May is National Military Appreciation Month and veterans, servicemembers and their families are being honored with free admission, discounts, deals, and sales. May is a busy month with Memorial Day, Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Armed Forces Day and much more during the month of May.
2019 National Military Appreciation Month Discounts for Veterans, Retired Military, and Active Duty Military and Families.
These will be updated as the date nears and offers are announced.
Academy Sports + Outdoors – Online
A 10% discount is extended to all former and current members of the military, spouses, and first responders from May 12 – May 27. Verification is required through id.me, and a one-time use promo code will be emailed upon confirmation of service.
Alpha Industries – Online
During Military Appreciation Month, Alpha Industries offers a double military discount. Save 30% plus free shipping for active duty, reservists, and retired members of the armed forces. Verification through SheerID is required to receive the discounted rate. A year-round 15% discount is also available.
AMC Theaters: At participating AMC theaters active duty military, veterans, and dependents with a valid ID will be served a free large popcorn over Memorial Day weekend from May 24-27, 2019. Use your valid military ID at the box office also, to save at least 10% on the purchase of evening movie tickets.
Applebee’s – Nationwide/Participating locations
Applebee’s is offering 15% off meals during May in honor of Military Appreciation Month for past and present military members. Those who dine in on Armed Forces Day, May 18th, will receive a $5 bonus card to use on a return visit. A valid military ID or proof of military service is required to be eligible for these offers.
Armitron – Active Duty Military, Veterans, and dependents are eligible for a 10% discount off online watch purchases. Military verification is required through the ID Discount program via the Armitron website. Once verified, users will receive a single-use code that can be applied at checkout. Shoppers can re-verify to receive codes for future purchases (1 code per day).
Army & Air Force Exchange Service
Shoppers who open a new Military Star Account will save 15% on their purchases that day. Offer is open from May 16 through May 30. The savings will be applied as a credit on the first billing statement.
Big Surf Water Park – Linn Creek, MO
Active duty military receive free unlimited park admission all season with a valid Military ID. Military family members are eligible for a 20% discount.
Birmingham Zoo – Birmingham, AL
On Memorial Day Weekend, all veterans, active duty and retired military, and their dependents will receive free admission to the zoo. A valid military ID or proof of service is required to receive the discount.
Blue Star Museums – Free Admission to over 2,000 museums
Military members and their families can receive free admission to more than 2,000 museums across America from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Blue Star Theatres, offers complementary or discounted admission to all military members and their families, including veterans at over 150 theatres across the country.
California’s Great America Free Admission – Santa Clara, CA
All active and retired military members are granted free admission to Great America over Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27, 2019. The offer is valid Saturday, Sunday, and Monday for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Must show a valid ID. Military members can purchase up to six additional tickets for friends and family for $24 each.
Carnival Cruise Lines
US Armed forces members are eligible for the special Military Appreciation Month Promotion at Carnival Cruise Lines, which includes up to $50 onboard credit per stateroom, a complimentary upgrade, reduced deposits, and can be combined with Early Saver Rates. Eligible members can book up to two additional rooms at the same promotional price. This promotion is valid for bookings made from May 22 – May 31, 2019.
Carowinds – Charlotte, NC
During Military Days at Carowinds, free park admission is offered to any active, inactive or retired member of the U.S. military with valid military identification. Military days for 2019 are May 26 & 27.
Cincinnati Zoo – Cincinnati, OH
Cincinatti Zoo offers free admission to military members on Memorial Day, July 4th and Veteran’s Day. Eligible members include active and retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps with government issued ID. Eligible military personnel may also purchase up to six (6) half-price admission tickets for immediate members of their family.
Coffee Creek Ranch – Trinity Center, CA
Coffee Creek offers a weekday and weekend Memorial Day Special for Veterans with a 25% discount from May 24th – May 31st. Active duty military and immediate family members receive 25% off year round. Coffee Creek Ranch is an all inclusive dude ranch in Northern California that is ideal for getaways for the whole family.
