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Veterans Day specials and discounts

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There is no shortage of businesses and organizations across San Antonio honoring those who've served by offering discounts and specials. Please note each organization may require proof of service. The United States Air Force and the Air Force Reserve does not endorse any organization or company. This list is only provided for informational purposes, and is not comprehensive.

RESTAURANTS

54th Street Grill – Veterans and active-duty military receive $10 off any entrèe on November 11. Dine-in only.

Applebee’s – Free meal at select Applebee’s locations on Saturday, Nov. 11. Choose from eight entrée options. Dine-in only. Must provide proof of military service.

Bob Evans – On Saturday, Nov. 11, Bob Evans will offer a special menu of seven homestyle favorites available to veterans and active duty military for free. Dine-in only. Bring proof of service. 

Bigby Coffee – Free hot or iced brewed coffee up to 24oz for all veterans.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – Receive a free Chocolate Chunk Pizookie with a minimum purchase of $11.95. Valid Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 for dine-in only. Must present military ID or other proof of service. 

Bubba’s 33  Offering veterans and active-duty military members a free lunch, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 11. They can also pick up a raincheck voucher, which is good through May 30.

Buffalo Wild Wings – Free 10-piece boneless wings and regular fries for all active and retired military personnel on Saturday, Nov. 11. Dine-in only. Must show valid proof of service.

California Pizza Kitchen is offering veterans and active-duty military members a free meal and non-alcoholic beverage on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Chicken Salad Chick – Veterans and active military will receive a free Chick Meal and regular drink on Saturday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day.

Chili’s – All veterans and active military members can get a free meal from a select menu on Veterans Day at all participating Chili’s Grill and Bar restaurants. Dine-in only. Must provide military ID to redeem offer. 

Cici's Pizza – Veterans and active-duty military eat free on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023.

Circle K – Offering a free cup of coffee for former and current military on Saturday, Nov. 11 when they order through the Circle K app.

Coco’s Bakery – Free homestyle breakfast for veterans and active-duty military on Saturday, Nov. 11. Dine-in only. Must show proof of service. Limit one meal per person.

Denny’s – Select Denny’s locations offer a free meal to veterans and active-duty military. Must provide proof of service. Give your local store a call in advance to be sure they are offering this deal.

Eat’n Park – 10% discount to veterans and their families throughout November when dining in.

Fox & Hound – On Monday, Nov. 13, veterans and active military get a free meal from select menu items.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers – All veterans and active military personnel will receive a free Freddy’s Original Double with Cheese combo meal card redeemable through Nov. 30, 2023. No purchase necessary. 

Gold Star – Complimentary meal (up to $12 off your order with proof of service). Available for dine-in, carry out or drive-thru.

Golden Corral – On Monday, Nov. 13 from 5 p.m. to close, Golden Corral is offering a free “Thank you” dinner to active duty and retired military heroes. Dine-in only.

The Greene Turtle – Veterans eat free on Saturday, Nov. 11, all day. Restrictions apply. See store for details.

Hacienda Mexican Restaurants – Free large Wet Burrito on Nov. 11. Proof of U.S. military service required. One Wet Burrito per person. 

Hawaiian Bros – Offering a free classic plate lunch for veterans and active military when they show ID. This offer is for dine-in, drive-thru, and carry-out only (excluding ghost kitchens).

Hooters – Free select dinner entrees with purchase of a beverage and proof of service. Entrée choices include 10-piece boneless wings, Hooters burger, grilled chicken sandwich, buffalo chicken sandwich, and buffalo chicken salad. This offer is valid for dine-in only at participating Hooters locations.

Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House – On Saturday, Nov. 11, veterans get 20% off their meal and beverage. Dine-in only. Must provide proof of service. 

Hy-Vee – On Friday, Nov. 10 from 6-10 a.m., veterans and active military members enjoy a free dine-in breakfast. Plus 15% off grocery purchases in-store and online on Nov. 10 only.

IHOP – Offering a free stack of pancakes for veterans and active-duty military on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. The offer is available for dine-in only.

Joe’s Crab Shack – On Saturday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., veterans get 20% off their meal when they dine-in. Must show valid military ID. 

Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ – On Friday, Nov. 10 to Saturday, Nov. 11, active-duty military and veterans get a complimentary meal (choice between pulled pork sandwich or fried chicken). Dine-in only. Must provide proof of service. No purchase necessary. Active-duty military and veterans will also receive a $10 Thank You card, redeemable from 11/24/23 to 12/3/23.

McCormick & Schmick’s – On Sunday, Nov. 12, veterans, active-duty military, Gold Star parents and Gold Star spouses get a half-priced entrée from a select menu. Dine-in only. Must show valid military ID. 

