Michaels Stores offer a 10% #Military Discount!

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Where are all my Michaels Arts & Crafts Store fans? I swear, I get lost in there for hours! Well, in case you didn’t already know, Michaels offers a 10% Military Discount everyday, at all Michaels stores! Combine this with the 40% off coupons they offer (or other coupons), and you may be able to save up to 50% on your purchase! Love it! You can read more about this discount here.

Michaels Stores Military Discount


#ChevySalutes our Military members (and my salute to my husband)! #sponsored

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This post is compensated by Chevrolet via MSB New Media. All opinions expressed herein are my own.

A Salute to my Husband …

Pre-deployment Kisses

It’s the end of May, which means Military Appreciation Month is drawing to a close. However, just because it’s over doesn’t mean we can’t recognize and honor our awesome servicemen and women all year round! Afterall, our servicemembers are serving 24/7, 365, sacrificing time with loved ones and maybe even making the ultimate sacrifice. That’s why I’d like to dedicate this post to saluting my husband, Clint, who is currently serving in the United States Army as Flight Medic.

I first met Clint in November, 2007, when my best friend set us up on a blind date (they had both recently been stationed at Fort Lewis). At that point in time, I had pretty much given up on meeting a good man, having just gotten out of a relationship a few weeks prior. I agreed to being set up, as it was really just a get together with friends that night, meeting up at Red Robin and then going bowling. It was funny, looking back, that we didn’t even sit next to one another at dinner. Not sure how that happened, but I remember being slightly upset. I kept looking at him, but nothing really happened until we went bowling. That’s when we loosened up and started talking, and ended up having a great night together. The next day, he and I went to a Seahawks game with friends, and were inseparable ever since. And when he got orders to Fort Bragg a month later, he asked me to go with him. In fact, we decided to get married, too! Mind you, we were both 29 at the time. Sure, two months seems like an awfully short time to get to know someone and decide to get married, however, I think we were both old enough to realize that we knew each other were “the one.”

It hasn’t all been roses and cupcakes, however. During our first PCS, I was pregnant with our first, and we had to move from Seattle, WA to Fort Bragg, NC (we did a DITY move to maximize the savings). I disliked Bragg very much. Hubby was attending SOCOM at the time, and was at school from 5AM til 5PM most days, but he worked his tush off, studying and trying to take care of me, his pregnant wife. After a year in Bragg, we got orders to head back to Fort Lewis, WA, which I was completely stoked about. Again, we trekked across country, DITY-style. My husband was so awesome throughout the whole process, making sure that our baby girl and myself were taken care of. During our first two PCS moves, I realized what a hard worker my husband was, making sure everything was taken care of for us, his family (not to mention, what an great soldier he was in his units)! I realized I had met and married a man with the same personal values that I grew up with and knew I had made the right choice :)

Fast forward two deployments, two more PCS’s and two kids later, it’s only gotten better. He is an amazing father, husband and soldier. I commend him for his work ethic in making sure that his own soldiers are taken care of! Sometimes you hear about guys only being out for themselves, but my husband is anything but. He gets the job done, and he gets it done right. I can’t imagine my life without him. So with that, Thank You, Clint, for your sacrifices and your dedication, not only for us, but also for our country.

And, #ChevySalutes by honoring our military members YEAR ROUND!

Chevrolet Military Discount

And did you know, Chevrolet honors our military families and veterans year round, too! You can read about the several campaigns they are involved with here. And don’t forget, throughout the month of May, Chevy is celebrating Military Appreciation Month by offering the Chevrolet Military Discount!

Now all Veterans along with Active Duty, Reserves and Retirees — including their spouses — are eligible for the Chevrolet Military Discount. The discount can be combined with most current incentives. You’ll also get the security of Chevrolet Complete Care available on 2014 purchased and leased vehicles. Backed by 24 months or 24,000 miles of included scheduled maintenance, warranties that cover powertrain, bumper-to-bumper and anti-corrosion, and five years or 100,000 miles of roadside assistance with courtesy transportation. USAA members receive an additional $750 private offer. The Chevrolet Military Purchase Program is available to more military personnel than any other brand. It’s just one of the many ways that Chevrolet is proud to serve all that have served.

What’s really cool about this program is that you can actually go online here (scroll down to “Get Your Discount”) and get your exclusive code and take it into your local dealership!

Also, be sure to check out this post that I wrote last week about the discount (my two cents about how I appreciate military discounts such as this one)!


Memorial Day Weekend Freebies, Deals, Coupons, & Discounts

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First and foremost, I want to thank our servicemen and women for putting on that uniform and defending our country! Freedom is most certainly not free. Before we dive into all of these wonderful Memorial Day freebies, discounts, and deals, take a minute to read my post ‘The True Meaning of Memorial Day” Then, come back here to see what you can save on!

