April is “Month of the Military Child” which honors military children and recognizes their roles in the Armed Forces community. As part of Month of the Military Child there are several community partners providing prizes and contests for military children.
Over $8,000 in Exchange Prizes
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service together with its vendors, is commemorating the valor and patriotism of military children by offering approximately $8,000 worth in prizes.
The sweepstakes is currently underway thru April 30th.
- Exchange gift cards (valued between $50 to $250)
- Star Wars The Child Figure
- Nerf Blasters
- Play-Doh sets
- Disney play sets
- And more
For additional details, visit ShopMyExchange.com/MOMC. No purchase necessary to participate.
To celebrate military kids, @shopmyexchange is giving away more than $8,000 in prizes through 16 #sweepstakes in honor of the #MonthOfTheMilitaryChild. Prizes include the hottest toys and games, as well as Exchange gift cards. Details: https://t.co/txXMWwMnSG.— The Exchange (@shopmyexchange) April 1, 2021
Exchange Discounts on Toys
Commissary Coloring Contest
Military kids can show off their creative sides with four online contests to celebrate #MonthOfTheMilitaryChild. Four prizes will be awarded in each contest, including Exchange gift cards and the hottest games and toys. Read more: https://t.co/ZXt9xEtbMA.— The Exchange (@shopmyexchange) March 31, 2021
Free Military Brat Patch
Free Goodie Bag at Purple Up Drive Through
Month Of The Military Child Discounts
Through Disney’s Armed Forces Salute Program military members can access to 4 and 5 day Park Hopper passes now through December 17, 2021. Disney offers additional discounts for military families including discounted Memory Maker products and discounted room rates at select hotels. Learn more about Disney Military Discounts. Another Disney-related discount program is Shades Of Green. Located at Walt Disney World Resort, this Armed Forces Recreation Center resort, is a family-friendly vacation destination dedicated specifically to military members and their families. They offer affordable rates on accommodations and up to 12% off regular ticket prices for local attractions when purchased from the on-site ticket center.
Many other theme parks across the country offer discounted rates for Military members. Discounts and availability will vary by park. Here are a few:
- Knott’s Berry Farm
- Universal Studios
- Sea World
- Busch Gardens
- Great Wolf Lodge
- Cedar Point
Zoos and Aquariums
Many zoos and aquariums around the US offer discounted admission for military members and other deals. Here are a few:
- Aquarium of the Pacific
- Birmingham Zoo
- Cincinnati Zoo
- Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
- Dallas Zoo
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
- National Aquarium
- San Diego Zoo
Military members and their families, veterans, and Gold Star families are eligible for a free America The Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass. These passes are good for free entrance to participating National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands that charge admission. You can find a list of all federal recreation sites that accept and issue the passes here.
Blue Star Families
The Blue Star Families program partners with Theatre Communications Group to offer Blue Star Theatres. Military members, their families, and veterans can all get free or discounted admission to over 170 playhouses and theatres nationwide. Treat your military kids to a special show this month. Next month, during Military Appreciation Month, Blue Star Museums kicks off on May 15th and runs through September 6th, offering free admission at museums across the country.
Arts & Crafts
Create projects to capture favorite family moments, or make hand-made gifts for those serving at home and abroad to show your love. Military families can save on supplies at stores like Michael’s and JoAnn Fabrics.
Clothes & Shoes
Freshen up your military child’s closet with new clothes and shoes this month or just treat them to a special new outfit. These fashionable brands offer military discounts all year long.
Chuck E. Cheese’s
Take your military kids out to Chuck E. Cheese for a night of pizza and fun. Choose from The Alpha, a large 1-topping pizza, 4 drinks and 45 play points, and the Bravo, 2 large 1-topping pizzas, 4 drinks, and 100 play points.
Support your military kids educational goals or help them master their math skills with Tutor.com. Free online tutoring is available to students of military families, funded by the US Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance. Older students prepping for the SAT or ACT get discounted rates on standard, premium, and super courses offered through eKnowledge.