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Veterans Day Military Discounts 2014 - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

We try to make every day Veterans Day at Quicken Loans. Whether we’re providing VA loans to service members and their families, or helping veterans transition to careers through our incredible Veteran Hiring program, helping veterans is one of our top priorities.

But on Veterans Day, many companies strive to offer additional support to active duty service members, veterans and their families by providing discounts on their goods and services. If you’re not a veteran, make sure to pass along this information to someone who is.

Keep in mind, all the listed discounts are for Veterans Day only, unless otherwise specified. See each establishment for any additional rules or restrictions. Don’t forget to bring your proof of military service!

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Applebee’s – Receive a free meal from a limited menu.

Back Yard Burgers – Get a Back Yard Classic Burger on the house.

Bakers Square – Show your proof of service and receive a free breakfast.

Bar Louie – Enjoy a free appetizer or entrée.

Bob Evans – Load up on a delicious breakfast for free!

Bonanza Steakhouse – Enjoy a free buffet from 4 p.m. until close.

Bubba’s 33 – Receive free lunch all day.

Buffalo Wild Wings – Get a free small order of wings and a side of fries.

Carrabba’s – Get a free appetizer of your choice.

CentraArchy – Veterans receive a free entrée while your friends and family receive 25% off entrées.

Cheeseburger in Paradise – When you purchase a drink and show proof of service, you can chow down on a free All American burger with fries.

California Pizza Kitchen – Receive a free entrée from a special menu!

Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill – Enjoy a free lunch from a special menu from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Chili’s – Get a free entrée all day from a limited menu.

Chipotle – Service members and your spouses get a buy-one-get-one deal from 3:00 p.m. to close.

Cracker Barrel – Receive a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.

Denny’s – Veterans can enjoy a free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon!

Famous Dave’s – Service members and veterans receive a free Two Meat Combo.

Fazoli’s – Get a free Build Your Own Pasta Bowl!

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – Receive a free lunch or dinner entrée.

Friendly’s – Enjoy a free breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Golden Corral – Enjoy a free dinner on November 14, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Hickory Tavern – Veterans and active duty service members can enjoy a free meal.

Hooters – Get a free meal from a select menu at participating locations.

Houlihan’s – Receive one free entrée with purchase of an additional entrée.

Hurricane Grill and Wings – Enjoy a complimentary entrée and drink from a limited menu.

IHOP – Treat yourself to some delicious – and free – Red, White and Blue Pancakes.

IKEA – Enjoy a free entrée.

Krispy Kreme – All veterans and service members will receive a free donut and coffee.

Little Caesars – Get a free $5 lunch combo.

LongHorn Steakhouse – Service members and their families will receive a complimentary appetizer or dessert.

Max and Erma’s – Participating Max & Erma’s locations are offering a free Best Cheeseburger in America combo meal.

Mission BBQ – Veterans get a free sandwich and cake!

Native Grill & Wings – Receive any menu item up to $11.99 for free.

Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub – Receive a free lunch with purchase of an entrée.

O’Charley’s – Get a free meal from a limited menu.

Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom – Chow down on a free appetizer.

Olive Garden – Receive a free meal including entrées, breadsticks and unlimited soup or salad!

On the Border – Enjoy a free meal from the Create Your Own Combo menu.

Outback Steakhouse – Veterans get one Bloomin’ Onion (and a drink) on the house on 11/11, as well as 15% off from 11/12 through 12/31.

Panera – Get a free breakfast at participating locations.

Ponderosa Steakhouse – Stop in and get at that free buffet.

Red, Hot & Blue – Get a free entrée with the purchase of a second entrée.

Red Lobster – Receive a complimentary appetizer from a limited menu.

Red Robin – Enjoy a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries.

RibCrib – Stop in and receive a free meal all day.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery – Receive a free delicious appetizer.

Ruby Tuesday – Enjoy a free appetizer.

Sheetz – Veterans and active duty service members receive a free 6-inch turkey sub, regular size fountain drink and a carwash at all Sheetz locations.

Shoney’s – Get a free All-American Burger.

Spaghetti Warehouse – Buy one entrée and get the second entrée for free.

Stir Crazy – Load up on the free chicken or steak Fresh Market Bar all day.

Texas Roadhouse – Receive a free lunch of your choice!

TGIFridays – Veterans and active duty military receive a free lunch.

Twin Peaks – Choose a free meal from a limited menu!

Village Inn – Receive a free breakfast all day long.

White Castle – Indulge in a free combo meal.

World of Beer – All service members receive a free select draught beer.

