MIL Bad and good advice of the day: Keep an ID when you get out

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  1. fintheman

    fintheman I will ebay O/T!

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    Two ID's + one turned in when you seperate = ftw

    Having a military ID after my seperation was probably one of the better decisions I have made, especially when you move back to a town with little or no military around.
     
  2. the raging enigma

    the raging enigma If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidenc

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    why would it matter that there is little or no military around?
     
  3. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    so you can mooch off of the locals by saying you are military... 10% off everything.
     
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  4. the raging enigma

    the raging enigma If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidenc

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    i guess so, but sometimes in a town where there is little military they don't offer those discounts.
     
  5. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Yeah, I wouldn't do it either.
     
  6. scottiemac

    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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    when's your card expire?
     
  7. bloodred83

    bloodred83 im in ur cost gard, savin' ur boatz

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    I miss that about living in NY and San Diego. Alot of the stores and venues I went to gave either a 5% or 10% discount.
     
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    greenpillow New Member

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    My ID expires in a few days. Thanks for reminding me.
     
  9. RoblesGT

    RoblesGT [Track Days: 19 ][Crashes: 1] [SuMo Days: 1 ][Cras OT Supporter

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    yes and hotels and rental places will give you discounts too, :bowdown:
     
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    TRN Well-Known Member

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    Mine expires a year out from my EAS
     
  11. Gatsby

    Gatsby New Member

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    I've noticed the military discount is hit or miss. Some places like Columbus Ga, they don't offer military discount at most places because there are too many military.

    But then a place with hardly any military like where I went to college, few had military discount because no one asked for it, thus there was no need.

    :dunno:
     
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    The military discount makes me laugh. Well, at least the crap some places try to pull. Here in Fayetteville, NC, about 90% of the population is military. So you're hard pressed to actually get a discount. But I went to Dayton, OH and while I was there bought some new shoes at Finish Line. Got a 10% military discount on top of the 10% I get off for having their little frequent buyer club card. Well, I come back to Fayettenam, a few months later go to Finish Line here for some new shoes, and they say they don't give military discounts. Funny, "it's a company wide policy to do so" I told them. Then they said that I can get either the military discount, or the club card discount. "Funny, your store in Dayton, OH combined the two" I said. They looked at me and said "I highly doubt that". So I pulled out the receipt from Dayton and showed them. Boy is it nice to catch shady stores in a lie. They don't give the discount because too many people in their area qualify??!! Umm, company policy is company policy.
     
  13. Dementio

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    Here in Frederick, MD, they're very good to military people, to the point of arguing who will pay your ~$40 bill for lunch for your shift. But, when I go home to MS, or pretty much anywhere else, I almost never get a military discount.
     
  14. bloodred83

    bloodred83 im in ur cost gard, savin' ur boatz

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    That's pretty lame of them. :eek4:
     
  15. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I rarely ask for a military discount, unless they have a sign or some other obvious "we like the military" thing.
     
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    I usually don't either, which is why I guess I rarely see one. But, if I'm spending a couple hundred on something, I like to try.
     
  17. i had my cac card when i got out but it's been expired for a while now
     
  18. JSin

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    Footlocker was having a 25% sale one day and I got the 20% military discount on top of that.

    I took advantage of Jason's Deli 10% military discount many times down at Benning. All you can eat soft serve FTW!
     
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    I have a meal card that I use to get military discounts. :mamoru:
     
  20. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    you said dick :o
     
  21. brownfield

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    I asked for a discount at pac sun the other day and got like 20% of a pair of shoes... so it doesn't hurt too much to ask.
     
  22. bloodred83

    bloodred83 im in ur cost gard, savin' ur boatz

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    :bowdown: I've never heard of or received anything higher than 10%.



    but maybe that's 'cause I'm in the Coast Guard. :mamoru:
     
  23. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    my father is retired so they use it all the time.

    When traveling it's great, discounts at hotels etc. I don't live near enough a base to worry about any base privledges, but sometimes I do kinda miss them.

    speaking of ID's...always keep your ID close:mamoru:. I saw some PFC Marine in dress blues standing outside without a cover one last weekend. He was slamming on ATM and cussing up a storm. Later walking out to the car you wouldn't guess what I find:mamoru:. Yep, his ID card:o. I dropped it in the mailbox on my way home:o.
     

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