Memorial Day is a day for parades and remembrance, picnics and barbecues — and lots of deals! That’s true for Memorial Day in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties as well.
Many restaurants and retailers are offering discounts and freebies over the Memorial Day weekend. Some of the deals are only for military personnel or veterans, while others are available to all. Some of the deals aren’t specifically for Memorial Day, but they’re good over the holiday weekend, so we’ll count them in as a way to enjoy the kick-off-to-summer holiday on the cheap.
We’ve broken down the Memorial Day offers by restaurant deals, shopping deals and gift card bonuses.
The offers are available at participating locations, while supplies last. Limit one per person.
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Memorial Day restaurant and food deals
In addition, the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend is National Hamburger Day, so you can find more meaty deals to enjoy over the holiday weekend.
7-Eleven: Slice into a big deal over the holiday weekend. 7-Eleven is celebrating Memorial Day weekend with a pizza deal for first-time 7NOW customers. First-time customers can enjoy a FREE pizza with any order on 7NOW — use promo code PIZZA.
Applebee’s: Take flight this Memorial Day weekend. Applebee’s is giving away a FREE movie ticket (up to $15) to see the much-anticipated sequel Top Gun: Maverick with a dine-in purchase of $25 or more. Get two tickets with a purchase of $50 or more. The offer ends June 12.
Caribou Coffee: Stir it up on Memorial Day. Caribou Coffee is offering active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses a FREE hot brewed Coffee of the Day on May 30.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill: In honor of Memorial Day (and all year long), military service members receive 10% off at Carrabba’s Italian Grill with the restaurant’s Heroes Discount.
Fogo de Chão: Enjoy lots of meaty savings on Memorial Day. Fogo de Chão is offering 50% off the meals of all veterans and active-duty personnel on May 30. Plus, their guests enjoy 10% off their meals — valid for up to three additional people.
Hungry Howie’s: Enjoy the originator of flavored crust pizza over the Memorial Day weekend. Hungry Howie’s is offering Mix & Match Deal — choose two items from a select menu for $6.99 each. The offer is valid online, in-store and by phone (for carry out and delivery orders) from May 27 to 30.
Jimmy John’s: Get sandwiched by savings over the holiday weekend at Jimmy John’s. Save $5 on an order of $20 or more with promo code 5OFF20. The deal is only available Monday through Friday after 5 p.m. and all day on Saturday and Sunday. The offer ends July 5.
Kona Grill: Leave the Memorial Day weekend grilling up to Kona Grill. The restaurant is offering all veterans, active-duty and reserve military 20% off their check, when they dine in-restaurant from May 27 to 30. In addition, Kona Grill will be serving a thirst-quenching and patriotic-themed Red, White & Blue Margarita Flight.
Marco’s Pizza: Pizza is the perfect choice for a Memorial Day weekend family gathering. From May 26 to 29, Marco’s Pizza is offering 20% off regular menu prices on any pizza, including All Meat, Deluxe, Garden, Hawaiian Chicken, Pepperoni Magnifico and White Cheezy. The offer is only valid online via the pizza chain’s app or website — use promo code MEM20. (The pizza chain is also offering the same 20% discount with promo code RETRO, but through June 3.)
Olive Garden: If you take the whole family to Olive Garden, enjoy an extra take-home entrée for just $6. Pick up enough extra meals to enjoy over the holiday weekend. Choose from Fettuccine Alfredo, Five Cheese Ziti al Forno and Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Outback Steakhouse: All service men and women receive 10% off their meal all day, every day (including Memorial Day), thanks to Outback Steakhouse’s Heroes Discount.
Pizza Hut: Pizza is perfect for every holiday, including Memorial Day. Have an inexpensive pizza party over the holiday weekend, thanks to Pizza Hut’s ongoing deals and discounts. Share a slice of pizza and fun with the family…plus, it’s an easy set-up (and clean-up) for the party planner.
Sonic Drive-In: Leave the cooking to Sonic Drive-In over the holiday weekend. Get a buy-one-get-one FREE hot dog via the chain’s app — from May 27 to 30. Choose between Chili Cheese Coneys or All-American Hot Dogs.
