Friday, January 31, 2014

Free Tax-Filling Programs for Military

Common tax forms like W-2's have probably been gathering in your mailbox. Tax forms are due by April 15 and there are many programs that help you file them. Luckily for us, many of these programs are FREE or Discounted to Military personnel. 

According to the Wall Street Journal, the average cost to have someone prepare your taxes was $246-143 (depending if you have itemized deductions). This may be well worth it to have an expert do it and save you the headache and hours trying to read through all the pages of instructions. Others like to do it themselves and can find do it yourself products from $8-$60. Both have their pros and cons. Here's an interesting article that discusses both sides. Here is an opinion that you should always let the pros do it. 

Lets take a closer look at some of the Military Tax Software Discounts!
  • Turbo Tax
    • Free Federal and State if you are E1-E5

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Flower Discounts on Valentine's Day (up to 65% off)

My brother was recently deployed in Afghanistan, I heard that he sent his wife flowers every week during his seven month deployment. He used 1800flowers but there are several great companies. The great thing about giving flowers nowadays is it can be done entirely online. These companies will deliver the flowers to your front door in perfect condition. This can be great for Military couples separated by distance.
Bundle of Love Rose Plant
Remember that these Flower Discounts can be compounded with other discounts like Plink(+10% off) and American Express Credit Card Offers (+30% off). Add this to the Military 20-25% discount and you are looking at a 65% discount off your purchase!!



Quick List of Flower Military Discounts: (more details below)


Friday, January 17, 2014

TSA Precheck Expedite Screening

GREAT NEWS!
As of Dec 20, 2013 members of military are offered a chance to skip the security line in airports and use the TSA Precheck Expedite Screening line instead, avoiding this mess - 


What does this entail?
Most importantly, a much shorter line. Also, no need to remove shoes, jackets, belts, laptops or liquids when passing through security. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Get $250 FREE from Navy Federal

Navy Federal Credit Union has some great sign up bonuses this week! They include a $50 sign up bonus and then up to $200 in investment bonuses. 
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Here are the three bonuses:
1.) New member bonus = $50 (see below for link)
    • I signed up on Monday and the next day I got the bonus. All it requires is setting up a savings account. Here is a pic of the text they sent me.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Discounts to the Theatre

Blue Star Theatres offers complimentary and discounted tickets to live theater performances to Military Families throughout the year. 

This year includes hundreds of exciting showings such as A Christmas Carol, A Few Good Men, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cabaret, Into the Woods, Les Miserables, Macbeth, Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, Othello, Sherlock Holmes, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Great Gatsby, The Tempest, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, You Can't Take it with You...and so many more!




(Great deals highlighted in red)

Alabama 
  • Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery offers 10% off performances after the opening date; 15% off tickets purchased through the Maxwell AFB ITT office; and $25 tickets to select performances
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Home Depot -- How to Get 10% Military Discount ONLINE

Most people know that you can get a 10% military discount at Home Depot. That's pretty awesome. But did you know that you can get your 10% military discount ONLINE?

Here's how you do it:
  • Go to HomeDepot.com or Lowes.com, Add all the items you wish to purchase to your cart. Make sure to click on the "Pick up in Store: Free" button. Then go to checkout. 

  • When you are done checking out, you will receive an email confirmation telling you your items are ready to be picked up in store.                
  • When you get ot the store, tell a customer service rep that you are a member of the military and ask if they can help you get a 10% discount on your online pick up. 
  • They will ask to see your military ID. Here is where your response will vary. Some workers will give you the 10% back on a gift card, some will have you return and then buy the item again. Some will not know what to do. Just be patient and ask for a store manager if they don't know what to do. 
That's it! You can place your order using whatever payment you would like (credit card, gift card, debit card, etc.) and your 10% discount will be applied when you pick up your order.

Click Here to be taken to Home Depots online daily specials

Click Here to be taken to Lowe's online daily specials



****For our latest update (April 10, 2016) on Home Improvement Stores like Home Depot and Lowe's visit our Home Improvement Stores (Lowe's & Home Depot): Military Discount Page


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