Memorial Day Freebies & Deals 2021
Memorial Day is Monday, May 31, 2021. 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 2021! 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.
Free American Flag
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! 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 Flag Stickers
Find out how to request a 10-pack of, or get a here too.
Free Meals for Veterans and Active Military on Memorial Day
Please check back as we update this list for 2021!
2019 offer: Free medium coffee or Big Gulp from May 25-27 with valid ID. Veterans Advantage Member.
2019 offer: Free lunch or dinner entrée for active military and veterans. May 27. ID required.
Free Annual Pass for Military
Military and their dependents and get a FREE Annual America The Beautiful Park Pass. The ID that is required for this free pass is a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173). Must apply in person at a federal recreation site.
All military personnel, healthcare workers and first responders get 20% off takeout orders. 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 Hooters 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.
Free coffee and donuts for all active and retired service men and women on May 25th.
Ever Wednesday, from 3 – 6 pm, through Memorial Day, Logan’s Roadhouse is treating veterans and active military members to a free American Roadhouse Meal with the purchase of any entrée.
McCormick & Schmicks
Save 10% off lunch or dinner for US military members, veterans, nurses, doctors, and first responders on May 25.
Free Mission BBQ sandwiches for select military personnel each day of the week prior to Memorial Day.
2019 offer: Free entree with any meal purchase at Ninety-Nine Restaurants. Valid ID required. May 25.
Pie Five Pizza
Yes – at participating locations active military members, retired military members, and any current or past member of the Armed Forces/DoD can receive one personal pizza for free. Please see details below.
Offer valid for one free personal pizza per day on May 25, 2020 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.
Pie Five Pizza
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
2019 deal: Free sandwich, salad or “pick-your-pair” BOGO deal. Veterans and active duty. ID required.
Active or veteran military can get a Free 8” Quiznos sub with the purchase of an 8” sub and 2 bottled drinks. Valid May 22 – 25.
We haven’t been able to confirm any Memorial Day specials for 2021.
Rubio’s Coastal Grill
Rubio’s is offering two entrees for $15 plus free delivery.
We have not confirmed any Memorial Day specials for 2021.
Free Admission for Military
- Blue Star Museums – Free admission for military families from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
- Blue Star Theatres – Ultimately, the offer is a discounted or complimentary admission for all military personnel and their families, as well as veterans.
- Busch Gardens, Sea World, and Sesame Place – Free tickets and discounts for the military from Waves of Honor.
- Colonial Williamsburg – temporarily closed
- Fly Over America – temporarily closed
- Michigan Adventure – event postponed
- National Park Service – Free annual pass for the military.
- United States Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery of course, military enjoy free tours.
Free Theme Parks & Water Parks Admission on Memorial Day
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.
Event postponed until 2021.
Carowinds honors America’s brave military service members with FREE park admission on the following dates:
Independence Day Week: June 27-July 5
Three November Weekends in Honor of Veterans Day: Sat/Sun Nov. 7-22
On May 25-27 and July 1-7 we 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 servicemembers to their families as well. Up to 6 immediate family members of military personnel can purchase tickets for only $29.99. Just bring a valid government-issued ID to receive these tokens of our military appreciation.
Following local and regional COVID-19 health directives, our Memorial Weekend Salute was canceled for 2020 and will return in 2021.
On July 3 – 5, we 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, Kings Island’s special military offers extend beyond servicemen and women to their families as well. Up to six (6) tickets can be purchased for $35 each for immediate family members of military personnel. Just bring a valid government-issued military ID to receive these tokens of our military appreciation.
All military personnel and veterans (identification required) receive free admission to Silverwood Theme Park on May 23, 24 and 25, 2020. Their immediate family members (spouse and children) also receive a special discounted rate ($24.00 plus tax, ages 8-64, $19.00 plus tax, ages 3-7 and 65+, a savings of up to $14.00) when purchasing tickets at Silverwood’s front gate. For information call (208) 683-3400. Visit the Silverwood Theme Park website for details.
On May 24-27 and July 4-7, we 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, our special military offers extend beyond service members to their families as well. Up to six immediate family members of military personnel can purchase tickets for only $37 per person. Just bring a valid government-issued ID to receive these tokens of our military appreciation.
On July 4 and Sept 7 we will waive the admission fee for all active military, including National Guard and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. We also offer free tickets for veterans with an honorable or medical discharge. Family members can enjoy special military offers, too. Just bring a valid government-issued ID to receive these tokens of our military appreciation at any ticket sales window located at the Worlds of Fun or Oceans of Fun main entrance.
Military Appreciation Days:
Independence Day (Sunday, July 4, 2021)
Labor Day (Monday, September 6, 2021)
Free Zoo Admission for Military
If you have family, then bring them along for these!
- Birmingham Zoo – closed
- Cincinnati Zoo– closed
- Indianapolis Zoo – closed
- 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 – closed
- Shedd Aquarium – closed
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.
- Dell – Save 10% on your purchase with coupon.
- Delta Airlines – Free checked baggage. Must have a valid military ID.
- Fogo de Chao – 50% discount off a meal for the military on May 27 and 10% off for 3 guests.
- General Motors – Special discounts for military. Certainly, mention your affiliation when you are shopping for a new vehicle.
- Goodyear Auto Service – Free car care checks and 10% off of Goodyear Tires from May 23-27 with valid ID.
- 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 entire purchase, when you show a valid ID.
- Penske Trucks – Military discount on truck rentals. Save 10% with special promo code MILITARY
- Texas de Brazil – Veteran or active duty military receive 50% off the price of dinner or lunch.
- Pro Football Hall of Fame – get $5.00 off admission.