If you have been following my blog, you know that last spring I got the Veterans Advantage Card and I thought it worth a little update to see how my savings are going so far. The card gives discounts on a wide range of items, including pharmaceuticals, Ford cars, Footlocker, etc. and best of all a %5 discount on all United tickets. They just announced a new benefit of 10% off everything at CVS/ pharmacy (except ironically prescriptions – but they have a separate prescription benefit). This CVS discount is great since it is above and beyond any normal veterans benefit that you could get with out the card.
So how am I doing so far this year? I have saved:
$210 on United tickets for myself and my family members.
$48 on car rentals through Thrifty and Dollar
$ 350 on a Ford SUV ( this discount is new this year and came out only two weeks before I needed to buy a car for my graduating daughter)
Total: $608.00 that’s a 935% ROI on my $65 investment. And I probably could save more if I worked on all the discounts they have. There are so many that I sometime forget to apply one.
Pretty good deal and you do not have to be a veteran yourself to get the card, only be related to one. Eligibility and sign ups are on their home page listed here. You can even sign up for a one month free trial. Make sure you check out their Special Offers as they always have a discount or other extra benefits.
In the meantime, I plan to keep saving and see if I can break $1000 in savings for my one year investment