3 Ways To Save On Your PCS Travel Expenses With Military Discounts

3 Ways To Save On Your PCS Travel Expenses With Military Discounts

One of the most stressful experiences in life is moving. It’s physically, emotionally, and mentally draining. So many key parts moving and things that need to be gathered and organized that it can make your head explode.

Now, imagine doing this at least once every 2-6 years over the course of 20 years. This is the lives of everyday military families. And as any service member or veteran will tell you, it doesn’t get any less stressful with each move.

This is why it’s important to do everything you can to make the relocation as smooth as possible. Moving isn’t cheap either. Despite many of the expenses being paid for, other things like eating out/ordering in and gas can add up. Thankfully, many companies and businesses take it upon themselves to help military members, veterans, and their families by offering discounts. Once you get your orders, be sure to start planning early and keeping an eye out for these discounts. Here are a few areas in which discounts can end up saving you some much needed cash.

1. Airlines

One of the most obvious expenses, air travel can cost an arm and a leg. Add a spouse and children, and you’re easily looking at well over thousands of dollars. Some airlines offer discounted tickets or standby seating, while others provide first class and free luggage. It depends on the airline you choose and the market. Check out this list of airlines that offer military discounts .

2. Lodging

Most of the time, the military will pay for your lodging, so this is rarely an issue. However, in the rare cases they’re fully booked and you have to use your own money (which is reimbursed later), or when you’re separating, in which case you’d have to set up your own lodging, it’s always good to know which places offer discounts to their military guests. This list provides several lodging facilities that offer military discounts.

3. Transportation

When you set foot at your new location, you gotta have some wheels to get around right? While your vehicle is being shipped, renting a vehicle becomes a top priority during the first few days at your new location, unless you are separating or doing a DITY move. Thankfully, many car rentals provide their military renters with various discounts depending on the company. These companies provide some form of military discounts for car rentals.

PCSing With A Plan

As stressful as moving can be, there’s plenty of resources for you as a service member or spouse to at least ease your financial burden a little. It’s always helpful to lean in on your well-earned military benefits, including your discounts. These discounts come with your line of work, so you may as well use them to the fullest!

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