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    Big List of 2022 Veterans Day Discounts and Deals

    Each year, to show their appreciation of the military community, many restaurants, retailers, and local businesses offer free meals, discounted merchandise, and free admission during the week of Veterans Day. This year, the holiday falls on Friday, November 11. 

    If you’re interested in getting out for a meal, a visit to the many attractions across the country, or a bit of shopping, take a moment to peruse our annual list of Veterans Day Discounts and Deals to see if any of them pique your interest!

    Veterans Day Discounts and Deals 2022

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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 purchasing! 

    Starting off the list is our own 20% off to advertise homes and businesses located near a military base. Check out MilitaryByOwner's Veterans Day Discount.

    2022 Veterans Day Restaurant Deals and Discounts

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

    Another Broken Egg Cafe: This Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, all veterans, active and retired military service members can enjoy a free Patriot French Toast Combo and coffee. Valid November 11 only while supplies last.

    Applebee's: Enjoy a complimentary full-size entrée from an exclusive menu created just for you. As a token of gratitude, when dining at Applebee’s on November 11, these special guests will also receive a $5 Bounce Back Card to redeem for dine-in, To Go, or delivery within a three-week redemption window.

    BJ’s Brewhouse: Offer valid on Friday, November 11, for dine-in only. Valid for one complimentary meal from Limited Veterans Day Menu and a free Dr Pepper® beverage.

    Bob Evans: On Veterans Day, Bob Evans is honored to provide a comforting meal to veterans and active-duty military. On November 11, 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: On Friday, November 11, all Veterans and Active Military are invited to dine and receive a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage and choice of one entrée from their fixed menu. Upsells and additions may not be included in the promotion. In addition, CPK will also be partnering with DAV (Disabled American Veterans) to host a nationwide fundraiser in its restaurants from November 7 to November 9 to support the nonprofit organization’s programs and services for veterans and their families.

    Charleys Cheesesteaks: FREE order of Gourmet Fries for all veterans and active duty servicemembers on Friday, November 11.

    Chili's: All veterans & active military members can get a free meal on Veterans Day November 11, 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

    Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers: All Veterans and active military personnel who visit Freddy’s on Veterans Day will receive a FREE Freddy’s Original Double with Cheese combo meal card. No purchase is necessary to receive this special offer. Cards may be redeemed through November 30, 2022

    Golden Corral: Get a free dinner in honor of Military Appreciation Night at Golden Corral on Monday, November 14, 5 p.m. 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: Choose from four complimentary meals on November 11 and receive a $10 thank you redeemable for your next visit between November 25 through December 4. Available for dine-in to take-out.  Must show proof of service.

    Red Lobster: Red Lobster® is offering a free Walt's Favorite Shrimp, Fries, and Coleslaw, featuring six hand-breaded, butterflied and lightly fried shrimp, served with cocktail sauce, as well as crispy French Fries and Coleslaw. The offer is available for dine-in and To Go orders placed in-restaurant between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. local time on Friday, November 11. Guests only need to show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem this offer. 

    Starbucks: Enjoy a free tall (12-ounce) hot or iced coffee for veterans, military service members, and military spouses who visit participating U.S. Starbucks stores on November 11. 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.

    White Castle: Get a FREE Combo Meal or Breakfast Combo Meal at participating restaurants on November 11

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    2022 Veterans Day Retail Deals and Discounts

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    Academy Sports + Outdoors: Military and first-responders enjoy 10% off their purchase in-store and online now through November 13

    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!

    Exchange:  On November 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: On Friday, November 11, veterans and active service members can go into any U.S. Great Clips salon and get a free haircut or a free haircut card for a future visit. In addition, non-military customers who get a haircut on Veterans Day at Great Clips salons will also have the opportunity to pay it forward. They can receive a free haircut card to give to an active service member or veteran they know as a way of saying thank you. The cards can be redeemed for a free haircut from November 12 through December 9, 2022.

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

    Office Depot and OfficeMax: These office supplies stores offer 20% off qualifying in-store purchases on Veterans Day and every day.

    Kohl's: 30% off in-store purchases for active and former military personnel, veterans and their families from Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13 (Valid military ID is required). 

    Lovesac: Lovesac is giving Military Personnel, First Responders, Healthcare Workers, and Teachers 25% Off. Apply for the discount below through SheerID™. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotional discounts. 

    PC Liquidations: PC Liquidations has a goal of giving back. As part of that commitment, they offer a 10% discount for military and veterans.

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

    Pup Above: Pup Above honors the brave heroes who work tirelessly on the frontlines to keep us and our country safe. As a token of appreciation, they're offering 20% off all products to active duty, reservist, veteran, and retired US military personnel.

    Rack Room Shoes: Get 10% off your in-store purchase every day and 20% off on Veterans Day, November 11

    Sleep Number: All active, veteran, retired and reservist personnel of the US armed forces 20% discount on most smart beds, bases, and bedding from November 1 through November 14. 

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

    Target: You can get a two-time use 10% discount (now through November 12) 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

    Walgreens: Take 20% off eligible regular price items with myWalgreens® in store only. Offer valid November 11-14

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    2022 Veterans Day Military Travel and Recreation Discounts

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    9/11 Memorial and Museum: Complimentary Museum admission to the military and veteran community, including U.S. active and retired military, U.S. military veterans, and Blue and Gold Star Families Wednesday, November 9 through Sunday, November 13. Due to capacity constraints, advance reservations are encouraged and can be made on the website here.   

    Aquarium of the Pacific: Free admission on Veterans Day, November 11. To receive free admission, veterans and active military personnel should make an online reservation in advance here. General admission tickets are available for purchase for the general public. For a discount on additional tickets, military personnel may purchase guest tickets at their local MWR/ITT office. Advance reservations made online are required for everyone, including those receiving free admission, and no walk ups will be available.

    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 their immediate family members.

    Colonial Williamsburg: Free admission during Veterans Day weekend, Friday November 11, through Sunday, November 13, 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 23, 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, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Free tickets are available for travel departing on November 11th through November 23th 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, 2022. Restrictions apply. 

    Monticello: Enjoy complimentary admission to Monticello for Veterans Day weekend, November 11 through November 13. Admission is for the Monticello Self-Guided Pass, Gardens and Grounds Pass, or the Highlights Tour. The discount does not apply for special or after-hours tours, such as the Private Behind-the-Scenes Tour, and is based on availability. Tickets must be redeemed in person at the Dominion Welcome Pavilion in the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center and Smith Education Center.  

    Mount Vernon: Free admission on Veterans Day, November 11

    National WWI Museum and Memorial: Free public ceremonies on the grounds and free general admission Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13

    North Carolina Zoo: Free admission for military personnel and veterans and free admission for one accompanying guest for Military Appreciation Week, November 7 through November 13, 2022.

    San Antonio Zoo: Free admission for active duty, retired, and veteran members of the military national guard, and reserves for the month of November. Plus, up to four immediate family members can receive 50% off Any Day Tickets on date of visit.

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    If you’re not sure if your local businesses are participating in Veterans Day discounts in your local area, give them a call! It’s always a good idea to check in personally.

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