Although government jobs are some of the most stable careers in the economy, federal employees are still watching their bank accounts and trying to save money. The good news is that many companies offer public servants deals on vacations, clothes, phones, auto insurance and home improvement. We have researched and compiled a list of the Top 10 Secrets of Federal Government Employee Discounts.
10 percent discounts are offered to military members dining at IHOP, Denny's, T.G.I Friday's, Long John Silver's and the Hard Rock Cafe. Applebee's also offers a 15 percent discount at selected locations.
10 percent discounts are offered at Nautica and New York and Co. Fans of Old Navy know the company offers a discount on the first of every month. These discounts can also be used in conjunction with coupons and other methods of saving.
3. Auto Parts
5 to 10 percent is offered at Kragen Auto Parts. Advance Auto Parts offers active and retired military members 10 percent off. AutoZone offers military discounts as well.
Depending on the state, Geico offers between 3 to 10 percent off automobile insurance. Liberty Mutual also offers car insurance discounts.
5. Home Improvement
Lowes and The Home Depot offer 10 percent discount at most locations. The government is also offering up to ,500 in tax rebates for installing energy-efficient products. LongFenceandHome.com offers a discount to federal employees and military personnel on a wide variety of products and services.
Group Health Eye Care offers a 20 percent discount on prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses. Additionally, there is a one-time offer of 20 percent on contact lenses.
Washington Sports Club offers 33 percent discount on their monthly membership fee.
When planning a trip, Govarm.com is our recommended site for vacation and leisure services. However, some other respected government travel sites are: Club Quarters, Government Vacation Rewards, Holiday Inn Express, and La Quinta Inns and Suites.
9. Communication and Technology
Verizon offers a 20 percent discount on phones, calling plans and accessories. When looking for home computing software and hardware consult Dell. They offer at least 10 percent when purchasing their products. Do you prefer Macs? Apple has recently offered various discounts on iPods and computers.
10. Fedsave.com and RecGov.org
These are the top recommended sites for searching government discounts. Fedsave.com offers a subscription which includes a free monthly newsletter highlighting savings and special offers on everything discussed above.
Government discounts are abundant, but are often overlooked. With some quick research, you may find yourself saving a lot of money.