Veterans Day is Thursday, Friday 11, 2022. 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!
Table of Contents
Retail Discounts & Sales
Academy Sports & Outdoors – 10% off purchases through 11/11/20.
– 25% off your entire purchase, in-store only.
– 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.
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.
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.
– Free entree up to $14.95, Dr. Pepper drink, and possibly a Pizookie dessert.
Bob Evans – Free meal from menu of seven options.
– 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.
– Free adult buffet pizza with that coupon.
– 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.
– 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.
– Free Big Cheese burger
Firebirds – Free entree meal.
Friendly's – Free All American Burger, fries, and drink.
– 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.
– 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
– Free meal, dine-in only.
– Free tavern double burger and bottomless steak fries any time from November 12 until November 30 for dine-in or to-go.
– 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.
– 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 Drinks, Sides, & Desserts
– 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.
Red Lobster – Free appetizer or dessert, dine-in only.
Shari's Cafe – Free slice of pie
– 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.
– Free admission for ll veterans, active and retired military and $4 off general admission for up to six accompanying guests.
– 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.
– Free admission to all military personnel and immediate families from 9am – 3pm.
Food Discounts & Deals
– 20% off your meal, valid for parties up to 4.
– 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.
– 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!