My family loves to travel together. But we have different things that we love to do during our family vacations.
Traveling for me means finding restaurants featuring delicious local cuisine. Traveling for my children means visiting a children’s museum or science center, jumping on the hotel beds and swimming in the hotel pool.
Traveling for my husband means a break from military life. When we’re on vacation, he isn’t thinking about work. He’s focused on spending quality time with his family, far, far away from his military base.
But as much as I love traveling, planning a weekend getaway isn’t easy.
In fact, planning a vacation stresses me out.
And there’s the dreaded family vacation budget to consider.
There are so many cities that I want to visit, but many times I find myself asking “can we afford this vacation?”
According to American Express, the average vacation expense per person in the United States is $1,145 or $4,580 for a family of four. That’s nearly $5,000 for 1 family vacation!
There has to be a better way. I don’t want to cancel our family vacation because of sticker shock.
Free Membership for Military Families in Military Shoppers Travel & Rewards
MilitaryShoppers.com, a community that delivers money-saving tips to military families, is expanding their services. Starting November 2017, MilitaryShoppers’ members are entitled to a free membership in Military Shoppers Travel & Rewards.
Military Shoppers Travel & Rewards lists special discounts that have been arranged exclusively for MilitaryShoppers members.
How does Military Shoppers Travel & Rewards work?
Hotels and resorts often have unsold room nights that they can’t offer to the general public at such low rates but they can do it as a special military discount through MilitaryShoppers Travel & Rewards.
These incredibly low rates are not available on any other travel booking website. Members are encouraged to compare the Military Shoppers Travel & Rewards discounted rates with other public websites and military travel “clubs.” Military Shoppers Travel & Rewards said “you’ll find these are the lowest hotel and resort rates available anywhere!”
Since the cost of our hotel room is the most expensive part of our family vacations, I’m excited to book a discounted rate for a quality hotel. Knowing that we’re saving money on our hotel room encourages me to plan more family vacations in the future.
Military Shoppers Travel & Rewards members have access to a wide range of benefits and services that are designed to save military families money. Members earn points that they can use for extra discounts and fun activities.
Every free blue membership is preloaded with $100 in points that members can use immediately.
What’s the cost to join Military Shoppers Travel & Rewards?
This money-saving travel website for members of the military community is free. Members won’t pay an annual membership fee or be required to buy anything.
Using Military Shoppers Travel & Rewards is similar to using a travel website to book your hotel room. It offers the same convenience, except with Military Shoppers Travel & Rewards members will book their hotel rooms at much lower rates.
How do I sign up?
Members can sign up for free access to their benefits online at MilitaryShoppersTravel.com.
If you are already a member of the MilitaryShoppers’ community, check your email. You automatically received access through that membership. In your email, it will explain how to log in to MilitaryShoppersTravel.com.
As I said earlier, I love traveling. I love the adventure of it. I love retelling the stories of our adventures to our neighbors, family members and friends. But most of all, I love traveling as a family. Family vacations are when memories are made.
The only thing I love more than a family vacation is a family vacation where we enjoy ourselves without spending all the money in our savings account.