2012 Discounts, Deals, Specials and Freebies for Active Duty Military, Veterans, Military Spouses and Military Families

Attention Veteran Owned Business Members and Visitors:

Click here to view the 2013 Memorial Day Military and Veteran Freebies, Discounts and Coupons list.

Many wonderful organizations have put together special Memorial Day 2012 “thank you” discounts, freebies, coupons, deals and special saving offers for veterans and active duty military members (in some cases military spouses and military families as well). Do you know of a special offer we are missing?  Email us details and we will be sure to add it or call us toll free at: (877) 862-5478 (extension #1).

Here is a growing list of what some of these companies are offering for Memorial Day 2012 (and beyond):


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

2012 Nationwide Memorial Day Discounts, Deals, Specials and Freebies

Chevys Fresh Mex
Any police, fire personnel, or military in uniform (or with military ID) will be provided a 20% discount at any company-owned Chevys.

Johnny Rockets
Save 50 percent when you wear your uniform.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Carrabba’s Italian Grill has an online coupon for $5 off one entree or $10 off two, good until June 14, 2012.

2012 Nationwide Memorial Day Discounts, Deals, Specials and Freebies

Atlanta Braves
Atlanta, Georgia
Free tickets to all active duty service members on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  Must show military ID at the Turner Field Ticket Window to receive free Upper Box Ticket.   Family members can buy additional tickets for half price.

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Theodore, Alabama
Memorial Day admissions discount for members of the military.

Big Cat Habitat
Sarasota, Florida
Active military and their immediate families can come to see the animals and our special show for free Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 26-28th.

Blue Star Museums Military Free Entrance Program
Museums Nationwide (click to view list of participating art museums, science centers, history museums, nature centers and children’s museums)
1,600 museums offer military families free tickets. Runs from Memorial Day 2012 (May 28th) through Labor Day 2012 (September 3rd).

Busch Gardens, Sea World, Sesame Place
Year Round the Here’s to the Heroes Program gives free admission to their parks around the country year round to any active duty, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman is entitled to free admission under the Here’s to the Heroes program. He or she need only register, either by registering online or submitting his or her information or in the entrance plaza of participating parks, and show a Department of Defense photo ID. As many as three direct dependents of military personnel also are entitled to free admission

Charlotte, North Carolina
May 29-30, free admission for active duty & retired military; you can also purchase discounted tickets for your family & friends.

Cedar Point Park
Sandusky, Ohio
May 26th-May 28th: Service members receive free admission to the park and can purchase discounted tickets for family members. Must show Military ID at the Gate. Accepted IDs include: Active Duty ID, Retired Personnel ID, VA Medical System Picture ID, Copy of DD-214 discharge papers.

Colonial Williamsburg Military Discount
Williamsburg, Virginia
10% off for military members.

Disneyland Military Discount Program
Anaheim, California
All Active & Retired U.S. Military Personnel (includes Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses can purchase discounted Disneyland Military tickets! Good through September 30th, 2012.

Disney World Military Discount Program
Orlando, Florida
All Active & Retired U.S. Military Personnel (includes Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses can purchase discounted Disney World Military tickets! Good through September 30th, 2012.

Hawaiian Falls Waterpark
Five locations throughout Texas: Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke, and Waco
Active duty military admitted FREE on Memorial Day at all five Hawaiian Falls waterparks. Family members pay only $19.99 (plus tax) each.

Houston Zoo Free Military Entrance
Houston, Texas
Admission to the Houston Zoo is free for active duty military personnel and their families (limit 5 persons – 2 adults/3 children per military family per day).  A valid Military ID must be shown.  Offer not valid for ticketed special events. Present your Active Military ID and receive 10 % off any Houston Zoo Membership.

Kennedy Space Center Military Discount Tickets
Cape Canaveral, Florida
Explore the park for less. Kennedy Space Center admission special offers are available for active and retired military personnel when purchasing tickets through their participating ITT/MWR office.  Active U.S. military receive $4 off regular admission when presenting a valid military photo I.D. at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Ticket Plaza. Active military also receive a 10% discount on merchandise and food when presenting their I.D. inside the Visitor Complex.

Kings Dominion
Doswell, Virginia
Join us May 26-27 and July 3-4 as we pay tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to any active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military ID.

Knott’s Berry Farm
Buena Park, California
All veterans and active duty service members will receive free admission to the park and to Knott’s Soak City for free on May 27-28.

