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| Outdoor gear
| Outdoor gear
| Coleman offers a discounted pricing program for non-profit groups.  Discount varies by product. <b>must order for delivery in the states</b>
| 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.
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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)]
| [http://cascadedesigns.com/ Cascade Designs (MSR, Thermarest, Seal Line, Platypus, Tracks)]
| Outdoor Gear
| Outdoor Gear
| approximately 30%
| 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.
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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:  please email before submitting a registration.  
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| [http://www.eaglecreek.com/ Eagle Creek]
| [http://www.eaglecreek.com/ Eagle Creek]
| Travel Gear
| Travel Gear
| 30-50%
| 30-50%
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| Ask to join the Pro-Deal go to proshop.eaglecreek.com to apply for discount
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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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| All the Best Outdoor Gear!
| All the Best Outdoor Gear!
| Variable depending on product (average 20%-30%)
| 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. (4/2011)
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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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|[http://www.smithoptics.com/ Smith Sunglasses]
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|Sunglasses
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|50% off retail price.
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|Find the sunglasses you want on their website.  Then email [email protected] to request the Smith Outdoor Professional Pro Program order forms.]
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|20% off retail price.
|20% off retail price.
|<u>In stores only</u>: ask for the "humanitarian discount." You will get 20% off your entire purchase.
|<u>In stores only</u>: ask for the "humanitarian discount." You will get 20% off your entire purchase.
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|[http://www.mhmgear.com/ Mile High Mountaineering]
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| Amazing packs!! You want to get one :)
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| Pro-deal 35%
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| Contact them via their website or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/mhmgear) and provide verification (acceptance letter, follow up email from recruiting officer, or PC ID) You will receive a friendly quick response, the guys are super cool. (8/2013)
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| Outdoor Clothing
| Outdoor Clothing
| 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).
| 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.
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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.  (Policy change-no more discounts)
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| [http://www.exofficio.com/ ExOfficio]
| [http://www.exofficio.com/ ExOfficio]
| Outdoor Clothing
| Outdoor Clothing
| 50%-60%
| 50%-60%
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| apply online at http://www.exofficio.com/pro **7/20/11: Received a 10% discount, not 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]
| [http://www.macabiskirt.com Macabi]
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| 10% off regular prices, 5% off sale prices<br>
| 10% off regular prices, 5% off sale prices<br>
''Excludes Arc'Teryx, Bugaboo,Burton, Merrell, Nixon,Suunto, The North Face and Western Mountainering products''
''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)
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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]
| [http://www.backcountry.com/ Backcountry.com]
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| Hot Chillys
| Hot Chillys
| 10% off Code for Clothing and Socks
| 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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| e-mail sales@hotchillys.com or customer service, ask for a Peace Corps Discount, and provide verification (7/1/13)
    
    
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| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/fellows/current-programs.pdf See list, school dependent]
| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/fellows/current-programs.pdf See list, school dependent]
| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/fellows/current-programs.pdf See list, school dependent]
| [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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| Scout shortwave radio
| Scout shortwave radio
| discount price $25 plus shipping
| 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)
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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]
| [http://www.etoncorp.com/ Eton]
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| 40%
| 40%
| Email [email protected] and ask nicely
| 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]
| [http://www.solio.com Solio]
| Universal solar power charger
| Universal solar power charger
| 15%
| 15%
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| Use coupon code "SolioCS20"  
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| Use coupon code "PEACECORPS15"  
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| [http://store.apple.com Apple]
| [http://store.apple.com Apple]
| Electronics
| Electronics
| 5-6%
| 5-6%
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| Use their government pricing program. Need original copy of your invite
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| Use their government pricing program. Need original copy of your invite.  Called Apple on 7/16/2013 and they no longer give governmental discounts...  Went to Apple store 9/12/13, told my story and showed my invite email, discounts apply to computers only.  $50 off computers and $66 off 3 year warranty.
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| [http://www.dell.com/epp Dell]
| [http://www.dell.com/epp Dell]
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enter "PEACECORPS11" in promotion code box <br>
enter "PEACECORPS11" in promotion code box <br>
The code is updated yearly so change the numbers on the end to match the year you are ordering in.  
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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! width="200pt"|Discount
! width="200pt"|Discount
! width="200pt"|Notes / Procedures
! width="200pt"|Notes / Procedures
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| [https://www.lunasandals.com/ Luna Sandals]
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| Footwear
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| 15% discount
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| Use code "PeaceCorpsRules1515" when ordering
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| [http://www.keenfootwear.com/ Keen]
| [http://www.keenfootwear.com/ Keen]
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| [http://chacousa.com/ Chaco]
| [http://chacousa.com/ Chaco]
| Footwear
| Footwear
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| 50% off
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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.
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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]
| [http://www.merrell.com/ Merrell]
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| Footwear
| Footwear
| 50% off
| 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 7/8/11- received code for 50% off up to 4 pairs of shoes.
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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]
| [http://www.backcountry.com/ Backcountry.com]
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| unsure but there is a discount
| unsure but there is a discount
|http://www.wolverineprodeal.com/
|http://www.wolverineprodeal.com/
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===Sporting Goods===
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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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* [http://www.tigerdirect.com/ Tiger Direct]
* [http://www.tigerdirect.com/ Tiger Direct]
* [http://www.redwingshoes.com/ Red Wing Shoes]
* [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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Contents

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: please email before submitting a registration.
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.
Mile High Mountaineering Amazing packs!! You want to get one :) Pro-deal 35% Contact them via their website or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/mhmgear) and provide verification (acceptance letter, follow up email from recruiting officer, or PC ID) You will receive a friendly quick response, the guys are super cool. (8/2013)

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. (Policy change-no more discounts)
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, ask for a Peace Corps Discount, and provide verification (7/1/13)

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. Called Apple on 7/16/2013 and they no longer give governmental discounts... Went to Apple store 9/12/13, told my story and showed my invite email, discounts apply to computers only. $50 off computers and $66 off 3 year warranty.
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
Luna Sandals Footwear 15% discount Use code "PeaceCorpsRules1515" when ordering
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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