The men and women in the armed forces don’t serve for the money––they do it for love the of their country. These five varied shops in Atlanta show their gratitude to those selfless service men and women by offering discounts to help their hard earned money go a bit further.
6151 Covington Highway
Lithonia, GA 30058
Unclaimed Freight Furniture was founded in 1971 by Jerry Tucker after returning home from serving in the Vietnam War. Orginally, Jerry sold furniture from an old gas station and made deliveries himself. Since then, the company has grown into one of Georgia’s largest discount furniture stores. You can chose from the warehouse or order pieces in varied styles, finishes and fabrics. Unclaimed Freight Furniture also offers layaway on all discount items, and military members receive a 10 percent discount.
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3393 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326
Banana Republic is the dressiest of the GAP empire, which operates Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime and Athleta. They have great staples for your wardrobe, including jeans and tank tops and trendy pieces like brightly colors shift dresses and accent pieces like scarves to compliment them. The promotion heavy company always has specials and discounts for the budget savvy shopper and including those in the military. Through Military.com, service members and their familes can save 15 percent in stores.
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225 Baker St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
Georgia Aquarium does offer a military discount of 20% off of one general admission ticket. This perk is available to all five branches of the military: Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines and the Coast Guard. Please note you must be an active member and present your valid military ID at the Georgia Aquarium ticket office. You may be able to buy a ticket at your base, please check with the ITT/MWR office at your local base. General admission tickets does include admission to the 4D Theater, AT&T Dolphin Tales show, and any special exhibits when available. Please check the website for exhibit times and dates. Parking is limited in Downtown Atlanta and it can be pricey so you can take the train as an option. The closest MARTA train stations are CNN/Georgia World Congress Center and Peachtree Center.
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800 Cherokee Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30315
Zoo Atlanta, located in historic Grant Park, started by a fluke. In 1889, a traveling circus was on their way to Marietta and ran out of money. Wealthy businessman George Valentine Gress bought the animals that left to perish and donated them to Atlanta, and the Atlanta community has been involved in Zoo Atlanta ever since. Zoo Atlanta offers military members $4 off general admission for up to 6 people in the party. Note: the discount is not available on-line; you must present your military ID at the Zoo’s front gate.
High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St., N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
The High Museum of Art holds some of the greatest collections of both classic and modern art, stunning architecture and inspirational works you’ll find in the country. This Midtown Atlanta attraction features more than 12,000 pieces of art in the museum’s permanent collection, with new, rotating exhibits featured all the time, so you’ll never run out of new things to discover. The museum also features great family and teen programs, book clubs, lectures and events. Active military can visit the museum for free and retired military can take advantage of $2 off tickets for them and their family. Veterans and their families are in for free on Sundays.
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