veterans and Active Duty Military.

Uno Chicago Grill Free entree or individual pizza when you buy an entree or pizza for all Veterans and Active Duty Military.

Village Inn Free Breakfast from select menu for all Veterans and Active Duty Military.

Retailer’s Offerings:

Aeropostale - 40% Off First Item and 30% Off the Rest of Entire Purchase.

B&B for Vets  Bed and Breakfasts around the nation will be participating in the 5th Annual B&Bs for Vets celebration on November 10th and 11th.

Bealls - 30% Off Entire Purchase for Veterans, Active & Inactive Military.

Brooks Brothers - 25% Off Entire Purchase for Veterans & Military valid now through the 12th.

Bonton/Carson’s - $10 Off $25 Purchase valid now through the 12th.

Carter’s - 25% Off $50 Purchase valid now through the 11th.

Car Washes Grace for Vets works with hundreds of car wash locations around the US to provide free car washes to any Veteran or Active Duty Military on Veteran’s Day.  Click the link to find a participating location near you.

Disney Store - 25% Off Entire Purchase valid now through the 11th.

Eddie Bauer - 10% Off for Veterans & Acitve Duty Military valid now through the 12th.

GAP Outlet - 15% Off $75 Purchase valid now through the 11th.

Gordmans - 25% Off Single Item for Military valid now through the 11th.

Great Clips  All Veterans and Active Military can come in and receive a free haircut or anyone can come in and get a coupon to give to a veteran/active duty military for a free haircut. Coupon expires December 31st, 2013.

Hancock Fabrics - 15% Off Entire Fabric Purchase.

Kiplinger’s Social Security Solutions – Veterans will have free access to Kiplinger’s online tool which creates personalized reports helping you maximize your social security benefits. You can read more about this opportunity at the Washington Post.

Kirkland’s - $10 Off $50 Purchase valid now through the 11th.

Lifeway Christian - 20% Off Entire Purchase valid now through the 11th.

Macys - $10 Off $25 Purchase Until 3pm Sunday and 1 pm Monday.

Meineke Car Care  Free oil change at any Meineke location for Veterans and Active Military.

Sherwin Williams - 40% Off Paints & Stains & 30% Off Paint Supplies Starting valid now through the 11th.

World Market - 20% Off Entire Purchase for Veterans & Military valid now through the 11th.

Free Admission:

Colonial Williamsburg – Receive free admission November 8-11, 2013 for all active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their dependents.

Colorado State Parks – Free admission at each of Colorado’s 42 state parks on Veterans Day, November 11, 2013.  To obtain free admission to a state park, veterans, active duty military personnel and their families must show proper identification.  All other passengers in the vehicle will be admitted for free. This offer applies only to free entrance; other fees, rules and regulations will apply.

Historic Jamestowne – Free admission for Veterans Day weekend, November 9-11, 2013.

Knott’s Berry Farm – Knott’s annual tribute to our Military, past and present, starts November 4th. FREE admission for Veterans or current serving military personnel and one guest with proper I.D. presented at turnstile. Plus purchase up to six additional tickets for just $22 each from November 4-27 and for $27 each November 28 through January 5. Military personnel may also purchase additional tickets at their local MWR ticket office.

National Parks – Everybody gets free entrance to our National Parks Veterans Day weekend, November 9 – 11, 2013. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees.

Pro Football Hall of Fame – Free admission to the Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 9 am – 5 pm for veterans, active duty, and reserve members of the U.S. armed forces and one guest, plus you’ll receive a 10% discount in the Hall of Fame Store. Additionally, members of Gold Star Families and Blue Star Mothers will be admitted at no charge. All Hall of Fame visitors will receive a Pro Football Hall of Fame patriotic commemorative pin created in honor of our nation’s heroes.

Sciencenter – Free admission for veterans, active duty military personnel and their families on November 11, 2013 12 – 5 pm. Valid military ID required.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment – 50% off single day admission tickets for Veterans or Active Duty Military.  Must purchase by November 11, 2013.  Accepted at the following parks: SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio, and Sea World San Diego; Busch Gardens Tampa and Busch Gardens Williamsburg; and Sesame Place.

USACE Day-Use Recreation Areas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11, 2013.  This waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities such as group picnic shelters.

Year-Round Veterans Discounts:

Aero Precision  10% off firearm components for veterans, active duty personnel, reservists and first responders. The discount is applied at check out in the online shopping cart.

All American Gifts  10% discount on flag cases and medal display cases to active duty, retirees, and veterans.

Armed Forces Eyewear 10%- 30% off sunglasses and prescription glasses for U.S. Military, retirees, reservists and veterans.

ART.COM — 35% off artwork with a purchase of $30 or more for veterans, reservists, active duty military, and spouses. Art.com provides easy access to incredible art images and top-notch craftsmanship.

Auto Carrier Group – $50 off auto transport for veterans, active duty military, and their dependents.

AXO – 30% off motorcycle and motocross lifestyle apparel, footwear, and gear for veterans, active duty service members, retired military, and reservists. Customers must create an AXO account or log in.

Birdies for the Brave Free admission and discounted tickets to select PGA TOUR events for veterans, retirees, and active duty. Each event has varying requirements, see event pages for details.

