memorial day freebies

Memorial Day weekend typically signals the beginning of summer. It’s also a time to honor military personnel who have sacrificed everything to protect our country. One of the ways many businesses try to show their appreciation is by offering special Memorial Day deals and freebies, especially for those in the armed forces.

Here are a few ways to save this Memorial Day, including a couple of military discounts available year round:

 

Retail

Academy Sports & Outdoors — Veterans and first responders can get 10% off in-store and online through May 27.

Best Buy — Get up to 40% off appliance Top Deals through June 5.

Costco — Military members can get more than $60 in freebies and extra savings when signing up for a new Costco membership.

Goodyear — Military members can get free car care checks and 10% off Goodyear tires through May 27.

Half Price Books — The annual Memorial Day sale at Half Price Books is back, which means 20% off the entire store May 24-27. It’s the perfect time to stock up on used books, music, movies and more.

Home Depot — Get up to 40% off appliances through June 5 and special offerings on other items and departments through the end of May.

Lowe’s — Get up to 40% off appliances through June 5.

Old Navy — Military members can get 10% off their purchase at Old Navy.

Rosetta Stone — Active and retired US military can get 10% off Rosetta Stone products.

Sherwin Williams — All through the month of May, active and retired military (and spouses of active duty) can get an extra 10% off paints and stains.

Target — Enjoy 50% off on select furniture items through May 31.

Walgreens — Get 20% off eligible store items with a military ID and Walgreens Rewards card on May 27.

Walmart — Enjoy Rollback pricing on grills and inflatable pools starting at just $20 through the end of May.

 

Restaurants

Boston Market — Through May 27, Boston Market is offering everyone a $29.99 meal deal that comes with a whole rotisserie chicken, a half-rack of ribs, 4 sides and 4 pieces of cornbread.

Dairy Queen — Everyone can enjoy 2 for $4 treat nights and get 2 medium dipped cones or sundaes for only $4 after 8 pm.

Dunkin’ — Get a small Coolatta for just $2 until May 28.

Fogo de Chao — Veterans and active duty military can get half-off their entire meal on May 27.

Hooter’s — Current and former military with an ID receive a free entrée on Memorial Day.

James Coney Island — Houstonians can celebrate Memorial Day with a 99¢ Coney (10 for $10) from James Coney Island. No limit!

McCormick & Schmick’s — Active members of the military, veterans and National Guard can receive a complimentary entree at McCormick & Schmick’s Monday, May 27. Reservations are highly recommended. Military ID required for this deal. Dine-in only.

McDonald’s — Through the end of May, enjoy the 2 for $5 Mix and Match deals where you can get 2 great menu items (such as Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish, 10-piece McNuggets, etc.) for $5.

Outback Steakhouse — Through May 27, vets and active-duty military can get 20% off with a valid ID.

Spaghetti Warehouse — The Italian eatery is offering its Family Feast for 4 for just $35 (with coupon) May 24-27. The feast includes 2 Lasagna, 2 Chicken Parmigiana, plus choice of 2 Spaghetti & Meatballs or Fettuccini Alfredo. Get your coupon here.

Texas de Brazil — Get 50% off on Memorial Day if you’re a veteran of active-duty military, plus 20% off for up to 8 guests dining along.

Twin Peaks — Active military and veterans can get a free meal Monday, May 27 from the Memorial Day menu.

Wendy’s — Frostys are just 50 cents with this Memorial Day special deal.

 

Other Memorial Day Deals

Blue Star Museums — Blue Star Museums offer free admission to active duty military members all summer long until Labor Day. Houston Blue Star Museums include Contemporary Arts Museum, Czech Center, Health Museum, Holocaust Museum, and more.  Click here for the full list.

Houston Zoo — Military families and veterans can save 50% off Houston Zoo admission with a valid military ID. Tickets for two adults and three children can be purchased per day with the discount. The Houston Zoo is located at 6000 Hermann Park Dr. This military deal is available year round.

Schlitterbahn — From Memorial Day until June 2, military and first responders get free admission.

 

Any other Memorial Day freebies and deals you’re aware of? Let us know by commenting below.