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I'm a packrat, as it pertains to e-mail. No, it's not true that I still have the very first e-mail I ever received. But I probably have my first email from the season 2000.
 
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When to delete an e-mail and not
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==Confirmed Discounts==
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Guidance for Owners/Managers
 
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I am a packrat, In regards to e-mail. No, it's not true that I still have the very first e-mail I ever received. But I probably have my first e-mail from the year 2000.
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===Camping and Travel Gear===
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Actually, I possibly have all my e-mails from the year 2000. So needless to say, I've everything ever since then, too.  
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! width="200pt"|Discount
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! width="200pt"|Notes / Procedures
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| [http://www.marmot.com/ Marmot]
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| Outdoor gear
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| Marmot offers a Professional Courtesy Program to Peace Corps Volunteers.  Discount may vary by product but is <b>substantial</b>. Selection is limited compared to regular online site (some products may be "out of stock," but you can request them).
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| Apply for the program [http://marmot.promotive.com/action/index here], you should hear back within a couple business days.
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Why do I've all of this material? I am not sure, seriously. Maybe I was concerned that I would be prosecuted over some imaginary transgression and would need an to prove my innocence. Or possibly I was vaguely worried about some legal requirement to save lots of this material.  
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| [http://www.coleman.com/nonprofit Coleman]
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| Outdoor gear
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| Coleman offers a discounted pricing program for non-profit groups.  Discount varies by product. <b>must order for delivery in the states</b>
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| Email their customer service department [http://www.coleman.com/coleman/feedback2.asp here] and ask if they provide discounts to Peace Corps volunteers. 12/12/11- Customer Service replied to my question saying they do not offer discounts to Peace Corps volunteers
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| [http://cascadedesigns.com/ Cascade Designs (MSR, Thermarest, Seal Line, Platypus, Tracks)]
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| Outdoor Gear
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| approximately 30%
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| Email [email protected] with your acceptance letter.  They will email back with information to register. Peace Corps are allowed to use a home address as the registered shipping address, since they only ship items to the United States. 11/28/11:  Cascade Designs has switched to a website application.  Go to https://cascadedesigns.com/friendsofindustry to apply for discount program.
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| [http://www.eaglecreek.com/ Eagle Creek]
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| Travel Gear
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| 30-50%
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| Ask to join the Pro-Deal go to proshop.eaglecreek.com to apply for discount. 06/20/13 - 50% discount.
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| [http://www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com ENO]
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| Hammocks, Rain tarps, Stuff sacks
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| 10%
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| Email Customer Service
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| [http://www.hennessyhammock.com Hennessy Hammock]
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| Camping Hammocks
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| 50%. Must order at least ten at a time (talk to other PCVs to put together bulk order). They will ship internationally.
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  40% If order individually
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| Email Customer Service. This is a small company and they were really excited about this pro-deal. 2/19/11 just emailed and they confirmed 50% discount. No mention of a requirement to purchase 10 at a time.
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|[http://www.timbuk2.com Timbuk2]
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|Messenger bags, backpacks, and laptop bags
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|You get the "prodeal" 50% discount when you sign up.
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|sign up [https://prodeal.timbuk2.com/tb2/pro/signin.htm here](I tried this and never got a response. I sent many emails and only part were returned. This did not work for me April 2011.  Update: The pro deal website didn't work for me either, so I emailed the Customer Support. I got a quick friendly response from CS and they gave me a code for a single use as their pro deal website was down (April 12, 2011). 
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|[http://www.backcountry.com/ Backcountry.com]
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| All the Best Outdoor Gear!
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| Variable depending on product (average 20%-30%)
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| Email: [email protected] and provide verification (acceptance letter, follow up email from recruiting officer, or PC ID)if emails are not sent to above email response may be delayed. Note emails responses are sent Mon.-Fri. You will receive a friendly quick response. (6/2013)
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I am perhaps not the only one achieving this. Some of you have tens of thousands of e-mails, too. And you probably don't know why you're protecting them, often. Perhaps you are concerned about likely to jail over some stupid e-mail you can not find.
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|Eastern Mountain Sports
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|Outdoor Gear, Clothing
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|20% off retail price.
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|<u>In stores only</u>: ask for the "humanitarian discount." You will get 20% off your entire purchase.
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I am scarcely an expert in what e-mail documents and records to truly save. So I talked to Donald Skupsky, the president of Information Requirements Clearinghouse. He modestly describes himself while the world's leading expert in this area. I also spoke with Charles Fine, a Phoenix lawyer.
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===Clothing===
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Here are some facts to consider when you wonder if to save lots of email. Clearly, if you still have concerns, speak with an attorney.  
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{| class="wikitable" border="1" style="text-align:center"
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| [http://www.marmot.com/ Marmot]
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| Outdoor clothing
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| Marmot offers a Professional Courtesy Program to Peace Corps Volunteers.  Discount may vary by product but is <b>substantial</b>. Selection is limited compared to regular online site (some products may be "out of stock," but you can request them).
