Freebies & Deals For Memorial Day!

By djsheryl on May 28, 2021
MURRIETA, CA – NOVEMBER 11, 2020: Dee and Paul Padilla of Murrieta spend time at a life size American flag honoring their son Staff Sgt. Michael Padilla who served two tours overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan and also survived three ambushes by the Taliban at the Field of Honor on Veterans Day November 11, 2020 in Murrieta, CA. According to his father, Michael suffered from severe PTSD and took his own life on June 15, 2010.This is the 12th annual Field of Honor in Town Square Park. The Field of Honor honors those who served or are serving in the United States armed forces.(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  While we can never repay the debt we owe those who gave their lives in service of our country, but we can take time to remember and be thankful. A lot of businesses are going the extra mile to show gratitude to our military members, as well as first responders…..all the people who put their lives on the line for the rest of us. Here’s a few of the places offering freebies or discounts this Memorial Day!

CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS

California State Parks offering free admission to veterans, as well as active and reserve military members, on Memorial Day.
Participating parks include Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park, Brannan Island State Recreation Area, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park and Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation Area.

ACE HARDWARE

Ace Hardware is giving away a million FREE American Flags to anyone who wants one. They’ll also send a flag to a local VFW Post for every free flag they give away.

EL POLLO LOCO

Military, police, firefighters, EMTs & federal law enforcement agents can receive 15% discount (maximum value of $1.50), and seniors, 60 and older, can receive a 10% discount (maximum value of $1) on orders at participating locations. Both discounts need to be requested by the customer, and service members must show badge or be full uniform

JOE’S CRAB SHACK

Military and vets will be honored Monday, May 31 with a 15% dining discount for parties up to four.
Valid I.D. required. Offer details here. 

MELTING POT

Military personnel, firefighters, EMTs and police, with ID, can receive 20% off a dinner bill (food only) on Sunday, May 30 for “Sunday Military Appreciation.” More info here.

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE

Active duty and veterans can take 10% off their checks all day — an offer also extended to nurses, doctors, medical staff, police, firefighters and first responders — with valid I.D.

PIEOLOGY 

Use promo code MEMORIALDAY in-store and online to take $5 off $25 purchase from May 29-31 at these locations only (including Sacramento & Roseville)

I’ll be updating this list as I get more info, so if you hear of any Memorial Day deals, let me know!

(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)