Mmm…Frosty. Central Texas Wendy’s Show Their Support

Looking for a tasty way to beat the heat in Texas this summer?  Look no further than the the Frosty Key Tag!

Now through July 4, participating Wendy’s Restaurants in Central Texas will provide customers with a way to directly support the Fort Hood troops and the USO by selling Frosty Key Tags for $1.

The Frosty Key Tag allows customers to receive one free Jr. Frosty™ with any purchase through the end of the year at the Killeen, Temple, Copperas Cove, Waco and Marble Falls area Wendy’s restaurants. These 14 locally owned and operated Wendy’s will donate proceeds from each Frosty Key Tag sold directly to the Fort Hood USO.

“The Fort Hood USO relies on the local community to provide support for our troops in any way they can,” said Robin Crouse, director of the Fort Hood USO. “Thanks to the generosity of Central Texas Wendy’s and their customers, the Fort Hood USO can continue to deliver its special brand of comfort, morale and recreational services to the military stationed here.”

“The Fort Hood USO is an incredible organization whose sole mission is to support the troops,” said James Hays, VP and COO of Central Texas Wendy’s. “Wendy’s is proud to contribute to this organization and knows the community will get behind the effort to provide for our troops here locally, while enjoying a delicious Jr. Frosty.”

Central Texas Wendy’s is a proud contributor to the Fort Hood USO and supporter of Fort Hood troops.  Go get your Frosty today!

4Troops Special Presale Offer

The group 4TROOPS performed the National Anthem at NASCAR's Food City 500 on March 21 in Bristol TN.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and what better gift than the new CD from 4Troops?  Okay, so since it’s only available for pre-sale on Amazon right now she might not get it in time for the actual holiday…but we have a special coupon code that will save you $2 off the retail price!

4Troops is a singing group comprised of 4 US Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans, who sing uplifting songs on behalf of troops everywhere.  You may have seen them on Good Morning America and Fox & Friends…and our blog!

Starting today – Tuesday, April 27 – and running until the day before in-store sales begin on Monday, May 10, simply type in the coupon code uso4troo when you pre-order the CD and get this special discount.  We’ll also remind you that Sony Music will donate 50 cents from each sale of the 4TROOPS album in the United States to charity. The donation benefits the IAVA, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and – our favorite! – the USO.

We’re honored by 4Troops’ support and hope you enjoy the video below, when the group performed with Lee Greenwood at Bristol before the NASCAR race…

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Have a Military ID? The Kannapolis Intimidators Want You to be Their Guest!

You might know the Kannapolis Intimidators as the single A affiliate in the Chicago White Sox minor league chain.  But they’re more than.  They’re great supporters of the military, and – in partnership with the United States Marines – are offering two free tickets to ANY home game this season for “anyone that shows any form of Military ID, active, retired or a family member ID at the Intimidators Will Call Window.”  Awesome!

The inspiration came from last year’s Military Appreciation night – where the USO of North Carolina set up a booth – and the belief that there was more to be done for the Troops and their families.  The USO of North Carolina continues to be a community partner.

“We are aware of the sacrifices being made, not just by our military personnel, but also their families,” Intimidators General Manager Randy Long said. “We want to provide our military personnel, spouses, family and friends an enjoyable evening by providing free tickets to all of our games. We are honored to have these brave individuals and their families at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium, and thanks to the support of the United States Marines, we can do so for free all season long.”
We are thrilled to announce this offer and hope that other teams around the country will follow the Intimidators’ lead.
There’s nothing else to say but grab your family, friends, and your baseball mitt and head out to an enjoyable night of free baseball!

Another Tasty Deal from Papa John’s and USO of Metropolitan Washington!

Spread the word – Papa John’s Pizza supports the USO! You can join in Papa’s pledge! Order online from a D.C. area Papa John’s, look for the USO button to get a large pizza with up to seven toppings for $13.99 and $1.00 goes directly to USO-Metro!  (Offer valid only in the DC metro area.)Papa Johns USO Deal

Lowe’s Expands Support of the Military with Year-Round Discount!

Lowe's LogoLowe’s Companies, Inc. announced this week that it is expanding its support of the military by offering an all day, every day 10 percent discount to all military personnel who are active, reserve, retired or disabled veterans and their family members, with a valid, government-issued military ID card.

All other military veterans will receive the discount on the Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day weekends.

Lowe’s was founded on the heels of World War II by veterans Jim Lowe and Carl Buchan and has always been a supporter of the military,” said Larry D. Stone, Lowe’s president and chief operating officer. “The year-round discount program is one way we are reaffirming our commitment to the thousands of men and women who are serving throughout the world, as well as their family members at home.”

The discount is available on in-stock and Special Order purchases up to $5,000. Excluded from the discount are sales via Lowes.com, previous sales, and purchases of services or gift cards.

While Lowe’s has had a military discount program in the past during select times of year, the new policy will allow those who are serving to benefit from the discount whenever they need it the most.

“What a great way to say thank you,” said Sloan Gibson, president and CEO of the USO. “We salute Lowe’s for the company’s commitment to helping military personnel and their families who served and continue to serve our nation.”

The USO was also selected as one of the beneficiaries of the Lowe’s Employee Giving Campaign in January. This initiative allows Lowe’s employees to donate directly from their paychecks to support those who are serving our country.

In addition to offering military discounts at specific times during the year, Lowe’s has extended benefits for its employees serving in the military and offers employment opportunities to military personnel after their military service has ended. Currently, more than 12,000 Lowe’s employees are military veterans or reservists.

Give AND Receive this Holiday Season!

Did you know the USO has tons of ways for you to support deployed troops this holiday season?  From eBay sales through Mission Fish to electronic recycling through BoneYard to the Give A Click program (more info on this page), is always looking for ways to support our mission.

But we don’t know about everything!  Many stores, restaurants, and other retailers offer specific discounts or deals for the military, veterans, and their families this time of year and we’d love for you to share that information with our readers.  Know of dining discounts, travel treats, savings on shipping, or other great deals?  Let us know!  The more the merrier…