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| Apply for the program [http://marmot.promotive.com/action/index here], you should hear back within a couple business days.
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| [http://www.thenorthface.com/ The North Face]
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| Outdoor Clothing
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| The North Face offers a Pro Pricing Program to Peace Corps Volunteers.  Discount may vary by product but is <b>substantial</b>. Selection is limited compared to regular online site (some products may be "out of stock," but you can request them).
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| Apply for the program [http://thenorthface.promotive.com/action/index here], you should hear back within a couple business days. **5/11/11: The program is not accepting new applicants. The Pro program is apparently under review for possible termination. 11/28/11: The program is back, but no longer offers discounts to Peace Corps Volunteers
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| [http://www.exofficio.com/ ExOfficio]
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| Outdoor Clothing
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| 50%-60%
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| apply online at http://www.exofficio.com/pro **7/20/11: Received a 10% discount, not 50%-60%. 1/7/12: Received a 25% discount
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| [http://www.macabiskirt.com Macabi]
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| Macabi Skirts
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| $50 per skirt instead of $80
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| e-mail your acceptance letter
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| [http://www.moosejaw.com Moosejaw]
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| Outdoor gear/clothes
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| 10% off regular prices, 5% off sale prices<br>
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''Excludes Arc'Teryx, Bugaboo,Burton, Merrell, Nixon,Suunto, The North Face and Western Mountainering products''
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| Use Coupon Code "LTM" (discount did work on 4/26/2011)Code did not work for me but I live-chatted with them and they gave me a weekly code of 15% off (5/3/2013)
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| [http://www.backcountry.com/ Backcountry.com]
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| All the Best Outdoor Gear!
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| Variable depending on product (average 20%-30%)
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| Email: [email protected] and provide verification (acceptance letter, follow up email from recruiting officer, or PC ID)if emails are not sent to above email response may be delayed. Note emails responses are sent Mon.-Fri.
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| [http://www.hotchillys.com/home/index/1520.1 Hot Chillys]
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| Hot Chillys
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| 10% off Code for Clothing and Socks
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| e-mail sarahp@hotchillys.com or customer service and ask for a Peace Corps Discount (9/15/11)
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Save important documents. But e-mail isn't always considered accurate documentation. Organizations must save yourself records of business transactions. If you sign a contract, save your self that contract. If the contract is received by you as an addition to an, and the other party says in the e-mail, "We take the contract," save your self the e-mail too. A record is constituted by that.
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===Education===
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So as a paper document if it would be kept by you, keep the e-mail. Normally, pitch it. That includes e-mails generated during the contract approach. This really is work-in-progress material, and does not reflect the considering a business. Instead, they are the thoughts of an individual.  
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{| class="wikitable" border="1" style="text-align:center"
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! width="200pt"|Notes / Procedures
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| [http://www.msu.edu Michigan State University]
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| Graduate School
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| In-State Tuition for RPCVs
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| [http://www.reg.msu.edu/ROInfo/notices/residency.asp Section 3G]
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| [http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.whyvol.eduben.mastersint Master's International]<br>
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| "more than 60 universities offering 117 different graduate degrees."
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| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/masters/current-programs.pdf See list, school dependent]
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| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/masters/current-programs.pdf See list, school dependent]
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| [http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.whyvol.eduben.fellows Fellows/USA]<br>
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| "more than 50 universities."
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| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/fellows/current-programs.pdf See list, school dependent]
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| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/fellows/current-programs.pdf See list, school dependent]
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| [http://www.livelingua.com/peace-corps-discounts.php Live Lingua School]<br>
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| "Live Skype lessons in 11 languages.  Free Ebooks & Audios for over 90 languages."
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| [http://www.livelingua.com/peace-corps-discounts.php Live lessons (up to 40% off)]
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| Follow instructions on page.
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Whenever you do hold something, keep it officially. Do not leave it in your e-mail program where no-one can find it. You could be best off to produce it and put it in a directory.
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===Electronics===
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Sometimes, hold more. There are certain times in which you cannot discard things. For instance, if you are section of a process, you can't remove something that is applicable. I had err privately of caution. In addition to this, follow your lawyer's advice.  
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! width="200pt"|Notes / Procedures
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| [http://www.voltaicsystems.com/index.shtml Voltaic Systems]
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| Solar Powered Backpacks
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| 35% off
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| Write to [email protected] for the discount code or call 877.304.6861 ext. 701
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| [http://www.freeplayenergy.com/products/aiddev/scout Freeplay Energy]
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| Scout shortwave radio
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| discount price $25 plus shipping
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| contact Penny Thornton 866-526-2826 (1/11/11 I called and the Scout has been discontinued and Penny Thornton no longer works there. They did offer the Eyemax as somewhat comparable and at a small discount) Update: 5/5/2013- A rep told me they are no longer offering this discount in the US.
