Military appreciation day is everyday in Atlanta. From top Atlanta attractions to restaurants, most establishments offer a military discount to demonstrate military support. Whether they show their appreciation with free admission or discounted meals, it’s their way of giving back to veterans. And not to mention, it’s also good promo, similarly to offering free kids meals.
Now, there may be a few requirements to get your discount. Such as presenting a military ID or visiting on a certain day. And as with any deal, they are subject to change. So double check with the restaurant to make sure the deal is still good.
So, here’s my list of military freebies.
Veteran’s Advantage (#ad) is a registered public benefit corporation created to help military members and their families save money. If you join then you get access to the Military Discount Marketplace along with several other perks designed to save you money.
Georgia Top Attractions
The Atlanta Opera is a famous opera company located in Atlanta.
Offer: Free for veterans and current military members.
The World of Coca Cola is a museum exploring the history of Coca Cola. Certainly anyone would agree that the best part is tasting Coke flavors from around the world.
Offer: Free admission for all active duty, reserve and retired military members.
Free on the Fourth of July
It’s safe to say that Independence Day is a military appreciation day. Many businesses in Atlanta show their appreciation for the military on July 4. As long as you have a valid military ID, then you should be able to get the discount.
Zoo Atlanta has been around since 1889! Come observe the animals. You can also visit from home and watch the Panda Cam.
Offer: Active-duty, reserve, veteran and retired military members enjoy free admission on the Fourth of July. And $4 off general admission for up to six accompanying guests with a valid military ID. Zoo Atlanta also has Mother’s Day and Father’s Day promotions for free entry. As well as a library pass program.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta helps kids learn on their level with hands-on exhibits.
Offer: Active-duty, reserve, veteran and retired military enjoy free admission on military holidays.
Online military appreciation deals
Tutor.com offers free online homework help and tutoring for service members and their dependents.
BuildASign.com offers a free homecoming banner for military families.
Baby’s Brilliant will edit a story recorded by a deployed serviceman/servicewoman and create a link to share with their young child and family.
SaveandInvest.org provides free FICO Scores for active duty military members.
VeteranRX is a free prescription discount program.
The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education (DANTES) is offering service members the opportunity to retake its Subject Standardized Test (DSST) for free. DSST prior-learning exams offer a quick and easy way to earn college credit. This offer is valid from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30, 2019.
Blue Star Museum Program
Through the Blue Star Museums program, families of active military members can visit 2,000 venues nationwide for free. But before you hit the road for a museum tour, check out the 14 museums located in metro Atlanta.
- Breman Museum
- Center for Puppetry Arts
- David J. Sencer CDC Museum
- Delta Flight Museum
- High Museum of Art, div. Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center
- Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
- Michael C. Carlos Museum
- Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA)
- Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
- SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film
- William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
- Southeastern Railway Museum
- LaGrange Art Museum
- Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and Park
So how do you show your support for the military?