2018 Veteran’s Day Discounts with the Military Wallet


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This Veterans Day we are fortunate to have Ryan Guina of the Military Wallet share his best meal and retail savings for this special day for all active and former military members. Ryan created the Military Wallet to provide service members and their families the best information to have a secure financial future and a comfortable standard of living in the present.


Here are Ryan’s best tips for Veterans Day – be sure to share! Note, this Veteran’s Day falls on Sunday, November 11, 2018.  Some restaurants are also providing discounts on Monday, November 12, 2018 which is the federal day of recognition for Veterans Day.


Free Meals on Veterans Day (Sunday, November 11, 2018) – More on The Link!


  1. Applebee’s, Nov. 11, 2018: One of 8 entrées to choose from for a free meal. Military ID or proof of service required. You can read all about the offer in our post here and get more information and check out all of Applebee’s locations on their website.
  2. Buffalo Wild Wings, Nov. 11, 2018. Free order of traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries to veterans and current military members. Dine-in only. Bring proof of military service.
  3. Olive Garden, Nov. 11, 2018. Free entrée from a special menu. Entrées are served with unlimited soup or house salad and garlic bread sticks. Offer good for veterans and active duty military; proof of service required.


Free Meals on Monday, November 12, 2018 – More on The Link!


  1. Country Cookin, Nov. 13, 2018 (2pm – 8pm). Free meal for current and former military. Proof of service required. Please note the date – this is valid the Tuesday after Veterans Day!
  2. Firebird’s Grill, Nov. 12, 2018. “Dine with a Veteran or Active Duty Service Member on Monday, November 12 and their lunch or dinner is our treat! Please bring a valid form of military ID or wear your uniform to receive a complimentary entree.”.
  3. Golden Corral, Nov. 12, 2018 (5pm – 9pm): The 18th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation dinner.


Retail Savings on Veterans Day – More on The Link!


  1. Great Clips, Nov. 11, 2018. Great Clips will be offering a free hair cut to Veterans with a twist. If a non-veteran comes into Great Clips on Veterans Day and gets a haircut, they’ll be given a card which any veteran can redeem for a free haircut.
  2. Sports Clips, Nov. 11, 2018. Sports Clips is also offering a free haircut on Veterans Day. Participating Sport Clips locations will offer free haircuts to all active duty military and veterans (with valid ID.) For a list of stores offering free haircuts on Veterans Day
  3. Publix, 10% off, Nov. 11, 2018: Military members, veterans, and their families save 10% on groceries on November 11 (proof of service required). This offer excludes prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, gift cards, lottery tickets, postage stamps, and money services.

Some Notes on Veteran’s Day Discounts:


  1. Most companies and organizations have rules to ask for some type of military ID or other identification to receive a Veterans Day discount. Don’t be offended, help your server or salesperson with the documentation.
  2. Don’t forget to tip and show your appreciation.
  3. Return to the business that offered the Veterans Day discount – loyalty to a business is the best way to show your appreciation.
  4. Share the companies good will with your contacts, friends, and family.


Share your tips how you save on Veteran’s Day!


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Related Information:


  1. The Military Wallet
  2. My Debt of Gratitude to Vietnam Veterans this Veterans Day
  3. Commemorate the Service of Military Veterans with Together We Served
  4. USAA Leaving the Military Page
  5. USAA Leaving the Military Guide

About the Author: Chad Storlie is a Retired US Army Officer, the author of Combat Leader to Corporate Leader and has published over 360 articles in over 185 publications on military veterans, career advancement, business, leadership, strategy, education, financial planning, and national security topics.  Chad excels as an author, mentor, speaker, and teacher showing business leaders and military veterans how military skills make lives, careers, and businesses better.  Chad is an adjunct Professor of Marketing at the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management.  Chad has a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from Georgetown University.  Follow Chad @Combater and www.CombatToCorporate.com.