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UPDATE: Military Discounts for Mother’s Day


Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8, which means you have a few days left to plan something special for Mom. If you’re struggling for gift ideas that are easy on your wallet–we’ve got you covered!

As a small way to say thanks to veterans and service members, many businesses and retailers offer military discounts which you can use this Mother’s Day holiday. We put together a list of some of the most popular deals in Ohio. Keep checking back as the holiday gets closer and more stores announce their special deals!


Show Mom you care by spending some quality time together. All of the following activities are fun for families and can be cost effective with your discount.

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Moms will receive free admission to the Cincinnati Zoo on Mother’s Day. Show your military ID any other day and adults receive $3 off admission and children receive $2 off admission. The military discount is valid for immediate family members only.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Moms will receive free admission to the Cleveland Zoo on Mother’s Day. On any other day, the Cleveland Zoo offers a military discount for the service member or veteran and up to six people in the group. For more details, call 216-635-3310.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Moms can enjoy free admission at the Columbus Zoo on Mother’s Day with one paid child’s or grandchild’s admission ticket. The regular military discount is $2 off admission for current and former service members and up to six people in their family. Proof of service must be presented.

Toledo Zoo Mothers will receive free admission to the Toledo Zoo with one paid child’s admission ticket on Mother’s Day.

Newport Aquarium Active and retired military personnel, spouses and dependents are eligible for a military discount on admission. Adults receive $3 off tickets and children receive $2 off tickets with proof of service.

The Wilds Current and former military personnel receive free admission on the Safari Transport tour and the Open Air Safari tour. The Wilds Zipline tour offers $10 off to military members. For more details, call 740-638-5030.

Ohio History Connection Active service members, veterans and their dependents receive $2 off admission. The Ohio History Connection including many of its affiliate museums and historical sites, participates in the Blue Star Program, which offers free admission to active duty personnel and their families Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame A military discount is available for active duty service members and retired veterans with proof of service.


These popular retailers also offer military discounts, but it’s recommended to call ahead. Some local retailers may not participate in national discount programs.

Banana Republic Active service members and veterans receive 15% off full-priced items in-store only. Proof of service required.

Bed, Bath & Beyond Print this coupon and get 20% off your in-store purchase through May 30.

Cabela’s Cabela’s Legendary Salute offers a 5% discount to active and retired service members and VA recipients.

Eddie Bauer Military discount varies according to location.

Kohl’s Military discount varies according to location.

Old Navy Every Monday is “Military Monday” where active duty military, retired veterans and dependents can receive 10% off their purchase with proof of service.

Restaurant Discounts Spend some quality time with Mom and take her out for a good meal. According to Task&Purpose, these 10 popular restaurants offer military members discounts off their orders.

Ticketmaster Through May 31, use code TMN241 to buy one ticket and get the second ticket free.

Under Armour Active service members, veterans, spouses, dependents and first responders receive a 10% online discount at Under Armour. Troops ID verification is required.

Yankee Candle Active and retired military service members and immediate family members can receive 10% off their purchase in stores and online. The military discount can be combined with other coupons.

Homemade Gifts

Do you have a knack for crafts or home improvements? A great way to show appreciation for Mom is to complete a project she’s wanted to cross off her list. The following home goods retailers can help you out.

Joanne Fabric and Craft Stores Current and former service members and family members receive a 10% discount at check-out with a valid ID.

Lowe’s Active service members, retired veterans and veterans receiving VA benefits receive 10% off their purchases with a valid military ID any day of the year.

Home Depot Active service members, retired veterans and veterans receiving VA benefits receive 10% off purchases with a valid military ID any day of the year. .

Michael’s A 15% discount off your purchase is available in-store with a valid military ID.

Flowers and Chocolate

Sometimes it’s best to stick with what you know, and on Mother’s Day you can’t go wrong with a bouquet of flowers or a sweet treat. These are thoughtful gifts that don’t have to break your bank.

1-800-Flowers Use code FLWRFFTN and get 15% off all flowers and gifts through July 3.

Cheryl’s If you mom is deployed overseas, send her a box of Cheryl’s cookies with no charge for shipping. Also, get 15% off any online order with code TAKE15 until May 8.

Flowerama Select locations offer a military discount so call ahead to your local store to verify the discount.

Fruitbouquets.com Use code FRUITNOW to take 20% off any order until May 8.

FTD They offer Military.com members a 20% discount off purchases from their site.

Harry and David Use code SAVINGS to get 20% off any online order until May 31.

ProFlowers A 15% online discount is available to all military service members.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Military service members receive 10% off their purchase with a valid military ID.

These are just a handful of discounts you can take advantage of this May. There are plenty more out there to help make your Mother’s Day special.

To all of our hardworking Moms–Happy Mother’s Day from the MVRC Team!