Sunday, November 11th is Veteran’s Day. One way businesses thank our service members is by offering free or discounted meals and/or services. If you are a veteran or active duty military member, thank you for your service, and this list is for you. 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. Please scroll down for Veteran’s Day Events as well. If you know military member, please share this post and information with them as a thank you. This is a growing list, so make sure to bookmark and check back. If you’re not yet an email subscriber to Vegas Living on the Cheap, subscribe now so you don’t miss any upcoming deals.
Restaurant Deals & Steals
Sunday, November 11th
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – Offering a series of freebies ALL. MONTH. LONG as a way of showing all current and retired military personnel a little love and to thank them for their service. Current or retired military simply claim a Pizookie® at from November 1 through November 30, while supplies last. Once claimed, the offer is emailed and valid for 72 hours. Guests who would like to honor these heroes can contribute $1 or more on their restaurant bill to the program. With a contribution of $1 of more, Guests will receive a bounce-back coupon for a FREE Pizookie® with any food purchase of $9.95 valid through 12/31/2018. Then on Sunday, November 11, all military members who dine-in restaurant receive a complimentary entree up to $12.95 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 providing a complimentary appetizer such as Mussels Josephine, Calamari, Imperial Dip and the famous Bang Bang Shrimp® (large portion of tuna sashimi not available). On Sunday, November 11th, active and retired service members with a valid military ID will receive the deal at all Bonefish Grill locations.
California Pizza Kitchen– All veterans and active military may choose a FREE pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu. November 11th, Dine-in only. Please come in uniform or bring your military I.D. or other proof of service.
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 to eat for FREE at the restaurant’s many locations across the United States. Valid ID is required. Call your local Chili’s for more information.
Chipotle Mexican Grill– To celebrate the contributions of our military around the country, Chipotle Mexican Grill is offering a special buy-one-get-one (BOGO) offer from open to close on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11th, 2018. The offer is valid on burritos, bowls, salads and taco orders.
Cracker Barrel: All military veterans will receive a FREE slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert. Dine in only.
Denny’s– Denny’s added their America’s Diner Honors America’s Veterans deal. It’s on Monday, November 12th from 5am – noon for a free build your own Grand Slam.
Dunkin’ Donuts– On November 11th, Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a FREE donut at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary.
Famous Dave’s: Get a FREE Two-Meat Salute (Two-Meat Combo served with your choice of one side and a corn bread Muffin) on Sunday, November 11th and Monday, November 12th in honor of Veterans Day.
HMSHost: Veteran’s Day Burger- On Monday, November 12th, HMSHost invites U.S. active-duty military and military veterans with valid identification to enjoy a complimentary BBQ Cheddar Burger while they dine-in at nearly 50 participating HMSHost-operated airport restaurants. Restaurants participating at Las Vegas McCarran Airport:
- PGA TOUR Grill
- Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill
- Las Vegas Chophouse & Brewery
HMSHost also offers a year-round 15 percent military discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages at HMSHost locations throughout the United States. The 15 percent discount is valid any day of the week for military members with valid identification at HMSHost-operated airport and travel plaza locations nationwide. HMSHost 15% off locations here.
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.
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). Celebrate Veteran’s Day at Lucille’s and receive a FREE dessert November 11th and 12th. They are also participating in the Round It Up America program where guests can round up their checks and donations go toward Operation Homefront-providing holiday meals for military. Lucille’s will also donate $1.00 for every Classic Smash purchased to support Military Family Month. See the link for more details.
McCormick & Schmick’s: Veterans and Gold Star families (parents and spouse) can enjoy a complimentary lunch or dinner at McCormick and Schmick’s on Sunday, November 11th.
Mimi’s Cafe– will be saluting active duty military personnel and veterans with a FREE entree from a special menu all day on November 11th. Honorees with a military ID can choose from any of the below menu items with the purchase of a non-alcoholic beverage:
- Slow-Roasted Turkey entree
- Brioche Cheeseburger
- Asian Chicken Salad
- Brioche French Toast
- Breakfast Tacos
- Four Buttermilk Griddlecakes
On the Border: Simply present proof of military ID or service on November 11th, and enjoy a FREE Create-Your-Own Combo 2 Meal. Choose any two items off the combo menu like tacos, enchiladas, empanadas, mini chimis and more. All are served with Mexican rice and beans, plus endless chips & salsa. Proof of service is required.
Pilot Flying J: Pilot Flying J is offering those who serve a FREE breakfast. From November 10th to 12th, active-duty and retired military veterans can use the myPilot app to redeem an offer for a free Pilot Coffee of any size with their choice of a PJ Fresh breakfast sandwich, packaged pastry item or a Cinnabon Center of the Roll. The offer is valid at any of the participating Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers in North America.
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 Sunday, November 11th and Monday, November 12th. There are 6 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. In addition, all active duty military personnel receive a 10% discount on purchases every Monday.
Red Robin– Veterans and all active military members can enjoy a FREE Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries November 11th. Proof of service is required, dine-in only.
Wienerschnitzel: On November 11th, Wienerschnitzel is offering a FREE Chili Dog with a small fry and a small Pepsi to all veterans and active duty service members. Present your military ID or dress in your uniform.
World of Beer– Henderson, NV- Guests who show VA card or military ID can enjoy one FREE select draught beer, Sunday, November 11th from 3pm-12am.
Monday, November 12th
Golden Corral: On Monday, November 12th, 2018 from 5 PM to 9 PM, military veterans, retired and active duty personnel are invited to a free sit-in “thank you” dinner.
Metro Diner– In observance of Veteran’s Day, Metro Diner, known for serving serious diner food ranging from Fried Chicken & Waffles to the diner’s acclaimed Meatloaf Plate, we will offer 20 percent off to active and retired military with valid military ID on Monday, November 12th. Available at all diners.
2018 Veteran’s Day Deals and Events
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 6 stations in our area. For participating Las Vegas area locations, click here.
Goodyear Auto Service/Just Tires: Goodyear Auto Service and Just Tires locations nationwide say “thanks” to those who serve by offering all active and retired military members and first responders FREE “Checks for Vets,” plus up to $250 off tires. The offer is valid from November 9th through November 11th – book appointments beginning November 9, but the offer can be redeemed through November 16. You can find more details here. The “Checks for Vets” offer includes FREE tire, brake and battery checks. Military and first responders will also receive 10 percent off tires instantly, which could save you $250 when used with additional in-store offers.
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 can get a haircut and receive a free haircut card or purchase a haircut card to give to a veteran. Free haircut cards will be valid until December 31, 2017. Click here to find a salon near you.
Fee Free Days– National Park Service offers Fee Free Days this Veteran’s Day Weekend, November 11th and 12th. This weekend is free to everyone, however active duty military are eligible for free annual passes. Check here for parks near you.
4th Annual VASNHS Car Show & BBQ– On November 10th, the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System will hold its 4th Annual Car Show & BBQ from 10am-3pm. 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.
40th Infantry Division Band Concert– The Concert Band is the premier unit of the 40th Infantry Division Band. This renowned group has performed at concert halls, venues and events throughout the United States and the South Pacific. This FREE Veterans Day Celebration performance will take place outdoors, November 10th from 7-9pm, at Bruce Trent Park (8851 Vegas Dr.). Please bring low-back lawn chairs and blankets for your seating comfort. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, no outside food or pets please.
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.