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Cruise Attire

I had a lot of time to myself this past weekend. I would have typically spent Memorial Day with the soldier, but because he’s overseas, I thought I would spoil myself a bit. I needed formal attire for the two formal dinner nights on our cruise. Sadly, I don’t have anything that would fit the bill, unless I refer to old prom dresses. So, I needed to get something that would work…and for cheap! Evening wear can get pricey! After shopping around in store and online, I found a couple of outfits that I’m believe are formal enough.My steal of…

Memorial Day Deals/Discounts

Tomorrow, I’ll be thinking about those men and women that have sacrificed their lives for the benefit of our country. It’s nice that we get a national holiday to reflect and to also spend the day with our friends and family to celebrate life (or on our own).So far, I’ve spent this weekend by myself. I met up with a friend to go to Zumba, but besides that, I pretty much walked around the city shopping. I thought because I have this time to myself, I would check out some stores to get ready for my upcoming cruise. I need…

Guest Post: Top 10 Reasons to Vote Troop ID as the Most Veteran Friendly Business in America

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a great guest post from the Troop ID folks. Vote now for this fabulous organization that helps find deals and discounts for military members and their families!The search is on for the most Veteran Friendly small business in America. U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring our Heroes program is hosting a Small Business Tournament of Champions, a battle royale to bring awareness to companies dedicated to employing veterans and helping the military community. After a tough round of competition, Troop ID has made it to the Final Four! They are just one step away from…

TroopSwap Guest Blog Post: Smart Ways to Utilize Your Tax Refund

If you’ve got a refund coming your way, April is looking mighty fine despite this lingering winter weather. But with today’s economy, being smart about that check is more important than ever. At TroopSwap and Troop ID, our sales force is composed of proud military spouses and veterans sourcing military discounts all around the country. We asked proud Navy Spouse, financial whiz, and TroopSwap’s National Sales manager Caitlin Horn to share the best ways to use your refund to lasting effect.First, we’ve got to ask, is a refund really a good thing? In a word, no. That fat check from…

TroopSwap – sign up for discounts and deals!

I recently shared with the MilPages community about a great website called TroopSwap.I’m all about saving money – and this is site is unique to military members and their families.If you go to my MilPages link, you’ll read more about the service. I actually used it to buy a $7 dollar Regal Cinema movie ticket. It was awesome because retail price for a movie ticket is $13 dollars. Using the portal is so easy too! Once I purchased the TroopSwap ticket, a voucher was emailed to me. I just printed the voucher and brought with me to the movie theater. …

Ebates: a fabulous way to earn money while shopping online!

Do you happen to shop online? If you do, there is this fabulous website called Ebates that actually gives you money when you shop online!Go to Ebates.com and sign-up for the service. When you enroll, you even get a thank you gift card bonus! I just got mine in the mail – a $10 dollar Target gift card!The last couple months I purchased a new winter coat at L.L Bean, a couple of photo albums on Overstock.com and my “Save the Dates” on Vistaprint.com. Depending on the retailer, you get a small percentage cash back if you go through the…