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Guide To Memorial Day Freebies And Military Discounts

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A family member embraces a returning soldier. (WWJ: Beth Fisher)

A family member embraces a returning soldier. (WWJ: Beth Fisher)

DETROIT (CBS Detroit) Today is Memorial Day, which means everyone should take a moment to remember the sacrifices members of the military have made for America’s freedom.

Thank a veteran or soldier when you see one — and note that some local businesses are showing gratitude by offering freebies and discounts today.

“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,” said Matthew Cheng, creator of eCoupons.com and MemorialDayFreebies.com.

Cheng’s list of Memorial Day Freebies and Military Discounts includes:

1. 24 Hour Fitness Honors Military Community With Complimentary Workouts This 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. Get locations in metro Detroit here.

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. Get metro Detroit locations here.

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. Get locations here.

4. Home Depot and Lowes are offering 10 percent 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 Fabrics is offering 20 percent 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 complete listing of Memorial Day Freebies can be found at www.MemorialDayFreebies.com

Check out our Guide To Memorial Day Events in Metro Detroit Here.

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