List of free meals and discounts

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To thank veterans and current military for their service, many companies are offering free meals, dining deals, grocery store discounts and more for Veterans Day this year!

The majority of these offers take place on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2022 but some offers take place on other days. As always, with offers like these, they are valid at participating locations. Not every restaurant or retailer will participate, so you might want to call your local store before heading out.

Most stores and restaurants require you to show military ID or proof of service. Restaurants generally only offer meals on site.

Read on for the growing list of offers. We’ll continue to update this list through November 11 as more restaurants and stores confirm their offers.

My deepest thanks to everyone who has served and is currently serving, including my favorite veteran, my father!

Restaurant offers

Applebee: All active military, veterans, reserves, and National Guard receive a full-sized entrée of an exclusive menu on Nov. 11 for dinner only. They will also receive a $5 cashback card to redeem for dinner, takeout or delivery within three weeks. See the details on their website.
Restaurant and brasserie BJ’s: On 11/11, current and former military members can enjoy free entree from a select menu and a free Dr Pepper drink. The offer is only valid on site. Must present military ID or other proof of service. See the details on their website.
Bob Evans: On November 11, 2022, veterans and active duty military. receive a complimentary meal from a special menu of seven home-style favorites at participating establishments for dinner only (drinks not included). Proof of military service required. See the details on their website.
Bone Fish Grills: Bonefish Grill is offering a free order of their Bang Bang Shrimp (crispy shrimp tossed in a signature creamy and spicy sauce) with a soft drink to service members, veterans and first responders with presentation of ID on the 11th November 2022. Offer available all day, no purchase necessary. All year, Grilled bone fish offers a 10% discount on heroes to service members, veterans and first responders.
Bubba’s 33 in Fayetteville: Bubba’s 33 welcomes veterans and active U.S. military members to enjoy a free lunch on Friday, November 11, 2022 between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. For veterans and active military members who are unable to attend this year’s event, the restaurant will be handing out rain check coupons on Veterans Day, through May 30, 2023. Offer is valid for military members active, retired, or former Americans with proof of service including a military or VA card, or discharge papers. You can choose one of six main courses: Classic Cheese Burger, Bubba’s Bacon Burger, Bacon Chicken Mac-n-Cheese, Grilled Chicken Salad, Chicken Salad or any 12 inch plus pizza a choice of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/ice tea or coffee during lunch. They are located at 500 Westwood Shopping Ctr., Fayetteville, NC 28314.
Italian grills from Carrabba: Veterans Day (11/11), Carrabba’s Italian Grill offers a complimentary appetizer or dessert with non-alcoholic beverage for veterans and active duty military personnel with presentation of proper identification. No purchase necessary. Throughout the year, Carrabba’s offers a Heroes discount offering 10% off to all military, veterans and first responders.
Chili’s Grill & Bar: All veterans and active military members receive a free meal from a special menu on Veterans Day on November 11, 2022 at participating Chili’s Grill & Bar restaurants. The offer is only available in restaurants. Drink not included. See details and menu on their website.
Chuck E. Cheese: On Friday 11/11, Chuck E. Cheese is offering a free personal 1-topping pizza to any active duty, National Guard, retired service member, or veteran with a valid military ID or proof of military service at participating locations. Promo code: #5970; No purchase necessary. Limit 1 per person. Not available for delivery.
Golden Corral: The Military Appreciation Night will take place on Monday, November 14, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to closing. U.S. Army Retirees, Veterans, Active Duty, National Guard, or Reserves will receive a free Thank You Meal on Monday, November 14, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. – closing. See the details on their website.
I JUMP: On Veterans Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., IHOP is offering veterans and active-duty military members a free order of red, white, and blueberry pancakes for dinner only at participating restaurants. There is a limit of 1 per guest and military ID or proof of service is required. Offers may vary by location, so check with your local IHOP for details. See the offer on the IHOP website.
Logan Truck Stop: On November 11, military members eat free from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with proof of service. The offer includes a free meal from their special Veterans Day menu and is valid only for on-site dining at participating establishments. See the details on their website.
Menchie: Veterans and active military personnel get their first 6 ounces of frozen yogurt free Nov. 11 at participating locations. Must present valid military ID or proof of service. See the details on their website.
Subway dinner: Tribute to Veterans Day on Friday, November 11 Subway dinner offers 50% off serving and retired military with a valid military ID card, and 10% discount all year round.
Backcountry Steakhouse: Veterans and active military members receive a 10% discount each day with a valid ID. See the details on their website.
Red lobster: November 11, 2022 from 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. local time, red lobster offers active duty military and reservists free shrimp, fries and coleslaw from Walt. Offer is available for dine-in and take-out orders placed at restaurants with valid military ID or proof of service. See the details on their website.
Robin: Veterans and active duty military will receive a free Red’s Tavern Double and free Bottomless Steak Fries® refills when dining on 11/11/22. Offer valid at participating locations with proof of service. See the details on their website.
from Schlotzsky: From Veterans Day (11/11) to 11/30, by Schlotzsky will be offering free fries and a small beverage with an admission purchase to veterans and active duty members with a valid military ID. This offer is valid at participating locations, in-store only, from 11/11/22 to 11/30/22. One small drink and free fries with the purchase of a main dish (sandwich, salad, pizza, flatbread, calzone or choice 2) per military ID per transaction. Not combinable with any other offer or reward. Not valid in app or online.
Western Sizzlin Steakhouse in Dunn, North Carolina: Veterans will receive complimentary drinks all day Friday, Nov. 11 at Western Sizzlin Steakhouse in Dunn, NC, and the first 150 veterans will receive a free hamburger steak meal. See the details on their Facebook page.

Discounts at the grocery store and pharmacy

Target: Military personnel and veterans get 10% off two separate purchases when you verify your military status beginning October 30 and redeemable through November 12 using the Target Circle offer. See the details on the Target website HERE.
Walgreens: Veterans, military members and their families get 20% off eligible regular-priced items in stores 11/11/22 through 11/14/22 with myWalgreens® membership and proof of service. See the details on their website.

Retail and other discounts

* Grace for veterinarians: Veterans receive a free car wash at select locations on Nov. 11. See their website for more details and to find a participating car wash near you.
* Great excerpts: On November 11, 2022, veterans and active service members can travel to any U.S. state Great snippets salon and get a free haircut or a free haircut card to use later. Additionally, non-military customers who get their hair cut on Veterans Day at Great Clips salons have the option to prepay when they receive a free haircut card they can donate. to an active service member or veteran as a token of appreciation. Cards can be redeemed for a free haircut from November 12 through December 9, 2022 at any Great Clips salon in the United States. See the details on their website.
* North Carolina Zoo: The North Carolina Zoo is offering free admission for military personnel and veterans and free admission for one accompanying guest November 7-13, 2022 for Military Appreciation Week. There will be a military appreciation table at the admission desks where you can present your valid ID and collect your vouchers. This offer is valid for all active duty, reserve, veteran and retired military members when admission is purchased locally. See details and acceptable IDs on their website.
Target: Military personnel and veterans get 10% off two separate purchases when you verify your military status beginning October 30 and redeemable through November 12 using the Target Circle offer. See the details on the Target website HERE.

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