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Discounts for armed forces.

#1
We generally get treated like scum in our own country it's all bollox. I think we should start a campaign to get wider recognition from the country we serve to protect.
In the US they walk aound in uniform and people buy them drinks, not as over here, smash the beer bottle over your head.
One thing I would like to see is the same benefits for members of the armed forces as students get with their NUS cards. After all, we actually work and aren't tax avoiding, drug taking chavs like many students.
Most places in the US seem to give discounts for their service people and our country should follow suit and give us some recognition.
 

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#2
To be fair, many places do actually give military discounts.

But your other point is bang on. Problem is though, is that we still have a terrorist threat lingering on. I would rather that we did not wear uniform out of work but get some positive press, recognition and respect from joe civvie. Utopia, yes. Realistic, no.

Its a lovely f*cking war!
 
#3
Be careful what you wish for....

It would probably be considered a taxable beneft.
 
#4
I've always thought this: We must be the only country where our Armed Forces aren't present in society, in the way you say about servicemen/women in uniform and all that (and you can never have too many women in uniform). You mention America; I was in Berlin in April, and about a platoon's worth of Bundy troops were at the train station we were at, full kit, bergens, all that. It did show up how non-present our Forces are in everyday life (Although I live near a barracks, so we get the occasional truck, but that's it)
 
#5
I find a lot of places give you a discount if you ask and show a MOD 90. Cinemas are good for it just ask the spotty 16 year old girl at the till who cares so little she will ring you throw as a OAP or some thing just because she cant be arrsed to find out
 
#6
I have just come across this website that someone at work directed me to:

http://www.organiseronline.com/

Their description is:

Organiser Online has negotiated with many of the businesses listed to give members of the Armed Forces and MoD personnel a special discount. Look for the discount banner on an advert, then simply tell the participating business that you have seen their advert on Organiser Online to claim your discount

Alternatively try the Armed Forces Discount Brochure which is available in your RAO.
 
#7
FNUSNU said:
......start a campaign to get wider recognition from the country we serve to protect.......
It would help if the media in general started to cover the positive side of the forces generally instead of trying to expose the sensational negative side. They have the widest reach into the population through press, TV & radio.
 
#8
FNUSNU said:
We generally get treated like scum in our own country.
I was recruiting a few weeks ago and some chav came up to me and said he didn't like the army.....

Unfortunitley he tripped over my foot???? :oops:
 
#9
Mmm, but sometimes it backfires: We had an Army promo day at our school ages back, and there was this "trendy" anti-war type who kept asking asinine questions during the lecture ("Have you ever killed a man with a shotgun?" was one of them...)

But he didn't get the attention he wanted; one of our lot called him a ********, everyone else laughed, and he suddenly shrank to about four inches tall as everyone else got on with listening to the lecture :D
 
#10
Alternatively try the Armed Forces Discount Brochure which is available in your RAO.
In the RAO?!? I imagine it'd be a bit messy getting it out...
 
#11
CaptainPlume said:
Alternatively try the Armed Forces Discount Brochure which is available in your RAO.
In the RAO?!? I imagine it'd be a bit messy getting it out...
But remarkably easy to get it in (if not distasteful)
 
#12
MOTO service stations have recently upped their discount to 20% if you show you MOD90.

It covers everything except petrol so you stock up on your gentleman's interest literature for a bargain!! :D
 
#13
bibo_boy said:
FNUSNU said:
We generally get treated like scum in our own country.
I was recruiting a few weeks ago and some chav came up to me and said he didn't like the army.....

Unfortunitley he tripped over my foot???? :oops:
Isn't it a shame when that happens. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
#14
Kolya said:
and there was this "trendy" anti-war type who kept asking asinine questions during the lecture ("Have you ever killed a man with a shotgun?")
I would have said no, but there's always a first time!!!!! :twisted:
 
#15
We did a recruitment day and 2 anti-war protesters rocked up, about 15 years of wisdom, greasy long curly hair, drity piss stinking clothes. Had the audacity to walk right through all our demos handing out anti-war flyers. It took everyones ultimate patience to not go and persuade them to move on, simply because of their ignorance, 15 years old, theyre just finding out what a nobs for let alone world politics, plus why target soldiers, did the army decide to invade? There were also a few retro ban the bomb type folk who were about 40 50 odd and obviously ex hippy chciks, they were quite harmless and quite funny really, they obviously heard about the masses of nuclear tipped 105mm shells the TA gun batterys have been lobbing out their barrels.
 
#16
MOTO service stations have recently upped their discount to 20% if you show you MOD90.

It covers everything except petrol so you stock up on your gentleman's interest literature for a bargain!!
Does it work for BBB Civil Service passes too?
 
#17
The truth about many armed forces 'discounts' (including most of those in the Armed Forces Discount Brochure) is that they amount to little or nothing. You're far better off having a trawl on the internet, where the real bargains are to be found. Car hire is a case in point.

For example, this Alamo car hire website, which caters specifically for UK armed forces bookings, quoted me £229.50 for a week's car hire in July:

www.alamo.co.uk/mod

The standard (ie no armed forces discount) National Car Hire website quoted me £185. 57 for the same class of vehicle (2L 5-door saloon), over exactly the same period and with the same pick-up and drop-off point:

http://www.nationalcar.co.uk

Armed forces discounts can also vary from branch to branch. For example, the good people at National Car Hire in Plymouth gave me a very good discount on a week's car hire (on top of their already competitive rates), whereas staff at other National branches have told me no such discount is available. I suppose Plymouth being an armed forces-friendly City could account for this
 
#18
Murielson said:
MOTO service stations have recently upped their discount to 20% if you show you MOD90.

It covers everything except petrol so you stock up on your gentleman's interest literature for a bargain!!
Does it work for BBB Civil Service passes too?

And how about ACF Instructors???
 
#19
Sarge said:
Murielson said:
MOTO service stations have recently upped their discount to 20% if you show you MOD90.

It covers everything except petrol so you stock up on your gentleman's interest literature for a bargain!!
Does it work for BBB Civil Service passes too?

And how about ACF Instructors???
Do you have a MOD F 90?
 
#20
It's like the "big" demo outside the London Soldier exhibition/promo-day - why bother? How is that a threat or a deterrent? "We'll protest outside an open day, and stand well away from the front gate, that'll show 'em!"
 

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