If you are a veteran or active duty military member, thank you for your service, this list is for you.
Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 is Veterans Day. One way businesses thank our service members for their sacrifice is by offering free or discounted meals and/or services. There are deals multiple days, so be sure to check the dates, as well as the times they are offered. Be sure to have your proof of service with you as most businesses require it for these discounts.
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Restaurant Deals & Steals
Applebee’s- FREE meal for veterans on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th. *This offer varies by location, so check with your neighborhood Applebee’s before heading out. There are many entrées to choose from. Military ID or proof of service required. More info. Locations.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – On Wednesday, November 11, all military members who dine-in restaurant receive a complimentary entree up to $14.95 plus a free Dr Pepper beverage by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse location nationwide.
Bonefish Grill– The fresh fish experts at Bonefish Grill are offering a Heroes Discount offering 10% off all service members, veterans and first responders’ checks all day, every day with show of valid ID.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill: is offering all service members, veterans and first responders 10% off any visit to their local restaurant on Veterans Day and year-round with valid ID.
Chili’s Restaurants : Chili’s founder, Norman Brinker, proudly served in the U.S. Navy. On November 11th, Chili’s offers a special menu for veterans a FREE entree at the restaurant’s many locations across the United States. Valid ID is required. Contact your local Chili’s for more information or check the link for participating restaurants. Chili’s loves to support the troops and has established ongoing relationships with a number of organizations helping our nation’s veterans. Learn more at the website.
*Claim Jumper: For Monday, November 9th. Vets can visit Claim Jumper for a FREE entree off their Veterans Day menu, plus a $5 Bounce back card for your next visit.
Cracker Barrel: All military veterans will receive a FREE slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert when dining at any Cracker Barrel location nationwide. Available for dine in only. Cracker Barrel is a proud supporter of Operation Homefront. Since the partnership began in 2016, Cracker Barrel has contributed more than $1.5 million through monetary and in-kind donations to support military families. See more details at their link above.
Denny’s: A FREE Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast from Denny’s is available for all veterans, active, non-active or retired military personnel from 5 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, November 11. Diners will need to show a valid military ID or DD 214. The offer is for dine-in only.
Dickey’s Barbeque Pit: In honor of Veterans Day, can visit their local participating Dickey’s in-store to receive a free Pulled Pork Classic Sandwich! And, for added support, from Nov. 9-15, Dickey’s Appthe Dickey family has pledged to match every sandwich donated to double the efforts to feed Veterans.
Dunkin’: On Wednesday, November 11, veterans and active duty military will get a FREE donut of their choice. No purchase necessary. For the second year in a row, Dunkin’ is teaming up with A Million Thanks, a nonprofit organization that supports active, reserve, and Veteran military by sending millions of letters of thanks and encouragement directly to service members.
You can also show your appreciation to veterans by crafting your own digital letter via Dunkin’s Instagram story on Monday, November 9. Digital letters will be printed and mailed to active military members within the A Million Thanks community. Finally, in addition to sending digital thank you letters, Dunkin’ fans can treat veterans and active service members to a much-deserved Dunkin’ coffee break. At DunkinCoffeeBreak.com, anyone can send an e-gift card, available in special Veterans Day designs, to veterans that inspire them.
Famous Dave’s: Get a FREE Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwich and side on Wednesday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers: Freddy’s honors veterans throughout the year, but any veteran who visits the restaurant on November 11 will receive a free combo meal card good through November 30, 2020.
Golden Corral: For the safety of our honored guests and communities, their Military Appreciation Event will look a little different this year. All active or former military members who have served in the U.S. Military can pick up a promotional card during the month of November redeemable for a FREE “Thank You” Meal! Promotional Cards redeemable from Nov 1, 2020- May 31, 2021 for Dine-in only, Monday-Thursday. Limit one free meal per person.
Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ– Celebrating Military Family Month by giving all active military members and veterans 20% off when you present your military ID or proof of service for the month of November (excludes Thanksgiving Day and Thanksgiving Menu items).
*McCormick & Schmick’s: Veterans of the U.S. Military, National Guard, Gold Star parents and Gold Star spouses are invited to dine on a select 1/2 price entree on *Sunday, November 8. Valid military ID is required. The offer is for dine-in only.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt– All veterans who visit their stores on Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11, will receive their first 6 oz of froyo FREE. It’s our way of saying “thank you” for serving!
