2020 Veteran’s Day National & Central Indiana Freebies

Veteran’s Day Freebies

Below you’ll find a quick list of all the national and local (to Indiana) Veteran’s Day Freebies for 2020. Please share with your friends and family – and remember to thank all those who have served!


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Participating locations only (please check with your location to see if they are participating). Please note that some locations may require some sort of military or veteran’s ID. All deals are valid on November 11th, 2020 unless otherwise stated.


National Veteran’s Day Freebies

7-11 – free coffee or Big Gulp® with the rewards card

Applebees – free meal from a special Veterans Day menu.

Baker’s Square – free Rise & Shine breakfast, for dine-in and pick-up orders only (online orders use promo code VETSRISE)

Bar Louie – free craft burger or flatbread of your choice to all active or retired military, dine-in only

BJ’s Restaurant – All service members can enjoy a complimentary entree up to $14.95, plus a free Dr. Pepper

Ben’s Soft Pretzels – free Jumbo Soft Pretzel

Bibibop Asian Grill – free bowl

Bob Evans – free meals from a menu of seven homestyle favorites

Buffalo Wild Wings – free order of 10 boneless wings and fries

California Pizza Kitchen – free entree

Carrabba’s Italian Grill – free calamari with a purchase

Casey’s General Store – free coffee to all service members, past and present

Chili’s Bar & Grill – free meal from a special menu in-person (Available entrees include Chicken Crispers, Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas, and Chicken Cajun Pasta, among others)

Cici’s Pizza – free adult buffet on Veterans Day for veterans and active-duty military

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

Dairy Queen – free medium blizzard

Denny’s – free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. for all veterans and active service members

Dickey’s BBQ Pit – free Pulled Pork Classic Sandwich

Dunkin Doughnuts – free doughnut of choice

Famous Dave’s – free Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwich and a side. Dine-in or To-Go (use promo code VETERAN at checkout)

Fazoli’s – free regular spaghetti or fettuccini alfredo through the app

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers – on Veteran’s Day let the cashier know you are current or former military for a free combo meal comp card to use anytime between Nov. 11 – Nov. 30

Frisch’s Big Boy – free meal (up to $10) to all Veterans and active-duty military, available for dine-in, Drive-thru, or carryout

GetGo – free coffee, cappuccino, or fountain beverage of any size. Offer is extended to EMS, firemen, and police.

Golden Corral – free “thank you” meal, pick up a promotion card at participating locations to redeem 11/1/20-5/31/20, active and veterans

Great Clips – free haircuts

Huddle House – free MVP Platter when you dine-in, active military and veterans

IHOP – Free Red, White, and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for veterans and active-duty personnel

Krispy Kreme – free doughnut of choice and a small coffee

Little Caesar’s – free from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., receive a free Lunch Combo — four slices of pizza and a 20-ounce drink

Macaroni Grill – Free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti for all veterans and active military

McDonald’s (all locations) – free breakfast or lunch sandwich to all veterans and active-duty personnel – all-day

Max & Erma’s – free Best Cheeseburger in America with endless fries, fountain drink, and a chocolate chip cookie

Menchie’s Froyo – first 6 oz. of froyo FREE

Mission BBQ – free sandwich for veterans

Montana Mike’s – free meal

O’Charleys – free meal from the O’Charleys “Veterans Thank You Menu” all-day, dine-in only

Olive Garden – free entree from a special menu

On The Border – Veterans, retired, and active-duty military will receive a free pick-two combo meal. Dine-in only

Outback Steakhouse – free Bloomin’ Onion and Coca-Cola, dine-in or to-go (call in for to-go)

Pilot Flying J – free breakfast (including coffee!) from their app, Nov.9-15th

Quaker Steak & Lube – free meal (up to $15) plus a free non-alcoholic beverage

Red Lobster – free appetizer or dessert

Red Robin – Veterans and active-duty military personnel with a loyalty card can receive a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and bottomless steak fries from Nov. 12 through Nov. 30. Offer good for dine-in or takeout.

Rock Bottom – free entree from the Veterans Day Menu.

Shoney’s – All You Care To Eat, freshly-prepared breakfast bar for military from open – 11 am

Smokey Bones – a free dessert from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m

Smoothie King – free, 20 oz smoothie of their choosing

Starbucks – free tall, hot brewed coffee for veterans, active service members, AND their spouses

TCBY – free first 6 oz of frozen yogurt

Texas Roadhouse – pick up a voucher for a free meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of any Texas Roadhouse location, voucher can be redeemed through June 2021.

Wendy’s – free small breakfast combo with a valid military ID from 6:30 am – 10:30 am. No purchase necessary

White Castle – free Combo Meal (#1-#6) or a free Breakfast Combo Meal to any veteran or other military members who come in on Veterans Day


Central Indiana Area Veteran’s Day Freebies

1000 Degree Pizza (Mt. Summit) – free lunch from 11 am – 2 pm (will include an 8″ pizza & a soft drink), dine-in or carry-out

Arni’s – free entree up to $10, dine-in only

Bandana’s BBQ – free Budget Buster meal (3oz. of our signature BBQ served with one piece of Garlic Bread and your choice of two sides)

Bru Burger Bar (Carmel) – free meal

Chick-Fil-A (Muncie) – free sandwich

Chick-Fil-A (Noblesville) – free entree from 6:30 am – 9 on

City Barbeque – a free sandwich platter, includes two sides and a regular drink. Any eligible customers who’d prefer to wait to receive their complimentary meal can get a free meal voucher that’s redeemable through mid–2021. Vouchers are available for pickup on Veterans Day only

Crew Carwash – 35 Indiana locations will be offering a free basic car wash to all past and present service members

Drake’s Keystone – Veterans and active duty military will receive a complimentary meal, dine-in only

Good’s Candy Shop (Anderson) – free cones for veterans from 5 pm – 8 pm

IKEA Fishers – free meatball entrée and a can of soda in the IKEA Fishers Bistro from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m

Indianapolis Zoo – all current and former members of the military are admitted free on Veterans Day

Jack’s Donuts – free 16 oz. coffee and regular-priced doughnut

Joella’s Hot Chicken – a free meal consisting of two Jumbo Tenders, a made-from-scratch Southern side, a Dippin’ sauce, and a drink for veterans, active-duty military, and reserves

Kolache Factory – free breakfast of one free kolache (and kind) and one cup of any sized brewed coffee, in-store or curbside (not valid for online ordering)

Mike’s Carwash — free basic carwash on Veterans Day

O’Charley’s Indiana – free entree from a select menu (options includes Famous Chicken Tenders & Fries, Honey-Drizzled Southern-Fried Chicken, Chopped Steak, Peach Chutney Chicken, and Chicken Pot Pie)

Papa Pepperoni (Middletown) – free order of breadsticks or garlic, no purchase necessary

Red Apple Cafe (Muncie) – free breakfast or lunch meal from 6:15 am – 7 pm, dine-in only

Rooster’s Kitchen – free appetizer for your table Sport’s Clips Haircuts of Indianapolis – free haircuts

The Caffeinery (Muncie) – free 12 oz. drip coffee

The Edge formerly Edgewood Golf and Dining (Anderson) – Veterans and active duty military will receive a complimentary meal

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis – free day pass for families in the Greater Indianapolis area


Other freebies for veterans

Indiana State Park – free entrance for all veterans and active-duty military personnel on Veteran’s Day

National Parks – free lifetime access to all National Parks


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