Veterans Day 2021 is on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. This Veterans Day discounts list will continue to be updated as we learn of more nationally available Veterans Day discounts, meals or other ways businesses and organizations want to give back to Veterans. These Veterans Day discounts, free meals and other programs are being shared so that veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors are aware of all resources available to them.
Due to COVID-19, some organizations are now offering discounts to veterans all the time instead of their regular Veterans Day discounts. These adjustments help veterans take advantage of the discounts offered while avoiding the usual Veterans Day crowds. A new section at the bottom of this story will list all the year-round veterans discounts.
*The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products and services on the part of VA. Verify information with the offering organization.
Veterans Day discounts and meals at restaurants
Bob Evans – Nov. 11, 2021
Veterans and active-duty military receive a special menu of seven (7) homestyle favorites for FREE at local restaurants. Dine-in only. Visit the Bob Evans website for more details.
The Chop House – Nov. 11, 2021
Veterans and active military receive a 50% discount off any entrée with a valid military ID on November 11. Dine-in only. Please call ahead to your local Chop House if you have any questions about your Veterans Day Discount, or visit the Chop House website for additional details.
Cotton Patch Café – Nov. 11, 2021
All veterans and active military members are being offered a chicken fried steak or chicken fried chicken FREE on Nov. 11. Please call ahead to your local Cotton Patch Café if you have any questions about your Veterans Day Discount.
IHOP – Nov. 11, 2021
Veterans and active-duty military are being offered FREE red, white and blue pancakes on Nov. 11.
Lucille’s BBQ – Nov. 11, 2021
Veterans and active-duty military receive a FREE Lucille’s Original Pulled Pork Sandwich and one side item on Nov. 11. Must show proof of service. During the month of November, dine at any Lucille’s location to round up your bill to the nearest dollar where your generous donations will support Operation Homefront’s Holiday Meals for Military.
McCormick & Schmicks – Nov. 7, 2021
Veterans, Gold Star parents and Gold Star spouses can enjoy a half-priced entrée from a special menu on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants. Please contact your nearest location for details.
Red Robin – Nov. 1-14, 2021
Veterans and active-duty military who are Red Robin Royalty members are being offered a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries anytime between Nov. 1-14 for dine-in or to-go. Visit the Red Robin website for details.
Yard House – Nov. 11, 2021
Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary appetizer on Nov. 11. Please visit the Yard House website or contact your nearest location for details.
California Pizza Kitchen – Nov. 11, 2021
Veterans and active military get a complimentary entrée and beverage when they dine in and show proof of service on Nov. 11. In addition, all veterans who dine with California Pizza Kitchen will receive a BOGO, redeemable from Nov. 12-20.
Chili’s – Nov. 11, 2021
Veterans and active-duty service members get a free meal from a select menu on Nov. 11. Available for in-restaurant only.
Denny’s – Nov. 11, 2021
Veterans and active military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on Nov. 11, from 5 am to noon. Dine-in only.
Golden Corral – Nov. 11, 2021
Golden Corral is hosting their Military Appreciation Night on Nov. 11 from 5 p.m. to close. This includes a free “thank you” meal when dining in.
Mission BBQ – Nov. 11, 2021
Veterans and active-duty military get a free sandwich on Nov. 11.
Shoney’s – Nov. 11, 2021
Veterans and active-duty service members get a free All You Care To Eat, Freshly Prepared Breakfast Bar on Nov. 11 until 11 a.m. Dine-in only.
Texas Roadhouse – Nov. 11, 2021
Texas Roadhouse will hand out dinner vouchers at the stores’ parking lots on Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Veterans and active-duty military can redeem their dinner vouchers when the restaurant opens for dinner, through May 30, 2022.
Logan’s Roadhouse – Nov. 11, 2021
Logan’s Roadhouse will be offering all veterans a free American Roadhouse Meal From 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse – Nov. 11, 2021
BJ’s is serving those who have served their country by once again teaming up with Dr Pepper®, offering a complimentary meal from a select menu and a Dr Pepper® beverage to all current military personnel and veterans with proof of service.
Red Lobster – Nov. 11, 2021
Free Appetizer or Dessert for Veterans Day: In honor of Veterans Day, and to thank veterans, active duty military, and reservists for their service, Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer or dessert on Thursday, Nov. 11.
Olive Garden – Nov. 11, 2021
Free entrée from a special menu for each veteran and current member of the military. Simply show proof of military service. Dine-in only. All entrées include freshly baked garlic breadsticks, and your choice of homemade soup or famous house salad.
Veterans Canteen Service – Nov. 10, 2021
Veterans Canteen Service locations are honoring Veterans with a free coffee or fountain beverage.
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Veterans Day Discounts on Haircuts
Great Clips – Nov. 11, 2021
Veterans and active-duty military can visit a U.S. Great Clips salon on Nov. 11 to receive either a free haircut that day or a free haircut card to use at a later date. Visit the Great Clips website for details.
Sport Clips – Nov, 11, 2021
Some locations will be offering free haircuts to veterans and active-duty service members on Nov. 11. Visit the Sport Clips website for details and participating locations.
Smart Style Hair Salons – Every Day
Veterans and active-duty military are being offered a 10% discount off any services and professional products. Please show proof of service to receive this discount at participating salons. Walk-ins welcome. No double discounts. Discount may vary per location. Visit the SmartStyle website for details.
Veterans Day Discounts in Retail & Services
B&Bs for Vets – Nov. 10-11, 2021
B&Bs for Vets is offering one free room night on Nov. 10 and 11. Preference will be given to “first timer” veterans and active-duty personnel; those who have not participated in the program in the past will be given preference. Offer is valid in all 50 U.S. states. Visit the B&Bs for Vets website for additional details and locations.