STK Steakhouse: Military personnel enjoy a big, juicy discount for Memorial Day. STK Steakhouse is offering all active duty, reserve, military veterans and Gold Star Families a 20% discount, when they dine in-restaurant from May 27 to 30. In addition, the restaurant will be serving a special Red, White & Blue Steak Stopping, featuring a juicy lobster tail, truffle butter and crispy blue corn strips, for an additional $19.95 with the order of any steak.
Texas de Brazil: Active duty military and veterans with valid badge or ID receive 15% off their lunch or dinner prices at Texas de Brazil. The offer applies to accompanying diners — up to four at the table. The offer is available year-round, but not on holidays. (Don’t worry, Memorial Day is not one of the blackout dates.)
Memorial Day shopping deals
Ace Hardware: As part of its annual One Million Flag Giveaway every Memorial Day weekend, Ace Hardware is again giving away a FREE 8″ x 12″ U.S flag on May 28 — no purchase necessary. The flags are available at participating locations, while supplies last.
BBQGuys: Grilling on Memorial Day is an annual tradition for many — the perfect way to kick-off the start of summer. If you’re looking for hot deals on everything you need for outdoor cooking, BBQGuys is holding a Memorial Day Sale with lots of summery savings on grills, equipment and more — up to 60% off. Check back often, as new deals are added daily up to May 30.
Big Lots: Save big at Big Lots! The discount store is offering lots deals on everything you need for summer fun, including patio furniture, pools & accessories, outdoor lighting, grills and more. Plus, through June 11, Big Rewards shoppers earn $10 Big Bucks for every $100 spent — get more details here.
In addition, veterans, active military and their families can enjoy a year-round discount of 10% off all in-store and online purchases.
Ford: Rev up the savings for your service. Ford offers a special discount on vehicles for military personnel and first responders. This offer is valid year-round. Enter your zip code to find the nearest Ford dealer for more details.
Office Depot: Get your home office ready with big savings. In-store and online, Office Depot‘s Memorial Day Sale runs from May 26 to June 4. Customers can save more than 50% on select furniture and chairs. Plus, save big on PCs, tech accessories, supplies and more.
Walgreens: Military and veterans (and their families) receive 20% off eligible regular-priced items at Walgreens — from May 27 to 30. The offer is only valid in-store with myWalgreens membership and proof of service.
Memorial Day gift card bonuses
Relax over the Memorial Day weekend by putting away the outdoor grill. Let one of these restaurants do all the work over the holiday weekend with a gift card bonus or discount. Buy the gift card as a way to celebrate the start of summer or a way to save when you take the whole family out to dinner.
Applebee’s: Buy a $50 gift card at Applebee’s and get a $10 bonus card — from April 11 to June 26. The bonus card expires Aug. 7.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse: Pizza and beer make for the perfect Memorial Day weekend. Buy a $50 electronic gift card at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse and get a $10 bonus card. The offer ends June 19. The bonus card is valid June 20 to July 10.
Bonefish Grill: From April 19 to June 19, buy a $50 gift card at Bonefish Grill and get a $10 bonus. The $10 off coupon can be redeemed June 21 to Aug. 21.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Gather the family and enjoy a meal at Carrabba’s Italian Grill. For every $50 spent in gift cards, receive a $10 bonus — from April 19 to June 19. The $10 off coupon can be redeemed from June 21 to Aug. 21.
Chili’s: Enjoy Tex-Mex and margaritas over Memorial Day weekend at Chili’s. Buy a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus card — from April 21 to June 26. The bonus card is valid April 22 to July 31.
Einstein Bros. Bagels: Need bagels for a Memorial Day brunch? All Einstein Bros. Bagels gift cards purchased online through June 24 are 20% off.
Flower Child: Make Memorial Day blossom with savings at Flower Child. Buy a $50 gift card and receive $10 bonus card — from May 1 to June 30. The bonus card is valid July 1 to Sept. 30.
