List of the 2021 National Military Appreciation Month discounts that many businesses are providing from Memorial Day only to all month. The month of May is National Military Appreciation Month, in which we honor past and present members of the Military and their families for all their many sacrifices for the sake of our safety and freedom. To say thank you, many businesses and organizations offer discounts and complimentary services or admission.
2021 Military Appreciation Month Discounts
More will be added as businesses announce!
Retail & Online Discounts
Past Military Appreciation Month Discounts; many return each year.
Academy Sports + Outdoor: 10% off in-store and online for veterans from 5/2/21 to 7/5/21.
Armitron: A 10% discount is extended to Active Duty Military, Veterans, and dependents on all online watch purchases. Must verify military service through the ID Discount program via the Armitron website. Once verified, a single-use code will be sent via email that can be applied at the time of checkout. Shoppers can resubmit verification to receive additional codes on future purchases (1 code per day).
Dell: Military members can claim a coupon for an additional 10% off select Dell and Alienware electronics and PCs.
Eyemart Express: Bring in your retired, active- or non-active, veteran, or dependent military ID to receive 20% off through May 31st in honor of Military Appreciation Month.
Home Depot: 10% Discount to military members with ID card. Some restrictions apply, and participation may vary by location.
HYLETE Athletic Performance Apparel 30% off during the month of May for military, veterans, and first responders.
Jiffy Lube: Active duty and former military members are eligible for a 15% discount off all services at Jiffy Lube. This discount is available year-round.
Leslie’s Pool Supplies: Military members and veterans during Memorial Day weekend get double the normal discount. Offer valid in-store and online.
Lowe’s: 10% Discount for veterans and military personnel. Lowe’s also offers a year-round military discount.
Rack Room Shoes: On Memorial Day, military members and dependents with a valid ID will receive 20% off all in-store purchases.
Rosetta Stone: Learn a new language at a discounted price! Rosetta Stone is offering a discount on subscription services and downloadable audio sessions to active duty, veterans and U.S. military members.
Sherwin-Williams: Additional 15% discount for all military members and spouses, including the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard, the National Guard, ROTC, Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army or Royal Canadian Air Force. Must show a valid ID.
T-Mobile: Discounted plans for military members and their families includes discounted rate for first line and half-off additional phone lines, up to six lines total.
The Fresh Market TBA.
Unique Vintage– 10% off retro wear for servicemembers.
Vineyard Vines: Vineyard Vines wants to say thank you to those who have served by offering a 15% discount to our servicemembers.
Zappo’s: Zappo’s offers a 10% discount off online purchases for active duty military, veterans, and retired members (including US Armed Forces, Reservists, and National Guard) and registered dependents.
Chuck E. Cheese offers a military discount when you order delivery and show your Common Access Card, Uniformed Services ID Card, or Dependent ID Card.
Mission BBQ: Military Members will receive free sandwiches during Armed Forces Week. All active duty military and veterans.
Quiznos Sub TBA.
Theaters and Entertainment Discounts
Blue Star Theaters: Complimentary or discounted admission to over 136 theaters nationwide. New theaters added regularly.
Pandora: Pandora is currently offering 20% off premium subscriptions for active duty, veterans, and military families.
SHOWTIME– Watch prime TV and save up to 50% for the first 3 months after a FREE trial. Eligible for all active-duty members, veterans, Guard, reservists, military spouses and dependents.
Vet Tix: Military families are eligible to receive free tickets to concerts, family programs, sporting events, performing arts programs and more. Tickets are free with the exception of the handling fee, generally less than $20. Active duty military and veterans are eligible for the Vet Tix program.
Limited Time Military, First Responder & Medical Professional Discounts
Adidas: Provides an exclusive online discount of 30% off to military members (20% off at factory stores). Adidas is a globally recognized sportswear clothing and apparel line. The discount is available year-round and uses ID.me to verify military status.
Asics: Military, first responders and medical professionals receive 40% off online.
Blanquil: 40% off for Military Service Members, Healthcare Workers, and First Responders.
Clarks Shoes: Discounts off purchases for Active Duty, Retirees, Veterans, Military Spouses, Military Family Members plus a First Responder discount for active Police, Fire, and EMT customers and Teachers.
Commissaries: Through May 31 commissary sidewalk sales will occur worldwide and even some exchanges will hold sales in conjunction. Every commissary worldwide will have a weekend two- or three-day outdoor (weather permitting) sidewalk sale, offering extra savings including special deals on some case and club pack items. Check here for your local commissary’s sidewalk sales.
Costco: Veterans and military personnel who sign up with Costco as brand new members will receive coupons and other great deals/savings. See their website for more details.
Home Chef: 50% off for medical personnel, first responders, military and teachers. Home Chef provides fresh ingredients to your doorstep that are pre-selected and rationed for your convenience.
Hooters: 20% off all food takeout orders to all military personnel, local healthcare workers and first responders.
