Discount and Travel Guide 2016-17

In the July issue of Recreation News, we featured this huge list of discounts and deals specifically for government employees. Start saving today.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of modern luxury. Expect to eXperience exquisite service, contemporary design, spacious accommodations, extraordinary entertainment, and exceptional cuisine onboard our 10 ships. With our pulse on what guests want, and our eyes toward the future, Celebrity continues to innovate and deliver unforgettable, award-winning vacation experiences. Voted Best Premium Cruise Line for eight consecutive years, we know how to travel in style. Contact Philip Jacobs ( to book your next dream vacation today.



Protect your job with CareerGuard. Up to $2 million of liability coverage to protect your personal assets. Up to $200,000 of legal defense protection. Coverage for reduction in security clearance. No extra cost for HR-218 coverage. No extra cost to federal employees assigned to posts worldwide. No extra cost for 36 months coverage from retirement date. Payroll deduction payment option. Accident insurance of $5,000 included. Enroll online at or call 800-221-3083.


Corporate Jewelers

Founded in 1979, Corporate Jewelers is a family business that has been providing our customers with outstanding fine jewelry, customer service, and industry knowledge for more than 30 years. Shop online at for 66 percent off suggested retail prices for RecGov and GovEm-ployee members. You can buy all the latest styles of engagement rings, diamond earrings, diamond studs, rings for men and women, pendants, and bracelets at via payroll allot- ment. Call 972-980-0818 or visit online.

First Command Financial Services

You enjoy a broad array of benefits. With all the options available, assembling the package that makes the most of your dollars and serves your goals can be challenging. CSRS and FERS; TSP and FEGLI. First Command can connect your benefits to the other pieces of your financial picture in a single, clear plan for building and protecting your assets. To request your free plan, contact Bob Hill at 703-418- 9360 or visit


Extended Car Warranties

GovEmployee members who are buying a new car, have a car coming out of factory warranty, or have an older car they plan to keep can now purchase extended coverage direct from the same warranty companies that dealers do. Exclusive member-direct pricing guarantees that you can affordably protect yourself and your savings from the high cost of vehicle repair. Government employees, military, contractors, and their families are welcome. For a free no-hassle quote, call 855-201-5042 or visit


Gutter Helmet

Don’t waste another weekend cleaning out your gutters. Get the permanent gutter solution with Gutter Helmet®. Gutter Helmet by Harry Helmet® has been America’s No. 1 choice for gutter protec- tion since 1981. Gutter Helmet® keeps your gutters free flowing and clear year round, and comes with a transferable Triple Lifetime Performance War- ranty. Gutter Helmet® is engineered and proven to withstand heavy rainfall, snowfalls, and strong winds. Don’t waste another weekend, call 888-543- 5638 or visit to schedule your free estimate.

Hendersen-Webb Inc.

With more than 45 communities located throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area, including Cockeysville, Timonium, Sparks, Essex, Dundalk, Catonsville, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Loch Raven, Hendersen-Webb has the apartment for you — with excellent value, plus varieties of styles and floor plans. The communities are conveniently located with access to shopping, schools, and major highways. Most residents come to Hendersen- Webb communities through referrals from family, friends, and co-workers. For more information, contact or call 877-HEN-WEBB.



Fios by Verizon brings “better” to every device. It’s the better way to enjoy the Internet speed you crave, TV channels you love, and a home phone that’s reliable. Only Fios lets you upload as fast as you can download. Government employees get an additional $10 off and the Internet activation fee waived (an $80 value) when you order online at You must order from this link to receive the Connections discount. Contact with non-wireless questions.


Highs Chimney Service

Highs Chimney Service, in business for more than 35 years, specializes in chimney building, repairs, relining, sweeping, inspections, and installation of wood, pellet, and gas stoves and inserts. Chimneys need regular cleanings and inspections for safe use. Call Highs in Gaithersburg (301-519-3500), Severna Park (410-544-7600), or Frederick (301-695-6991) to receive at least a $50 discount on cleanings. Regular prices range from $199 to $289, but cleanings for government employees are just $149.