Fogo de Chão: Fogo de Chão can make Memorial Day sizzle with savings. For every $125 in gift cards purchased online, get a $25 bonus card — from April 19 to June 19. The bonus card is valid June 20 to Sept. 1.
Grand Lux Café: Enjoy a luxurious Memorial Day weekend lunch or dinner at Grand Luxe Café. From April 28 to May 8, purchase a $50 gift card online and receive a $10 bonus card. The bonus card is valid May 9 to June 9.
IHOP: Hop over to IHOP for breakfast (or any other meal) on Memorial Day. From April 4 to July 17, buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 bonus card. The bonus card expires Aug. 21.
Jamba: Get fresh and fruity for Memorial Day at Jamba. From April 19 to June 19, buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 reward code. The reward card is valid June 20 to Sept. 1.
Johnny Rockets: Rocket your way to savings on Memorial Day at Johnny Rockets. From May 3 to June 19, get a $5 bonus card with every $25 digital gift card; $10 bonus card with every $50; $15 bonus card with every $75; and $20 bonus card with every $100. Bonus cards are valid June 20 to Aug. 31.
McAlister’s Deli: Slather on the savings for Memorial Day at McAlister’s Deli. Receive a $5 eReward (online) or physical reward voucher (in-store) for every $25 purchased in gift cards — from April 18 to June 19. The reward is valid June 30 to Aug. 31.
Miller Ale House: Raise a glass to Memorial Day! Through June 26, buy a $50 gift card at Miller Ale House and enjoy a bonus card. The bonus card is valid July 1 to Aug. 31.
Moe’s Southwest Grill: Enjoy burritos and more on Memorial Day at Moe’s Southwest Grill. For every $25 in gift cards purchased online or in-restaurant, receive $5 Moe Rewards — from April 18 to June 19. The reward code can be redeemed June 20 to Aug. 31 by unlocking it through the Moe Rewards program.
On The Border: Heat up Memorial Day at On The Border. Through June 30, buy a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus card. The bonus card is valid July 1 to 31.
Outback Steakhouse: “Steak” your claim on Memorial Day! Buy a $50 gift card at Outback Steakhouse and enjoy a $10 bonus — from April 19 to June 19. The $10 off coupon is valid June 21 to Aug. 21.
Panda Express: Treat the family to orange chicken on Memorial Day at Panda Express. Enjoy a FREE Panda Bowl with the purchase of $30 gift card online. The bonus is available April 25 to June 30. The redemption code for the complimentary bowl expires July 31.
Panera Bread: Enjoy a fresh and hot deal for Memorial Day from Panera Bread. Get a $10 bonus card for every $50 in gift cards purchased. The bonus offer is available April 20 to May 31. The bonus cards are valid June 1 to 30.
Red Lobster: There’s nothing fishy about saving money! Buy a $50 gift card at Red Lobster and receive a coupon good for $10 off your next order of $30 or more. The coupon is valid June 27 to Aug. 31.
Red Robin: Get a juicy deal for Memorial Day at Red Robin. Buy a $50 gift card and get $5 Bonus Bucks. The bonus offer is available April 18 to June 19. The bucks are valid June 20 to Aug. 21.
Schlotzsky’s: Get sandwiched by savings on Memorial Day at Schlotzsky’s. From May 1 to June 20, buy a $25 gift card and enjoy a $5 eReward. The reward must be unlocked in the Schlotzsky’s app prior to Aug. 31, after which it expires within 14 days.
Subway: Stop at Subway for a great deal — perfect for Memorial Day weekend picnics. Get a FREE 6-inch sub with the purchase of a $25 gift card — through June 30. Limit four bonus cards per order. The complimentary sub voucher is valid July 1 to Aug. 31.
Village Inn: Enjoy a hearty breakfast over the holiday weekend at Village Inn. From April 25 to June 19, buy a $25 gift card and receive a $5 bonus card. The bonus card is valid May 9 to July 31.
Information from our parent site, Living On The Cheap, was used in this report.