Veterans Day 2021: Discounts, Deals and Free Meals for Those Who Served

by Amy Myers

Veterans Day marks another chance to celebrate our nation’s heroes by giving back and showing our appreciation for their service. Since 1918, the United States has recognized the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month,” the end of World War I, as Veterans Day. On Thursday, shops, stores and restaurants will all once again be offering huge deals for those in uniform. If you have a loved one that served or is still in the military, make sure they have their ID and spoil them with some of these offers below.

Free Meals Available on Veterans Day 2021

7-Eleven: Free cup of coffee or Big Gulp available.

Applebee’s: Veterans and active-duty military can get a free meal from a select menu upon proof of service.

Bob Evans: Veterans and active-duty military can receive free select menu items.

Bubba Gump Shrimp: Military personnel receive 20% off food and retail purchases.

Chili’s Bar & Grill: Veterans and active-duty military can order a complimentary meal from a select menu.

Dunkin’ Donuts: Veterans and active-duty military can receive a free donut, no purchase necessary.

Famous Dave’s: Veterans and active-duty military can receive a free Georgia chopped pork sandwich plus a side when dining in or ordering take-out.

Houlihan’s: Veterans and active-duty military can get a free meal from a select menu upon proof of service.

Mission Barbeque: Veterans and active duty will receive a free sandwich.

Outback Steakhouse: Miliitary personnel receive free Bloomin’ Onion and Coca-Cola.

Sheetz: Military personnel receive a free 6-inch turkey sub and a regular-size fountain drink at any location. They can also get a free car wash at participating locations.

Starbucks: Military personnel can get a free tall (12 oz) black, hot-brewed coffee.

Wendy’s: Military personnel can receive a free small breakfast combo upon proof of service.

Other Veterans Day Deals

If you’d rather take your loved one shopping for exclusive sales, there’s plenty of stores that are giving special deals on November 11. Check out the full list of deals here.

Cabela’s: Military personnel, law enforcement, EMTs and firefighters will receive Hometown Hero discount (10% off most purchases, 5% off firearms and ammo) upon showing valid ID. Exclusions apply.

Free Hair Cuts: While we can’t list all of them, many barbershops and hair clip shops will be offering discounts and free hair cuts to military personnel. Check your local shop for details.

Free Car Washes and Oil Changes: Similarly, many car washes and body shops will be offering free sevices to military personnel.

Home Depot: Veterans can receive a 10% discount.

Tractor Supply Company: Veterans will receive 15% off their entire purchase.

US National Park Service: The NPS is waiving most recreational fees, including entrance and equipment.