Veterans Day freebies and discounts

BOISE - Businesses across the Treasure Valley are showing appreciation to our military men and women on Veterans Day by offering up free and discounted services - from food to haircuts to oil changes.

RELATED: Veterans Day event guide

Here is a look at the freebies available to veterans and active duty military members on Friday, Nov. 11:


Angell's Bar and Grill-Renato: Veterans will receive a free meal with purchase of meal of equal value.

Applebee's: Veterans and active duty military members with I.D. can receive a free meal from a limited menu on Veterans Day.

Bonefish Grill: Veterans and active military can kick off their meal with a free Bang Bang Shrimp Appetizer.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Veterans and active duty military will receive a free small order of 10-12 traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries.

California Pizza Kitchen: All veterans or active duty military personnel will be able to select a free entree from a special Veterans Day menu including pizza, salads and pasta. Please come in uniform or bring your military ID or other proof of service.

Chili’s: Veterans and military duty will receive a free entrée from a special Veterans Day menu. See the menu here.

Cracker Barrel: Veterans will get a free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert.

Denny’s: All veterans and active-duty military are invited to Build Your Own Grand Slam at Denny’s on Veterans Day from 5 a.m. – noon. Must show proof of service.

Dickey's BBQ: Veterans and active military who eat at Dickey's on Friday will enjoy a free meal which includes a sandwich, side and a Big Yellow Cup, up to a $12 total value. Anyone who dines with a veteran is offered a free Big Yellow Cup with applicable purchase.

Famous Dave's: In honor of Veteran's Day, all former and current military personnel will receive a free one meat combo.

Flying Pie Pizzaria: Veterans and active duty militarycan show their military ID to receive a free lunch buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Veterans Day. Valid at Fairview (Boise), Meridian and State Street locations. At the Broadway location, veterans will receive a free fast fire'd lunch pizza between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Golden Corral: On Monday, Nov. 14, from 5 to 9 p.m., Golden Corral offers a free sit-in “thank you” dinner for Military veterans, retirees, and active duty members.

IHOP: Free stack of red, white and blue pancakes to all veterans and active duty military. Available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Krispy Kreme: On Veterans Day, a free doughnut and small coffee will be given to anyone who identifies themselves as a veteran or active military personnel (no ID required).

Little Caesar's Pizza: Vets and active duty military will get a free deep dish pizza lunch combo from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Olive Garden: Veterans can choose a free entrée from a special menu featuring six Olive Garden favorites on Nov. 11 with proof of military service.

Red Lobster: Veterans and active duty military, and reservists will get a free appetizer or dessert from November 10 - 11. Must show proof of service with military ID card.

Red Robin: All Veterans and active duty military members will get a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak fries on Veterans Day. No purchase is necessary. Must show proof of service.

Sizzler: Free lunch and beverage for veterans on Friday until 4 p.m.

Starbucks: Any veteran, active-duty military, and military spouse will be treated to a free tall coffee on Veterans Day.

Texas Roadhouse: Veterans and active military receive a free lunch and drink from a special menu. Must show proof of service.

Tucanos Brazilian Grill: Free meal with the purchase of another meal for veterans and active duty mililary. Veterans dining alone will receive a 50 percent discount. Available Thursday, Nov. 10 through Saturday, Nov. 12.

Twin Peaks: In honor of the holiday, diners with valid military I.D. can choose free food item from the Annual Veterans Day Appreciation Menu.


Big Al's, Meridian: Free bowling and 50 percent off all burgers for veterans and active duty military


Great Clips: Free haircut for veterans and active military on Nov. 11. Customers can also receive a free haircut card to give to a veteran, redeemable through the end of 2015.

SportClips: SportClips will offer free haircuts to all active duty military and veterans with valid ID.


J's Ultimate Hand Car Wash: Free car wash for all veterans and military personnel between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Located at 3756 Chinden Boulevard, Boise

Mister Car Wash: Free car wash for all veterans and active duty personnel


For the 16th straight year, three Treasure Valley businesses are teaming up to provide over $5,000 in free oil change services to veterans and active duty military personnel on Veterans Day.

The businesses participating are:

  • Garry's Automotive, 2200 S. Cole Road, Boise, 562-1693
  • Maz-Tech, 3310 W. State Street, Boise, 385-0339
  • Heritage Auto Repair, 175 N. Linder Road, Meridian, 887-1442

Oil changes will be given by appointment only. Call one of the above locations now to make an appointment.

Meineke Car Car Centers: Veterans can also get a free oil change at Meineke Car Care Centers across the nation. Call ahead and schedule an appointment.


Gordmans: Veterans and active duty military will receive a $10 Gordmans Savings Card with any in-store purchase on Veterans Day. In addition, they will receive 15 percent off their entire purchase. Must show proof of service.

JCPenney: From Nov. 10 - 13, current and former military personnel and their immediate families will receive a 5 percent discount from Nov. 10-13. Can be combined with coupons and special offers. Must show proof of service.

St. Vincent DePaul thrift stores: Offering 20 percent discount to veterans and family members all day Friday at their Broadway, State Street, Orchard, Meridian, Mountain Home, and Caldwell locations.

If you are a business offering free or discounted goods or services to veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day and would like to be added to our list, please email

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