Veterans Day 2021: Free meals, discounts available for veterans, military personnel

Veterans Day 2021 is Thursday. This Veterans Day discounts list includes nationally available Veterans Day discounts, meals or other ways businesses and organizations want to give back to veterans.

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Discounts and meals at restaurants

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse: BJ’s is offering a complimentary meal Thursda from a select menu and a Dr Pepper beverage to all current military personnel and veterans with proof of service.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Veterans and service members get a free order of 10 boneless wings and fries Thursday. This offer is available for dine-in or takeout (online ordering excluded). Proof of service must be shown for redemption.

California Pizza Kitchen: Veterans and active military get a complimentary entrée and beverage when they dine in and show proof of service Thursday. In addition, all veterans who dine with California Pizza Kitchen will receive a BOGO, redeemable from Nov. 12-20.

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Denny’s: Veterans and active military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon Thursday. Dine-in only.

IHOP: Veterans and active-duty military are being offered free red, white and blue pancakes Thursday.

Olive Garden: Free entrée Thursday from a special menu for each veteran and current member of the military. Simply show proof of military service. Dine-in only. All entrées include freshly baked garlic breadsticks, and your choice of homemade soup or famous house salad.

Red Lobster: To thank veterans, active duty military, and reservists for their service, Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer or dessert Thursday.

Red Robin: Veterans and active-duty military who are Red Robin Royalty members are being offered a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries anytime between Nov. 1-14 for dine-in or to-go. Visit for details.

Texas Roadhouse: Texas Roadhouse will hand out dinner vouchers at the stores’ parking lots from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Veterans and active-duty military can redeem their dinner vouchers when the restaurant opens for dinner, through May 30, 2022.

Veterans Canteen Service: Veterans Canteen Service locations are honoring veterans Wednesday with a free coffee or fountain beverage.

Other discounts

Fast Track Car Wash: Free Silver car wash for veterans 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, , 2285 W. 7th Ave. or 2585 River Road, 541-686-6150.

Great Clips: Veterans and active-duty military can visit a U.S. Great Clips salon Thursday to receive either a free haircut that day or a free haircut card to use at a later date.

Lane Transit District: Veterans ride for free. Inform the bus operator of service in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, or Coast Guard.

Smart Style Hair Salons: Veterans and active-duty military are being offered a 10% discount off any services and professional products. Please show proof of service to receive this discount at participating salons. Walk-ins welcome. No double discounts. Discount may vary per location.

Source: Veterans Administration, Register-Guard

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