Lowry Park Zoo
Tampa, Florida
Active duty service members and veterans receive free admission on Memorial Day (must show military ID at the ticket booth).  As many as three direct dependents of military personnel also are entitled to free admission.

New York Aquarium Military Discount Program
Brooklyn, New York
The Aquarium offers year-round discounts to any active duty or reserve members of the U.S. Military when they present a valid military ID at the admissions gate. Discount includes: FREE Total Experience Ticket or General Admission ticket and 50% off discount for up to three family members included on the same admissions transaction. Discounted tickets are available at the admissions booths only, not through our online ticket store.

National Parks Free Military Annual Pass
Nationwide (click to view list of participating national parks)
Beginning on Armed Forces Day (May 19th, 2012) active duty military members and their dependents will be able to obtain the military version of America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass free of charge. The pass will be accepted at National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Army Corps sites that charge fees.  This military annual pass will offer free entrance to all 397 national parks.

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park Military Discount Program
San Diego, California
Complimentary 1-Day Pass at the Zoo and Africa Tram Safari at Safari Park for U.S. active duty military, cadets of their respective academies, and reserves (with active orders) is offered if the individual shows valid, active military identification card at our gates. This program includes U.S. cadets that do not have “Active” on their IDs. Members of any foreign military services are excluded.

Ithaca, New York
Free admission Memorial Day Weekend to active military personnel, veterans, and their immediate families. Valid ID required for free admission.

Shenandoah Caverns
Harrisburg, Virginia
Military Service Members with Military ID, (Active or Retired) receive Free Adult Combination Admission to the Shenandoah Caverns Family of Attractions Monday, May 28th, 2012. (Regular Military discounts for the family with I.D. will apply.).

Universal Studios Hollywood Discount Program
Hollywood, California
Universal Studios Hollywood offers phenomenal discount options to all members of our Armed Forces all year long! Eligible members include retirees, DOD personnel, members of the National Guard/Reserves, dependents and all other base personnel. Tickets for these specially priced offers must be purchased in advance and can only be obtained at participating MWR/ITT offices throughout the United States. These special military rates are not available at the Universal Studios Hollywood box office. A military or U.S. Government I.D. is required for purchase.

Shakopee, Minnesota
The amusement park is offering free, regular admission to any member of the armed service, both active or veteran over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28. Along with free admission, members of the military will be able to purchase up to six discounted admission tickets for members of their immediate family for $28.50 with a valid military ID.

2012 Nationwide Memorial Day Discounts, Deals, Specials and Freebies

Receive a 20 percent discount at participating locations with a valid military ID.

Apple Computers
This offers up to 17 percent on military products with valid military ID or email address.

Save up to 20 percent on your flower purchase.

Home Depot
Participating Home Depot locations are offering a 10 percent discount for certain military personnel.  Make sure to check out the numerous Free Workshops too!

Lowe’s Military
Participating Lowe’s Home Improvement stores is offering a 10 percent discount for in-store purchases for active duty, reserve, retirees and honorary discharged veterans and their immediate family members up to 18 years old. Valid military identification is required.

Old Navy Military Mondays
Every Monday, Old Navy gives you 10% off your total purchase with valid Military ID! Just show your ID at check-out for your savings! Offer valid for all eligible active, retired and reserve US military personnel and family members who present a valid military ID. Offer valid at Old navy stores in the US only. Not valid at oldnavy.com. Discount applies to merchandise only, not value of gift cards purchased, packaging or applicable taxes. No adjustments on previous purchases. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts including Gap inc. employee discount.

Sears Portrait Studio
Save 20 percent if you show your military ID at checkout.

Timberland Outlets
Get a 20 percent discount with an active duty military ID.

Tanger Outlets Free $10 Tanger gift card for Memorial Day 2012
Through May 28, 2012, get a free $10 Tanger gift card and coupon book with valid military ID. Visit the Shopper Services office at any Tanger Outlet. Veteran and dependent IDs also qualify for this offer.

Under Armour Military Discount Program
Under Armour supports our uniformed men and women serving stateside and overseas. We offer a 10% discount for military members at our Under Armour stores with the presentation of a valid Military Identification Card. Unfortunately we unable to extend that discount to orders placed on UnderArmour.com.

