2021 Veterans Day Freebies, Retail Discounts, and Special Offers

Many stores and restaurants are offering military members and veterans discounts (and sometimes freebies!) on many products and services. This list includes freebies, discounts, & special offers, including free haircuts, oil changes, car washes, & more!
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Table of Contents
  1. Rules of Engagement (Eligibility)
  2. 2020 Veterans Day Discounts & Freebies
  3. More Military Discounts & Veterans Day Info
  4. Awaiting Updates – Free Stuff on Veterans Day (2019)
  5. Amazon – Discounts & Free Gifts
    1. Free Vacations and Hotel Stays
  6. Awaiting Updates – Last Year’s Veterans Day Retail Offers (2019)
    1. Veterans Day Retail Offers & Discounts
  7. Previous Veterans Day Retail Offers (2018)

Note: This page currently lists the previous Veterans Day offers. We will update this with 2021 offers as they become available. Thank you for your service!

Veterans Day is a time to celebrate the service of those who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe. While military members don’t serve for recognition, it’s nice to know that many companies and organizations set aside a day to honor their service.

Veterans Day Retail Discounts - The Military Wallet

This page lists a variety of Veterans Day offers for our nation’s servicemembers – past and present. These offers include free haircuts, free oil changes, free car washes, retail discounts, and much more. There are also tons of free Veterans Day meals and discounted or free events and attractions.

You can download a printable pdf that lists many of these offers and additional information – simply use the form below.

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Rules of Engagement (Eligibility)

In order to access the generous Veterans Day discounts and freebies below, you’ll probably need to provide some form of ID.

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2020 Veterans Day Discounts & Freebies

AAFES. In honor of Veterans Day, Army & Air Force Exchange shoppers can enjoy free coffee at the Express, double points on MILITARY STAR purchases, and huge savings on TVs, laptops, handbags, home appliances, and much more! More info and on the AAFES website.

Academy Sports + Outdoors – 10% Discount (Oct 25 – Nov 11, 2020): This Veteran’s Day season, Academy Sports + Outdoors is offering first responders, active-duty military, veterans, and their families, a 10-percent discount on their entire purchase in-store and online. Offer valid Oct. 25 through Nov. 11. All you have to do is show proof of service or present a valid military ID at checkout. More info, and coupon page.

Amtrak – 10% Off through January 31, 2020. More info.

Bass Pro Shops, Nov. 8 – 11, 2020. 10% Off for military, veterans, and first responders, including firefighters, police, and EMTs. More info.

Bed and Breakfast for Vets – Free Hotel Stay, Nov. 11, 2020. B&Bs for Vets has organized dozens of participating Bed and Breakfasts and Inns across the US and Canada which will be offering veterans a free night’s stay on and around Veterans Day. This offer is available to both active duty military members and veterans with ID, but space is limited. Each Inn and B&B has at least one room available for this promotion and reservations must be made directly through the participating Inns and B&Bs. For more information visit BandBsforVets.org.

Bed Bath and Beyond, Nov 11-14, 2020. Active Duty, DoD, Reserves, Guard, Retirees, Veterans, and Military Spouses get 25% off their entire purchase (in-store only; ID or proof of service required). More info.

Big Lots: 10% discount for active military personnel and veterans who are members of the company’s Big Rewards program. This program has been announced as a year-round offer. More info.

Black Rifle Coffee. 10% Off through Veterans Day with coupon code VetsDay2020. More info.

Brides Across America Free Wedding Gown Events (Nov. 6 – 15) – Brides Across America offers free wedding gown events twice a year, around the Fourth of July and Veterans Day. Brides Across America, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, provides eligible military brides with a free wedding dress. In general, you qualify if you are a military bride/first responder (or the fiancé of a military member or first responder). Participants must attend an event to choose a wedding gown. A $40 tax-deductible registration fee that is paid when registering for the event. The fee covers administrative costs associated with running the event. Learn more here.

Buckle: Military receive 10% off online purchases every day at Buckle.com. This offer is also available in stores, simply show your military ID at checkout. Buckle Military Discount.

Cabela’s, Nov. 8 – 11, 2020. 10% Off for military, veterans, and first responders, including firefighters, police, and EMTs. More info.

Carter’s, Nov. 11, 2020. Veterans and first responders receive 11% off in-store purchases with valid I.D.

