NATIONAL MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH DISCOUNTS & FREEBIES FOR MAY 1-31, 2019
May 1-31st, 2019 is National Military Appreciation Month. Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to ensure the nation was given the opportunity to publicly demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members - past and present. Each year the president makes a proclamation, reminding Americans of the important role the U.S. Armed Forces have played in the history and development of our country. Within May there are several military related national observances.
Military Spouse Appreciation Day
Observed: Friday, May 10th, 2019, traditionally set for the Friday before Mother’s Day. Many United States citizens take this day to acknowledge the significant contributions, support, and sacrifices of spouses of the Armed Forces.
Armed Forces Day
Observed: Saturday, May 18th, 2019, Celebrated the third Saturday in May every year.
Armed Forces Day is a holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. This day honors everyone serving in the U.S. Military branches; Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy.
Observed: Monday, May 27th, 2019, A Federal holiday observed on the last Monday in May. Memorial Day is a day for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's Armed Forces.
Many businesses nationwide would like to express their appreciation through a military discount/offer. Below please find a list of many of the great military offers available throughout the month of May. Feel free to add any to the comments and please help Spread the Word so more military members and families can take advantage of these great deals.
**This list will be updated throughout the month as new offers/events come in. Feel free to add any in the comment section below. Also, be sure to follow us on FACEBOOK or other social media channels listed below where we will also be sharing great military appreciation offers throughout the month**
NATIONWIDE MILITARY DISCOUNTS & FREEBIES
WORX Tools: Loves to show support of the military community in offering an everyday 10% military discount program. From 5/24 to 5/27, enjoy 15% off sitewide on orders over $50 with promo code. Or, spend under $50 and Military enjoy a 10% Military Discount! Get all the tools and equipment you need this summer from WORX Tools. Learn more here.
Rosetta Stone: In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Rosetta Stone is proud to offer a 10% discount on subscription services and downloadable audio lessons to active and retired US military members. Learn a new language today. Click HERE to learn more.
Armitron Watches: Armitron is excited to kick off Military Appreciation Month with the launch of their new Military & First Responder Discount Program! Just in time for Mother's Day & Father's Day. Grab all the details here!
vineyard vines: The popular Martha's Vineyard retailer is proud to show its appreciation for this country’s brave servicemen & servicewomen, and is offering a 15% discount to all active duty and retired military personnel. Learn more here!
Aquarium of the Pacific: (California) Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Aquarium of the Pacific this summer with special savings for military families, wonderful events along with the opening of the new wing, Pacific Visions, on Memorial Day weekend.
LEGOLAND® Florida Resort: (Florida) LEGOLAND® Florida Resort has exclusive offers for military. Awesome awaits with over 50 rides and attractions at LEGOLAND and the all NEW LEGO® MOVIE™ World. Learn more about their Free Admission Offer, Online Military Offers & More Here!
McCormick & Schmick's: Military Appreciation: Offering FREE LUNCH or DINNER entrée on Monday, May 27, 2019 to Active U.S. Military Members, Guard, Gold Star Honorees and Veterans on Memorial Day. Reservations are important as this books up quickly.
McCormick & Kuleto's: In Honor of Military Appreciation Month, McCormick & Kuleto's is Offering a FREE ENTREE on May 27, 2019 for Military & Gold Star Honorees!
Jake's Grill: In Honor of Military Appreciation Month, Jake's Grill is Offering a FREE ENTREE on May 27, 2019 for Military & Gold Star Honorees!
Moe's Southwest Grill (Hampton Roads Locations Only) Military members stop in for MOE MILITARY every Saturday in May and enjoy a 20% Military Discount. Moe's has something for everyone from the calorie-conscious to meat-lovers, with 20+ fresh ingredients to customize your meal- always flavorful and hormone-free.
- Exclusive Military Discount--Military Members Save 10% off your order now through June 4th, some exclusions may apply. Use the PROMO CODE: SAVE10MB at check out. !
- Valid May 15-28, 2019-- Best Deal of the Year! Shop Mattress Firm's King for a Queen or Queen for a Twin Deal PLUS get a FREE Adjustable Base with your Purchase of $499+! Save up to $700! !
Nixplay Digital Photo Frame: **Giveaway & Discount** Nixplay has announced several new military initiatives this Military Appreciation Month in effort to show support of the Military Community:
- Nixplay will be Giving Away (1) Nixplay 10.1 inch Black SEED frame and (1) Nixplay 10.1 inch (Wood) SEED frame ( via MilitaryBridge to 2 lucky military members and/or military families. Stay tuned for entry starting May 11th.
