2ndVote’s Guide to Veterans Day Discounts

At 2ndVote, we #STANDwithVets and want to say THANK YOU to all our veterans for your service. Your sacrifice and bravery have secured our freedoms, our homes, and our families for generations.

We also recognize the companies that will honor our veterans this weekend. Many restaurants, retailers, and others will be offering discounts and more to veterans and active duty service members and we thank these corporations for their #STANDwithVets.

Here is how some of the top scoring companies in 2ndVote’s database are supporting our veterans this weekend:

Applebees – 3 
Applebees is providing veterans and active duty a free meal on Saturday, November 11.

Bed Bath and Beyond – 3 
Veterans will receive 25% off their entire in-store purchase at Bed Bath and Beyond through November 12.

Guitar Center – 5 
Guitar Center is offering free lessons and re-strings for service members with military ID and 15% off in-store purchases for everyone on November 11 (10% off every other day of the year for all military personnel).

Hooters – 3 
Hooters is providing a free meal to all active-duty and retired military on Veterans Day and inviting guest to purchase a 2018 Hooters Calendar that will be collected and delivered to U.S. military deployed around the world as part of Operation Calendar Drop.

IHOP – 3 
On Friday, November 10, IHOP will provide free Red, White & Blue Pancakes to all active-duty military and veterans and will be donating $1 from every purchase of a Red, White & Blue combo from Nov. 1-30 to support the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.

Krispy Kreme – 3.3
Krispy Kreme is giving a free doughnut and coffee to all veterans and active-duty military on Veterans Day.

Logan’s Roadhouse – 3 
Logan’s is thanking all of our brave former and active-duty military members with an American Roadhouse Meal, on the house on Veterans Day.

Michaels – 3 
Michaels offers 15% off in-store purchases all year with military ID.

Outback – 3 
Outback is offering a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage to veterans and from November 8, 2017 through January 2, 2018 every customer donation of $5 or more to Operation Homefront will be used to purchase Outback gift cards that will be shared with military families.

Pilot Flying J – 3
On Veterans Day, Pilot Flying J will donate a portion of its proceeds, up to $25,000, from the sale of 20 and 24 ounce PhilMor travel coffee refills to Wreaths Across America to sponsor a special section of the Arlington National Cemetery on National Wreaths Across America Day on December 17.

We’ve also included some top offers for veterans from USAToday. From all of us at 2ndVote this Veterans Day weekend, thank you for your service!

Veterans Day meal discounts and treats:

99 Restaurants: From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, veterans and active military get a free meal with purchase of an entree.

America’s Dog & Burger: Free meals for veterans and active military with proper ID from Veterans Day through Nov. 18 at the Chicago regional chain.

Anthony’s Coal Fired PizzaFree small order of meatballs with ricotta cheese.

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill: Free meal from a special menu Saturday at any of the nearly 1,800 locations.

Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar: Choice of pretzel including soft, crab or buffalo pretzel. This dine-in only offer is valid all-day Saturday at all locations, except for the Attleboro, Mass., location and at the Patchogue, N.Y., location, the special ends 4 p.m.

Aspen Creek GrillFree lunch from special menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Back Yard Burgers: Free Classic Burgers on Saturday for veterans and active duty personnel in uniform or with a valid ID. The chain also offers a 20% discount to service men and women year-round.

Bakers Square: Free breakfast Saturday with choice of buttermilk pancakes, three slices of French toast or a Belgian waffle.

Bar LouieFree flatbread or burger Saturday. See location for more details.

Billy Sims BBQFree meal with special collectors cup.

BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse: 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

Black Angus SteakhouseSpecial 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.

Bob Evans: Free meal from a special menu available all day Saturday at all locations.

Bonanza SteakhouseFree buffet.

Bonefish GrillFree Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer.

Boston MarketBuy one individual meal, get a second free Friday through Sunday at participating locations. A military ID isn’t required but to get this deal, you’ll need a coupon from

Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports BarThrough Sunday, guests can buy veterans and military personnel a pre-paid pint. Veterans and active military can go to their local Boston’s to redeem one of the paper pints through Sunday while supplies last.

Brann’s Steakhouse and GrilleFree 6-ounce sirloin steak with two sides.

Bruegger’s BagelsFree small drip coffee.

Bubbakoo’s BurritosFree meal.

Buffalo Wild WingsFree small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.

