July 4th 2013 (and beyond) Military Veterans Discounts and Active Duty Military Freebies

Many wonderful organizations have put together special Independence Day “thank you” offerings for veterans and active duty military members (in some cases their respective families as well). Here is a growing list of what some of these companies are offering for July 4th and beyond:

Visit Your Military Veterans Discounts for a full list of military and veterans discounts

Miller’s Ale House (added 7/3/2013)

Only July 4th, any veteran, current active duty military, or reservists get 50% off an entree of choice with valid military ID card or VA Card.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (added 7/3/2013)

Throughout 2013, any active duty, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman is entitled to a free one time admission at either SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens®, Adventure Island®, Water Country USA®, or Sesame Place® and Aquatica San Diego (Monday – Friday Weekday admission only) for military personnel and as many as three direct dependents.

(Maine) Ogunquit Playhouse (added 7/3/2013)

This Fourth of July week, military personnel are invited to purchase special two-for-one tickets (limit of 4 tickets total per person) to select performances of Thoroughly Modern Millie, starring Sally Struthers, on Wednesday, July 3rd at 8:00PM and Friday, July 5th at 2:30PM. In order to take advantage of this limited offer, please call the Box Office at 207-646-5511 and present your proof of military service at the Box Office when picking up tickets. This offer is available only for new purchases on select dates. Not valid online.

Legoland Florida (added 7/3/2013)

All active duty military personnel including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists are now entitled to a free one-time single day admission to LEGOLAND Florida and LEGOLAND Water Park throughout 2013.

Walt Disney World Resort (added 7/3/2013)

Walt Disney World Resort is saluting U.S. military personnel by offering 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets for just $156 each, plus tax. The Park Hopper Option is included, so you can come and go as you please through all 4 theme parks each day of your ticket! Purchase through September 25, 2013 and receive admission on any 4 days through September 28, 2013, with the exception of July 4, 2013, when tickets are not valid at Magic Kingdom park.


From July 1 to July 4, any fuel purchase made with a Military StarTM Card at Army and Air Force Exchange Service Express locations will be reduced by 10 cents per gallon.

Blue Star Theatres

The Blue Star Theatres Initiative is offering free or discounted admission to more than 90 theatres and playhouses throughout the country. This offer is good for servicemembers, their families and veterans.


Carowinds amusement park in North Carolina is offering free admission to any active, inactive or retired servicemembers with a valid ID on July 3 and 4, 2013.

Cedar Point

Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio is offering free admission to any active, retired or honorably discharged servicemember July 4-7, 2013.

Kings Dominion

The Kings Dominion amusement park in central Virginia is offering free admission for active, inactive or retired service members with a valid military ID on July 4 and 5, 2013. Please note this offer does not include family members. For discounted tickets for the family, visit your installation’s Information, Tickets and Tours (ITT) office.

King’s Island

All military members – active and retired — will receive free admission to King’s Island, and amusement and water park in Ohio July 3-5, 2013. They are also offering discounted tickets for family members.


Lowe’s is offering their 10% military discount to military personnel in active, reserve or retired status, as well as retired veterans and those receiving VA benefits.

Naples Zoo

The Naples Zoo in Florida wants to honor those who serve by offering free admission to all military personnel from July 4 to 7. Their adult and child guests can also purchase discounted tickets online.

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies are hosting a Salute to Vets on July 5. All active duty service members, veterans and their families can buy discounted tickets.

Raging Rivers

Raging Rivers Water Park in Illinois is offering free admission from July 1 through July 6 as they host their annual Military Days week. Immediate family members can also get a reduced admission.

Travel Centers of America and Petro Truck Stops

On July 4, any veteran, active duty or reservist can receive a complimentary meal at more than 170 participating Iron Skillet, Country Pride and other full-service restaurants within TA and Petro Shopping locations.


Valleyfair Amusement Park in Minnesota is offering free admission during their Military Appreciation Days July 4 through 7. This includes both active duty personnel and veterans, and discounted tickets are available for immediate family members.

