Veterans Day 2019 freebies and deals

Posted at 10:14 AM, Oct 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-10 12:54:14-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Veterans Day is just around the corner and, to honor veterans and active-duty service members, stores and restaurants are offering special discounts.

This year, Veterans Day is on November 11 and businesses are honoring the day with discounts, deals and freebies. Before you head out to cash in on any of the deals, it's always a good idea to call ahead to make sure the location near you is planning to offer the deal.

Check out a list of deals below:



Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu on Nov. 11, according to


Chili's will offer a free meal to veterans from a special menu on Nov. 11.

Golden Corral

On Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, from 5 to 9 p.m., Golden Corral offers a free sit-in thank you dinner for military veterans, retirees and active-duty members.

Red Lobster

The chain is offering a free appetizer or dessert to active duty military and reservists with a valid military ID on Nov. 11.

Red Robin

Veterans and active-duty military are invited to grab a free Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.

Rubio's Coastal Grill

On Nov. 11, 2019, Rubio's Coastal Grill invites military and veterans to enjoy one free adult entree with the purchase of another adult entree.

Stores and services:


AMC Theatres is offering military members a free large popcorn to enjoy with their movie on Veterans Day weekend. The offer is available to active duty service members and veterans who purchase a military priced ticket using their AMC Stubs membership from Friday, November 8, to Monday, November 11.


According to the VA, veterans receive a 10 percent discount on the lowest available rail fare on most Amtrak trains.

Everyday California

For Veterans Day, La Jolla-based Everyday California is offering 15% off lessons, tours, and rentals, including kayak tours, SUP and surfing lessons, and gear for snorkling.


Goodyear Auto Service and Just Tire locations nationwide will offer military members free car care checks and free tire installation from Nov. 8 through the 16.

Great Clips

On Nov. 11, veterans and military members can visit Great Clips to either get a free haircut or a free haircut card to use at a later date. Non-military customers can purchase a service on Veterans Day and get a free haircut card to give to a veteran. The cards are redeemable until Dec. 31.

Home Depot

According to Military Benefits, the home improvement store will offer a 10 percent discount on Veterans Day. The store also offers the discount on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.


This year, the store launched Military Mondays - a 15 percent discount for active-duty military and veterans. Also, Thursday, Nov. 7, through Monday, Nov. 11, Kohl's is doubling its Military Monday discount.

State Parks

On Nov. 11, 2019, 144 State Parks will be free for veterans, active duty and reserve military. Click here for the full list.