🇺🇸Veterans Day: Freebies, discounts and deals for military members

Posted at 12:26 AM, Nov 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 14:34:57-05

Veterans Day is Sunday and will be observed on Monday. As a result, many restaurants and businesses across Central Virginia are offering discounts, free meals and special deals to veterans and members of the military.

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Applebee’s:  All veterans and active-duty military are invited for a complimentary full-size entree from an exclusive menu on Sunday.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: All military members who dine-in at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse on Sunday will receive a complimentary entree up to $12.95 plus a free Dr. Pepper beverage. (Must show military ID or proof of service.)

Bob Evans: Free select menu items to Veterans and Active Duty Military on Sunday.

Bonefish Grill: Complimentary Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer on Sunday for active and retired service members with a valid military ID.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small wings and fries for active and retired service members. At participating locations only. Dine-in only on Sunday.

Chili’s Grill & Bar: All veterans and active duty military personnel can choose a complimentary meal from a select menu on Veterans Day 2018.

California Pizza Kitchen:  Veterans and active duty members will receive a complimentary entrée from CPK’s special Veterans Day menu on Sunday. (Participating guests will also receive a card to redeem for a buy one, get one free (BOGO) offer on pizza, pasta or salad during a return visit November 12 through 18 — while supplies last.)

CiCis Pizza: Free adult buffet for active military members and veterans with proof of military service.

Cracker Barrel: Free crafted coffee or a slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake. Dine-in only.

Dunkin’ Donuts: Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary on Sunday.

Mission BBQ: Free sandwiches and cake for all Veterans and active duty military personnel on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. –  8 p.m. There will be a live performance of the National Anthem at noon.

Golden Corral:  Free dinner buffet with beverage from 5 to 9 p.m. on Monday to any person who is serving or has served in a U.S. military branch, including the National Guard and Reserves.

HOOTERS: All veterans and active-duty military can enjoy one free entree from the Hooters Special Veterans Day Menu on Sunday — when they purchase a beverage. (You must present a military ID or proof of service.)

IHOP: Veterans can grab a free stack of Red, White and Blue pancakes at participating locations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Dine-in only

O’Charley’s: Active and retired military service members are invited to enjoy a free meal from O’Charley’s from O’Charley’s “Veterans Thank You Menu” by showing their military IDs on on Sunday and Monday. (Restaurant participation may vary by location.)

Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage on Sunday.

Red Lobster:  Free appetizer or dessert to veterans, active-duty military and reservists with a valid military ID on Sunday and Monday.

Rock Bottom Breweries: Vets are invited to eat free at Rock Bottom Breweries from Nov. 10-12. Additionally, each brewery will be brewing a limited edition Veterans Day IPA, and, from November 10 through November 17, donating 25 cents from every pint to a local veterans charity.

SweetFrog Frozen Yogurt: Veterans and active duty personnel with a valid military ID get a free 12-ounce frozen yogurt on Sunday.

Texas de Brazil: Two veterans dine complimentary plus 20% off for up to six additional guests on Sunday and Monday.

Texas Roadhouse: Every member of our military will receive a free lunch Sunday.

Tijuana Flats: Veterans with a valid military ID can visit any Tijuana Flats location for one free entree and fountain drink on Sunday.

Starbucks: Veterans and active-duty service members along with military spouses can get a free tall brewed coffee on Sunday.

World of Beer: Veterans will receive one free draught beer or $5 off their check on Sunday.

Red Robin: All veterans and active-duty military can get a free dine-in Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Sunday.


Great Clips: Veterans and current military members get a free haircut.

Sports Clips: Get your hair cut on Sunday and $1 from every cut will help fund scholarships for veterans.

Dollar General: 11% discount on qualifying purchases on Sunday to all veterans, active duty military, members of the National Guard & Reserve and their immediate family members.

Lowe’s: Veterans and active military get 10% off purchases Veterans Day and every day.

Sheetz: Sheetz is celebrating Veterans Day by offering veterans and active duty military personnel a free meal and a free car wash.

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