The holidays are upon us and it’s time for the joy of giving. The following is a list of timely gift-giving options and discounts, and is being shared so Veterans, military members, their families, caregivers and survivors are aware of all resources available to them.

Veterans Canteen Service – VCS is proud to offer Veterans enrolled in VA health care, their families and VA employees exclusive online shopping benefits. Save on hundreds of premium brands that support men and women who served.

vcs holiday flash saleCheck out 24-hour holiday deals and VCS’ Holiday Gift Guide.



vcs memberdeals ticket and travel savingsPlan your next getaway, and get exclusive discount and member travel and ticket deals with VCS MemberDeals.


Defense Commissary Agency – During December, the Defense Commissary Agency is collaborating with its industry partners so you can come home to holiday savings on products that could help make your season merry and bright. We encourage you to check our website, our sales flyer and with Your Commissary locally to learn more about the details and effective dates of these promotions where you shop.

Bunker Labs’ Holiday Gift Guide – The Bunker Labs gift guide is filled with the perfect presents and self-care indulgences to get you through the season. You can feel good about not just giving, but giving back, because each item in our gift guide comes from a Veteran or military-spouse-owned business that participated in one of our Bunker Labs programs.

GovX – The GovX marketplace delivers exclusive benefits to military members, Veterans and first responders. includes discounts from hundreds of leading brands, major league sporting events, concerts and shows, theme park tickets, hotels and travel services, and more savings exclusively for Americans of service.

And don’t forget to check out VA’s listing of year-round discounts for Veterans. The listing includes verified Veteran and military discounts that are available throughout the year and is updated as more merchants provide information.

The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products and services on the part of VA. Verify information with the organization offering.

By VAntage Point Contributor

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Published on Dec. 8, 2021

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  1. Mary Bash December 11, 2021 at 10:55 am

    I feel for the person that left a bad comment (Norma)We pray things go better for her & hers.
    My Husband has had tremendous help from the VA. We are truly blessed. He gets all his meds & treatment through the Milwaukee VA. We came from Illinois & here in Wisconsin at the VA they have everything he needs, we don’t have to travel miles & miles for specialty clinics, ex. Eyes or Dental, Everything is right here!! And they treat him WELL!! Keep up the GREAT WORK MILWAUKEE!! We’re very pleased !! If we have a problem they solve it!!

  2. Norma December 9, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    This is a poor “benefit” if you take into account the appoint reminders not being mailed out for months now. Your efforts to “help” veterans would be better spent on ensuring our medications are being delivered on time. The VA is a joke on vets who came back alive. I’m disappointed & saddened at how little this country actually cares about the physical & mental health of veterans and how insanely hypocritical the “support the troops” bumper stickers are.

    • Scott December 10, 2021 at 1:05 pm

      I’m sorry that you’re having such difficulty. Sometimes things go south. And we know from experience that government agencies and VA medical is slow moving. Thus the term red tape.

      But I’m proud to say that I have found many good benefits within the VA. They helped me when no one else would.

      Not to mention I received a free haircut because I’m a vet. And a free car wash as well as a nice lunch for Veterans Day. It was the VA and their emails that provided such a benefit.

      Sometimes it’s best to place your energy overcoming adversity rather than just simply complaining. If you must complain to provide good input, do so in a positive way that works towards restoration. See what you can do to help. Maybe Volunteer

    • Michelle December 12, 2021 at 12:12 am


  3. james e pudder December 9, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    I tried to download proof of id.. I believe i downloaded the wrong item.

    • Hugo E. Reyes December 10, 2021 at 6:41 pm

      I have to agree with you. Perhaps it’s partially because most people don’t know that the VA is not part of DoD. This means that increasing the military budget does nothing for the VA.

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