Once the ceremonies, parades and festivities are over, there are still plenty of deals and discounts being offered by restaurants, local attractions, businesses and other establishments that may not only apply to vets and active-duty military, but also to their families, as a way of saying, “Thank you for your service!”
Special note: All National Park Service sites that normally charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, in recognition of Veterans Day. More details at LivingOnTheCheap.com..
Some discounts and free entry opportunities are valid only on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, but many more deals may also apply prior to that weekend or beyond.
Usually military ID is required for discounts and free offers, however, some deals may also apply to the general public on that day only or during a specified timeframe. Following is a comprehensive list of what we have compiled for 2023.
We have organized this list into sections that include the following categories:
- Food & restaurants
- Shopping: products & services
- Attractions by county
Bookmark this page and check back, as we continue to update this list. Also, these offers may vary depending on participating locations, so please check with the establishment before heading out.
Food & Restaurant Deals
Note: Just because it's not listed here, doesn't mean there aren't deals we may have missed. So, wherever you go on or around the holiday, we suggest you ask, and you may be pleasantly surprised.
Applebee’s Veterans Day Free Meal
Applebee’s is offering military Veterans and current military personnel a free meal from a select menu on Veterans Day. Proof of service is required.
To find a Chili's location near by you, click here.
25% off the tab, excluding liquor, for veterans and up to three others at participating restaurants.
Golden Corral Military Appreciation Night
On Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, from 5 p.m. to close, active and former military members are invited for Military Appreciation Night, where they can receive a complimentary meal. This offer is for dine-in only. Find a location near you, here.
- With purchase of an adult entree, receive 1 or 2 free kids entrees. The offer is valid Veterans Day for active duty personnel with ID
- Free entree November 10-12 for military and veterans
Ikea Broward, 151 NW 136th Ave, Sunrise 33325
Ikea Dade, 1801 Northwest 117th Avenue, Miami 33172
Outback Steakhouse Veterans Day Deal
Free Bloomin’ Onion and your choice of any Coca-Cola® product. Offer available for dine-in or to-go (call-in orders only, not available online). Also available: 10% OFF Heroes Discount is open to service men and women, police officers, firefighters and first responders, year-round with corresponding state or federal service ID. Find a location, here.
Panera Bread to offer free bagel and coffee on Veterans Day. On Saturday, Nov. 11, the 27 participating locations in Palm Beach and Broward counties will offer this deal with military ID. This offer valid in-store only until 11 a.m. and includes one regular sized hot or iced coffee and one free bagel of choice.
Publix Veterans Day Deal
Military members, Veterans and their families save 10% on groceries on Veterans Day.
Hot Dogs for Heroes, free hot dogs for veterans 5 p.m. to8 p.m. November 10 at 26 Degree Brewing, 954-532-6964, 2600 E. Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach 33062. The event includes DJ, live band, JEEP show, raffle and art auction.
Shopping discounts on products and services in South Florida
Vets and military personnel can cut their grooming costs on Veterans Day at Great Clips. The popular salon is offering FREE haircuts to veterans and active military on November 11. Vets not in need of a haircut on Nov. 11 can pick up a card good for a FREE haircut — valid for a few weeks. Click here to find a location near you.
Participating Ikea stores are offering 15% discount valid to November 22 for eligible purchases in stores for veterans and active U.S. military and their spouses
Military Discount: Enjoy a 15% discount at JOANN for Veterans, military members and their families.
Current or veterans honorably discharged from the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard, Reserves or the National Guards and their spouse and/or or dependent children.
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 from the best available rate per night, and 1,000 Wyndham Rewards bonus points for members. This offer is good year-round.
Active duty service members, Veterans and family members can enjoy a 15% discount on their purchases at Michaels. Click here to find a store near you.
Veterans and active-duty service members can get a FREE haircut at Sports Clips on Veterans Day, thanks to the Haircuts for Heroes program. In addition, the salon will donate $2 for every haircut service provided on Nov. 11 to the VFW's “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program.” There are multiple locations throughout South Florida click here to find one near you.
Qualifying customers enjoy 10% off two separate storewide purchases — from Oct. 29 to Nov. 11, 2023. You must be a member of Target Circle for the special discount. Read this post on Living on the Cheap for more details.
Deals for veterans and military at attractions in Broward
Butterfly World regularly offers military and veterans 25% off, and the discount is valid for everyone in the party. There is also a printable $5 off coupon online. 954-977-4434. Located in Tradewinds Park, South, at 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek.
Flamingo Gardens. For Veterans Day Nov. 11, 2023, Flamingo Gardens offers free entry for military and veterans and 25% off for immediate family members in their party. Other days, veterans and military receive a regular discounted fee, which is $17.56. Call (954) 473-2955. Location: 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie.
Deals for veterans at attractions in Miami-Dade
Miami Seaquarium is offering active and retired military personnel free entry Nov. 11 with valid ID. Up to 6 family members receive 50% off entry fee. Location: 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149.
Zoo Miami regularly offers 50% off regular adult admission for active or former U.S. military personnel plus 25% off regular admission for up to six additional guests. Military photo identification is required at time of purchase. These tickets must be purchased onsite at the onsite ticketing building. Location: 12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177.
Deal for veterans at attractions in Palm Beach County
Cox Science Center and Aquarium offers all active-duty military personnel and veterans to visit at no charge on Veterans Day, plus half-price entry on the last Saturday of each month. 561-832-1988. Location: 4801 Dreher Trail N, West Palm Beach.
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