By Marguerite Cleveland
Love to travel but prices cramping your style? Did you know Militaryshoppers.com has a travel club that you can join for free? The Military Shoppers Travel Club is a program you sign up for online and you can use to receive discounts on all kinds of travel, including resort stays, flights, car rentals and activities. It allows travel businesses to show their appreciation to Active Duty military, those retired and the Guard and Reserves of all branches by providing special military discounts. In addition, the club offers contests, sweepstakes and prize drawings.
Score discounts at over 700,000 hotels in 198 countries worldwide. More than 3000 family resorts in some of the hottest vacation destinations offer discounted 7 night stays. Top names in car rentals and flight participate in the program. View the activities section to get ideas for fun things to do on your next trip.
The travel club works on a point system. Each point is worth $1 towards a travel discount off the public rate. The amount of points you can use varies based on the property, flight etc. Each time you book through the club you earn points towards your next travel. There are three levels, Blue, Silver and Gold. The first level is Blue which is free. This level starts you out with 100 points worth $100 USD. This is a complimentary annual award. At this level you receive discounts off Hotel nightly stays, tours, flights, car rentals, and save up to $50 off weekly stays. You will earn 10 points for every $100 you spend.
If you travel more frequently a premium membership might be of greater value. The Silver Level is $4.99 per month or $49.99 a year. This gives you similar benefits to the Blue level but at a higher reward level. Your complementary annual award points are 250 which equates to $250 USD. You will earn 15 points per $100 spent and you will get a discount of up to $100 towards a weekly stay. Shopping is added to the discounts you will receive.
The best value is the Gold premium value which is $7.99 per month or $79.99 per year. This level gets you 500 complimentary annual award points for a $500 USD value. You will earn 20 points per $100 spent. The weekly stay discount is up to $200 USD. This level adds cruise discounts and a concierge service.
Visit www.militaryshopperstravel.com or click the link on the www.Militaryshoppers.com site to learn more about the travel club. With the Blue level a free option, you can sign up with your email address and look around the site to see what discounts can benefit you and your family.
Marguerite Cleveland is a freelance writer who specializes in human interest and travel stories. She is a military brat, a veteran and now a military spouse. Her military experience is vast as the daughter of a Navy man who served as an enlisted sailor and then Naval Officer. She served as an enlisted soldier in the reserves and on active duty, then as an Army Officer. She currently serves as a military spouse. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two sons. Visit her website www.WanderWordsWine.com