Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11, this year and I think I found the most freebies ever for it!
Since they're more plentiful, I've listed restaurant offers first, followed by retail veterans freebies.
Veterans Day Restaurant Offers
54th Street Grill & Bar – Honor your veteran and bring them into any Five-Four for a free meal. Up to $12.00, proof of service required.
99 Restaurants – From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, veterans and active military get a free meal with purchase of an entree.
Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza – A complimentary small order of meatballs with ricotta cheese is offered to active or former United States Armed Forces personnel, on Veterans Day Saturday, Nov. 11. Free meatballs are available for Dine-In and Take Out.
Applebee's – Veterans and Active Duty Military can select a free meal from a limited menu on Veteran's Day. Provide proof of service required.
Back Yard Burgers – Free Classic Burgers Saturday for veterans and active duty personnel in uniform or with a valid ID. The chain also offers a 20% discount to service men and women year-round.
Baker's Square – Veterans and active duty get a complimentary breakfast on Veterans Day at participating locations. Choose between Buttermilk Pancakes, three slices of French Toast or a Belgian Waffle.
Bandana's Bar-B-Q – Veterans and active duty eat free on Saturday, 11/11 (up to a $10 value).
Bar Louie – Vets and active military receive a free flatbread or burger on 11/11.
Billy Sims Barbecue – Veterans and active military men and women receive a free Veterans Day meal and special collectors cup on 11/11.
BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse – Free entrée under $12.95 on Friday and Saturday. Plus, get a free BJ's beer, which was donated by a community member.
Black Angus Steakhouse – Special top sirloin steak meal for $9.99, which includes home-style mashed potatoes, broccoli with garlic butter and a beverage. The dine-in offer is available at participating locations from open to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Bob Evans – Free meal from a special menu available all day Saturday.
Bonanza Steakhouse – On Veterans Day, all former and current military service men and women enjoy a free buffet (beverage not included), at all participating Bonanza Steakhouses.
Boston Market – Use this coupon for a BOGO free individual meal and drink.
Bruegger's Bagels – Veterans and active military members who show ID and proof of service can receive a Free Small Drip Coffee. No purchase necessary.
Buffalo Wild Wings – Veterans and active duty military who dine-in at their local B-Dubs on 11/11 can receive a free one small order of traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries.
California Pizza Kitchen – On 11/11, all veterans or active duty military personnel will be able to select a free entree from a special Veterans Day menu that includes pizza, salads and pasta. Please come in uniform or bring your military ID or other proof of service.
Centraarchy Restaurants – On 11/12, CentraArchy Restaurants are showing their gratitude by honoring veterans and active duty military service members with a free entrée. Includes California Dreaming, New York Prime, Chophouse '47, The Tavern at Phipps, Carolina Roadhouse, Joey D's Oak Room, Burro Loco, Gulfstream Cafe, Chophouse New Orleans.
Charlie Brown's Steakhouse – Veterans and active-duty military eat lunch for free on Veterans Day from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Chuck E. Cheese – On 11/11, to thank service members past and present, Chuck E. Cheese's will be offering one free personal pizza to all active and retired military members at participating stores nationwide. Promo code #5500.
Circle K – On 11/11, participating Circle K convenience stores will offer a free Polar Pop to military Veterans.
City Barbeque – One free sandwich platter will be given to each veteran for either dine-in or carryout orders. At participating locations only. Veterans Day only.
Cotton Patch Cafe – Veterans and active duty may enjoy a free Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken on Veteran's Day.
Cracker Barrel – On 11/11, veterans receive a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake dessert to veterans and an opportunity for guests to make purchases that support Operation Homefront.
Dunkin' Donuts – On 11/11, veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free donut at Dunkin' Donuts restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary.
East Coast Wings + Grill – On 11/11, free meal from a select menu and fountain drink or tea.
Einstein Bros – Free Bagel and shmear with purchase for any retired or active service members on 11/11. Just stop on in and ask.0