Military Freebies for Military Members, Families, and Veterans

Military Discounts That Will Get You Free Stuff

Our military members can't be thanked enough for the good work they do and some companies and organizations have been generous enough to give out military freebies to thank them and their families for their sacrifices.

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.

If you know someone who is serving in the military or who has a family member who is, please pass on this list of military freebies to them so they can take advantage of all these wonderful programs.

Tip: Be sure to read the fine print on each military freebie offer to find out if you are eligible and what you need to show them to prove your eligibility.

Here's to the Heroes: Free Admission for Sea World, Busch Gardens, and More

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Under the Here's to the Heroes program, active duty, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsmen gets free admission into any of the Anheuser-Busch theme parks which include Sea World and Busch Gardens.

Those who are eligible will get one free single-day admission ticket each year. More

Blue Star Museums: Free Museum Admission Around the Country

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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. More

Free National Park Pass for Military Families

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Active duty military members and their family members can get a free annual pass to more than 2,000 national parks in the United States.

This has an $80 value to it and is completely free to those in the military. More

Veterans Day: Free Meals and Other Freebies

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Every Veterans Day restaurants around the country give out free meals and other freebies to veterans.

Most of these free meals are also for those in active duty so be sure to read the fine print to see what free food you can get. More

Free Photo Books for Those Stationed Abroad

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The USO Photo Book program allows family and friends to create a 20-page photo book that can be shipped to any APO, FPO, or MPO address for free. Free shipping is included as well!

It's easy to create one of these free photo books for military members and it will be a gift they will be sure to enjoy. More

Brides Across American: Free Wedding Dresses for Military Brides

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Through the Brides Across American program, military brides can get a free wedding gown from a bridal shop near them that's participating in this annual event that takes place in July.

The bride or their fiance will need to have been deployed within the past 5 years or about to be deployed and have not had a formal wedding. More

GreenCare for Troops: Free Landscape Services for Military Families

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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. More

Operation Love Reunited: Free Photography Sessions For Military Families

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Operation: Love ReUnited connects you with a photographer in your area who will volunteer to perform a free photography session for military members who are ready to deploy, currently deployed, or those who are coming home.

Besides the session fees being waived the photographer will also provide some free photos or albums at no charge. More

Our Military Kids: Free Grants for Military Kids to Participate In Activities

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Our Military Kids is a very special program that awards grants for costs of sports, fine arts, camps, and tutoring programs while their military parent is away at service or recovering from an injury.

This program is for children of those in the National Guard or Reserves and are deployed overseas as well as Wounded Warrior service members. More for U.S. Military Families: Free Online Tutoring for Kids

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Students in U.S. military families are eligible to get free tutoring through

These free online tutoring sessions are available 24/7 and are for students K-12.

Veteran Tickets Foundation: Free Tickets for Activity Military and Veterans

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Individuals and organizations donate tickets to events like sporting events and concerts and then 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. More

A Story Before Bed: Free Bedtime Story Video Recordings for Military Kids

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A Story Before Bed is giving away free subscriptions to their service to members of the military who are deploying or already deployed.

The deployed service member can record a video of themselves reading the story which the child can then watch as many times as they'd like. More

Memorial Day Freebies

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Memorial Day is another day that honors military members and many organizations want to honor them.

Military members will find free food, admission, discounts, and more on this day. More

More Military Discounts

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These aren't quite military freebies but they are some military discounts that might save you money where you are already spending it.

Be sure to bring your military I.D. to show during checkout.

  • Lowe's - Active and retired military plus their family members can also get 10% at Lowe's.
  • Walt Disney World and Disneyland - Military families can get special discounts on park hopper tickets and hotels in the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland.

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