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    2020 Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies

    While it’d be easy to assume that like most holidays this year, Veterans Day is canceled—not in spirit, of course, but where discounts and events are concerned—thankfully, it’s not!

    While you’ll likely notice a shift in the types of Veterans Day discounts since many businesses (big and small) took a hit this year, you'll still find a wide number showing their appreciation for veterans and offering a treat to help you celebrate the day. 

    Take a look at:

    2020 Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies

    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!

    2020 Veterans Day Discounts


    2020 Veterans Day Restaurant Deals and Discounts

    2020 Veterans Day Restaurant Deals and Discounts

    Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash 

    7-ElevenGet a free coffee or Big Gulp® on Veterans Day, November 11.  

    Applebees: Veterans and Active Duty Military can select a free meal from a limited menu on Veteran’s Day, November 11

    Bob Evans: Choose from a special menu of seven homestyle favorites available to veterans and active duty military for FREE on Veteran’s Day, November 11. Offer is available for dine-in only. 

    Buffalo Wild Wings: Get a free order of 10 boneless wings and fries on November 11. Offer is available for dine-in or takeout.

    Cattlemens Steak House: Enjoy a complimentary 8 oz. Sirloin Steak dinner on Veterans Day, November 11.

    Chili's: Get a free meal from a select menu on November 11—available for in restaurant only.

    Cotton Patch Cafe: Enjoy a FREE Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken on Veterans Day, November 11

    Country Cookin: Dine-in on Veterans Day, November 11th and receive a FREE salad bar or $5 off any entree.

    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store: In honor of Military Family Appreciation Month and Veterans Day, Cracker Barrel plans to offer an in-store special for Veterans Day and a month-long promotion to show their support to the community.  

    Eat'n Park: Enjoy a 10% discount for the entire month of November—dine-in only.

    Friendly's: Enjoy a FREE All-American meal for lunch or dinner on November 11. Available for dine-in only.

    Golden Corral: Get a FREE dinner in honor of Military Appreciation Night at Golden Corral on November 11

    Hopdoddy Burger Bar: Enjoy a FREE Classic Burger on November 11. Offer is valid for in-store dining or to-go orders placed by phone.

    Houlihan's: Get $10 off a $30 food purchase on November 11. Available for dine-in or carry out. 

    LaMar's Donuts: Get a FREE donut and 12 ounce coffee on Veterans Day, November 11

    Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que: Enjoy a FREE dessert and 20% off for the month of November in honor of Military Family Month. 

    McCormick & Schmick's: Veterans of the U.S. Military, National Guard, Gold Star Parents, and Gold Star Spouses to enjoy a select half priced entrée on Sunday, November 8.

    Mission BBQ: Enjoy a FREE sandwich on November 11.

    Pilot Flying J: Enjoy a FREE breakfast (including a coffee!) November 8-11. The offer is available through the app.

    Red Robin: Get a FREE Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries in honor of Veterans Day. Offer is available for dine-in or to-go Nov. 12 – Nov. 30 to help maintain social distancing. 

    Shoney's: Get a FREE All You Care To Eat, Freshly Prepared Breakfast Bar on November 11 until 11 am. Available for Dine-in only.

    Tap House Grill: Enjoy a FREE meal on November 11. Available for dine-in only.

    Yard House: Enjoy a complimentary appetizer on November 11.


    2020 Veterans Day Retail Deals and Discounts

    2020 Veterans Day Retail Deals and Discounts

    Photo by Blake Wisz on Unsplash 

    Academy Sports & OutdoorsGet 10% off your entire purchase, in-store and online, from October 25 through November 11.

    Columbia Sportswear: Take 20% off at all Columbia brand and outlet stores on November 11.

    Grace for Vets: Get a FREE car wash on Veterans Day, November 11

    Great Clips: Get a FREE haircut on Veterans Day, November 11 or receive a free haircut card to use at a later time. 

    Home Depot: Enjoy 10% off your purchase on November 11, or any day year ‘round. 

    Office Depot and OfficeMaxNovember 11 through 13, these office supplies stores are offering 25% off qualifying in-store purchases.

