Hersheypark Military Appreciation Day

April 21, 2014 | Kate Horrell

This Sunday, 27 April 2014, Hersheypark is hosting a special event at which military families can buy admission tickets for just $25 per person, free for children under three.  The park, located in … [Read more...]

Free Captain America Movie

March 26, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Marvel Comic fans, you probably know that the new Captain America movie, The Winter Soldier, is coming to theatres on 4 April 2014.  Well, if you are near a lucky Army or Air Force base, you can … [Read more...]

Back To Basics: Spending Plans

January 27, 2014 | Kate Horrell

After 20 years of marriage and military service, my family is doing OK financially.  We pay our bills each month, we don't have non-mortgage debt, and save around 20% of our income for retirement. … [Read more...]

Commissaries Closing?

January 23, 2014 | Kate Horrell

My friend and colleague Amy Bushatz posted yesterday about the possibility of commissaries being closed.  In Pentagon Proposes Plan To Gut Commissary's Budget, Amy explains the Department of Defense … [Read more...]

Insurance Is Not An Emergency Fund

January 19, 2014 | Kate Horrell

We all have insurance.  Well, we should all have insurance.  At the very least, car insurance (if you own a car) and renters insurance (if you have anything at all.)  I've been meaning for a very, … [Read more...]

DC Folks: Whitetail Ski Military Appreciation

January 06, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Attention to all my readers in the greater DC area:  on Thursday, 6 February 2014, Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania is offering Operation Thank You, a day of discounts for military and … [Read more...]

Keeping In Mind The Cost of Pets

January 02, 2014 | Kate Horrell

My family is able to do some travelling this holiday season, and we'll be out-of-town for several days.  Our great neighbor is going to be caring for our aged cat (and our acting-aged heating … [Read more...]

Understanding BAH Rate Protection

December 16, 2013 | Kate Horrell

In anticipation of the 2014 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates being announced soon, I thought it was exactly the right time to review the Department of Defense (DOD) policy on BAH rate … [Read more...]

Free APO/FPO Shipping From Hickory Farms

December 10, 2013 | Kate Horrell

Mmmmm, who doesn't love a good summer sausage?  If you are looking for a good gift to send downrange or overseas, consider that Hickory Farms offers free shipping on selected products that are sent … [Read more...]

Trees For Troops

November 30, 2013 | Kate Horrell

The fabulous folks at the Christmas Spirit Foundation have begun their annual Trees for Troops program, helping to provide free Christmas Trees for military servicemembers and families worldwide.  In … [Read more...]

Don’t Take The 15% Off

November 27, 2013 | Kate Horrell

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which means that Friday is that shocking, amazing, crazy shopping day commonly called Black Friday.  If you are a Black Friday shopper, there is an outstanding chance that … [Read more...]

Starbucks Buy 1 Get 1 Free

November 14, 2013 | Kate Horrell

Yum, yum.  While I'm not a coffee drinker, I enjoy a hot drink on a cold day.  Lucky for you, U.S. Starbucks locations are offering a Buy One Holiday Drink, Get One Holiday Drink Free deal from 2-5 … [Read more...]

Veterans Day Discounts 2013

October 29, 2013 | Kate Horrell
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Every year, my Veterans Day discount post is super-popular.  I hope that many of you will find it useful again this year.  Not all venues have announced their plans for 2013, so I will be updating … [Read more...]

Amazon Raises New Super Saver Shipping Minimum

October 24, 2013 | Kate Horrell

In a quiet move early Tuesday, Amazon raised  to $35 the purchase amount to qualify for free Super Saver Shipping.  After over ten years of requiring a $25 purchase for free shipping, this change … [Read more...]