2024 Veterans Day Freebies, Deals, & Discounts

Veterans Day is Thursday, Friday 11, 2024. Here's hoping this year has as many freebies as last year!

I broke this massive list into sections. There's so much free food, that I even split that up into free meals and free everything else (appetizers, drinks, sides, desserts, etc.)

Some freebie sites are reporting old or unconfirmed offers, like White Castle. Not HIF! I've scrubbed any unconfirmed freebies from our list. That means everything below is active, legit, and a real freebie!

Unless otherwise noted, these freebies are only available on Thursday, November 11 for Veterans and Active Duty Military personnel. You will need your valid military ID for almost all of these offers!

2024 Freebies will be announced in late October / early November. Below you can find previous year offers to get a sense of what is available each year!

Retail Discounts & Sales

Academy Sports & Outdoors – 10% off purchases through 11/11/20.

Bed Bath and Beyond – 25% off your entire purchase, in-store only.

Dollar General – 11% discount on in-store and online purchases for all veterans, active duty military, members of the National Guard & Reserve and their immediate family members.

Food Lion – 10 percent discount entire grocery bill.

Great Clips – Free haircut.

Home Depot – Veterans get a 10% discount during patriotic holidays.”

Lowe's – 10% discount

Publix – 10% discount on entire grocery bill. Excludes prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, gift cards, lottery tickets, postage stamps, and money services.

Sports Clips – Free haircut through December 5.

Target – All military personnel, veterans, and families get 10% off both in-store and online purchases through November 11. Full instructions are here.

Walgreens – 20% discount Wednesday – Sunday, November 12.

Free Meals & Entrees

54th Street Grill & Bar – Any free entrée, up to $12, for dine-in only on Wednesday, Nov 11.

Applebee's – Free meal from a limited menu.

Arooga’s Grille House – Free meal from a select menu.

Aspen Creek Grill – Free meal from a select menu.

Bakers Square -Free Rise & Shine breakfast. Valid for dine-in and pick-up orders. Also, 20% off next visit.

Bandana's BBQ – Free Budget Buster Meal: 3oz. of our signature BBQ served with one piece of Garlic Bread and your choice of two sides.

Bar Louie – Free burger or flatbread, up to $15 in value.

BJ's Restaurants – Free entree up to $14.95, Dr. Pepper drink, and possibly a Pizookie dessert.

Bob Evans – Free meal from menu of seven options.

Buffalo Wild Wings – Free 10pc wings and side of fries.

California Pizza Kitchen – Free entree from 13 different options and free drink.

Chili's – Free meal from 7 options for dine-in only.

Cici's – Free adult buffet pizza with that coupon.

Cotton Patch – Free chicken fried steak or chicken fried chicken (….that's not a typo).

Country Kitchen – Free country scramble

Crooked Pint – Free meal for veterans.

Denny's – Free Grand Slam breakfast from 5am-noon.

Famous Dave's – Free meal of Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwich and side, up to $7.49, for dine-in, to go, and online ordering. Use code VETERAN at checkout for online orders.

Farmer Boys – Free Big Cheese burger

Firebirds – Free entree meal.

Friendly's – Free All American Burger, fries, and drink.

Golden Corral – Free meal from 5-9 pm.

Green Mill – Free meal offer of any single item from their menu for dine-in only. Pizza restricted to small one-topping Deep Dish pizza.

Hamburger Stand – Free hamburger, regular fries, and small Pepsi.

Huddle House – Free MVP Breakfast Platter, including eggs, bacon, hash browns, grits, a waffle and an old-fashion buttermilk pancake.

Hy-Vee – Free curbside pickup breakfast from 6-10am.

IHOP – Free Red, White, and Blueberry pancakes combo.

Kolache Factory – Free breakfast

Little Caesar's – Free $5 HOT-N-READY lunch combo from 11am-2pm.

Logan's Roadhouse – Free meal off the American Roadhouse menu from 3-6pm.

Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que – Free original pulled pork sandwich and one side.

Macaroni Grill – Free Mom's Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti.

Max & Erma's – Free meal of 1/2 lb. burger, fries, drink, & chocolate chip cookie.

Mission BBQ – Free sandwich

O'Charley's – Free meal, dine-in only.

Red Robin – Free tavern double burger and bottomless steak fries any time from November 12 until November 30 for dine-in or to-go.

Rock Bottom – Free meal from a select menu.

Sagebrush – Free meal from select menu, including non-alcoholic beverage.

Shanes Rib Shack – Free sandwich combo meal from November 11 through November 13.

Shoney's Free All You Care To Eat breakfast bar from Open until 11 am.

Stickey Fingers – Free pulled pork sandwich and fries.

