Memorial Day 2024 Freebies & Deals (5/27)

Memorial Day 2022 Freebies & Deals

Memorial Day 2024 Freebies & Deals

Memorial Day is Monday, May 27, 2024. If you serve our country, then we thank you for your service!! Memorial Day was declared a national holiday in 1868, to honor those lost in service to our great country. As a result, it was formally known as Decoration Day.

Of course, many retailers and restaurants offer deals for active military and veterans for Memorial Day. Here’s a list of freebies and deals we’ve found for Memorial Day!  In other words, you can get free food, free admission, and discounts on airlines, cars and more. Of course, most of these offers do require a valid military ID.

Please stay tuned as we update this list for 2024!

Free American Flags at Ace!

Stop by and pick up a Free American Flag at Ace Hardware! If you’d love a free USA Flag, then head on down to Ace Hardware on Saturday, May 25! Because, they’re giving away a million FREE American Flags to anyone who wants one. They’ll also send a flag to a local VFW Post for every free flag they give away. This is not the first year they’ve given free flags. So, get down to your store while supplies last.

Free Meals and Discounts for Veterans and Active Duty Military on Memorial Day


For past Memorial Days, and on Veterans day, 7-Eleven has given free medium coffee or Big Gulp with valid ID for Veterans Advantage Members. You must be a 7-Eleven rewards and Veterans Advantage member to take advantage of this offer.

Boston Market

Boston Market is offering veterans and active duty military a discount of 20%! There are 340+ chain locations in 27 states and Puerto Rico. Must have a military ID.

Bubba Gump

Of course, Bubba met Forrest Gump while serving in the military, so it stands to reason that Bubba Gump would offer 10% off to veterans and active duty military every day. Bubba Gump has locations in CA, CO, FL, MD, MN, MI, NV, NY, TN, and TX.

Buffalo Wild Wings

B-dubs offers 10% off with a valid ID, so don’t miss the chance to save on your delicious wings! They have over 1200 locations nationwide. Sign up for the Buffalo eClub to get free food on your birthday.

Burger King

Participating Burger King locations offer military discounts of 10% off your order. So, be sure to ask at your local BK!


Participating locations nationwide offer military discounts of 10% off your receipt, so don’t miss the chance to save.

Chuck E. Cheeses Pizza

Traditionally, Chuck E. Cheese’s offers veterans and military discounts on bundled deals. So, check with your location (they’re in almost every state) to see if they’re participating.

Cici’s Pizza

Participating locations offer military discounts, so check with your Cici’s to see if they have a Memorial Day special for you. CiCi’s Pizza has nearly 300 locations nationwide in AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, NE, NC, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, and VA.

Many of our restaurants do offer discounts. However, since most of our restaurants are individually owned, discounts vary by location. We suggest contacting your local Cicis to inquire about discounts offered at their specific restaurants. Please refer to our locations page to locate a Cicis near you.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Military can save 10% at Cracker Barrel. So, check with yours to see if they’re offering. Cracker Barrel is nationwide, with only 5 states that don’t have a location.

Dairy Queen

DQ offers military discounts at some locations; so, check with your neighborhood Dairy Queen to see if they participate and what their discount is.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Firebirds want to treat the military to Free lunch or dinner entrée for active military and veterans. In other words, their Treat a HERO promo offers a FREE meal. So, dine with a veteran, active duty service member, or Gold Star family and their lunch or dinner is our treat! You’ll get a free entree equal to or less than your purchase. There are 50 locations in 19 states — primarily in the Eastern and Central U.S., and Arizona. Check with your local Firebirds for more information.

Fogo de Chao

Fogo de Chao – offers a 50% discount off a meal for the military on May 27 and 10% off for 3 guests.


Fuddruckers offers Military discounts of up to 15% off at participating locations. They have locations nationwide in AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, KS, LA, MA, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, and VA.

Hard Rock Cafe

Participating Hard Rock Cafe locations offer military 15% off with valid ID. There are 33 locations across the U.S.


All military personnel, healthcare workers, and first responders get 10% off takeout orders. There is also a 20% discount on Tuesdays. This offer is valid every day with a valid form of ID. In an effort to help keep everyone safe, Hooters is providing a convenient, worry-free option for customers to get their favorite wings – as well as beer, wine, and spirits in participating states – through Hooter’s new curbside pick-up. Guests can now place an order curbside or simply order ahead of time and pick it up outside the restaurant, as Hooters Girls will be servicing all orders in the parking lot. There are more than 420 Hooters restaurants in 42 states and 29 countries.

Johnny Rockets

Wow! If you wear your uniform to Johnny Rockets, then they’ll give you a whopping 50% off your bill! Johnny Rocket’s has more than 350 locations internationally, and is located in 37 states, nationwide. Sign up for their Rocket E-Club and get a free burger!

