Giveaway: Deal-a-Day Site Credit


As we continue to host great giveaways throughout December we’re excited to bring you one thats just for military families and veterans.

Troopswap, a deal-a-day site launched earlier this year only available to troops, military families and veterans, is giving us a $20 credit for their site to pass on to one of our readers.

Troopswap offers a new local daily discount in select areas (right now just Hampton Roads, San Diego and Washington D.C.) and a new deal good anywhere in the country once or twice a week.

Even though they don’t have something every day that is available in my area, I’ve been able to find great deals through this site that I haven’t been able to get consistently anywhere else. That’s stuff like $10 of a $20 gift card and half off a Walmart gift card. Yes, please! Today’s deal is on a series of greatly discounted lego toys. Sweet!

A few things that make Troopswap super cool compared to the other deal-a-day sites: The company was founded by veterans and all of their local employees are military spouses or veterans. They donate 10 percent of all of their profits to the Wounded Warrior Project. … and all deals are only available to military members and veterans, which they ensure by requiring accounts to be “verified” before a person can make a purchase.

To make it happen a new member must “certify” their account using a USAA member number if they have one, signing-up through a .mil email account, directly calling or emailing the Troopswap staff, or uploading other military document (like a DD214).

It’s true — the validation process is a bit of a hassle. But they are doing it for a completely legitimate reason, in my view. Since many of their vendors are providing the products at a discount specifically because they are going to military folks, the verification makes the deals possible. If that’s the case I figure the bother is worth it.

This giveaway will run through Friday, Dec. 14. Here’s how to make sure you’re in on this one:

We’re making it easy on you this time. Only one entry per person — just leave a comment below and you’re in! For kicks, tell us in your comment about the most awesome deal you’ve ever scored — online or elsewhere.

Please be sure to include your email address in your comment info (not displayed publicly) so we can content you if you win. Note: do NOT leave your email address in the comment itself, but rather in your personal info when you fill out the comment form.

Good luck!

About the Author

Amy Bushatz
Amy is the editor in chief of’s spouse and family blog A journalist by trade, Amy also covers spouse and family news for where she is the managing editor of spouse and family content. An Army wife and mother of two, Amy has been featured as a subject matter expert on, NPR, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC and BBC as well as in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Follow her on twitter @amybushatz.
  • Carolyn Dionne

    Excited to explore this site!

  • Marle

    I love deals, best deal for me was the 24 papers baby wipes packages I got for free plus some extra.

    • Marle

      Oops that was 42, not 24. Youngest is 13 months and we are still using our stash.

  • Erick

    Sounds great to me!

  • Marhta

    I dont think i’ve ever won anything online. however, my mom still says im lucky :)

  • Best deal I’ve ever had? Hmm…there was the time I got something for homecoming for $6 from VS – it was originally priced around $50-60, but was ringing up incorrectly that day. Score for us!

  • Heidi

    What a great idea! I’m a big fan of the daily deal websites, so it’s awesome that they have introduced one just for military families :-)

  • Dana

    Awesome! Love the troopswap deals!! The best deal I’ve ever gotten is a 2 month YMCA gym membership for my whole family, childcare included, for $20! Normally one month is $90 so that’s a huge savings.

  • heather

    I honestly can’t think of anything. I’m not very good at finding deals, I suppose.

  • Crystal

    Oooh. I got a Nook for 89, at the time they were much more.

  • Laura Tharp

    The best deal I recieved recently was buying my text books for next semester online used vs at school new. $300 vs $800.

  • Anne

    I had a $3 off coupon for something that was only $1… not a huge saving but still, I got paid to buy something!

  • Lynn

    Cars 2 shoes for my son at Kohl’s on clearance and with a coupon. They ended up being like $8 and he was psyched

  • Daisy Moats

    Best deal I love is my buy one get one free coupons, I love them cause I can give the extra to my family members as christmas gifts…let me put it this way I got enough dispoable razors to last me and my husband till probrably March!

  • Adam

    I’m ready for good deals!

  • Courtney

    The best deal I ever got was probably a $3 shirt from Old Navy a few years ago. And it lasted for years!

  • Paul

    I have a couple of deal-a-day type memberships and often score half off on meals and services, so I’m willing to try another.

  • Arden

    Awesome! I was looking for some Legos for my kids!

  • Jean

    Best deal for me was when I bought some new running shoes after my last PT test. Nike had a 30% discount store wide, plus a 15% military discount, and on top of that they gave the first 100 customers a $10 gift card and a sports bottle. I ended up paying about $15 for shoes I’m still running in.

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  • TomS

    I always check my Deals sites and have saved a bundle. Won’t list the site names but always glad to find a new one.

  • Jason K

    This is a double bonus! A good site for discounted deals, and a site that is a reward to our active duty and veterans! I can’t wait to try it out!

  • Christy

    My best deal…taking advantage of living in Las Vegas =). With my local ID, and sites like groupon & living social, I’ve saved a TON on spa days, shows, and hotel stays. As long as we’re stationed in Sin City, we might as well enjoy it!

  • Robert K

    My wife is Army VA. She is disabled we are always looking for sales in everyhing we buy. This is a wonderful idea, Thanks