Veterans Day 2016 Freebies & Deals


Veterans Day 2016 is almost here.  This is a list of all the free food and free deals and coupons that veterans can take advantage of this year.  If you know of any that I missed leave a comment and share!



Veterans past and present can choose from a complete menu at Calhoun’s featuring the our signature BBQ pork, steak, award-winning ribs, chicken and catfish on Veterans Day. The FREE Veterans Day meals are available from open to close at all Calhoun’s locations.

Maker’s Donuts





Friday, November 11th, from 3pm-close Chipolte is offering  buy one, get one free burrito, bowl, salad, or taco order. Valid for all US military active-duty, Reserves, National Guard and retired military, military spouses with ID and veterans.

Ruby Tuesday


All veterans, active duty and reserve military service members with valid military ID can enjoy one free appetizer (up to a $10 value) on Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11).

Offer is valid at all Ruby Tuesday locations, excluding those in Guam, Hawaii, Manhattan, airports or outside of the United States.

Texas Roadhouse


Texas Roadhouse is offering Veterans & Active Duty Military a completely free lunch – NO purchase necessary! There are 10 different menu items to choose from (see above for details), plus your choice of iced tea, sweet tea, coffee or soft drink.

Olive Garden


Olive Garden will offer a free entrée from a special menu to active-duty military and military veterans.




Veterans and active-duty military get Red, White & Blue Pancakes free from Ihop  7 a.m.-7 p.m.



Applebee’s serves their free meals on Veterans Day, which this year is on Friday, November 11. The offer is valid on this day only, from when they open to when they close their doors.

Here are Applebee’s menu choices for veterans and active military members on Veterans Day:

  • Butcher’s Meat and Potatoes
  • Oriental Chicken Salad
  • Fiesta Lime Chicken
  • Chicken Tenders Platter
  • Double Crunch Shrimp
  • American Standard All-In Burger
  • Three-Cheese Chicken Cavatappi

Every eligible customer can pick one of these seven entrees.

Krispy Kreme

On November 11th, a free doughnut and small coffee from Krispy Kreme will be given to anyone who identifies themselves as a veteran or active military personnel (no ID required) on Veterans Day. Limit one offer per guest, valid in-store only at participating locations.



In honor of those who have served, Shoney’s is proud to offer a FREE ALL-AMERICAN BURGER™
to all active-duty and veterans of the military on Veterans Day – Friday, November 11, 2016.


On November 11th, active duty service members, reservists, veterans and military spouses are invited to enjoy a FREE Tall Brewed Coffee from Starbucks!

Boston Market

All active duty or retired military personnel and their families can receive one free brownie or cookie with any purchase on Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11). No ID required.



Head over to Chili’s on Veterans Day as they honor Active Military Personnel and Veterans with a FREE entrée. Offer valid from select menu at participating locations on November 11th only.

Outback Steakhouse

This Veterans Day, Outback Steakhouse is again honoring all active and retired military members with a free Bloomin’ Onion and a Beverage* by showing a valid military ID at participating restaurants on Nov. 11. Toshow continued support for our troops beyond Veterans Day, Outback is also  offering all Military Mates, including active or retired military members and their families, 15% off their check from Nov. 12 – Dec. 31.*

Cracker Barrel


Veterans dining at Cracker Barrel Nov. 11 get a free piece of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake®. For dine-in only at your favorite Cracker Barrel.

Bob Evans 


Bob Evans is offering free breakfast all day long on Veteran’s Day for veterans and active-duty military.

Food City


Food City celebrates those who have helped keep our country safe and free. To show our appreciation to all of those who have served, Veterans and active military members EAT FREE on November 11.

Just bring your Military ID card or proof of service with your ValuCard to any Food City Deli. Offer includes one hot bar meal, and a fountain drink of any size (up to a total value of 6.99). Limit one.


Ingles honors Veterans on November 11 with a  10% discount. Bring the in ad coupon along with proof of service or in uniform.




As a small way to show our gratitude for your service, veterans, military personnel, and their families are invited to save 10% on groceries at Publix on November 11, 2016.

This offer excludes prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, gift cards, lottery tickets, postage stamps, and money services. Customer is responsible for all applicable taxes.

Please present one of the following at purchase: Veteran ID card, military ID card, discharge document, or a driver’s license with veteran designation.

Great Clips

Customers who come in Nov. 11 for a service can get a free haircut card to give to their favorite veteran. Veterans can also get a free haircut or get the free haircut card. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.


Wilderness at the Smokies

Receive 10% OFF your Wilderness at the Smokies stay in either Stone Hill Lodge or River Lodge. Thank you for your service!

Must show valid ID at check-in. Some blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

Wilderness at the Smokies Waterpark Resort wants to let all service men and women know that they are appreciated. The Wilderness is offering a special 10% discount off the Best Available Rate to any active or retired service man or woman and their immediate families. Identification will be required at check-in. Valid at Stone Hill Lodge and River Lodge. Not valid with other promotional or group offers. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.


  1. Brenda Shumate says:

    Thank you and appreciation to these vendors for their gifts to our Veterans.

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