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – On Saturday, Nov. 11, veterans get their first 6oz of frozen yogurt for free. Must show valid military ID.

Mission BBQ – On Saturday, Nov. 11, veterans get a free sandwich.

Nekter Juice Bar – On Saturday, Nov. 11, all veterans can get a free 16oz juice or smoothie. Must show valid military ID.

Outback Steakhouse -- Active-duty military and veterans get a free Bloomin' Onion and beverage with the purchase of an adult entree in-restaurant on November 11.

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille – On Friday, Nov. 10, veterans get a complimentary pork chop lunch when accompanied by a guest purchasing one lunch or dinner entrée. Available from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Dine-in only. On Saturday, Nov. 11, veterans can order a three-course dinner from Perry’s Military Menu from 4-6 p.m. for $39. Dine-in only, only for seating before 6 p.m. Military ID required.

Red Lobster – Go to Red Lobster on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to get a FREE Shrimp & Chips entrée voucher which can be redeemed 11/13 through 12/10. Active-duty military, reserves and veterans simply show proof of service. Tax and gratuity not included. Dine-in only.

Red Robin – Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary Red's Big Tavern Burger on November 11 with valid ID. Dine-in only, not valid for online or to-go orders. The free meal also comes with an endless side of steak fries.

Scooter’s Coffee – Offering veterans and military members a free handcrafted drink of any size on Saturday, Nov. 11. The offer is only valid once per person, while supplies last, and is not available for order ahead through the Scooter’s Coffee Mobile App.

Shrimp Basket – Free popcorn shrimp basket served with French fries, signature shrimp slaw, two hushpuppies and a corn fritter. Dine-in only, available all day on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023. Valid Military ID or proof of service required.

Smokey Mo’s – Offering one free breakfast taco from 7-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 for veterans and active military when they show military ID or come in uniform. Smokey Mo’s also offers a 10% discount every day for active-duty military.

Smoothie King – Active-duty military and veterans get a free smoothie from one of three red, white, and blue smoothies at participating locations on November 11 with a valid ID.

Starbucks – Starbucks is honoring those who have served with a free tall (12-ounce) hot or cold brewed coffee for veterans, military service members and military spouses who visit participating U.S. stores on November 11.

Wendy’s – Active-duty military and veterans get a free breakfast combo on November 11 at participating locations during breakfast hours with valid ID.

White Castle – Offering a free individual combo meal or breakfast combo meal to all veterans and active-duty service members who dine at a participating White Castle restaurant. Offer valid on Saturday, Nov. 11. No purchase necessary, but Military ID will be required.

Zaxby's – Zaxby's offers a free Signature Sandwich (Sandwich Only) on November 11 for Zax Rewardz members, redeemable through Zaxby’s app. Eligible Signature Sandwiches for the offer are the Zaxby’s Signature Sandwich and the Zaxby’s Spicy Signature Sandwich. The offer is unique to each Zax Rewardz account and redeemable one time for a free Signature Sandwich. Valid at participating locations and redemption is subject to availability.

 

RETAIL

Great Clips – Offering a free haircut or free haircut card for veterans and active-duty military members on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Kohl’s – Offering active-duty military members, veterans and their immediate families 30% off between Friday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 12. A valid military ID is required.

Office Depot & OfficeMax – 25% in-store discount, available Nov. 11-13 with valid military ID

Plunge – Plunge partnered with GovX to offer a discount up to $150 on cold plunge ice baths. Available for all current and former U.S. military members, military spouses and dependents and first responders. Offer available through their online portal.

UFC Gym & UFC Fit – Complimentary recovery services, passes, membership deals and more at UFC GYM and UFC FIT locations. Special offers available starting Saturday, Nov. 11 through to the end of November.

San Antonio Zoo – Offering free admission for active-duty military members and veterans throughout November with a valid military ID. Up to four members of their party can get 50% off admission.

Sleep Number – 20% off discount on most Sleep Number smart beds, bases, furniture and bedding.

Target – 10% discount that can be used twice through Nov. 11. Verify eligibility at www.target.com/circle/military

Rite Aid – 15% discount at any Rite Aid store location from Friday, Nov. 10 to Sunday, Nov. 12. Must show military ID. Rite Aid Rewards membership required.

Spotless Brands – Complimentary car wash from Friday, Nov. 10 to Saturday, Nov. 11 at Ultimate Shine Car Wash, Okie Express Auto Wash, and Flagship Carwash.

Vineyard Vines – Offering a 15% discount on almost everything for active-duty military members and veterans.