Win a McDonald’s McGold Card!

For years, rumors of the coveted McGold Card awarding free McDonald’s for life have circulated. They say it’s a symbol of McDonald’s superstar status, and that only the top VIPs can get their hands on one. It’s an untouchable luxury that’s been enshrouded in mystery for decades. Until now.

To celebrate the rollout of Mobile Order and Pay and putting more choice and control in the customers’ hands, McDonald’s is giving mobile customers the chance to win the ultimate in VIP status: the Mobile McGold Card, awarding them free McDonald’s for life.


Place a mobile order through the McDonald’s App starting today until August 24th! Customers can get one entry per day during that period. No minimum purchase required.

The winner will receive McDonald’s food for Life, equating to up to two meals per week for fifty (50) years, awarded as a $1,000 credit on winner’s McDonald’s App account and $35,400 cash, plus $15,600 to offset taxes on the prize, awarded as a check for $51,000. Winner will also receive a custom gold-plated “McGold Card” phone case.

That’s it! Just order through the app!

So go ahead and download it today on iTunes and Google Play!


· Sweepstakes begins 8/10
· Sweepstakes runs from 8/10-8/24

The winner will be drawn at random, and notified within two days. See official rules at for more details.

What would you do with free McDonald’s for life? What would you order first? I know I would be ordering a tasty fresh all beef Quarter Pounder!

So how about it? Gonna give it a shot? Grab some lunch today using the mobile app and you’re automatically entered for the McGold Card. I would love it if one of my readers won. So what are you waiting for, order today!!

This post is sponsored by McDonald’s and St. Louis Dad.

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Back to School with Your Prep Expert

Millions of students are heading back to school over the next few weeks with many of them already thinking about their future and what college to apply to. Wondering if they can get a scholarship or even pass the ACT and/or the SAT with a good enough score to get them in to their school of choice.

Prep Expert can help change your score, and change your life. Studies show that when students prepare for a test or exam they do better, and when they have the proper preparation they do even better. That’s where Prep Expert can help you prepare for that special test.

With a successfully completed deal with Mark Cuban on Shark Tank, Prep Expert has become the world’s fastest growing test prep provider!

Check out their website and just see what they have to offer. Try out the free class and browse all of the other available courses. Their is even a 200-Point Score Improvement Guarantee!

So check it out today! You and/or your students will thank you for it! Providing the perfect tools for their future is exactly what students need to be successful in the future and Prep Expert can fill that need!

I was fortunate enough to be provided a trial for Prep Expert and found the program to be very easy to follow and I feel like after going through some of the prep courses I would be ready to take the ACT once again! The instructors are great and know exactly how to help you succeed. This is their job! So it’s only been 16 years since I last took the ACT, so why not give it a shot again. With Prep Expert’s help I am sure I will do great!

Be sure to check out today as well as their awesome episode on Shark Tank!

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Military Discounts & Deals on Services

Military Discounts on Products and Services

On joining the military, the nation appreciates your services in several ways. Discounts on services and products is the favorite of them all. Depending on your needs, use the below list to get the best deals.

Automotive Discounts

Cars are essential for commuting. If you need one, the following places offer great discounts:

  • | Gives you 25% off
  • Jiffy Lube | You get a 15% discount
  • Meineke | You access discounts

Health and Beauty Discounts

For the sake of our security, your well-being is crucial. Both active and retired military personnel can use the below facilities for best discounts

  • | Your family enjoys discounted membership on children, senior, and pet care.
  • American Family Insurance | Though you get discounts on prices, those from deployment get treated as if they had prior insurance
  • | Hypnosis courses get discounted at 20% if honorably discharged
  • Gold’s Gym | You get to enjoy a 49% discount and 20% off their dues
  • Massage Envy | You receive a 60% discount
  • USAA | You and your family get discounts on auto, life, and home insurance
  • YMCA | Your family receives discounts, free membership, and child care
  • The Red Door Salon and SPA | Salons and spas are 20% off

Home Care Discounts

When away on deployment, the following home care services ensure that your home get refreshed always.

  • Cultural Care Au Pair | You get $575 service discount and a $75 registration discount with code PCMILITARY
  • EurAupair | Your family receives a $600 discount
  • Stanton Homes | You get a 3% home discount
  • Sittercity | The membership fee is waivered

Storage and Moving Discounts

With the following companies, you receive the best rates on storage, moving costs, or rent.

  • Cube Smart | You access a 10% self-storage discount
  • Door to Door Storage | You receive discounts
  • OZ Moving | You and your family enjoy a 10% discount
  • Simply Storage | You get a 15% discount
  • Penske Truck Rental | You access a 20% discount on moving services and an additional 10% if booked online.
  • Roadrunner Auto Transport | You receive a 100% discount
  • PODS | With code MILT, rates get discounted

Pet Discounts

If you love pets, get a decommissioned pet from the following places:

  • Pets for Patriots | Adoption fees get cut
  • Canyon Pet Lodge | You receive a 10% pet services

Cellular and Shipping Discounts

Whether at home or on deployment, the following discounted charges will be perfect for your shipping and cellular packages:

  • Defense Mobile | You and your family enjoy discounted mobile services
  • Boost Mobile

You receive discounted reactivation fees after enrolling into the Military Program

  • U.S Cellular | On all family and individual plans, calling charges are discounted at 15%
  • Vonage | In 34 different countries, you enjoy free shipping and unlimited calling
  • United States Postal Service (USPS) | Ships mail packages to you as a priority
  • nTelos Wireless | Applications get discounted

Education and Career

If you still want to keep yourself busy after military retirement, the below companies will assist in expanding your skills and resume drafting:

