Memorial Day Weekend Deals for Military Families

While Memorial Day is designated for remembering our veterans and honoring their service, many businesses show their gratitude for service members and their families through discounts, free items, food and services. As a military family we appreciate and take advantage of these offers whenever possible. Saving money is always a must. Here are a few of those businesses that are participating.

Veterans and other military personnel can enjoy free meals and receive other discounts when they show a military identification on Memorial Day.

I love a sale and getting discounts when shopping so these offers are not only a great way to acknowledge our service members and families but also saves them money that can be used for something else.

Some of the businesses listed will require the following identification: discharge papers, Veterans Administration cards and veteran’s organization membership cards also can be used to prove service.

The discounts offered are similar to what businesses offer on Veterans Day. Some savings extend to spouses and families, and a few military discounts are offered year-round. There are many more memorial day/military discount offers by retailers and other service providers that can be found online or just by asking when you go to the location.

Memorial Day Free Meals and Discounts

Participation can vary by location and ownership of
franchise. Please call and check with your closest location.

Applebee’s: Through May 31, participating restaurants are offering active, retired military service members and their families to dine and receive 10% off their bill. Also for the month of May, get the Dollarita margarita for $1 at participating restaurants nationwide.

Chuck E. Cheese’sMilitary families including active-duty, National Guard, reservists and retired service members get special deals year-round when they show their Common Access Card, Uniformed Services ID Card or Dependent ID Card at restaurants.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill: Veterans, active military and Gold Star family members get a free entree with the purchase of another meal Monday.

HootersVeterans and active military eat free from a special menu Monday with a military identification and drink purchase. Hooters also offers a daily 10% military discount and a special 20% military discount every Tuesday throughout the year at participating locations.

McCormick & Schmick’sVeterans, active military personnel, Gold Star parents and spouses and National Guard get a free entree Monday.

Outback SteakhouseThrough Monday, active military, veterans, police officers and firefighters with valid state or federal identification get 20% off. There’s also a 10% everyday Heroes Discount for servicemen and women, police officers and firefighters.

Potbelly Sandwich ShopAll vets and active military get a buy-one-get-one offer on sandwiches, salads and Pick-Your-Pair when they show their ID.

Memorial Day Retail Store Savings

Academy Sports + OutdoorsThrough Monday, all active military, military veterans and first responders will receive 10% off their entire purchase.

Blue Star MuseumsThrough Labor Day, active military and their families get free admission to more than 2,000 museums.

Eyemart Express: Through May 31, veterans, active and non-active duty military personnel and their families get a 20% discount on eyewear purchases with a valid military, dependent, retiree, or DD214 card.

Food Lion: 10% off Monday with rewards card and military ID for military personnel, veterans and their family members.

Goodyear Auto Service: Active and retired military can make an appointment for Goodyear and Just Tires through Monday for a free car care check and 10% off Goodyear Tires. Valid ID is required and appointments can be booked for services performed through June 13.

National Vision: Through May 31, active-duty service members, retirees, veterans and their dependents get a 15% discount on eyeglasses, contact lenses and accessories the company’s America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses and Eyeglass World locations.

Omaha SteaksActive-duty military, retirees, veterans, military spouses and dependents get 10% off Monday.

Sherwin-WilliamsFor Military Appreciation Month, active military, veterans and reservists as well as their spouses save an extra 10% on paints and stains.

Sleep NumberThrough June 2, active military and veterans save an extra $100 on any sale price when they get a promo code at

Hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend. To all those who have service and their family members – Thank You!

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