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Old 10-13-2008, 11:06 AM   #1
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Great discounts for military! Please feel free to add yours

Just wanted to let everyone know.....if you are military and travel to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area, be sure and ask about discounts. We have found some great ones, like the Ripley's Aquarium regular price adult is $22.29 and $12.25 for kids......with your military ID it is $3.99 each plus tax.

All the Ripley's attractions are heavily discounted for military as well as Guinness Book of World Records.

Most are for the military member and dependants only. Some require ID for all dependants over the age of 12.

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Old 10-13-2008, 12:28 PM   #2
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I have a detailed list, if anyone would like it just PM me.

We are going in 2 weeks and I have a list of at least 12 different attractions that we can do for under $150.00 total for a family of 4.
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Old 10-25-2008, 12:34 AM   #3
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We went there in 2004. We got discounts all over town. Everybody offers them. Great town for military families! The Ripley's Aquarium was the best deal of all and a great attraction to boot! If you are considering a vacation, go to the Smokeys!
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:47 AM   #4
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We went there in 2004. We got discounts all over town. Everybody offers them. Great town for military families! The Ripley's Aquarium was the best deal of all and a great attraction to boot! If you are considering a vacation, go to the Smokeys!

We are just back from 3 nights in Gatlinburg and all the Ripley's attractions plus Guiness book of Worl Records are significantly reduced for military. We did Ripley's Aquarium, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Ripley's Davy Crockett golf, Ripley's Mirror Maze, Guiness Book for all under $50.00 for a family of 4 (DD was free at most as most of these are free for ages 5 and under. The aquarium tickets alone would have cost more than $50 at regular price. Other area attractions give a discount of $2.00 or so off the regular price or charge a child's admission price for each person. There is also a Ripley's Haunted Adventure and a Ripley's Movie Ride that we didn't do but those are also only like $1.99 each.
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:51 AM   #5
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Here are some other places we've found that give discounts to military

Texas Road House - 10% off
Hard Rock Cafe - 10% off
Olive Garden - can't remember the amount

DH has also had his portion of the meal comped when in uniform at Cracker Barrel (not all, I guess it depends on the manager).
Also a little place in Chattanooga called Soups On gives your meal complimentary to military in uniform.

If you have any please share!
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:07 AM   #6
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Chick-fil-a = 50% off to military in uniform or with ID card.
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:05 AM   #7
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A Couple more

Hershey Gardens in Hershey, PA = free for service members, dependents are regular price ($10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 3-12)

Farmer's Musuem in Cooperstown, NY = free for service members, dependents pay regular price.

Baltimore Maritime Museum, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD = touring the ships free for service members. Regular price for dependents.

Knobles Amusement Park in Elysburg, PA = free all day wrist band for service members, regular price for dependents.

Some Lowes and Home Depot Stores offer 10% discount on all purchases...call ahead.

Some Applebee's = free lunch for service members on Veteran's Day.

And of course...
Busch Gardens/Sea World/Sesame Place (PA) = Free for service members AND dependents once per calender year.

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Old 12-23-2008, 11:55 AM   #8
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Some of the restaurant discounts can vary locally. I can assure you our Chick-fil-A does not give a 50% discount. (That would be nice...)

Our AC Moore gives a 10% discount. Lowe and Home Depot usually do on Memorial Day, July 4th and Veteran's Day. Lowe's is 10% up to $2000.

Most hotels have a military discount. It always pays to ask.

The Georgia Aquarium offers a 20% discount on admission and the gift shop.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:38 PM   #9
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I know this thread is old, but if you can still give me a list of discounted attractions for military, I would really appreciate it! We are heading down in mid June and I'm a bit concerned with my budgeting!
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Old 05-30-2009, 05:46 PM   #10
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Lowes offers the 10% military discount (with ID) everyday of the year all you have to do is ask for it. The only advertise it on Memorial Day and Veterans day. but it is still avail.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:16 PM   #11
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Everywhere I go, I ask for a military discount. I have learned that most of the cell phone companies have a discount of some sort. I have AT&T and I think that we get 15% or so off of out monthly service.

When ever we go to Tanger Outlets I ask for discount. I got 10% off at Van Heusen and Old Navy recently.

I will think of some more and post them as I think of it.
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:28 AM   #12
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Gatlinburg Military Discounts

We called Ripley's aquarium yesterday to see what exactly the discount was. The aquarium wass $3.99, but you can buy a combined pass for all the Ripley's attractions for $10 per person!! All adults must show military ID. This has greatly reduced the expenses for our upcoming vacation, whew!

Anyone know of any other attractions in Gatlinburg with a military discount? Ober Gatlinburg tram, go karts, Reagan Terrace fun park?
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:49 PM   #13
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Anyone who is military can get a FREE day pass for them and family at SeaWorld.
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:15 PM   #14
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storage unit

my dd and sil just put their furniture and household items in storage while he's gone. they found out they get a 15% discount on their monthly storage bill...it never hurts to ask! Our daughter is staying with us until her hubby returns.
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:17 AM   #15
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The Manager of our Dick's Sporting Goods gives a 10% discount to military members and their dependents who also are Reward Point members.

Maybe your store does the same!
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