Veterans Day is a special day to honor and show appreciation to those who have served in the military.
Many businesses, theme parks, and restaurants offer discounts or freebies to veterans and active-duty military personnel on Veterans Day as a way to express their gratitude.
These offers may vary by location and are often subject to certain conditions, so it’s advisable to check with the specific establishment for details.
Some of the discounts and freebies available on Veterans Day include:
Food and Restaurant Discounts/Freebies:
- 7-Eleven: Free coffee or big gulp for veterans and active-duty military with the 7-Eleven 7REWARDS Mobile App.
- Applebee’s: Complimentary full-size entrée from a special menu for active-duty military, veterans, reserves, and National Guard dining in.
- Chick-fil-A: Free chicken sandwiches at participating locations for active-duty personnel and veterans.
- Denny’s: Free build-your-own grand slam for veterans and active military personnel from 5 a.m. to noon.
- Dunkin’: Free donut of choice for veterans and active-duty military at participating locations.
- IHOP: Free red, white, and blueberry pancakes or pancake combo for veterans and active-duty military from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut and small coffee for veterans and active-duty military.
- Olive Garden: Free meal from the Veterans Day menu for veterans and active military.
- Starbucks: Free tall 12-ounce hot or cold brewed coffee for veterans, military service members, and military spouses.
- TCBY: First 6 oz. of frozen yogurt for free for veterans and active military personnel.
- Wendy’s: Free breakfast combo for active-duty military and veterans from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m.
- White Castle: Free individual combo meal or breakfast combo meal for veterans and active-duty military.
- Various other restaurant chains and local businesses may also offer discounts or free meals; it’s best to check with individual locations for details.
Theme Parks and Entertainment:
- Disney: Disney Military Salute tickets are available for active or retired U.S. military members.
- Legoland: Free one-day ticket to Legoland Florida Theme Park for military members and first responders, with up to 50% off for accompanying guests.
- SeaWorld Orlando: Complimentary admission for military personnel through the Waves of Honor program.
- Universal Resorts Orlando: Specially priced tickets and vacation packages for active-duty military, retired military service members, and Department of Defense civilians.
National Parks and Florida State Parks:
- National Parks: Free lifetime Military Pass for Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans, as well as an annual Military Pass for current U.S. military members and their dependents.
- Florida State Parks: 25% discount on annual entrance passes for current and retired service members, free lifetime military passes for those with service-related injuries, and free lifetime military passes for surviving spouses and parents of deceased veterans killed in combat.
Retail and Services:
- Goodyear Auto Service: Free car care checks and 10% off tires and services for active-duty military, veterans, and first responders during the promotion period.
- Publix: 10% off groceries for all veterans and active military personnel on Veterans Day.
Please note that the availability and terms of these offers may vary, so it’s a good idea to verify the details with the specific businesses and locations where you plan to take advantage of these discounts and freebies. Additionally, some businesses may require proof of military service, such as a military ID or DD-214, to access these benefits.