Human Interest

Veterans Day is where we honor the brave individuals who serve the nation proudly across all six U.S. military branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Space Force.

On November 11, many businesses, brands and other entities celebrate our veterans with a slew of discounts and/or free items. Here are just 11 different discounts and freebies offered this Veterans Day.

  • Applebee’s

    Applebee’s is offering all veterans and active duty military members a free entree from one of the following seven options:

    -Classic Bacon Cheeseburger
    -Chicken Tenders Platter
    -Fiesta Lime Chicken
    -Oriental Chicken Salad
    -6 oz. USDA Select Top Sirloin
    -Double Crunch Shirmp
    -Three-Cheese Chicken Penne

    Applebee's

    NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 01: An Applebees restaurant is seen on December 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • Buffalo Wild Wings

    Per Military.com, Buffalo Wild Wings has an excellent offer for both dine-in and takeout orders. Veterans and active-duty service members are eligible for a free order of 10 boneless wings and fries. You must show proof of service.

    Buffalo Wild Wings

    JACKSONVILLE, FL – FEBRUARY 01: Buffalo Wild Wings exterior on February 1, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Buffalo Wild Wings)

  • Chili’s

    Chili’s is offering a free entree in-restaurant only from one of the following four options:

    -Soup & Salad
    -Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas
    -Oldtime with Cheese
    -Boneless Wings (6 Count)

  • Denny’s

    Denny’s is offering a free Grand Slam to all active, non-active and retired military personnel with a valid military ID or DD 214. The offer is available for dine-in only from 5 AM to noon at participating locations.

    Denny's

    (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • Dunkin’

    Dunkin’ is offering veterans and active military members a free donut on Veterans Day. No purchase is required.

    Dunkin'

    CHICAGO – SEPTEMBER 07: A Dunkin’ Donuts hangs on a window. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

  • Fitbit

    According to the VA, “From Nov. 1 through Nov. 25, Veterans, active-duty military and their families can enjoy 35 percent off on up to two Fitbit devices per order.” You can check your eligibility for the discount here.

  • Hooters

    Hooters is offering veterans and active military members with proof of service/ military ID a free entree from the following five options with the purchase of a beverage:

    -10-Piece Boneless Wings
    -Hooters Burger
    -Grilled Chicken Sandwich
    -Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
    -Buffalo Chicken Salad

    Hooters

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – JANUARY 12: A general view of Hooters restaurant on January 12, 2007 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Little Caesars

    Per Military.com, Little Caesars is offering veterans and active military members a free lunch combo at participating locations. The offer is only available between 11 AM and 2 PM.

    Little Caesars mascots

    DETROIT, MI – DECEMBER 26: The Little Caesars Pizza mascots look on and give a thumbs up. (Photo by Mark A. Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • National Parks Service

    Per the VA, “On Veterans Day 2022, the National Park Service will unveil a lifetime pass providing free entrance to national parks for Veterans and their families. The Interagency Military Lifetime Pass waives entrance fees for the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and standard amenity recreation fees for the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sites for current military service members and their dependents, Veterans and Gold Star Families.”

    A view of Denali, formerly known as Mt. McKinley

    DENALI NATIONAL PARK, AK – SEPTEMBER 1: A view of Denali, formerly known as Mt. McKinley, on September 1, 2015 in Denali National Park, Alaska. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

  • Red Robin

    Red Robin is offering all veterans and active duty service members a free Red’s Tavern Double with free soft drink refills and bottomless steak fries. This offer is dine-in only and proof of service is required.

  • Starbucks

    Starbucks is expanding its Veterans Day offering this year. According to the VA, veterans, active military service members and military spouses will be able to get a free tall (12 oz.) hot or iced coffee.

  • And MORE!

    Comprehensive Veterans Day discount lists can be found at Military.com and TheMilitaryWallet.com.