LaMar Donuts

In the past, LaMar has offered free coffee and donuts for all active and retired service men and women on Memorial Day. Check with your location to see if they’re participating this year. LaMars has locations in AZ, CO, KS, MO, and NE.

McCormick & Schmicks

Save 15% off lunch or dinner for US military members, veterans, nurses, doctors, and first responders. McCormick’s has 26 locations across the United States.

Millers Ale House

Military members and veterans showing proof of service will receive 50% off their entrée at Miller Ale House on Memorial Day. Locations for Miller’s Ale House are DE. FL, GA, IL, MD, NJ, NY, PA, TN, and VA.

Mission BBQ

Free Mission BBQ sandwiches for select military personnel each day of the week before Memorial Day. Mission Barbecue has locations in CT, DE, FL, IL, IN, KY, MD, and MI.

Ninety-Nine Restaurants

In the past, 99 has offered free entree with any meal purchase at Ninety-Nine Restaurants with valid military ID required. Get a free appetizer on your birthday when you join the Ninety Nine eClub. They’re located in the Northeast, in CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI and VT.

Outback Steakhouse

Outback offers 10% off to military and veterans with valid ID. Outback Steakhouse has restaurants nationwide.

Pie Five Pizza

In the past, Pie Five Pizza has offered active military members, retired military members, and any current or past member of the Armed Forces/DoD can receive one personal pizza for free at participating locations. Check with your location to see if they’re joining in!

Offer valid for one free personal pizza. IN STORE ONLY for active military members, retired military members, and any current or past member of the Armed Forces/DoD. Must present valid military/veteran ID at register. Extra charge for gluten free crust, cauliflower crust and vegan cheese. Valid at these locations: Arkansas (Benton, Little Rock), Iowas (Ankeny), Kansas (Garden City), Kentucky (Lexington Fayette Mall), Missouri ( St Joseph), Oklahoma (Edmond, Moore, Owasso, Yukon), Texas (Allen, Euless, Fort Worth Alliance, Fort Worth Montgomery Plaza, Keller, Las Colinas, Lubbock, Murphy, Prosper). Not valid with any other offer, discount, or bundle. In story only.

Join their Circle of Crust rewards program, and get a free garlic butter breadstix. Pie Five Pizza has 33 restaurants with

Rubio’s Coastal Grill

Rubios invites military and veterans to enjoy one free adult entree, with the purchase of another adult entree. To get this deal, show your military ID at a participating location. Check with the Rubio’s near you. Rubios has locations in AZ, CA, and NV.


Shoney’s offers veterans, active military, and first responders 15% off with valid ID. Shoney’s has locations in 17 states, primarily in the South with additional locations in the Midwest and lower Mid-Atlantic states. Plus, get a free starter just for Shoneys eClub.

Texas de Brazil

Texas de Brazil –  Veteran or active duty military receive 15% off the price of dinner or lunch. Locations in AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, HA, IL, KY, LA, MI, NB, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, and VA.


Memorial Day Freebies & Deals 2020

Free Admission for Military


Free Theme Parks & Water Parks Admission on Memorial Day

Big Surf Waterpark (Lake of the Ozarks, MO)

Reopening June 12.

Well, let’s see. Is it still called a “discount” if it’s completely free? ????

Big Surf is proud to honor our country’s servicemen and women by offering all active military personnel free and unlimited admission to our park, all season long. It’s just our little way of saying thanks for all that they do. Just bring current military ID to qualify. In addition, we offer a 20% discount to all immediate family members of military personnel with their dependent IDs.

California’s Great America (Santa Clara, CA)

Free pass with a valid military ID. The free pass is valid for the Memorial Day weekend from May 24 through May 27.

Carowinds (Charlotte, NC)

Carowinds honors America’s brave military service members with FREE park admission on May 24 through May 27, 2024

Cedar Point Waterpark (Sandusky, OH)

All active and retired military members will receive a free ticket to Cedar Point valid for a single day Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, 2024.

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom (Allentown, PA)

On May 25-27 and July 1-7 Dorney Park will waive the regular admission fee for active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge, and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. What’s more, Dorney Park’s special military offers extend beyond service members to their families. Up to 6 immediate family members of military personnel can purchase tickets for only $29.99. Must have a valid government-issued ID to receive these tokens of military appreciation from Dorney Kingdom.

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park (Gilroy, CA)

From May 25 through 27, all military get free admission for up to 6 guests with a valid military ID.

Kings Dominion (Doswell, VA)

All active and retired members will receive a free ticket to Kings Dominion valid for a single day Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, 2024. Must have a valid US Military ID. Military members can save up to $40 online when purchasing tickets for up to six friends or family members.