Burntwood TavernFree lunch or dinner Saturday.

Calhoun’s: Free meal.

California Pizza KitchenFree entrée from a special Veterans Day menu at participating locations.

Capriotti’sBuy one sandwich, get one free.

Carrabba’s Italian GrillFree appetizer.

Carlo’s BakeryFree cannoli.

Cattlemens SteakhouseFree 8-ounce sirloin steak dinner.

Chicken Salad Chick: Free Chick Special and drink Friday.

Chili’sFree meal from a special menu.

Chuck E. CheeseFree 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.

Cicis PizzaFree adult buffet Saturday.

Circle KFree Polar Pop with the Veterans Day deal on the convenience store chain’s mobile app and with military ID.

City BBQ: Free sandwich with two sides and a regular drink.

Country PrideFree meal from a select menu.

Cracker BarrelFree slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.

Creamistry50% off any single menu item at all locations.

Denny’sFrom 5 a.m. to noon Friday, active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam at participating locations.

Dickey’s Barbecue PitVeterans get a free sandwich, savory side and a Big Yellow Cup from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Donato’s Pizza20% off at all Columbus, Ohio, locations.

Duffy’s Sports Grill: 40% off food. The chain also offers a 40% discount to active military daily.

Dunkin’ DonutsFree doughnut of choice, while supplies last.

East Coast Wings + GrillFree meal from a select menu and fountain drink or tea.

El FenixVets get a free meal from a special menu Saturday.

Famous Dave’sFree two meat combo.

Farmer BoysFree Big Cheese cheeseburgers Friday.

Fazoli’s: Free spaghetti with meat or marina sauce Friday through Sunday. The chain also is rolling out a new 10% military discount.

Firebirds Wood Fired GrillVeterans and active duty service members get a free entrée when they dine with someone who purchases a meal Friday.

Fogo de Chão: 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.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & SteakburgersFree combo meal cards will be given out to veterans and active duty military Saturday.

Friendly’s: Free meal from a special menu at participating locations.

Glory Days Grill: Free appetizer or a regular order of boneless or grilled boneless wings.

Gordon Biersch Brewery RestaurantFree meal Friday and Saturday from a select menu.

Green MillFree menu item for lunch or dinner.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria15% discount for veterans. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut locations are not participating.

Hansel N’ GriddleFree regular or special smoothie.

Hickory Tavern50% discount on food from a special Veteran’s Day menu Saturday.

Hooters: Free meal from special menu.

Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea HouseFree meal from select menu from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at participating locations.

Houlihan’sFree meal from select menu. Offer varies by location.

Huddle HouseFree order of Sweet Cakes, platter-size pancakes available in eight different flavor and topping combinations at all locations nationwide.

Hurricane Grill & Wings: Free entrée and non-alcoholic drink from special menu.

Hy-VeeFree breakfast 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at participating supermarkets with in-store dining.

IHOP: 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.

IKEAFree meal up to $9.99. Offer may vary in the Carson, Calif., location, according to the IKEA website.

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant: Free burger Friday and Saturday. Dine-in only at all locations.

Iron SkilletFree meal from a select menu.

JJ’s Red HotsFree meal including unlimited hot dogs, sausages, sides and non-alcoholic drinks all-day Saturday.

Krispy KremeOne free doughnut and a small cup of coffee at participating locations. No ID is required.

KrystalFree sausage biscuit from 6 to 11 a.m., while supplies last.

LaMar’s Donuts: Free doughnut and 12-ounce coffee.

Little CaesarsFree Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Logan’s RoadhouseFree meal from special menu between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

LongHorn SteakhouseFree appetizer or dessert. Plus guests dining with veterans will receive 10% off their meals.

Macaroni GrillFree Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti.

Main EventFree meal and $10 FUNcard. Locations open until 5 p.m. Saturday.

Max & Erma’s: Free meal includes a cheeseburger, endless seasoned fries and a fountain drink.

Menchie’s: Free 6-ounce frozen yogurt.

Mimi’s CaféFree meal from special menu.

Muscle Maker GrillFree meal at participating locations.

Native Grill & WingsFree meal or menu item up to $11.99.

O’Charley’s: 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.

Olive GardenFree meal from a select menu.

On the BorderFree combo meal.

Orange Leaf YogurtFree frozen yogurt up to 11 ounces.

Outback SteakhouseFree Bloomin’ Onion and non-alcoholic beverage.

