Discounts for Military Family Appreciation Month
(Photo: Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall PAO, Arthur Mondale)

Businesses are appreciative of all that the military does. That’s why they offer discounts to military and their families throughout the month of November, which is designated as Military Family Appreciation Month.

The following is a list of discounts on goods, services and dining during Military Family Appreciation Month. Please check back as the list is updated.

Keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service, which can include a VA Universal Access Card, Military I.D., DD-214 (Discharge Papers), Veterans Service Organization Card (VSO’s include groups like the VFW, DAV, AmVets, MOAA, FRA, and the American Legion), or in some cases businesses will accept a picture of the veteran in uniform.

Note: Not all franchise locations participate in their national chain’s programs — be sure to contact your nearest establishment to make sure they are participating.

2017 Offerings:

Brides Across America – Brides Across America holds a wedding gown giveaway for military in partnership with bridal salons across the country in November. Qualifying brides register to attend the event at a participating bridal salon by completing the registration form and paying a $40 fee. Attend the event and select one of the designated gowns on display. Visit the Brides Across America website for more details.

Eat’n Park — All active and former military personnel will receive a 10% discount for the entire month of November at all locations.

Enterprise Car Sales — Active duty military members, veterans and their dependents get a Firestone Prepaid Maintenance Package with any used vehicle purchase during the month of November.

Harley-Davidson Museum — The Harley-Davidson Museum is offering free admission to active military, veterans and their families on November 10, 11, and 12.

Jefferson Lines— Veterans and active duty military get free bus travel from November 11 through November 21 after attaining the tickets between November 3-11.

LEGOLAND Florida – Veterans get free admission November 1-19, as well as 50% off tickets for up to six guests.

Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ — During the month of November, active duty and veteran military personnel get 20% off. On Veterans Day, active duty military and veterans get a complimentary dessert on top of the 20%.

Knotts Berry Farm — Active duty military and veterans receive free admission for themselves and 1 guest, as well as 6 additional tickets for a discounted price from November 1 – 16 and November 27 – December 15.

Outback Steakhouse – All active and retired service members a free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage on November 11. Additionally, November 12 through November 16, military members will receive 20% off their check and, beginning November 17, military will receive 10% off their check.

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium — On November 10, 11, and 12, active duty service members and veterans receive free admission. Immediate family members will receive half-off general admission.

Pro Football Hall of Fame — Veterans and active military plus one guest get free admission to the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the entire month of November.

Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat — All active and retired military receive complimentary admission November 10-12. Dependent and spouse ID cards will receive a $5 discount.

Sleep Number — Through November 19, active and veteran military members will receive exclusive discounts on Sleep Number products. Save up to $700 on select Sleep Number mattress sets.

Southampton Inn – During the month of November, veterans and active duty military receive a room rate of $125 per night.

Super 8 — Veterans get a 20% discount off their next stay (booked now through Dec 4, 2017) and their Veteran Preferred Parking spots (offered year round).

UFC GYM — For the month of November, UFC GYM will extend a complimentary membership to all military personal. They will also be offering zero enrollment fees in addition to discounted monthly dues after November.

World of Coca-Cola — Active duty, reserves and retirees get free admission year-round, and November 2 through November 12, members of the Armed Forces may also purchase up to four half-price general admission tickets for their friends and family.

By Heather Sweeney,

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