Tons of Discounts for Veterans

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This is the huge list of discounts for veterans I promised you in my last post. All your need is proof that you are a veteran or a current service member.


  • Cinnabon: 15% off at participating locations
  • Burger King: 10% off at participating locations
  • Omaha Steaks: 10% off if you’re part of their Veteran program
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: 10% off at participating locations
  • Chick-fil-A: 10% off at participating locations
  • Texas Steakhouse: 10% off at participating locations
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.: 10% off at participating locations
  • Hooters: Free Meal for Military & Veterans on Memorial Day
  • Greene Turtle: 15% off at participating locations
  • Dairy Queen: Up to 50% off
  • El Pollo Loco: 15% discount to police officers, firefighters, EMTs, federal law enforcement agents and military personnel
  • Hard Rock Café: 15% discount on all food, beverage (non-alcoholic) and retail purchases
  • 99 Restaurants: 10% discount everyday at participating locations
  • Café Rio: Tuesday – Sunday 25% military discount nationwide
  • Arby’s: 10% military discount at participating locations
  • Ben & Jerry’s: 15% – 25% discount depending on the shop
  • Panda Express: 10% off, discount varies, at participating locations
  • Sonic Drive-In: 10% discount at participating locations.



  • Ford: Ford Motor Company offers military members and their families a $500 Bonus Cash. The offer is good toward the purchase or lease of an eligible new Ford or Lincoln vehicle.
  • General Motors: The General Motors Military Discount Program provides eligible participants with the opportunity to purchase or lease new or unused Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles at a special price at a participating dealer. Many new and unused 2019 and 2018 GM cars, SUVs, crossovers, midsize, pickup trucks and passenger and cargo vans are eligible.
  • Harley Davidson: Harley Davidson offers a military discount that includes no down payment, reduced rates and flexible term options designed for active duty military personnel.
  • Honda: The Honda Military Appreciation Offer gets you a savings of $500 towards any 2017 or newer Honda vehicle when you finance or lease with Honda Financial Services.
  • Hyundai: All active duty, Reservist/National Guard, veteran and retired military personnel will receive an additional $500 off new Hyundai vehicles distributed by Hyundai Motor America.
  • Nissan: The exclusive Nissan Military Program helps you save between $500 and $1,000 and can be combined with all current national and regional incentives. Offer is valid active duty military, Reservist, retired military and veterans within 12 months of active duty.
  • Subaru: Subaru offers a special discount to active-duty and reserve members, as well as veterans and retirees within 12 months of your date of separation. Once you negotiate your best price with a Subaru retailer, you’ll receive an additional discount of $500. In addition, your price will be further reduced by any applicable zone or regional cash incentives in effect at the time of purchase.
  • Toyota: Active duty military, inactive reservists, retirees, veterans discharged within one year, and household members qualify for a $1,000 rebate on eligible Toyota vehicles.



As you probably already know – maintaining gutters is the most important thing you can do to prevent water damage to your home and thus preventing mold growing into a serious problem! But cleaning them is not only a dirty but also dangerous and tedious task.

Fortunately, Servicemembers & Veterans can claim LeafFilter’s spring offer for their patented & award-winning permanent solution to prevent clogged gutters in addition to their 10% year-round military discount! This means you get 10% + 10% + $100 Off – in addition, they’ll throw in a transferable lifetime warranty for your peace of mind!



One of the many perks of being a veteran is access to benefits that are otherwise unavailable to civilians. Unknown to many active duty and former military members are some amazing government refinance programs available to them through their VA/GI Bill benefits which can help them save money on their existing house payments.

Currently, Congress’ mortgage relief program can lower veteran homeowner payments by as much as $3,252 per year!

The bad news? This program is very temporary, as the banks want it eliminated as soon as possible. The good news is that once you match with a lender you’re in for good.


For years insurance rates have only been going up and up, BUT starting this year 2020 rates can be cut down. Most military personnel are shocked to find out how much they can save by simply switching to a new 2020 policy!

Most insurance companies and brokers will not tell you this because they are getting paid on commission and want you to keep paying high rates but if you live in a qualified zip code and had no DUI in the last 2 years you might be eligible for a huge discount on your current rate! In our self-test we were able to lower our rate from almost $120 to only $40 with the same coverage!


That was fun to share with you the many ways to save money. We all sure can use it.


So how are you doing my friend? There are so many terrible things happening around us right now. I live close to Portland, Oregon, and I am sick of what is happening. The mayor is an idiot, and is fighting President Trump for sending Federal Agents. He is even suing him. That is absolutely crazy. There is rioting, burning of businesses, people shot, and many beatings. It has to stop and I am embarrassed to say this is happening in my home state.

Are you under a lot of stress because of what is happening? Is it hard to go through your day?

You are not alone. There are 8.651 fellow veterans here, and they have your six. Just make a comment in the comment section below and we will get you help.

If you feel overwhelmed there is a toll free number to call. They are trained counselors who will be glad to help you.

Here is the 24/7 help line:




You are never alone.

You are never fosaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all….never, ever, give up!


