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Veterans Day 2019: Freebies, deals and discounts available Monday

A veteran holds an American flag during a Veterans Day ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 10, 2017. Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9555 took part in the event. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Restaurants and retailers are expressing their gratitude to United States military by offering deals and discounts on Veterans Day.

Showing a military ID card or another proof of service, including a photograph in uniform, may be used as a form of identification. Discharge papers, Veterans Affairs (VA) cards and veteran organization membership cards might also be used to prove service.

Not every location will be participating in every promotion, so be sure to check with your local restaurant or store. Here are some of the best deals, discounts and freebies for Veterans Day.

Amazon Prime

Veterans and active military can get one year of Amazon Prime for $79 — a $40 savings — through Monday. New and existing Prime members can apply.


Applebee’s is inviting all veterans and active-duty military across the country to visit their local restaurant on Veterans Day to enjoy a complimentary full-size entrée from an exclusive menu created just for them.

Veterans and active-duty military can choose their free meal from an exclusive menu of seven delicious entrées, including Classic Bacon Cheeseburger; 6 oz. USDA Select Top Sirloin; Chicken Tenders Platter; Double Crunch Shrimp; Fiesta Lime Chicken; Oriental Chicken Salad; and Three-Cheese Chicken Penne.

Bed Bath & Beyond

On Monday, veterans, active members and families can enjoy 25% off their entire purchase for use in-store only.

Buffalo Wild Wings

On Monday, veterans can receive a free small order of boneless wings and fries.


Veterans and active military members can enjoy a free meal from a select menu on Monday. It is dine-in only at participating locations. Veterans must show proof of military service. It suggests calling ahead to your local Chili’s restaurant for questions about Veterans Day meals.


On Monday, you can show your military ID for a buy-one, get-one free entree — including a burrito, burrito bowl, salad or order of tacos. It is valid in-restaurant only. Active military, military spouses and veterans can take advantage of the deal.

Chuck E. Cheese

Vets can get a free personal one-topping pizza on Monday.


To thank veterans, Denny’s is inviting all active, inactive and military personnel on Monday from 5 a.m. to noon to enjoy a free “Build Your Own Grand Slam.” The meal includes a choice of four delicious breakfast items such as two fluffy buttermilk pancakes, two eggs or egg whites cooked to order, two sizzling bacon or turkey bacon strips, buttermilk biscuits or hash browns.

Dollar General

Dollar General will provide an 11% discount on qualifying purchases on Monday in all store locations or online by using the promo code MILITARY11.


On Monday, veterans and active duty military are invited to participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide for a free donut of their choice — no purchase necessary.


Active and former military personnel, veterans and their families can receive 30% off on Monday. It can’t be combined with other percentage-based offers and is for use in-store only. A valid military ID is required.

Outback Steakhouse

Through Monday, Outback Steakhouse is offering a 20% discount for military members, veterans, police, firefighters and first responders.


Target is offering a 10% military discount on one purchase for all military personnel, veterans and their families in stores and online. Guests can visit for more information and to get verified for the offer.


Veterans, active duty and families can get 20% regular price items using the store’s free loyalty card, and a valid military ID or proof of service.

White Castle

White Castle is offering veterans and active military members who dine at a restaurant a free Combo Meal or Breakfast Combo Meal on Monday.


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