This post is in partnership with Gov Vacation Rewards. All opinions and vacation photos are my own.
One of the things I loved about our life in the military was taking advantage of all the travel discounts offered to active duty personnel. Especially during our early years, finding military discounts was the only way we could afford to go on vacation.
I remember one year we combined a military rate on a condo with Veterans Day free admission at Williamsburg,Virginia for our first real family vacation!
I use to spend hours trying to find the best military rates for our family, but now there are sites on the web that do the legwork for you.
Gov Vacation Rewards is a travel discount program available to government employees, retired veterans, and any active military personnel. You need to register on their website to see the deals (it’s free) on cruises, hotels, airfare, tours and more.
GVR leverages its large buying power to provide wholesale rates for military families to make travel affordable. They are also the only program that allows members of the program and their families to use their Military Star® Card to book travel needs – including airfare.
Not only can you find low prices by booking through this site, you also earn points that you can apply to future vacations. You can earn up to $300 towards your vacation savings. I highly recommend programs that allow you to earn points/ discounts for doing something you would do anyway!
My own family has saved a lot of money and been able to take trips we would otherwise have not been able to afford because we made sure we took advantage of programs that let you earn points for future savings.
GVR also has a best price guarantee so you can be confident you are getting a great deal. In fact, if you find a lower price within 48 hours of booking they will match the price.
There are also no booking fees or blackout dates which is great for military families who often have a hard time planning trips due to deployment and travel schedules. Your friends and family can also use this service so the whole clan can travel together.
When you sign up you receive 2,500 Reward Points worth up to $150 off travel. They are also giving away a 7-Night Resort Stay ($1,000 value) at a location/hotel of the winner’s choice.
Head to the Gov Vacation Rewards website to learn more and enroll today.