Outback Steakhouse: Outback Steakhouse is saluting our heroes with a FREE Bloomin’ Onion and Coke product to all active & retired military on 11/11 for Veterans Day. Additionally, Outback Steakhouse continues to support Operation Homefront to help make life easier for military, veterans and families. Beginning on Veterans Day, customers will have the opportunity to donate (round up their check, add an open dollar amount) via their dining check in support of Operation Homefront thru the end of the year. Outback Steakhouse offers a heroes discount daily. All servicemen and women, police officers, firefighters and first responders with 10% off their entire check all day, everyday with a valid state or federal service ID.
Pilot Flying J: Pilot Flying J is offering those who serve a FREE breakfast November 9th to 15th, active-duty and retired military veterans. The Veterans Day Breakfast Combo offer is available through the Pilot Flying J app and is redeemable at participating U.S. Pilot and Flying J travel centers.
Red Lobster– In honor of Veterans Day, Red Lobster will be offering a FREE appetizer OR dessert to veterans, active-duty military and reservists with a valid military ID on Wednesday, November 11th. There are 7 appetizers to choose from including Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp and Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms, and 5 desserts to pick from such as Brownie Overload or Key Lime Pie.
Red Robin– This year, veterans and active military must also be members of the restaurant’s Red Robin Royalty loyalty program. Qualifying members can enjoy a FREE Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries anytime, from November 12 to 30. The offer will automatically be loaded to the member’s account. Plus, this year, the offer is available for dine-in and to-go.. Proof of service is required, dine-in only. You must sign up for their rewards program by November 5th!
Starbucks: On Veterans Day, November 11, Starbucks will offer a free tall (12-oz) hot brewed coffee for veterans, military service members and military spouses at participating U.S. Starbucks stores. Starbucks will also donate 25 cents for every cup of hot brewed coffee sold nationwide on November 11 to military nonprofits Team Red, White & Blue and Headstrong to support the mental health and wellbeing of military communities.
Yard House: Veterans and active duty military are invited to enjoy a FREE appetizer on November 11 at Yard House.
Yogurtland: Get a Free 8 oz. cup at Las Vegas Yogurtland locations to all Veterans and active military. Please present your valid military ID at Vegas locations only.
2020 Veterans Day Deals and Events
BikeBerry.com: A special offer to all our heroes, first responders and healthcare workers in the United States. Enjoy extra 10% OFF on any bike accessories storewide with no minimum purchase, valid until Dec 31, 2021. This includes:
- Active Duty Service Members, spouses and dependents
- Retirees of U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and National Guard
- Military Veterans
- This deal is valid for healthcare workers, first responders, and travel. See the link.
Car Washes– Grace For Vets provides a free car wash to all veterans. Their mission is to honor those who have served or are currently serving their country with a FREE car wash each year on November 11. There are 5 stations in our area. For participating Las Vegas area locations, click here.
Fee Free Days– National Park Service offers Fee Free Days this Veterans Day Wednesday, November 11th. This weekend is free to everyone, however active duty military are eligible for free annual passes. Lake Mead National Recreation Area is on this list. Check here for parks near you.
Great Clips– Veterans and current military members visit a Great Clips salon on November 11th and receive a FREE haircut that day or a haircut card to use at a later date. Non-veterans who receive a service can receive a free haircut card or purchase a haircut card to give to a veteran. Free haircut cards will be valid until December 11th this year. Click here to find a salon near you.
Sport Clips– Haircuts for Heroes- Sport Clips locations will offer FREE haircuts to active duty U.S. service members and veterans on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020, with valid proof of service. Thank you for your service! See link for participating locations near you.
Red Roof Inn– Red Roof offers military personnel, both active and retired, a 10% discount with promo code “VP606732” all year round. Veterans can also join Veterans Advantage, which is free and offers members additional exclusive military discounts, including a 20% discount at Red Roof with code VP 544993 year round.
Target– In honor of Veterans Day (November 11), between November 1 and 11, 2020, Target is offering all U.S. active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families a 10 percent discount off the guest’s full basket, some exclusions apply.
- To receive the offer, guests must first demonstrate eligibility by registering at www.target.com/circle/military. Guests do not need to wait until Nov. 1 to verify eligibility.
- After eligibility has been verified, an exclusive, one-time use 10% Target Circle offer will be available for the guest to use in-store or online Nov. 1-11, 2020.