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| [http://www.etoncorp.com/ Eton]
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| shortwave radios
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| 20% off
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| Call 1-800-872-2228 (6/17/11 - called and says they only give discounts to retailers) (7-28-2011 gave me 50% off plus the cost of shipping)
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| [http://www.sollight.com/ Sollight]
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| Solar powered water bottle caps turn your bottle into a lantern
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| 40%
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| Email [email protected] and ask nicely
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(I didn't get a reply at that address. I e-mailed info@sollight and immediately got a code for a 25% discount. 5/14/13)
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| [http://www.solio.com Solio]
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| Universal solar power charger
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| 15%
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| Use coupon code "PEACECORPS15"
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|-
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| [http://store.apple.com Apple]
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| Electronics
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| 5-6%
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| Use their government pricing program. Need original copy of your invite
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| [http://www.dell.com/epp Dell]
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| Electronics
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| 10-30% (depends on product)
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| www.dell.com/epp; member ID GS83510340
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There are two other important words: foreseeable and forthcoming, even if you aren't currently in a approach. If you're on notice that you'll be indicted, things are certain. Now could be not just a good time and energy to clean out your e-mails. If you make a major boo-boo and some one gets hurt, case is foreseeable. Again, be mindful. Confer with your lawyer.
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===Food and Drinks===
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Based on Skupsky, only the securities business is needed to keep all of its e-mails. Everybody else is liberated to pitch them.  
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| [http://www.facebook.com/riseupcoffee Rise Up Coffee]
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| Organic Coffee
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| " Rise Up Coffee will send our coffee to any current PCV's for FREE!!!"
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| "Simply contact us through [http://www.facebook.com/riseupcoffee FB] or email [email protected] ... and wait for your organic coffee to show up (which, depending on where you are, could take some time!)." <br>(Owner Tim Cureton, PC Kiribati 98-01) <br>
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[http://drinkorganiccoffee.blogspot.com/2010/03/free-coffee-to-any-peace-corps.html More Info]
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But do not hold every thing. Most likely, these e-mails piling up may very well perhaps not hurt anything (except your server space). Since we see an unanswered need the majority of us enter company. We want to help our clients. We have never been prosecuted, and never expect to be.
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===Medical===
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But, it may very well happen. Let us say that, after training superhuman tolerance, you fire Joe Screwup. You could not have treated Screwup better, but, obviously, he doesn't see it that way. Therefore Screwup sues.  
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| [http://www.usa-icd.org/information/peace-corps/index.htm USA-ICD]
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| Dental (Applicants)
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| "volunteering to provide a dental examination and x-rays for Peace Corps applicants at no charge" (read [http://www.usa-icd.org/projects/peace-corps/index.htm more...])
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| "The applicant will bring a Peace Corps dental examination form to the appointment." (Available [[Forms | here]])
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| [http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2009/november/story19697.html Michigan Tech]
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|  Medical exams and lab tests required by Peace Corps, for Master's International students
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| "The health care provider will offer PCMI students at Michigan Tech a 20 percent discount on any balance they owe after insurance payments for exams and tests required by the Peace Corps, plus an additional 10 percent prompt-pay discount, for a total discount of 30 percent."
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| [http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2009/november/story19697.html press release]
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You are perhaps not concerned. However you get yourself a subpoena, ordering you to submit any email from the past three years that bears on the case. There is nothing in the email that could affect the situation, and Screwup knows it. But you'll have to dig up all you have, and your lawyer should go through it, looking for relevant material. Just how many hours, at $200 hourly, can it take her to achieve that? So you swallow hard and give Screwup $15,000 to go away. You might never have considered this, but you can bet that the plaintiffs' bar has. Worse, perhaps they find an email in which you express intemperate remarks.
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===Personal Products===
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Given the possible problems, why save e-mail? Certain, this situation is very impossible. But 99.9% of one's old email is junk, anyway. Why simply take the chance?
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| [http://www.lunapads.com/ Lunapads.com]
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| The Diva Cup, washable menstrual pads
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10% off any order of $25 or more<br>
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enter "PEACECORPS11" in promotion code box <br>
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The code is updated yearly so change the numbers on the end to match the year you are ordering in.
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| [http://www.rockshaving.com/ Rock Shaving]
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| Rock Shaving, travel friendly double edge razors which use blades available worldwide.
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5% off<br>
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Enter code "PEACECORPS" at checkout.
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Produce a policy on email retention. Skupsky recommends a 30-day preservation policy. After 30 days, your employees (and you) need to determine if an e-mail is a history. Or even, it goes. It's the salutary effectation of driving your employees to consider what a record is, and is not. Lawyer Chuck Fine thinks that is recommended. But he goes further, and chucks (no pun intended) his e-mail quickly.
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===Shoes===
