Veterans Day Military Deals: 20 Brands You Can’t Miss (2020 Edition)
Each November 11, Veterans Day is a time to honor those who’ve served our nation, and many brands take this time of the year to offer some amazing deals to show their appreciation. For example, many restaurants offer free appetizers or desserts on or around Veterans Day. Likewise, many companies offer steep discounts on items in stores, tickets, car rentals, flights, and hotels year round but go all out for Veterans Day. Here are 20 of the best Veterans Day military deals being offered this year.
Which Restaurants Give Free Meals on Veterans Day?
Most of the following restaurants require proof of service with a valid ID or official paperwork (DD-214 or Leave and Earnings Statement). Be sure to call ahead if you’re unsure about the requirements of participation.
1. Golden Corral
This popular buffet style restaurant is offering a Military Appreciation Night free “Thank you” meal that will be distributed during November and redeemable from November 1st, 2020 through May 31st, 2021. To learn more visit their website here.
This November 11, all veterans and active duty are able to claim a free meal with proof of military service at any participating Chili’s. You can pick from a special menu of seven choices. This is for in-restaurant dining only.
Veterans Day is one of Applebee’s busiest days of the year and they have served more than 8.9 million free meals to veterans and active duty on Veterans Day. Guests may choose from a special menu of seven items.
4. Olive Garden
Who doesn’t love garlic breadsticks? With proof of service, all veterans and active duty may select a free meal plus unlimited soup, salad, and breadsticks from a limited menu on November 11.
Veterans coming into participating IHOP locations can snag a free stack of red, white, and blue pancakes and breakfast combos. Pancakes are buttermilk pancakes with glazed strawberries, blueberry compote, and a whipped topping.
6. LongHorn Steakhouse
All visiting veterans can receive a free appetizer or dessert on Veterans Day. On top of these free items, the whole table will receive a 10% discount, not just veterans!
7. Texas Roadhouse
Veterans will be able to pick up a free dinner voucher on Veterans Day this year at participating restaurants from 11 am to 2 pm. Vouchers are good for in-restaurant dining until June of 2021.
Denny’s is offering free breakfast from 5 am until noon for all veterans at participating chains from a limited menu of staple items from the Grand Slam Breakfast Menu.
9. Red Lobster
Veterans may receive a free appetizer or dessert at participating restaurants on Veterans Day this year.
Veterans Day Discounts
Costco is launching a nationwide membership promotion for the military community. Qualified new members who sign up and enroll in auto renewal will receive a $30 Costco Shop Card.*
Traveling can be expensive but Amtrak is offering a 20% discount to veterans and active duty between August 25 and Jan 31, 2021.
3. Bed Bath & Beyond
Between November 9th and 11th, veterans and active duty, military dependents can receive an amazing 25% discount off their entire purchase.
4. Caesar’s Hotels
Caesar’s Hotel group owns hotels and resorts all over and with this 40% discount offered between November 7th and 11th, you can book a great holiday for cheap!
Military members and veterans can receive an extra 15% off select PCs and electronics with an exclusive coupon valid until November 12th at 7 am.
6. General Motors
Special offers from Chevy, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac are available from November 1st to December 2nd.
7. Home Depot
At Home Depot a 10% discount is offered to veterans on Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day off your entire purchase.
8. LL Bean
LL Bean offers a 10% military discount year-round with verification of service. For both in-store and online shopping.
9. Lowe’s Home Improvement
Lowe’s offers 10% to all veterans and active duty by signing up for a MyLowe’s card.
Microsoft offers a year-round military discount of 10% to all active duty, veterans, and dependents on computers and electronics.
Veterans, active duty, and dependents can receive an extra 10% discount off of their entire purchase when you join Target Circle™ between November 1st and 11th in both stores and online!
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These are just a few of the great deals offered to veterans and their families. Many companies offer discounts year-round and all it takes is a little digging to find great deals which can save a ton. Sites like ExpertVoice and IDMe.com can also be used to find very steep discounts for currently serving members and veterans with a valid military or veteran ID. We hope this helps get you started in your smart shopping! Be sure to call your local restaurants or stores to ensure their participation before going.
Looking for even more deals? Make sure to check out our military discounts section with the best holiday military deals and free stuff for veterans and active duty all year round!