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Don’t miss these Veterans Day deals

It’s Veterans Day weekend, and if you’ve served in the armed forces, thank you for your service! Good news: you’re in line for some pretty great deals.

Like always, there are the restaurant deals where you can eat for free on Veterans Day, like at Applebee’s and Chili’s — just make sure you visit a participating location. Aside from restaurants, you can get discounts at retailers like Target and on tickets to select attractions.

Don’t know where you can find all these great deals? No problem, we’ve compiled a list of freebies and discounts just for you.

Veterans Day entertainment deals you don’t want to miss

We’ve discovered deals on entertainment, retail locations, food and drink. Keep in mind, some of the restaurants offering free meals are not in every state in the U.S. and some of the entertainment is location-specific.

If you want deals you can take advantage of from the comfort of your home, sign up for an Amazon Prime membership. Through Nov. 11, active military veterans can get $40 off the regular price for an Amazon Prime subscription.

That knocks it down to $80 for the year. If you’re already a Prime member, an extra year will be added to your account at the lower price. Tap or click here to get a year of Amazon Prime for $79.

On to the list. Let’s begin with entertainment deals including tickets, tours and hotels:

Free Broadway play

If you happen to be in New York City on Monday, you can check out a free Broadway performance. Service members, veterans and up to three guests can catch the play “A Raisin in the Sun” at 7 p.m. at the American Airlines Theater for free. Register at

Busch Gardens, SeaWorld, Sesame Place

As part of the Waves of Honor program, active-duty military personnel, along with veterans, can get one free admission per year at SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks across the country.

Free admission includes up to three guests. To qualify, you must be registered with and show your military ID at the front gate. Tap or click here to see a full list of offers and available locations.

Various events

Military personnel and vets can get free tickets year-round to various shows including concerts, performing arts and sporting events through a program called Vet Tix. Tickets are donated to this nonprofit and families can attend events for a handling fee of under $20. Tap or click here to see how Vet Tix works and available events.


Related: How to replace lost military awards and medals.



Through, you can get 18% off a hotel stay when you enter your military ID with the SheerID. Tap or click here for details.

Book a stay with La Quinta by Wyndham by Dec. 5 and you’ll receive a 15% discount off the best rate available. You have to show your military ID at check-in. Click or tap here for details.

Motel 6 gives military personnel a 10% discount year-round at all of its locations. Just select “Military” as your rate when reserving your room.

With valid proof of military service, you can get a 10% discount year-round at Sandals and Beaches Resorts. Tap or click here for details.


Related: The best sites for veterans to reconnect, get services and more


Discounts at retail locations

Academy Sports+Outdoors is offering a 10% discount to military personnel and first responders through Nov. 11. Tap or click here for details on how to get the discount.

You can get a 25% discount with free shipping from on your first order of cleaning products. Order between Nov. 8 and Nov. 14 and use code “VETERANSDAY.”

Holt’s Cigar Company offers military personnel and first responders a 10% discount year-round. Tap or click here for details.

Home Depot offers a 10% discount on in-store purchases for active and former military personnel on Veterans Day. Certain limitations apply, so check with the location near you for details.

From Nov. 7 through Nov. 11, Kohl’s is offering a 30% discount on purchases. Active military, veterans and their families are eligible for the discount by showing military ID at checkout.

Target is giving 10% discounts on purchases in-store and online through Nov. 11. Tap or click here for details.

Restaurants offering free meals

Applebee’s – You can get one free full-size entree from an exclusive menu on Veterans Day at participating Applebee’s locations. Tap or click here for details.

Bakers Square – Veterans and active-duty military members can get one free Rise & Shine meal at Bakers Square on Nov. 11. The restaurant offers a 10% discount year-round.

Chili’s – Enjoy a free meal at Chili’s on Veterans Day. Tap or click for details.

Chipotle – You can buy one entrée from Chipotle on Nov. 11 and get one free at participating locations. Just show your military ID when ordering. Click or tap for details.

Golden Corral – A free beverage and buffet meal is being offered by Golden Corral from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Nov. 11. Active military and veterans are eligible. Tap or click for details.

Little Caesars – You can get one free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from Little Caesars between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Nov. 11. Tap or click for details.

Smoothie King – Receive a free 20-ounce smoothie from Smoothie King at participating locations on Veterans Day. Just show your military ID when ordering.

TCBY – Show your military ID at participating TCBY locations on Nov. 11 and get a free six-ounce frozen yogurt.

Village Inn – At participating Village Inn locations, you can get a free INN-credible breakfast on Nov. 11 with your military ID. The company offers 10% discounts year-round.

Those are just some of the available Veterans Day discounts. If you have a particular restaurant or retailer in mind that isn’t on our list, do an online search with its name and “Veterans Day deals.” If they offer discounts, it’ll show up from your search.

Happy Veterans Day!

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