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Don't backup your email. This is no unique of keeping it on your computer. If you are subpoenaed, you and your lawyer will have to go through it, whether it's on the computer or on tape. Remove the old stuff.  
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| [http://www.keenfootwear.com/ Keen]
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| Footwear
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| 40% off order of up to $600 (retail value)
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| Must request promo code [http://pro.keenfootwear.com/pro/code.aspx here]
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| [http://chacousa.com/ Chaco]
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| Footwear
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| 40% off
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|[http://www.chacoprodeal.com chacoprodeal.com] - They also require proof of service which can be faxed to 1-888-746-3329 or emailed, call the number on the prodeal site to find out where. 11/28/13 - Allowed up to 4 pairs per YEAR (not service) at approx 40% off.
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| [http://www.merrell.com/ Merrell]
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| Footwear
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| 40% off
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|www.merrellprodeal.com
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|-
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| [http://www.teva.com/ Teva]
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[http://www.simpleshoes.com/ Simple Shoes]
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| Footwear
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| 50% off
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| Must request promo code <[email protected]>. Proof of acceptance needed. To request a code for Simple Shoes, be sure to mention this in your request email. Worked 5/8/13- received code for 50% off up to 4 pairs of shoes (if purchased as part of a single order). ATTENTION: Sadly Simple shoes is no more. They can only be found on zappos now.
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| [http://www.backcountry.com/ Backcountry.com]
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| All the Best Outdoor Gear! We got lots of shoe too!
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| Variable depending on product (average 20%-30%)
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| Email: mcorey@backcountry.com and provide verification (acceptance letter, follow up email from recruiting officer, or PC ID)if emails are not sent to above email response may be delayed. Note emails responses are sent Mon.-Fri. 
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| [http://www.wolverine.com/ Wolverine]
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| Footwear
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| unsure but there is a discount
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|http://www.wolverineprodeal.com/
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In accordance with Skupsky, old e-mail is seldom useful to another side. But if it costs lots of money to proceed through it, the plaintiff does not care. Neither does his attorney. They've nothing to lose. Development is a wonderful system to force funds.
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===Sporting Goods===
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And so I am cleaning up my old e-mails. No, actually! It's difficult, though. I've had them such a long time, they are like old buddies. You should cleanse yours, too. We've to be strong concerning this. [http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1137239 jt foxx]
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| [http://www.discraft.com/ Discraft.com]
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| Ultimate frisbee discs
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Free plus shipping<br>
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For more information contact Discraft [http://www.discraft.com/contact10.html here.]
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===Travel===
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| [https://www.cwtsatotravel.com/ Sato Travel]
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| airline, hotel, train and car reservations
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| "managing travel for U.S. military and government clients."
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| [PCVs] "can use our SatoVacation Center for personal travel being paid for on a personal credit card." <br>
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Peace Corps account info [https://www.cwtsatotravel.com/traveler_info/contactInfo.aspx?cid=1154 here]
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==Unconfirmed Discounts==
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===Camping and Travel Gear===
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{| class="wikitable" border="1" style="text-align:center"
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! width="200pt"|Company
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! width="200pt"|Type
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! width="200pt"|Discount
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! width="200pt"|Notes / Procedures
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|[http://www.campmor.com Campmor]
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| Camping Gear: Packs, Tents, Clothing, Sleeping Gear
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| 10%
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| Some said it worked fine, but Campmor told others that PC would have to order for the discount- individuals couldn't get the discount.
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| [http://www.brunton.com/ Brunton]
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| Camping Stoves, Lanterns, Solar Power, Headlamps, Binoculars, Scopes, Compasses
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| n/a
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| "They emailed me a form and asked me to fill it out but the catch is whatever you buy has to be sent the company address and they review the form and decide if they want to give you a discount or not"
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==No discounts==
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* [http://www.llbean.com/ LL Bean]
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* [http://www.target.com/ Target]
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* [http://www.prana.com/ prAna]
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* [http://www.crocs.com/ Crocs]
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* [http://www.rei.com/ REI]
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* [http://www.smartwool.com/ Smartwool Socks]
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* [http://www.arcteryx.com/ Arc'teryx]
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* [http://www.ems.com/ Eastern Mountain Sports]
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* [http://www.patagonia.com/ Patagonia]
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* [http://www.ospreypacks.com/ Osprey]
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* [http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/ Vibram FiveFingers]
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* [http://www.timberland.com/ Timberland]
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* [http://www.tigerdirect.com/ Tiger Direct]
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* [http://www.redwingshoes.com/ Red Wing Shoes]
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* [http://www.amazon.com/ Amazon] - but check with your country; some sites give Volunteers the option of getting a Kindle containing their training materials
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Confirmed Discounts