Hilton Alexandria Mark Center

Located in the west end of historic Alexandria, Va., Hilton Alexandria Mark Center is a blend of elegance, service, and hospitality. The stylish 496-room hotel puts you near quaint waterfront galleries and shops in Old Town Alexandria and is conveniently adjacent to the newly built Department of Defense (DoD) Mark Center Complex. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to nearby Metro stations and Reagan National Airport, which are all located within five miles. Call 703- 845-7668 or visit

When cash or credit cards are not the best option, you can select from furniture, appliances, computers, TVs, jewelry, and electronics at Qualify for easy financing and budgeted low payments you can afford based upon your work history, not your credit score. Buy brand-name quality products and experience premium customer service without a credit card or setup fees. Free delivery on all purchases from

Do your back-to-school shopping compliments of LutherSales, with up to $350 in free Visa gift cards on all qualifying purchases. Spend $1,000, get a $100 Visa gift card. Spend $1,750, get a $150 Visa gift card. Spend $2,500, get a $200 Visa gift card. Spend $3,000, get a $250 Visa gift card. Spend $4,500, get a $350 Visa gift card. (Minimum qualifying purchase of $1,000.  Maximum rewards of $350 Visa gift card. Normal exclusions apply. Cannot be combined with any other offers.)

Boost your buying power at LutherSales. (800-358-6466)


Oakwood Worldwide

The company is the leading provider of extended stay lodging solutions for federal, military, and government contractors throughout the United States and abroad, making lodging procurement and management easy, flexible, and reliable. Through our industry-leading brands — Oakwood and ExecuStay — Oakwood Worldwide can help you mobilize your team virtually anywhere in the world, so you can conduct the business of government efficiently. (888-268-9998,


Paul Samakow, Attorney

Before you talk to any insurance adjuster and/or agree to anything, or sign anything, call Paul Samakow for 100 percent free advice. Call him now at (cell) 703-472-7688. You’re not bothering him; he’s honored you have chosen to ask for his help with car and work accidents, catastrophic injuries, and death cases. Get your free book, The 8 Critical Things Your Auto Accident Attorney Won’t Tell You.


Paycheck Direct

Your premier federal government employee shopping program is Paycheck Direct. Purchases — planned or unplanned — are a part of life, but they shouldn’t break the bank. With PayCheck Direct, you can buy what you need and want today and pay with low, convenient payments over 12 months. Choose from thousands of competitively priced name-brand products including electronics, furniture, appliances, and more. Enjoy no interest, no fees, and no credit checks all day, every day. Start shopping now! (


Purchasing Power

Purchasing Power is the No. 1 employee purchase program and an exclusive benefit for federal employees that gives you a better way to buy today and pay tomorrow. Shop from more than 45,000 new, brand-name products including computers, electronics, furniture, jewelry, vacation packages, and more. Receive your order immediately and pay over time, directly from your paycheck. We make it easy to buy what you need — with no credit checks, no hidden fees, and zero interest. (, 888-923-6236)


Quality Remodeling for Quality People

At Remodel USA, the goal is to provide an exceptional living environment with the peace of mind that comes with quality products like the Owens Corning Basement Finishing System and Sunsuite Sunroom. As government employees, you should expect the same quality that you provide every day in serving our nation. Browse the Owens Corning site, as well as Call 301-333-6000 for a professional design and estimate with discount.


Red Roof Inns

Get away from the long workdays. Stay with Red Roof at a 20 percent nationwide discount at any of 450-plus locations. Experience more “wow” on your travels with nearby attractions at convenient locations. Just use code VP+ 617040 when booking your stay. Sign up for RediCard, the industry’s richest loyalty reward program, offering free nights to members accruing just 6,000 points. Join RediCard today, or start booking by calling 800-RED-ROOF or visiting


Seat Stir

Seat Stir is the show and event free ticket club. Discover fun entertainment venues and exciting new happenings each month – and attend for free! provides “members only” access to complimentary tickets to your metro area’s entertainment scene. You and a guest can enjoy live theater, live music concerts, comedy shows, and more — all for free. Get 45 percent off a 12-month introductory membership subscription.
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Sprint is offering current AT&T and Cricket customers the chance to switch and save 50 percent on AT&T shared data rate plans. Federal government employees and military personnel can switch to Sprint, get unlimited talk and text and shared data, while on the Sprint Network, all on up to 15 devices. Plus, get your 15 percent federal discount when you bring your number. (federal:, DOD:,



SuiteAmerica is a great hotel alternative, providing temporary housing to government and military agencies for more than 25 years. SuiteAmerica provides a high-touch service delivery model designed to meet staffing objectives at below per diem. In the D.C. metro area, Arlington, Alexandria, Tyson’s, Reston, Herndon, and Maryland, the company offers availability in the finest communities with fitness, business centers,Wi-Fi, locations on the Metro, and close to shopping. For information, contact Kim Dunbar at or 703-690-2030.


