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CLEVELAND (WJW) – Many businesses are honoring those who have served in the U.S. military this Veterans Day by providing special discounts and freebies to veterans and active-duty members.

This year, Veterans Day falls on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Check out our list of who is honoring veterans with freebies, here in Northeast Ohio.

***Most businesses require proof of military service, and the deals include participating locations only.***

Akron Zoo

The Akron Zoo is offering Veterans’ Appreciation days from Nov. 8 – Nov. 12 where veterans WILL get free admission and immediate family members will get 50% OFF


All veterans and active-duty military will get a free meal on Veterans Day.

Bob Evans

On November 11, Bob Evans will offer a special menu of seven meals to choose from for veterans and active duty military for free.


On November 11, veterans can enjoy a free meal at Chilli’s. Click here for more details.

Circle K

On November 11, Circle K is offering one free cup of iced or hot coffee to all current and veteran military personnel.

Condado Tacos

Condado Tacos Veterans Day Free Taco is available on Saturday, Nov. 11

Golden Corral

Military Appreciation Night will be held on Monday, November 13 from 5 p.m. to close. Veterans and active duty military will get a free “thank you” meal that night.


Goodyear is offering military members, veterans and first responders free Car Care Checks November 10-14 and 10% off on tires and services. If you can’t get your car in before Nov. 14, that’s okay, as long as the appointment is scheduled by Nov. 14, and used by Nov. 19.

Great Clips

Veterans and active service members can go into any U.S. Great Clips salon and get a free haircut or a free haircut card for a future visit that can be redeemed for a free haircut from November 12 through December 1, 2023.


Veterans get free Red, White and Blueberry pancakes on Veterans Day.


This Veterans Day, active and former military personnel and their immediate families will get 30% off in stores Nov. 10 – Nov. 12


Veterans and active duty military members can get a free meal at McDonald’s on Nov. 11

  • •reakfast: A choice of an Egg McMuffin or a Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit. All options come with any size soft drink, tea or hot coffee and a Hash Brown.
  • • Lunch and Dinner: A choice of a Double Cheeseburger or 6-piece Chicken McNuggets will be offered. All options come with any size soft drink, tea or hot coffee and small fries.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Hotels will offer both active duty and veterans a 30% discount off one camping, getaway rental, state-operated cabin, or resort lodge stay during the month of November.

Check availability and make a reservation here using the promo code “VETERAN23” to receive the 30% discount.

Outback Steakhouse

On November 11, all military and veterans can get a free bloomin’ onion and beverage. From November 12 – December 31, Military Mates, including military families, can also get 15% off.

Panera Bread

Panera Bread is honoring veterans with a free bagel and coffee on Saturday, November 11.


On Saturday, Nov. 11, veterans and active military personnel can get a complimentary fountain drink or cookie.

Raising Cane’s

Veterans and active military members will get a 10% Hero Discount for those with a valid ID. 

Red Robin

Veterans and active military get a free Red’s Big Tavern Burger on Veterans Day.


Veterans get a free meal and a free car wash at Sheetz stores on Veterans Day.

Sports Clips

Sports Clips and the VFW have provided the Help a Hero Scholarship program for 10 years. An in-store Help A Hero fundraiser is being held through November 11, offering free haircuts to veterans and active duty service members on Veterans Day.


Every November, Target provides a 10% military discount to all U.S. active-duty service members, veterans and their families both in-store and online in early November.


Spa82 in Grafton is giving free haircuts to any veteran, plus sandwiches will be provided by Jones Bones.


Veterans, military service members and military spouses can get a free tall hot or iced coffee on Nov. 11.