According to Wikipedia, Veterans Day is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.)
There are many businesses and organizations that honor our brave men and women on this day by giving them freebies, discounts, deals and other specials. Help us honor them too, by passing this list along to Veterans and active duty military men and women that you know, so they and their families can benefit from these awesome resources! These benefits are available everyday, year round.
***This list will continue to grow so please check back often!***
★ FREE Coffee for Veterans and Active Military and Spouses at Starbucks 11/11
★ FREE Bloomin’ Onion and Coca-Cola to Military Personnel at Outback Steakhouse 11/11
★ FREE Pizza or Entree for Veterans and Active Military at UNO 11/11
★ FREE Olga for Veterans and Active Military at Olga’s Kitchen 11/11
★ FREE Burger and Fries for all Veterans and Active Duty Military at Champps 11/11
★ FREE Entree for Veterans at IKEA 11/9 thru 11/11
★ FREE Service for Veterans to Maximize Social Security Benefits 11/11
★ FREE Lunch for Vets at Texas Roadhouse 11/11
★ FREE Crazy Bread for Veterans and Active Military at Little Caesars 11/11
★ FREE Appetizer for Vets and Active Military at Carrabba’s Italian Grill 11/9 thru 11/11
★ FREE Entree for Vets and Active Military at Chili’s on 11/11
★ FREE Admission for Vets at Knotts Berry Farm – Month of November
★ FREE Meal for Vets and Active Military at Hooters 11/11
★ FREE Car Wash for Vets on 11/11
★ FREE Lunch for Military at TGI Friday’s 11/11
★ FREE Entree for all veterans at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks 11/10
★ FREE Coffee & Doughnut at Krispy Kreme 11/11
★ FREE Food at Twin Peaks for Service Men & Women 11/11
★ FREE Donut for all active and inactive U.S. military veterans at Tim Horton’s 11/11
★ FREE Bagel and Shmear to Active, Inactive and Retired Military at Einstein/Noah’s 11/11
★ FREE Tavern Double Burger for Vets and Active Military at Red Robin 11/11
★ FREE Meal for Vets and Active Military at Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse on 11/11
★ FREE Entree for Vets and Active Military at Olive Garden on 11/11
★ FREE Pizza for Vets/Military at California Pizza Kitchen 11/11
★ FREE Lunch or Dinner for Veterans and Military at Bar Louie 11/10 & 11/11
★ FREE Burger at Cheeseburger in Paradise for Veterans 11/11
★ FREE Cheeseburger for Vets at Max & Erma’s 11/11
★ FREE Thank You Dinner at Golden Corral for Veterans 11/11
★ FREE Haircuts for active-duty U.S. service members and veterans at SportClips 11/11
★ FREE Entree for Vets and Active Military at Applebee’s – 11/11
★ FREE Bed & Breakfast Stay for Vets – 11/10 & 11/11
★ FREE Veterans Day eCards from Freebie Depot
★ FREE Military Admission to Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach, CA) 11/11
★ FREE Event Tickets for Vets
★ FREE Veterans Day Honor Music Download
★ FREE Entrance Days in the National Parks – 11/9 thru 11/11
★ FREE American Flag Window Cling
★ FREE Food for Vets
- Here’s to the Heroes: Free Admission to Sesame Place and Bush Gardens and Sea World All year long.
- Military Families can also get a FREE Annual Pass to the Nation’s National Parks (reg. $80) – the pass can be picked up at any National Park or Wildlife Refuge that charges an entrance fee, and an ID must be shown to obtain the pass.
- Blue Star Museums: over 1600 museums nationwide that are offering free admission to military members this fall.
- Veteran Tickets: Free tickets to major events for Veterans and Active Duty
- Free Military Care Package from Scion
- Free Military Bibles & Books: Send bibles to our deployed troops
- Boys and Girls Clubs of America – Free One Year Membership
- A Story Before Bed: (free, recorded readings for deployed parents & children)
- Canvas on Demand – sign up for either Operation: Hi Mom or Operation: Hi Honey to snag a FREE personalized photo canvas!
- FREE Photobook from USO & Rocketlife
- Operation Heal Our Patriots – FREE marriage seminars & events
- FREE Cup of Joe for a Joe
- FREE ‘I Served’ Stickers
- Our Military Kids – grants for sports, fine arts, camps, and tutoring programs
- FREE Sittercity membership
- U.S. Military Shopper Community – take quick surveys to earn Amazon.com gift cards
- Military Discounters – a huge list of military discounts
- Nickelodeon Suites Resort Military Discount
- Disneyland Military Discount
- Disney World Military Discount
- Shades of Green Disney World Military Discount
- Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort Military Discounts
- FREE PGA Tour or Champions Tour Admission
- Under Armour ONLINE 10% OFF Military Discount
- Universal Studios Military Discount
- Here’s to the Heroes (Hero Salute) – Free one time admission at either SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens®, Adventure Island®, Water Country USA®, or Sesame Place® for military personnel and as many as three direct dependants
- Free Deployment Photography: Photographers offer free sessions pre/ during/ post deployment.
- Free Welcome Home banners for military
- Free Armed Forces Day eCards
Other places that have military discounts:
- Sprint – 15% Military Discount off plan.
- Midas Auto Service Experts – 10% Military Discount off purchases
- Meineke Car Care Center – 10% Military Discount off parts
- Marriott – Military discount rate changes based on location, show ID and ask for military rate.
- Geico Insurance – Military Discount Varies by state and location.
- Comfort Inn – Military discount rate changes based on location, show ID and ask for military rate.
- Old Navy – 10% discount to active and veteran military ID card holders EVERY Monday under the Military Mondays promotion!
- Lowe’s – 10% Military Discount off purchases
- Spencer Gifts – 10% Military Discount off purchases nationwide.
- Charlotte Russe – 10% Military Discount in-store, just show your ID!
- Buckle – 10% Military Discount at all stores nationwide! They also offer free shipping to APO FPO addresses to troops overseas.
- Hot Topic – 10-20% Military Discount off purchases in all stores nationwide.
- Aeropostale – 10% Military discount on all purchases nationwide
- Verizon Wireless – 15% Military Discount off monthly bill, some offer additional 8% off data plan! 25% off accessories
- Jos A Bank – 20% Military Discount off regular priced items in all locations nationwide.
- Rodeway Inn – Military discount rate changes based on location, show ID and ask for military rate.
- Greyhound Lines – 10% Military Discount at all locations.
- Regal Berkeley 7 – Discounted ticket prices, varies from location to location depending on standard ticket price. Military Discount is typically $1.00 off ticket price.
- T-Mobile – 15% Military Discount off plan.
- Econo Lodge – Military discount rate changes based on location, show ID and ask for military rate.
- Penske Truck Rental – Save up to 20% with your Military Discount. Reserve online for 10% off, then show your Military ID for an additional 10%. They will also do price match with Military ID within 15 miles with documentation.
- Amtrak – 10% military discount
To all active duty military and veterans, on behalf of the Diablo Reporter, we thank you for your service and honor you this day and everyday.
Happy Early Veterans Day!