Veterans Day is tomorrow and with it comes a cascade of freebies for those brave men and women who have or are serving. Military.com has a massive list worth checking out, so I'm only going to highlight some of the larger offers below. I can't recommend checking out their master list though as it has over 100 freebies available on Nov. 11!
Unless otherwise noted, these offers are only for veterans or active military and will typically require some form of valid ID proving such.
- Start the day off with a free breakfast from the following locations:
- has a free build-your-own Grand Slam deal going from 5am-noon.
- Bob Evans is offering free hotcakes (all day long possibly?)
- Baker's Square is offering pancakes, french toast, or waffles.
- Hy-Vee is offering a “free breakfast” without mentioning limitations.
- IHOP‘s offer runs from 7am-7pm and is good for free Red, White, and Blue pancakes.
- will give a free donut and coffee “to anyone who identifies themselves as a veteran or active duty military personnel (no ID required).” No lying!
- Friendly's, who also are offering free lunch or dinner!
- Village Inn is also offering pancakes, french toast, or waffles.
- Then follow it up with a free lunch from:
- TGI Friday's says “lunch is on us” and it looks to be a massive burger and fries.
- is serving up free steak, chicken, or shrimp. Add “walk into a bar” at the end of that and you have the start of a joke.
- has a larger lunch menu consisting of 10 free options.
- Finally cap things off at Golden Corral during their “thank you” dinner from 5-9pm.
- Applebee's is offering a free meal off a limited menu all day long.
- Red Robin will be giving away a free Tavern Double burger with bottomless steak fries.
- Olive Garden has 7 free meal options valid all day.
- Shoney's is offering a free all-american burger.
- California Pizza Kitchen will give free entrees from a limited menu (which I couldn't find).
- Chili's offer is buried in the comments, but they confirmed that it's all day and off a limited menu of about 6 or 7 items.
- Starbucks will offer a free tall brewed coffee to veterans, active duty service members and military spouses.
- Last up is Macy's 20% off coupon code VETS, though I'm not sure how the heck they're keeping average folks from also using it. *shrug*
Like I said, these freebies are only the tip of the iceberg, however they were some of the best offers I found. Enjoy and thank you!