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    2021 Veterans Day Discounts and Deals

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

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    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!

    2021 Veterans Day Restaurant Deals and Discounts

    2021 Veterans Day Restaurant Deals and DiscountsPhoto by Ali Inay on Unsplash

    7-Eleven: Get a free coffee or Big Gulp® on Veterans Day, November 11. Download the 7-Eleven app and sign in or register.  

    54th Street: Veterans and Active Duty eat free on Veterans Day up to $14. Offer valid Thursday 11-11-21 only. Can't be used in combination with a reward or other discount, including 54 funds. Dine-in Only. Proof of service is appreciated. Discount Code: Veterans Day.

    Another Broken Egg Cafe: This Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, all veterans, active and retired military service members can enjoy a free Patriot French Toast Combo and coffee. Available for dine-in only at participating cafes. Valid 11/11/2021 only while supplies last.

    Applebee's: Enjoy a complimentary full-size entrée from an exclusive menu created just for you. And when dining at Applebee’s on November 11, you’ll receive a $5 bounce back card to redeem for dine-in, To Go or delivery within three weeks.

    Bob Evans: On Veterans Day, Bob Evans is honored to provide a comforting meal to veterans and active-duty military. On November 11, 2021 they'll be offering a special menu of seven homestyle favorites available to veterans and active duty military free at their local Bob Evans Restaurant.

    California Pizza Kitchen: Enjoy a complimentary entrée and beverage at all participating CPK locations nationwide. In addition, CPK will also be partnering with DAV (Disabled American Veterans) to host a nationwide fundraiser in its restaurants from November 8 to November 10 to support the nonprofit organization’s programs and services for veterans and their families.

    Chili's: All veterans and active military members can get a free meal on Veterans Day November 11, 2021 at all participating Chili's Grill & Bar restaurants. Available for in-restaurant only. Please call ahead to your local Chili's restaurant if you have any questions about your Veterans Day meals. 

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

    Golden Corral: Get a free dinner in honor of Military Appreciation Night at Golden Corral on November 11, 5 pm to closing. 

    IHOP: Veterans and active duty military get free Red, White & Blueberry Pancakes at participating locations. Dine in only, 1 per guest. Restrictions apply. Military ID or proof of service required. See restaurant for details. For a limited time at participating restaurants. Free menu items may vary by location.

    Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que: Dine on Veterans Day (11/11/21) to receive a free Lucille’s Original Pulled Pork Sandwich and one swoon-worthy side. Offer is available for takeout phone orders and dine-in. Must show proof of service. Present your military ID card or proof of service.

    Mission BBQ: Free sandwiches for all Veterans and Active Duty Military personnel. Live performance of Our National Anthem at 12 Noon. Visit your favorite Mission BBQ on November 11, from 11 am to 9 pm.

    McCormick & Schmick's: Veterans of the U.S. Military, National Guard, Gold Star Parents, and Gold Star Spouses enjoy a select half-priced entree on Sunday, November 7, 2021.

    Pilot Flying J: Veterans can visit any participating Pilot or Flying J Travel Center from Nov. 8-11 to redeem their exclusive offer in the Pilot Flying J app for a free Pilot Coffee and their choice of one free PJ Fresh® breakfast sandwich, breakfast pizza, or breakfast grill item. The offer is available through the app.

    Red Lobster: Red Lobster® is offering dine-in active duty military and reservists a free appetizer or dessert on Thursday, November 11. Guests only need to show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem this offer.

    Red Robin: If Veterans and Active Military have registered for Red Robin Royalty by November 1, you'll get a Free Red's Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries added to your account – redeemable one-time, Monday 11/1 - Sunday 11/14 for Dine-In or To-Go.

    Shoney's: Get a free All You Care To Eat, Freshly Prepared Breakfast Bar on November 11 until 11 am. 

    Starbucks: Enjoy a free tall (12-ounce) hot brewed coffee for veterans, military service members, and military spouses who visit participating U.S. Starbucks stores on Nov. 11, 2021. For every cup of hot brewed coffee sold nationwide that day, Starbucks is also donating 25 cents to be divided evenly between Headstrong and Team Red, White & Blue to support the mental health and the wellbeing of military communities.

    Wendy’s: In honor of Veterans Day, Wendy's® is thanking those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military with a FREE breakfast combo offer with valid military ID or a Veterans Advantage card.

