Veterans Day Discounts: Supporting Those Who Served

By Barbara Burgess
Published on 9 November, 2020

Barbara Burgess is our CSN Libraries Administrative Assistant and a veteran of the US Air Force. Each year, she makes this helpful guide available inside the libraries, but this year we are providing it here for those who can't make it to campus.

Many of our CSN students, employees and community members serve this country through the military or are veterans who formerly served. In honor of Veterans Day 2020, CSN Libraries is sharing an easy-to-use, alphabetical list of businesses where veterans receive a discount or other bonus as a thank you for their service.

Note: proof of military service is required. Do not forget to bring your military ID or DD Form 214. Participating locations only.

Year-Round Discounts

1-800 Flowers

All members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families save 25% on this exclusive collection of fresh flowers, delicious treats and more original gifts that send smiles to loved ones at home or overseas. Use Promo Code below at Checkout to save. Copy Discount Code: MILITARYUSA

Apple Military Discount

Apple offers a Veterans and Military Purchase Program, in which veterans, service members and their families receive special pricing on select Apple products. Visit the Apple website for details or to start shopping.

Costco Wholesale

Join Costco as a new member and receive over $50 in savings for all Members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and their families.


Save 20% and get free shipping when you join Veterans Advantage.

Foot Locker

Active-duty, veterans, National Guard, Reservists, and registered dependents of active-duty or retiree service members receive 15% off most purchases. (Some exclusions apply. Cannot be combined with other offers.) During checkout, under "Payment Method", click on the Use Military Discount link and follow the instructions provided. You may be asked to upload documents to help validate your service.

Home Depot

A 10% discount is offered to all military with a valid military ID

Jiffy Lube

Jiffy Lube service center offers a 25% discount for the men and women of our Armed Forces. I.D. required. No coupon is required. Excludes batteries and brakes, alignment, and diagnostic services. Visit the Jiffy Lube website for details and a list of participating locations.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores offers a 15% discount off your total purchase every day, available to military service members and eligible family members. You must present proof of your military service (past or present) or Military Dependent ID upon checkout to receive the discount. The discount includes regular, sale-priced and clearance items. In-store only. Limit one total purchase discount per transaction. Cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon. For more details, see the JOANN website.


Get a Kohl’s 15% military discount on Mondays by presenting a valid US military ID in selected Kohl’s branches nationwide. In-store only.


Lenovo offers special military discounts on your entire purchase for active military, reservists, veterans, and immediate family members. Sign up for a free account to get started, and choose Military Discount in the cart.


Lowe’s gives veterans 10% off every day. Just sign up for a MyLowe’s account to verify your credentials.


Currently serving military personnel, military retirees, and their immediate family can receive 15% off every day. Offer valid in-store only. Please show valid ID to store associate.


Nike offers a 10% discount—online and in stores—to all active, reservist, veteran, and retired US military personnel, and to the spouses and dependents of active personnel. Click below to get started.

Old Navy

Old Navy offers a military discount for purchases made in stores. The discount is for 10% off and cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Discount is valid for all active, retired and reserve US Military Personnel and family members. Customer must present a valid military ID at time of purchase. Not valid at Visit the Old Navy website for locations.

O’Reilly Auto Parts

All O'Reilly Auto Parts stores provide a 10% discount off retail price for most items, some exceptions are motor oil, antifreeze, sale items and special orders. The discount is extended to in-store purchases for active duty and reserve members of the military, retired service members, and veterans.

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn offers all active and retired military personnel and their families a 15% discount on your entire in-store purchase. Visit the Pottery Barn website to learn more.

Sam’s Club

Active duty, retired military and civilian military employees and their spouses receive a $10 gift card upon joining or renewing a Sam’s club membership.

Pep Boys

Every day of the week, active and retired military customers can receive a 10% discount at their local Pep Boys store.

A complete list of military discounts can be found at

Veterans Day 2020 (Wednesday, November 11)

Food and Restaurants (keep in mind possible changes in dine-in policies/procedures due to Covid-19):


Veterans and Active Duty Military can select a free meal from a limited menu on Veteran’s Day.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

All military members receive a complimentary entrée up to $14.95 on Veteran’s Day.

Bonefish Grill

Enjoy the Heroes Discount, which offers 10% off checks for all service members, veterans and first responders on November 11 when you show a valid ID.

Bubba Gump Shrimp

On Veterans Day, active duty military, veterans and families with valid ID can get 20 percent off of food and retail shop goodies at Bubba Gump Shrimp.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Veterans and active duty military get a free order of small boneless or traditional wings, and a side of fries. Dine-in or take-out.

California Pizza Kitchen

On Veterans Day, all veterans or active duty military personnel will be able to select a free entree from a special Veterans Day menu including pizza, salads and pasta.


Veterans and active duty military can get a free entree from Chili’s on Veterans Day 2020 from a special menu.

Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel honors Military Family Appreciation Month throughout November with several in-store specials for military veterans, active duty military and families with valid ID in its partnership with Operation Homefront.


During Military Family Appreciation Month Cracker Barrel will offer in-store specials on Veterans Day for military veterans and promotions throughout November to support military families in partnership with Operation Homefront. On 11/11, veterans can receive a free slice of Double Fudge Coca-Cola Cake with their meal.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin' Donuts is giving away free donuts to active duty military and veterans. This free Veterans Day donut is limited to one per customer while supplies last, but no purchase is required.

