Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have died in service to our country. While it’s obviously very worthwhile to thank all who have served, this day is not the same as Veterans Day which is in November.
That being said, there are plenty of freebies and deals available to active duty military as well as veterans. Some are this weekend only, others are year-round.
Blue Star Museums: 2000 museums across the country are offering free family admission for active duty military families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Cabela’s: Active military, retired military, active reserves and VA-recipient men and women receive a 5% discount every day.
Cincinnati Zoo: Free admission to all members of the military on Memorial Day, July 4th and Veteran’s Day. The offer also allows military personnel to purchase up to six (6) half-price admission tickets for members of their immediate family.
Firebird’s Restaurant: Dine with a veteran or active duty service members on May 28 and receive their entree for FREE.
Golden Corral: Select locations are offering a FREE Memorial Day breakfast to veterans and active-duty military, please call your local restaurant for details.
Home Depot: A 10 percent discount is offered in-store to all military veterans on Memorial Day.
Hooters: On May 28, present a valid military ID at any Hooters location across the nation and score a FREE meal with the purchase of a drink
JCPenney: Receive a 5% discount during Memorial Day Weekend with a Military ID or proof of service required.
Kings Island: Free admission on military appreciation days during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Lowe’s: On May 28th, get a 10% military discount to all those serving in the military, their families, and all veterans. Valid military ID, Veteran ID card or other proof of service required.
Michaels: Present your military ID card at the register to save 15% off your entire purchase every day.
Nike: Active, retired and reservist US military personnel and their families are eligible to receive a 10% Nike military discount on Nike.com and at US Nike retail stores (excluding Nike Company/Employee Stores).
Outback Steakhouse: From May 24 to May 28 all veterans and active military receive 20% off their entire check.
Sam’s Club: Active military, veterans, military personnel and military spouses get a $10 gift card when joining or renewing their membership through January 2019.
Sherwin-Williams: During the month of May, military and veterans save an additional 10% on Paints & Stains. Please show valid military issued ID.
Walgreens: All veterans and active military with a Walgreens Balance Rewards card will receive 20% off regular priced items.
Yankee Candle: Active and retired military personnel receive a 10% discount every day on every purchase.