Discounts, Discounts, Discounts
Soldiers ask for neither recognition nor reward. That's not in their DNA, and it's one of the things that makes them special. Soldiers join the National Guard to give back to our country. Well, there are a lot of patriotic American companies who feel the same way, and they put Soldiers on the receiving end of many discounts and special thank-you offers. Namely, discounts on just about everything.
Here are a few examples (be sure to confirm any offers with individual stores): food (Arby's, Chick-fil-A, KFC); clothing and gear (Banana Republic, Old Navy, Under Armour, Bass Pro Shops); home supplies (The Home Depot, Lowe's); cell phones (Verizon, AT&T); computers (Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard); transportation (many airlines, Amtrak, Greyhound Lines); hotels (Marriott, Holiday Inn, Howard Johnson); and travel destinations (Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, national parks). Plus, the Armed Forces Vacation Club offers deals on vacation rentals all over the world.
Are you taking advantage of everything that's available? Keep looking, and keep saving. You've earned it.