2012 Nationwide Memorial Day Discounts, Deals, Specials and Freebies
Accommodations and Traveling

Carnival Cruise Lines 
Through May, active and former military personnel to book up to three “Fun Ship” staterooms at discounted rates for themselves and their friends and family members (you must book before May 31st).  Reservations must be made between May 1-31, 2012, to qualify for this special offer, which is available in conjunction with a variety of three- to eight-day “Fun Ship” departures through April 30, 2014, including voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico and Europe.

Clarion Hotel Universal
Orlando, Florida
Military discounts are available for $59 or $69 per night with a free breakfast buffet. This offer is subject to availability.

The Mast Farm Inn
Valle Crucis, North Carolina
If you are a veteran and have a veteran ID Card or DD214, reserve any available room, cottage or cabin for a stay anytime between May 23rd and May 30th, and receive 1/3 off your lodging bill.

Hawk’s Cay Exclusive Rates for Military Personnel
Duck Key, Florida (Florida Keys)
Our way of saying “thank you for your service and sacrifice” to all the men and women (both past and present) of the military. Must show valid military ID upon check-in.

Nickelodeon Suites Resort Military Discount Program
Orlando, Florida
2012 Military Discount Hotel Package includes: 20% off suite now through December 31, 2012 | 10% off the Ultimate Sliming Experience | 10% off food and beverages, 4-D Experience films and cabana rentals

Norwegian Cruise Lines
All active, retired, or honorably discharged military personnel receive a 5-15 percent discount.

Southwest Airlines
Receive one-way tickets as low as $51 for military personnel and their family members. You must call Southwest Airlines’ customer service hotline to receive the discount.

ACE Rent A Car Military Discount Program
Texas, Indiana and Illinois
Offering a 15% discount for the men and women in our armed forces and their families (check for locations). Bring in your military ID to receive this discount on your next rental.

Best Western Military Discount Program
Special rates for active duty military personnel.

2012 Nationwide Memorial Day Discounts, Deals, Specials and Freebies

Scion Military Care Package
Scion appreciates your service and dedication to defending our country.  We’ve put a box of Scion gear together with you in mind. We realize it isn’t much compared to what you’ve given but we want to thank you for your support as you serve our country. Scion Care Packages include some choice Scion swag like beanies, a deck of cards and a complimentary hour of internet access – exclusively for U.S. Military personnel only. Just fill out the request form below and we’ll send one your way. One care package per person every 12 months, please. Availability is limited – so step to it!

2012 Nationwide Memorial Day Discounts, Deals, Specials and Freebies
For All Americans

Amazon: Save up to 75% off Memorial Day savings on clothing and accessories

Home Depot: Memorial Day Savings (Extra Day of DOING!) + $20 off $299+ w/code “THDMAY20

Macys: Memorial Day Sale: Save 15% off site-wide w/code “MEMDAY” (Exclusions Apply)

Quiznos: Small Sub, chips, and a regular fountain drink for $2.99 (Medium sub – $4.49 | Large Sub – $5.99)

Gap: 20% off your entire purchase w/code “GAPLOVE

Sears: Memorial Day Sale & Values (Shop over 300 deals)

JCPenney: Everyday Memorial prices + free shipping to store w/code “JCPSHIP

Puma: Save 30% off site-wide w/code “PUMASAVE30” (Stacks with sale item)

Best Buy: Save 10-25% off on major appliances!

Kohls: Save up to 75% off select Home items + 20% off w/code “SUMMER20

Banana Republic: 30% off site-wide w/code “BRSTART

The Children’s Place: Your Choice $5 Sale (Tees, Polos, Matchables)

Ralph Lauren: 25% off select Sale Items + Free Shipping w/code “MAYFS12

Perry Ellis: 40% off site wide w/code “PEMEMORIAL40

Souper Salad: For Memorial Day weekend, Souper Salad has an “unlimited use card” that gives you and everyone in your party a buffet for just $5.25 each.

Caribou Coffee: Caribou Coffee has a Buy One drink, Get One free coupon for drinks on Memorial Day weekend, plus half price on drinks with a drinkware purchase.

Carrabba’s: Carrabba’s Italian Grill has an online coupon for $5 off one entree or $10 off two, good until June 14, 2012.

Bose: Thursday, May 24 – Monday, May 28, 2012. Enjoy Bose performance at exceptional value with our Factory Renewed products. Limited-time savings. Special financing available. See store for details.
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