Southern California Veterans Day 2018 Offers
Always call ahead to verify locations, times, and participation. Many of the listed companies are franchises and may have different policies. The only way to guarantee you get your Veterans Day meal is by calling ahead and checking with your location.
Proof of Military Service
Most companies require some form of military ID or proof of military service. These may include:
• Military ID card (active/reserve/retired)
• VA-issued Veterans ID card or a VA Health Care ID card
• Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)
• Drivers License with Veterans designation
• Photo in uniform, wearing your uniform (if your service permits)
• Veterans organization card (e.g., American Legion, VFW)
• DD214, other discharge paperwork, or another form of ID
• Other restaurants and companies may go by honor system.
Meal Deals 2018
The following offers are all on Veterans Day, Nov 11 or wider range of dates as indicated.
Acapulco, Nov. 11. Complimentary meal.
Applebee’s, Nov. 11, 2018: One of 8 entrées to choose from for a free meal. Military ID or proof of service required.
Baker’s Square, Nov. 11. Free breakfast choice of Buttermilk Pancakes, three pieces of French Toast, or Belgian Waffle for veterans & active duty military. Bring proof of military service.
BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse, Nov. 11. Free entree, up to $12.95 value, plus a free Dr. Pepper beverage. Offer valid to all active duty military and veterans, with proof of service. Dine-in only. Additional offer: Free Pizookie® for current or retired military from Nov. 1-30, while supplies last.
Buffalo Wild Wings, Nov. 11. Free order of traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries to veterans and current military members. Dine-in only. Bring proof of military service.
California Pizza Kitchen, Nov. 11. Choose pizza, full-size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu. Dine-in only. Come in uniform or bring military I.D. or other proof of service.
Chevys Fresh Mex, Nov. 11. Complimentary meal.
Chili’s, Nov. 11. Free meal from a select menu. Dine-in only and participating locations only. Proof of military service required.
Chipotle, Nov. 11. Buy-one/get-one free burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos. Offer valid for all U.S. military (active-duty, Guard/Reserve, and retired military), military spouses with ID, and veterans. In-restaurant orders only; offer not valid for online, mobile, fax, or catering orders.
Cracker Barrel, Nov. 11. Complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake for dessert or a Crafted Coffee.
Dunkin’ Donuts, Nov. 11. Free donut to Veterans and active duty military at participating restaurants nationwide.
El Torito & El Torito Grill, Nov. 11. Complimentary meal.
Famous Dave’s, Nov. 11-12. Free 2 Meat Combo served with choice of side and cornbread muffin – for veterans and current military members. Bring proof of service. Participating locations only.
Grub Burger Bar, Nov. 11. Free entree for active, inactive, and retired military personnel. Proof of military service is required.
Harrah’s Resort Southern California. Military Appreciation Program. Calling all military men & women: 2 FREE BUFFETS! For all active and former military. Plus, receive a 10% discount on Hotel rates any day. Please visit the Total Rewards® Center, provide us with an email address and bring your active military ID or DD214 to receive 2 complimentary buffets for joining this program. Plus, receive special monthly appreciation offers via email!
Hof’s Hut Restaurant & Bakery – Los Angeles & Orange County. Throughout the month of November, U.S. active duty military and veterans receive 20% off.
Hooters, Nov. 11. Hooters invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to enjoy a free meal from a select menu. Requires drink purchase. Only valid at participating locations.
IHOP, free meal on Veterans Day. Verify at your location.
Little Caesars Pizza, Nov. 11. Free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo to all US Armed Forces veterans and active military from 11am-2pm. With proof of military service, at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation.
Luna Grill, Nov. 10-12. Buy One, Get One Free with purchase. Military service men and women and first responders will receive their choice of a complimentary signature wrap, plate or gourmet salad when they purchase a meal at Luna Grill. 10% daily discount for military and first responders.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants, Nov. 11. Veterans will be able to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée from a special menu. Veterans must provide proof of military service. No ID needed for Gold Star Family members (parents or spouse). Be sure to contact your local McCormick & Schmick’s as this is valid at participating restaurants only. Space is limited and reservations are highly recommended.
McDonald’s, at participating locations
Menchie’s, Nov. 11. All veterans and current servicemembers will receive their first 6 oz. frozen yogurt free on Veterans Day.
Nékter Juice Bar, Nov. 11. Free 16 oz Juices and Smoothies to Veterans and Active Duty Military all day long at participating locations.
Olive Garden, Nov. 11. Free entrée from a special menu. Entrées are served with unlimited soup or house salad and garlic breadsticks. Offer good for veterans and active duty military; proof of service required.
On The Border, Nov. 11. Veterans and current servicemembers will receive a free Choose-2 Combo Meal. Each combo is accompanied with sides of Mexican rice and refried beans (black beans upon request), plus endless complimentary tortilla chips and housemade salsa. Dine-in only, proof of service required.
Outback, free meal on Veterans Day. Verify at your location.
Pala Casino, U.S. Armed Services Veterans who provide proper identification on Nov.11 will receive a Free Buffet at Choices.
Pilot Flying J, Nov. 10-12. Free breakfast, including a free Pilot Coffee of any size with a choice of a PJ Fresh breakfast sandwich, packaged pastry item, or a Cinnabon Center of the Roll. Download (or open) the myPilot app Nov. 10-12 to find a coupon in myOffers. First-time users get additional free drink of their choice when downloading the app.
Red Lobster, Nov. 11-12. Free Appetizer or Dessert with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers and desserts.
Red Robin, Nov. 11. Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Nov. 11. Free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti entrée for current and former military.
Subway, at participating locations.
Texas Roadhouse, Nov. 11. Free Lunch from special menu. Includes sides and a soft drink, coffee, or tea. Proof of service required. Dine-in only.
