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The Biggest List Of Military Discounts There Is

Posted on August 10, 2018 by Alex Wells | 0 Comments

Guest Blog by Stephanie Bates, author of militarytravelmama.com

How To Get Military Discounts

First, we need to make sure you, the reader of this list, is eligible to get a military discount. So, the following people will be able to get a chance to obtain one:

  • Active duty military personnel
  • Current Guard / Reserve member
  • Military retirees
  • Military dependents (anyone with a DoD issued military or dependent ID)
  • Veterans

Now, once you know you are eligible, you need to bring your military identification (proof of service or dependency) with you.

Some of the current ID cards that you can use to show proof of service:

However, please note that there is no standard as some stores only accept certain forms of ID or proof of service.

Military Discount Categories

In order to group this list of military discounts, I’ve decided to go with categories. Please note that this list will most likely never be finished, I will always make sure to keep on adding websites.

However, please don’t be mad if any of these discounts are no longer valid. On the contrary, please use the opportunity to send me a quick email so I can remove it and avoid future confusions.

The biggest list of military discounts online

Cars and Dealerships

Kid’s Equipment

Clothing and Shoes

Spas and Beauty

  • SPA INDEX GUIDE TO SPAS is global directory of day spas, wellness providers, spa hotels, and spa resorts offering discounts to Armed Forces, First Responders, EMTs and Law Enforcement professionals.
  • Lord Jones offers a 20% discount to U.S. active duty military personnel, reservists and veterans on all products at lordjones.com

Education and Tutoring

Moving and Storage

Events

Fun

  • Experience The Ride offers a $45 military discount for tickets to THE RIDE ($24 savings!) – redeem it by sending a photo of the military ID to this email or visit ExperienceTheRide.com for more information.
  • Rose City Comic Con offers all active military, reservist, and guards personnel will receive a3-dayy pass with proof of active military ID, available for pickup at the show’s registration.
  • Valleyfair will host a special event in honor of our nation’s military heroes: on public operating days from May 25 – 28 and June 30 – July 4 2018, any member of the armed services, active or veteran, will receive free regular admission to the park. Plus, each military guest will be able to bring up to six family members at a discounted rate of just $35 per person.
  • The Roller Kingdom offers a $2 off paid admission for children brought in by an active military person or spouse. (ie their children and friends) – that’s a 20% discount off our full admission price of $10. There is also a 10% discount on full-price birthday party packages.

Vacation

Lodging

  • Fox Hill RV Park & Campground offers all active military personnel a 10% discount on campsites and cabins in Wisconsin Dells, WI. The discount is good anytime except holiday weekends.
  • Branson Treehouse Adventures offers a 15% savings to military personnel, veterans and their families – it applies to RV sites, cabins and tree houses.
  • Bear Creek Lodge offers a military discount to all active and retired military personnel and their families are eligible for a 10% discount. Simply present a valid US military ID upon check-in.
  • Brown County Log Cabins offer a 10% military discount off their total stay at MOST units. These are individually owned and some allow NO discounts of any kind. Visit their homepage for more information!
  • Lake Camanche offers all active, reserve, retired, and veteran military personnel receives a 20% discount on Day Use Entry, Boat Rentals (excluding rental of the 14 passengers & Party Barges) camping, RV sites, and cottages.

Family and Military Reunions

Medical and Supplements

Home Decor

Food and Restaurants

Outdoors

Gifts

Mobile

Wedding

Fun

Fitness

BONUS Military Discounts: Regardless of Category

Many companies mentioned above offer military discounts year-round, but asking for a military discount on a military-related holiday increases your chances.

These holidays are:

In fact, many stores don’t offer military discounts, except on these holidays.


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Sword & Plough’s Notes from the Field: September 2017

Posted on October 06, 2017 by Sword & Plough | 1 Comment

 

Fedex

Fall is in the air and even though we were sad to say goodbye to summer, we are ready to kick off the new season! Fall brings things like National Hispanic Heritage month and new wardrobe options!

If you have not checked out our newly released fall fashion line, read Brand Champion Veronica’s latest blog post for more details!

As we mentioned, this month we joined America in celebrating Hispanic Heritage. Sword & Plough is a Hispanic women-owned business founded by our CEO and COO, Emily and Betsy. Emily and Betsy will be participating in speaking events around the country this year and we encourage you to learn more about their story. The next opportunity to hear Emily speak will be at the Military Influencer Conference in Dallas, Texas on October 23-24, 2017.

Emily and Betsy also attended the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest Summit earlier this month as the Grand Prize recipient! FedEx hosted an impactful and meaningful weekend with all ten Small Business Grant Contest award recipients. Emily and Betsy loved getting to know the founders, whose industry focuses ranged from healthy food with Funky Fresh Spring Rolls to STEM science kits for girls with Yellow Scope. The FedEx team asked the attending founders what logistics challenges they were facing and shared ideas about how FedEx could help provide solutions. One of the best parts of the summit was touring the FedEx Hub where thousands of packages are sorted every minute! We’re thrilled to work with an organization that supports small businesses and veterans, and so happy to be part of the FedEx family.

In addition to the major milestone of attending the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest Summit event this month, Sword & Plough created 300 custom Screen Printed Tote bags for the crew of Florentine Films. Florentine Films produced the landmark documentary The Vietnam War, which was directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. This must see documentary is an 18 part series that features testimonies from nearly 80 witnesses, including many who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both winning and losing sides. We would love to make your custom gift for your next event or conference. Email us at info@swordandplough.com and we can discuss the best option for your group order.

