Chili’s Veterans Day Military Discount – Free Meal on Veterans Day 2020!

Chili's is offering current military members and veterans a free meal on Veterans Day, 2020. We have all the information you need, including the full Veterans Day menu.
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If you’re an active military serviceman or woman, or if you are a veteran of the US military, you may be wondering what types of discounts will be available to you this Veterans Day.

On November 11, businesses nationwide will be honoring our country’s heroes, offering everything from discounts on products to free meals.

One popular restaurant offering a free meal to veterans this November 11th is Chili’s. Below, you’ll get an overview of what Chili’s Veterans Day special will encompass, who is eligible for it, and what type of ID you need to bring with you to the restaurant.

Happy savings and Happy Veterans Day!

How Does the Chili’s Military Discount Work?

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Chili’s celebrates Veterans Day every year by doing a little something for the people who serve and protect the country.

It is the restaurant’s way of thanking veterans for all that they have done.

As one of the many restaurants that provide deals and discounts to veterans and active duty military personnel on November 11, Chili’s curates a special menu for veterans to eat for free at the restaurant’s many locations across the United States.

There are, however, some things that you must keep in mind before you head to the closest Chili’s and sit down to have a great (and free!) meal. Continue reading to know more!

What You Need to Take with You

Before you head to the nearest Chili’s to take advantage of their offer, you need to remember that the restaurant will ask for a valid proof of military service.

Providing this ID only helps the restaurant serve you better and avoid the misuse of the offer. There are a number of valid proofs of identity and military service that are accepted by Chili’s.

You can see some of them listed below:

Once your proof of service is verified, you will be able to choose an item of your liking from the special menu curated for Veterans Day by the restaurant. If you’re wondering about valid proofs of service, you can call the restaurant beforehand to confirm.

What Chili’s Veterans Day Deal Includes

Chili’s Veterans Day special allows all veterans and active duty military personnel who visit the restaurant to choose a complimentary dish from a special menu on Veterans Day.

This menu consists of some of the most popular dishes offered at the restaurant. However, it cannot be clubbed with any other offers or discounts.

It is also important to keep in mind that all locations of the restaurant may not be taking part in the offer. It is always a good idea for you to call your local Chili’s restaurant to confirm before you make the trip.

When Veterans Can Get Their Meal

As this is a Veterans Day offer, it is valid only on Veterans Day, which falls on November 11, 2020. This free meal offer is time-bound and cannot be availed on any other day.

Who’s Eligible for Chili’s Veterans Day Discount

It is important to keep in mind that this offer is valid only for veterans and active duty military personnel. If you are planning to go out for a meal with your family or a few guests, they will be expected to pay full price for the items they order.

You should also note that Chili’s Veterans Day promotion is limited to the items on the special menu and cannot be used on any day other than Veterans Day.

Chilis Veterans Day Special Menu

Chili’s puts together a special menu for Veterans Day, meaning you are only allowed to order from the dishes on this menu.

The Chili’s special Veterans Day menu for 2020 is:

  • Chicken Crispers®
  • Margarita Grilled Chicken
  • Bowl of Chili or Soup & Salad
  • Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas
  • Just Bacon Burger
  • Oldtimer with Cheese
  • Cajun Chicken Pasta

If you order from any menu other than the Veterans special, you will be expected to pay the full price, so keep that in mind as you place your order.

Another thing to keep in mind while you’re enjoying your free meal is that beverages and gratuity are not included in this offer.

Last, remember that Chili’s Veterans Day free meal offer is valid only if you are dining in at the restaurant. Carryout meals will come at the full price.

How Chili’s Supports the Military Community

A free meal is an awesome way to say thanks. But Chili’s does much more than that. In addition to their Veteran’s Day event, they also support veterans causes such as:

  • Veteran Jobs Mission – a Coalition of companies that aim to hire military veterans.
  • Snowball Express® – Gary Sinise Foundation Snowball Express serves the children of fallen military heroes.
  • Wreaths Across America – Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.

Enjoy Your Veterans Day Discounts

Veterans Day is a remarkable opportunity for businesses to give back to the heroes who have given their all for our nation.

If you’re a veteran, don’t miss out on all the discounts and special offers available to you this Veterans Day.

Be sure to take advantage of these types of opportunities to show companies you appreciate their thanks. And if possible, take the opportunity to dine with other veterans from all the branches of the military.

Whether you love Chili’s or have another restaurant in mind, stay tuned to The Military Wallet’s guide to all the best Veterans Day dining discounts on the market and take advantage of all the opportunities to save on this most meaningful day.

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