Businesses are saluting veterans and active-duty military personnel Saturday.
They’re offering freebies and special discounts on Veterans Day to show their appreciation for all those who have sacrificed for their country.
Veterans can enjoy free meals, drinks, treats and even a haircut and car wash.
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For some deals, you don’t have to wait until Saturday.
Proof of service such as a military ID is typically required and a few businesses will allow dressing in uniform as a form of identification.
The majority of discounts are valid only on Veterans Day, unless otherwise noted and available at participating locations. Some exclusions apply.
From 5 p.m. to close Tuesday, show your U.S. military ID and with the purchase of a burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos, get a free entrée. This offer is for U.S. military, veterans and military spouses.
Free entrée under $12.95 on Friday and Saturday. Plus, get a free BJ’s beer, which was donated by a community member. Learn more at www.bjsrestaurants.com/hero.
From 5 a.m. to noon Friday, active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam at participating locations.
Free Big Cheese cheeseburgers Friday.
Firebird’s Grill: Veterans and active duty service members get a free entrée when they dine with someone who purchases a meal Friday.
Get a free stack of Red, White and Blue pancakes or a patriotic pancake combo from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at participating locations. The deal varies by location.
Free small order of meatballs with ricotta cheese.
Free meal from a special menu Saturday at any of the nearly 1,800 locations.
Free flatbread or burger Saturday. See location for more details.
Free meal from a special menu available all day Saturday at all locations.
Free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer.
Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.
Free lunch or dinner Saturday.
Free entrée from a special Veterans Day menu at participating locations.
Free meal from a special menu.
Free personal one-topping pizza to veterans, active duty personnel and eligible dependents with military ID, proof of service and promo code 5500. The chain also has daily military discounts.
Free adult buffet Saturday.
Free Polar Pop with the Veterans Day deal on the convenience store chain’s mobile app and with military ID.
Cracker Barrel: Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Veterans get a free sandwich, savory side and a Big Yellow Cup from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Dunkin' Donuts: Free doughnut of choice, while supplies last.
East Coast Wings + Grill: Free meal from a select menu and fountain drink or tea.
Free meal from special menu.
Free order of Sweet Cakes, platter-size pancakes available in eight different flavor and topping combinations at all locations nationwide.
Free entrée and non-alcoholic drink from special menu.
Free meal including unlimited hot dogs, sausages, sides and non-alcoholic drinks all-day Saturday.
Free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free appetizer or dessert. Plus guests dining with veterans will receive 10% off their meals.
Free meal from special menu between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Free meal and $10 FUNcard. Locations open until 5 p.m. Saturday.
Free meal from special menu.
Free meal at participating locations.
Free meal from the “$9.99er Menu.” Plus get a $5 off $20 voucher for your next visit. Offers may vary by location. O’Charley’s offers a 10% military discount year-round.
Free meal from a select menu.
Free combo meal.
Free Bloomin' Onion and non-alcoholic beverage.
Free breakfast sandwiches until 10 a.m. Saturday at participating locations. After 10 a.m., military members get a coupon for a free pastry to use on a future visit.
Free mini one-topping pizza and regular-size soda for lunch.
Free appetizer or dessert.
Free Red's Tavern Double Burger with bottomless fries.
Free appetizer up to $10.
Free cup of coffee at all locations.
Free meal from a special menu and choice of non-alcoholic drink.
Free lunch menu item up to $12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Plus get a coupon for $5 off next meal.
Free smoothies to veterans at all corporate and participating franchise locations.
Free buffet and beverage to all veterans Nov. 13. Can be combined with the Military Monday price for up to three family members that come in with a service member.
Free dinner buffet with beverage from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 13 for the chain’s annual Military Appreciation Night. Learn more at www.goldencorral.com/military.
Vets get a free meal from a special menu on Nov. 13.
Free flu shots Saturday. Find locations at www.americanfamilycare.com.
Get a free car wash at participating locations nationwide. Find a list of locations at www.graceforvets.org/veterans.
Free car wash for veterans and active military members Saturday at all 30 locations across Indiana. To get this deal, share that you’re a veteran and would like the free car wash.
Veterans and active duty get a free haircut on Veterans Day or pick up a free haircut card to use through Dec. 31. Also non-veterans who get a haircut Saturday get a free haircut card to give to a veteran.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, veterans and active military get a free meal with purchase of an entree.
Special top sirloin steak meal for $9.99, which includes home-style mashed potatoes, broccoli with garlic butter and a beverage. The dine-in offer is available at participating locations from open to 3 p.m. Saturday.
50% off meals for veterans and active duty personnel Friday through Sunday. Plus up to three guests get 10% off their meals at all U.S. locations.
50% off Saturday.
Many stores offer military discounts year-round, but a handful are only on Veterans Day.
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5% off your total regular and sale price purchase with valid ID every day.
25% off entire purchase Nov. 9-12 in-store only.
11% discount in-store and online with promo code VET17 on Saturday.
10% discount for military service members and their families year round.
15% discount for military families every day.
10% military discount everyday to active, retired military and their immediate families.
10% discount for veterans, military personnel and family members Saturday.
10% military discount on Veterans Day as well as every Tuesday.
Through Saturday, 10% discount on in-store and online purchases for veterans, active military, spouses and dependent children. To get this discount, register at www.target.com.
15% off in-store purchases through Saturday.
20% off eligible regular-price items Saturday for all veterans, military and their families with Balance Rewards card and proof of military service.