Scott and company over at Veterans Advantage are not ones to rest on their laurels and are always looking to arrange yet another discount for members.  The latest two improved deals are from Amtrak and Verizon.

The first new item is a bonus on the discount for members riding on Amtrak:

Veterans Advantage is a members-only program dedicated to creating new benefits for military veterans and their families on travel and shopping. Members holding a valid VetRewards Card are eligible to receive a 15 percent discount on the lowest available fare on most Amtrak trains. VetRewards Card members who also enroll in Amtrak Guest Rewards will receive two points for every dollar spent on Amtrak travel, or up to 750 points per trip on weekend service on Acela Express.

This compares with the following existing discount on Amtrak:

Amtrak also offers discounts for active-duty members of the armed forces not enrolled in Veterans Advantage. Active duty U.S. military personnel, their spouses and their dependents are eligible for a 10 percent discount off the lowest available rail fare on most Amtrak trains.

So while I wouldn’t sign up just for this benefit, this is a bonus for the 5% discount available for all United and jetBlue flights, 

The second item is a new discount, this time from Verizon:

Verizon FiOS has now extended its offerings to Veterans Advantage as a newly created benefit for families covering home Internet, TV and phone service – with an annual savings of up to $120 per year!

Veterans Advantage members are eligible for exclusive savings of $10 a month ($120 a year) for “Triple Play” Bundles (TV, Internet & Phone) and $5 a month ($60 a year) for “Double Play” Bundles (TV, Internet or Phone).

In addition, these savings are combinable with current special promotions from Verizon FiOs. The latest special promotion includes savings of $120 on Verizon Triple Play and a $300 Visa prepaid card with a signed two-year agreement.

I don’t have Verizon, but have to believe that this is a better deal than the man on the street could get.  Check it out and see if it would save you some bucks!

You can reach this deal here at Veterans Advantage.

Disclaimer: We have no financial relationship with Veterans Advantage (or anyone else for that matter).

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