Colonial Williamsburg – Williamsburg, VA
All U.S. military members including active duty, reservists, retirees, veterans, national guardsmen, and their immediate dependents will receive free admission to Colonial Williamsburg over Memorial Day weekend, from Friday, May 24th through Monday, May 27th. A special commemoration march and ceremony will be held on Memorial Day at 10:00 a.m.
Sidewalk sales take place worldwide through May 31, 2019. During May’s Military Appreciation Month, commissaries worldwide will each have a 2- or 3-day weekend outdoor (weather permitting) sidewalk sale. Sales feature extra savings and may include special deals on case and club pack items. Check here for your local commissary’s sidewalk sales.
Active Duty, Veterans, Retirees, Reservists, National Guard, and dependents who sign up as new Costco members will receive an additional $60 in savings on free and discounted products.
Crayola Experience – Easton, PA
This crayola-themed children’s museum is giving free admission to active duty military, veterans, and retired military members during May for Military Appreciation Month, plus 25% off admission for immediate family members.
DISH – Nationwide/Online
Veterans and active duty military members can save over $500 with the Stars and Stripes Pack, one free monthly movie rental, and DVR upgrade to the Hopper family set top box to take TV everywhere you go.
Dorney Park – Allentown, PA
Active duty military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps get free admission during Military Days at Dorney Park. Military Days are Memorial Day weekend (May 25-27) and Fourth of July (July 1-4). Eligible members may also purchase up to six discounted tickets for immediate family members for $29.99 each.
DoubleTree by Hilton at Sea World – Orlando, Florida
During the month of May, DoubleTree offers a Military Family rate for active duty and retired military members. Rooms start at $99 per night. A valid military ID is required at the time of check-in to receive the Military Family Rate.
Eyemart Express – Nationwide
Eyemart Express is a leading national optical retailer and fastest provider of quality eyewear. For Military Appreciation Month, they are doubling their discount and offering 20% off all purchases for retired, active- or non-active, veteran, or dependent military members with a valid ID.
Fogo de Chao – Nationwide
Veterans and active duty military members will receive 50% off their meals at Fogo de Chao this Memorial Day, and up to three guests will receive 10% off their meals.
Food Lion – 1000+ locations
Food lion will offer 10% off to all active duty military ad veterans on Memorial Day, May 27th. A militry ID and MVP card is required to receive the discount. This promotion will be offered at all 1,000+ locations.
Free Admission – Many local attractions and businesses provide free admission to active duty military and veterans over Memorial Day weekend. Be sure to phone ahead to confirm offers. Restaurants, parks, zoos, aquariums, theme parks, museums, concert venues, and local events may also provide free admission and discounts to military members as well as family members and dependents during Memorial Day weekend.
Gilroy Gardens Theme Park – Gilroy, CA
Active duty and retired military are eligible for free admission to Gilroy Gardens on Memorial Day Weekend from May 25-27, 2019. Eligible members may also purchase up to six additional tickets for $30 each. A valid ID is required at the time of purchase.
Goodyear Auto – Nationwide
Active Duty and retired military who schedule an appointment by May 27th will recevie a free operation car care check and 10% off all Goodyear Tires.
GovX – GovX is a members only site for current and former military, as well as first responders and other government employees. Through GovX, eligible members with a verified account can access exclusive deals on shopping, travel, and tickets to events all year long.
HealthSource Chiropractic – Nationwide
Active and former military personnel are eligible for free x-rays and exams during the month of May at 250 clinics across the nation.
A 10% discount is offered in-store to ALL military veterans on Memorial Day and a year-round 10% discount is available at participating U.S. locations to active duty personnel, reservists, retired or disabled veterans. A valid military ID must be presented to receive the discount. Home Depot does not accept state ID cards with veterans designation and some limitations may apply.