Famous Dave’s

The Veterans Day free meal at Famous Dave's is a Georgia chopped pork sandwich plus one side. This offer is valid all day on Wednesday, November 11, at participating Famous Dave's locations.

Farmer Boys

If you are a veteran or active military member, stop by a Farmer Boys on Veterans Day for a free Big Cheese cheeseburger.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Veterans and active-duty military who visit a Freddy’s on November 11 can get a free combo meal card good through November 30.

Golden Corral

Golden Corralwill hand out free meal and beverage cards to all active duty and veterans from Nov. 1-30. The card will be valid for use once from Nov. 1, 2020 through May 31. 2021 for lunch or dinner, Monday through Thursday.

Gordon Biersch

At Gordon Biersch, veterans eat free from their Veterans Menu on November 11.


Past and present military get a complimentary entree on Veteran’s day.  Grub provides an ongoing year round discount for veterans by offering a 10% percent off any purchase with a valid military I.D. or uniform.


All veterans and active-duty military get 10 free wings with any 10 purchased on November 11.


Free Red, White and Blue pancakes. Veterans and Active/Reserve service members are invited with family and friends to make to-order breakfast at IHOP on Wednesday, November 11, which includes a free pancake offer till 7 p.m.

Little Caesar’s Pizza

From 11am to 2pm, veterans and active military members can receive a free $5 HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo.

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

On Veterans Day, active and former military can enjoy a complimentary dessert, and a 20% discount with proof of service. Veterans receive 20% off the entire month of November.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

Veterans and active-duty military can get the first 6 oz. of frozen yogurt for free.

On The Border

Veterans and active duty military members a free Create Your Own Combo meal where they'll get to choose two items from a list.  Beverages, appetizers, dessert, and gratuity are not included.

Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse is honoring veterans with 20% off November 8 through 11.

PT’s Taverns

PT’s Happy Hour offers a 50 percent discount on drinks including wines by the glass, premium spirits and all craft and import beer, which includes PT’s own craft brews such as the Golden Hefeweizen and Hualapai IPA. PT’s Happy Hour food selections priced at $6 include Sriracha chicken bites and loaded potato skins; and $7 selections include a half-pound pub burger and chicken parmesan sliders.

Red Lobster

Red Lobster will be offering a free appetizer or dessert from a select dine-in menu on Veterans Day 2020 to active duty military and veterans with valid ID.

Red Robin

Red Robin offers a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries for active duty military and veterans with valid ID from Nov. 12 through Nov. 30, 2020.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti meal to vets and active military for lunch or dinner (dine-in or carry-out).


On Veterans Day, active duty service members, reservists, veterans and military spouses are invited to enjoy a free tall (12-ounce) hot brewed coffee.

Station Casinos

In recognition of Veterans Day, Station Casinos says thank you to the individuals who served in the United States Armed Forces. Station Casinos is offering a free smorgasbord dinner to all dynamic obligation military and veterans with a legitimate Station Casinos military Boarding Pass. Accessible on Nov. 12, simply swipe military Boarding Pass card at any stand to get a voucher for a free breakfast, lunch or supper buffet.


This year for Veterans Day, all vets get their first 6 oz of frozen yogurt absolutely free.

Texas de Brazil

Veterans receive 25% off dinner Monday, November 9 through Thursday, November 12.

Texas Roadhouse

Things are different this year due to the pandemic and capacity restrictions. To celebrate Veterans Day, they will hand out dinner vouchers at their stores’ parking lots on Wednesday, November 11, from 11am - 2pm.


Wienerschnitzel sells millions of hot dogs every year, and for Veterans Day this November 11, eligible customers can have a chili dog and small fries free, plus a small Pepsi.

White Castle

White Castle is giving out a free Breakfast Combo or Castle Combo Meal (numbers 1-6) to any veteran or other military member who comes in on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11.

Wild Wing Cafe

Past and present military personnel can get free wings at Buffalo Wild Wings on Veterans Day. With identification, military members will get 10 boneless wings and fries on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020.

Yard House

Veterans and active duty military will receive a complimentary appetizer with valid military ID. Offer is valid for dine in only.


7-Eleven offers a free coffee or Big Gulp on Veterans Day when you download their app and register using Veterans’ Advantage.

Other Businesses:

Children’s Museum

DISCOVERY Children's Museum is NOW OPEN. Throughout the month of November, we will be waiving admission fees for veterans and active duty military members. In addition, their dependents will receive $5 admission to the museum. Just show a valid military ID when you check in at our front desk.

Goodyear Auto Service and Just Tire

From November 8-16, Goodyear Auto Service and Just Tire locations will offer active and retired military members free car care checks and free tire installation. More information on how to book an appointment can be found at and

Great Clips Free Haircut
Visit a U.S. Great Clips salon on Nov. 11 and receive either a free haircut that day or the free haircut card to use at a later date. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 11.


October 19, 2020 - November 15, 2020, veterans and active duty military receive 30% off. Please visit their website for details.


The RTC is offering free rides to active military service members and veterans on Wednesday, November 11.


Target is offering all U.S. active-duty military personnel, Veterans and their families a 10 percent 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.

U.S. National Park Service Free Veterans Day Admission
U.S. National Park Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites on Veterans Day for everyone.  There are five free entrance days throughout the year. Visit for more information.