In today's economy, saving money has become a top priority for many consumers. Besides using coupons and searching for sales, military families have an additional money-saving resource: military discounts.
Numerous businesses and organizations want to show their support and appreciation for the troops and their families and they do so by offering generous military discounts, freebies and special programs.
It's important to note that before you take advantage of the discounts listed below,... make sure and read the details, limitations and exclusions that are featured on each company's Web page.
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Would you like a free Blue Star Flag to display in support of a loved one that's serving in the U.S. Military? Learn how to request one from Grantham University.
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In an effort to show troop support and appreciation, many hotels offer military discounts. Investing a little time before finalizing your travel or vacation plans could equal significant savings.
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VoiceQuilt Offers Military Discounts
If you're searching for a unique and creative gift idea for your deployed loved one, you might want to consider sending a VoiceQuilt message to that special servicemember in your life.
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Free SAT/ACT Prep Software
The Department of Defense and a group of NFL players have teamed up with eKnowledge Corporation to offer free SAT/ACT prep software to servicemembers and military dependents.Continue to 5 of 20 below.
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Movie Theaters That Offer Military Discounts
Several of the large franchised cinemas such as Destina, Cinemarks, Regal and AMC participate in a military discount program.
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Free Photo-Transfer Quilts and Pillows for Kids of Deployed Servicemembers
Operation Kid Comfort hopes to soothe and console military kids by providing free photo-transfer quilts to children aged six and under, and pillows to those aged seven and older. Each custom-made quilt or pillow features photos of the deployed servicemember.
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Free Online Tutoring for Military Kids
The Department of Defense has created a program that offers free online tutoring to military kids. Professionals are available 24/7 to help K-12 students with a variety of subjects.
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To show their support and appreciation for members the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents, many vacation clubs, resorts and travel agencies offer military discounts and exclusive deals to military families.Continue to 9 of 20 below.
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Youth Programs Grants for Kids of Reservists and Guardsmen
Financial assistance to cover the cost of youth programs and activities is available for military children of Guardsmen and Reservists through grants offered by Our Military Kids.
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Every day throughout the year Home Depot offers a 10% discount to active, Reserve, retired and disabled veterans and their spouses and dependent children. To receive the discount you must ask for it at the time of purchase and show a valid military ID.
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Greyhound Offers Military Discounts
Greyhound offers two forms of military discounts to active duty and retired servicemembers and their dependents. Travelers can choose to take a 10% discount off of an unrestricted walk-up ticket or they can purchase a round-trip ticket anywhere in the continental United States for $209.
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When purchasing a vehicle, GM extends their Preferred Price program to servicemembers and their spouses. Basically, the Preferred Price program allows buyers to purchase a vehicle for less than the MSRP. For added savings, USAA members can receive an additional discount of $750.Continue to 13 of 20 below.
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Amtrak offers a 10% military discount to active duty servicemembers and their spouses. You must present a valid military ID to receive the discount.
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Apple offers current and former active duty, Reserve and Guard servicemembers and their dependents special reduced prices through their military discount program.
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Anna's Linens offers servicemembers and military dependents a 10% discount on all online and in-store purchases. To claim the in-store discount you must present a valid military ID. For online purchases you must contact their customer service department when placing your order.
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Guard, Reserve and active duty servicemembers can receive up to a 15% discount on insurance premiums. In addition, Geico also offers an emergency deployment discount for servicemembers deployed to imminent danger pay areas.Continue to 17 of 20 below.
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Active and retired military personnel can receive a 5-20% discount on campsite and rental units at Jellystone Parks located throughout the United States and Canada.
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Whether you're wanting to purchase an engagement ring, wedding rings, or other fine jewelry, Zoara offers a 10% military discount to active duty servicemembers. (Discount does not apply to loose diamonds.)
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Nike offers a 10% discount to servicemembers in all branches and components of the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents. To take advantage of the discount you must have a valid military Id and make your purchase at a Nike-owned store. (Discount is not available for online purchases.)
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Show your military ID at any Sears Portrait Studio and receive a 20% military discount on studio and online purchases. If you're making an online purchase you must enter promotion code 48576 at checkout to receive your discount.