Design your own custom pistol and receive a 10% discount. Active duty, retirees, and veterans are eligible for the 10% military discount with the code PATRIOT. The coupon code must be used and proof of service must be forwarded to customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At participating locations, Hooters is serving complimentary meals to veterans and active duty military with the purchase of a beverage. Entree options are available from the Memorial Day Menu and a valid ID is required to receive the discount. Military members also receive a 10% discount throughout the year, and 20% off on Tuesdays. Discount and promotion is valid at participating locations nationwide.
Hyundai is doubling their Military Discount to offer $1000 in savings from May 17 through June 3. The special promotion is available to active duty and retired military, first responders, and spouses.
Indianapolis Zoo – Indianapolis, IN
Active duty and retired members of the military receive free admission to the Indianapolis Zoo on Memorial Day, May 27th and $2 off tickets for family members. A valid military ID is required to purchase the discounted tickets.
Jiffy Lube offers a 25% discount off all services for active duty and former military members. This discount is available all day, year-round.
King’s Dominion – Doswell, VA
During the Memorial Weekend Salute from May 25-27, 2019, all active duty and retired military members receive free admission to the park. A valid ID is required to receive the discount.
King’s Island – King’s Island, OH
King’s Island Military Appreciation Days are during the Memorial Day holiday weekend from May 24th – 27th. Active military members, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharges, and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets with government issued ID will receive free admission to the park. Tickets for immediate family members are available for purchase at the rate of $35 each.
La Quinta by Wyndham – U.S. and Canada
La Quinta by Wyndham locations across the US and Canada offer 12% off best available rates to all active duty military and veterans with a valid military ID at the time of check-in. This offer is available year round. La Quinta offers additional military perks including upgrade to Gold Level in the Wyndham Rewards programs, bonus points, and dedicated member services.
Legoland Discovery Center – Boston
In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Legoland Discovery Center Boston is offering free admission to all veterans, active duty, and reserve military members plus friends and family will receive 50% off admission with a military guest. A valid military ID card is required at time of purchase to receive discounted rates. Offer valid through May 31.
Legoland Discovery Center – Philadelphia
During Military Appreciation Month, Legoland Discovery Center Philadelphia is offering free admission to all veterans, active duty, and reserve military members plus friends and family will receive 50% off admission with a military guest. A valid military ID card is required at time of purchase to receive discounted rates. Offer is valid through the end of May.
Legoland Discovery Center – Westchester County, New York
In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Legoland Discovery Center Westchester is gifting free admission to all veterans, active duty, and reserve military members. Friends and family will receive 50% off admission with a military guest. A valid military ID card is required at time of purchase to receive discounted admission rates. Offer valid through May 31.
Logan’s Roadhouse – Nationwide
Veterans and active duty military will receive a free meal from the American Roadhouse Meals menu from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, May 27th. Valid proof of service is required to receive the free meal.
This Memorial Day, all Military Veterans receive a 10% discount at Lowe’s. Lowe’s also offers an everyday 10% Military Discount available to active duty, Retired Veterans, and VA Recipients and their dependents.
Magic Springs – Hot Springs, Arkansas
Magic Springs Theme and Water Park offers free admission to active duty and retired military and first responders during Military Appreciation Month. Complimentary admission is valid from April 27 to May 27. Family members of eligible Heroes receive a discounted rate of $35.99.
McCormick & Schmick’s – Nationwide
On Memorial Day, May 27th, McCormick & Schmick’s is offering a complimentary lunch or dinner entree from their special menu for Gold Star Parents and Spouses, Veterans, and Active Duty Military. Military identification is required to receive the complimentary meal. Entrees include Salmon rigatoni, buttermilk fried shrimp, tender beef medallions, beer-battered fish and chips, and more.
Michigan’s Adventure – Muskegon, MI
Michigan’s Adventure’s Tribute to the Armed Forces takes place on May 26 – 27, 2019. During the special Memorial Day weekend event, veterans and military personnel of the Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserve will receive free admission to the park. Eligible military personnel may also purchase additional tickets for up to six immediate family members at $27.00 each at the front gate.