Sonny's BBQ – Free Pulled or Sliced Pork sandwich plus a voucher for free BBQ Egg Rolls on a future visit.

Taco John's – Free small beef combo meal.

Tap House – Free meal

TravelCenters of America – Free meal.

Twin Peaks – They're doing something, but the page doesn't say what. In 2019, they offered a free meal off a select menu.

Wendy's – Free small breakfast combo.

Wienerschnitzel – Free chili dog, small fries, and small Pepsi.

Free Veterans Day Meals

Free Drinks, Sides, & Desserts

7-Eleven – Free coffee or Big Gulp®

Aroma Joes – Free 24 oz coffee.

Ben's Soft Pretzels – Free soft pretzel.

Casey's General Store – Free coffee

Coco's Bakery – Free slice of pie

Cracker Barrel – Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake.

Dunkin' – Free donut.

Eat'n Park – Free cookie on Veterans Day.

Einstein Bros. Bagels – Free hot or iced medium coffee.

The Exchange – Free coffee

Juice It Up! – Free 20oz Classic Smoothie

Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut and coffee.

Kwikfill – Free ANY size coffee.

LaMar's – Free donut and 12oz coffee

Menchies – Free 6 oz. frozen yogurt.

Outback Steakhouse – Free Bloomin' Onion and Coka-Cola.

Pilot Flying J – Free coffee and breakfast combo November 9-15. You'll need to use the free Pilot Flying J app to redeem the offer.

Red Lobster – Free appetizer or dessert, dine-in only.

Shari's Cafe – Free slice of pie

Smokey Bones – Free dessert

Starbucks – Free tall, 12 oz. brewed coffee.

TCBY – Free 6oz froyo.

Yard House – Free appetizer

Ziggi's Coffee – Free 16 oz drink of your choice.

Entertainment & Outdoor Freebies

Aquarium of the Pacific – Free admission.

Colonial Williamsburg – Free admission to all active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, National Guardsmen, and their immediate dependents from Wednesday-Sunday. Includes complimentary shuttle service.

National Parks – No entrance fee for the general public!


Akron Zoo – Free admission for all veterans, active and retired military and immediate family members receive 50% off admission.

Atlanta Zoo – Free admission for ll veterans, active and retired military and $4 off general admission for up to six accompanying guests.

Birmingham Zoo – Free admission for all veterans, active and retired military and their dependents. Valid on Wednesday – Sunday, Nov 15.

Cincinnati Zoo – Free admission and the offer also allows military personnel to purchase up to six (6) half-price admission tickets for members of their immediate family.

Sedgwick County Zoo – Free admission to all military personnel and immediate families from 9am – 3pm.

Food Discounts & Deals

Brick House Tavern + Tap – 20% off your meal, valid for parties up to 4.

Bubba Gump Shrimp – 20% off your meal, valid for parties up to 4.

Eat'n Park – 10% off any meal all month!

Houlihan's – $10 off a $30 food purchase.

McCormick & Schmick's – 50% off entree.

Ninety Nine – BOGO free entree from 11am – 5pm.

Texas de Brazil – 25% off on Monday – Thursday, Nov 12.

Hot DANG that's a lot of freebies. There couldn't be a more deserving holiday for them either! Thank you to all our military men and women serving, both past and present!

About the Author:

I'm a nationally renowned freebie finder & sample vetter, which I never imagined I'd be doing while getting my Bachelor's Degree in History almost 20 years ago. In my spare time, I enjoy launching my own space program and disproving the Coriolis effect.

13 comments on “2024 Veterans Day Freebies, Deals, & Discounts”

  1. Coming from a long line of vets (Grandfather has a Purple Heart), I know how much they enjoy any small token of appreciation. Free offerings from various businesses, especially free meals mean a lot and are very much enjoyed. Thank you to all who served or are currently serving. You are so much more deserving and I hope you all take the opportunity to enjoy your day!

  2. just got back from afghanistan after 3 yrs back to back just like to take my wife and son to a nice place money kind of low thank you SGT Walker

  3. Old Saying…….Freedoms not really FREE….well….at least the Food is TODAY.


  4. This will be our fourth year in a row going to Golden Corral. True, the line is long and the wait is long, but being a former Marine, I understand the term “Hurry up and wait” all too well. The employees are gracious. The food is very good and they are pretty good at refilling any food that is gone. Besides, because of the amount of people coming through, the food is always freshly made and hot since they keep it coming to feed the troops and their family members. Thanks, Golden Corral! This Marine veteran appreciates what you do.

  5. Thank You. I just would like to show my support for our soldiers!
    My husband just got home from a year in Iraq and I just wish that everyone could be as lucky as I, to have their loved ones come home alive….
    God bless.


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