Yard House – Chow down on a free appetizer.

Travel and Fun


B&Bs for Vets – Hundreds of inns and B&Bs will honor active military and retired veterans over Veterans Day with free stays.

Jefferson Lines – Veterans and active military can receive free travel now through 11/22.

National Parks – Veterans have access to more than 100 national parks for free.

Red Roof Inn – Enjoy 15% off your stay in the month of November.

UFC Gym – Service members and their families get VIP status from 11/11 – 11/13. This includes total gym access, plus a special class.

Westgate Resorts – The first 1,000 service members who complete the online military appreciation form and place a fully refundable $75 deposit receive a complimentary three-day, two-night vacation for up to four people. Veterans who don’t qualify are eligible for a 25% discount.


Birmingham Zoo – Service members, veterans and their families receive free admission from 11/11 – 11/13.


Aquarium of the Pacific – Enjoy the Aquarium with free admission.

Knott’s Berry Farm – Knott’s Berry Farm is offering free admission for veterans and one guest, with additional discounted tickets available for purchase through 12/16.


Busch Gardens – Get 50% off single-day admission tickets.

LEGOLAND Florida – Veterans and service members receive free admission until November 20 as well as 50% off tickets for up to six guests.


World of Coca-Cola – Military members receive complimentary admission year-round, but in honor of Veterans Day, you may also purchase up to four half-price tickets for your friends and family through 11/13.

Zoo Atlanta – Veterans and active duty service members will receive free admission plus $4 off general admission for up to six guests.


Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden – Veterans get free admission on 11/11.

New York

9/11 Memorial and Museum – Receive free museum admission and half price museum tickets for up to two family members.

Southampton Inn – All service members receive a discounted $125 rate (plus tax) on all November dates except for Thanksgiving day.


Pro Football Hall of Fame – Throughout the month of November, service members plus one guest will be allowed free entry into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

South Carolina

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden – Enjoy free admission all day.


Sea World – Get 50% off single-day admission tickets.


Busch Gardens – Get 50% off single-day admission tickets.

Colonial Williamsburg – Military families can receive a free admission ticket through 11/14.

Mariners’ Museum and Park – Free admission is offered to all service members and up to four of their immediate family members.

Mount Vernon – All active duty and veteran service members receive free admission.


Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium – Service members and veterans receive free admission on 11/11 – 11/13, and their immediate family members will receive half-off admission prices.


Harley-Davidson Museum – Enjoy free admission for active military, veterans and their families from 11/11 – 11/13.

Retail and Shopping

Bed Bath and Beyond – Service members and their spouses receive 25% off your entire purchase.

Brooks Brothers – Receive 25% off your in-store purchases.

Cabelas – Enjoy 5% off your purchase, plus check individual stores for Veterans Day activities and additional discounts.

Carmike Cinemas – Enjoy a free small popcorn with purchase of a ticket.

Dollar General – Service members and their families receive an 11% discount on qualifying purchases in-store and online.

Enterprise Car Sales – Service members and their dependents get a Firestone Prepaid Maintenance Package with any used vehicle purchase.

Firestone Complete Auto Care – Now until 11/13, you can receive an additional 10% off the lowest price of any automotive service.

Grace for Vets – Veterans and service members can get a free car wash.

Great Clips – Customers who come in for a service can get a free haircut card to give to their favorite veteran or service member. Veterans can also receive a free haircut or get the free haircut card. The cards are redeemable until 12/31.

Home Depot – Home Depot offers a 10% discount to all veterans.

iPic Theaters – Service members receive a free ticket on Veterans Day.

Lowe’s – All veterans receive a 10% discount through 11/16.

Meineke – Receive a free Basic Oil Change at participating locations.

Publix – Service members, veterans and their families receive a 10% discount.

Rack Room Shoes – Service members and their dependents receive 10% off their entire purchase.

Sport Clips – Veterans can get a free haircut.

Tires Plus – Now until 11/16, veterans and service members receive an additional 10% off the lowest price of any automotive service.

TOPS – Receive 11% discount off your total order.

Tractor Supply – Receive 15% off your entire in-store purchase.

Under Armour – Service members, veterans and their spouses get 15% off on all orders.

Walgreens – Receive a 20% discount to all veterans, active duty service members and their families. Must present a Walgreens card and valid proof of service.

Wheel Works – Between 11/11 and 11/13, veterans and active duty service members receive an additional 10% off the lowest advertised price of any auto service.

Are there any big discounts we missed? Share your favorite Veterans Day deals in the comments section!

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