Free Stuff for Military Families

The Complete List of Military Discounts, Military Grants and Scholarships


Since Priority Mail® supplies are the packaging of choice for families preparing care packages for service members overseas, the USPS® has created a “Mili-kit” based on the items most frequently requested by the military.The kit contains:

Three (3) each of flat rate boxes O-FRB1 and O-FRB2
Two each of Cube boxes OBOX4 and OBOX7
Address labels – Label # 228 10 each
One roll of Priority Mail tape
15 customs forms with envelopes.
The kit may be requested by calling 1-800-610-8734 (Packing Supply) and:

Choose your language (1 is English, 2 is Spanish).
Choose option 1 (it states it is for Express Mail®, Priority Mail or Global Express Guaranteed® products).
When you reach a live agent, request CAREKIT04.
Please allow 7-10 days for delivery.
Note: These are free supplies, postage must be affixed.

FREE ADMISSION TO SEA WORLD, BUSCH GARDENS AND SESAME PLACE Anheuser-Busch is honored to salute the men and women of our armed forces and their families. Throughout 2007, members of the military and as many as three direct dependents may enter any one of Anheuser-Busch’s SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks with a single-day complimentary admission.

San Diego Aerospace Museum Experience aircraft from fighters to spy planes. Located within the museum is the International Aerospace Hall of Fame, where heroic pilots and innovative engineers are celebrated. Located in the Ford Building. Military is FREE. 2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park 1-858-234-8291

Military Cell Phone Discounts

Cellular phone companies are offering 15-20% military discount. Current military discounts apply to most carriers. You may be able to leverage other carriers to match these military discounts. You may need to provide proof of Federal employment – such as your supervisor’s name, phone number and your unit’s address. We have contacted these companies and confirmed their discounts!

Sprint offers a 15% military discount. Call 1-888-788-4727. Update: Sprint has changed their policy and now require an additional 2-year service agreement for the discount.

Cingular offers a 19% military discount. Call 1-800-319-6393. Update: for Cingular’s discounts to take effect, you will need to sign up for at least a 1-year service agreement. With a .mil email address, you can sign up for the discount at their website.

T-Mobile Call 1-866-646-4688. No additional contract required. Their military discounts are: Activation Fee: Waived, Voice rate plans: 9.3%, Data Standalone plans: 3.3%, Add on features: 5.3%, Blackberry Plans: 3.3%, Equipment: $20 off, Overages: 11.3%, Long Distance: 11.3%, International Long Distance: 11.3%

Nextel offers an 18% military discount. Call 1-800-639-6111. No additional contract required.

Verizon customer service number is 1-800-511-1150 and is open 8am-9pm M-F – the military discount is 15%. No additional contract required.



Free CareKit Military Pack by the USPS

The kit contains: Five (5) each of Box-4, Box-7 and Mili-Pac, one roll of Priority Mail tape, 10 customs forms with envelopes.

Call 1-800-610-8734
1. Choose your language (1 is English, 2 is Spanish).
2. Choose option 1
3. When you reach a live agent, request CAREKIT04

FREE 10×10 Shipping Boxes 
PostalAnnex is offering free specially designed 10×10 boxes to anyone shipping goods to military personnel still stationed overseas at APO or FPO addresses. Boxes are available at all 62 stores throughout San Diego County. For further information, contact Frank Sabatini Jr. at (619) 543-9544 or Michele Fraser at (619) 280-2380.

The Subscriptions for Service Members program allows readers of the popular outdoor magazines featured here to say “Thank you!” to America’s troops! Our readers have donated gift subscriptions to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines who have requested them. Please enter your mailing information and select up to 5 Magazines at no cost to you!


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