Veterans Advantage Awarded Travel Industry Recognition for Exclusive Military Discounts

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GREENWICH, Conn., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterans Advantage announced today that it has received special recognition for its exclusive travel discounts from top travel site "The Points Guy", recommending its travel benefits as better than those offered through AAA or AARP. Veterans Advantage delivers exclusive military benefits from leading travel providers and major retail brands redeemed with its nationally recognized VetRewards Card military ID.

With over a 1 million monthly readers, "The Points Guy", or 'TPG", identifies ways to maximize travel savings with industry discounts and points. Its feature "Save on Spring Hotel Stays with Membership Programs" offers an in-depth look at Veterans Advantage and its superior travel services and savings versus AAA, AARP and Student Advantage. Veterans Advantage is for qualified members who currently serve or have served in the US Armed Forces and their families.

According to TPG Contributor Richard Kerr, the high quality of Veterans Advantage's travel discounts plus innovative travel search tools clearly sets it apart.   As a Navy Lieutenant himself, Mr. Kerr concludes, "When it comes to travel discounts offered by the membership programs, I'm most impressed with Veterans Advantage. The comprehensive search engine and negotiated discount codes make the site a good option for one-stop shopping with meaningful savings."

"We are delighted to get this terrific review from such a well-read and respected travel site as TPG, said H. Scott Higgins, Co-Founder and CEO of Veterans Advantage, and a Vietnam War Veteran. "We have worked hard over the past 15 years to create exclusive travel discounts with our partners  – United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Amtrak, and Greyhound, Choice Hotels, Wyndham, and others –that reward our members with significant savings," added Higgins.

Other Military Veterans who are key influencers in the travel industry also recommend Veterans Advantage. Brigadier General Glen Goddard of The "Military Frequent Flyer" was originally drawn to enroll in Veterans Advantage from the Deals & Offers tab on for a 5% discount. His posts of "Experimenting with the Veterans Advantage Card" logged more than a year of Veterans Advantage discounts where he saved nearly $1,000 on his everyday purchases.

In his most recent commentary, General Goddard exclaims, "I have written a fair amount about Veterans Advantage over the last couple of years.  It is a good deal for me and I have provided my analysis of whether it is a good deal for you." His recaps include Veterans Advantage savings on car rentals, Verizon Wireless and Wendy's discounts. Most recently, he notes Amtrak's same day travel upgrade for its Veterans Advantage discount to along with the addition of family members, and attractive new discounts on Verizon Fios bundles.

General Goddard is a military member with over 29 years of Army service and two tours of Iraq. Like the TPG review, research for The Military Frequent Flyer was conducted without any special Veterans Advantage affiliation.  The Military Frequent Flyer is part of BoardingArea and a highly trafficked group of travel blogs and sites linked by travel news, information and advice that include, FlyerTalk, and SeatExpert.


The VetRewards Card from Veterans Advantage is the nation's first secure military ID card created for privacy protection with it patent-pending military verify technology solutions. Veterans Advantage's state-of-the-art verify platform uses FTC-recommended de-identification methodology to protect its partner discounts from unauthorized use and safeguard members' personal information when redeeming travel discounts online, by toll free phone, or at point of sale locations nationwide. Member benefits include $55,000 of The Hartford travel medical insurance, $5,000 Accidental Death Insurance Policy, VIP Concierge, and premium travel assistance services for the over 100 million Americans qualified to enroll.

Veterans Advantage members receive exclusive offers from United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, CVS/pharmacy, Amtrak, Greyhound, Ford Motor Company & Lincoln Motor Company, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Apple Inc., Dell Inc., Target, Choice Hotels, Wyndham Worldwide Corp., Avis Budget Group Inc., and other leading brands. Each Veterans Advantage Member receives OurCAREPackage exclusive that includes $50,000 of The Hartford Global MedEVac, $5,000 in Accident Insurance, VIP Concierge and other travel assistance services, fraud and ID theft assistance services, prescription discounts and financial planning, and more. Accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2001, the company has been awarded the highest BBB rating of A+. More at

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