Kings Island (Kings Island, OH)

All active and retired members will receive a free ticket to Kings Island valid for a single day Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, 2024. Military can also save up to $45 online when purchasing tickets for up to six friends or family members.

Magic Springs Theme and Water Park(Hot Springs, AR)

All Military, Police, Correctional Officers, Troopers, Fire Fighters, Doctors, Nurses, and Medic will get free admission between May 25 and June 9. Present your professional ID at any ticket window for free admission. Family members will receive admission for $36.99 plus tax when accompanied by a HERO. Offer is only available at Front Gate

Michigan Wild Water Adventure (Muskegon, MI)

All active and retired members receive a free ticket to Michigan’s Adventure valid for a single day May 24 through May 27.  Military ID is required. Military members can save up to $30 online when purchasing tickets for up to six friends or family members.


Silverwood Theme Park (Coeur d’Alene, ID)

All military personnel, veterans, police officers, firefighters, and EMS (identification required) Receive FREE admission to the park on these special event days. Their immediate family members (spouse and children) also receive a special rate when purchasing tickets at Silverwood’s front gate.  Visit the Silverwood Theme Park website for details.

Sun Splash Family Water Park(Cape Coral, FL)

Any active or retired military can enjoy free admission from May 25th through May 27th. Must have a valid military ID.

Valleyfair (Shakopee, MN)

Active U.S. Military, Retired U.S. Military, Veterans, Reserves, and National Guard will receive a free ticket to Valleyfair valid for a single day Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, 2024. Must have a valid US Military ID for this offer.

Worlds of Fun (Kansas City, MO)

The following receive free admission to Worlds of Fun May 24 through Monday, May 27, 2024, Active U.S. Military, Retired U.S. Military, Veterans, Reserves, and National Guard. The military member can save up to $43 online when purchasing tickets for up to six friends or family members. A valid US Military ID is needed.


Free Zoo Admission for Military

If you have family, then bring them along for these!

  • Cincinnati Zoo– FREE admission to the military on Memorial Day, July 4th and Veteran’s Day. All military will receive free admission to the Zoo on Memorial Day, July 4, and Veteran’s Day.  Military personnel can also purchase tickets for family members at a discounted price for these select days.
  • Georgia Aquarium – Offer free admission to all current and former United States Armed Forces. Also, 30% discount for accompanying family members.
  • Mystic Aquarium – Military Appreciation – May – As a thank you to all United States military personnel (active, retired, or veteran) for their service to our country, Mystic Aquarium offers a complimentary admission rate when each person shows their U.S. Military ID, Veteran’s Administration Card, or form DD214.
  • Pittsburgh Zoo –  The Pittsburgh Zoo offers free admission to active duty, reservists, and veterans with proper identification on select days: the full week between Armed Forces Day (May 18, 2024) through Memorial Day (May 27, 2024), as well as the specific days of Independence Day (July 4, 2024) and Veterans Day (November 11, 2024)
  • Shedd Aquarium Active-duty U.S. military personnel receive year-round free general admission with proper ID.

Other Military and Veteran Discounts

  • Alaska Airlines – Active duty military can bring up to 5 free checked bags.
  • Allegiant Airlines –  Free checked baggage plus other additional free services. Of course, you must have a valid ID.
  • Bass Pro Shops – is offering 5% off on all items at Bass Pro Shops this month, including those on sale.
  • Caesars Entertainment offers 30% off rooms as well as entertainment offers with a valid ID.
  • Dell – Save 5% on your purchase with an exclusive Dell coupon.
  • Delta Airlines –  Free checked baggage. Must have a valid military ID.
  • General Motors – Special discounts for the military. Certainly, mention your affiliation when you are shopping for a new vehicle.
  • Goodyear Auto Service – Free car care checks and savings on Goodyear Tires.
  • Home Depot – 10% off entire purchase up to $500.  In-store purchases only and a valid ID is required.
  • JC Penney – Free portrait for the military. Grab the printable coupon. But, be sure to bring your military ID. Because it’s required.
  • Lowe’s – 10% off the entire purchase when you show a valid ID.
  • Penske Trucks – Military discount on truck rentals. Save 15% with special promo code MILITARY
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame –  get $5.00 off admission.
  • RC Willey – Each year, RC Wiley rolls out discounts with a huge Memorial Day special! RC Willey has stores in CA, ID, NV and UT.
  • VetTix offers free event tickets to different venues for military members, veterans, and their families. Availability varies based on the event, location, and other factors.

Still waiting on verification:

  • Blue Star Theatres –  Ultimately, the offer is a discounted or complimentary admission for all military personnel and their families, as well as veterans
  • Fly Over America – temporarily closed
  • Birmingham Zoo – closed
  • Active or veteran military can get a Free 8” Quiznos sub with the purchase of an 8” sub and 2 bottled drinks. Quizno’s has locations in 25 states, nationwide.

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