Memorial Day Freebies


Here is a list of freebies available on Memorial Day/weekend. Some are available to anyone, some are only for military. If you know of a deal not on the list, please leave a comment.

24 Hour Fitness – Free club access for you and a friend May 22-25. Restrictions apply. See local club for details. – Free access to over 200 million military records through 5/25/15.

Cedar Fair Amusement Parks – Free admission for military at Cedar Point, California’s Great America, King’s Dominion, King’s Island, Knott’s Berry Farm, Carowinds, Dorney Park, Valleyfair, World’s of Fun, and Michigan’s Adventure.

Colonial Williamsburg – Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their dependents receive free Colonial Williamsburg admission tickets during Memorial Day weekend, May 22-25.

Marie Callender’s – Free Magnificent Six breakfast on 5/25 to those who present a valid military ID or proof of service.

McCormick & Schmick’s – Free lunch or dinner entrée to active duty military, national guard, and veterans on 5/25/15.

Shoney’s – Free All American Burger to all active duty military and veterans on 5/25/15.

Target Portrait Studio – Free 8×10 with no sitting fee through 5/31/15 for military. Must present this coupon along with your military ID.

Texas de Brazil – Print a coupon for a free dessert with purchase of a regular lunch or dinner on 5/25/15.

Free Motorcycle Riding Lessons for Military/Veterans

Harley-Davidson announced that it is offering all current and former U.S. military FREE Riding Academy motorcycle training. The new “Learn to Ride” program, open to active-duty, retired, reservists and veterans, begins on Armed Forces Day, May 16, and runs through Sept. 13, 2015.

All stateside military can take advantage of this offer by visiting a Harley-Davidson dealer or going to If Riding Academy is not available in a particular area, Harley-Davidson will issue a Harley-Davidson gift card totaling the cost of the certified motorcycle safety program.

Those currently deployed outside the U.S. can also submit the “Learn to Ride” form by Sept. 13 and will receive a voucher for free motorcycle safety training that is good through 2016.

Free Admission to Blue Star Museums – Military

Beginning May 25th, more than 2,000 museums across America will be offering up FREE admission to all nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families (up to 5 members) as part of the Blue Star Museum Program. These include children’s museums, fine art museums, history and science museums, and nature centers. Ends 9/7/15. Click here for more information.

Free Theme Park Admission – Military

Waves of Honor program offers any U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman to one complimentary admission per year to either SeaWorld (Orlando, San Antonio, San Diego), Busch Gardens (Tampa, Williamsburg), Sesame Place (Langhorne) or Aquatica (San Diego), or Adventure Island (Tampa). Admission is also FREE for up to 3 direct dependents. Click here for more information and to register.

Free National Parks Annual Pass – Military

Active military members and their dependents can get an Annual Pass to National Parks for FREE (an $80 value).

  • Available to US military members and their dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, as well as most members of the US Reserves and National Guard. Proper military ID is required (CAC Card or DoD Form 1173).
  • Obtained in person at Federal recreation sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees.
  • Covers entrance to Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service sites that charge Entrance Fees, and Standard Amenity Fees at Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation sites.
  • Admits the pass owners and any accompanying passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas, or the pass owner and up to additional 3 adults at sites that charge per person.
  • Non-transferable


Veterans: Earn Gift Cards with Vets Prevail

Vets Prevail is an innovative new online mental health tool that is tailored specifically to today’s Veterans, helping ease transition to life after military service and tackle post deployment re-adjustment challenges.

The Vets Prevail program is easy to follow. They lay out a number of Levels for you, and each Level will have several To Do’s that you will need to complete to finish the Level. You will be guided along the way by your own virtual assistant, who will ask you questions, give you information and keep you on track. All the while, you will earn Points as you complete more and more of the Program. Once you get enough, the Points can be redeemed for Rewards like gift cards to some of your favorite restaurants and stores.

Free Vacations for Select Purple Heart Recipients

The mission of Vacations For Veterans is to provide a ‘free’ week of vacation lodgings to veterans of the United States Armed Forces who recently have been wounded in action. They are able to do this only through the generous donations of weeks from vacation homeowners, and through the generous donations of funds by others.  Click here to fill out an application. Due to the small size of this organization, Vacations For Veterans has a very limited mission to help only Purple Heart Medal recipients from the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns.

Would you like to help out with this program? Click the following links for information on donating your vacation rental  or timeshare for a week.