Panera Bread: 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.

Panini Kabob Grill50% off Saturday.

Perkins: Free Magnificent Seven meal.

Pie Five PizzaFree customized pizza.

PinchersFree meal, up to $17, at all locations between Tampa and Key West.

Pizza FactoryFree mini one-topping pizza and regular-size soda for lunch.

Pizza InnFree adult buffet.

Ponderosa Steakhouse: Free buffet.

Primanti Bros.: Free classic sandwich.

Quaker Steak & Lube: Offers vary by location, and include free meals from select menus or up to a specified amount, or discounted meals.

Recovery Sports Grill: Free meal.

Red Hot & Blue Restaurants: Buy one meal up to $10, get second meal of equal or greater value free with a coupon and proof of service Saturday. Coupon is available at

Red LobsterFree appetizer or dessert.

Red RobinFree Red’s Tavern Double Burger with bottomless fries.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & BreweryFree meal Saturday.

Ruby’s Diner: Free meal from a select menu.

Ruby Tuesday: Free appetizer up to $10.

Rush Bowls: Free bowl or smoothie.

Scooter’s CoffeeFree cup of coffee at all locations.

Shari’s Café and PiesFree pancake breakfast available all day Saturday at all 94 locations.

Shoney’sFree breakfast bar from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.

SizzlerFree lunch from a special menu until 4 p.m.

Snuffer’sFree burger and order of small fries or onion rings.

Sonny’s BBQOffers vary by location. At some locations, veterans eat for half off and other locations will offer a free Big Deal Combo.

Spaghetti Warehouse: Buy any Original Recipe Spaghetti entrée, lasagne, grilled chicken alfredo, get one free Friday through Sunday with a coupon available at No military ID required.

Starbucks: Free tall coffee for any veteran, active duty military and military spouse Saturday. Unrelated to the Veterans Day deal, Starbucks has a buy one holiday drink, get one free deal 2 to 5 p.m.Thursday through Monday.

Teriyaki MadnessFree bowl of choice to active and non-active military personnel and first responders at the 14 locations in the Las Vegas area.

Texas RoadhouseFree meal from a special menu and choice of non-alcoholic drink.

TGI Friday’s: 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.

The Greene Turtle: Free meal up to $12 or $12 off a more expensive item.

The Gyro ShackFree Original Gyro.

Tijuana Flats: Free meal.

TooJay’sFree meal from a special menu.

Village Inn: Free “INN-Credible V.I.B.” breakfast.

Vitality Bowls: Free smoothies to veterans at all corporate and participating franchise locations.

WawaFree coffee, any size, all day Saturday for veterans, active military and family members.

White CastleFree breakfast combo.

Wild Wing CaféFree salad, wrap, burger or chicken sandwich.

WienerschnitzelFree chili dog meal.

World of BeerFree select draft beer or $5 off any food item. Offer varies by location due to state legalities.

Zoës KitchenFree meal.

Free meals after Veterans Day:

CentraArchy RestaurantsGet a free meal from regular dinner menus Sunday at the following CentraArchy restaurants: New York Prime, California Dreaming, The Tavern at Phipps, Chophouse New Orleans, Carolina Roadhouse, Joey D’s Oak Room, Chophouse ’47, Gulfstream Café and Burro Loco.

Furr’s Fresh BuffetFree buffet and beverage to all veterans Monday. Can be combined with the Military Monday price for up to three family members that come in with a service member.

Golden CorralFree dinner buffet with beverage from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday for the chain’s annual Military Appreciation Night. Learn more at

Ovation BrandsHomeTown BuffetOld Country BuffetCountry Buffet and Ryan’soffer a free buffet and beverage to all veterans on Monday. Can be combined with the Military Monday price for up to three family members that come in with a service member.

Twin PeaksVets get a free meal from a special menu Monday.

Retail and other discounts:

A.C. Moore: 15% off your total regular and sale price purchase with valid ID every day.

American Family CareFree flu shots Saturday. Find locations at

Babies R Us: 15% off in-store purchases through Saturday with coupon and ID.

Bealls10% off Friday and Saturday.

Bed Bath & Beyond25% off entire purchase through Sunday, in-store only.

Buy Buy Baby25% off entire purchase through Sunday, in-store only.

Cabela’sIn addition to the 5% everyday military discount, the chain is offering additional discounts through Sunday. Learn more at

Car washGet a free car wash at participating locations nationwide. Find a list of locations at

Crew CarwashFree 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.

