Many restaurants offer free meals to veterans around Veterans Day, and veterans are also granted free admission to selected attractions, such as museums and zoos. In 2014, for example, veterans were offered free admission to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and Colonial Williamsburg between November 7 and November 11, to the Birmingham Zoo between November 10 and November 11 and Discovery Times Square on November 11.
Select cinemas also offered promotions. At Carmike Cinemas, veterans were entitled to a free small popcorn with a ticket purchase on November 11, while at all participating cinemas, veterans were entitled to a free ticket to see Sony Picture Entertainment's movie "Fury."
Free car washes were also offered by participating outlets on November 11, 2014. Some other freebies for veterans on November 11 2014 included a one-hour massage at participating Massage Envy locations and a complimentary haircut at participating Sport Clips locations.
Some examples of free meals for veterans around Veterans Day 2014 included:
- Free meal up to a value of $12 at 54th Street Grill
- Free meal from a limited menu at Applebee's
- Free breakfast at Baker's Square
- Free meal up to a value of $12 at Bar Louie
- Free lunch entree up to a value of $9.95 at BJ's Restaurant
- Free large cannoli at Carlo's Bakery