Memorial Day is a special day for many Americans. The federal government recognizes this as a day to honor American military members who died during active duty. The day includes picnics, parades, and various celebrations. You’ll also find that there are a lot of deals and freebies on Memorial Day 2021, especially for members of the military.
Who Are Memorial Day Deals and Freebies For?
Many of the deals and freebies on Memorial Day 2021 are specifically for military members, whether active duty, reserves, or veterans. Quite a few of those deals are also available to the family members of military members.
This year, a lot of businesses have also expanded who their deals are for to include first responders, teachers, nurses, and others who have really stepped up during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a few instances, restaurants and stores also extend special deals to everyone, regardless of whether they’re military, first responders, etc.
Restaurant Deals and Freebies on Memorial Day 2021
Parade shared a list of great Memorial Day 2021 restaurant deals and freebies. Note that some of these deals are actually available to veterans all year long whereas others are specific to Memorial Day.
Year-Round Restaurant Discounts for Military Members
- 99 Restaurants offers 10% off all meals to military members / veterans with military ID.
- Boston Market has a Veterans Advantage Program. Use that to get 20% off of your Memorial Day 2021 meal.
- Bubba Gump Shrimp gives 10% off to military members / veterans every day. Therefore, it’s a good Memorial Day choice.
- Buffalo Wild Wings gives 10% off to military members / veterans.
- Burger King offers 10% discounts to military members / veterans. However, only some locations honor this. Therefore, check with your local store.
- Cafe Rio also offers regular military discounts. Most locations don’t offer Monday discounts but some do.
- Like Burger King, some Chick-Fil-A stores offer 10% off if you’re a member of the military.
- Chuck E. Cheese offers daily discounts.
- Cici’s Pizza has discounts for military members / veterans. However, only some locations honor this. Moreover, the specific discount percentage varies.
- Cracker Barrel has varying discounts at different locations, usually 20-30% off for military members.
- Similar to many other franchises, some Dairy Queen locations offer military discounts.
- Get 10 – 15% off at some Fuddrucker’s locations when you show your military ID.
- Get 10% off at some Golden Corral locations. Again, you should show your military ID. In fact, generally speaking you should plan to show ID for any military discounts on Memorial Day.
- Similarly, get 15% off at Hard Rock Cafe with military ID. However, alcoholic beverages aren’t discounted.
- Johnny Rockets gives 50% off to anyone who arrives in their military uniform.
- Logan’s Roadhouse offers 10% off to all military every day including Memorial Day 2021.
- Get 10% off any online order at Omaha Steaks if you’re military or family.
- Outback Steakhouse offers 10% off to military members daily.
Restaurants with Military Mondays
These restaurants offer Military Mondays discounts year-round. Since Memorial Day is on a Monday, that counts:
- As aforementioned, Cafe Rio has Monday discounts in Virginia and Maryland only.
- Hometown Buffet has Military Mondays which includes Memorial Day. Get 15% off with ID or if you’re in uniform.
- Lonestar Steakhouse offers 20% off to military members on Mondays.
- It’s Military Monday over at Melting Pot as well. Most locations give 20% off to military as well as police, firefighters, and EMTs. Each are allowed one guest.
- Military Mondays includes up to four family members over at Old Country Buffet. Get 15% off with ID or in uniform.
Restaurant Discounts on Memorial Day Only
- Bub’s at the Ballpark is another great place to get discounts on Memorial Day. Military and first responders with proof of ID get 15% off.
- Feltman’s of Coney Island offers 15% off through June 1st for all people using code Parade15.
- Hooter’s offers free limited-menu meals for veterans at some locations on Memorial Day. They also offer 20% off of takeout orders for all military.
- Buy 3, Get Three Free on Memorial Day at Kolache, whether or not you’re in the military.
- Mission BBQ provides one free sandwich to military members and veterans during Armed Forces Week.
Want to cook at home? If so, then place your first order with Home Chef and get 50% off that first delivery if you’re a member of the military.
Retail Deals and Freebies on Memorial Day 2021
Restaurants aren’t the only ones offer deals and freebies on Memorial Day. Here are some of the retail stores offering discounts.
