Saturday, November 30, 2013

Upgrade to a Drivers Licence with Veteran Designation

If you are Active Military or a Veteran, the next time you go to get your license renewed you can now get it with "Veteran" designation. Check out the example images below.


In order to get the updated card you will need to fill out a form and show proof of current or past military service (often they require a copy of DD Form 214). You can add the "Veteran" Designation for free, however you may have to pay the cost of a new license.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

USO Review - Chicago - O'Hare Airport

The Chicago O'Hare airport (ORD) has 2 USO lounges. One is inside security and the other is outside of security. This is actually really nice to have one inside and outside of security. I didn't want to have to go outside of security and I heard that the one inside security was better, so of course I went there.

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Random Military Discounts

Here are some additional Military Discounts. These are offered by The Military Link, a company that works with companies to get exclusive deals for Military. I've only used one of these discounts before so I can't post our normal step by step article on how to take advantage. Its a great list however! Hope you find one you like!

LifeLock - 30 Days FREE + 15% OFF - 35% OFF purchases of $30

Guitar Center - 10% OFF Your Entire Purchase

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Free Military Welcome Home Banner

BuildASign has a Military Discount Promotion going on right now where any Military Family can create a FREE Welcome Home Banner or Jumbo Card. They only charge a shipping fee to send it anywhere in the US. Their Promotion includes the following free items (see picture for examples):
  • Free 3'x6' or 2'x4' Welcome Home Banner
  • Free Single Sided 18"x24" Jumbo Card
  • Free 18"x24" Corrugated Plastic Yard Sign
This promotion allows one free item per customer. Shipping can take up to 8 weeks so it might be a good idea to plan ahead. I've used BuildASign for other non-military projects and they said it would take up to 4 weeks to ship but both items actually got shipped in less than 5 days. Shipping is anywhere from $9-14 depending on which Free product you choose

Monday, November 18, 2013

Doughnut Shops - Military Discount (Krispy Kreme, Dunkin, etc)

We recently stopped by Krispy Kreme for some of their hot original glazed doughnuts. I asked about their Military Discount program. They said they offered 10% off for Military/Veterans. Awesome!

3 Additional Ways to Save on Black Friday

This is non-military related but can hopefully save you money! (Exception: Using Ibotta to double coupon at Military Commissaries-See #2 Below)

Soo while saving a bunch of money this Black Friday, save a couple more bucks by using these 3 resources. 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

2x points until Jan 15 with USAA Mastercard

When you sign into USAA you can click on the "My Offers" tab. This opens up several offers for loans, credit cards, insurance, etc.

The best offers are always the credit card bonuses. For example I've signed up for 5% cash back on gas for a year, 2x points on gas and groceries. These compounded so I was getting 8% back on gasoline for awhile.

The latest offer is "Get double rewards points on all your purchases when you spend $2000 or more by Jan 15" (see image below) These offers are targeted so you might have different offers in your account.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Parenting for Service Members and Veterans

As a parent, I realize that no military or personal success can compensate for failure in the home. Recently the Department of Defense  in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs came out with a FREE program designed for parents in the Military. The program is called Parenting for Service Members & Veterans and is a free online course providing military & veteran parents with strategies to improve their parenting skills. 
There are six modules online at their site I looked through one of them this morning and I was impressed. They have interactive tools for military and veteran parents that will help them reconnect with their families and build closer relationships with their children. They use stories and videos from real veteran and military families. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cafe Rio Military Mondays

For a limited time. 
Virgina and Maryland locations only :(

But Costa Vida always offers 10% off! See our full list of restaurant deals HERE

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Chase Bank - Waives all fees for Active Duty Military

Chase is my second favorite bank after USAA. I recently found out that Chase Bank will waive all credit card fees, late fees, and all other fees for Military members on Active Duty. It is very easy to apply and their customer service is excellent from my past experience.
Here's what you need to do:
  1. Call Chase Military Banking at 1-877-469-0110. This is a Military only line and takes calls 24/7. Awesome!
  2. Tell them you are Active Military. They will ask you to send them proof like a copy of your orders. Send them your information via fax or email.
  3. Wait a couple of weeks and they will send you a letter in the mail. (I have posted the letter they sent me in the mail below)
  4. Enjoy FEE FREE service. I have the IHG Priority Club Credit Card and the $49 annual fee was reimbursed immediately once they verified military status. They also have their Military Banking that waives all checking and savings account fees.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Veterans Day Military Freebies and Discounts 2014

Veterans Day is a special day for Military Deals and Discounts. Its amazing how generous businesses and restaurants are on this day. I for one really appreciate it. My wife and I rarely go out to eat because we are pinching our pennies so its always a fun treat to get to go out on Veterans Day.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Free Oil Change on Veterans Day

There are several auto companies that are offering their services to Vets and Active Military Members.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Military Moms Consignment Sales

Attention military moms!

Have you considered shopping at a children's consignment sale? If you get there early enough, you can find great sales on second hand kid's clothing, maternity clothing, furniture, toys, strollers, etc. And great news!!! Did you know that many seasonal consignment sales will let military moms in early for pre-sale?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Free LinkedIn Premium Membership for Military ($250 value)

Recently I joined LinkedIn and came in contact with Tyrell Jenkins, a military veteran with a strong background in business and finance, I asked him if he would be willing to share his experience with LinkedIn and how it could help Veterans make new connections in order to find a job or a better job. 

His response and advice was very informative and useful! Here is what he had to say:

Walgreens 20% Discount - Veterans Day

Walgreens is offering a Veterans Day discount to all veterans and active duty military personnel. Valid ID required.
  • 20% off Walgreens brand products
  • 15% off eligible store items

Monday, November 4, 2013

Discounted Military Medals

For generations, Veterans and Service members have displayed their Medals that our Nation has given them. I've always thought this is pretty cool when Vets show off their awards. It think it helps remind younger generations of their countries rich history and the values of Honor, Duty, and Country. Here are a couple sites I've found that offer discounts on Military Medals:

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Military - 20% off Entire Purchase - J.C. Penney

JCPenney is giving all Military (Active, Reserve, Veterans, etc) 20% off for the entire week. In order to receive this deal you must print this coupon. This deal is valid from November 6-11. Must show valid ID of proof of military service. 

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Military - 20% off Entire Purchase - Bed Bath & Beyond

This upcoming weekend, Bed Bath & Beyond is celebrating Veterans Day by offering 20% off your ENTIRE purchase. This special is available November 9-11th. 

20% off bed bath and beyond entire purchase

No coupon is required, all you have to do is show a form of Military ID. 

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