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Freebies for Vets on Memorial Day

My husband and I are obsessed with Costco, in large part because being frugal is engrained in both of us. I’m excited today is Friday, because we’ll load our little Bean into the car seat so she can run though the aisles of the most magical place on earth. (It’s only eight dollars to feed a whole family at their food court! Insane!)

Part of my draw to Costco and other deals is because of my father, who won’t turn down a free meal. This Memorial Day weekend, he’ll have a few options, as many restaurants are offering free meals for veterans (as well as other vendors offering other deals).

Serving our country should get you more than a free breakfast, but it sure is nice to see the token of appreciation offered by these businesses:

Golden Corral – Active duty military members and veterans get a free breakfast on Memorial Day at select locations.

McCormick and Schmidt’s – Free entree!

Hooters – Valid military ID gets you a free entree (with purchase of drink) at any location.

Outback Steakhouse – 20% off with valid military ID.

Domino’s – Free large, two-topping carryout pizza with military ID.

Home Depot – 10% off on Memorial Day with military ID.

King’s Dominion – Free admission to active and retired military on Memorial Day with military ID.

Sherwin-Williams – 10% off all paints and stains (whole month of May).

In general, keep in mind that a LOT of places will have deals for veterans this weekend. If you’re a coupon clipper like my father, take a minute to search on the Internet for these deals, based on what you like and/or what you’re interested in doing. (The above, with the exception of King’s Dominion, are national chains – small local businesses will surely be sharing the love as well). And remember to always bring your military ID. While some of the listings above did not specify one was required (in their original source), I’d be surprised if it wasn’t.

Happy Memorial Day, and thank you for your service!

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                      Costco is magical!

5 Responses to “Freebies for Vets on Memorial Day”

  1. Thanks for all you do to empower us veterans and addressing the issues we face. looking forward to connecting with you again Sarah. I will be on my P’s & Q’s this time. Got more at stake and heck! I didn’t get any younger as planned either.

    Gill for CA&I

    • My plans to get younger never work, either (despite assurances from certain reps at Sephora). Take it easy this Memorial Day, Gill.

  2. Hello Sarah it’s been a long time and I trust all is well it you and family.
    Be advised that Mamorial Day is not about feebies, salesor cookouts. It is only about remembering those who never came home killed in defense of
    the freedoms we enjoy. Please remember all those who remain forever young.
    Roger Petersen

    • Hi Roger! That’s a beautiful point and than you for making it. I’m sure everyone who reads my blog understands and appreciates that, as do I. It’s been a while – hope everything is well with your family as well. Don’t be a stranger. – Sarah

  3. Good Morning Sarah – all is fine with us and thanks for asking. In fact we are moving next month to Venice FL. Going to live near a beach 🙂

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