Costco Wholesale – Military families shop without membership
With the commissary being closed due to the government shutdown, Costco Wholesale is allowing military families to shop without a membership throughout the duration of the shutdown. This was announced on the Joint Base Lewis McChord Facebook page and was confirmed by local Costco managers. This should be happening nationwide, but might be a good idea to call your local store before heading in. When you arrive, bring your military ID to a special table set up near the front of the store to welcome military families.
I hear that Sams Club is doing the same thing! I also hear that Point Defiance Zoo and Northwest Trek are offering FREE admission for federal employees and active duty military (and half price for immediate family members).
If you know of any other businesses offering perks like this during the government shutdown, please leave a comment!
(Thanks, Thrifty NW Mom!)