Perks and Savings for Military Members and Families
If you or a loved one is in the armed forces I’m sure you are well aware of the many sacrifices and hard work involved.But are you also familiar with the many companies who are happy to offer thanks in discounts and free items?
There are a plethora of national chain restaurants and franchises that offer you abatements of ten percent or more.For breakfast and coffee you can chose from Dunkin Donuts, Cinnabon, and Ihop and Denny’s. If out and about with a yearning for a burger there are even more choices with eateries such as Dairy Queen,Sonic Drive-In,Burger King and McDonald’s.For a more formal dining experience try Applebee’s for ten percent off plus an absolutely free meal on Veterans day. Lonestar offers a standard 10% but this increases to 20% off everyone in your party on Mondays.
For big ticket items nothing beats the thrill of paying cheaper prices and the major car companies certainly don’t disappoint!
The Toyota company as well as Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge reward military service with a $500 cash allowance or rebate with the latter offering 3 years of lube, oil and filter service-definitely a great perk for busy military spouses!Audi and Ford have special military appreciation programs also,inquire at dealerships for more information.
To offset necessities of vehicle ownership lots of places have you covered and offer discounts .Geico, USAA and AffordableInsurancePlans.com all offer premium reductions and special rates on car insurance.
For parts and car services Autozone has a policy of shipping free to any FPO or APO address as well as allowing a 5-10% discount in stores. If it is tires you need you would do well to check out WheelsNext deal with 40$ off regular priced tires. Napa and O’Reilly’s auto parts suppliers extend discounts of 10% on regularly priced parts and automotive supplies.
Lots of retail stores are happy to extend a thank you as well and stores such as Aeropostale offers 20% off in addition to all the Finish line stores nationally.Haber Vision offers half off sunglasses and Apple and Hewlett Packard offer various service discounts as well.Many,many other retail establishments offer a rebated price or perks depending on their policy and it’s always a good idea to ask.
Keeping in touch with loved ones while away is always a priority, and AT&T is glad to help with their cardless calling card system for military that can save you as much as 80% on your phone bill and used anywhere in the world!
The whole family can get excited about special time spent together on vacations and getaways and there is no shortage of reduced rate options fit for any group.Whether it’s a happy return from a long deployment trip or regular vacations many travel options and theme parks are happy to welcome you with lower rates and deals. For transportation to and from your vacation most car rental companies offer concessions such as Avis, Alamo, Dollar and Hertz.
When you arrive at your destination there are many lodging options that will gladly reduce rooms for you such as Marriott and Best Western: they offer the Military Per Diem rate qualification, contact them for details. The Choice Hotels corporation will bump eligible members up in it’s points program to Elite Gold level with all the perks and discounts this allows at all 5000+ hotels nationwide including Comfort and Mainstay Suites, Quality and Sleep Inns as well as many others.
But once you arrive the real fun and savings begin!Many theme and amusement parks offer free passes to retired and current military members and their families including the Anheuser-Busch corporation and Disney. You can receive these perks by looking online and checking at their service desks as well.
Feel free to ask at any place of business if there is no sign,have your military ID handy and enjoy the perks-you deserve them!