Memorial Day Freebies and Deals – 2016
Memorial Day is coming up on Monday, May 30 and we wanted to be sure you were aware of the various deals available both nationwide and in the Seattle area.
Just a reminder – Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have died in service to our country. While it’s obviously very worthwhile to thank all who have served, this day is not the same as Veterans Day which is in November.
That being said, there are plenty of freebies and deals available to active duty military as well as veterans, and even some for regular old folks. Please leave a comment if you know of any others and we’ll add them to the list.
National Memorial Day Freebies and Deals (+ Military Discounts)
Present your military ID to get 15% off your total regular and sale purchase every time you shop.
A Story Before Bed
Parents who are members of one of the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces who are deploying or already deployed away from their children for any amount of time are eligible to sign up for free recordings from A Story Before Bed.
Active-duty US military personnel, their spouses and their dependents are eligible to receive a 10% discount on the lowest available rail fare on most Amtrak trains.
Military service members, DoD agency employees and veterans get a 15% savings on qualified monthly service charges.
Bass Pro Shops
Military Discount Days run from the 15th through the 21st each month at their Outdoor World retail stores. A 10% discount is available to active and retired military personnel with proper photo ID.
Blue Star Museums
All active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families can get free or discounted admission to select museums from Memorial Day through Labor Day as part of this program.
Save 25% off any family meal with coupon on Memorial Day only.
Active military, retired military, active reserves and VA-recipient men and women receive a 5% discount every day, plus they have Hometown Heroes event dates each year. In 2016, the dates are May 19-22.
Cedar Fair Amusement Parks
Many Cedar Fair amusement parks are hosting Military Appreciation Days from May 28/29-30. Any member of the armed service, active or veteran, will receive a free regular admission ticket. Plus, at some locations, military members can purchase discount admission tickets for members of their immediate family (maximum of six) with a valid military ID.
Check the following Cedar Fair amusement park websites for more information about each specific location’s celebration:
- California’s Great America (Santa Clara, CA)
- Carowinds (Charlotte, NC)
- Kings Dominion (Doswell, VA)
- Kings Island (Kings Mills, OH)
- Michigan’s Adventure (Muskegon, MI)
- Valleyfair (Shakopee, MN)
- Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun (Kansas City, MO)