LIST: Where East Texans can receive a discount on Veterans Day

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TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Veterans Day 2021, is on Thursday, Nov. 11. As a way to honor veterans, several businesses give discounts and freebies.

KETK has come up with a list of which places will be offering discounts and freebies on Veterans Day.

Food freebies

  • Aspen Creek Grill – November 11, 2021
    • Veterans and active-duy military will be given a complimentary meal from a special menu from open to 6 p.m. The veterans day menu includes:
      • Pulled Pork Dinner
      • Aspen Hawaiian Chicken
      • Classic Cheeseburger.
  • Applebees – November 11, 2021
    • All active military, veterans, reserves and National Guard can get a complimentary full-size entrée from an exclusive menu Thursday. When dining at Applebee’s on Thursday, these guests will receive a $5 bounce back card to redeem for dine-in, to-go or delivery within three weeks.
  • Cotton Patch Café – November 11, 2021
    • All Veterans and active military members are being offered a Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken FREE on November 11. Please call ahead to your local Cotton Patch Café if you have any questions about your Veterans Day Discount.
  • IHOP – November 11, 2021
    • Veterans and active-duty military are being offered FREE red, white and blue pancakes on November 11.
  • Chili’s – November 11, 2021
    • Veterans and active-duty service members get a free meal from a select menu on November 11. Available for in-restaurant only.
  • Denny’s – November 11, 2021
    • Veterans and active military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on November 11, from 5 am to noon. Dine-in only.
  • Golden Corral – November 11, 2021
    • Golden Corral is hosting their Military Appreciation Night on November 11 from 5 pm to close. This includes a free “thank you” meal when dining in.
  • Texas Roadhouse – November 11, 2021
    • Texas Roadhouse will hand out dinner vouchers at the stores’ parking lots on November 11, from 11 am to 2 pm. Veterans and active-duty military can redeem their dinner vouchers when the restaurant opens for dinner, through May 30, 2022.
  • Logan’s Roadhouse – November 11, 2021
    • Logan’s Roadhouse will be offering all Veterans a free American Roadhouse Meal From 3 pm to 6 pm on Thursday November 11.
  • BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse – November 11, 2021
    • BJ’s is serving those who have served their country by once again teaming up with Dr Pepper®, offering a complimentary meal from a select menu and a Dr Pepper® beverage to all current military personnel and Veterans with proof of service.
  • Red Lobster – November 11, 2021
    • Free Appetizer or Dessert for Veterans Day: In honor of Veterans Day, and to thank veterans, active duty military, and reservists for their service, Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer or dessert on Thursday, November 11.
  • Olive Garden – November 11, 2021
    • Free entrée from a special menu for each Veteran and current member of the military. Simply show proof of military service. Dine-in only. All entrées include freshly baked garlic breadsticks, and your choice of homemade soup or famous house salad.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – November 11, 2021
    • Veterans and service members get a free order of 10 boneless wings and fries. This offer is available for dine-in or takeout (online ordering excluded). Proof of service must be shown for redemption.
  • Cracker Barrel – Veterans get a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake when dining at any location on November 11.
  • Dunkin Donuts – Veterans and active-duty military will receive a free donut at participating locations. Offer available in-store only.
  • Little Cesar’s Pizza – Veterans will be able to receive one free lunch combo from 11am-2pm at participating locations.
  • Wendy’s – Wendy’s will offer a free coffee for veterans, active duty and family members.
  • Wienerschnitzel – Wienerschnitzel will offer a free small breakfast combo on Veterans Day.

Non-food freebies

  • Great Clips – November 11, 2021
    • Veterans and active-duty military can visit a U.S. Great Clips salon on November 11 to receive either a free haircut that day or a free haircut card to use at a later date. Visit the Great Clips website for details.
  • National Parks – November 11, 2021
    • All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission on Veterans Day.


  • Bed Bath & Beyond – November 11, 2021
    • For active-duty U.S. military, Vets and Spouses, Bed Bath and Beyond is offering 25% off any in-store purchase on November 11, 2021. Call or visit your nearest location for details.
  • Target  – November 11, 2021
    • Target is offering all U.S. active-duty military personnel, Veterans and their families a 10% discount off the guest’s full basket. To receive the offer, guests must first demonstrate eligibility by registering at After eligibility has been verified, an exclusive, one-time use 10% Target Circle offer will be available for the guest to use in-store or online.
  • Walgreens – November 11-14, 2021
    • Military, Veterans, and their families receive 20% off eligible, regular-price purchases when using myWalgreens membership.
  • Dollar General— Veterans, active-duty military and their families get a 20% discount on in-store and online purchases on November 11 through 14.
  • Staples – Staples will offer 25% off in-store purchases, also applicable to family members
  • Home Depot –  Home Depot will offer 10% off in store purchases
  • Office Depot/Office Max – Office Deport will offer 25% off in-store purchases through November 13th

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