Veterans Day Deals & Freebies Across Southern California

Veterans Day is quickly approaching on Nov. 11 – a day to honor all those who have served, past and present!

Many businesses are offering some great deals for Vets, active duty personnel and their families to say “thanks” for their service! Here are a few deals you can find in Southern California courtesy of (note: many businesses require proof of service).


Applebee’s — Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu, on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11

California Pizza Kitchen – Veterans and active military receive a complimentary entrée from a special menu on Tuesday, November 11.

Chuck E. Cheese’s – Veterans and active duty military get 20 free tokens from November 9 through November 15.

Claim Jumper — On Monday, November 10, all Claim Jumper locations will provide veterans with a complimentary meal from a special menu.

Denny’s — Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on Tuesday, November 11, from 5 a.m. to noon at participating locations.

Hooters – Veterans and active duty military get a free meal up to $10.99 in value with a drink purchase at participating locations on Tuesday, November 11.

IHOP — On Tuesday, November 11, participating IHOP Restaurants offer veterans and active duty military free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Krispy Kreme – Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut and small coffee to all veterans on Tuesday, November 11 at participating locations.

Olive Garden – On Tuesday, November 11, all veterans and current service members get a free meal from a limited menu.

Outback Steakhouse – All active and former service members receive a free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage on November 11. Outback is also offering active and former service members 15% off their meals Nov. 12 through Dec. 31.

Red Lobster — Veterans, retired and active-duty military personnel receive a complimentary appetizer from a limited menu from Monday, November 10 to Thursday, November 13

Sizzler — Sizzler offers active duty and veteran military members a free lunch from a limited menu on Tuesday, November 11 until 4 p.m.

Starbucks — Veterans, active duty service members and spouses get a free tall coffee on Tuesday, November 11 at participating locations.

TGIFridays — Veterans and active duty military get a free lunch from a select menu on Tuesday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


24 Hour Fitness — Service members receive a weekend of complimentary workouts at clubs nationwide November 8 – 11.

Knotts Berry Farm — Knott’s Berry Farm is offering free admission for veterans and active duty military personnel and one guest from November 2, 2014 to January 4, 2015.

National Parks — On Veterans Day, November 11, veterans will have access to over 100 National Parks that require entrance fees for free. 

Queen Mary — The Queen Mary offers free admission to active service members, retired military personnel, veterans and special discounts for their family members on November 11

SeaWorld — Veterans and active duty military can get 50% off single-day admission tickets through November 11

Fury: According to The Wrap, Sony Pictures has invited all Veterans and active duty members to come see Brad Pitt’s new WWII film Fury for free. AMC, Regal, and Cinemark theaters are participating nationally, while Pacific and Arclight are participating locally in Los Angeles.


Bed Bath and Beyond – Veterans, active duty, Reserves, Guard and spouses get 20% off their entire purchase November 8 through 11.

Firestone Complete Auto Care –Between November 9 and 16, veterans and active duty personnel receive an additional 10% off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.

Home Depot — Home Depot offers a 10% discount to all veterans on Veterans Day November 11. Home Depot offers the 10% discount year round to for active duty and retirees. 

JCPenney — Veterans, active duty, Guard, Reserves and family members receive an extra 20% off select apparel and 10% off select furniture in stores November 3-15 with coupon.

Lowe’s — All veterans receive a 10% discount on Veterans Day, November 11. The offer is available in stores only. 

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