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. 

Veterans Day Freebies 2014

Here is a list of FREE stuff available on or around Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11th. Click links for complete details. Not all locations may be participating. I will update this list as more freebies become available.

7-Eleven: Free car wash on 11/11 for veterans/military. 24 Hour Fitness: Free access to military, November 8-11. 54th Street Grill: Military/Veterans eat for free up to $12 on 11/11. All City Barbeque: Free sandwich platter on 11/11 for military/veterans. America’s Service Station: Free oil change on 11/11 for veterans, active duty and spouses of deployed service members. Applebee’s: Free entrée on 11/11 for veterans and active duty. Arooga’s: Free entrée & drink (from special menu) for military/veterans on 11/11. Bar Louie: Free app or entrée for veterans/military on 11/10 and 11/11. Bed & Breakfasts: Free hotel stay on 11/10 & 11/11 for veterans and active duty. Birmingham Zoo: Free admission for military/veterans and their dependents on 11/10 and 11/11. Bob Evans: Free all you can eat hotcakes on 11/11 for military/veterans. Buehler’s: Free breakfast and coffee for veterans on 11/11. California Pizza Kitchen: Free entrée for military/veterans on 11/11. Car Washes: Free car wash at locations across the country for veterans & service personnel. Cheeseburger in Paradise: Free burger and fries for military/veterans on 11/11. Chop House: Free craft beer on 11/11 for military/veterans. Chuck E. Cheese: 20 free tokens for military families through 11/15. Claim Jumper: Free entrée from a special menu for veterans on 11/10. Colonial Williamsburg: Free admission for active duty, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their direct dependents November 7–11. Delta Sonic: Free super kiss car wash to military/veterans on 11/11. Denny’s: Free build your own Grandslam from 5AM-Noon on 11/11 for military/veterans. DirecTV: Free HBO on 11/11 for everyone. Explorers Club – Free membership for active duty and those wounded in service. Fifth Third Bank: Free job search training for US military and veterans through 12/31/14. F.L. Roberts: Free oil change and car for for military/veterans on 11/11 and 11/12. Friendly’s: Free Big-To-Do for breakfast or All American burger, fries and drink on 11/11 for military/veterans. Golden Corral: Free dinner on 11/17 for retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard or Reserves. Gordon Biersch: Free craft beer on 11/11 for military/veterans. Great Clips: Free hair cut for active, inactive, and retired military members. Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream: Free single cone for military/veterans on 11/11. Hy-Vee: Free breakfast for military/veterans on 11/11. Kmart: Free 6 month Shop Your Way Max trial for military/veterans (ongoing). Knott’s Berry Farm: Free admission through 1/4/15 for veterans/military personnel and a guest. Krystal: Free sausage biscuit on 11/11 for veterans/military. IHOP: Free Red, White & Blue pancakes for military/veterans on 11/11. iPic Theaters: Free ticket for military/veterans on 11/11. Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut and coffee for veterans on 11/11. Land’s End:  Free 6 month Shop Your Way Max trial for military/veterans (ongoing). LEGOLAND Florida: Free admission for veterans during the month of November. LinkedIn: Free 1-year Job Seeker Subscription for military/veterans. Lonestar: Free select appetizer on 11/11 for active-duty, reserve and retired. Max & Erma’s: Free 3-course combo for veterans on 11/11. McCormick & Schmicks: Free entrée on 11/9 for veterans. MOD Pizza: Free individual pizza or salad on 11/11 for military/veterans. Mount Vernon: Free admission for military/veterans on 11/11. National Parks: Free admission for everyone on 11/11. Old Chicago Pizza: Free craft beer on 11/11 for military/veterans. On the Border: Free combo meal for veterans on 11/11. Orange Leaf: Free cup of froyo for active duty/veterans on 11/11. Oregon Zoo: Free admission for veterans and families of active military on 11/11. Osage Casino: Free meal for veterans and spouse on 11/11 at Bartlesville, Sand Springs, Skiatook and Hominy locations. Outback: Free Bloomin Onion and drink on 11/11 for military/veterans. Pie Five Pizza Co: Free pizza on 11/11 for active duty, reserve and retired service members. Pizza Factory: Free lunch for veterans on 11/11. Red Lobster: Free appetizer for veterans/military, November 10-13. Red Robin: Free burger and fries for military/veterans on 11/11. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Free admission on 11/11 for veterans. Rock Bottom: Free craft beer on 11/11 for military/veterans. Ruby Tuesday: Free appetizer for active duty, veterans, and reserves on 11/11. Sears: Free 6 month Shop Your Way Max trial for military/veterans (ongoing). Sizzler: Free lunch and drink for veterans on 11/11. Shoney’s: Free All-American burger or veterans and active duty on 11/11. Smokey Bones: Free entrée from a special menu on 11/11 for veterans/military. Starbucks: Free tall coffee for military, veterans, spouses on 11/11. Stickers: Free ‘I Served’ sticker for veterans. Texas Land & Cattle: Free select appetizers on 11/11 for active-duty, reserve and retired military. Texas Roadhouse: Free entrée from a special menu for military/veterans on 11/11. Tim Hortons: Free donut on 11/11 for military/veterans. Travel Centers of America: Free meal on 11/11 for veterans with a CDL. Tubby’s: Free 6″ Grilled Steak ‘n Cheese or Tubby’s Famous Sub on 11/11 for military/veterans. Wedding Gowns: Free wedding gown for military brides and events across the US in November.

Free Appetizer at Red Lobster for Military/Veterans

Red Lobster is thanking veterans, active duty and active serving military, and reservists for their service with a no purchase necessary FREE appetizer offer valid from Monday, November 10 through Thursday, November 13. The free appetizer can be chosen from a select list and redeemed by showing a valid military ID or proof of service. Click here to find a location near you.

Free Red, White & Blue Pancakes at IHOP for Military/Veterans

On Veteran’s Day, November 11, participating IHOP Restaurants around the nation will be honoring the brave men and women who have served, or are serving, in the United States Military by offering them a FREE short stack of Red, White and Blue pancakes (buttermilk pancakes with blueberry and strawberry toppings and whipped cream) from 7 a.m. to 7PM. Must show proof of service. This includes wearing uniform, U.S. Uniform Services ID Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID Card, Current Leave and Earning Statement, Veteran’s Organization Card, Photograph in Uniform, Citation or Commendation, or Military Dog Tags. Click here to find a location near you.