Memorial Day, which falls on Monday, May 30 this year, is a time to honor our fallen service members and to show appreciation for those currently serving in our nation’s military and military Veterans.
As a “thank you” for their sacrifice and service, many restaurants and retailers offer special military discounts on Memorial Day.
Here are the top 23 military discounts, meals and freebies we found. Many are even available year-round. Enjoy!
Johnny Rockets – The popular 50’s style diner chain offers 50% off of your bill for military men and women in uniform.
Chuck E. Cheese – Military families can buy “the Alpha,” which includes 45 tokens, a large pizza and four drinks for $26.99 ($40 value), or “the Bravo”, which includes 100 tokens, two large pizzas and four drinks for $44.99 ($65 value).
Cracker Barrel – Select locations offer 20% to 30% off with your military ID.
Old Country Buffet – 15% discount for active duty, reserve or retired military personnel in uniform or with a valid ID on Military Mondays. The discount also applies to up to four family members.
Outback Steakhouse – Bring your military ID to get 10 % off.
Lonestar Steakhouse & Saloon – All Veterans and active duty personnel get a 20 % discount every Monday and 10 % off every other day.
Nike – Get 10% off most items on Nike’s website for military professionals and select spouses and dependents. One perk is that you can use this deal up to four times in a month.
Adidas – Military personnel and Veterans, along with first responders, teachers, medical professionals and nurses receive 30% off at Adidas online or in-store as well as 20% % off at Adidas factory outlet stores.
Under Armour – 10% discount for active duty and retired military and Veterans as well as their families.
L.L. Bean – Professionals in the military field, including active duty, Veterans, reservists, and retirees can get a promo code for 10% off.
Reebok – Reebok’s “Heroes Discount” gives military 40% off any purchase.
Rack Room Shoes – Offers a 20% discount off your entire purchase in stores on Memorial Day to anyone with a military ID.
DiscountGlasses.com – Get 25% off eyewear with code “MILITARY25.”
DiscountContactLenses.com – Score 15% off contact lenses with code “MILITARY15.”
Jiffy Lube – Active duty, retired and veteran military personnel can save 15 % off year-round.
Home Depot – 10% discount to all military Veterans on Memorial Day. Select Home Depot locations may also offer a 10% military discount year-round. You may be required to present a valid military or veteran ID.
Lowe’s – 10% off year-round to Veterans and military personnel.
Sherwin-Williams – 15% military discount to active duty, retired and veteran military personnel and spouses year-round.
Sleep Number Beds – Military discount of an extra $100 off all smart beds and adjustable bases May 11 to June 7, 2022. Redeemable in store, online (with promo code), by phone or on Live Chat.
AT&T – Active duty military personnel, Veterans, and qualified spouses can get 25% off wireless phone plans with AT&T, which start at $27/month per line when you get four lines.
Verizon Wireless – Active duty, Veterans, National Guard, and reservists can get unlimited plans starting at $30 a month with Verizon’s “Those Who Serve” discount. You can also get FiOS Home Internet for as low as $34.99 a month with enrollment in AutoPay.
Microsoft – Get 10% off select products in the Microsoft Store, and save 30% off Microsoft 365 Family.
Samsung – Military discount of up to 30% off select products with their Frontline Discount Program for active duty, military families, and Veterans. The discount applies to most of Samsung’s products, including smartphones, earbuds, smartwatches and home appliances.
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Resources: Parade, Military.com, Rolling Stone, Veteran Life