15 Places to find Freebies for Military Members and Veterans.
Freebies for Military Members: The sacrifices troops make daily, both to our country and to their own safety and time with their loved ones, are immeasurable. Veterans and military freebies are one very small way the rest of us can thank those who’ve served and protected American interests here and abroad.
You’ll find a lot of different military freebies below including free admission and tickets into museums, theme parks, national parks, and events.
There are also programs that will help you get free photography sessions, landscaping, wedding dresses, tutoring, care packages, and much, much more.
Active military members and their families can get free admission into over 1,500 museums around the country from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Visit the website and click on your state to see which museums in your area are participating in this Blue Star Museums program.
There’s also a newer program, Blue Star Theater that gives out free and discounted theatre tickets to 130+ theaters around the country.
2. GreenCare for Troops
GreenCare for Troops is a program where volunteers in your area will come and take care of a military member’s yard for free by providing services like lawn mowing, trimming, pruning, fertilizing, pest control, and maintenance.
There’s also SnowCare for Troops where volunteers will come and remove snow for military families while their loved one is away serving.
3. Advance Auto Parts
Advance Auto Parts offers 10% off regularly priced items for in-store purchases to all active-duty, reserve, retired status members of our Armed Services, or veterans receiving VA benefits – as well as to immediate family members of these service members.
One of the following credentials is required for in-store purchases:
U.S. Uniformed Services ID card
Common Access Card (CAC)
Veteran Identification Card (VIC)
U.S. Uniformed Services ID card
4. Alamo Rent-a-Car
When traveling on leisure or without orders, Alamo Rent-a-Car offers federal government and military personnel offer discounted rates, including discounts for veterans.
Government and military family members with dependent identification are also eligible for discounted car rental rates.
Those traveling on business or military orders also receive a Collision Damage Waiver and no additional driver fees with valid government or military ID.
5. Free Tickets for Active Military and Veterans
Through the Veteran Tickets Foundation, individuals and organizations donate tickets to events like sporting events and concerts.
Active duty military members, veterans, and their families can use these tickets to attend the event for free. Check the website to see what free tickets are available for events in your area.
6. Retail and Service Military Discounts
1-800-Flowers: Military personnel, veterans and family members with a valid ID can get 20 percent off at 1-800-Flowers.
Advance Auto Parts: Advance Auto Parts offers a 10 percent military discount on in-store purchases to active duty military, spouses 71. Allen Edmonds
Allen Edmond also has a 15 percent discount for active-duty military, reserve, and retired military and veterans.
Anthem Wheels: Veterans, active duty, retired and reserve military can get 15 percent off of Anthem Wheels.
Apple: Apple offers a discount to military personnel on select items through their government program.es and dependents, retired military, and veterans with valid ID.
7. Free FICO Score
SaveandInvest is offering free FICO credit scores to military families.
You can register for a free credit score by contacting a PMilitary Financial Educator in your area.
8. Birdies for the Brave
The majority of PGA TOUR tournaments offer free admission for active duty and reserve military members and retirees.
For a list of participating tournaments and other military programs, visit the Birdies for the Brave website.
Eligible USAA members can get special pricing on BMW auto leases and purchases. Visit BMW USA’s website for more details.
10. Cole Haan
All active duty, reserves, guard, retirees, and veterans can get 20% off at Cole Haan once your status is verified.
Military members can save an additional 10% off PCs and electronics on Dell.com by emailing [email protected] to speak with a U.S. based sales agent. Visit Dell.com for details.
Active Duty members, Reserves, Veterans, and Retirees – including their immediate families – of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and National Guard receive a discount.
U.S. military members can get 40% off regular price orders at Adidas when they sign in with SheerID. Restrictions apply (source).
14. Banana Republic
Military and veterans can save 10 percent on the first Monday of each month when they show a valid ID at the Banana Republic.
15. Amazon: $40 off Prime membership
From now until Veterans Day, verified U.S. veterans and military can purchase a year of Amazon Prime for $40 off.
Those who verify their eligibility can sign up for Prime at $79/year (normally $119/year) for the first year.