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.
Here's a list of offers for Memorial Day weekend 2016.
And my great thanks to all who have served (including my dad) and to those who are currently serving in the U.S. military!
Food Lion: On Monday, May 30, active, retired, honorably discharged military personnel will receive 10% off their purchase on. Tell the cashier you are military or show your military ID to get the discount. Does not apply to alcohol, tobacco, gift cards, lottery, postage stamps and services. Valid at select Food Lion stores.
Hooters: Hooters is offering a free entree to all veterans and active-duty military personnel on Monday, May 30, 2016 with beverage purchase! This offer is valid at participating locations with a valid military ID. Dine-in only and one offer per person. You can see more details including the allowed menu on their website.
King’s Dominion: On May 28-30 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, May 30, 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.
02 Fitness: All servicemen and servicewomen who present their military ID can enjoy free access to the latest fitness equipment and group exercise classes at all O2 Fitness locations from Friday, May 27 through Tuesday, May 31, 2016.
Outback Steakhouse: Outback Steakhouse is offering 15% off from 5/27/16 through July 4th for all active military, veterans, and their families with proper Military ID. Valid at participating locations. See their website for allowed forms of ID and additional restrictions.
Shoney’s: All active-duty and veterans of the military will receive a free All American Burger on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016 with ID and coupon. According to their website, there are locations in Selma and Fayetteville. To sign up for the offer, head to their website
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 frugalliving.about.com.
Please share any other offers you find.