National Military Appreciation Month Discounts

military appreciation month

Here are a few places you can go that will be remembering the military community during the month of May, also known as National Military Appreciation Month, as well as over the Memorial Day weekend.

May is National Military Appreciation month, which also includes Memorial Day. While that day can mean the beginning of summer to most Americans, it means something else to the military community. Memorial Day isn’t a day to thank veterans, but a day to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. A day to remember who they were, and all the memories we had with them. A day to remember what they did for the United States.

Often times, businesses will do something on Memorial Day to honor the military, and give something back. And while we know and remember the ultimate sacrifice, we appreciate those who do offer a discount or a free meal, to show that they do remember and care about the military community, and all we have gone through.

National Military Appreciation Month Discounts

NOTE:  These are seasonal offers.  This may result in the webpage no longer being available when the promotion is over.  We’ll leave the info here in the event they update it for a promotion next year.

Academy Sports

Academy Sports is a sporting goods store. They are offering the military and first responders 10% off from May 12th to May 27th, 2019 with both in-store and online purchases. You will need to verify your military affiliation through for online purchases, or show your military ID when shopping in person. The discount is not valid on certain products. This discount is for active duty, reserve members, the national guard, retired and discharged veterans as well as their spouses and children.

Logan’s Roadhouse

Logan’s Roadhouse is a steakhouse and on Monday May 27th, 2019, from 3 pm to 6 pm, active duty and veterans can receive a free meal. This offer is not valid in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Augusta, Georgia. You will be able to pick from their $9.49 American Roadhouse Meals with your proof of military service. This offer is for dine-in only and can’t be combined with any other military discount.


Hooters is a sports bar & grill. They are offering veterans and active-duty military personnel a complimentary meal this Monday, May 27th, 2019. This offer will be for current and former military and you can pick from the Hooter Memorial Day Menu by showing a valid military ID at participating Hooters. The 10-Piece Traditional Wings, 10-Piece Smoked Wings, 10-Piece Boneless Wings, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Hooters Burger are all on the special menu. This offer is for dine-in only.

Rubio’s Coastal Grill

Rubio’s Coastal Grill is a grill and they have a coupon that members of the military and veterans can use to get one free entrée with the purchase of any adult entrée of equal or greater value. This offer is valid at participating restaurants, simply present the coupon and your military ID. Active duty, reserves, national guard, retired military, veterans, or others with proof of military affiliation qualify. The entrees that are included are the two taco plates, burritos, salads, bowls, and the Coastal Trio. This offer is for dine-in only.

Texas de Brazil

NOTE: This webpage is no longer available.  We’ll leave the info here in the event they update it for a promotion next year.

Texas de Brazil is a Churrascaria steakhouse. On Memorial Day, veterans and active duty can receive 50% off. Active duty and veterans can receive 50% off of their regular dinner from Memorial Day, May 27th, 2019 to May 29th, 2019. You can bring up to 8 guests who will receive 20% off their meals. You will need to show your military ID, your DD214, or a driver’s licence with military affiliation. The offer is for dine-in only.


Sherwin-Williams is a paint store. They are offering an additional 10% off to military and veterans during the month of May. You must be currently serving, be a reservist, or have served in the military, to include national guard or ROTC. You will need to show your military ID or be the spouse of someone who is currently serving, a reservist or someone who has served in the military. This offer is valid for those enrolled in their military discount program and good on personal purchases. This can also be combined with other sales and coupons.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Schlitterbahn Waterpark is a family waterpark located in Galveston Island, Texas, South Padre Island, Texas, New Braunfels, Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Kansas City, Kansas. They have an American Heroes Week,  Monday, May 27th through Sunday June 2nd. Members of the military will be admitted for free during this week. Tickets for spouses and dependents will be 40% off. You would just need to show your military ID at the park entrance. This discount is for active duty, reserves, veterans, reservists, and Department of Defense.

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg is a fun historical experience for your entire family, with hands-on activities to guided tours of original 18th-century buildings, and more in Williamsburg, Virgina. They do have a regular military discount for all active duty, and activated or drilling reservists or national guard members. You can receive a complimentary single-day admission to Colonial Williamsburg for the service member and up to three direct dependents for any day, once a year or you could receive 50% off of 5 annual passes. Retired military and veterans can receive 50% off single-day tickets or annual passes for themselves and up to three dependents. On Memorial Day weekend, all military, to include retirees and veterans will receive free admission for themselves and up to 3 dependents.

On Memorial Day, we remember those we have lost, and will never forget their sacrifice, no matter how we spend the day. They are always in our minds and we, as a nation are forever grateful.

Firebirds Restaurants

NOTE: This webpage is no longer available.  We’ll leave the info here in the event they update it for a promotion next year.

Firebirds Restaurant is a wood fired grill. Their special, “Treat a Hero” offers a free meal this Memorial Day for any veteran, active duty service member, or gold star family, when they dine with a friend or family member. This offer is valid on Monday May 27th, 2019. The offer is good for one free lunch or dinner and the free entree needs to be equal to or less than the friend or family member’s meal. They will just need to show a military ID.

McCormick & Schmicks

NOTE: This webpage is no longer available.  We’ll leave the info here in the event they update it for a promotion next year.

McCormick & Schmicks offers seafood and steaks. They are offering a free entrée on May 27th, 2019 to gold star parents and spouses, veterans, active duty members, and the national guard. You can choose from a menu with the following meals; salmon rigatoni, buttermilk fried shrimp, cedar planked or grilled salmon, blackened chicken fettuccine, parmesan-crusted chicken, beer battered fish and chips, classic shrimp scampi, tender beef medallions, romano chicken chopped salad, and the McCormick’s cheeseburger.