DC Shoes: 15% hero discount to servicemembers and first responders. To redeem the discount, visit dcshoes.sheerid.com/ and verify your military status to receive your one-time use coupon code.

David’s Bridal (Nov. 9 – 11): Extra 10% Off Your In-store Purchase. Not valid online. Valid for active duty, retired military, reservists, and their spouse or fiancé and children, with proof of military service. Excludes alterations, gift cards, prior sales, and existing layaways. Must show military identification for discount to be applied at checkout.

Dell Computers (Nov. 5 – 12, 2020): Save an additional 15% off on Dell’s PCs, tablets, and electronics, which comes with a special “VetRewards” coupon code that you can apply while you’re checking out online. Dell typically offers a 10% military discount. Visit the site to learn more:

Dell Military Discount: Save an additional 15% off PCs and Electronics

Dollar General, (Nov 11, 2020). 11% Off for military members, veterans and their families. Valid in-store and online. More info.

Duane Reade (Nov. 11 – 15, 2020): 20% off eligible regular-price items with card, in store only. Offer valid for veterans, military, and their families from 11/11/20 thru 11/15/20 only, with Balance® Rewards card or myWalgreens and proof of service. In-store offer is only valid in Walgreens or Duane Reade stores. Some restrictions apply. More info.

Eastbay. 15% military discount is now available to veterans, reservists, and the National Guard, in addition to active service members and their dependents. The online discount is applied at checkout when military shoppers click “military discounts” under promo codes on https://www.eastbay.com/. After a successful verification, the discount is automatically applied to the entire order.

Enterprise Car Sales, (Nov. 1 – 30). From now through the end of November, active United States military members, veterans, and their dependents who purchase a used vehicle from Enterprise Car Sales are eligible to receive $300 off their vehicle purchase. More info.

Fareway Grocery Stores, Nov. 11, 2020. 15% off purchase for all current and former military members, Guard and Reserve, and their families. More info.

Food Lion, Nov. 11, 2020. 10% off all groceries (some exclusions such as cigarettes, alcohol, etc.) for Active & Retired Military Personnel with military ID and MVP card. Some exclusions may apply. More info.

Free Car Wash – Grace for Vets Nov. 11, 2020. Car washes across the country will be getting in on the Veterans Day action this year. Thousands of car washes across the nation are offering vets a free car wash on Veterans Day. You can find a list of over 4,400 participating car washes at Grace for Veterans.

Free Car Haircuts. Many barbershops and salons are offering free haircuts on Veterans Day. Some national chains include Great Clips and Sport Clips. Contact your local shop to see if they are offering a free haircut.

Free Military Money Book for Kindle: Operation Money: A Financial Guide for Military Service Members and Families will be available for free download on Veterans Day. The book written by Jean Chatzky, best-selling author and financial editor at NBC Today, is a great free tool for military members and veterans.

Free Oil Changes: Many veterans have informed us that some local auto repair shops offer free oil changes on or around Veterans Day. However, participation varies. Contact your local auto repair shop for more information.

Gerber Gear: Military personnel receive exclusive access to discounts on American made knives, multi-tools, and life-saving, problem-solving gear. To get these great deals, US military personnel, first responders, and Veterans can register for Gerber Gear’s Pro Program.

GM Military Discount. GM is honoring all current and former military members with additional military savings during the month of November. More info.

Great Clips, Nov. 11, 2020. Great Clips will be offering a free hair cut to military veterans on Veterans Day. If a non-veteran comes into Great Clips on Veterans Day and gets a haircut, they’ll be given a card that any veteran can redeem for a free haircut. More info.

Home Depot Military Discount (Nov. 11, 2020):

Home Depot and Lowes 10% Military Discount Available Every Day. The 10% military discount is available every day for active duty and retirees, but not all veterans. The Home Depot® makes this offer available to all veterans on major military holidays, including Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and the 4th of July. Home Depot is offering all active duty personnel, reservists, retired military, veterans, and their families (with ID card) a 10 percent discount off their purchases in honor of Veteran’s Day. Some limitations may apply.

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Hyatt Military Discount – 10% to 15% Off: Available to individuals who have served or are currently serving in any official government-sponsored branch of the United States armed services and their immediate family members. Valid at any participating Hyatt-branded hotel in the United States with offer code MILVET*. (Coupon code will be in effect indefinitely). More info.

