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Best Veterans Day discounts and freebies for 2023

Veterans Day is only a few days out, with a bonus day “observed” by federal entities on November 10. Here are the best freebies and discounts!
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Veterans Day is only a few days out, with a bonus day “observed” by federal entities on Friday, November 10. Take a look at the biggest deals, discounts, and free items that are available on this upcoming Veterans Day. We’re talking free meals, redeemable freebies, discounted groceries, and more. 

Here are the best Veterans Day freebies for 2023:

Army Corp of Engineers Recreation Areas

Day-use fees will be waived on November 11th. This deal is good nationwide.

Applebee’s

Applebee’s offers a free meal on Veterans Day to active duty members and veterans alike. Members will get a choice of seven entrees and earn a $5 card for their next stop. Proof of service is required. 

Bigby Coffee

Hot or iced coffee for free, up to 24 oz. Good for brewed coffee. 

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

Get a chocolate chunk pizookie for free when you spend at least $11.95 on Saturday. Dine-in only. 

Buffalo Wild Wings

Vets and active members get a free 10-piece boneless wings meal plus fries. Saturday; dine-in only. 

Chicken Salad Chick

Get a Chick Meal for free with a beverage on Saturday. 

Bob Evans 

Another choice of seven meals from Bob Evans; valid for dine-in only.

Bonefish Grill 

Snag an order of Bonefish Grill’s bang bang shrimp and a free non-alcoholic drink with a valid military ID. No purchase necessary; 10% discounts to veterans/military year-round. 

California Pizza Kitchen

A free entree is provided to veterans from a limited menu. In addition, their guests can earn a buy-one-get-one offer on select items for a future visit. Military members also earn a free non-alcoholic drink. Dine-in only. 

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Get a free appetizer or dessert and non-alcoholic drink for veterans or active duty members. 10% discount is also provided year-round. 

Chili’s

Free entree on Saturday; choice of four options. Dine-in only. 

Denny’s

Free Grand Slam to active duty members and veterans on Saturday; valid ID required. Available until noon; dine-in only. 

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Get a free Freddy’s original double combo meal card, good through November 30th. No purchase necessary. 

Gold Star

Vets and members can get a free meal or $12 off their order. 

Golden Corral

Special Military Appreciation Night on Nov. 13, where all military members and veterans receive a free meal. Dine-in only from 5 pm to close. 

Hooters

A free meal, available from a special menu, is available to veterans with the purchase of a drink. Dine-in only. 

Hy-Vee

On Friday between 6 am and 10 am, veterans and active members can get a free breakfast when they dine-in. In addition, 15% off groceries in-store and online. 

IHOP

Get a free pancake combo between 7 am and 7 pm on November 11th. Dine-in only.

IKEA

In-store purchases by veterans or active duty members are eligible for a 15% discount on purchases $3,000 or less. Offer good between Nov. 10 and Nov. 22. Members can also earn a free meal from the IKEA restaurant Nov. 10, 11, and 12. 

Pirate Water Taxi

Between November 10 and 12, veterans and active duty can ride for free. ID required. First-come, first-serve basis. 

Shoney’s

Free breakfast between 11 am and 11 pm. Dine-in only.

Starbucks

Free tall brewed coffee, iced or hot. In-person orders only. 

Texas Road House

Free lunch from 10 meal options. Valid between 11 am and 2 pm Saturday. Non-alcoholic drink included. 

Here are the best Veterans Day deals for 2023:

CheapOAir

Get up to $25 off of flight fees with promotion code: VTRN25 Offer not available on all flights.

Duane Reade

Get 20% off regularly-priced items. Must have a myWalgreens account. Offer good between November 10 and 13. 

Joe’s Crab Shack

Get 20% off your meal for vets and active duty between 11 am and 3 pm. 

KIND Bars

Between Nov. 10 and 12 get 25% off your online order for active members and vets. The website also offers 15% off year-round. 

Metro Diner

Veterans earn 10% all year. On Veteran’s Day, military members and vets get 50% off their meal. 

Publix

Veterans and military members earn 10% off groceries when shopping this Saturday. Not valid for prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, gift cards, lottery tickets, stamps, or money services. In-store only. 

Office Depot 

Get 25% off when you shop in-store on Saturday. Good November 11-13.

Sleep Number

Earn 20% off bests, bases, bedding, and more – offer available on most items. 

Target

Get a 10% discount through November 11th. Can be used twice per person. 

Rite Aid

Earn a 15% discount between November 10th and 12th. Rite Aid Rewards membership required to earn discount. 

Tractor Supply

Get 15% off purchases on Saturday. Offer good for any military ID, including dependents. 

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Up to 15% off Best Available Rate for veterans. Stays between December 8-11 can also earn 1,000 bonus points for Wyndham Rewards members.