    Yard House: Veterans and active duty military enjoy a complimentary appetizer on Veteran's Day.

    2021 Veterans Day Retail Deals and Discounts

    2021 Veterans Day Retail Deals and DiscountsPhoto by naipo.de on Unsplash

    Academy Sports + Outdoors: Military and first-responders enjoy 10% off their purchase in-store and online now through November 14. 

    Brakes To Go: Get a 10% discount off brake services for the entire month of November. Book an appointment and bring a valid verification of your military service: military ID card, VA benefits card, or a veterans ID card. The veterans discount can be used along with other Brakes To Go promotions.

    Bumblebee Linens: To thank you for the sacrifices you make every day, Bumblebee Linens would like to offer an extra 10% discount. Thank you for your service! 

    Dollar General: Enjoy 20% off your purchase November 11-14. Sign in or create a Dollar General account, verify your eligibility, and add the exclusive military coupon.  

    Exchange: On Nov. 11, shoppers will get double rewards points on all MILITARY STAR purchases made everywhere the card is accepted, including online and in-store at the Exchange and commissaries, earning 4% in rewards instead of the standard 2%. After earning 2,000 rewards points, shoppers automatically receive a $20 reward.

    Other MILITARY STAR offers available on Veterans Day include:

    • Double the everyday gas savings with 10 cents off per gallon of fuel purchased at Exchange fuel locations.
    • 15% off all purchases at participating Exchange restaurants.
    • $10 off Exchange mall concession or kiosk purchases of $25 or more with coupon (see main store customer service for the coupon).

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

    Great Clips: Veterans and active military members can visit a U.S. Great Clips salon and receive either a free haircut on Veterans Day or a free haircut card. In addition, non-military customers who get a haircut on Veterans Day at Great Clips salons can pay it forward. They will receive a free haircut card they can give to an active service member or veteran as a way of saying thank you. The cards can be redeemed for a free haircut from November 12 through December 10, 2021.

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

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

    Lovesac: Get 20% off. Apply for your Heroes discount code before 11/4, then redeem your code by 11/21 to get 20% off. Plus, enjoy fast free shipping and a 60-Day Home Trial.

    PC Liquidations: PC Liquidations has a goal of giving back. As part of that commitment, they’re offering a 10% discount for military and veterans on refurbished products across the store as a small thank-you for the work you do every day.

    Publix: Veterans, active military personnel, and their families are invited to save 10% on groceries on Thursday, November 11, 2021. This offer excludes prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, gift cards, lottery tickets, postage stamps, and money services. Valid for in-store purchases only.

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

    Sport Clips: On Veterans Day, November 11th, participating Sport Clips locations will provide free haircuts to veterans and active duty service members as well as donate $2 for every haircut service provided on that day. 

    Target: You can get a two-time use 10% discount (now through November 13) on your entire basket. Guests can add a veteran or military family status to their Target Circle profile, making them eligible for bonus offers. Also with Target Circle, any member can vote to direct Target’s community giving funds to local nonprofits in certain markets. 

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

    2021 Veterans Day Military Travel and Recreation Discounts

    2021 Veterans Day Military Travel and Recreation DiscountsPhoto by Jackie Park on Unsplash

    9/11 Memorial and Museum: Receive free Museum admission for yourself and half-price tickets for up to three guests Thursday, November 11 through Sunday, November 14. 

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

    Cincinnati Zoo: 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: Free admission during Veterans Day weekend, Thursday November 11, through Sunday, November 14, to all active duty Military, Reservists, Retirees, Veterans, National Guardsmen and their immediate dependents.

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

    Jefferson Lines: From November 11 to November 24, 2021, all military members of past and present can travel free on any Jefferson Lines route across their 14-state network. Veterans and active military members can obtain these free tickets anytime from November 1 through November 11, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Free tickets are available for travel departing on November 11th through November 24th for both one-way and round-trip tickets. Veterans and active military members with roundtrip tickets are welcome to return at a later date anytime through December 31, 2021. Restrictions apply. 

    Mount Vernon: Free admission on Veterans Day, November 11. 

    National WWI Museum and Memorial: Free public ceremonies on the grounds and free general admission Thursday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 14. In addition, general admission is half price for the public on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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

    If you’re not sure if your local businesses are participating in Veterans Day discounts in your local area, give them a call! It never hurts to check in personally.

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