HyVee, Nov. 11, 2020. 15% off groceries for current and former military members discount on groceries when shopping Aisles Online or in stores. More info.

Jiffy Lube, Nov. 11, 2020. Free oil change at Utah locations. This offer may not apply nationwide. Please contact your local Jiffy Lube to verify participation.

La Quinta by Windham – 12% Off. Current or retired military personnel, veterans and their families who book and stay at La Quinta hotels in the U.S. and Canada can take advantage of the 12% off military discount off of the best available rate per night and 1,000 Wyndham Rewards bonus points for members. More info.

L.L. Bean (through Nov. 11) – 15% military discount (increased from the normal 10%). More info.

Lovesac (Oct. 19, 2020 – Nov. 15, 2020). 30% Off for current and former military members. More info.

Lowe’s Military Discount (Nov. 11, 2020):

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Lowe’s Companies, Inc. will offer all active, reserve, honorably discharged, retired military personnel and their immediate family members a 10 percent discount on in-store U.S. purchases made during the Veterans Day holiday. The discount is available on in-stock and special order purchases up to $5,000. To qualify, individuals must present a valid military ID or other proof of service. Excluded from the discount are sales via Lowes.com, previous sales, and purchases of services or gift cards. Lowe’s offers this discount daily to active duty military members and veterans.

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Mattress Firm, (Nov. 11-17, 2020). 10% off any purchase for current and former military members, veterans’ families, and first responders. Offer valid in-store with military or first responder ID or online through call or chat. This offer can be combined with Mattress Firm’s Black Friday deals, which include savings up to $600 on all mattresses, plus a free adjustable base with any mattress purchase of $499. Some exclusions may apply.

Merlin Complete Auto Care (Nov. 9 – 14, 2020). Free oil change for active military and veterans. More info.

Microsoft Office Products – 30% Off Microsoft Office 365 (current military members only): The Microsoft Home Use program allows current military members and DoD workers to purchase Microsoft Office at a discounted rate. Please note this offer is only available to current military members, and those who work for select companies and organizations that participate in the Microsoft Home Use Program. Learn more about the Microsoft Office military discount.

Musicians Friend (through Nov 15th): 10% Off qualifying orders $99 – $198.99, or 15% Off qualifying orders of $199+. Regular daily military discount of 10% off one item of $199 value or more for veterans, reservists, National Guard, active duty, and their immediate family members. Learn more at the Musician’s Friend discount page.

Oakley Sunglasses: Oakley Standard Issue offers discounts for military members and first responders. Receive an additional discount on Veterans Day. Free shipping on orders over $75 and free returns.

Oakley Standard Issue – Thank you, Veterans! Up to 40% off Select Styles

Office Depot / Office Max (Nov 11 – 13, 2020). 25% off coupon for qualifying in-store purchases, with proof of service. Some exclusions apply (technology and consumer electronics, gift cards, shipping and some others). See flyer for full details.

Omaha Steaks. 10% discount sitewide plus FREE SHIPPING on select packages when entering a troop ID at checkout. The discount is also valid for in-store purchases. More info.

Pandora Music. 60-day free trial, and military discount for $7.99/mo. Listening with NO ads, Search and play any song, artist, album, or podcast, Create and share playlists, Personalized playlists and stations, Unlimited Skips, Unlimited offline listening, Higher-quality audio, Other exclusive Premium features. More info here.

Publix (Nov. 11, 2020): Military members, veterans, and their families save 10% on groceries on November 11 (proof of service required). This offer excludes prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, gift cards, lottery tickets, postage stamps, and money services. More info.

Quiksilver. All active duty, reservists, National Guard, veterans, retirees, dependents, and spouses are eligible to receive 15% off their purchase online with Quicksilver. Visit quiksilver.sheerid.com to receive a unique coupon code.

Rack Room Shoes (Nov. 11, 2020): 20% discount on Veterans Day. Rack Room Shoes also offers military members and their families 10% off their entire purchase in stores every Tuesday. Valid military ID required. Discount available in-store only. More info.

Red Roof Inns: Red Roof Inns offers several ways to save. 10% discounts for military, family members, and government employees under certain circumstances. Save up to 20% Off year-round with Veterans Advantage membership. Learn More at the Red Roof Inn Military Page.

