The 4th of July holiday has passed, but the deals are still around. There are many millitary-friendly businesses of all types and sizes that offer deals to the military community.
We all know that making ends meet is super important these days for everyone.
For the military community, there are deals available throughout the year at many local and national retail stores, restaurants, and theme parks. However, they are not always easy to find. Publicity is heightened during holidays but there are many deals throughout the year.
There are organizations that work to provide listings to help the military community. You can find several on LoudAndClearAdvisor.com. Loud And Clear Advisor works to centralize resources so they can be reviewed for the best fit or the most useful for each person’s situation.
By narrowing the search to “discounts”, you can see several organizations that provide lists of business owners who offer deals in the form of discounts and offers.
Before you search, here are some things to keep in mind:
- Always verify – It’s important to know that these organizations work to be current, but business owners can make decisions at any time. And, with the number of businesses found on these listings, it is a good idea to call ahead or confirm with a manager before dining or approaching the checkout line.
- Know that there are likely more – If you don’t find what you are looking for on any of the resources, you may be surprised to find more where you didn’t think to look. It doesn’t hurt to politely ask where you shop.
- Be aware of fraud – Whether you search for discounts through your web search engines or on specific websites, understand these resources are tools meant to help you. Also understand that there can be malicious sites with harmful intentions. Be wary of sites that ask for money or personal information.
- Bookmark LoudAndClearAdvisor.com – Bookmark (add to your browser favorites) loudandclearadvisor.com on your computer or phone so it is handy. Ever go to the grocery store and forget your coupons? You can plan by searching at home. But, if you forget, you can use your phone to look for discounts at a moment’s notice.
- Simplify your search – Luckily for our military community, the lists of businesses on these sites can be long. You can speed up the search by clicking CONTROL button with the letter “F” on the keyboard (CTRL-F). A search window will pop up on many websites. Enter your keyword (i.e., clothing) and the page will highlight wherever that word appears. On your smart phone, you may have a “find on page” option.
Once you find a place that provides relief, consider showing support by shopping / dining there often. It can raise awareness to other members of the military community. It can also encourage other business owners to provide relief for service members, veterans, and their families.