The Frasier

Welcome to The Frasier, Alexandria’s best new military-friendly residence. This brand new commu- nity in the Potomac Yard district of Alexandria, Va., is ideally located along U.S. Route 1, due north of Old Town Alexandria, immediately south of Crystal City, and 15 minutes south of Downtown Wash- ington. This commuter’s paradise only gets better from there, with Potomac Yard Shopping Center right outside your door, offering great stores such as Target, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, PetSmart, Pier One Imports, Staples, The Sports Authority, and Old Navy, plus a 16-screen Regal Cinemas close by and many dining options. Visit for more information and military specials.


The Shelby

The Shelby is a brand new mid-rise luxury apart- ment community comprised of 240 residences ranging from junior one-bedrooms to the largest option, two-bedrooms with a den. Convenient to Old Town Alexandria, Fort Belvoir, National Harbor, Washington, and major public transportation hubs, The Shelby provides the lifestyle you are looking for in the perfect location. “Start here, go anywhere.” Visit or call 571-267-2873 to schedule your tour.


Tripper Bus

Why waste time or financial resources traveling to NYC via train or plane? Tripper Bus and Washington Deluxe are two amazing services that offer quality, upscale, direct, and safe transportation to Manhattan’s Penn Station and Time Square. Tripper departs from Arlington and Bethesda direct to NYC while Washington Deluxe leaves from D.C. and Pentagon City Mall.  Both lines are family friendly and have Wi-Fi and electrical outlets on board.



A real vacation is possible and affordable with Let us help you pick a vacation destination that fits your budget. Travel now, pay later, with no interest for one year.  Choose from one of our suggested packages or speak with our travel consultant and find the perfect vacation to fit your budget. Visit and fill out a no-obligation application, or call 800-358-6466 and travel 45 days after booking. Isn’t it time? No more maybes, travel now.


Washington Deluxe

Summer vacations tend to drown the wallet and thus the mood. Fret not, because there is an affordable, safe way to get your family from D.C. to New York City — take Washington Deluxe. The luxury upscale coach bus service offers Wi-Fi and electrical outlets so your little ones can plug in and stay entertained. Washington Deluxe offers multiple daily departures from Union Station and Dupont Circle and goes directly to Manhattan’s Penn Station. Tickets start at just $22 and can be purchased online at


Weichert Realtors

Your home is our business and with more than 20 years of marketing experience we’ll get your house sold. We’ll help you find the home of your dreams whether you’re upgrading or downsizing! Take advantage of a free home-market comparative analysis and home-buying marketing strategy. As exciting as moving toward the next chapter of your life is, it’s also one the most stressful. Contact Luci Denhard of Weichert Realtors, at 301-540-1330 (o), 301-908-5288 (c), or


Wisp Resort

Retreat to the cool mountains of Western Maryland and discover Wisp Resort. Adventure abounds on land, water, and air with whitewater rafting, a mountain coaster, three canopy tours, two golf courses, paddle boarding on Deep Creek Lake, and much more. Affordable lodging and activity packages include: Stay & Play Golf starting at $94 per person, per night and the High-5 Overnight Adventure starting at $199 per person (restrictions apply). Ask about discounted group rates for 20 or more. (, 855-990-0250)



Get discounts on personal use of Zipcar! You’ll receive discounted daily rates, and lower annual membership fees. Get access to more than 800 cars in D.C. and more than 11,000 worldwide. Gas, insurance, 180 miles of complimentary mile- age, and free parking in D.C. are all included. Go to and search for your agency or department. (Try both the full name and acronym separately.) If it is not listed, email for help. Use promo code FEDEMP2015 to get $25 in free driving credit upon signing up. Existing members can redeem the code, too, at Email the team at with any questions.

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