To every veteran and their family, we thank you for your service and sacrifice to our country. We are grateful for you today and every day.
In honor of Veterans Day, we have compiled a list of businesses providing free and discount offers to veterans and servicemembers this year.
Please note that not all franchise locations participate in their national chain's Veterans Day programs. Be sure contact your local franchise to make sure they are participating.
King County, WA Offers
Free Entrée at Iver’s for veterans and active duty military
Free Buffet at Snoqualmie Casino for veterans
Applebee's: The restaurant chain is welcoming all active-duty and veteran military members to visit their local Applebee's to enjoy a complimentary entrée from a selection of items.
Bed Bath & Beyond: Veterans, active-duty military members and their spouses can get 25% off their entire in-store purchase on Nov. 11.
BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse: BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse will be celebrating the country's veterans and active-duty members with a free meal from their special menu of items and a free Dr Pepper beverage.
Buffalo Wild Wings: All past and present armed services members can get a free order of 10 boneless wings and fries on Nov. 11. The offer is available for dine-in or takeout (online ordering excluded).
Denny's: Veterans can enjoy a free "Build your Own Grand Slam" from 5 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 11.
Dickey's BBQ Pit: Veterans can get a free pulled pork classic sandwich at participating locations for every active duty or retired military on Nov. 11. Valid In-store, and Online/ App for Carryout, with Code VETFREE.
Dollar General: Service members and their family members get 20% off the total purchase in-store or online on Nov. 11-14.
IHOP: Veterans and active-duty military can get free Red, White & Blueberry pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 11. Available for dine-in only, you can RSVP on IHOP's Facebook page.
Kohl's: Kohl’s is doubling its Military Monday discount of 15% to offer all active and former military personnel, veterans and their families 30% off purchases from Nov. 7 through Nov. 11.
Menchie's: The first six ounces of frozen yogurt are free for all veterans on Nov. 11.
Office Depot: All active-duty and retired military personnel get 20% off in-store purchases through Dec. 12, 2021. This coupon and military ID required.
Red Robin: All veterans and active-duty military members will receive a free Tavern burger served with Bottomless Steak Fries at participating restaurants nationwide. The one-time offer is valid Monday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 14 for dine-in or to-go. In order to take advantage of the offer, active or former military and veterans must register for Red Robin’s Royalty Program.
Starbucks: Veterans, military service members and military spouses get a free tall (12-oz) hot brewed coffee at participating stores on Nov. 11. And for every cup of hot brewed coffee sold that day, Starbucks is donating 25 cents to be divided evenly between Headstrong and Team Red, White & Blue to support the mental health of military communities.
Target: Veterans, active-duty military members and their families can get 10% off in-store or online orders. The Military Appreciation Discount runs through Nov. 13 and can be used on two separate transactions. Customers must first register at www.target.com/circle/military to confirm eligibility.
Our team is decked out in purple as a tribute to military kids on Purple Up! Day.
Jen, our Program Manager pictured bottom right, shares her experience growing up as a military kid:
"A military brat is often what we kids who have parents that are in the military are called. In retrospect, I understand why civilians called us that. In their eyes, we got to travel and move to countries all around the world that most people only dream of one day visiting and all we kids did was complain about it (as well as get into a little bit of trouble). For me, it was tough moving around every few years. I was painfully shy and having to make friends only to leave them and make new ones caused a lot of anxiety. There was a constant need for a place to belong.
In the end and as an adult, I appreciate the opportunities we had being thrown into so many different cultures, food, people, languages, etc.
You learn a kind of open-mindedness that can’t BE without having some kind of nomadic lifestyle. Purple Up! Day is a wonderful day to recognize those new kids who put military duty before family.
If you know of one, go out of your way to make them feel welcome in your town and introduce them to your friends! Help them to belong!
This week, we bring you #MissionAccomplishedMondays in honor of Memorial Day.
We remember. With remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, we also remember those who struggle at home with the transition from war to civilian life.
The goal of our blog is to keep everyone updated on what Everyone for Veterans has been working on.