Nike: Active, veteran, retired, and reservist US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Space Force and Coast Guard personnel are eligible to receive a 10% Nike military discount on Nike.com and at Nike, Converse (15%), and Hurley stores.
Outback Steakhouse: 10% off for military personnel and their immediate family members plus nurses, doctors, medical staff, servicemen and women, police officers and firefighters, with corresponding medical, state or federal service ID.
Reebok: 30% discount for military personnel, teachers, nurses, first responders, and government employees.
Tuft & Needle: 15 percent discount for active military, veterans, first responders and healthcare professionals.
Udemy Online Courses– Udemy is a platform offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Military members can receive 30% off online learning classes. Course subjects include business, academics, arts, health and fitness, language, music and technology.
Under Armour: Veterans and active duty service members receive 20% off.
Amusement Park, Museum, and Zoo Discounts
Big Surf Waterpark: Free, unlimited admission all season long for active duty military with a current ID, plus a 20% discount for immediate family members with dependent IDs.
Blue Star Museums: Free admission to military members and their families from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day to over 2,000 locations nationwide.
California’s Great America: Free admission is offered for active/retired personnel over Memorial Day Weekend. Discounted rates for family members are available. Must show ID at ticket booth.
Carowinds Amusement Park: This park offers free admission for military personnel a discounted price of $39.99 per person for up to six immediate family members.
Cincinnati Zoo: Military receives free admission on Memorial Day and half price admission for up to six family members. They also offer a year round discount of $3 off for adults and $2 off children for admission.
Coffee Creek Ranch: Active duty members will get a year-round 25% discount on posted rates. This special deal can also be claimed by spouses and children.
Colonial Williamsburg: Free admission to all active duty and retired military including reservists, national guardsmen, and their immediate dependents over Memorial Day Weekend.
Crayola Experience: The Easton, PA based Crayola-themed children’s museum is offering free admission to all active duty veterans and retired military members and their families on Memorial Day.
Great Wolf Lodge: 30% discount to all military and first responders with valid ID will receive this offer.
Idlewild and SoakZone: Active duty, retired and military veterans get free admission on May 29, 30, 31, 2021.
Indianapolis Zoo: Veterans and current military members are receiving free admission on Memorial Day. Non-military family members receive a $2 discount on day-of, on-site ticket purchases.
King’s Dominion: All active duty and retired military members will receive free admission from May 29-May 31, plus family members are eligible to purchase online tickets for $29.99 per person. A valid ID is required.
Magic Springs Theme & Water Park: Active duty military and veterans will receive free admission from May 29 through June 13 plus a discounted rate of $10 off per person for family members.
Michigan’s Adventure: Free admission for active and retired members of the military, including National Guard and Reserves May 29-31. Discounted tickets for family members are available.
Miller Ferry: Active U.S. Military Personnel and veterans receive free passenger fare to Put-in-Bay or Middle Bass Island on May 29 thru May 31 with military ID.
Museum of Modern Art: One free admission to active duty military and family members with dependent IDs.
National Park Service: A free military annual pass is available to active duty military members and their families.
National Veterans Memorial and Museum: The National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio offers free admission and free parking to veterans, active duty and retired military, and Gold Star Families. Proof of service is required to receive free parking and admission.
Sea World San Diego, Sea World Orlando, and Busch Gardens: Free admission for military personnel and their families through December 31, 2021. Participation by parks may apply. Discount may also apply at Sesame Place.
Silverwood Theme Park: May 29-31 is American Heroes Weekend at Silverwood. Free admission is offered to all military members, veterans, police, and fire fighters. A valid ID is required to receive free admission. Immediate family members will also receive a discounted rate.
Splashway Waterpark & Campground: Active military, veterans, and hometown heroes (EMT, Fire, and Police), and their immediate family will receive 50% off tickets all Memorial Day weekend.
Sun Splash Family Waterpark: On Monday May 31, active duty/retired military, disabled veterans, and military reservists will receive a free one-day admission. They will also be able to purchase up to 4 tickets for family members accompanying them, and will receive a $3 discount off general admission.
Worlds Of Fun: All members of the military are eligible for free admission to Worlds Of Fun on Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day. Additional tickets are available for family members at a discounted rate.
Past Military Appreciation Month Discounts
Many of these will return.
Alpha Industries: Throughout the month of May, active duty, reservists, and retired members of the Armed forces are eligible for a double discount in honor of Military Appreciation Month. Save 30% plus get free shipping. Verification through SheerID is required to receive the discount.
Army & Air Force Exchange Service: From May 16 through May 30, shoppers who open a new Military Star Account will save 15% on all purchases that day. Shoppers will receive their savings in the form of a credit on the first monthly billing statement.
Good Year Auto Service: Active duty personnel and veterans who schedule an appointment from May 23 to May 27 for service before June 13 will receive a a complimentary (free) car care check. This deal includes checks on tires, brakes, alignment and brake/power-steering fluid, as well as 10% off of Goodyear tires.
Healthsource Chiropractic: This practice is giving active members and veterans free exams and x-rays throughout May. There are approximately 250 clinics nationwide.