    Priority Tire: Offering high quality new tires at affordable prices, get $15 off orders of $100 or more with discount code VETS2020 from November 9 through 11. Free shipping in the continental U.S.

    Rack Room Shoes: Enjoy 20% off your in-store purchase on Veterans Day, November 11

    Sport Clips: In addition to their “Help a Hero” campaign, Sport Clips will provide a FREE haircut to eligible patrons on Veterans Day, November 11

    Target: Between November 1 and 11, 2020, Target is offering all U.S. active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families a 10 percent discount off the guest’s full basket. Some exclusions apply.

    TOPS: Enjoy 11% off your total purchase on Veterans Day, November 11


    2020 Veterans Day Military Travel and Recreation Discounts

    2020 Veterans Day Military Travel and Recreation Discount

    Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash

    9/11 Memorial and MuseumReceive FREE Museum admission for yourself and half-price tickets for up to three guests November 7 through November 14

    Aquarium of the Pacific: Enjoy FREE admission on Veterans Day, November 11. Advance reservations required. 

    B&Bs for Vets: Enjoy a minimum of one room for one night for FREE. Most innkeepers begin this offer on Tuesday, November 10, so you can wake up at a B&B and enjoy Veterans Day activities on November 11th, but offers do vary.

    Cincinnati Zoo: Enjoy FREE admission on Veterans Day, November 11. This offer also allows military personnel to purchase up to six half-price admission tickets for members of their immediate family.

    Colonial Williamsburg: Enjoy FREE admission during Veterans Day weekend, Wednesday through Sunday, November 11-15, to all active duty Military, Reservists, Retirees, Veterans, National Guardsmen and their immediate dependents.

    Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: Enjoy free admission to all who are serving and have served our great nation, including their immediate family, on November 11.

    FantasyWorld Resort: Use promo code “SALUTE” to enjoy a discount when booking directly. This offer is valid for stays throughout the month of November in 2020 (Nov. 1-30, 2020).

    Jefferson Lines: Enjoy FREE travel in honor of Veterans Day, Free tickets are available for travel departing on November 11th through November 25th for both one-way and round-trip tickets. Veterans and active military members are welcome to return on a different date for round-trip tickets anytime through December 31, 2020.

    Monticello: Enjoy complimentary admission to Monticello for Veterans Day, November 11

    Mount Vernon: Enjoy FREE admission on Veterans Day, November 11

    Museum of East Tennessee History: Get FREE admission on Wednesday, November 11, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., prior to and following the downtown Knoxville Veterans Day Parade. 

    National WWI Museum and Memorial: Enjoy FREE public ceremonies on the grounds and free general admission Saturday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 15. In addition, general admission is half price for the public on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

    Sanderling Resort: Get the Heroes Welcome Rate available November 2020 through March 2021 to current and former Military, Fire and Rescue, Law Enforcement, Healthcare and Educators. This rate also includes 20% off food, spa and retail (excludes alcohol). Based on room type availability and some date restrictions. 

    Sedgwick County Zoo: Enjoy complimentary admission to all military personnel and their immediate families on Veterans Day, November 11.

    The REST Float Spa: Get a FREE 60-minute float on the 11th of every month, including this Veterans Day. 

    If you’re unsure of participants in your local area, give them a call! It never hurts to check in personally with your local businesses to see which ones are showing their appreciation through discounts this Veteran’s Day.

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    Danielle Keech


    Danielle Keech

    Danielle Keech is a writer and content creator for MilitaryByOwner Advertising. She writes on military life topics, highlights clients’ open houses on social media, and manages the Military PCS Facebook group. She especially enjoys covering financial topics and helping military families exercise financial responsibility and plan for the future. Danielle has been a Marine Corps spouse for ten years (and counting!) and is a momma to four littles and one fur baby. She and her pilot spouse have lived in Virginia, Florida, Texas, California, Hawaii, and, most recently, Okinawa, Japan. And yes, you guessed it, Hawaii is her favorite duty station to date! Find MilitaryByOwner's Millitary PCS group here.

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