Thursday, July 23, 2015

Military Discounts in El Paso, TX

Home of Fort Bliss 
(Fort Bliss MWR website HERE)
Here are some great deals you can score in El Paso:
(Alphabetical order)

Bob-O's Family Fun Center
10% military discount

Border Patrol Museum
FREE admission for all

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Truck Rental - Military Discount (Budget, Penske, U-Haul, etc)

When Military Personnel have to make a PCS (Permanent Change of Station) they have two main options for moving all their household goods to their new location.

  1. Have the government do it. They will hire a commercial contractor to pack and move everything. This is the stress free method. They do this at completely no cost to the military member as long as they stay within their "authorized weight limit" (example E-6=11,000 lbs or 0-3=14,500 lbs)
  2. Do it your self. The 'Personally Procured Move Program' allows military members to do it themselves. They can receive 95-100% of the Government Contracted Cost (GCC). This is usually the 'financially savy' or 'no one touches my stuff but me' method
Because Military members often like to do it themselves I thought it would be a good idea to compare all the moving truck rental companies and compare their Military Discounts. 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Sam's Club Membership for $15 (New Members and Renewals)

This is the best discount that i've ever seen published for Military Members. A standard Sam's Club membship costs $45. Military Members normally get a $15 gift card with new memberships or renewals.

For the entire month of July (July 1- July 31) you get a $15 gift card AND $15 worth of food (Sliced Turkey, Cookies, and Rolls). The cost of membership is normally $45 so this brings the cost of membership down to around $15.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Great Wolf Lodge (20% Military Discount)

This weekend I went up to Great Wolf Lodge with my Brother and his kids. Very fun place! The cost of a room is around $160-$250 depending on how early you book and how many people you have with you. They offer 20% Military Discounts at all of their locations. You can book online by clicking here or using the promo code "HEROES" or you can ask for the military discount at the front desk.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Car Registration and Title Fees and Plates FREE

Last week I went to the DMV to do the registration on my new car and transfer the title to my name and get new plates. I was curious so I asked if Military received any kind of discount. She said that title and registration costs are waived for military that meet certain requirements. Qualifications are: "current/past member of the US Armed Forces regular component, reserve component or National Guard, and that served on active military duty outside of Arizona in support of a worldwide contingency operation of the US Armed forces."

Sunday, July 5, 2015

2015 State Fair Discounts for Military

State Fair season is just around the corner, and many states let military members in for free, or at discounted rates!

Click your state for more info. 
Be aware that some states have not posted their 2015 information yet. If that is the case we will list their 2014 information as they usually keep their military discounts the same each year.
And comment below if you know of any county fair deals or discounts also.

States that offer discounts this year:

Alabama: FREE on Oct. 3 (Opening Day)

Alaska: $11 for adults, $7 for youth, any day
Aug 27 - Sept 7

Arkansas: FREE admission for military personnel and immediate family members on Oct 14 (2014)

California: FREE admission July 16
July 10 - July 26