Dollar General11% discount in-store and online with promo code VET17 on Saturday.

Food Lion10% off Saturday.

Fresh Market: 10% off Saturday for veterans and spouses. Not valid on alcohol or gift cards.

Giant Eagle Inc.’s GetGoFree cup of coffee for veterans with military ID or veteran’s card. This offer is available daily.

Great ClipsVeterans 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.

Hair CutteryFor every haircut purchased by customers Saturday, a free haircut certificate will be donated back to a veteran in the same community. To distribute the free haircut certificates, Hair Cuttery is working with veteran’s organizations.

Home Depot10% discount Saturday. To get the discount online, sign up here.

Jo-Ann Fabric: 10% discount for military service members and their families year-round.

LIDS25% off online and 50% off custom embroidery in-store Saturday. A military ID is required.

Lowe’s10% discount.

Meineke: Free basic oil change Saturday.

Michaels15% discount for military families every day.

Old Time Pottery: 10% military discount every day to active, retired military and their immediate families.

Publix10% discount for veterans, military personnel and family members Saturday.

Rack Room Shoes10% military discount on Veterans Day as well as every Tuesday.

Rite Aid: Active, retired military and their families get 20% off Friday and Saturday with store rewards card and coupon available at

Southeastern Grocers10% discount on qualifying purchases Saturday at BI-LOFresco y MásHarveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores.

Sports ClipsThrough its Help A Hero campaignparticipating stores offer free haircuts to service members and veterans with valid military identification. Stores also are collecting money for scholarships.

TargetThrough Saturday, 10% discount on in-store and online purchases for veterans, active military, spouses and dependent children. Register for this discount at

The Jewelry CenterFree watch battery replacement for all military Saturday at the three Wisconsin locations.

TOMS15% off all full-priced items through Nov. 15. Redeem the offer at

Toys R Us: 15% off in-store purchases through Sturday with coupon and ID.

Tractor Supply15% discount Saturday for active and former military and their dependents.

UFC GymFor the month of November, get a free one-month membership. The fitness franchise also will be offering zero enrollment fees in addition to discounted monthly dues after November. This offer extends to the military member’s family if they live in the same household.

Walgreens20% off eligible regular-price items Saturday for all veterans, military and their families with Balance Rewards card and proof of military service.

World Market25% off entire purchase through Sunday, in-store only.

Worx Tools10% discount. Learn more at

Travel discounts:

Carnival Cruise LineThrough Tuesday, Carnival has a special booking promotion for active and retired military personnel that provides a $50 on-board credit per cabin plus a two-category upgrade and reduced deposits from $99 per person, which can be combined with Early Saver rates.

Knott’s Berry FarmFree admission for active, retired and veteran U.S. military personnel and one guest through Nov. 16 and from Nov. 27 through Dec. 15. Learn more at

National parks: No entrance fees Saturday and Sunday to more than 100 national parks. This deal isn’t only for veterans and military — it’s for everyone.

Museums: Across the country, many museums including the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey, are offering free admission for veterans Saturday. Some also are offering discounts for family members. Many zoos and aquariums nationwide will have free admission, too.

Recreation areasThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is waiving day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,800 recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day.

Red Roof40% off discount for active duty or retired military members when they book on through Nov. 22 with its Home for the Holidays discount good for stays through the end of February.

Sea World and Busch GardensSign up online for the Waves of Honor program to get free or discounted admission to select Sea World and Busch Gardens parks. Learn more and sign up at

Super 8: 20% discount for active military members, veterans and their families for trips booked now through Dec. 4 and taken by July 31. Also veterans get preferred parking. Learn more at

Westgate ResortsThe company is honoring U.S. military personnel and their families by giving away 1,500 free vacations. Beginning Friday at 9 a.m. EST, the first 1,500 eligible service members to complete the online military appreciation form at and place a fully refundable $100 deposit can sign up for either one of 1,400 complimentary four-day, three-night vacations for up to four people at Westgate Town Center Resort & Spa, May 3-6, or one of 100 three-day, two-night vacations for up to two people at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Dec. 8-10, 2017.

World of Coca-ColaActive-duty, reserves and retirees get free admission year-round but through Sunday, members of the Armed Forces also may purchase up to four half-price general admission tickets for their friends and family.