Published: June 26, 2018
It’s PCS season, y’all. (And if you’re in the middle of it, we don’t need to tell you that.) Beyond the logistics and knowing that your great-aunt Mable’s side table will inevitably be lost by the moving company, possibly the most frustrating thing about it is watching your bank account drain on things that you normally wouldn’t spend on. (Ugh.)
We know because we’ve been there too. In fact, combined, our team has moved hundreds of times, and we’ve opened our fair share of boxes with broken blenders, ripped sheets, and stained bath mats (hello dollar, dollar bills!).
And even if you don’t have PCSing expenses, back-to-school is right around the corner, maybe you need a new tie or shoes for the next military ball, or honestly, maybe you just need a treat-yo-self moment.
That’s where we come in.
From June 28 to July 9, we’re celebrating Macy’s The Big Give Back by giving away 55 $100 Macy’s gift cards. (That’s right: there will be five winners a day for 11 days.)
Let us repeat that: we’re giving away five $100 gift cards for 11 days!
That’s because our friends at Macy’s (yes–that Macy’s!) are celebrating America with the Big Give Back, a campaign to help raise money for national non-profits. This year, they’re focusing on three military community charities: Bunker Labs, Team Rubicon, and…
…Blue Star Families!
We are so honored and thrilled to be part of this wonderful campaign highlighting the military and veteran communities to the rest of the nation. Keep your eyes peeled for national TV and newspaper ads featuring Bunker Labs, Team Rubicon, and Blue Star Families. If you watch the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show (on NBC 8 PM ET/PT and 7 PM CT, with an encore presentation at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and 9 PM CT) you may even catch a Blue Star Families mention!
So, what is The Big Give Back?
From June 28 to July 8, when you donate $3 to support America’s military community, Macy’s will thank you with a special 25% off coupon. You can donate online–just add the donation to your online shopping bag– or in your local Macy’s. The coupon can be used in the store or online (so even if you don’t have a Macy’s near by, you can still participate!).
100% of your $3 donation will go to supporting Team Rubicon, Bunker Labs, and Blue Star Families. All three organizations do fantastic work for the military community and foster opportunities, support, and resources from the beginning of boot camp all the way to retirement or transition.
Not familiar with Team Rubicon or Bunker Labs? Here’s the Cliffs Notes version of what these excellent non-profits do in our community:
Team Rubicon organizes veterans so they can respond to disasters and humanitarian crises and provide relief through emergency response teams that work in tandem with first responders on the ground. Most recently, Team Rubicon has (and is) providing help and relief to those affected by recent Texas flash-flooding.
Bunker Labs provides resources and support to veteran and military spouse entrepreneur both in-person and online. Bunker Labs entrepreneurs have helped to create more than 1,500 jobs, including 301 jobs for veterans.
But we can’t do it alone. We need your help to serve. Participating in The Big Give Back is one of those ways… and it’s so easy!
Okay, here’s what you need to know about the giveaway
Entering our gigantic gift card giveaway is pretty simple. You can earn entries through Rafflecopter by completing different tasks… and some of the tasks you can do every day the giveaway’s open, which means more opportunities for you to win! (Yay!) You can enter today; we’ll begin pulling names on June 28, and we’ll continue pulling five names a day until July 9.
Keep your eyes on Blue Star Families’ Facebook page where we’ll announce winners daily. (Don’t worry; we’ll also email you if you’re a winner.)
What are you waiting for? Enter now!