Memorial Day freebies and military discounts

Local businesses offer deals to honor and recognize military veterans

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Many businesses are offering freebies and military discounts for Memorial Day. Local municipalities and shops are also having free Memorial Day events this weekend.

Matthew Cheng, creator of and said, "Memorial Day is the kickoff to the summer season and one of the few weekends that retailers like Home Depot and Lowes offer discounts to military personnel."

Here is a list of some places around town offering Memorial Day freebies and military discounts.

1. 24 Hour Fitness honors the military community with complimentary workouts Memorial Day weekend. In appreciation and support for millions of active and retired military personnel, 24 Hour Fitness is providing complimentary access to more than 400 clubs across the nation during Memorial Day Weekend.

2. Hooters is offering free Hooters wings for military veterans and active duty on Memorial Day. All day on Memorial Day, personnel with proof of service or a military ID will receive 10 free wings. The offer is for either boneless or traditional wings with purchase of a drink and is only available for dine in orders.

3. Max & Ermas is giving away free sliders on Memorial Day. The home to "America's best cheeseburger" has been celebrating National Hamburger Month all month long. Just order a beverage and receive one free slider.

4. Home Depot and Lowes are offering 10% military discount on Memorial Day weekend to all veterans who served honorably and who present a valid form DD214 or other proof of service.

5. Jo-Ann is offering 20% off regular, sale-priced and clearance items to past or present members of the armed forces, as well as their families.

6. CVS is offering ExtraCare members free $10 gas cards when spending $30 on everyday essentials advertised in the circular during select weeks this May through August. Once ExtraCare customers reach the $30 required purchase threshold, a special coupon will print on their receipt that can be redeemed immediately in store for a $10 gas card.

A listing of more Memorial Day freebies can be found at

There are also plenty of Memorial Day Sales this weekend in stores and online. A listing can be found at

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