True Rest Float Spa– On Wednesday, Nov. 11, True Rest Float Spa will offer a free, 60-minute float to any active-duty military member and/or veteran. On Veterans Day, True REST Float Spas across the country will be closed to the public and open for free floats to veterans only. True REST Float Spa designates the 11th day of every month U.S. Military Appreciation Day, and offers a free, 60-minute float to any active-duty military member or veteran. For more information or to book your free float, visit https://www.truerest.com/veterans/.
Veterans Day Ceremony City of Henderson– The 2020 Veterans Day Ceremony originally planned for November 7 has been canceled due to crowd related limitations. Please visit the link on November 11 for a special virtual presentation. We also invite you to visit the Henderson Veterans Memorial Wall which remains open to visitors.
The Henderson Memorial Wall was dedicated in November 1994, and local veterans are honored annually at Henderson’s Veterans Day Ceremony. Constructed as a tribute to local war veterans, names will be added to the panel of the wall honoring several hundred Vietnam veterans, both living and deceased, as well as the panel reserved for all deceased war veterans who resided in Henderson prior to 1980. In 2006 a section of the wall was added to recognize Henderson residents who are “Killed in Action” or die from enemy action including terrorism and receive a Purple Heart. The Memorial Wall is located at 240 S. Water St., adjacent to city hall.
All Veterans Day deals below have not yet been updated for 2020:
Fogo de Chao: A 50% Veterans Day discount is available for all veterans and active duty military over Veterans Day weekend (Nov. 8-11). Valid military ID is required for the offer. Additionally, up to three guests dining with them receive 10% off their meal.
Gordon Biersch– Gordon Biersch will thank active duty service members and veterans in uniform or with Military ID with a FREE entree on Monday, November 11. The special menu includes 7 oz. Top Sirloin, Beer-Battered Fish & Chips, Cajun Pasta and Märzen BBQ Burger. And from November 11 – November 17, Gordon Biersch is also donating $0.25 from the sale of each pint of their Vet’s IPA to a local veteran’s charity. Each Gordon Biersch location will also host a tapping party on Monday, November 11.
Little Caesar’s– Offering all United States Armed Forces veterans and active military a FREE $5 HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo November 11th from 11am-2pm. You must provide proof of service to receive this promotion and it promptly ends at 2pm. Click the link for more information and to search for a store near you.
On the Border: Simply present proof of military ID or service on November 11th, and enjoy a FREE Combo Meal. Choose from menu items such as Seasoned Ground Beef tacos, Chicken Tinga tacos, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Seasoned Ground Beef with chile con carne enchilada, Spinach & Mushroom with sour cream sauce enchilada. All are served with Mexican rice and beans, plus endless chips & salsa. Proof of service is required.
Rubio’s Coastal Grill– This Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, Rubio’s Coastal Grill invites military and veterans to enjoy one free adult entree, with the purchase of another adult entree. Simply bring military ID and show the coupon at any participating Rubio’s location.
Twin Peaks– Twin Peaks will show their appreciation to armed forces on Monday, November 11 with select comped-menu items. The items offered are Chicken Tenders, Ol’ Fashioned BLT, Cheeseburger, and The Wedge salad.
Discovery Children’s Museum– DISCOVERY Children’s Museum will offer free Museum admission to all veterans and active duty military throughout November in honor of Veterans Day and Military Family Month. In addition, all veteran and active military dependents will receive $5 admission to the Museum. Military families are also eligible for 20 percent off all Family Memberships. To claim the available veteran and active military promotions, stop by the Visitor Services Desk at DISCOVERY Children’s Museum or email email@example.com for more information. Must show proof of valid military ID to receive the above offer.
Veterans Day Parade– The annual Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Las Vegas will take place November 11th. The parade on Fourth Street will begin at 9:45 a.m. According to CNN, this annual parade is one of the largest veteran parades in the country, the largest west of the Mississippi and second only to New York City. It features dozens of floats, performers, local groups, local officials, musicians and more.
Veterans Day Ceremony at the Plaza– Immediately following the parade, there will be a special ceremony to recognize four United States Marine Corps veterans and three current members of the Nevada Army National Guard. Frankie Scinta will sing the national anthem, and the awards will be presented by Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak under the Plaza dome. The ceremony will begin at 2pm.
5th Annual VASNHS Car Show & BBQ– On November 9th, the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System will hold its 5th Annual Car Show & BBQ from 10am-2:30pm. This event will be held at their facility at 6900 North Pecos Rd. and will include a car show, free BBQ, a kids zone, a health and services fair and appearances by Count’s Kustoms and Miss Nevada.
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