Bed Bath & Beyond – Nov. 11, 2021
For active-duty U.S. military, vets and spouses, Bed Bath and Beyond is offering 25% off any in-store purchase on Nov. 11, 2021. Call or visit your nearest location for details.
Brown Bear Car Wash – Nov. 11, 2021
Free Beary Clean car wash for all current or former members of the military on Veterans Day, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. local time, at participating locations. Please contact your nearest location for details.
Hy-Vee (Midwest) – Nov. 11, 2021
Free curbside breakfast for veterans and active-duty military members. Many stores will also offer planned programs, displays, entertainment or other activities in addition to breakfast. Please contact your nearest location for details.
Rack Room Shoes – Nov. 11, 2021
20% off all purchases for Veterans and military on Veterans Day, 10% off purchases year round. Visit the Rack Room Shoes website for details.
Sun Viking Lodge (Daytona Beach, Fla.) – No dates given
Use promo code “hero” to receive 30% off your next booking with your military ID. Please visit their website for details.
Target – Nov. 11, 2021
Target is offering all U.S. active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families a 10% discount off the guest’s full basket. To receive the offer, guests must first demonstrate eligibility by registering at www.target.com/circle/military. After eligibility has been verified, an exclusive, one-time use 10% Target Circle offer will be available for the guest to use in-store or online.
TOPS Market – Nov. 11, 2021
All veterans and active-duty military personnel may receive an 11% off discount on any total order on Veterans Day.
Walgreens – Nov. 11-14, 2021
Military, veterans and their families receive 20% off eligible, regular-price purchases when using myWalgreens membership.
Veterans Day Discounts on Activities
AmericanForcesTravel.com – Every day
Exclusively serves Active Duty, reserve, veterans and DoD civilians with discounted airfare, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and event tickets.
National Parks – Nov. 11, 2021
All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission on Veterans Day.
Akron Zoo (Akron, OH) – Nov. 11-14, 2021
From 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. from Nov. 11-14, all veterans receive free admission with valid military I.D. and immediate family members receive 50% off admission. Please visit its website for details.
Alabama State Parks – Nov. 11, 2021
Free admission for veterans and active-duty service members to the parks that charge an entrance fee or day-use fee. Please visit the Alabama State Parks website for details.
Aquarium of the Pacific – (Long Beach, Calif.) Nov. 11, 2021
FREE for veterans and military personnel with service ID. Advance reservations required. Please visit its website for details.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife – Nov. 11, 2021
Active duty and veterans are admitted free to Colorado state parks on Veterans Day. The military member or veteran must show proof of military service (photo ID, DD-214). All other park fees (camping, etc.) are still charged. Please visit its website for details.
Columbus Zoo (Columbus, Ohio) – Nov. 11, 2021
All active-duty members, veterans and their immediate family members receive free admission to the zoo on Veterans Day. Offer valid from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Please show valid ID. Please visit its website for details.
Grace for Vets – Nov. 11, 2021
Veterans and service personnel are being offered a free car wash on Nov. 11, 2021. Grace for Vets is a nonprofit organization that has gathered more than 1,500 independent car washes in four countries to offer this service. Visit the Grace for Vets website for details.
Hagley Museum (Wilmington, Del.) – Nov. 11, 2021
Free admission for current military members, veterans and their families. Please visit their website for details.
Hardman Farm Historic Site (Sautee Nacoochee, Ga.) – Nov. 11, 2021
All veterans, military members and their families get free admission from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11. Show your valid ID and receive a free tour of Hardman Farm. Please visit its website for details.
Maryland Science Center – (Baltimore, Md.) Nov. 11, 2021
Free admission to all current and former military members and a $2 discount to their guests. Proof of service is required. Offer valid from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Veterans Day. Please visit its website for details.
Mines & Meadows ATV/RV Resort – (Wampum, Pa.) Nov. 11-14, 2021
Veterans ride free. Please visit the Mines & Meadows website for details.
Montgomery Zoo – (Montgomery, Ala.) Nov. 7-13, 2021
During Veterans Appreciation Week, all veterans, active-duty military personnel and their dependent family members receive a 50% discount on regular, daytime admission to the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum. Please visit its website for details.
Mount Vernon – (Mount Vernon, Va.) Nov. 11, 2021
Free admission for all active-duty, former or retired military personnel. Please visit the Mount Vernon website for details.
New Zoo – (Green Bay, Wis.) Nov. 11, 2021
Free admission for veterans, active-duty service members and their families. Please visit the New Zoo website for details.
Old Town Trolley Tours – (St. Augustine, Key West, Fla.) Nov. 11, 2021
Free admission for veterans and active-duty military personnel to Old Town Trolley Tours, Old Jail, Oldest Store Museum Experience and St. Augustine History Museum. Veterans must show a current ID card for active-duty or retired or a DD214 (proof of release from the military) at any of the Old Town Trolley booths. Please visit its website for details.
Sedgwick County Zoo – (Wichita, Kan.) Nov. 11, 2021
Complimentary zoo admission to all military personnel and their immediate families. To receive free admission, visitors must show a military or Veteran ID, discharge papers or other official identification. Families of deployed military personnel must show an active-duty ID. Please visit its website for details.
Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum – (Ashland, Neb.) Nov. 11, 2021
Free admission for active, retired and veteran service members. Please visit their website for details.
Washington State Parks – (Multiple locations) Nov. 11, 2021
Veterans Day is a Pass Free day for Washington State Parks, where a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. Please visit the Washington State Parks website.