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FREE Annual National Parks Pass for Military

2012-Active-Military-PassGain entrance into more than 2000 federal recreation sites, including national parks and BLM-managed lands for FREE with a U.S. National Park Service annual pass. Normally $80 dollars, they are free to members of the military and dependents.

If you are planning on exploring any national parks this summer, this can save a lot:

  • Grand Canyon – normally $25 to enter
  • Yellowstone – normally $25 to enter
  • Rocky Mountain – normally $20 to enter
  • Devil’s Tower – normally $10 to enter
  • Everglades – normally $10 to enter

You can obtain a pass in person at a Federal recreation site by showing your military ID. Learn more about the free pass for military here.

FREE Mom Mastery (Online) Summit – Starts Tomorrow!

Mom Mastery SummitA FREE 4-day Mom Mastery Summit starts tomorrow, April 12 and goes through April 15. More than 2 dozen workshops are sheduled with some great folks that include:

  • Crystal Paine a.k.a. MoneySavingMom
  • Tosca Reno — the “Eat Clean” fitness model and author
  • The Duggars of “19 Kids and Counting”
  • Gary Chapman, author of “The Five Love Languages”

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I learned about this Summit at Launch – Job Matching & Prizes - Social Network for Military Community

Connect with veterans and military spouses at, a new, free social network for the military community.

Today the MilNetwork is offering job matching. From MilNework:

Today, we will match jobs based on your posts, and all you have to do is login, tell us what you are looking for, and where, and we will send out links to jobs that match. We also are doing a daily $50 Visa gift card giveaway, and a monthly iPad giveaway. . . No annoying ads, or apps like Facebook, just open and honest discussions amongst those who have served, and those who support them. We hope to see you online today.”

9 Free & Discounted Tax Prep Resources for Military

With less than a month left until taxes are due on April 15th, here’s a roundup of free and discounted tax preparation services and resources available now:

  1. Military OneSource and H&R Block — Free Tax Preparation for all servicemembers and spouses
  2. TurboTax (Personal Edition) — Free Federal and State tax filing for through E-5; disounted filing for higher ranks
  3. TurboTax (Business Edition) — Up to 35% Off for USAA Members
  4. TaxACT Free Federal Edition
  5. TaxSlayer Free Military Tax Filing
  6. FreeTaxUSA Military Tax Preparation
  7. eSmart Tax Free Active Duty Personnel page
  8. Your Installation’s Tax Center — Many installations have tax centers that are open this time of year and will prepare your taxes for free. Check with your installation to see if there is a tax center available and if an appointment is required.
  9. Some additional tax filing information for military is available here:

Create a Custom Military Keepsake Pillowcase for $5 – Expires 2/28/13

Custom Pillowcase - Just $5 - Save $16.99!

Create a custom pillowcase for only $5 from Ink Garden with family photos for your Soldier, Sailor, Airmen or Marine to take with them on deployment. Or create one for your child to have with Mommy or Daddy’s photos while they are deployed. Ink Garden even has a military-themed templates ready to go (under “Style & Theme” select “Patriotic” or “Using Your Photos”):

Custom Military Pillowcase for $5

Custom Pillowcase – Just $5 – Save $16.99

Use Code: PILLOW5. 1 use. Max Discount $16.99.

New Cust. Only. S&H Not Included. Exp. 02-28-2013.