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New Year, New Beginnings: Five Tips for Successful Resolutions with Veterans Advantage

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Happy New Year 2014, and we hope the holiday season has been good to you and those near and dear to you. As the calendar turns to a fresh new page, we wanted to offer a Veterans Advantage membership checklist of how to succeed with your 2014 Resolutions. These will improve the quality of your life and finances in the coming year and every day.

1. Get a financial checkup: With our complimentary financial analysis and consultation, you can set goals, save for retirement, and build a successful financial plan that can save you a lot of money and prevent headaches in the future. This is part of our Exclusive Benefits Plan, which is packed with so many other great features, including $55,000 in insurance coverage.

2. Plan for tax season: As April 15′s tax deadline always proves, it comes much sooner than expected. Do not procrastinate – check out the savings you get with Jackson Hewitt tax advisors nationwide.

3. Get Fit: Start a gym membership, and search for great rates in your area, which includes all the major health club chains and even many smaller local gyms.

4. Start new household services: Start a new plan with Verizon Wireless or T-Mobile for your telecommunications; DIRECTV for home entertainment; ADT for home security.

5. Car purchases: Get a new Ford or Lincoln automobile; or choose from Pre-owned cars from the well-maintained fleet of Avis and Budget.

Let’s hit the ground running with your Veterans Advantage benefits today.

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Happy Holidays from Veterans Advantage: Reflections on a Benefit-Filled Year

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

We at Veterans Advantage wish you a happy and safe holiday season — and a peaceful and joyous 2014. Reflecting back on the last year, there are many things we are grateful for, and more on the road ahead that gives us hope.

From the standpoint of new benefits for our members in 2013, we were glad to have added a new travel partner, Lufthansa Airlines, who has generously created an exclusive everyday discount for Veterans Advantage Members.

And we are also grateful for our loyal partners who have found ways to expand our partnerships with an even richer benefits package for our members:

Meanwhile, across our nation, thousands more of our Post-9/11 Era Veterans continue to transition back to civilian life. We hold positive thoughts for a successful future for all of them, and wish America’s corporations support their efforts with more jobs in 2014. Help spread the word about our free Jobs and Career Network for Veteran job candidates and the employers who want to hire them.

And, of course, no holiday would be complete without a sense of gratitude for our military and veteran families. Thank you all for the gifts that come with our nation’s freedom.

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Veterans Advantage Field Report: Shop with Safety and Security

Monday, December 9th, 2013

With holiday shopping now full steam ahead, Veterans Advantage is doing its part to make sure it is a happy and memorable time of year for you. In addition to our ongoing member communications highlighting the latest recommendations for shopping and travel this holiday season, we are also educating military and veteran families about how to shop safely and securely.

To best protect themselves and their families from becoming victims of identity theft this holiday season, Veterans Advantage recommends that all members of the U.S. military community be more vigilant in self-administering the following four protocols:

THE FOUR S’s: CONSUMER TIPS FOR MILITARY FAMILIES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

1. Be Safe: Never use your Social Security Number, DD214, birth date, mother’s maiden name, or other highly sensitive personal information to obtain a merchant discount. This is considered an ‘overreaching data’ requirement.

2. Be Smart: Don’t be lured by ‘free military discount offers.’ Understand that nothing is free, and that something has to fund the company operations. Personal data is often sold, rented or shared to generate revenues, compromising personal and financial security.

3. Be Suspicious: Dig deep to find how your data is used, and where you data is going. Be especially wary of start-up organizations without an established business history, as they can be more susceptible to bankruptcies, mergers or sale of your data to an unknown party, sometimes outside the country and outside the reach of U.S. law.

4. Be Secure: Data grabs are big business today. Only do business with trusted organizations with a longstanding record of protecting veterans and their interests. Frequent companies that do not require overreaching data or your government issued IDs to access their military discounts.

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Veterans Advantage Benefits Alert: Summer Savings

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

As we just told members over the weekend in our latest Benefits Alert e-newsletter, now is time to take advantage of Veterans Advantage savings benefits which are timely for the summer season. For starters, there are great summer cookout options with savings from Sears.com on outdoor grills and Omaha Steaks. Nothing beats a burger under the sun for the upcoming Memorial and Independence Day Holidays.

We also know many members like you may be moving this time of year, in which case you should check out the savings with North American Van Lines and Allied Van Lines. And when you move into your new place, consider setting up a home security system with ADT, providing security and substantial savings — your ADT order will also include a bonus year of Veterans Advantage membership added to your current term PLUS a $100 Visa Gift Card.

Finally, you can enjoy some of our most popular travel benefits: United Airlines and Lufthansa Airlines, Amtrak, and Greyhound. They are all leaders in their industries and markets – and all offer exclusive discounts for Veterans Advantage members.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Doubles Veterans Advantage Discount To 20% For May

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Just in time for Military Appreciation Month in May — we are glad to announce that Dunkin’ Donuts has doubled its Veterans Advantage discount to 20% online covering its selection of coffee, teas and accessories online at DunkinDonuts.com. Just log into members only for a special discount code to get your 20% savings, and you are good to go.

This is already the second time Dunkin’ Donuts has doubled its discount in 2010, after doubling it during January and February, and we’re glad to see it happening this month. If you are not yet a Veterans Advantage member and want your Dunkin’ Donuts 20% online discount, click here.

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