Freebies for Military and Veterans
Military Freebies: Free Stuff for Military, Veterans and Their Families
Military members and their families learn very quickly that some organizations like to honor the armed services by providing military discounts. With so many discounts offered to the military community, we wanted to see if there were any freebies out there for military members, here is what we found:
Entertainment & Travel Freebies for Military and Veterans
Vet Tix provides tickets to military members who are currently serving, veterans, and their immediate family. They offer tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts, educational, and family activities across the nation. You can sign-up online and military verification is required. You may have to pay a small shipping fee.
Blue Star Theatres
NOTE: This discount no longer appears to be valid. We’ll keep you updated if it returns.
Blue Star Theatres’ goal is to connect theatre offerings to military personnel across the United States. Each Blue Star Theatre participating in the program is offering discounted or complimentary admission to all military personnel, veterans, and their families. You can visit an interactive map on their website to check participating locations near you.
Waves of Honor
The Waves of Honor Program gives military members and up to three direct dependents one complimentary admission per year to SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, or Sesame Place. You must have a valid Active Duty military ID to be eligible. The Waves of Honor Program verifies eligibility through id.me. The offer also includes free parking.
9/11 Memorial Museum
The 9/11 Memorial Museum offers free admission to active-duty military, retirees, and 9/11 family members. Tickets can be purchased up to six months in advance and provide access to all exhibitions. Visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum website for details.
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum offers free admission for Active Duty Military. Retired Military get a discounted admissions rate of $10. Visit the George W. Bush Presidential Library website for more details.
America the Beautiful Passes Program
Through the America the Beautiful Passes Program military members and their dependents can receive a free annual pass. You must obtain a pass in person at a federal recreation site by showing your military or dependent ID. Find a federal recreation site near you.
Deployment Services Freebies For Military
Build a Sign
Build as Sign offers free customizable banners to families welcoming home a deployed military member. No validation required. You will have to pay for shipping. For further details visit their website.
GreenCare for Troops
GreenCare for Troops provides complimentary lawn and landscape services for deployed active duty military members, E-6 and below. They serve all military branches and it is a needs-based program. In order to register, you will need deployment orders. Visit their website for more details. They also have snow removal services through SnowCare for Troops.
Love ReUnited provides free professional photography sessions and photo gifts to military families welcoming home a deployed military member. Photographers are located world-wide. Check their website for more details.
Education & Finance Military Freebies
The Department of Defense offers free access to homework and online tutoring through Tutor.com. Students in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Reserves,
Wounded Warriors and deployed DoD civilian families are eligible.
SaveAndInvest.org offers a free credit score and analysis tool for active-duty service members. The program offers free access to your FICO credit score. You can access the program through the installation’s Personal Financial Management Program (PFMP), which is usually found at the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Army Community Service, Fleet & Family Support Center, or Marine Corps Community Services.
Lifestyle Freebies for Military
USO and What to Expect Foundation
The USO and What to Expect Foundation host free baby showers for expectant military mothers all around the world. Visit their website to check dates and locations.
Brides Across America
Brides Across America is giving military or first responder brides a free wedding gown during an “Operation Wedding Gown Event”. Events are typically held in July and November. If you or your fiancé were active duty or are a veteran within the past five years, you qualify. Visit their website to view more qualification details, register, and find participating bridal shops near you.
Freebies offered by organizations are an appreciated gesture of gratitude, make sure to take advantage of their kindness. MyMilitaryBenefits.com helps provide information for freebies and discounts to help connect you to available resources. You will need to check individual websites for hours of operation and further program details.
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