Get Out and About with Free and Discounted Tickets for Military Families!

One thing my friends always say about me is that I cannot sit still. It is true, I have to be moving and doing something all the time. And I am always posting pictures on Facebook of our latest family adventures.

It is easier than ever to search for military-friendly discounts, and sometimes even free tickets! We have taken advantage of these generous discounts and have been to many events and concerts. If you’re like me, and want to get out and do something, there are several places to look for these discounts.

Your branch’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) office is a great resource on post to get information on travel, events, tickets, and more. I visit Fort Leavenworth’s FMWR frequently to grab the latest ticket booklet. They will offer tickets to ballets and shows to name a few. We enjoyed Disney on Ice recently. Be sure to like your local FWMR’s Facebook page to keep up with local events on and off post. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

Recently, my husband approached me about WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment)–I had no idea he was still into it after all these years! WWE has “Tribute to the Troops” event where they offer a free ticket to a WWE RAW or Smack Down Live Event to all US military personnel. We went to the Sprint Center in Kansas City the day of the event for tickets. The box office was kind enough to find three seats together with the free ticket. It was a great experience for all of us. Thank you WWE!

As a native of Virginia Beach, one of my favorite programs is “Waves of Honor.” SeaWorld Parks offers free admission to their theme parks for active US military, and they also have a program for veterans. We’ve used the complimentary tickets to SeaWorld San Antonio and had a blast! Just remember: Waves of Honor is not offered at the ticket box office. To get the free admission passes, go on the website and follow the instructions. For access to the tickets, you will also need to sign up for ID.ME. It took a little time to sign up for ID.Me and to get verified, but you can use it for other sites for more free and/or discounted tickets. We printed out the information to take to the theme park, showed guest services our print out and Military ID, and we got our tickets.

Vet Tix is a new website I recently discovered. My husband had to verify that he was Military with this one, too (which wasn’t a problem since he had an account with ID.ME). We are just exploring this site to learn how it works and to see what they offer, but you can bet I won’t be sitting still much longer!

Happy traveling, my friends!

Have you ever gotten tickets from MWR or Vet Tix? Where else do you find great tickets? Share it with us in a comment.

Posted by Jessica Richardson, military spouse and NMFA Volunteer, Fort Leavenworth, KS

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