  • Career Perfect | Resume writing services get discounted
  • Flex Jobs | By using the code MILITARY, flex jobs subscription gets discounted at 30%
  • The Guitar Lesson | You enjoy guitar lessons at a 68% discount


The followings tools will enable you to file tax returns easily:

  • Geico | On calling 1-800-MILITARY, you receive insurance premiums at 15% off
  • Jackson Hewitt | You receive a VISA gift card with $50 prepaid and a 25% discount on state tax returns
  • Costco | New membership enjoys a $60 discount
  • Military OneSource Tax Services | Tax services are free
  • Navy Federal Credit Union | On selected loans, you experience a ¼% APR discount
  • | You and spouse enjoy free analysis and FICO credit score
  • Tax Slayer | You get to prepare your federal returns using the Military Edition for free
  • Turbo Tax | If you fall under E-1 to E-5 ranks, you receive free federal and state tax returns filing
  • Tax Act | With a qualified EIN, your tax preparation services get discounted
  • Tax Brain | You and your family receive a 20% discount after tax filling
  • TiVo | On TiVo Roamio, you enjoy a monthly $19.99 discount
  • Veterans Advantage | In stores and organizations, you access discounts
  • Simple Stroller Rentals | You and your spouse enjoy a 10% discount on stroller rentals


Computer, Internet, and Software Discounts

Enjoy discounts on computer software and online security with the following services:

  • Life Lock | You and your family members access a 15% discount and a month’s free trial with code MILITARYCOM
  • Macphun | Macphun apps get discounted
  • Microsoft 365 | You get a 30% discount on Microsoft 365
  • My Nerds | Remote tech support is 20% off
  • Netsonic | With promo code USA, you receive a free shared hosting account for six months

Miscellaneous Discounts

With the following discounted photo services, you get to remember your family.

  • Operation Love United | You enjoy free sessions and photo gifts
  • Portrait Innovations | Everything gets cut at 10%
  • Target Portraits | You receive 50% off on portraits

This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.

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Target vs Walmart – A Traveling Family’s Guide

It’s almost inevitable that you’ll forget something when traveling. While the exercise is fun for many, it turns out to be a nightmare-inducing activity especially if your memory is unreliable. The situation becomes worse for you when you’re traveling with your husband, friends, and kids. If you’ve had unpleasant traveling experiences in the past, then you should consider incorporating large every-thing stores such as Walmart and Target to help you have a highly organized trip.

Here, we’ll look at some of the common items you forget as well as traveling items you may need to purchase from the stores to have a fulfilling traveling experience. We’ll compare the two stores to ensure that you get the best!

Laundry Bag

If you do not want to take painkillers for your headache throughout your vacation, then you’ll need to have a laundry bag. It is not uncommon to forget this since you’ll initially have a suitcase that accommodates all of your clean clothes. The situation changes when you are already in the ground! You realize that you have dirty socks and undergarments and you’re desperately in need of a place to store them. That’s when you utilize your laundry bag.

It relieves you the stress of looking for bags in a foreign land and eliminates the chance of mixing dirty clothes with the clean ones which would lead to disastrous smell on the clothes!

Where to buy? If you need an inexpensive, no-frills bag, then you can settle for Walmart where you’ll get different brands to choose from. The bags will cost you between $4 and $8. On the other hand, you’ll get high-end laundry bags at Target. The store sources the bags from vendors including Bath & Beyond, H&M and Bed. While you may have to part with $15-$20 dollars, you can be sure that the bags are durable and they’ll serve you for years.

Travel Adapter with USB

This is a must-have device especially if you’re going camping. You’ll need a source of power to keep your trip lively. Right? Well, these travel adapters have built-in USB plugs that will enable you to charge your electronic devices without much hassle. What’s best is that you can charge multiple devices which reduces time wastage that would otherwise have occurred due to turn taking!

You can get different brands of the travel adapters at Walmart with the prices ranging between $10 and $18. At Target, you will get high-end adapters at relatively higher prices of $28-$35.


Forgetting bathroom supplies is the worst mistake you can commit during your traveling escapades. Unfortunately, it is common to forget items such as toothbrush and soaps which are crucial in guaranteeing a memorable vacation.

Also, the size of these items can send you searching in the midst of clothes and other items in the bag. To avoid such inconveniences, it is important that you have a small travel pouch where you will exclusively store the toiletries. You can visit either the Walmart or Target to acquire those toiletries. You may also need to purchase a pouch for storing them!

Memory Card

You want to capture every precious moment on your vacation but your camera memory is filled up. This can be frustrating! Well, save yourself the hassle and carry an extra memory card to store as many images and videos as you would like. We recommend that you purchase a card with a minimum of 16GB of space lest you run out of space when your son in college is waiting for that nature video you just captured! The device is available both in Walmart and Target at relatively the same price. You’ll need to part with between $10 and $15 for a durable card.

Power bank

There is no worse experience than having your phone off during a business trip. You will miss crucial deals that would have sealed the month for you! To avoid such disappointments, you will require to carry an Anker or RavPower power bank to keep you updated throughout. You’ll get both brands at Walmart and Target at an upward of $6. We recommend that you buy a power bank that is no less than 10,000mah

Ideal Footwear

Regardless of the nature of your trip, it is always necessary to carry footwear for different environments; beach, pool, hiking or extremely rough terrains. You shouldn’t expose your feet to hazardous environments! Instead, visit Walmart or Target for a wide range of sandals and other footwear. At Walmart, you’ll get the footwear with as little as $10. On the extreme end, you’ll get some from Target at approximately $50

Traveling is tricky and you’ll need to be highly organized to ensure that you remember everything you need during the trip. There are items commonly forgotten and have the potential to ruin your vacation. 

This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.

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