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People Get Caught up in the Rat Race of Life

Got a call from my cardiologist this morning. He tells me that I have a heart that doesn’t rest. This causes shortness of breath.

We could learn from this. We have days when we should rest, but we get caught up in the rat race of life. We feel we need to reach the next step in the ladder of success.

What if you reach the top of the success ladder? What do you have then? There is only one way to go from there and that is down. The stress of getting there isn’t nearly as bad as trying to stay there.

Slow down and rest. Even those “rats” in the rat race rest once and a while.


I have a whole chapter in my book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” dedicated to the battle of the rat race.

We spend too much of our lives coping with anxiety, fear, self-doubt, depression, etc.

The book covers ways to win the battle with these afflictions.

Check out a description of the book, by going to the top of this page and clicking on, “Bookstore.” You will also see a picture of the cover there.

If you want to see some outstanding endorsements for the book, you can also click on, “endorsements” at the top of this page and see some from all over the United States.

There is a special sale going on right now. The book normally sells for $19.99 in the stores, but it is on sale here  for only $15.99 and the shipping has been cut in half as well. A total savings of over $6.00.

I hope you will check it out and see that it is a must read for you or anyone you know who is struggling right now.

Someone Degrading you? Time for Selective Hearing

                 There is Hope for Those Who Seek

 I would like tro share with you an actual excerpt from my book: “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.” It will be coming out in about sixty days. You can pre-order it at: If you do, you will save 27% of what the retail price will be when it comes out at Barnes & Noble, Borders, or

It is for those of us who suffer the many afflictions that are going around now because of the economy.  


Don’t Despair—Mighty Mouse Will Save the Day


I used to love the cartoon “Mighty Mouse.” The song always got me pumped: “Mighty Mouse is on the way. Mighty Mouse will save the day!”

Are you feeling like you are alone, and unwanted? I have been there.

I have some mighty answers for you. It is the Doug Bolton “Top 20 Countdown” that will help you save the day and love God. With apologies to David Letterman.

20. Do you have trouble getting to know someone? Is it hard for you to make friends? Remember: Strangers are family once you get to know them.

19. The world is divided into two categories: the ones who will accomplish a great deal, and those who won’t accomplish anything. You will be the one who will accomplish much, if you allow God to help you.

18. No one is going to love you more if you are fat or skinny. They will love you because of the person you are.

17. When you hate someone and want them to hurt, you hurt yourself. Spend more time trying to help others feel good about themselves, and you will feel good about yourself too.

16. You do not need to let stress control you. You do not need to be a workaholic. It is OK to rest. Jesus takes over when you can’t cope. 

15. When you feel depressed because of losing a loved one, remember God knows your pain. He saw His only Son buried.

16. When someone is trying to degrade you, it is time for selective hearing.

13. You just took another breath while you read this. Thank God for it.

12. When you marry, you need to stay together even when the skin starts to wrinkle and the excitement fades.

11. God’s goal is not to make us happy; it is to make us His. It is not to give us what we want; it is to give us what we need.

10. If God doesn’t come to your rescue right away, maybe He is waiting until you give away your pride.

9. Don’t apply labels to people until you have examined the contents.

8. Everyone is unique even down to the fingerprints and DNA. God has a plan just for you and wants you to use the talent He gave you. Yes, you!

7. The greater the future you have, the greater the attack will be from the prince of darkness. Pray for God’s protection, and Satan will be fish bait!

6. While you can’t control someone else’s heart, you can control yours.

5. Don’t say, “Thanks, God, I can take it from here,” and then not check in with God until the next crisis. Pray without ceasing.

4. All the great hitters in baseball fail two out of three times.

3. The most common command in the Bible? “Fear not.”

2. Practice makes perfect. Study God’s Word each day and learn more of His love for you.

AND the number one reason you will conquer depression is … (Drum roll please)

1. God made you in His own image. Shouldn’t that make you think He wants everything to go well for you? Trust Him to provide all your needs—emotionally, physically and spiritually.

The teacher blood left in me now has an assignment. Start your own positive list of thoughts to help you fight off depression.

Read it every day and add to it.






You can make it through a life that is a swamp full of alligators and horrible storms!  Move on to more sunny days.  Move on to where there is hope. Move on to the light at the end of the tunnel. Move away from those alligators that will be made into shoes if they don’t leave you alone.

Depression and the many other mental afflictions do not go away in a flash. I still have bouts with them from time to time, but I quickly concentrate on the positive. I concentrate on God and all His love He has to share with me. I concentrate on my family, my children, my grandchildren. I concentrate on the good things that have happened in my life.

Because I do all that, I see that the pluses far outweigh the negatives every time. It is like the song says: “Count your blessings; name them one by one. Count your many blessings; see what God has done.”

If you can’t think of enough blessings, know that I love you with all my heart, and so do millions of other people who suffer with the many afflictions in their lives. We know your pain, and we are praying for you daily.

We are many, and Satan is only one stupid misguided angel. We can defeat him if we all work together. We are an unbeatable team when we have one goal. That goal is to live productive Christian lives in which we stand on solid ground, not on the shifting sands of our emotions.