Vitality Bowls, Nov. 11. Free smoothies for current and former military members at all corporate-owned locations and participating franchises.
Wienerschnitzel, Nov. 11. A complimentary Chili Dog, small fries and 20 oz. drink at participating Wienerschnitzel locations, with valid military ID or by wearing a military uniform.
Yard House, Nov. 11. Complimentary appetizer.
Veterans Day Deals Nov. 12
Black Angus Steakhouse, Nov. 12. Free Veterans Day All-American Steak Plate. Must show proof of military service or military ID to receive offer.
Claim Jumper, Nov. 12. Free entrée from select menu, with official proof of service. Dine-in only. Participating locations only.
Denny’s, Nov. 12. Free Build Your Own Grand Slam® on Nov. 12, from 5 a.m. to noon for all active, inactive, and retired military personnel. Participating locations only. Please call ahead.
Golden Corral, Nov. 12 (5-9pm) The 18th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner is available to any person who has ever served in the US military.
Rock & Brews, Nov. 12. Complimentary pulled pork sandwich & side dish or Strawberry Fields Salad. For Veterans, Armed Forces, and First Responders. Proof of military service required. Participating locations; Dine-in Only.
Other Veterans Day offiers
Barona Resort & Casino – Lakeside. On 11/11 from 10am-10pm, one Veteran, Active Duty, or Spouse will win $500 every 30 minutes. Veterans, Active Duty, and Spouses will receive Free Play, a collectible hat, and pin by presenting a Military ID or dependent ID.
California State Parks. Free admission to veterans, active duty and reserve personnel at 143 participating state parks on Monday, Nov.12.
Eagle Crest Golf Club – Escondido. Free golf for veterans and active military members on Nov. 11 which includes green fees. Carts may be purchased separately.
Flagship Cruises & Events – San Diego. Veterans, active duty, retired, and reserve members of the military to enjoy a free ride on the Patriot Jet Boat or the narrated Harbor Tour.
Grace for Vets, Free Car Washes Nov. 11. Thousands of car washes across the nation are offering vets a free car wash on Veterans Day. 3,500 participating car washes at graceforvets.org.
Great Clips, Nov. 11. Great Clips will be offering a free hair cut to Veterans with a twist. If a non-veteran comes into Great Clips on Veterans Day and gets a haircut, they receive card which any veteran can redeem for a free haircut.
Home Depot 10% Military Discount ongoing.
House of Air – Carlsbad. On November 12th, House of Air will offer 50% off all purchases including any birthdays booked for that day for all military families who are currently serving or have served.
Knott’s Berry Farm – Buena Park, CA. Knott’s Berry Farm is offering Military Tribute Days with free admission to active duty and retired military, and veterans. This offer is valid Nov.1-15 and Nov. 26-Dec. 21, 2018, and covers admission for the service member and one guest. Additional tickets may be purchased by the Military I.D. holder at a discounted rate.
LA Rams, Los Angeles. Local Military personnel, family and their friends with an exclusive ticket discount for the Salute to Service game on 11/11 vs. the Seattle Seahawks.
Lowe’s 10% Military Discount ongoing.
Mammoth Mountain, Veterans and active duty military personnel ski or ride free on Veterans Day.
Microsoft Office Products, $9.99 (current military members only): The Microsoft Home Use program allows current military members and DoD workers to purchase Microsoft Office for the low price of $9.99. Option to purchase add’l products at reduced prices. Only available to current military members, those who work for select companies and organizations.
Oakley Sunglasses: Oakley Standard Issue offers discounts for military members. Receive additional discount on Veterans Day. Free shipping on orders over $75 and free returns.
Pirate’s Dinner Adventure – Buena Park, CA, 1Nov. 11-12 former and active military members can enjoy a free show. Service members’ guests receive our special, military pricing. Mention code: PDAVET18.
Rosetta Stone, 10% Military Discount: language-learning software. Buy on disk, download, or use app. Military discount for current military, retirees, veterans.
Sam’s Club offers a membership discount for military. Ongoing.
Sears Garage Services, Nov 9-12: 10% Discount on products, services with a valid military ID.
Sports Clips, Nov. 11. Sports Clips is also offering a free haircut on Veterans Day. Participating Sport Clips locations will offer free haircuts to all active duty military and veterans (with valid ID.)
Starbucks, Nov. 11, Free tall brewed coffee for veterans, active duty and military spouses. 15 cent donations from brewed coffee purchases to non-profit Blue Star Families which supports military families.
Target, 10% Off, Nov 4-12, 2018: 10 percent discount on purchases, in-store and online, from Nov. 4-12, 2018. Eligible guests can visit Target.com/military to register and receive the discount. (Some product exclusions apply; discount via a single-use coupon).
Tractor Supply Company,15% discount: This Veterans Day, customers with a valid military ID or proof of service and their dependents will receive 15 percent off their entire purchase at Tractor Supply. This discount will be offered on Nov. 11 and will be available at all of Tractor Supply’s more than 1,725 locations nationwide.
Under Armour, 15% Discount: 15% Off for Veterans, service members, during Veterans Day week (normally 10% through the rest of the year).
US National Parks, Free Admission for Everyone Nov. 11: To honor America’s service men and women, the Secretary of the Interior has announced that areas managed by the National Park Service would not charge entrance fees for Veterans Day, November 11, 2018. Everyone is eligible, not just veterans. Over 100 national Parks will be participating in this event.
USS Midway Museum – San Diego. Free admission for Veterans and active military members and their families Nov. 10-11. Maximum of 4 admissions per military ID. Activities include a Veterans Day Parade along Harbor Drive, blood drive, live entertainment, KidZone, giveaways and more.
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