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Re: Discounts with DND ID
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2004, 16:55:18 »
Places I've been able to get discounts are Surplus stores and hotels.

With the hotels,   the one's that I'm staying at in Calgary an Edmonton I think its a 15% discount at them, I get the discount regardless if I'm there on vacation or I'm working. The one in BC I'm staying at only gives out discounts   to millitary if your working, no discounts if your there for vacation.


And with the ID, I was able to buy things at the PX at Ft Lewis.


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Re: Discounts with DND ID
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2004, 19:54:26 »
Ft lewis?  Hey, cool  ;D
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Re: Discounts with DND ID
« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2004, 22:51:11 »
Was at Hoover Dam in Nevada/Arizona and there was a sign at the entrance that stated a 20% discount for federal employees including military. I showed him my ID and he had the gall to ask me if Canada was an ally and actually  had a military, F@#$KING goof.Go my discount though.
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Re: Discounts with DND ID
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2004, 02:19:56 »
Dave's Surplus in New West, BC gives a 20% discount to anyone part of an "organization" (i.e. police, CF, cadets, etc.). 
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Re: Discounts with DND ID
« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2004, 10:41:07 »
OLeary has the right idea, every MFRC should have a list of places that offer a discount to military personnel for their area.

I do have to say one thing, our perks are no where near that of our US counterparts. I spent 6 months working at USCENTCOM in Tampa, FL (yeah, it was a nice ride) and if I had my uniform on, I would rarely have to pay at all for things like coffee, fast food, etc. The McDonald's just outside of the base had a military discount menu and places like the barber shop gave preference to those waiting in uniform.

EDIT: Our Canadian Military ID's did work at most places in the US (Busch Garderns, Disney, MGM, etc..), but not at the PX at MacDill - we had to use our foreign military cards there.

In whole, I think the public appreciation for the military is higher in the US than it is here BUT I like to think that our government takes better care of us than that of the US. Hmmm...sounds like a new string!
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Re: Discounts with DND ID
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2004, 22:45:04 »
Nearly every year I go South with the Unit for two weeks and nearly always get a discount even with Canadian Military I.D.

A little kicker for you. ;)

In between Dallas and Ft.Worth in Arlington there's this C&W Bar called "Cowboys" which was an old K Mart store,12 bars,30 pool tables,one huge dance floor and a stage big enough to hold a 7 piece band as that was on that night and full of University Students and the local ANG turned us on too it.

When we first got there the youngn's rushed in ahead of us old slow pokes and paid their $5.00,$10.00 ? to get in and we just sauntered up and asked if they gave a Military Discount,I.D. please sure enough we got in free!!!! ;D

Nine times out of Ten in the States you will get a discount in Club's.Disco's and Strip Joints etc and also on accommodation even with Canadian Military I.D.
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If you are ever travailing through Sea/Tac Airport (Seattle) they have a USO up stairs were you with your family or Solo, can shower,do laundry,sleep and have a good snack (bloody good sangies and cookies) they will wake you up for your flight there are only 3 USO's like this in the States and I forget the other two.

Maybe Maj. Baker can help out with the other two.


Also the USO publishes a book of places to stay all over the world at Military Rates for all Members of NATO, cost's about $10.00 to pick up in the P.X. in the book section.
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Re: Discounts with DND ID
« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2004, 16:14:47 »
Military.com is a great site for looking into Military discounts in the US.
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Re: Military Discounts List
« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2004, 13:41:45 »
Most airlines offer a DND discount price for flights. Simple enquiry is all it takes. I also happen to know that "Medieval Times" dinner theatre at the CNE in Toronto offers a DND discount. GOOD TIMES! (Wench! Bring me ale!)   ;)
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Re: Military Discounts List
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2004, 13:47:01 »
In calgary you can get into the YMCA south (The huge new one) for free, you just need to sign into a military sign in book.  Saved me from paying $430 a year.

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Re: Military Discounts List
« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2004, 13:49:43 »
for the city of edmonton theres a web page link on the city page that shows where you can openly get dnd dicounts .
I'm not saying to kill all the stupid people . .. Just remove the warning labels and let nature run it's course

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Re: Military Discounts List
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2004, 18:20:21 »
If you are in the market for seriously good after-market gear, then Drop Zone offers a 20% discount to serving members of the CF.  Yes, their gear is pricey.  But as I've said elsewhere on this forum, assuming that you shop wisely and know what you want, then you get exactly what you pay for.