Camping and Travel Gear

Company Type Discount Notes / Procedures
Marmot Outdoor gear Marmot offers a Professional Courtesy Program to Peace Corps Volunteers. Discount may vary by product but is substantial. Selection is limited compared to regular online site (some products may be "out of stock," but you can request them). Apply for the program here, you should hear back within a couple business days.
Coleman Outdoor gear Coleman offers a discounted pricing program for non-profit groups. Discount varies by product. must order for delivery in the states Email their customer service department here and ask if they provide discounts to Peace Corps volunteers. 12/12/11- Customer Service replied to my question saying they do not offer discounts to Peace Corps volunteers
Cascade Designs (MSR, Thermarest, Seal Line, Platypus, Tracks) Outdoor Gear approximately 30% Email [email protected] with your acceptance letter. They will email back with information to register. Peace Corps are allowed to use a home address as the registered shipping address, since they only ship items to the United States. 11/28/11: Cascade Designs has switched to a website application. Go to https://cascadedesigns.com/friendsofindustry to apply for discount program.
Eagle Creek Travel Gear 30-50% Ask to join the Pro-Deal go to proshop.eaglecreek.com to apply for discount. 06/20/13 - 50% discount.
ENO Hammocks, Rain tarps, Stuff sacks 10% Email Customer Service
Hennessy Hammock Camping Hammocks 50%. Must order at least ten at a time (talk to other PCVs to put together bulk order). They will ship internationally.
 40% If order individually
Email Customer Service. This is a small company and they were really excited about this pro-deal. 2/19/11 just emailed and they confirmed 50% discount. No mention of a requirement to purchase 10 at a time.
Timbuk2 Messenger bags, backpacks, and laptop bags You get the "prodeal" 50% discount when you sign up. sign up here(I tried this and never got a response. I sent many emails and only part were returned. This did not work for me April 2011. Update: The pro deal website didn't work for me either, so I emailed the Customer Support. I got a quick friendly response from CS and they gave me a code for a single use as their pro deal website was down (April 12, 2011).
Backcountry.com All the Best Outdoor Gear! Variable depending on product (average 20%-30%) Email: [email protected] and provide verification (acceptance letter, follow up email from recruiting officer, or PC ID)if emails are not sent to above email response may be delayed. Note emails responses are sent Mon.-Fri. You will receive a friendly quick response. (6/2013)
Eastern Mountain Sports Outdoor Gear, Clothing 20% off retail price. In stores only: ask for the "humanitarian discount." You will get 20% off your entire purchase.

