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Updated: Free Memorial Day offers and discounts for military

Posted May 25, 2015


Each year during the Memorial Day weekend, many restaurants and retailers show appreciation by offering free and discounted meals and promotions to current and retired U.S. military.

The list below will continue to grow as we get closer to May 25.

Hooters: 10 free boneless wings with any drink purchase for all military, active duty, veterans and their spouses at participating Hooters locations across the U.S. on Monday, May 25. Customers need to present a Military ID card, Dependent ID card or Veterans ID card. Dine-in only.

JCPenney: Current and former military get 25% off through May 25 with a JCPenney credit card or 20% off through May 25 with any other form of payment. You will need the printable coupon from their website.

King’s Dominion: On May 23-25 and July 4-5, King's Dominion amusement park is offering FREE park admission to any active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D. See more information on their website.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks: On Memorial Day, they are offering complimentary lunch or dinner to members of the U.S. Military, National Guard, and Military Veterans at participating locations. Dine in only. Military ID required. For more information, including the menu, see their website.

Outback Steakhouse: Outback Steakhouse is offering 15% off through July 4th for all active military, veterans, and their families with proper Military ID. Valid at participating locations, See your location for details.

Red Robin: Veterans, retired, active duty and military spouses, who are Red Robin Royalty members,will receive a free appetizer with any purchase of at least $10 between Saturday, May 23 and Monday, May 25. Qualifying military guests will be able to select from the following appetizers: Baja Dip ‘n’ Chips, The O-Ring Shorty™, Pretzel Bites, Guac, Salsa & Chips, Classic Mini Wedge Salad, half order of Bar Wings ‘n’ Yukon Chips or a half order of Red’s Bold Boneless Wings. See more information on their website.

Shoney’s: All active-duty and veterans of the military will receive a free All American Burger on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015 with ID and coupon. According to their website, there are locations in Selma and Fayetteville. The coupon and additional details can be found on their website.

Sears: Military men and women save 40% off regular priced tools and an additional 10% off promotional priced tools at Sears on Memorial Day.

Every Day Military Freebies

Jo-Ann Fabric: 10% off total purchase every day. See more details on their website.

Lowe's home store: 10% every day discount. See more details on their website.

National Parks: Receive a land pass that gives military free admission to various national parks and federal recreational sites. See more details on their website.

For lists of additional companies that offer discounts to military every day, see Justformilitary.com or frugalliving.about.com.


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 25, 2015

    aanritsendeur - thank YOU for your service!!

  • aanritsendeur May 25, 2015

    Thanks to these businesses for remembering us.
    SEMPER FI!!!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 25, 2015

    luvstoQ - you are correct. Good memory. And when my dad served, the person that took over for him when he left was killed 2 weeks after getting there. So today my family is remembering his service and sacrifice and when we go to the Vietnam memorial this summer with my dad, we will be looking for his name.

  • luvstoQ May 25, 2015

    Thanks, Faye! If my memory serves, thanks to your dad also for his service in the Vietnam war!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 25, 2015

    luvstoQ - thank you! I just added it to the list. What a generous offer. And please give your husband my deepest thanks for his service.

  • luvstoQ May 25, 2015

    McCormick - Schmick Seafood called last week to give us a reservation to eat there today - hubby is a Vietnam vet. Don't see it on your list - not sure what public invitations they gave - did not look. A wish for a good Memorial Day for all - is a gorgeous day!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 22, 2015

    sisstrsuz - thank you!!

  • sisstrsuz May 22, 2015

    Faye, Outback Steakhouse is offering 15% off today May 22nd through July 4th for all active military, veterans, and their families with proper Military ID.