Our country is ever grateful for the service of our dedicated military women and men who protect us each day. We can never repay the sacrifice and hard work from our brave troops, but we can give our respect with small tokens of thanks. To show our appreciation, we’ve compiled a list of places and ideas that are worth exploring when it comes to saving more money. If you’re currently serving, or have done so in the past, read on to find some sweet deals for well-deserving you. We heart you, military members and veterans!
Shop Local: Honoring Hometown Heroes
Many businesses take pride in serving their local servicemen and women, and want to express their gratitude. Locales like restaurants, coffee shops, and car dealerships all have discounts for those who have fought for our nation. Make a list of your favorite shops and give them a call, or go online. You might be surprised at what you find. Car dealerships from Chrysler to Volvo have special pricing for military members that range from maintenance plans to new car sales. It’s worth the research!
Shop Online: A Few Clicks Can Mean Fabulous Discounts
Need apparel? Many brands give a minimum of 10% off to active duty, veterans, or their dependents. Lady Foot Locker provides a Veterans Advantage plan for military members, sharing a 20% off discount for our troops. Stores like Allen Edmonds give military servicemen and women 25% off regular priced items with a valid ID. This is real, people. Check it out!
Getting married? Brides Across America offers free (yes, we said FREE) dresses to military brides for their big day. A free dress is HUGE. Are we right??? This generous organization gives away 2,000 dresses each year, so get online and start planning those I do’s.
Shop Worldwide: Travel Deals To Help You Budget
Going places? Expedia.com offers a complimentary Expedia+ Gold benefits card to all military members who provide the valid info. You’ll earn points faster and have more options when it comes to travel. Check it out online.
Princess Cruises gives onboard spending money to active duty or retired military personnel, because awesomeness! They’ll offer up to $250 for purchases aboard the ship from spa treatments to boutiques. Kind of impressed? We are, too.
Shop Holidays: Veterans Day Deals
Veterans Day is about honoring the troops and retired military heroes who have made our lives better with each tour of duty, overseas mission, or courageous assignment. It’s a day to feel loved by friends and family, and cared for by your country.
However, just because you’re military, doesn’t mean you don’t like to shop (you know who you are, shopaholics!). If you’re someone who likes a good sale AND you’re a veteran, pay extra attention to the endless items up for great grabs when it comes to Veterans Day weekend. You, of all people, deserve the pampering and ultra-exciting pricing. It’s your day. Enjoy every moment of it.
If you haven’t noticed, we’re pretty enthralled with our country’s armed forces and everything they do to keep us safe, happy, and strong. We can never do enough to equal what they’ve done for us. We just want them to know our hearts are forever thankful.