Clothing

Company Type Discount Notes / Procedures
Marmot Outdoor clothing Marmot offers a Professional Courtesy Program to Peace Corps Volunteers. Discount may vary by product but is substantial. Selection is limited compared to regular online site (some products may be "out of stock," but you can request them). Apply for the program here, you should hear back within a couple business days.
The North Face Outdoor Clothing The North Face offers a Pro Pricing Program to Peace Corps Volunteers. Discount may vary by product but is substantial. Selection is limited compared to regular online site (some products may be "out of stock," but you can request them). Apply for the program here, you should hear back within a couple business days. **5/11/11: The program is not accepting new applicants. The Pro program is apparently under review for possible termination. 11/28/11: The program is back, but no longer offers discounts to Peace Corps Volunteers
ExOfficio Outdoor Clothing 50%-60% apply online at http://www.exofficio.com/pro **7/20/11: Received a 10% discount, not 50%-60%. 1/7/12: Received a 25% discount
Macabi Macabi Skirts $50 per skirt instead of $80 e-mail your acceptance letter
Moosejaw Outdoor gear/clothes 10% off regular prices, 5% off sale prices

Excludes Arc'Teryx, Bugaboo,Burton, Merrell, Nixon,Suunto, The North Face and Western Mountainering products

Use Coupon Code "LTM" (discount did work on 4/26/2011)Code did not work for me but I live-chatted with them and they gave me a weekly code of 15% off (5/3/2013)
Backcountry.com All the Best Outdoor Gear! Variable depending on product (average 20%-30%) Email: [email protected] and provide verification (acceptance letter, follow up email from recruiting officer, or PC ID)if emails are not sent to above email response may be delayed. Note emails responses are sent Mon.-Fri.
Hot Chillys Hot Chillys 10% off Code for Clothing and Socks e-mail [email protected] or customer service and ask for a Peace Corps Discount (9/15/11)

Education

School / University Type Benefits Notes / Procedures
Michigan State University Graduate School In-State Tuition for RPCVs Section 3G
Master's International
"more than 60 universities offering 117 different graduate degrees." See list, school dependent See list, school dependent
Fellows/USA
"more than 50 universities." See list, school dependent See list, school dependent
Live Lingua School
"Live Skype lessons in 11 languages. Free Ebooks & Audios for over 90 languages." Live lessons (up to 40% off) Follow instructions on page.

