DEALS: Here’s where to find special savings this Veterans Day

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(Kristina O’Quinn) Bham Now)

Friday, November 11 is Veterans Day, which means it’s time to honor the veterans and active military members in your life. For top ways to spend the day while getting great deals on food, entertainment and shopping, check out our guide below.

Veterans Day eats

Olive Garden

Don’t miss your chance for Olive Garden’s unlimited breadsticks and more when you dine in this Veterans Day. Can’t you just taste the buttery and cheesy garlic? Mmm!

On Friday, November 11, active military and veterans get a free meal that includes a special menu entree, unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks.

When: Friday, November 11
Where: Find your nearest location

Perry’s Steakhouse

Celebrate the veterans in your life with fine dining at Perry’s Steakhouse. This year, the restaurant salutes all US veterans with one complimentary lunch or dinner. Here’s a look at each choice:

  • Veterans Day Eve Dinner | Thursday, November 10, 4PM-Closing
    • Meal includes: dinner-cut pork chop cured, roasted, slow-smoked and caramelized and served with homemade applesauce.
  • Veterans Day Lunch | Friday, November 11, 10:30AM-5PM
    • Meal includes: lunch-cut pork chop served with whipped potatoes and homemade applesauce.

*Veterans must be accompanied by a guest purchasing one entree. Dine-in service only.

When: Thursday, November 10, 4PM-Closing | Friday, November 11, 10:30AM-5PM
Where: Perry’s Steakhouse, 4 Perimeter Park S, Birmingham, AL 35243
More info
Reservations required


Who can resist free coffee?! (Starbucks / Facebook)

Thrive on coffee? Take a trip to Starbucks for a special freebie. On Friday, November 11, all stores are giving away free tall (12 oz) brewed coffees to active and retired members of the military and their spouses.

When: Friday, November 11
Where: Find your nearest location

Veterans Day fun

High Point Climbing and Fitness

High Point Climbing And Fitness
How high can you climb? (High Point Climbing And Fitness / Facebook)

Get active this Veterans Day with a visit to High Point Climbing and Fitness. This adventure-filled climbing gym offers everything from fitness and climbing classes to ropes and boulder leagues where you can test your agility and strength. The best part is that it’s for adults and kids, so the whole family can join in on the fun.

To score a Veterans Day deal, hurry and sign up now for a yearly membership—veterans and military get a great discount!

When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 6AM-10PM | Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 10AM-10PM | Sunday, 10AM-8PM
Where: High Point Climbing and Fitness, 4766 US-280, Birmingham, AL 35242
Learn more + sign up

McWane Science Center

For the best Veterans Day ever, venture to McWane Science Center for hours of science-filled entertainment. From hands-on experiments in the Adventure Halls to an undersea adventure at the World of Water aquariums, all ages will have a blast.

Bonus: Veterans, active duty service members and first responders get free admission November 11-12.

When: Friday, November 11, 9AM-5PM | Saturday, November 12, 10AM-5PM
McWane Science Center, 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The Birmingham Zoo

The Birmingham Zoo
Boop! (The Birmingham Zoo / Facebook)

Enjoy getting out with the fam? Make time to visit The Birmingham Zoo during Veterans Day weekend.

From November 13-15, the Zoo offers FREE admission to veterans, active and retired military as well as five dependents.

To get the deal, visit the Zoo’s ticket booth and show proof of military service (military card, dependent ID card or driver’s license with veterans designation).

*Offer is not available online.

The Birmingham Zoo also offers Military Family Memberships. For more info, stop by the Membership booth to purchase or renew your plan.

When: Friday-Sunday, November 11-13 | 9AM-4PM
Where: The Birmingham Zoo, 2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
More info

The American Village

There’s no better place to celebrate Veterans Day than at American Village in Montevallo. On Friday, November 11, attend a special event honoring veterans, active military + their families, take part in a Service of Thanksgiving, wreath-laying, family-friendly activities and more.

When: Friday, November 11 | 10AM-4PM
Where: American Village, 3727 Highway 119 S, Montevallo, AL 35115
More info

Vulcan Park and Museum

Beautiful views of Vulcan Park. (Vulcan Park and Museum)

Gorgeous views of Birmingham and everyone’s favorite statue, Vulcan… sounds like the perfect way to spend Veterans Day in our magical city. This year, Vulcan Park and Museum honor all who have served with free admission.

To get the deal, show a valid military ID at Vulcan’s ticket booth.

When: Friday, November 11 | 10AM-10PM
Where: Vulcan Park and Museum, 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209

Veterans Day shopping

Ashley HomeStore Outlet

Ashley Furniture
Shop deals at the Ashley HomeStore Outlet. (Ashley Furniture / Facebook)

Looking to score a deal on home decor? Browse the Ashley HomeStore Outlet for a don’t-miss Veterans Day sale. You’ll find incredible deals on countless items in-store and online, including:

  • Bedroom furniture
  • Living room + dining room sets
  • Outdoor furniture + accessories
  • And more!

When: Friday, November 11 | 10AM-7PM
Where: 5960 Chalkville Mountain Rd, Birmingham, AL 35235 | Online

Green Garage

With the many cool things to do and see in Birmingham, you better get your car an oil change. From November 7-11, Green Garage offers veterans a 10 percent discount on all oil changes, so hurry and make your appointment now!

When: Monday, November 7-Friday, November 11 | 7:30AM-5:30PM
2216 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233


Appliances calling your name? You’ll find irresistible deals this Veterans Day at Lowe’s. This year, the store offers all active, reserve, honorably discharged, retired military personnel and their immediate family members a 10 percent discount on in-store US purchases. 

From refrigerators and stoves to washers and dryers, come prepared to find something you love. 

To get the deal, individuals must present a valid military ID or other proof of service.

When: Friday, November 11 | General business hours
Where: Find your nearest location
Find more Lowe’s Military discounts here.

Veterans Day Fundraiser 

Brock's Gap Brewing
Head to Brock’s Gap for a don’t-miss Veterans Day event. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Want to support veterans? One way is to attend a special Veterans Day event at Brock’s Gap on Saturday, November 12. Along with food trucks and a DJ, you can make a donation during the event to Irreverent Warriors, a local nonprofit that brings awareness to veteran suicide.

When: Saturday, November 12 | 11AM-11PM
Where: Brock’s Gap, 500 Mineral Trace, Ste 100, Hoover, AL 35244

Headed to Huntsville? See deals + events before you go.

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