Many businesses thank veterans and active military members by offering them a free meal or other gift on Veterans Day, which is Monday, November 11th, 2019. If you’re a member of the military, please check out this list, and see if there’s a deal that you might be able to take advantage of.
If you’re not a military member, you probably know one. Why not share this information and also thank them as well?
Not all of these deals take place exactly on Veterans Day, so make sure to read all the details. Unless otherwise specified, these freebies and deals are for veterans and active duty military and take place Monday, November 11, 2019. You’ll want to click the links to find out what form of proof is required to show your status. (And verify that the location you’re interested in is participating.)
Also, make sure to read this whole post, because it includes events like Veterans Day Parades, and also freebies like free car washes and free haircuts.
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Free food and drink on Veterans Day
All active and retired military service members can enjoy a free Patriot French Toast Combo & Coffee on Monday, November 11th, 2019. 160 Park at North Hills Street, Raleigh.
Free meal from a special menu on Monday, November 11th, 2019. Dine-in only. Proof of service required.
On Monday, November 11th, 2019, all current and former military members who dine-in restaurant receive a complimentary entree up to $14.95 plus a free Dr Pepper beverage by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse location nationwide. Offer not valid toward Daily Brewhouse Specials Half Off Pizza, alcoholic beverages or gift cards.
Monday, November 11th, veterans and active military members can enjoy a complimentary meal from the Veterans Day menu at all participating California Pizza Kitchen locations. Guests can choose from complimentary pizza, pasta or full size salad and beverage by showing proof of service. They will also receive a card for a BOGO free pizza, pasta, or salad redeemable from November 12 to November 20.
From Friday, November 8th to Monday, November 11th, firefighters, police officers, veterans and active military will receive a free order of Calamari with any purchase. You must present valid ID. Carrabba’s also offers a 10 percent discount to active military and veterans throughout the year.
On November 11th, 2019, Chili’s offers a special menu for veterans to eat for free at the restaurant’s many locations across the United States. Valid ID is required.
City Barbeque is treating veterans and troops to a free meal on the house on Monday, November 11th, 2019. Get a free sandwich, two sides and a regular beverage.
On Monday, November 11th, 2019, military veterans will receive a complimentary crafted coffee or a slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake. Dine-in only.
Free Build Your Own Grand Slam Breakfast for all U.S. veterans on Monday, November 11th, 2019, from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. Active, non-active or retired military personnel with a valid military ID or DD 214. Dine-in only.
On Monday, November 11th, 2019, veterans and active duty military will get a free donut of their choice. No purchase necessary. The first 50 veterans and active military members at participating Dunkin’ restaurants will also receive a thank you card written by members of the community.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers will be giving out free combo meal cards, good through November 30th, 2019, to any veteran or active-duty military personnel who visits a Freddy’s restaurant on Monday, November 11th, 2019.
Golden Corral’s annual Military Appreciation Night is Monday, November 11th, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Anybody who has served in the military is eligible for a free meal.
Little Caesars Pizza is offering all veterans and active military members a free HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo on Monday, November 11th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This includes four slices of Detroit-style DEEP!DEEP!™ Dish pizza, paired with a 20-ounce Pepsi product. No coupon required, but you have to show proof of service.
All active duty and retired U.S. military personnel are invited to enjoy a free dine-in meal from of the American Roadhouse menu on Monday, November 11th, 2019. This offer is available from 3 pm to 6 pm at all participating Logan’s Roadhouse restaurants nationwide.
On Monday, November 11th, all veterans and active duty military will receive their first six ounces free when they present their valid military ID or proof of service at the time of purchase. Find the closest Menchie’s.
O’Charley’s offers veterans and active duty service members a free meal on Monday, November 11th, 2109, as well as a military discount of 10% all year. Anyone who donates $5 on their dine-in check, through November 11th, to go to The Folded Flag Foundation, will receive a $5 voucher for a future meal.
On Monday, November 11th, 2019, active and retired members of the military can receive a free meal that includes two items served with rice and beans. They can choose the two items from a list of eight items: house salad, chicken tortilla soup, seasoned ground beef enchilada with chile con carne, spinach and mushroom enchilada with sour cream sauce, cheese and onion enchilada with chile con carne sauce, chicken tinga enchilada with green chile or sour cream sauce, seasoned ground beef taco, and shredded chicken tinga taco.
From November 8th through 11th, 2019, all active-duty and retired military veterans get a free breakfast, incuding a free Pilot Coffee of any size, with a choice of one free PJ fresh breakfast sandwich, breakfast pizza or breakfast grill item. You’ll need to redeem the offer in the Pilot Flying J app.
Veterans and active duty personnel can get a free Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on Monday, November 11th.
Veterans, active duty military and reservists get a free appetizer or dessert on Monday, November 11th. There are 7 appetizers and 5 desserts to choose from.
On Monday, November 11th, 2019, military personnel can get a free 20 oz. smoothie of their choice with proof of military ID.
On Monday, November 11th, 2019, all veterans, active service members, and their spouses, will receive a free cup of coffee at participating stores. In addition, Starbucks will donate 25 cents for every cup of brewed coffee sold that day to non-profits Team Rubicon, which helps mobilize veterans to respond to disasters, and Team Red, White and Blue, for their “Ending Isolation” campaign,
On Monday, November 11th, 2019, get six free wings or nuggets with your favorite made-from-scratch sauce, with the purchase of a drink. Please bring proof of service. Participating locations only. Follow above link for locations.
Other Freebies and discounts
Grace for Vets
Free car wash for veterans and military members Monday November 11th, 2019.
Great Clips: Free haircuts for veterans and active duty military on Monday, November 11, 2019.
Goodyear Auto Service and Just Tire
Free car care checks and free tire installation for military members. Car care check includes checks on tires, brakes, alignment, battery, wiper blades and shocks and struts. More information at GoodyearAutoService.com/military and JustTires.com/military.
Through November 11th, military members and veterans can get Prime membership for $79, discounted from $119. Eligible existing Prime members can renew for a year at the discounted rate. Learn the details here.
Veterans Day Events
Make sure to follow the links for details. More events are still be added, so keep checking back.
Veterans Day Observance in Cary
Veterans Day Observance in Cary: The Town of Cary will hold a Veterans Day Observance on Monday, November 11th, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Veterans Freedom Park, 1513 N. Harrison Ave. It will include speakers, patriotic music and more.
North Carolina Veterans Day Parade in Raleigh
North Carolina Veterans Day Parade: The Raleigh parade, on Saturday, November 9th, starts at 9:30 a.m. Lineup starts at 8:30 a.m. At 11 a.m. there will be a Veterans Day program at the north side of the Capitol Building in Downtown Raleigh.
Veterans Day Observance in Garner
The Town of Garner’s Veterans Day Observance takes place Monday, November 11th, at Aversboro Baptist Church, 1600 Aversboro Road, Garner, at 10:30 a.m. This event will start with a mini-concert, followed by the program.