Morris 4×4 Center
Morris 4×4 Center offers special Memorial Day discounts for Military Members plus free shipping on orders over $75.
Mystic Aquarium – Mystic, Connecticut
All US Active Duty and Veteran Military Members recevie free aquarium admission May 25 – 27 with a valid military ID, Veterans Administration card or DD214. Family members with a military ID or dependent ID will receive $10 off the price of admission.
National Veterans Memorial and Museum – Columbus, Ohio
The National Veterans Memorial and Museum offers free admission and free parking to Veterans, Gold Star Families, and Active Duty Military members. A Veteran ID, Military ID, DD214 or Driver’s License that notes Military status are required as proof of service to receive free admission.
New York Waterway Ferries
During Fleet Week (May 22 – May 28) all military members and veterans with valid IDs ride free. Rides for children 12 and under are free between Manhattan and New Jersey from May 25 – May 27.
Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub
Veterans and active duty military can purchase any meal and enjoy a free entrée from the 9 Real Size Entrées for $9.99 Menu. Valid on Memorial Day, Monday, 5/27/19.
Oregon Zoo – Portland, OR
On May 27th, Military veterans and active military personnel and their family members, and families of deployed military members will be admitted to the zoo free of charge, plus they will receive 10% off at all zoo restaurants. Valid ID or proof of service is required to receive these discounts.
Outdoor Bound – Outdoor & Tactical Gear
Outdoor Bound Outdoor & Tactical gear offers a 20% discount to active duty, veterans, reserves, guard, and dependents as well as first responders with the promo code Military18.
All Veterans, active duty military, and dependents are eligible for 20% off premium subscriptions to Pandora Music which includes make your own playlists and ad-free music.
Rack Room Shoes – Nationwide
Military members and their families will receive 10% off their in-store purchase all day on Memorial Day with a valid military ID. The Military discount is also available every Tuesday, on Independence Day, and on Veterans Day.
Red Roof Inn – Nationwide
Red Roof Inn offers Government, Military, Vets and Retirees a year-round 10% discount on all stays. Veterans Advantage Members are eligible for exclusive discounts. To receive 10% off the standard rate use the code VP#606732 when booking online or call 1.800.RED.ROOF to book your stay by phone.
Rosen Hotels & Resorts – Florida
During Military Appreciation Month, Rosen Hotels & Resorts are offering 50% off standard rates and 50% off food and beverage outlets for active duty military, reservists, veterans, Coast Guard, National Guard, and retired military personnel. Four locations in Florida include Rosen Inn International, Rosen Inn, Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, and Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista.
Rubio’s – Nationwide
Active Duty and retired military, Veterans, National Guard, Reserves, and their families eat free on Memorial Day with the coupon on the Rubio’s website and a valid military ID.
Schlitterbahn Waterparks – Texas & Kansas City
During American Heroes Week, Schlitterbahn Waterparks offer free admission to military members and first responders, and spouses and children receive a 40% discount on admission. American Heroes Week is Monday, May 27 – June 2. A valid military ID is required to receive the complimentary and discounted admission rates. Plus, at New Braunfels, South Padre Island, and Corpus Christi locations, eligible military and first responders will receive 20% off room rates to stay overnight.
Sea World, Busch Gardens, and Sesame Place – USA
Through the Waves of Honor Program, active duty military are entitled to one free admission per year per member plus three dependents. Registration and verification through ID.me is required to receive the discount and a valid military ID must be presented at the gate upon entry. Offers may vary by location. Veterans and retirees are also eligible for special ticket pricing including up to 50% off per ticket for up to four tickets for single day admission to Sea World and other related properties.