Memorial Day Military Freebies Discounts

Papa John’s – Get 2 large pizzas for only $14.99! Get it >> Papa John’s coupon code!

Dell – Receive 10% off select PCs with this exclusive military offer at Dell.com!

Lonestar Steakhouse – Buy One Get One FREE Entree, May 25 – 26. Go here for the offer!

General Motors/Chevy Military Discount – Are you looking to purchase a new car? Head to your local GM Dealership and ask about the Military Personnel Discount on makes from Cadillac, Buick, Chevrolet and GMC. #chevysalutes

Under Armour ONLINE 10% OFF Military Discount

Forever 21 – Memorial Day Military 15% OFF Discount (with valid military id)

24 Hour Fitness – work out for free on Memorial Day. You also receive a 10% membership discount.

Baja Fresh – show your Military ID and receive 25% off your purchase. This deal is available May 20-26, 2014.

Blue Star Museum – Active Duty military and their families receive free admission to the Strawberry Banke Museum (Portsmouth, NH) and several other Blue Star Museum. Find out if there are any participating museums in your neck of the woods.

BNBFinder.com – Want to escape the chaos and get some much needed R&R? Check out BNBFinder.com to save on your getaway!

Boston Market – All active duty and veterans receive a 10% discount during the entire month of May! Plus, everyone can print this Boston Market coupon to receive 50% any family meal purchase. Monday, May 26 only!

California’s Great America Free Admission – On Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 -26, active or retired U.S. service men and women, including veterans, with a valid military I.D. will receive free admission. They can also purchase for up to six (6) family members tickets for just $19.99.

On Saturday Boomerang Bay opens, Sunday there will be a fireworks extravaganza and on Monday there will be color guard presentation and an all-you-can-eat BBQ ($14.99).

Cincinnati Reds Tickets – The Convergys Tickets for Troop program offers active military free Reds tickets and half price tickets to their spouse.

Home Depot - 10% discount for Veterans (a 10% discount is offered all year to Active Duty and immediate family members as well)

Lowes – 10% discount for Veterans (a 10% discount is offered all year to Active Duty and immediate family members as well)

Hooters – Show your military id to receive 10 FREE Chicken Wings when you purchase a drink on Memorial Day, May 26. This offer is available for active duty, veterans and their spouses!

King’s Island (Cincinnati, OH) – All members of the military — active and retired — will receive free admission to Kings Island Memorial Day Weekend May 23-26 and during the Fourth of July holiday July 3-6.

Knott’s Berry Farm – Knott’s Berry Farm salutes your service with free admission to Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City May 24 – 26, 2014. Just show your valid Military I.D. at the ticket booth to get your free admission ticket. Additional discounted tickets can also be purchased at the ticket booth or at your Military ticket office. Free ticket offer good for one ticket per valid Military I.D.

Legoland CA – Active military, National Guard and reservists are eligible to get discounts (including a second day free) to the LEGOLAND Legends of Chima Water Park. LEGOLAND for Memorial Day weekend, May 24, 25 and 26.

Park Pass – Military members and their dependents receive a FREE Annual Pass to National Parks. Find out more at USGS.gov.

Red Robin – sign up for the Red Robin Royalty program and receive a $5 appetizer for free when you spend $10 on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014.

SeaWorld - Military personnel can sign-up for the SeaWorld Waves of Honor program which will get then a free one-day admission (plus three children) to any SeaWorld affiliated park.

Shoney’s – Receive a FREE All American burger on Memorial Day, May 26.

A Story Before Bed (free, recorded readings for deployed parents and children)

FREE Welcome Home Signs

Operation Love Reunited Portraits

FREE Photo Canvas from Operation Hi Honey & Operation Hi Mom

FREE Photobook from USO & Rocketlife

FREE Cup of Joe for a Joe

FREE ‘I Served’ Stickers

Our Military Kids – grants for sports, fine arts, camps, and tutoring programs

FREE Military Care Package from Scion

VetTix.org – FREE tickets to sports events, concerts & more

Nickelodeon Suites Resort Military Discount

Disneyland Military Discount

Disney World Military Discount

Shades of Green Disney World Military Discount

Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort Military Discounts

Birdies for the Brave – FREE PGA Tour or Champions Tour Admission

Here’s to the Heroes (Hero Salute) – Free one time admission at either SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens®, Adventure Island®, Water Country USA®, or Sesame Place® for military personnel and as many as three direct dependents

National Parks – Free admission (this is actually offered all year long) ;)

GreenCare for Troops – families of those deployed can sign up to have their lawn taken care of for free

For the kiddos (and great for teachers)!

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Special thanks to The Frugal Find for some of these deals