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  • I didn’t see any B&Bs in South Dakota that are participating but there were some in Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Colorado.  If you are active military or a veteran you +1 can stay at a participating Bed & Breakfast for FREE.   You can learn more on the Thrifty Wifey blog The FREE night is Thursday Nov 10th.  Be sure to reserve soon before they all fill up.  This is a yearly special.

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  • The Frugal Army Wife tells how you can get a FREE care package from Scion for Active duty Military that are home or deployed.  They can get the care package once a year.

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  • I decided to clean out my coupon binder this weekend.  So that means I sent out 2 new envelopes today.

    One is the coupon train.  I send all the coupons I don’t plan to use to the first person on the train.  They take what they want out and if they have any to add, they can.  Then they send the envelope on to the next person on the train.  If you want to join the train, just e-mail me at bhbargains@hotmail.com and I will add you to the list.

    The other envelope was full of expired coupons.  The military families stationed overseas can use coupons up to 6 months past their expiration date.  The Krazy Coupon Lady has a program set up to collect expired or unwanted coupons and mail them overseas.  Its a pretty easy way to support our troops.

    The way I look at it, coupons are just like money.  I hate to just throw them away when there is someone out there that could use them.

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  • I started this blog because I like to help people and share the deals and events I learn about.  I thought I would share another way to help people.  There is a program called Pizza4Patriots that sends pizza to the troops on holidays like the 4th of July.  Many of you know how easy it is to be homesick on a holiday or special occasion.  So the idea is to send a little bit of home.  You can learn more on their website.


    Thank You Anne for sharing this with me

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  • It is the beginning of a new month and I have quite a few expired coupons that didn’t get used.  Rather than throw them away I am going to send them to the Krazy Coupon Lady’s Overseas Coupon Program.  Members of the military and their families that are overseas are able to use coupons up to 6 months after they expire.  The Krazy Coupon Lady set up this overseas coupon program to make it easy for us to donate our coupons.  All we need to do is send our expired or unwanted to coupons to them and they will ship them overseas to their adopted bases. 

    If you are interested in donating you need to separate the coupons into food and non food.  Food being anything a human will eat.  Pet food would go in the non food category.  Use baggies to separate rather than rubber bands or paper clips.

    Eligible Coupons:

    • Send only Manufacturer Coupons; Do NOT send store coupons.
    • Coupons must be Clipped and Sorted into Food and Non-food
    • Do NOT send coupons that are over 30 days expired.

    Mail the coupons to:

    KCL Overseas Coupon Program
    Amanda Brumbaugh
    10960 W Bridgetower Dr
    Boise, ID 83709

    To learn more about the program Go Here

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  • Did you know that the military overseas can use expired coupons up to 6 months after they expire?  As I was going through my coupons this month and removing the ones I didn’t use that were expired I remembered I had seen a post about this a while ago so I made sure I saved them.  I was wondering if there would be any interest in setting up our own coupon donation program where we could send them to a family or base that you know of that could use them.  I’d be happy to help organize the effort.  Let me know what you think.  The Krazy Coupon Lady and Grocery Saving Tips blogs both have information about requirements if you’d like to know more.

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  • If you know a military family that is expecting their loved one home soon.  You may want to let them know about Build A Sign.  They give FREE customized Welcome Home banners to friends and family of  Military members

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  • Frugal Girls has a list of Veteran’s Day Savings I thought I’d pass along a few of them.  Some of them I’ve already shared but I thought it might be nice to have them all in once place.  Most of these deals require that you show ID

    Free Meal at Applebee’s for active and retired military on 11/11 (limited menu)

    Free Meal at Chili’s for active and retired military on 11/11 (limited menu)

    Free Blooming Onions and beverage at Outback Steakhouse on 11/11 for active and retired military

    Free meal at Golden Corral for active and retired military as well as national guard and reserves 11/15

    15% off at Pamida for all veteran and current members of the armed forces on 11/11

    10% off your purchase at Dollar General for active and retired military as well as national guard and reserves and immediate family members on 11/11

    10% off your purchase at Family Dollar for active and retired military, national guard and their families on 11/11 with the in-ad coupon

    Sam’s club will be distributing Hugo Canes to Veteran’s in need of mobility assistans on 11/10-11/12

    Free Sleep Number Travel pillow for active and retired military as well as some big saving on mattresses good until 11/14  My previous link for this deal is no longer active and I’m having a hard time finding more info on it but they still have the other big discounts.

    Sears is giving an extra 10% off (even clearance prices) to active and retired military, police, firefighters, teachers, and hospital staff on 11/11-11/12   Along with ID you’ll need to print off this savings pass

    Free entry into National Parks  for EVERYONE on 11/11  Disabled Veterans can get into National Parks for FREE year round.

    Sears Portrait Studio offers a 20% off coupon for anyone with a military ID.  This is an ongoing deal

    There is a Brides across America event where they are giving away FREE Bridal Gowns to qualifying military brides.  Its a first come first serve basis and the dresses range in price from $500-$3,000.  Unfortunately the closest participating locations are in Lakewood, CO or La Crosse, WI

    You may want to check out my Restaurant Deals post to see what other locations offer a military discount on a regular basis

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  • I saw a release that said that Sleep Number is offering a Free travel pillow to current and retired military personnel but now the link isn’t working anymore.  They are still offering some other pretty sweet deals for this well deserving group of people.  

    – $750 off all sizes of Sleep Number i8 bed sets; LOWEST PRICE EVER. OR choose $750 of free Sleep Number bedding w/purchase of Sleep Number i8 bed sets.
    – $550 off all sizes of Sleep Number Classic Series Special Edition bed sets; While Supplies Last
    – FREE standard delivery or $60 off home delivery with any bed purchase
    – 30% off all Sleep Number bedding solutions
    – 12-months financing on any Sleep Number bed
    – Offers valid with proper military ID/documentation
    – Visit your local store Sleep Number store, go to www.sleepnumber.com/military or call 1-888-411-2270
    – Hurry, special offer starts 10/31/10 and ends 11/14/10

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  • Applebee’s is offering a FREE meal to Veterans and Active Duty on November 11th.  There is a limited menu to choose from.

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