Veteran’s Day Discounts & Veterans Eat Free

Veteran’s Day is Tuesday, November 11th, 2014.  To honor our military, many businesses give discounts and free meals to veterans on this day.  Please be sure to confirm that your location is participating, as many are “participating locations only”.

Veterans Eat Free and Restaurant Deals on Veterans Day 2014

Veterans eat free and other deals are just being announced. This list is being updated for 2014, but to get an idea of the types of deals you’ll be seeing as it gets closer, scroll down to see what deals there were for 2013.

Applebee’s: Free meal for veterans and active-duty military on Tuesday, November 11th. There is are seven items being offered for the veterans deal this year; see the options here. Free meal for veterans is available at participating locations only; show proof of service to get the meal.

Arby’s (select locations): Free Classic Roast Beef Sandwich at participating locations in OK, AR, KS, MO, IL (Greater STL area), CO, ID, and WY.

Black-Eyed Pea: Free meal and drink for veterans. Active-duty can receive 25% off regular menu prices. Valid on select items only.

California Dreamin’: Free meal for veterans and 25% off their family and friends’ meals on Veterans Day.

California Pizza Kitchen
: Free meal from a special menu for veterans on November 11th.

CentraArchy Restaurants (includes New York Prime, Chophouse ’47, The Tavern at Phipps, Carolina Roadhouse, Joey D’s Oak Room, Burro Loco, Gulfstream Cafe, Chophouse New Orleans): free meal for veterans and 25% off their family and friends’ meals on Veterans Day.

Chick-fil-A: At Colorado Springs and Pueblo locations, get a free meal of your choice. May be valid at other locations as well, but will vary widely so call ahead!

Denny’s: Free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 AM to noon on Veterans Day only.


Fish City Grill: Free entree, up to $18.99 in value, on Veterans Day. Details here.

Friendly’s: Free breakfast (Big-Two-Do), lunch, or dinner (All American Burger, served with fries and a beverage) on Veterans Day.

Golden Corral: Free dinner for veterans on Monday, November 17th from 5-9 PM. More info here.

HuHot Mongolian Grill: 50% off for veterans at select locations only! Locations include La Crosse, WI; Rochester, MN; Sandy, UT; Spokane Valley, WA; Fort Collins, CO; Billings and Missoula, MT.

McCormick & Schmick’s Steakhouse: Free entree from a select menu for veterans on Sunday, November 9th. Reservations are recommended; see all the details here.

Olive Garden: Free meal for veterans on Veterans Day; from a select menu only. Download a PDF of the menu here.

On the Border
: Free “choose 2″ or “choose 3″ meal with presentation of military ID on Tuesday, November 11th. You can see a complete list of participating restaurants here.

Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage for veterans on Veterans Day. Military will also receive 15% off from November 12th through the end of the year. Details here.

Red Robin: Free Tavern Double Burger and bottomless fries on Veterans Day. Also check out their rewards program with special deals for military.

Red Lobster: Free appetizer for military from November 10th-13th.

Rodizio Grill: Veterans can buy one Rodizio meal and get a second free from November 10th-13th. (Adult meals only.)

Ruby Tuesday: Free appetizer for veterans on Veterans Day, no purchase required.

Starbucks: Free tall brewed coffee for military and their spouses on Veterans Day 2014. Info here.

Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch for veterans, from 10 AM to 2 PM only. Choose from a special menu of ten entrees as listed here.

Tucano’s Brazilian Grill: Free shrimp skewer for military from Saturday, November 8th, through Tuesday, November 11th; veterans will also receive a 25% off card for four meals when dining on those dates. Anyone can upload a photo of their family member or friend in uniform to the Tucano’s Facebook page to get a coupon for a free dessert.

Other Freebies for Veterans Day 2014

Dinosaur Resource Center: Half-priced admission for veterans on Veterans Day.

Dumb Friends League
: Waived adoption fees for all pets for veterans on November 11th, 2014. Contact them here.

Great Clips: Free haircut for veterans on Veterans Day, or, anyone can stop by on Veterans Day to pick up a card for a free hair cut to pass along to a veteran you know. More info here.

Jiffy Lube: Free basic oil change for veterans on Veterans Day, at participating locations only.

Knott’s Berry Farm
: Free admission for veterans during their Military Tribute event, plus discount on other ticket purchases. More info here.

National Parks: Free admission to everyone on Veterans Day – Tuesday, November 11th.

Plato’s Closet (select locations): 20% off for military from November 8th-11th.

World Market: 20% off entire purchase from November 8th-11th for military only.

More Military Discounts

Many Colorado Springs businesses offer military discounts on a regular basis.  Here’s an extensive list of Colorado Springs military discounts!