Military service has its perks. Sure, there's the predictability of what to wear each day, a regular paycheck and all those travel opportunities to such glorious places as Basrah. But there's also real perks -- the kind you get that you certainly don't expect but you absolutely deserve. Here are 4 deals you might not be tracking but that you absolutely need to know about:
1. Guidefitter Military Insider Program
Whether you're an experienced outdoorsman or just getting your proverbial feet wet on the hiking trail, if you have any plans to do anything outside in the next decade then you need to sign up for the Guidefitter Military Insider program.With exclusive and deep discounts on things like hunting, fishing and other similar outdoor gear (firearms, ammunition, shooting supplies, optics, hiking boots, camo, clothing and so much more!), this perk will give you unprecedented deals for wherever nature takes you, whether you're active duty, a veteran or a reservist.
One military insider wrote the following review on Guidefitter's website: "Guidefitter is an outstanding service to veterans and while we aren't entitled to a discount on anything, Guidefitter has created a system that allows veterans to take advantage of all the generous offers from many of the top brands of outdoor gear available."
2. National Park Pass
So now that you have all this amazing gear from Guidefitter, it's time to put it to good use.
Skip the entrance fee at Yosemite or the Grand Canyon or any other National Park by showing your military ID for a free annual National Park Pass.
3. Epic Ski Pass
If you like to ski, this is one deal that is truly epic. Vail Resorts continues to honor the epic service of the Company's founders from the 10th Mountain Division, and men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, Canadian Armed Forces and Australian Defence Force, by continuing the Military Epic Pass program into the 2019-20 season.
The 2019-20 Military Epic Pass provides an incredible value for service members and their families to enjoy unlimited, unrestricted skiing at the Company's owned and operated resorts.
It's insane. $199 for unlimited, unrestricted skiing for active duty and retired at nearly an $800 savings. There are great deals for veterans, too.
You know what's more incredible than going to Disney? A giant discount in order to be able to go to Disney. The Disney Armed Forces Salute offers unreal pass and lodging discounts for service members and their families to make the quintessential post-deployment vacation all a little more affordable.
Using the military discount on the multi-day park hopper passes will save your family thousands of dollars. That feels magical right there.
Whether you find your happy place in the great outdoors or the Magic Kingdom, take advantage of these incredible discounts.