Thanking those who serve with Veterans Day deals
To thank our veterans and active military members, many businesses are offering free food, attractions and services on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, 2021.
If you’re not a military member, you probably know someone who can enjoy these Veterans Day deals. Share the link to this post with your loved ones who serve.
Not all deals are on Veterans Day, so be sure to read the details. All of these deals require proof of service.
2021 Veterans Day Deals
Food Freebies and Deals
All active military, veterans, Reserves and National Guard get a free full-size entrée from an exclusive menu at participating locations. Dine-in only. Contact your nearby Applebee’s to make sure they are participating in this deal.
In addition to this freebie, military members will receive a $5 bounce back card to redeem for dine-in, To Go or delivery within three weeks.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
On Thursday, current and former military who dine-in at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse will receive a free entrée (from a select menu) and a Dr. Pepper to drink.
Buffalo Wild Wings
The restaurant is offering all past and present armed services members a free order of 10 boneless wings and fries on Veterans Day. The offer is available for dine-in or takeout.
California Pizza Kitchen
California Pizza kitchen is serving a free beverage and choice of entree to all Veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day. The closest locations to Portland are at Clackamas Town Center and Bridgeport.
Get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast for all U.S. Veterans on November 11 from 5 a.m. to noon. Dine-in only. Available for all active, non-active or retired personnel.
Head to the buffet for Military Appreciation Night. Anyone who has served in the U.S. Military, including retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard or Reserves, can get a free thank-you meal at Golden Corral. This deal is available from 5 p.m. to close on Thursday, November 11. This deal is good for dine-in only. The closest Golden Corral is in Vancouver.
The breakfast spot is giving veterans and active duty military free Red, White & Blueberry Pancakes at participating locations on Veterans Day. Dine in only. Limit one 1 per guest. Free menu item may vary by location. Beverages and gratuity not included.
On Thursday, Krispy Kreme is celebrating veterans with a special in-shop offer. Get a free doughnut of choice and small brewed coffee, no purchase necessary. Veterans can get this offer at Krispy Kreme shops or drive-thrus. Limit one per guest.
McCormick & Schmick’s
U.S. Military, National Guard, Gold Star Parents and Gold Star Spouses get a half price entree on Sunday, November 7. Reservations are recommended.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
All veterans receive their first 6 ounces of frozen yogurt and toppings for free on Veterans Day at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. If you go over 6 ounces, you can just pay the difference.
Pilot Flying J
All active-duty and retired military veterans can enjoy a free breakfast from November 8-11. Guests will receive a free Pilot Coffee of any size with a choice of one free PJ Fresh® breakfast sandwich, breakfast pizza or a breakfast grill item. Veterans can redeem the offer at any of the 650+ participating Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers in the U.S. via the Pilot Flying J app.
The closest Pilot Flying J locations to Portland are along I-5 in Aurora and Brookings.
Veterans, active duty military and reservists get a free appetizer or dessert on Thursday, November 11. Dine-in only.
Get a free free Tavern Double Burger with steak fries any time, from November 1 to 14. You must sign up for the Red Robin Royalty loyalty program before November 1 to get this deal.
On November 11, Starbucks will offer a free tall (12-oz) hot brewed coffee for veterans, military service members and military spouses at participating U.S. Starbucks stores.
The coffee shop will also be donating 25 cents for every cup of hot brewed coffee sold nationwide on November 11 to military nonprofits Team Red, White & Blue and Headstrong to support the mental health and wellbeing of military communities.
Veterans and active military get one complimentary entrée and one non-alcoholic beverage on Veterans Day at both Portland area locations. The offer is valid for dine-in only. Visit the Washington Square or Tanasbourne location. Both locations are open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, November 11.
Vets can start their day with a complimentary meal at Wendy’s. Get a free small breakfast combo during breakfast hours only. Most locations serve breakfast from 6:30-10:30 a.m.
Other Freebies and Discounts
Free Car Wash
Grace For Vets offer veterans and military members free car washes at participating locations throughout the city on November 11.
Get free entrance to U.S. National Parks for all visitors on November 11. Also, Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans receive free access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks, wildlife refuges and forests indefinitely.
Portland Book Festival
Veterans and active duty military get free admission to the Portland Book Festival on November 13. Get your free tickets in advance or day-of.
Portland Japanese Garden
On Thursday, November 11, Portland Japanese Garden is offering free admission for veterans, active duty military, and their families who accompany them.
Punch Bowl Social
On Thursday, November 11, active duty military and veterans can get one hour of free activities from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On November 11, participating Sport Clips locations will provide free haircuts to veterans and active duty service members as well as donate $2 for every haircut service to the VFW’s Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship program.
All U.S. active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families 10% off two separate purchases. (Some exclusions apply.) To receive the offer, you must first confirm eligibility by registering here. After verification, the Target Circle offer will be available in your account to use in-store or online.
From November 11-14, veterans, military and their families will receive 20 percent off regular price eligible store items at any Walgreens drugstore locations nationwide.
Washington State Parks
All visitors get free entrance to Washington State Parks on November 11.
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