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Rule number one for military families looking to save money: Always, always ask if there is a military discount (a lot of stores have one but don’t advertise it).
Rule number two: There are some things your kids (or your family) can get completely for free. Here are ten freebies to check out:
The Armed Services YMCA provides military children, age 6 and under, with an original quilt made from photos submitted by his or her parent, to help ease deployment anxiety. For children age 7 and older, they offer a standard-size, custom pillowcase. Each keepsake is hand-made by a volunteer and donated with love and good wishes for the recipient child.
Handmade baby blankets
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society offers free Budgeting for Baby workshops that will help new mothers develop a family budget. Every participant receives a gift that includes a baby blanket handmade by a Society volunteer.
Operation Paperback sends books to military families. Request books here by submitting your family’s address and reading preferences, including the age ranges of your children.
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