- Nixplay has also launched a significant Military Discount of 15% off the Nixplay SEED 10.1 (Black and Wood) Frames for the period May 10 - 31, 2019 by entering the discount promo code: MB-NIXPLAY15 at checkout on their website. Promo applies to both US and UK, can only be used once and cannot be combined with other special offers. Shop HERE!
TaylorMade Golf offers a 15% Military discount off the entire purchase for Active Duty, Retirees, Veterans, Military Spouses, Military Family Members. You will see your discount reflected while shopping on their site after verifying your eligibility with ID.me. This discount cannot be combined with other promotional codes and some exclusions may apply. SHOP HERE!
The Military Times: The Military Times is offering ½ off Subscriptions in honor of Military Appreciation Month. Click here to get an annual subscription of ArmyTimes, AirForceTimes, MarineTimes or NavyTimes for only $27.50.
Navy Federal Credit Union: Navy Federal Credit Union is celebrating Military Appreciation Month with special offers on certificates, auto refinancing, checking, credit cards and more for all members. Offers end May 31, 2019. Become a member and enjoy a lifetime of benefits! Our Members Are the Mission. Insured by NCUA.
ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION
Kings Dominion: (Virginia) Military Days: Join us May 25-27th, 2019 as we pay tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to all active or retired military personnel with a valid military I.D. as well as Veterans with honorable or medical discharge. Head to the front gate and present either a DD214 or government issued ID for admission. Kings Dominion is also offering a Special Military Discounted Ticket for Military Dependents for Memorial Weekend for $39.99, purchase online HERE.
Colonial Williamsburg: (Virginia) The historic attraction will offer FREE ADMISSION to military members and their families during Memorial Day weekend. From Friday, May 24, to Monday May 27, active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their families will receive free admission to the historic attraction. On Monday, there will be a Memorial Day Commemorative Program from 10am-12pm. Gather for a modern service honoring military veterans who died while serving their country. A procession with Fife and Drum support will proceed from the Palace to Bruton Parish Church and the French gravesite. Wreaths will be laid, prayers given, and volleys fired at each stop to honor soldiers of the American Revolution and Civil War interred nearby. Colonial Williamsburg's Honoring Service Program Expands with Year-round Military Admissions Savings Current Military Personnel, Dependents to Qualify for Free Single-day Admission. Learn more about CW Military Discount Program Here.
Blue Star Museums program: Participating museums will offer FREE ADMISSION to all active duty military and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. There are many amazing museums a part of this program.
Blue Star Theatres: Each participating Blue Star Theatre is offering discounted or complimentary admission to all military personnel and their families, as well as veterans. Education programs and other theatre opportunities may be discounted as well. This is a year-round program. There are currently 136 participating theaters with new theaters being added.
Military Tee Times: Is proud to provide an easy way for all members of the United States Military to enjoy golf by offering exclusive savings on tee times at thousands of courses in the U.S. and worldwide. Military Tee Times operates with more than 8,000 course partners in several countries offering military discounts off select tee times.
Armed Forces Vacation Club: Armed Forces Vacation Club is a FREE membership club open to active duty, guard, reserve and retired members of the Armed Forces as well as civilian employees of the DoD. AFVC provides access to resort vacation rentals starting at just $349* per week. Choose from destinations worldwide including Orlando, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, the Bahamas & more. Start your search today – you’ve earned it! Learn more!
USO WARRIOR WEEK: The USO will host three Warrior Week events this summer. USO Warrior Week kicks off in Hampton Roads May 28th!
Waves of Honor: This program offers any active duty military, reservist or National Guardsman ONE FREE ADMISSION each year and up to three direct dependents. to either Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Busch Gardens Tampa, Sesame Place, SeaWorld San Antonio, SeaWorld San Diego, SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, Discovery Cove and Water Country USA Williamsburg. THESE OFFERS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THE PARK and military verification is through Troop ID. Click the links to learn more.
Waves of Honor (Veterans Program): SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment also has Veterans Offer via Waves of Honor for Sesame Place, SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio, SeaWorld San Diego, Discovery Cove and Aquatica Orlando. These offers are not available at the parks and military verification is through ID.me. Click the links to learn more.
California's Great America: (California) Military Appreciation Days Make plans to spend Memorial Day weekend (May 25-27, 2019) at California’s Great America as they kick off the summer season with exciting special events. To honor their guests who serve in the military, all active or retired military members will receive Free Admission to Great America on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend. Just show valid ID at the ticket booths to participate in our military salute. Additionally, military members can purchase up to six tickets for family and friends for just $24 each. Learn more.
