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While veterans deserve to be celebrated every day of the year, November 11th is a time to make them feel especially appreciated! Many restaurants, stores, and businesses around the United States go all out with discounts and deals for veterans and their families.

We’ve rounded up the top 25 Veterans Day deals we expect to see in 2019, including fun freebies, Veterans Day entertainment deals, and what restaurants give military discounts on Veterans Day. Check out the list and share it with the veterans in your life!

Remember to bring a Military/Veteran ID, DD-214 or other proof of service to claim these awesome deals.

25 Veterans Day Deals

1. Hyatt Hotels

How about a Veterans Day getaway? Eligible military personnel, veterans, and immediate family members can combine Hyatt’s Veteran and Military Rate with the upcoming holiday promotion. Get more info online.

2. U.S. National Park Service

Our nation’s best can enjoy nature’s best all weekend long! The U.S. National Park Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend. Find a national forest or grassland near you.

3. Carnival Cruise Line

Look for an exclusive booking promotion for active and retired military personnel from Carnival Cruise Line! Typically, Carnival’s promotion provides military personnel a $50 onboard credit per cabin plus a two-category upgrade, and 50% reduced deposits for specific ships and destinations.

4. Main Event

Treat yourself and the kids or grandkids to a day of family fun at Main Event! Veterans and active-duty military members can enjoy a free entree plus a $10 FUNcard with complimentary bowling shoe rental for themselves and four guests. There are over 40 Main Event locations in the U.S., and it’s easy to find one near you.

5. Cinemark Theaters

In honor of Veterans Day 2018, Cinemark Theaters gave free “First Man” movie tickets to veterans, active duty service members, and their spouses.” This year, it’s likely they’ll have a similar Veterans Day deal, so keep your eyes peeled for free tickets (and incredible movies)! Contact your nearest Cinemark Movie Theater for more info!

6. Lowe’s Home Improvement

Veterans Day is a day to fly the American flag proudly at full-staff in honor of those who served and currently serve. Get to your nearest Lowe’s early on November 11th! Last year, the first 100 customers at every store got a free, full-size American flag with their purchase. If you miss the cutoff, you still have the chance to get a free mini, parade-size flag. Lowe’s also offers 10% off to all veterans and active duty service members every day by signing up for a MyLowes member card. As of November 2018, Lowe’s discount had saved military families over $1 billion, reports mdm.

7. Academy Sports & Outdoors

Get 10% off at participating Academy Sports & Outdoors locations. All active-duty and reserve military members and retired or discharged veterans (includes honorable, under honorable condition, or general), and immediate family members are eligible. Call your neighborhood Academy Sports & Outdoors to confirm if the store is participating.

8. Target

In honor of Veterans Day, shop Target in-store or online with a 10% military discount! Stock up on American-made favorites like Crayola Crayons, KitchenAid mixers, and Gillette Razor Blades. All active-duty military, veterans, and their spouse and dependent children are eligible. Find a Target near you and get ready for Veterans Day savings!

9. Goodwill

Get 50% off all donated apparel with a valid military ID at participating Goodwill locations on November 11th. Contact Goodwill to check if your local store is participating.

10. Bed Bath & Beyond

Veterans, active duty, reservists, and National Guard members typically receive 25% off at Bed Bath & Beyond for Veterans Day. Military spouses may also be eligible for this discount. Call your local Bed Bath & Beyond to double-check deal availability and requirements.

11. Home Depot

All military veterans usually receive a 10% discount at Home Depot on Veterans Day. Stop by your local Home Depot and ask about this discount on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, too!

12. Dunkin’ Donuts

Glazed, old fashioned, jelly-filled…stop by any participating Dunkin’ Donuts nationwide on November 11th to get a free donut! All veterans and active-duty military are eligible, no purchase necessary.

13. Krispy Kreme

For military patrons, Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut and small coffee on Veterans Day. Be sure to wait until the sign at your nearest Krispy Kreme is on, so your free doughnut is hot and fresh!

14. Denny’s

Denny’s diners typically treat all veterans, active duty, and retired military personnel to a “Build Your Own Grand Slam” plate on the house from 5 a.m. to noon on Veterans Day. Diners must show military ID to receive this offer at their local Denny’s.

15. IHOP

All veterans and active-duty military personnel can usually count on free pancakes at IHOP from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Veterans Day. Call an IHOP near you for more info!

16. Chili’s Bar & Grill

Veterans and active-duty military personnel get to choose a complimentary meal from a select menu at participating Chili’s restaurants on November 11th. Contact a Chili’s in your area to double-check that they’ll have this deal!

17. BJ’s Restaurant

BJ’s Restaurant usually offers all service members a complimentary entrée and free drink (limited items) by presenting a military ID or proof of service. Also, you can claim a free Pizookie® (a giant cookie with ice cream on top—yum!) if you are a current or retired military member. Contact your local BJ’s for more info.

18. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Veterans can enjoy a complimentary dessert or signature beverage at their local Cracker Barrel on November 11th.

19. Ruby Tuesday

On Veterans Day, all veterans and active-duty military personnel can enjoy a free appetizer at participating Ruby Tuesday locations. Call your nearest Ruby Tuesday restaurant for more deets!

20. Old Country Buffet

Old Country Buffet offers a 15% daily military discount to all active duty, reserve, or retired military personnel in uniform or with a valid ID, VA card, or other proof of service.

21. California Pizza Kitchen

We expect to see a special Veterans Day menu that includes pizza, salads, and pasta at all CPK restaurants. Veterans and active-duty military personnel who come in uniform or bring a military ID or other proof of service could get a free entree from the menu at their local CPK.

22. Chipotle

On Veterans Day, active-duty, reserves, and retired military (as well as National Guard members) can bring a friend to their neighborhood Chipotle for buy-one-get-one-free burritos, salads, bowls, or tacos!

23. Applebee’s Grill & Bar

On Veterans Day, retired and active-duty military members can select a free meal from a special menu (with proof of service). There’s no place like the neighborhood, so go ahead, find an Applebee’s near yours!

24. Texas Roadhouse

Typically, Texas Roadhouse offers a special lunch menu for Veterans Day. Additionally, with proof of service — retired, active, and reserve military members may be eligible for a free entree, side, and beverage at some Texas Roadhouse locations.

25. Perry’s Steakhouse

Active military members and veterans can enjoy a complimentary 3-course pork chop dinner at Perry’s Steakhouse on Veterans Day! They must be accompanied by at least one guest purchasing an entree. Reservations and a military ID are also required.

Celebrate Veterans Day 2019!

How will you be honoring Veterans Day 2019 in your hometown? Let us know in a comment below. Don’t forget to celebrate the many men and women who are currently serving this great nation, too! At Direct Auto Insurance, we offer a military discount of up to 25% for active service members.* It’s one of the many small things we do to provide our best to this nation’s best.

*Discounts may only apply to certain coverages and are subject to terms and conditions and may not be available in all states or distribution channels. Price may vary depending on how you buy.

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