Many national retail chains offer freebies and discounts for Veterans Day to recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the US military and their families.
Some deals are underway already, others are for several days before or after Nov. 11, some are for the entire month.
Here is what the National Park Service and national chains are offering in 2021, including free haircuts, massages and car washes.
Proof of service is required to get the deals. Acceptable proof is a DoD-issued ID, a DD214, a Veterans Driver’s License, or being in uniform.
Note – We strive for accuracy, but sometimes businesses change their discounts and deals without notifyng us.
We will be adding Veterans Day freebies, discounts and deals as we get them, so check back.
Thank you for your service.
National Parks FREE Admission
Since Veterans Day 2020, Gold Star Families and US military veterans get FREE access to more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges, historic sites and other Federal lands.
That is free access to more than 400 million acres of public lands, including more than a dozen sites in New York City and the Tri-State area, such as the Statue of Liberty and Gateway National Seashore.
On November 11, MILITARY STAR cardholders will receive various deals, including 10 cents off every gallon of fuel purchased at Exchange Expresses, double rewards points on online and in-store Exchange purchases, $10 off Exchange mall concession or kiosk purchases of $25 or more and 15% off food orders at participating Exchange restaurants.
Beyond MILITARY STAR card-exclusive offers, Exchange Expresses and participating restaurants will be serving free coffee on November 11.
Exchange Redbox video rental locations will also offer two movies for the price of one through November 13.
In honor of Veterans Day, this chain is offering a year-round 10% “Always On” discount for active military personnel and veterans who are members of the company’s Big Rewards program.
Brides Across America
Brides Across America holds a wedding gown giveaway for military in partnership with bridal salons across the country in November.
Qualifying brides register to attend the event at a participating bridal salon by completing the registration form and paying a $50 tax-deductible registration fee. Attend the event and select one of the designated gowns on display.
- Visit the Brides Across America website for more details.
Active, retired, reserves, veterans, and dependents have year round access to the exclusive Columbia Sportswear Company Employee Store.
There are four locations in the US, not open to the public as pricing is 40-50% below retail. All stores are stocked with current season products from Columbia, Mountain Hardwear, SOREL and prAna. For access simply provide your military ID at the four store locations – Portland, OR, Richmond, CA, Carlsbad, CA or Henderson, KY.
Military personnel also receive 10% off at all Columbia brand and outlet stores. The discount is doubled to 20% off on Veterans Day.
David’s Bridal is offering an additional 10% off the entire in-store purchase for active and retired military members and their immediate families (and fiancés) from November 9 through 11. Not valid online.
Excludes alterations, gift cards, prior sales, and existing layaways. Must show military identification for discount to be applied at checkout.
Click here for locations.
Veterans and active-duty military save $25 on any oil change service throughout November.
20% discount Nov. 11-14.
Through the end of November, active United States military members, veterans and their dependents who purchase a used vehicle are eligible to receive $300 off their a vehicle purchase.
Click here for details.
GM offers special savings for the military November 3 through 30 on Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac and GMC models.
Car washes from around the world who join this program offer free car washes to veterans and service members on November 11.
On Thursday, November 11, veterans and active military members can visit a U.S. Great Clips salon and receive either a free haircut that day or a free haircut card.
In addition, non-military customers who get a haircut on Veterans Day at Great Clips salons can pay it forward.
They will receive a free haircut card they can give to an active service member or veteran as a way of saying thank you. The cards can be redeemed for a free haircut from November 12 through December 10, 2021.
Get a 10% military discount on in-store purchases on select items. All veterans are eligible for this discount during the following patriotic holiday weekends:
- Memorial Day
- Fourth of July
- Veterans Day
Active and retired U.S. service members and their registered dependents get 20% off online after verification. Apply for your Heroes discount code before November 14, then redeem your code by November 21.
From November 11 through 17, veterans and active-duty military members can take advantage of Mattress Firm’s Black Friday Sale and receive an additional 10% off their entire purchase, for total savings up to 60% off.
$1,000 off the purchase price of a new Mitsubishi vehicle to active-duty military and veterans through November 30.
This discount is available in addition to any other incentives offered at local Mitsubishi dealerships across the country.
Veterans, active-duty military personnel, retirees, Reservists and their dependents get 25% off qualifying regular and sale-priced purchase November 11 through 13. This offer is valid in-store only.
Active-duty military, retirees, veterans, spouses and dependents get free shipping on select packages on November 11 in addition to its everyday 10% military discount. Available online and in stores.
Veterans, active military personnel and their families save 10% on groceries on November 11.
Military personnel and their dependents get a 20% discount off entire purchase on November 11.
Military and veteran families receive an extra $100 off select smart beds and adjustable bases with promo code until November 16.
On November 11, participating locations will provide free haircuts to veterans and active-duty service members as well as donate $1 for every haircut service provided on that day.
Active-duty military personnel, reservists, retired or disabled veterans and their immediate families get a 25% discount through November 14.
Active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families get a 10% military discount between November 1 and 11.
After eligibility has been verified online, also get an exclusive, one-time use 10% Target Circle offer will be available to use in-store or online.
Veterans and active military personnel receive an 11% discount off of a total order on November 11.
The wellness chain is shutting its doors to the general public and will offer all active duty military member, reservist and veterans a FREE 60-minute float session at any of its 36 locations across the country.
In addition, True REST Float Spa offers U.S. Military Appreciation Day on the 11th day of every month for a complimentary 60-minute float to any active-duty military member or veteran.
Veterans, military and their families get a 20% discount on eligible regular priced items through November 15.
This in-store offer is only valid in Walgreens locations nationwide and in Walgreens-owned Duane Reade stores in New York City.
These Veterans Day deals are from a variety of sources including Military.com and sister site Living on the Cheap.