Carowinds: (North Carolina) Military Days: May 26-27, 2019. Join us as we pay tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to any active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. What’s more, Carowinds’ special military offers extend beyond servicemembers to their families as well. Up to 6 immediate family members of military personnel can purchase tickets for only $39.99 when purchased online. Just bring a valid government-issued ID to receive these tokens of our military appreciation.
Valleyfair (Minnesota) Valleyfair is honoring our Hometown Heroes with Military Appreciation Days during the Memorial Weekend (May 24-27) and Fourth of July Weekend (July 4-7) Any member of the armed service, active or veteran, will receive a free regular admission ticket into Valleyfair. Along with free admission, members of the military will be able to purchase discount admission tickets for members of their immediate family (maximum of six) at a special military discount price of $37.00 plus tax per ticket. A valid military ID must be presented at a Valleyfair ticket window to receive this offer. Check back for other special events happening throughout each weekend! Learn more!
Schlitterbahn Waterparks (All Texas Locations) American Heroes Week, May 27 - June 2, 2019! As a thank you to military and first responders, all Schlitterbahn Waterparks host an Annual American Heroes Week with FREE admission to the New Braunfels, Galveston, South Padre Island, and Corpus Christi parks. Members of the military (both active duty and retired), police, firefighters and EMTs will be welcomed at Schlitterbahn Waterparks with FREE admission. Of course, it’s much more fun to visit with family, so in addition to the free ticket, the spouses and dependents of American Heroes are welcome at a deep discount – 40% off the gate price. All parks have varying hours and attractions open during American Heroes week; guests should check the website for operating schedules. Plus, American Heroes at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels--Resort Special Military Offer.
The Bronx Zoo: The Bronx Zoo 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. Military discounts are not applicable on Wednesdays at the Bronx Zoo.
New York Aquarium: 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 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.
Michigan's Adventure: (Michigan) On May 26 & 27, 2019 we will waive the regular admission fee for active and retired members of the Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserve. What’s more, our special military offers extend beyond servicemembers to their families as well. Military personnel can purchase up to six discounted tickets for immediate family members for only $27 each. Just bring an active military ID, DD-214 papers or a veteran’s designated driver’s license to receive these tokens of our military appreciation.
Dorney Park: (Pennsylvania) MILITARY DAYS AT DORNEY PARK May 25-27, 2019. In Honor of Military Appreciation Month, Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom are Celebrating with Military Days Free Admission! To honor our service members during this Memorial Day event, all active and retired military will receive FREE park admission, and up to six of their immediate family members can purchase tickets at a generous discount. Just bring a valid ID to receive our special salute to you. Plus, a meal deal on Memorial Day. Details here!
Silverwood Theme Park: (Idaho) American Heroes Weekend May 25, 26, & 27, 2019 - All military personnel, veterans, police officers and firefighters (identification required) Receive FREE admission to the park on these special event days and their immediate family members (spouse and children) also receive a special discounted rate ($24.00 plus tax, ages 8-64, $19.00 plus tax, ages 3-7 and 65+, a savings of up to $14.00!) when purchasing tickets at Silverwood's front gate! For information call (208) 683-3400.
Kings Island: (Ohio) Kings Island is offering Free Admission to active and retired members of the U.S. military during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, May 24-27, 2019. Military who qualify for the free admission ticket include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps with government issued ID. A valid military ID must be presented at Kings Island to take advantage of this offer. Qualifying military personnel can also purchase discount tickets at a special price of $35/ticket for up to six family members at the park.
Birdies For The Brave: a national military outreach initiative dedicated to honoring and showing appreciation to the courageous men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families. As a Birdies For The Brave Sponsor, Quicken Loans is proud to support complimentary and discounted Military Ticketing throughout the PGA Tour season.
Nauticus and Battleship Wisconsin: (Virginia) Battleship Wisconsin 75th Anniversary Celebration--May 18 & 19. Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the ship’s commissioning with a special $7.50 admission rate each day, opening of new spaces, entertainment, special musical performances, family activities, face painting, giveaways, and more! No other discounts will apply.
Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Park: (Hampton Roads, VA) In honor of Military Appreciation Month, stop into Rebounderz in Newport News and receive 25% off for all Military personnel (active and retired) with valid ID for the entire month. Plus, 10% off for their families for entire month. This discount cannot be applied to birthdays or cafe items.
Mystic Aquarium (Connecticut): Offering FREE ADMISSION for Military & Discounted Rates for Immediate Family May 25-27, 2019!