Hyundai: From May 17 – June 3, Hyundai will double their Military Discount, offering $1000 in savings. The special incentive is open to active duty and retired military, first responders, and their spouses.
Morris 4×4 Center: Exclusive deals for Military Members plus free shipping on orders over $75.
Silver Sands Premium Outlets: The Florida shopping center is offering special discounts and giveaways for military members during the month of May in honor of Military Appreciation Month. Special events will be held from 12pm-6pm on May 4, 11, & 18 in the courtyard by Saks Off 5th.
Sleep Number: Though June 2 Sleep Number is offering exclusive discounts to members of the military plus an additional $100 off any sale price.
VICIS: In honor of military appreciation month, military personnel and veterans will receive discounts on apparel, tech and gear through their Protector Program. Visit VICIS page to learn more.
99 Restaurants: On Memorial Day, Veterans and active duty military will receive a free entree from the 9 Real Size Entrees Menu with the purchase of any meal.
Applebee’s: In honor of Military Appreciation Month, all members of the military past and present, receive 15% off meals during the month of May. Diners who come in on Armed Forces Day, will receive a $5 bonus card to use on another visit. A valid military ID or proof of military service is required to be eligible for these deals.
Cabo Wabo Cantina: Veterans and active duty military receive 20% discount on all purchases with a valid military ID card. Veterans may need to contact restaurant first to identify documents required to show proof of service.
Logan’s Roadhouse: This restaurant will offer a free meal from their American Roadhouse Meals menu to active military personnel and veterans.
McCormick & Schmick’s: This seafood restaurant is offering a complimentary entrée on May 27 to Gold Star families (parents and spouse), veterans and active members of the military and National Guard.
Texas de Brazil: The popular steakhouse is offering a 20% discount off the regular or salad only dinner/lunch price. Offer not valid on holidays or any other offer.
Theaters and Entertainment Discounts
AMC Theaters: Participating AMC theaters are offering a free large popcorn to veterans, active duty military, and dependents with a valid ID. Show your valid military ID at the box office to save at least 10% on evening ticket prices.
DISH: Veterans and Active Duty military members can now get the Stars and Stripes Pack, one free On-Demand movie every month, and TV anywhere you go with a DVR upgrade to a compatible Hopper family set-top box. Total package savings total over $500.
Amusement Park, Museum, and Zoo Discounts
Birmingham Zoo: A $3.00 discount off the regular admission will be given to Active/Retired/Veteran/Reserve Military, including spouses and dependents. Must show military ID to receive discount.
Carnival Cruise Line: For a military promotion, Carnival Cruise Line is offering special discounts and savings for the armed forces. Some of the savings include $50 onboard credit per stateroom, a complimentary two-category upgrade, and reduced deposits from $49 per person, can be combined with Carnival’s Early Saver rates. The promotion can be claimed and booked from May 22 to 31, 2019. See Carnival Cruise Line’s website for more details.
Dorney Park: Free admission from May 25-27 for all active duty and retired military members, National Guard, Reserves, and veterans. Up to six family members will receive a discounted rate of $29.99.
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World: Visiting Sea World Orlando? DoubleTree is offering the Military Family Rate during the month of May for active duty and retired military members. Rates start at $99 and a valid military ID is required at check in to confirm your discounted rate.
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park: Veterans and Active Duty will receive free admission for themselves, and also have the option of purchasing 6 additional tickets to the park for $30 each, between May 25 through 27.
King’s Island: From May 24-May 27, military personnel will receive free admission for themselves, and discounted admission for up to six family members to enjoy the 364-acre amusement and water park.
Legoland Discovery Center: The Legoland Discovery centers in Boston, Philadelphia, and Westchester are offering free admission to military members during the month of May plus a 50% discount for friends and family.
Mystic Aquarium: All active duty military members and veterans will receive free admission May 25-27 with a valid military ID, plus $10 off admission for dependents.
NY Waterway Ferries: During Fleet Week (Wednesday, May 22 – Tuesday, May 28), all uniformed military personnel and veterans (with a valid retiree military ID) will ride free.
Oregon Zoo: On May 27, veterans, active duty members (along with their families), will receive free admission to the Oregon Zoo. The zoo store and all zoo restaurants will also be offering a 10% discount on purchases and meals.
Rosen Hotels & Resorts: Save 50% at these Orlando area hotels and resorts during the month of May. The discount is extended to active duty, retired military, Guard and Reserves.
Schlitterbahn Waterparks: Americas Heroes Week at Schlitterbahn is May 27 – June 2, and all military members get free admission to the parks. Spouses and children receive 40% off the regular admission price.
Valley Fair: May 24-27 all active and retired military, National Guard, Reserves, and Veterans will receive free admission. Discounted tickets for up to six family members are available for $37 per person.
Virginia Aquarium: During the month of May, active and retired military members and their immediate family members will receive half-off admission on Sundays and Mondays with a valid ID.