To honor our military community of soldiers and honorable Veterans, we have included a list of freebies for the holiday.  Below is a list of vendors with free giveaways.  Review and please share online!


All veterans and active duty military eat free from a limited menu at Applebee’s on Nov. 11. Simply show proof of service or arrive wearing a uniform.


All active duty military and veterans are invited to dine in with Chili’s on Veteran’s Day, November 11 all day and receive a free meal.  You can choose from one of the six following options:

  • Oldtimer® with Cheese
  • Quesadilla Explosion Salad
  • Margarita Grilled Chicken
  • Cajun Chicken Pasta
  • Chicken Crispers®
  • Chicken Club Tacos

Golden Corral

For the 10th year in a row, Golden Corral Restaurants will offer their Military Appreciation Monday dinner. The event is scheduled this year from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 15. All personnel are welcome, including retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves.

Hooters –

Get a free meal from a special menu at participating restaurants when you purchase a beverage. Available for veterans and active military with ID. Dine in only. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Up to an $8.50 value.
Outback Steakhouse

Veterans and active-duty military receive a free Bloomin’ Onion and non-alcoholic beverage on Veterans Day at participating Outback Steakhouses.


Some Subway restaurants are distributing free six-inch subs to veterans or active-duty members on Veterans Day. Make sure you call ahead, however, as not all franchises are participating in this special event.
Knott’s Berry Farm —

Through Nov. 24, 2010, admission is free to veteransor active duty military personnel plus one guest. Get up to six extra tickets for $15 each. ID required. Eligible person must be present. Dependent I.D.s will not be accepted

Krispy Kreme –

Veterans get a donut of their choice for free at participating locations on Veteran’s Day. Unclear if all varieties of sweets are included, or just the more traditional donuts are up for grabs.

The Dollar General

On Nov. 11, all veterans, active duty military, National Guard, Reserve, and their immediate families will receive a special 10-percent discount with a Veterans Day coupon. The coupon may be found in the Nov. 1 advertising circular in stores or by asking a Dollar General sales associate. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for other Veterans Day coupons in your mail and local newspaper.

Foot Locker

U.S. Active Duty Military, National Guard, Reserves, veterans and their families with Foot Locker Veterans Advantage Cards receive a 20-percent discount every day of the year. That offer is good both online and at any store location

Home Depot

Home Depotoffers a 10-percent discount (up to a $500 maximum) to all active military, reserve, retired or disabled veterans and their family members with a valid military ID. All other veterans qualify for a 10-percent discount during Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day


Lowe’sexpanded its 10-percent military discount last February to a year-round offer for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees and disabled service members and their immediate families. All other veterans receive the 10-percent discount on Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. The discount is available on in-stock and special-order purchases of up to $5,000. The offer can’t be used on sales at, on previous sales or on sales of services or gift cards. You must present a valid military I.D. card to receive this special discount.

Sam’s Club and Hugo Canes

The warehouse store will give away 36,000 collapsible Hugo canes on Veterans Day to military veterans in need of mobility assistance
Sears – Veterans get an extra 10% off regular, sale, and clearance merchandise Nov. 11-12, 2010. The discount is also valid for policemen, teachers, hospital staff, and firefighters. Some exclusions.
National Parks

Admission is free on Veterans Day to everyone at all national parks and Bureau of Land Management public lands.

Sea World

Throughout 2010, members of the military and as many as three direct dependents may enter any one of Anheuser-Busch’s SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks with a single-day complimentary admission.

FREE PARADES by City has created a state-by-state database of Veterans Day parades across the country. Search for your city or add your official Veterans Day parade to their listing.

Fayetteville NC and Fort Bragg honors Veterans on November 11

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