Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
~William Arthur Ward
I’ve said it before. No member of the military is in it for the perks. Because, honestly, “perks” aren’t worth the pain, sadness, frustration and everything else that comes with deployment… which is nearly automatic in the military.
However, perks are what makes us smile and know that what we do is appreciated. I don’t know WHAT I would do if what my husband and I do was thought of the same way it was back during Vietnam. That would be hard.
So here are some new things that I have added to my Free Stuff & Discounts for Military Families page:
SitterCity.com – Do you need a baby sitter, nanny, elder caregiver, pet sitter, housekeeper, house sitter, etc? Well, the DoD has arranged it so Sitter City will provide their services at no charge for active duty military members and those Guard and Reserve members who are recalled to active duty.
This is awesome because even though I don’t have kids, I definitely do need dog sitters every once in a while. And if I find a job in Seattle or Tacoma, it’ll be at least a 3 hour round trip commute, so we’d need someone to let the dogs out during the day. I’m definitely excited about this service!
Tutor.com – This is something I found just today. The link is for Navy, but I just put “army” in the URL instead of Navy and it apparently allows that too, so check for your service if you aren’t Navy. Anyway, this service will give FREE tutoring 24/7 to Sailors and their dependents and will help them with studying, test preparation, resume writing and more!
I think I’m going to check this out for resume stuff. I’m pretty sure I have a handle on it being in the communications/writing industry, but it never hurts to have another person to look at it!
So, do you know of other perks I haven’t mentioned on my discounts page? Let me know!