If you want to check out our products in person, we continue to have pop up shops around the country. This month we held pop up shops in Minnesota, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Keep checking our Facebook page for updates on where to find us in person next.

Since Sword & Plough’s launch in 2013, we have made it a priority to donate 10% of our profits to veteran non-profit organizations that align with our mission to empower veterans and strengthen civil-military understanding. This month we supported The Joel Fund which works to provide online resources to guide veterans and their families to organizations that offer assistance in key areas such as rehabilitation, recreation, community involvement, and career readiness programs.

We were featured this month in Colorado’s own magazine, 5280 Magazine and MilitarySpouse.com. The article in MilitarySpouse.com was written by our own Brand Champion, Veronica Bryant, and highlighted the Brand Champion program. If you are interested in learning more about the Brand Champion program, consider reading about Sword & Plough Brand Champion of the Month Melissa Musick.

We can’t wait to tell you more next month! Thank you for being part of the Sword & Plough community!


Cheers,
The Sword & Plough team


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6 Simple Things You Can Do on Earth Day and Every Day to be More Sustainable!

Posted on April 22, 2017 by Emily Nunez | 0 Comments

Earth Day

 

At Sword & Plough, every day is Earth Day! We are a socially and environmentally conscious brand that works hard to bring you a high quality, stylish product that gives back to the veteran community with minimal effect on the environment.

We do this by...

Manufacturing 100% in the United States: Supporting local economies and American jobs is an important part of our mission and we have no intention of moving production overseas. By manufacturing 100% in the United States, Sword & Plough is able to significantly reduce our carbon emissions.

Incorporating repurposed military surplus material into almost every one of our products: By repurposing textiles, we do our part to reduce the huge quantities of water, energy, fertilizers, pesticides and emissions involved in manufacturing new textiles. Did you know that manufacturing with recycled goods allows for the consumption of up to 95% less energy than manufacturing exclusively with new raw materials?

In addition to up-cycling surplus fabrics into our products, we also employ environmental manufacturing processes such as 100% domestic sourcing of all fabrics. The majority of our leather is also produced in the United States! Domestic sourcing helps reduce fuel consumption and emissions during transport.

Incorporating recycled materials within our packaging: Did you know that recycling one ton of cardboard saves over 9 cubic yards of landfill space? Recycling cardboard cuts the pollution caused by making new cardboard in half!

Military Surplus

Here are six easy ways you can be more environmentally sustainable every day.

1. Reuse! - Whenever possible, try to reuse things to cut down on unnecessary waste. Perfect opportunities to reuse products include grocery shopping with a reusable tote bag (such as our Sword & Plough Screen Printed Tote), using your own reusable thermos and water bottle (instead of disposable items from restaurants and coffeeshops), and purchasing capsule wardrobe items that you will enjoy wearing over and over vs. buying into the fast fashion industry. Rent the Runway recently stated that “In one year, the average American buys 64 clothing items, throws away 82 pounds of clothing and wears only 20% of their wardrobe.”

2. Buy American Made - By purchasing products that are made in the United States, you not only support American jobs but also cut down the increased fuel consumption and carbon emissions involved in overseas transport.

3. Plant something - Plant a tree! Did you know that trees help purify the air we breathe by removing carbon from the atmosphere? Don’t have a backyard? Consider donating to an organization that will plant a tree for you. Here are a few organizations that will help you plant a tree: Retree, A Living Tribute, and One Tree Planted.

4. Turn off the lights - Remember to turn off lights when you don’t need them. Using LED lights is the most energy efficient light bulb choice.

5. Limit food waste - Did you know that the majority of food waste happens in homes? Limit the amount of food you throw away by only purchasing what you need, planning meals in advance, and finding creative ways to preserve foods. Our friends at Rubies in the Rubble suggest freezing herbs in butter for cooking, freezing ripened bananas and using them in “banana ice cream,” and preserving fruits and vegetables for a fun at-home activity.

6. Bike or walk to work - By biking, running, or walking to work, we can significantly reduce air pollution while also getting a great workout and vitamin c. According to a shocking stat from a recent World Market blog post, “If you can stay off the road just one day a week, you’ll reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 795 pounds per year.”

  

Earth Day


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The Everygirl Feature

Posted on March 24, 2017 by Sword & Plough | 0 Comments

 

We are so honored and grateful to have our CEO, Emily Núñez Cavness, and Sword & Plough profiled in one of our favorite media outlets! A BIG thank you to The Everygirl for sharing our story!

A BIG thank you to THE EVERYGIRL for sharing our story!

 

"From the beginning, Sword & Plough has been about more than just creating bags. We’ve always been excited to create high-quality products, but our hope was that those products could be used as a platform to promote change. More than anything, Sword & Plough strives to create positive social impact at every stage of its business model through its quadruple bottom line. This enables us to accomplish our mission to empower veteran employment, reduce waste, and strengthen civil-military understanding. I’m so passionate about this mission because, through Sword & Plough, Betsy and I are able to give back to and support the community that we grew up in and that I served in."

- Emily Núñez Cavness

WWW.THEEVERYGIRL.COM

The Everygirl

 


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