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    2019 Veterans Day Discounts & Freebies

    Many restaurants, retailers, and local businesses offer free meals, discounted merchandise, and free admission during the week of Veterans Day, which falls on November 11. Take a moment to peruse our comprehensive annual list of Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies to see if any of them match a future outing for you! 

    To take advantage of the following deals, you must be a veteran or active duty service member and be able to present proof of service. Please note, these discounts and deals were accurate at the time of writing; however, MilitaryByOwner makes no guarantee of the following information. Be sure to check with merchants before purchase!

    Veterans Day 2019

    2019 List of Veterans Day Discounts & Freebies

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    Restaurant Discounts and Freebies

    54th Street Bar & Grill Free meal up to $12 on November 11. Dine in only! 

    Applebee's Free meal from the Veterans Day Menu November 11.

    BJ's Brewhouse Complimentary entree up to $12.99 and a Dr. Pepper on November 11. 

    Buffalo Wild Wings Dine in and receive five free boneless wings and a non-alcoholic beverage for free on November 11. 

    Chili's Free meal from select menu for veterans and active duty service members on November 11.

    Connors Steak & Seafood Connors Steak & Seafood locations in TN, AL, and FL are offering 50% off any dine-in lunch or dinner entree on November 11. 

    Cotton Patch Cafe Free Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken on November 11. 

    Cracker Barrel Complimentary piece of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake or Crafted Coffee on November 11. 

    Golden Corral On Monday, November 11th, 2019 from 5 PM to 9 PM, Golden Corral offers a free sit-in “thank you” dinner for military veterans, retirees, and active duty members.

    Houlihan's Complimentary meal from select menu on November 11.  

    IHOP Free pancakes or breakfast combo on November 11 for all veterans and active duty service members. 

    Little Caesars Free $5 lunch combo November 11, 11 am- 2 pm

    Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que Complimentary dessert and a 20% discount with proof of service on November 11. Veterans receive 20% off the entire month of November for Military Family Month.

    Mission BBQ Free sandwich and slice of cake on November 11. 

    Olive Garden Complimentary meal includes an entree from a special Veterans Day menu, plus unlimited soup or salad and garlic breadsticks to round out the meal November 11. 

    Outback Steakhouse Free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage on November 11.  

    Red Lobster Free appetizer or dessert on November 11.

    Red Robin Free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on November 11. 

    Texas Roadhouse Free lunch from the Veterans Menu on November 11. 

    Village Inn Free meal on November 11. 

    Yard House Complimentary appetizer on November 11. Offer is valid for dine-in only.

    Veterans Day Retail Discounts

    Retail Freebies and Discounts

    Academy Sports & Outdoors 10% off purchases October 27 - November 11. 

    Cabela's 5% off qualified purchases Veterans Day and every day.

    Dell Save an additional 10% off PCs and electronics on Dell.com by emailing militarydiscount@dell.com to speak with a U.S. based sales agent.

    Home Depot 10% off your purchase every day including November 11. 

    JCPenney Portraits Free 8 x 10 portrait, free session fees, $99 digital album, and 50% off photo purchase or $3.99 standard prints with ID and coupon through December 31.

    Lowe's 10% off your purchase every day including November 11. 

    Nike 10% off purchases every day. 

    Publix 10% off groceries on November 11.

    Rack Room Shoes 10% off purchase every day. 

    Under Armour 10% off purchase for veterans, service members, military spouses, and family members Veterans Day and every day.  

    Many of your favorite retail shops offer a 10% military discount year-round for veterans, service members, and military spouses. Just ask at the checkout!


    Recreation Freebies and Discounts

    9/11 Memorial and Museum (New York) Free admission for veterans and two half-priced tickets for family members November 8-14. 

    Amtrak Amtrak is offering 20 percent off travel to veterans and active military personnel. Between Friday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 13, all veterans and active military personnel can purchase discounted tickets on Amtrak.com. The sale is valid for travel between November 27 and May 31, 2019. For savings, use promo code “V111” and select passenger type “F” when purchasing. There are no blackout dates.