Electronics

Company Type Discount Notes / Procedures
Voltaic Systems Solar Powered Backpacks 35% off Write to [email protected] for the discount code or call 877.304.6861 ext. 701
Freeplay Energy Scout shortwave radio discount price $25 plus shipping contact Penny Thornton 866-526-2826 (1/11/11 I called and the Scout has been discontinued and Penny Thornton no longer works there. They did offer the Eyemax as somewhat comparable and at a small discount) Update: 5/5/2013- A rep told me they are no longer offering this discount in the US.
Eton shortwave radios 20% off Call 1-800-872-2228 (6/17/11 - called and says they only give discounts to retailers) (7-28-2011 gave me 50% off plus the cost of shipping)
Sollight Solar powered water bottle caps turn your bottle into a lantern 40% Email [email protected] and ask nicely

(I didn't get a reply at that address. I e-mailed info@sollight and immediately got a code for a 25% discount. 5/14/13)

Solio Universal solar power charger 15% Use coupon code "PEACECORPS15"
Apple Electronics 5-6% Use their government pricing program. Need original copy of your invite
Dell Electronics 10-30% (depends on product) www.dell.com/epp; member ID GS83510340

Food and Drinks

Company Type Discount Notes / Procedures
Rise Up Coffee Organic Coffee " Rise Up Coffee will send our coffee to any current PCV's for FREE!!!" "Simply contact us through FB or email [email protected] ... and wait for your organic coffee to show up (which, depending on where you are, could take some time!)."
(Owner Tim Cureton, PC Kiribati 98-01)

More Info

Medical

Company Type Discount Notes / Procedures
USA-ICD Dental (Applicants) "volunteering to provide a dental examination and x-rays for Peace Corps applicants at no charge" (read more...) "The applicant will bring a Peace Corps dental examination form to the appointment." (Available here)
Michigan Tech Medical exams and lab tests required by Peace Corps, for Master's International students "The health care provider will offer PCMI students at Michigan Tech a 20 percent discount on any balance they owe after insurance payments for exams and tests required by the Peace Corps, plus an additional 10 percent prompt-pay discount, for a total discount of 30 percent." press release

Personal Products

Company Type Discount Notes / Procedures
Lunapads.com The Diva Cup, washable menstrual pads

10% off any order of $25 or more

enter "PEACECORPS11" in promotion code box
The code is updated yearly so change the numbers on the end to match the year you are ordering in.

Rock Shaving Rock Shaving, travel friendly double edge razors which use blades available worldwide.

5% off

Enter code "PEACECORPS" at checkout.

Shoes

Company Type Discount Notes / Procedures
Keen Footwear 40% off order of up to $600 (retail value) Must request promo code here
Chaco Footwear 40% off chacoprodeal.com - They also require proof of service which can be faxed to 1-888-746-3329 or emailed, call the number on the prodeal site to find out where. 11/28/13 - Allowed up to 4 pairs per YEAR (not service) at approx 40% off.
Merrell Footwear 40% off www.merrellprodeal.com
Teva

Simple Shoes

Footwear 50% off Must request promo code <[email protected]>. Proof of acceptance needed. To request a code for Simple Shoes, be sure to mention this in your request email. Worked 5/8/13- received code for 50% off up to 4 pairs of shoes (if purchased as part of a single order). ATTENTION: Sadly Simple shoes is no more. They can only be found on zappos now.
Backcountry.com All the Best Outdoor Gear! We got lots of shoe too! Variable depending on product (average 20%-30%) Email: [email protected] and provide verification (acceptance letter, follow up email from recruiting officer, or PC ID)if emails are not sent to above email response may be delayed. Note emails responses are sent Mon.-Fri.
Wolverine Footwear unsure but there is a discount http://www.wolverineprodeal.com/

Sporting Goods

Company Type Discount Notes / Procedures
Discraft.com Ultimate frisbee discs

Free plus shipping

For more information contact Discraft here.

Travel

Company Type Discount Notes / Procedures
Sato Travel airline, hotel, train and car reservations "managing travel for U.S. military and government clients." [PCVs] "can use our SatoVacation Center for personal travel being paid for on a personal credit card."

Peace Corps account info here

Unconfirmed Discounts

Camping and Travel Gear

Company Type Discount Notes / Procedures
Campmor Camping Gear: Packs, Tents, Clothing, Sleeping Gear 10% Some said it worked fine, but Campmor told others that PC would have to order for the discount- individuals couldn't get the discount.
Brunton Camping Stoves, Lanterns, Solar Power, Headlamps, Binoculars, Scopes, Compasses n/a "They emailed me a form and asked me to fill it out but the catch is whatever you buy has to be sent the company address and they review the form and decide if they want to give you a discount or not"

No discounts

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