Kingsmill LPGA PureSilk Championship: (Virginia) May 20-26, 2019, Military Appreciation: Complimentary Single Day Grounds ticket for active duty, retired and reserve Military plus one guest. To reserve tickets and learn more about military appreciation events click here. For additional guest tickets for active duty, retired or reserve military you may purchase discounted tickets. Plus, The Patriots’ Outpost is a special venue dedicated to active duty, retired or reserve military in support of the sacrifices they have made for our freedoms. This skybox is located behind #15 green and features views of championship golf, player appearances and complimentary snacks and beverages.
Texas de Brazil: MILITARY APPRECIATION WEEKEND--MAY 27TH-29TH--50% off military/veterans (valid for all military/veteran w/ID) *Valid for dinner hours of operation only *20% for the rest of the guests (non-military) up to 8 guests *Offer is valid Monday-Wednesday
The Greene Turtle: (Participating Locations) The Greene Turtle participating locations offer an everyday 15% military discount program. Plus, join The Greene Turtle at all locations for their Funds 4 Friends starting May 13-31st as they help raise money for Vet Tix. Vet Tix is a military charity that distributes tickets to concerts, sporting events, performing arts and other family activities to active duty military, veterans and their families (and the families of those killed in action).
Mission BBQ: Military Appreciation Days: FREE SANDWICH for all active duty members & veterans. ARMY DAY 5/13, MARINE CORPS DAY 5/14, NAVY DAY 5/15, AIR FORCE DAY 5/16, COAST GUARD DAY 5/17. ARMED FORCES DAY: FREE SANDWICH LUNCH WITH HEROES 5/18 from 11am - 2pm. Arrive before noon for their live national anthem. Learn more Here!
McCormick & Schmick's: Military Appreciation: Offering FREE LUNCH or DINNER entrée on Monday, May 27 to Active U.S. Military Members, Guard, Gold Star Honorees and Veterans on Memorial Day. Reservations are important as this books up quickly.
Costco: Get all your Memorial Day food and supplies at Costco. MilitaryBridge followers: Purchase Costco Membership Activation Certificates to join Costco as a new member and receive over $60 in savings! This offer is available for all Members of the United States Armed Forces, Veterans and their families.
Sam's Club: We'd like to say thank you. Join or renew and receive an eGift Card ($10 in rewards) exclusively for active and former members of the US military. Valid through January 31, 2020! To receive your special eGift, CLICK JOIN NOW and get verified via Troop ID.
Commissary Case Lot Sales: Military Appreciation Sales--DeCA's worldwide case lot sales happen in May and September, during which record numbers of commissary customers save up to 50 percent or more on bulk-sized products. Most commissaries hold case lot sales but schedule them on different weekends throughout May and September.
TAKE 5 OIL CHANGE SERVICES: Take 5 Oil Change honors the military community in offering a 25% military discount nationwide everyday with a military id! Find a location near you here.
Nixplay Digital Photo Frame: **Giveaway** Nixplay has announced several new military initiatives this Military Appreciation Month in effort to show support of the Military Community:
- Nixplay will be Giving Away (2) Nixplay 10-inch SEED (Black/Wood) frames via MilitaryBridge to 2 lucky military members and/or military families. Entry starts May 11th!
- Nixplay has also launched a significant Military Discount of 15% off all Nixplay Frames for the period May 10 - 31, 2019 by entering the discount promo code: MB-NIXPLAY15 at checkout on their website. Shop HERE!
This section will be updated throughout the month!
Nixplay Digital Photo Frame: Nixplay is going big in support of the military community this Military Appreciation Month. They are not only running their giveaway on MilitaryBridge (listed above), Nixplay has also launched a significant Military Discount of 15% off Nixplay Seed 10.1 Digital Frames (Wood/Black) for the period May 10 - 31, 2019 by entering the discount promo code: MAM-2018 at checkout on their website. SHOP HERE!
Under Armour: Stay Tuned
Timex Watches: In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Timex is offering a limited time 15% Military Discount site wide (excludes Marlin Collection & American Documents) with promo code: Military15
Dell Home & Home Office: Special Savyings in May along with Dell Military Discount: Save an additional 10% off PCs and electronics
Jeulia Jewelry: Has launched their 20% Military Discount Program off jewelry.
Best Choice Products: Sales this May plus Exclusive Military Discount Offer 15% off Orders of $100 or More. Best Choice Products is dedicated to providing quality, low priced home, garden, music, children, and fitness products and as always FREE SHIPPING.
**Visit our ONLINE MILITARY DISCOUNT Section to learn more about everyday Military Discount Offers**
**If you know any businesses offering a Military Appreciation Month Discount please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or enter them at Recommend a Business and we'll work to get them added**
**Disclaimer: MB participates in affiliate programs therefore these listings may contain affiliate links which means MB receives a commission when you purchase from some of the online retailers**