    Aquarium of the Pacific (California) Free admission for veterans and active duty November 11. $3 off adult guest admission or $1.50 child’s admission. 

    B&B’s for Vets One free night’s stay on or around November 11. 

    Boston Duck Tours Free rides November 11-15 for veterans and active duty service members. Dependents ride for $10.

    Churchill Downs (Kentucky) Free general admission and $29 tickets to Millionaires Row (normally $38) November 11. Valid Military I.D. must be presented to receive offers.

    Country Music Hall of Fame (Nashville) Free admission for active duty and retired armed services and immediate family members November 9-11 (maximum of 4 free admissions per family). 

    Franklin Park Zoo (Boston) Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo offers free admission to veterans November 9 – 11, 2019.

    Kansas City Zoo (Missouri) All military personnel (retired, active, veterans, etc.) with a valid ID will receive complimentary admission on November 9 - 11.

    Knott's Berry Farm Free admission for veterans and active duty service members and one guest November 3-21 and December 2-19. 

    Legoland California offers discounted tickets at your base's Information, Tickets, and Travel (ITT) office or 10% off at the door everyday.  

    Legoland Florida November 1-30, all veterans and active duty military of the U.S. armed forces can receive free admission to LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Veterans also can purchase theme park tickets for up to six guests at a 50% discount on the same dates. To receive free admission and purchase discounted tickets, veterans must present valid military ID or proof of veteran status at LEGOLAND Florida Resort ticket window on the day of their visit.

    Legoland Discovery Center Arizona Free admission for service members and $10 admission for guests November 10-12. 

    Legoland Discovery Center Chicago Free admission for service members and 50% off full price admission for up to 6 additional guests November 1-31.

    Mariner’s Museum (Virginia) Free admission for veterans, service members, and families November 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities are free with Museum admission.

    Monticello (Virginia) Free admission November 10-12. 

    Mount Vernon (Virginia) Free admission November 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

    National Parks All parks that charge admission will have free entry for everyone November 11.

    Nashville Zoo Free admission for veterans, active duty, and families November 10. 

    Newseum (Washington, DC) Free admission for service members and one guest November 9-11. 

    Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (Washington) Free admission for veterans and active duty service members and 50% off tickets for immediate family members November 9-11.  

    Riverbanks Zoo and Garden (South Carolina) Free admission November 11.   

    Six Flags, Jackson (New Jersey) Free admission with discounted admission ($29.99) for friends and family November 11. 

    Six Flags Over Georgia Free admission November 9-11. Each eligible hero may also bring up to three guests for only $29.99 each.

    Six Flags St. Louis Free admission to the theme park with a valid U.S. military I.D. November 10-11. A special military discount will be available at the Main Gate for the active duty member’s family and friends at $37.99 + tax each.

    The Alamo (Texas) Head to the Alamo Sunday, November 11, for special military programming at the Alamo including firing demonstrations, living history, and free tours and giveaways for all military and veterans.

    Waves of Honor Discounts or free admission for SeaWorld Orlando, San Antonio, San Diego, Busch Gardens Tampa, Busch Gardens of Williamsburg, Sesame Place Langhorne, Discovery Cove, and Aquatica Orlando. 

    Woodland Park Zoo (Washington) Free admission for veterans, active duty service members and spouses November 11.

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    Services Freebies and Discounts  

    Great Clips Free haircut November 11 or card for free haircut to use anytime before December 31, 2018.

    NAPA AutoCare Centers Free oil change.  

    Sports Clips Free haircuts for active duty military and veterans (with valid ID) November 11. For a list of stores offering free haircuts on Veterans Day, please click here.

    Check in with your local businesses to see if they’re offering any Veterans Day discounts this year. Please share any deals we missed in the comments!

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