2019 Veterans Day Deals: Free meals, retail discounts and more

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FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE/KLAS) — Veterans Day will be celebrated on Monday, Nov. 11 and businesses are honoring the day by offering discounts, deals and freebies to veterans. There is everything from free food to haircuts.


Applebee’s: Veterans and active-duty military can receive a free meal from a limited menu on Nov. 11.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brew House: The restaurant will give a free Dr. Pepper and an entree up to $14.95 to veterans and active-duty military members. Military ID needed.

California Pizza Kitchen: Veterans and active military have a choice of a complimentary pizza, pasta or full-size salad and beverage from a special menu. Available to all active duty and veterans.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Active duty and veterans can get a free calamari with a purchase. A valid ID is needed.

Chili’s: Veterans and active-duty military service members get a free meal from a select menu on Nov. 11.

Cracker Barrel: Enjoy a free dessert. The offer is for active-duty military and veterans.

Denny’s: Free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon for active-duty, inactive military and veterans with a valid military ID or DD 214.

Golden Corral: The restaurant is offering a free sit-in thank you dinner for military veterans, retirees and active-duty members on Nov. 11.

IHOP: Free pancakes to active duty military and veterans.

Little Caesar’s: Veterans and active-duty military can get a free $5 Hot and Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Olive Garden: Veterans and active-duty military can get a free entree from a special menu.

Outback Steakhouse: All servicemen and women, police officers, firefighters and first responders will get a 20% discount of their entire check from Nov. 8 – 11.

Red Lobster: Veterans and active-duty military can enjoy a free appetizer or dessert.

Red Robin: Veterans and active-duty military can get a free Tavern Double Burger with bottomless steak fries on Nov. 11.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill: The restaurant is offering a free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti entree (dine-in only) to active duty military and veterans.

Sizzler: Veterans and active-duty military can choose either Tri-Tip Steak, Malibu Chicken or Jumbo Crispy Shrimp and also get a coffee, tea or fountain drink for free. Military ID or uniform required.

Starbucks: Enjoy a free tall coffee if you’re a veteran or active-duty military member.

Texas Roadhouse: Veterans and active military members are invited to enjoy a free lunch on Monday, Nov. 11 between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can choose from 10 entrees.

Villa Italian Kitchen: Enjoy a free slice of Neapolitan cheese pizza. Guests must simply mention the deal at the time of purchase and provide proof of service.


Great Clips: Veterans and military members can get a free haircut on Nov. 11 or get a haircut card to use by Dec. 31, 2019.


Bed, Bath & Beyond: Veterans and active-duty military can get 25% off their entire purchase Nov. 9 – 11 with proof of service.

Grace for Vets: Active duty or veteran military service members are entitled to a free car wash on Nov. 11 at participating car washes. Use this search tool to find a car wash that is participating near you.

Home Depot: Veterans and active-duty military can receive a 10% discount on select items during in-store purchases on Nov. 11.

Target: Veterans, military personnel and their families can receive a 10% discount on one purchase between Nov. 3-11 in-store and online. Guests can visit target.com/military for more information and get verified for the offer.

Walgreens: The retailer is offering 20% off for military, veterans and their families from Nov. 8 – 11. Walgreens also provides free flu shots for VA-enrolled veterans.


National Parks: Everyone can get into a national park on Veterans Day for free. All admission fees are waived.

California State Parks: Veterans, active and reserve military personnel can get into 144 state parks on Veterans Day for free. All admission fees are waived with a valid military ID. For a list of parks visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/VeteransDay2019.

YARTS: The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) is offering free rides to Yosemite National Park for all passengers.

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