Rosetta Stone – 10% Military Discount: Rosetta Stone® bills itself the world’s best language-learning software. You can buy their programs on disk, download them, or use them with an app. Their military discount is open to all current military, retirees, and veterans.

Rosetta Stone – Learn More on the Military Discount Page

Samsung – November 6-11, 2020: Samsung will offer an additional savings of 10% on top of any existing Samsung.com offers, plus a $50 eCertificate. The deals will be listed on the Samsung Military Discount page. Military members and veterans must register with Samsung’s Military Discount Program to take advantage of these offers.

  • Receive an additional 10% off smartphones, tablets, wearables, mobile accessories, and PCs. The discount can be applied to any current Samsung.com promotions for these same products.
  • Receive an additional $50 eCertificate and free phone case when you purchase a smartphone.
  • 10% off select home appliances (or 15% off if purchasing two or more), including Cube Air Purifier, AirDresser and select PowerBot vacuums, Top Load Washers, Electric or Gas Dryers and more.

Samsung – Click here to see more Samsung Discounts

Sleep Number – $100 Off, through Nov. 16, 2020. Save an extra $100 off all smart beds and adjustable bases. More info.

Sport Clips, Nov. 11, 2021. Participating Sport Clips locations are offering a free or discounted haircut on Veterans Day to all active duty military and veterans (with valid ID.) For a list of stores offering free haircuts on Veterans Day, please click here.

Staples – 25% off, Nov. 8 – 14, 2020. Veterans and active military members will receive 25% off in-store purchases. Offer applies to active-duty personnel, reservists, retired or disabled veterans and their immediate families at all U.S. locations. Must present a valid military ID. Valid 11/8/20–11/14/20. Valid in U.S. stores only. Some exclusions apply. More info.

Super 8 Hotels: 15% discount off your next qualified stay at participating Super 8 hotels.* Offer valid for any current or retired military personnel, veterans, and their families who book and stay at participating Super 8 hotels in the U.S. and Canada. New bookings only . More info.

Swarovski (through Nov 11, 2020), 20% Off purchases of $200 or more. More info.

Target – 10% Off, Nov 1-11, 2020: 10 percent discount on a purchase, in-store and online. Eligible guests can visit Target.com/circle/military to register with Target Circle™ & verify as military to receive the discount. (Some product exclusions apply; discount via a single-use coupon).

Tuft & Needle – 15% discount: Savings off entire order. More info.

Under Armour – 40% Discount, (Nov. 5 – 16, 2020): 40% Off For Military, First Responders, Healthcare Workers & Teachers. (Normally 10% through the rest of the year). Under Armour supports the military, veteran, and First Responder communities year-round.

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Verizon Wireless. Special discounts for all current and former military members. Some special offers available include: Get Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ included with select plans. Select Unlimited Plans include Apple Music. Visit the Verizon Wireless website for more information.

Veterans Advantage Discount Program: The Veterans Advantage Program offers nationwide benefits to current and former military members through a membership plan. Members get access to discounts for shopping, restaurants, insurance, travel, and much more. There are three option available for membership and pricing ranges from a one-year membership at $59.95 to a five-year membership at $199.95. Interested individuals can also start a 30-day trial membership for just $4.95. Trial memberships can be canceled at any time.

Veterans Canteen Service (ShopVCS.com) (Nov 6 – 13, 2020). – Save up to 55% off sitewide on all items over $20. Offer applies to military pride gear, apparel, footwear, watches, jewelry, gifts, and more. Available for veterans who are enrolled in the VA, and their family members. visit https://shopvcs.va.gov/

Walgreen’s (Nov. 11 – 15, 2020): 20% off eligible regular-price items with card, in store only. Offer valid for veterans, military, and their families from 11/11/20 thru 11/15/20 only, with Balance® Rewards card or myWalgreens and proof of service. In-store offer is only valid in Walgreens or Duane Reade stores. Some restrictions apply. More info.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts – Up to 20% Off. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts: Save up to 20% off, plus receive 500 Wyndham Rewards bonus points on stays now through Dec. 6, 2019. Discount available at participating hotels in the U.S. and CA across 17 brands, including household names like Super 8® by Wyndham and La Quinta® by Wyndham – both of which also offer preferred parking for active and retired military members. Learn more at www.wyndhamrewards.com/honorsmilitary.

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