Home Depot

Home Depot is offering a 10% discount to all active duty, National Guard and reserve, retiree and disabled servicemembers, honorably discharged veterans and their spouses. For more details, visit the Military.com Discount Center.

Wild Adventures

Valdosta, Georgia – Wild Adventures is offering FREE admission to all active or retired military, disabled veterans and military reservists July 4 – 7 with valid military ID. Offer only available at the park for military member at the designated ticket kiosk.



Thursday, July 4, 2013 Military with active ID can receive up to 4 complimentary Thank You tickets. Available at the stadium after 3pm on the day of the event.For more info contact the Rose Bowl at  626-577-3101.

Outback Steakhouse

The Military Mates 10% OFF discount is open to Military Personnel who have one of the following forms of identification: 2013 U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW), DD214 Certificate, Veteran Identification Card (VIC), Photograph in U.S. Uniform or wearing U.S. Uniform. Military Personnel with any of the foregoing forms of identification, will receive 10% OFF their entire guest check (excluding alcohol, applicable taxes and gratuity)

Adventure Landing

Jacksonville, Florida -All active & retired Military receive a FREE Water Park Pass & all Military family members receive $5 off each Water Park Pass! Or, All active & retired Military receive a FREE 3-Attraction Quest Pass & all Military family members receive $5 off each Quest Pass! Choose from the following attractions:  Mini Golf, Go-Karts, Wacky Worm, Frog Hopper. Must show valid ID at location.  Offer for July 4th only.

Lowry Park Zoo

Tampa, Florida – Members of the  military (active-duty and retirees) and up to three direct dependents will get FREE Admission to  the Zoo for free on July 4-7.  The military member will  need to show a Department of Defense photo ID at the Zoo’s ticket counter.  Dependents may take advantage of the offer without their service member, though  an adult with a valid military I.D. must accompany minors. Not valid with any  other discounts or offers. No rain checks.

Boston Market

Print a coupon for 50% off a Family Meal purchase valid for July 4th, 2013 only! Good at all participating Boston Market restaurants. Not valid with any other specials or offers, coupons, or reduced priced meals. Present coupon when ordering.

California’s Great Adventure

Join us Independence Day Weekend, July 4 – 7, as we pay tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to active or retired United States Service men and women, including veterans, with a valid military I.D. Up to six (6) family members accompanying service personnel can get tickets for just $19.99.

Michigan Adventure

Michigan’s Adventure will be celebrating Tribute to the Armed Forces by offering military personnel of the Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserve a free admission. In addition, military personnel may purchase up to six additional tickets for family members at $21 each.

Worlds of Fun

Worlds of Fun lights up the sky with a huge fireworks show on Thursday, July 4, Friday, July 5th PLUS every Saturday in July! Fireworks begin at 10 pm. July 4th Twilight ticket: $34.99 plus tax. Please Note: On Thursday, July 4th, Worlds of Fun Avenue will be closed from 7:30 p.m. to Midnight. The pick-up and drop off area will be moved to Oceans of Fun’s parking area and will be accessible to guests of both parks.

Knott’s Berry Farm

Special Savings! Show your Military I.D. card and save on Knott’s Berry Farm Regular admission tickets! Show your ID to purchase Knott’s Berry Farm Regular admission tickets for only $35.99. (offer does not apply to Special Ticketed Events, i.e. Halloween Haunt).

Gilroy Gardens

July 4 – 7 and August 31 – September 2 • Join us in saluting our heroes! Active Duty Military personnel get FREE ADMISSION to the park, on the dates listed above, when presenting an Active Duty Military ID—one complimentary admission per ID.

Dorney Park

Dorney Park prides itself on providing world-class thrills, fun and family entertainment for guests of all ages. Dorney Park is also proud of the brave men and women who serve in the U.S. military and will offer free admission to any active or retired military personnel Memorial Day weekend (May 25-27) and Fourth of July (July 3-5) as part of the park’s Tribute to the Armed Forces program.

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