During Military Appreciation Month, Sherwin Williams offers Military and Veterans a 15% discount on Paints, Stains, and supplies. The discount is available to active duty, veterans, retirees, reservists, or anyone serving or have served in ROTC, the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army or Royal Canadian Air Force, OR be the spouse of an eligible military member. A valid military issued ID is required to receive the discount.
Silverwood Theme Park – Althol, ID
During Silverwood’s American Heroes Weekend, free admission is offered to all military personnel, veterans, police officers and firefighters (identification required). Immediate family members (spouse and children) can purchase tickets at a special discounted rate. American Heroes Weekend is offered over Memorial Day Weekend from May 25 – May 27, 2019.
Sun Splash Water Park – Cape Coral, FL
On Memorial Day, May 27th, active or retired military, disabled veterans, and military reservists with ID or contract will receive free admission plus $3 off general admission for up to four family members.
Texas de Brazil – Nationwide
From May 27 to May 29, Active Duty Military and Veterans will receive 50% off their purchases, plus 20% off for up to eight guests. Texas de Brazil offers a variety of grilled meats, a salad area, and a delicious assortment of sides.
Under Armour Online Military & Veteran 10% Discount & Free Shipping
Veterans and active duty service members receive 10% off with a valid TroopID. See here for details on how to get a TroopID and receive the 10% discount.
Valleyfair – Shakopee, MN
During Valleyfair Military Days, all active duty and retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge, and reserve officers will receive free admission, and up to six family members are eligible for a discounted rate of $37 per ticket. Military Days are May 24-27 and July 4-7. A valid military ID must be presented to receive the Valleyfair discount.
Vet Tix – Nationwide
Attend an event near you for as little as $20 with free tickets to year-round family events, concerts, performing arts, and sporting events. Tickets are donated to Vet Tix and distributed to eligible families to attend for the cost of the handling fee only (usually less than $20). Active duty military and veterans are eligible for tickets through the Vet Tix program.
Active and retired military, veterans, and first responders are eligible for exclusive pricing on helmets, accessories, tech, apparel, and gear. Verification through ID.me is required and a one-time use discount code will be emailed to you.
Virginia Aquarium – Virginia Beach, VA
During Military May at the Virginia Aquarium, anyone with a valid military or veterans ID will receive 50% off Aquarium admission every Sunday and Monday.
Westgate Resorts – Nationwide
Westgate Resorts offer a year-round 10% discount for military members and government employees, as well as first responders. A valid ID is required to receive the discount and is applied as a discount off the best available rate. Westgate Resorts are located primarily in Orlando, but there are also locations in Las Vegas, Branson, Missouri, Cocoa Beach, Florida, New York, Williamsburg, Virginia, and more.
Worlds of Fun – Kansas City, MO
During Military Days at Worlds of Fun, free admission is offered to all active duty military members and veterans of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Military Days are:
Armed Forces Day (May 18, 2019)
Memorial Day (May 27, 2019)
Independence Day (July 4, 2019)
Labor Day (September 2, 2019)
Zappo’s now offers 10% off online purchases to military personnel. Verification through SheerID is required to receive the discount. The discount it also available for students and teachers.
2018 National Military Appreciation Month Discounts for Veterans, Retired Military, and Active Duty Military and Families.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
Treat a #HERO to a free meal this Memorial Day. Dine with a veteran or active duty service member on Monday, May 28 and their lunch or dinner is our treat.
10% off Memorial Day discount to all active or former U.S. military personnel. To receive your discount, present your military ID and MVP card at checkout.
Hersheypark – Hershey, PA
Hersheypark salutes families with 40% on one-day admission tickets and receive free parking during Military Appreciation Weekend, May 18 – 20
From 5/24 to 5/28 20% off for servicemen, veterans, police, officers and firefighters.
All active and retired military will receive 20% off FROYO, every Monday in May, with proof of valid ID. #militaryappreciation #militarymonday.
Walgreens is offering a Memorial Day 20-percent discount to all veterans, active duty military personnel and their immediate family members, including the families of those who lost their lives in service to our country.
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