Where to get free meals and deals on Veterans Day


(WAND) - This Veterans Day, veterans and active-duty military members can take advantage of free meals and deals at restaurants and businesses all across the country. 

Most businesses ask people to show their military ID. Discharge papers, VA cards, and veteran organization membership cards can also be used at most businesses. 

Note: Not every business in a chain offers the same deals. Please check with your local chain to see what deals they are offering. 

Local deals include: 

  • 1-800-Flowers: 20 percent discount 
  • Amtrak: 10 percent discount 
  • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill: Free meal from a special menu Sunday
  • Avanti's Ristorante: Free meal Sunday 
  • Bar Louie: Free flatbread or burger Sunday
  • Bed Bath & Beyond: 25 percent discount 
  • Blaze Pizza: $5 build-your-own pizzas on Monday 
  • Bob Evans: Free meal from a special menu Sunday
  • Bonefish Grill: Free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer Sunday
  • Buckle: 10 percent discount 
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries Sunday 
  • Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen: Free appetizer or dessert Sunday 
  • Chick-fil-A: Free entree with drink Monday 
  • Chili's: Free meal from a special menu Sunday
  • Chipotle: Buy one get one free burrito, bowl, salad, or taco 
  • Chuck E. Cheese: Free personal pizza. Promo code #5500
  • Cicis: Free adult buffet Sunday
  • Circle K: Free Polar Pop 
  • Costco: $60 in savings by verifying status here 
  • Cracker Barrel: Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or a Crafted Coffee beverage
  • Denny's: Free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon Monday 
  • Dollar General: 11 percent discount Sunday 
  • Dunkin': Free doughnut Sunday 
  • Einstein Bros Bagels: Free coffee 
  • Enterprise Car Sales: Firestone Prepaid Maintenance Package with purchase of a used vehicle during the month of November
  • Eyemart Express: 20 percent off eyewear until Nov. 17 
  • Fazoli's: Free spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce Nov. 10 through Nov. 12 
  • Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers: Free combo meal card good through Nov. 30 
  • Golden Corral: Free dinner buffet and drink from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday 
  • Goodyear Auto Service/Just Tires: Free auto "Checks for Vets," plus 10 percent off tires up to $250
  • Greyhound: 10 percent discount 
  • Hanes: 10 percent discount online 
  • Helzberg Diamonds: 10 percent discount on jewelry and watches 
  • Home Depot: 10 percent discount 
  • Hooters: Free meal from a special menu Sunday 
  • Huddle House: Free order of Sweet Cakes Friday through Monday 
  • Hyatt Hotels: 10 to 15 percent discount  using code "MILVET" 
  • Hy-Vee: Free breakfast Sunday 
  • IHOP: Free Red, White, and Blue pancakes or a patriotic pancake combo Monday 
  • Illinois State Dental Society: Participating dentists offering free exams, cleanings, restorations, extractions, and other dental care 
  • Jiffy Lube: 25 percent off most services Monday by using coupon 
  • Joe's Crab Shack: 20 percent discount Sunday 
  • Krispy Kreme: Free donut and small coffee on Sunday 
  • Little Caesars: Free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday 
  • Logan's Roadhouse: Free meal from special menu between 3 and 6 p.m. Sunday 
  • LongHorn Steakhouse: Free appetizer or dessert Sunday 
  • Lowes: 10 percent discount 
  • Mattress Firm: 20 percent discount from Nov. 9 through Nov. 12
  • Microsoft: 10 percent discount 
  • O'Charley's: Free meal from special menu Sunday and Monday 
  • Olive Garden: Free meal from special menu Sunday 
  • On The Border: Free Create-Your-Own combo meal Sunday 
  • Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt: Free cup of frozen yogurt Sunday with coupon
  • Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin' Onion and non-alcoholic beverage Sunday, plus 10 percent off everyday 
  • Panera Bread: Free You Pick Two meal Monday  
  • Ponderosa and Bonanaza Steakhouses: Free buffet and beverage or 50 percent off a menu item
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop: Free cookie with any purchase Monday 
  • Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert Sunday and Monday 
  • Red Robin: Free Red's Tavern Double burger with Bottomless Steak Fries Sunday 
  • Ruby Tuesday: Free appetizer up to $10 Sunday 
  • Ryan's: Veterans eat free Monday 
  • Sam's Club: $30 in rewards, $10 gift card, and free rotisserie chicken through Jan. 31, 2019 
  • Shoney's: Free All-You-Care-To-Eat breakfast bar from 6 to 11 a.m. Monday 
  • Sport Clips and Great Clips: Free haircuts to veterans and active duty on Sunday 
  • Starbucks: Free tall coffee for all veterans, active duty military, and military spouses Sunday 
  • Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch from a special menu Sunday 
  • TGI Fridays: Free meal up to $12 Sunday 
  • TOMS: 10 percent discount 
  • Under Armour: 10 percent discount 
  • Walgreens: 20 percent discount to all veterans, active duty, and immediate family between Nov. 9 and Nov. 11 
  • White Castle: Free combo meal Sunday and Monday 
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