You can pay repeatedly for sub-standard kit until you get it right, or you can buy correctly from the start and have the gear serve you well throughout your service (and probably your progeny's). 

A word to the knowledgeable.  Those looking for "kit shortcuts" are quite welcome to continue with their self-delusion and repeated disappointment.....

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Re: Military Discounts List
« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2004, 18:29:33 »
In Halifax, we have a thing called "Wave of Savings" which are for DND personnel and their families.

This list can be viewed at: Wave of Savings

This list is searchable by company name or category. Additionally, the list is fairly large as the Trident Navy News paper has been working on this list for a number of years.




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Re: Military Discounts List
« Reply #37 on: December 30, 2004, 21:55:58 »
Moore's clothing gives military personnel (including Reservists) a 10% discount off all purchases.

My husband and I found this out accidentally while shopping there - the salesman overheard us talking about the Army, and piped up with the discount.


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Re: Military Discounts List
« Reply #38 on: December 31, 2004, 09:56:35 »
Moore's clothing gives military personnel (including Reservists) a 10% discount off all purchases.

My husband and I found this out accidentally while shopping there - the salesman overheard us talking about the Army, and piped up with the discount.



When I was in Petawawa, Moores sent us all a plastic discount card.  In both Petawawa and Kingston, the MFRC (military family resource centre) has a list of who and were in each area that offers discounts for military members and families.  As for the comment that the reserves don't get the discount in Kingston, that is totally false as I work with several who routinely go to the movies and get the discounts there.  In total, Kingston has about 35 companies that give military discounts excluding hotels and motels.
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Re: Military Discounts List
« Reply #39 on: December 31, 2004, 10:10:23 »
I'm suprised that PSP in Halifax appears to maintain a massive list, whereas in other regions of the country, discounts tend to be hard to come by.

Maybe you guys should approach the PSP section in your area and mention what Halifax is doing. It may get them off their arses and get a good discount list on the go.

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Re: Military Discounts List
« Reply #40 on: December 31, 2004, 13:19:35 »
who routinely go to the movies and get the discounts there.  

The movies in Kingston give military discounts? Dammit, all that wasted money last summer. Do you know how much the discount is?
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Re: Military Discounts List
« Reply #41 on: January 01, 2005, 16:44:02 »
Actually they stopped that discount this summer.

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Re: Military Discounts List
« Reply #42 on: January 01, 2005, 23:59:32 »
Actually they stopped that discount this summer.

I left Pet this summer and was posted back to Kingston and my movie reference was more intended for those in Kingston.  There are still several companies in the area that give discounts though in the petawawa area
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Re: Military Discounts List
« Reply #43 on: January 02, 2005, 00:20:42 »
If your in Pet, go up to the rec plex and they have a list of local merchants offering a discount.
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Re: Military Discounts List
« Reply #44 on: January 02, 2005, 02:19:31 »
Anyone know about Vancouver?

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Re: Military Discounts List
« Reply #45 on: January 02, 2005, 10:27:07 »
The only thing I could located for Vancouver was listed at:

http://www.mainlandbcmfrc.com/cms/content.php?cid=149
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Re: Military Discounts List
« Reply #46 on: January 02, 2005, 13:00:59 »
In Vancouver you can get either 20 or 25% off the monthly pass rate for Parks & Rec.  I swim 3-5 times a week at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre and I pay $28 and change a month, and its a nice facility for doing lanes.

Also, most lumber stores will give you a small discount (10% or so) if you ask if there is a military discount.

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Re: Military Discounts List
« Reply #47 on: January 02, 2005, 13:08:55 »
If you know that in other areas of Canada you would get the discount, it doesn't hurt to ask, all they can say is no!!

Sometimes if you get a good salesclerk, they will just ring you in under the "Seniors" discount.

Saves the tax anyways.
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Re: Military Discounts List
« Reply #48 on: January 02, 2005, 13:21:44 »
I wonder about the YMCA. I heard from a friend in Ottawa the YMCA lets them in with their military ID for free. I wonder if thats for all YMCA's, that would be great. Save a lot of money on a membership thats for sure.

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Re: Military Discounts List
« Reply #49 on: January 02, 2005, 16:21:51 »
Anyone know of a list of businesses which give military discounts in Toronto? Tried Googling but no luck.
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