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Top military discounts and freebies to use this holiday season

As fast as Thanksgiving came is as fast as it went, and the madness of the holiday shopping season began. With just a few weeks left until Christmas, everyone is looking for deals.

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Whether it’s free shipping or a discount, there are quite a few ways for military members and families to save this holiday season. You just need to know where to look.

Check out these must-use discounts and freebies for military members and families that will help you avoid bare pockets this December.

Overstock offers their “Club O” program free for military. Club O offers not only 5 percent rewards back on every purchase, but free shipping too. This will be especially useful for those stationed in APO/FPO locations. Sign up at

Sears is offering a free six-month trial to “Shop Your Way Max” to military families. This awesome program allows you free two-day shipping on some items, free standard shipping on millions of items — plus unlimited free shipping, with no minimum order size. Sign up at


We all know that tablets, laptops and video games are hot commodities during the holiday season. RadioShack is offering 10 percent off to military personnel. Simply present a valid military ID in store or submit a valid .gov or .mil address online to receive a unique discount code.

J.C. Penney Portrait Studio

The holidays are not only the time to buy gifts but time to take those holiday family portraits. J.C. Penney offers 30 percent off portrait collections to military. Additionally military personnel will receive a free 8 by 10 inch portrait and free sitting fees. You can print your free coupon for military members at

Along with the holidays come festivities and parties. As a matter of fact, we are partying all the way up to New Year’s Day! Military will be glad to know they can save on Christmas and New Year’s Eve party supplies with the “Shindigz Military Discount Program.” This discount offers 20 percent off your order. Simply visit and verify your military information and affiliation.

If you live in the continental U.S., are not in a hurry and plan on traveling for the holidays you may want to try Amtrak. I personally love them and use them all the time. The seats are spacious, the scenery is amazing, there is a food car and best of all a military discount on the lowest available rate. Military in uniform may also skip to the head of the ticket line. Learn more about their military discount at

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