Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sittercity is FREE for Military Families!

FREE Sittercity Membership for Military Families

I just found out about this amazing offer from Sittercity!

Sittercity connects families with quality local in-home caregivers, with over 1 million caregivers nationwide.
Your Sittercity membership gives you online access to local caregivers with profiles that include pictures, parent reviews, references, background checks* and more.

Sittercity Membership at No Cost!

Sittercity Memberships are funded by the DoD. Sittercity helps you find local sitters and military subsidized child care providers. Activate your membership today!
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

FREE Admission to the Franklin Zoo on Mother's Day!

FREE Admission at the Franklin Zoo on Mother's Day

Celebrate Mom (and celebrity animal moms!) at Franklin Park Zoo on Sunday, May 8 with FREE ADMISSION for all mothers throughout the day and goodie bags for the first 100 moms. Complimentary goodie bags will be filled with fun gifts, and discount offers for children’s music and books, cleaning and meal services, stationery and gifts, and custom photography and videos - all drawn from local, independent mom-owned businesses. The Zoo will also be honoring its celebrity animal moms including gorilla Kiki with her 5-month-old baby Kambiri. Bring Mom along with the entire family to Franklin Park Zoo for a memorable day visiting with the unforgettable animals that call the Zoo home.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Local business, Scandihoovians, donates proceeds of sales to Homes for Troops

From Soldier to Soldier bracelet

 From Soldier to Soldier is a fundraising campaign designed to raise awareness of wounded soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The organization, headed by Stefan Hylleborg, a veteran of the war in  Afghanistan, seeks to raise money through the sale of a bracelet designed by jewelry designer, Claus Scheelke.  The design of the bracelet was inspired by so-called "Survival Bracelets," originally crafted and worn by soldiers in the field with 550 lb test parachute cord.  The heavy-duty material used is both symbolic and pragmatic, due to its ability to be unraveled quickly and used for a variety of purposes.

Niels Christensen, owner of Scandihoovians, located at Thornes Marketplace in Northampton, MA, brought From Solider to Solider to North America.  He created LovelinksAmerica, the distributor of the From Soldier to Soldier bracelets. 

Marine Sgt. Joshua Bouchard, a native of Western MA, and wounded veteran of the war in Afghanistan, is the spokesperson of From Soldier to Soldier. He will also be a recipient of a brand new specially adapted home donated by Homes for Troops.  The home will be built in Granby, MA and many local businesses will donate their time and services to make the new home possible for Sgt. Bouchard.

The bracelets sell for $95, with $25 of the proceeds going directly to Homes for Troops.  Scandihoovians is located in Northampton and Amherst, MA.  Get directions HERE
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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Attractions with Military Discounts

Attractions with Military Discount

Imagination Island USA - Military discount on daily admission and birthday parties.  Call for more information.  Imagination Island USA is located in Plymouth, MA.  Get directions HERE

Duck Boat Tours -  $27.00 per person or $25.00 if you leave from the Boston Aquarium.  Duck Boat Tours has three points of departure.  Get directions HERE

Old Town Trolley Tours - $35.00 or $31.50 if you purchase tickets online.  The trolley has multiple stops throughout Boston.  Get directions HERE

Shakespeare & Company - 20% off with valid military ID.  Shakespeare & Company is located in Lenox, MA.  Get directions HERE

Memorial Day Marathon - 25% off race entry.  The Memorial Day Marathon takes place in Lenox, MA.  Get directions HERE
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Friday, April 22, 2011

FREE P&G Coupon Booklet

FREE P&G Coupon Booklet for Military Families

Your support of Procter and Gambel brands at the Commissary helps provide donations to the USO.  Procter and Gambel will donate .25 to the USO for every Family Unit coupon redeemed at your local commissary.  As a member of the Family Unit, you will receive coupon savings on your favorite P&G brands. 

Register HERE to get your coupon booklet.  The Commissary is located at Hanscomb AFB.  Get directions HERE
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

FREE Bedtime Story recording from "A Story for Bed"

FREE Bedtime Story recording from "A Story for Bed"

A Story for Bed is giving away 250,000 free recordings to parents in the U.S. military who are spending time away from their kids. Help us spread the word. (We originally committed to giving away 100,000 recordings, but the response was so strong that we've upped it to 250,000 free stories.) 


The team behind A Story Before Bed is dedicated to connecting children with parents, grandparents, and loved ones through reading. And we're especially dedicated to connecting families and loved ones who can't always be together. When parents give up seeing their children for weeks or months at a time in the service of their country, we want to do our small part.


Parents who are members of one of the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces who are deploying or already deployed away from their children for any amount of time are eligible to sign up for free recordings from A Story Before Bed.

Sign up HERE
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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Parks and Zoos with Military Discounts

Parks and zoos with military discounts

The following is a list of Parks and Zoos with military discounts

Berkshire East - Berkshire East Resort honors the service of the military by offering outstanding discounts, to service men and women and their immediate family. A valid active US military ID must be shown prior to purchase.  Military rates will be extended to the person(s) immediate family members only (spouse, child, sibling or parent).  Berkshire East is located in Charlemont, MA.  Get directions HERE

Capron Park Zoo - Admission is $2.75 with valid military ID.  Capron Park Zoo is located in Attelboro, MA.  Get directions HERE 

CoCoKey Water Park - Half off for Heroes! Receive 50% off a Sunday day pass valid for one day access with valid Military or Veteran ID to CoCo Key Water Resort from 10am to 9pm on Sundays. Two discounted kids included under each adult ID.  CoCoKey Water Park is located in Boston and Fitchburg.  Get directions to the Fitchburg, MA location HERE and to the Boston, MA location HERE

Edaville Railroad - On certain days throughout the year, generally near Veteran's Day, Edaville USA honors all Active Duty, Reserves and Military Retirees. Military personnel can show their active duty, reserves, or retiree card and receive free admission and their family members can receive half off full admission. Uniforms are appreciated but not required.  Edaville is located in Carver, MA.  Get directions HERE 

Franklin Park Zoo - All active military members who present a current, official Military ID at the Admissions booth will be admitted into the Zoo for half-price. Additional guests must pay full admission price, unless presenting another discount offer.  The Franklin Park Zoo is located in Boston, MA.  Get directions HERE

Kimball Farm Corn Maze - $2 off admission for military and family members with valid ID.  The Kimball Farm Corn Maze is located in Haverhill, MA.  Get directions HERE

Old Sturbridge Village - Military Discount - Old Sturbridge Village offers a 50% discount for active military personnel. All others in the party receive a 20% discount. Show military I.D. at the Visitor Center.  Old Sturbridge Village is located in Sturbridge, MA.  Get directions HERE

Stone Zoo - All active military members who present a current, official Military ID at the Admissions booth will be admitted into the Zoo for half-price. Additional guests must pay full admission price, unless presenting another discount offer.  The Stone Zoo is located in Stoneham, MA.  Get directions HERE

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