Buckle – 10% off clothing brands like OBEY, Fossil, Hurley, Puma, and Oakley for veterans, reservists, active duty personnel, and their dependents. Customers must create a Buckle account and log in before their military status can be verified. 

Bunion Bootie – 10% off Bunion Bootie bunion treatments to veterans, service members, retirees, military spouses and their immediate family members.

CampSaver – 20% off camping, climbing and outdoor gear for active military.

Cherry Moon Farms $10 to spend on fruit baskets, gift baskets and spa gifts. Veterans, active duty military, reservists and Guard, and military family members are eligible for this exclusive offer. Expires 12/23/13.

Chevy’s Fresh Mex – 20% off for all uniform wearing military, (or valid military ID), police or fire personnel at all corporate owned Chevy’s.

Costco – Join Costco as a new member and receive over $50 in savings for all members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families.

Dell – Member Purchase Program for Service Members.  Get great offers on best selling PCs that supports the military lifestyle.

Fathead –20% off officially licensed sports and entertainment graphics and more for military and their families.

Girlactik – 30% off Girlactik beauty products for active duty, reserves, and those in the National Guard. 

Guitar Center –10% off any purchase at Guitar Center with no minimum purchase for veterans, reservists and Guard, active duty military and their dependents.

Home Depot — Offers a 10 percent discount (up to a $500 maximum) to all active military, reserve, retired or disabled veterans and their family members with a valid military ID. All other veterans qualify for a 10 percent discount during Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day. Learn more about the Home Depot Military Discount program.

Individual Software —60% off business, educational, and personal productivity software to veterans, service members, retirees, military spouses and their immediate family members.

IVAR 25% off ergonomic backpacks and free shipping for current and former military.

Jans.com — 15% off ski, bike, and other outdoor gear and clothing for military ID holders. The discount is applied at check out in the online shopping cart.

Karen Kane — 20% off women’s apparel for active duty military, retirees, veterans, and military family members. Verify your military status online.

Lowe’s — Lowe’s offers a year-round 10 percent discount offer for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees and disabled Service members and their immediate families. All other veterans receive the 10-percent discount on Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. The discount is available on in-stock and special-order purchases of up to $5,000. The offer can’t be used on sales at Lowes.com, on previous sales or on sales of services or gift cards. You must present a valid military I.D. card to receive the discount.

Olive Garden - 10% Discount for Military Families throughout the month of November.

OnePlay — 10% off video games for veterans, active duty service members, retirees, military spouses and immediate family member.

Outback Steakhouse 10% off entire guest check from November 11 – December 31, 2013.  Must show ID.

PersonalCreations.com — $10 to spend on personalized gifts. Veterans, active duty military, reservists and Guard, and military family members are eligible for this exclusive offer. Offer expires 12/23/13.

ProFlowers — $10 to spend on flower arrangements and gifts. Veterans, active duty military, reservists and Guard, and military family members are eligible for this exclusive offer. Offer expires 12/23/13.

ProPlants  $10 to spend on orchids, bonsai, and other plants. Veterans, active duty military, reservists and Guard, and military family members are eligible for this exclusive offer. Claim your $10 gift by following the link. Offer expires 12/23/13.

Red Envelope —$10 to spend on unique gifts for every occasion. Veterans, active duty military, reservists and Guard, and military family members are eligible for this exclusive offer. Offer expires 12/23/13.

Rockin’ Green  15% off eco-friendly cleaning products for pets, babies, and the home. Active duty military and their families are eligible.

SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Sesame Place, Water Country USA or Adventure Island – One free day admission pass each year for any active duty, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman.  Restrictions apply.

Shari’s Berries $10 to spend on gourmet hand-dipped berries, cookies, cakes, and chocolates. Veterans, active duty military, reservists and Guard, and military family members are eligible for this exclusive offer. Offer expires 12/23/13.

Shindigz —20% off on party supplies for veterans and active duty military. If military spouses log into their soldiers’ accounts, they can also receive the discount. Enter the code SMTPD in the promotional code box at checkout.

Shooter’s Pro Shop —10% off ammunition, reloading supplies, and Nosler products for active duty and veteran members of the United States Armed Forces, including National Guard and reserves.

SportsClips – 20% discount on all services and products to Military and Veterans everyday.

T.G.I. Friday’s – Offers a 10% Discount for all Service men and women with proof of service all day every day.

Traeger – 10% off wood pellet grills and Traeger products for active duty, veteran, and retired military members when purchasing online.

Universal Studios Hollywood – Huge discount options to all members of our Armed Forces all year long! Eligible members include retirees, DOD personnel, members of the National Guard/Reserves, dependents and all other base personnel. Tickets for these specially priced offers must be purchased in advance and can only be obtained at participating MWR/ITT offices throughout the United States. These special military rates are not available at the Universal Studios Hollywood box office. A military or U.S. Government I.D. is required for purchase.

Vail Valley Anglers –15% off fly fishing rods, reels, and accessories for all qualified military active duty, veteran, retired, reservist or National Guard members. Discount is applied at check out.

For more discounts, printable coupons, and information on how you can support the USO visit the USO.

A huge thank you to Surviving the Stores, Savvy Shopper Central, Real Housewives Clip Coupons, and Military Wives Saving for their help in compiling this year’s Veterans Day discounts!


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