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Military Discounts and Freebies

Listing of Military Discounts and Free Offers for Products and Services


In today's economy, saving money has become a top priority for many consumers. Besides using coupons and searching for sales, military families have an additional money-saving resource: military discounts.

Numerous businesses and organizations want to show their support and appreciation for the troops and their families and they do so by offering generous military discounts, freebies and special programs.

It's important to note that before you take advantage of the discounts listed below, make sure and read the details, limitations and exclusions that are featured on each company's Web page.

1. Free Blue Star Service Banner

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Would you like a free Blue Star Flag to display in support of a loved one that's serving in the U.S. Military? Learn how to request one from Grantham University.

2. Hotels Offering Military Discounts

In an effort to show troop support and appreciation, many hotels offer military discounts. Investing a little time before finalizing your travel or vacation plans could equal significant savings.

3. VoiceQuilt Offers Military Discounts

If you're searching for a unique and creative gift idea for your deployed loved one, you might want to consider sending a VoiceQuilt message to that special servicemember in your life.

4. Free SAT/ACT Prep Software

The Department of Defense and a group of NFL players have teamed up with eKnowledge Corporation to offer free SAT/ACT prep software to servicemembers and military dependents.

5. Movie Theaters That Offer Military Discounts

Several of the large franchised cinemas such as Destina, Cinemarks, Regal and AMC participate in a military discount program.

6. Free Photo-Transfer Quilts and Pillows for Kids of Deployed Servicemembers

Operation Kid Comfort hopes to soothe and console military kids by providing free photo-transfer quilts to children aged six and under, and pillows to those aged seven and older. Each custom-made quilt or pillow features photos of the deployed servicemember.

7. Free Online Tutoring for Military Kids

The Department of Defense has created a program that offers free online tutoring to military kids. Professionals are available 24/7 to help K-12 students with a variety of subjects.

8. Vacation Resorts and Cruise Lines That Offer Military Discounts

To show their support and appreciation for members the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents, many vacation clubs, resorts and travel agencies offer military discounts and exclusive deals to military families.

9. Youth Programs Grants for Kids of Reservists and Guardsmen

Financial assistance to cover the cost of youth programs and activities is available for military children of Guardsmen and Reservists through grants offered by Our Military Kids.

10. Home Depot Offers 10% Military Discount

Every day throughout the year Home Depot offers a 10% discount to active, Reserve, retired and disabled veterans and their spouses and dependent children. To receive the discount you must ask for it at the time of purchase and show a valid military ID.

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