2015vetsdayUPDATED* This list will continually be updated throughout the day.

Veterans Day (Nov 11th) is almost here and on that day and in the weeks before many retailers and restaurants will be offering promotions and deals as a way of saying THANK YOU to America’s past and present heroes. Every year we post the top Veterans Day deals for you to share with your service member or utilize yourself. You must present valid military or Veteran’s ID for these offers.

The AW101 team will be updating this list daily until November 11th so be sure to check back daily.


Golden Corral the nation’s #1 grill buffet franchise, is offering veterans a free beverage and buffet meal on November 11 from 5-9PM.  

On The Border– is saying “Thank You” in more than 150 ways this Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015, as veterans and active duty military will receive a FREE “Create Your Own Combo”.  The popular item features more than 150 possible meal combinations. Veterans and active duty military will receive a “Choose 2” or “Choose 3” selection from OTB’s “Create Your Own Combo” menu (up to $10.79 in value)

Applebee’s- This year veterans and active duty military can choose a dish from the Thank You Meal Menu including Applebee’s signature and favorite items.

Krispy Kreme- will give a free small coffee and doughnut for anyone who identifies themselves as a veteran.

Bob Evans- Will honor veterans with a choice of select free breakfast items. Details here.

Denny’s-  Denny’s is honoring America’s heroes by inviting active, inactive and retired military personnel to stop by for a free Build Your Own Grand Slam® on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon.

Ovation Brands- Ryan’s Buffet, Hometown Buffet and Country Buffet will serve free lunch on 11/11 from 11am-2pm.

TGI Friday’s – will offer FREE lunch to Vets and AD personnel from 11am-2pm on 11/11/15. Beverages and add ons are not included in this offer.

Red Robin-  Red Robin is inviting all veterans and active-duty service members to enjoy a FREE Red’s Tavern Double burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at all of its restaurants nationwide. Additionally, as part of its year-round commitment to giving back to those who serve their country, Red Robin is rewarding its military Red Robin Royalty members with a 20 percent discount at participating restaurants throughout the holiday season (Nov. 12-Dec. 31).

Starbucks-  In addition to the traditional free tall-brewed coffee for active duty service members, veterans and military spouses this year as a small gesture to say thank you for their service.

Esquared Hospitality- has several restaurants in major cities giving a hefty discount on their meals.

  • 50% off for parties of 2 or less
  • 25% off for parties of 3 or more
BLT Steak New York
BLT Prime New York
Casa Nonna
The Wayfarer
BLT Steak White Plains
BLT Steak Scottsdale
BLT Steak Atlanta
BLT Steak Charlotte
The Florentine
BLT Prime Doral
BLT Steak Waikiki
BLT Burger Las Vegas
BLT Steak Las Vegas** (will offer 25% off for all vets, regardless of party size)
BLT Steak DC
Honey Baked Ham Company- The Honey Baked Ham Company is offering all American’s veterans and active-duty personnel a free, all-American meal this Veterans Day at participating HoneyBaked locations across the country.
Carrabba’s-Honoring Veterans and active duty military with a FREE appetizer now through Sunday, November 15th.Red Lobster-Free select appetizer or dessert to Vets who have served now through Nov 12th.
California Pizza Kitchen-All veterans and active miltary are invited to enjoy an entrée on us from our special menu*??*Veterans Day Menu: http://bit.ly/CPKveterans2015
Hooters- On Wednesday, Nov. 11, all veterans and active-duty military personnel can enjoy an entrée on the house, ordered off the Hooters Veterans free day menu.
Little Caesar’s Pizza-Little Caesars is extremely proud to offer all United States Armed Forces veterans and active military a FREE $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo for this upcoming Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11th.
Ruby Tuesdays- Will give military with valid ID a free appetizer on 11/11.
Chili’s– Will serve free meals to the military men and women who served our country.
Friendly’s-Veterans can enjoy a free Big-Two-Do Breakfast or an All American Burger by showing their valid military ID or Honorable Discharge Card.
PDQ’s- PDQ Free 3 piece Tenders or Sandwich with a military ID or uniform. PDQ also offers 50% off the entire order for all active/retired military personnel on the first Monday every month.
Texas Roadhouse-is honored to serve veterans and active military free lunch. *Must present proof of service. Hours vary by location. Most places are serving from 11am-2pm.
Shoney’s– Military and Vets can receive a free All American Burger by showing proof of service.
Ihop- On 11/11, all Veteran’s and active duty military will receive one free stack of Red, White & Blue Pancakes (3 pancakes) from 7am-7pm. Offer only valid for Veterans and Active Duty Military. Available at participating restaurants only. Military ID or proof of service is required. Some restrictions apply; see restaurant for details. Find your local IHOP restaurant here: http://spr.ly/6180BPtYM.
Krystal’s-From 6 AM to 11 AM, on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, all active and retired military can receive a free chicken or free sausage biscuit. Additionally, from 11 am to close, everyone can take advantage of $.50 Pups and Corn Pups.
Menchies- All Vets and AD military can receive a free 6oz Froyo tomorrow.
Outback Steakhouse– Is offering a free Bloomin onion and drink to military today.
Sheetz Gas Stations – Is offering a free 6 inch turkey sub, regular size fountain drink and a car wash to military with valid ID.


ProFlowers- Is offering a special military promo which you can view at: https://www.proflowers.com/send-flowers-bsl
Food Lion-To receive the discount, active military, veterans and their families should present their MVP card at checkout and request the discount. Customers will then receive 10 percent off their entire grocery bill on Wednesday, Nov. 11. will offer a 10 percent discount to active, retired and honorably discharged military personnel.
Harris Teeter Grocery Stores-All Veterans receive 11% off your total order today. Thank you for your time and your service. As always, we invite Veterans to enjoy front row parking every day reserved just for you.
Publix-As a small way to show our gratitude for your service, veterans, military personnel, and their families are invited to save 10% on groceries on November 11, 2015.
Sleep Number Beds- Through 11/15 Sleep Number is offering a number of deals exclusively to military and some of the proceeds will go to Bluestar Families. Details here.



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Krystel is the mom of two and an Army Wife. In addition to Army Wife 101 she is the Co-Founder of SoFluential.com a digital media agency that connects brands with the military market. She has appeared on MSNBC ,FOX LA and formerly was a weekly contributor to HLN's "Raising America". She has written for various outlets including Sheknows and Lifetime and is a big fan of cupcakes and french fries.

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