Military Discounts: Shoes
First, let’s talk about shoe stores. After all, most shoe stores seem to offer military discounts.
These stores offer deals year-round:
- Converse offers 15% off to military members and their families.
- Get 10% off at Nike if you’re a member of the military.
- Reebox offers 30% off all year-long with the Heroes Discount. Therefore, you can get this discount if you’re a member of the military, government, medical field or are a teacher.
And here are some Memorial Day / Weekend shoe sales:
- Adidas offers a Memorial Dale sale to military members and veterans, teachers, medical professionals, and first responders. They get 30% off in store and online 0r 20% off at the Adidas factory outlet.
- Asics has extended their Memorial Day discount to include military members as well as first responders, medical professionals, teachers, and even students. Get 40% off all online full-price purchases for Memorial Day 2021.
- If you need shoes, then consider Payless. They’re offering 40% off all orders on Memorial Day. Plus they’re offering 30% off all shoes, with free shipping, on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday preceding Memorial Day. This applies to everyone, not just members of the military.
- Get 20% off at Rack Room Shoes on Memorial Day if you’re a military member or dependent. Obviously, military members get good shoe sales at a lot of different places!
Other Year-Round Military Discounts
- Clarks is a clothing store that offers discounts to military members and their spouses as well as to first responders and to teachers.
- Cooling Cuff offers 25% off of their Amazon prices. Note that this is a veteran-owned business, which is always nice to support on Memorial Day.
- Dell is giving 10% discounts to military members.
- Hylete has clothing and more on sale at 30% for military members as well as first responders and staff of hospitals.
- You can get 15% off at Jiffy Lube on Memorial Day and every other day if you’re a military member or veteran.
- Lowe’s offers 10% off to members of the military on Memorial Day and every day.
- Get 20% off at Pretty Hunter if you’re military or a first responder. Therefore, take advantage of that opportunity.
- Military members get discounts on Rosetta Stone. Therefore, if you want to learn a language, here’s your chance.
- Get 25% off of the unique sockets sold by Secret Sockets if you’re an active member of the military.
- All military members and their spouses get 15% off at Sherwin-Williams on Memorial Day and every day. Therefore, you need to paint, go here.
Memorial Weekend / Day Sales
- Academy Sports + Outdoors has an extended sale for military members and veterans. They’ve also included first responders in this sale this year. The deal is 10% off all purchases from now through July 5, 2021.
- Alpha Industries celebrates military members including reserves and veterans all month long with 30% off plus free shipping throughout the month of May.
- Armitron has a 10% off Memorial Day discount. This goes to military members and veterans as well as their depends. Military ID required.
- Bandalettes has a sale now through Memorial Day 2021 for everyone. Get 15% off using code MEMORIAL21.
- Get discounts off of contact lenses and glasses at DiscountContactLenses.com and DiscountGlasses.com. Use the code MILITARY15 for 15% off contacts. Then use the code MILITARY25 for your glasses discount. This deal is for everyone on Memorial Day.
- Take 20% off one purchase at Each and Every if you’re a military member or veteran.
- All military members and their dependents can take advantage of 20% off at Eyemart Express from now until Memorial Day ends.
- Fotile offers up to $200 off their Amazon appliances through the end of June 1, 2021. No military affiliation required.
- Home Depot offers 10% off on Memorial Day to military members with ID.
- Life Extension supplements and beauty products are discounted now through June 3, 2021. Anyone can use the code BRAVE10 to get a $10 discount plus free shipping on purchases of $75+.
- Mabel’s Labels is a unique place to shop on Memorial Day. From May 28 through May 31, 2021, use code “MEMORIAL15” for 15% discount.
- Shark OFF sells shark repellant jewelry. Perhaps you might want that if you’re traveling to the ocean this summer. Anyone can get 20% off through Memorial Day with the code SALUTE21.
Other Deals and Freebies for Memorial Day
Remember that there are many places that offers discounts and free days for military members, veterans, and their families all throughout the year. Keep those places in mind when you go out on Memorial Day 2021. For example, movie theaters such as Blue Star Theaters offer free and discounted tickets to military families. Similarly, hotels and resorts such as Caesar’s Palace offer year round discounts to military members with extra special discounts for Memorial Day weekend.
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