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3 Ways to Support Blue Star Families This Summer (And Win Big!)

July 10, 2019

pool feet summer

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The sun’s out, but you’re the one bringing the heat! Yeah, we see you, mama. Holding down the fort while your spouse is gone like a boss. And you too, lady. Crushin’ that PCS like it’s your full-time job.

Keep up the great work, ladies. We know how crazy busy MilLife can be, especially in the summer (hello, PCS season!). But it can be fun, too! 

And that’s where we come in. 

This year, we’ve teamed up with three awesome #BlueStarNeighbors to sweeten your summertime fun. We’re talking shopping sprees, popcorn s’mores, and ice cream socials. 

Yasssss! You can do all these things…AND support Blue Star Families at the same time. 

Ready to have some fun? Here’s what you need to know:   

1. Shop ‘til you drop!

macy's giveaway

Photo: Macy’s

We’re giving away a $1,000 shopping spree at Macy’s (yes, you read that right!). One lucky MilFam will win one thousand dollars to shop ‘til they drop. Think back-to-school clothes, shoes for the ball, home decor, and so much more.

But why Macy’s? Because this July, they’re celebrating America with the “Macy’s Salutes Those Who Serve” campaign, and BSF is a beneficiary! When you visit a Macy’s store through July 18, round up your purchase amount and donate your extra change, up to 99¢, to Blue Star Families and Bunker Labs.

Help us celebrate and enter to win here!

2. Sundae Funday, anyone?

ice cream, summer

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Not only are we giving away a shopping spree, but we’re also giving away ice cream!

If you’ve got a PCS-ing MilKid, this sweet prize is for you. We know how tough PCS season can be on your kiddos. Being uprooted from one location and planted into the next forces them to start from scratch with a new home, school, friend group, sports team, and so much more.

So to sweeten up the transition, we’re giving one lucky MilKid an Ice Cream Social with their new friends. Enter for a chance to win here!

And, next time you’re at the grocery store, grab a tub of EDY’S® vanilla ice cream. (Keep your eye out for the BSF logo on it!) But remember, ice cream is meant to be shared. Grab your new neighbor and enjoy a scoop together.

3. Here’s s’more fun!

smores summer

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Last, but not least, nothing says summer like a s’more. Why not jazz up this summer classic with a little popcorn? (Yes, we said popcorn!) Give this Popcorn S’mores recipe a try one night with Jolly Time’s “Help Our Troops” Blast O Butter 3-pack, which is now available in select stores.

A percentage of all purchases from “Help Our Troops” Blast O Butter 3-packs made through September 15 will be donated to four military-affiliated nonprofits (including BSF!). Vote for the charity you want to receive the most support here.   

And there you have it. Three crazy good ideas for summertime fun…AND two opportunities to win big (here and here!)—all while supporting Blue Star Families (THANK YOU!). 

This summer, we’ll be able to connect more military families to their local resources and support, all because of you!