"Top Picks" for all!

For Everyone - Everywhere

ONGOING & SPECIAL ONE-TIME OFFERS

How do we find these offers? We listen - we open our eyes - but mostly, we "dig" into all available resources for great "treasures".

Here are the "Top Picks" - Check 'em out!

national park passes

U.S. National Park Service

LIFETIME SENIOR

ACCESS PASS

MILITARY

4TH GRADERS

VOLUNTEERS

SPECIAL DAYS

Visit more than 2,000 federal recreation sites FREE of charge; includes national parks & wildlife refuges!

"LIFETIME SENIOR PASS"

  • One-time $80 fee; then FREE

  • For U.S. citizens or permanent residents ages 62+

  • Provides entry for pass owner & accompanying passengers in a single/private vehicle

"ACCESS PASS"

  • For persons with permanent disabilities

  • FREE lifetime pass may be obtained at recreation site, or ordered via mail with $10 handling fee

  • ​​Provides entry for pass owner & accompanying passengers in a single/private vehicle

"U.S. MILITARY PASS"

  • FREE for current U.S. military members & dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard & National Guard

  • Available at site locations only which issue passes

"EVERY KID OUTDOORS"

  • For kids in 4th grade, including home-schooled 10 years of age for duration of school year through summer (Sept-Aug)

  • Plan a family trip, print a pass & go! 

  • FREE access to 100s of parks, lands & waters for one year

"VOLUNTEER PASS"

  • Issued FREE to volunteers & campground hosts who accrue 250 volunteer hours with participating five federal agencies

"SPECIAL DAYS"

  • FREE access for everyone on these 2020 dates: Jan 20, April 18, Aug 25, Sept 26 & Nov 11

unclaimed money

U.S. States' Treasuries

STOCKS  |  BONDS

BANK ACCOUNTS

SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES

UNCASHED CHECKS

WAGES

UTILITY  |  RENT DEPOSITS

ESCROW ACCOUNTS

LIFE INSURANCE BENEFITS

Find lost or forgotten money...

yours! FREE search & claim.

STATE OF IDAHO​

  • State of Idaho Treasurer's Office has over $150 million of unclaimed assets waiting to be claimed

  • FREE online search is quick & easy. Put name in search box.

  • Check other names too - family members/friends; however, only they can submit claim.

  • Millions of dollars are transferred to the "Unclaimed Property Program" each year by companies that cannot locate the owners. Individuals, estates, businesses or non-profit organizations.

 

MISSING MONEY

  • Search for money or asssets through your own state treasurer's office, or...

  • Search on "Missing Money" website to check any or all U.S. states.

  • Persons are encouraged to do searches for unclaimed monies of relatives, friends or businesses; then contact them so they can make a claim (no charge).

  • Most claims will be for minimal amounts; however, some are for over $100,000.

  • Searching is FREE, quick & easy.

annual credit report

Credit Reporting Companies

TRANSUNION

EQUIFAX

EXPERIAN

Do annual check of your credit report - FREE!

ANNUAL CREDIT REPORT

Why is your credit report important?

  • Credit reports can affect insurance policy rates, credit card approvals, job searches, mortgage rates, apartment rentals, vehicle loans & more.

  •  By reviewing your report you can catch signs of identity theft early, make sure info is up-to-date & correct errors.

  • Federal law allows an individual to obtain a FREE copy every 12 months from each of the three credit reporting companies:​ Transunion, Equifax & Experian.

  • Don't pay anyone for a credit report. Website "AnnualCreditReport.com" is the only source for FREE credit reports. Authorized by Federal law.

  • Frequently Asked Questions can answer how to report identity theft, how to repair credit scores & how to get a name off lists for unsolicited credit & insurance offers.

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Free or Discounted Food & Drinks

Birthdays  |  Veterans  |  Children  |  holidays 

  • APPLEBEE'S - On Veterans' Day, veterans & active duty military eat FREE all day from "select menu".

  • ARBY'S - Veterans can enjoy a FREE classic roast beef sandwich FREE of charge on Veterans' Day.

  • BASKIN-ROBBINS - Join the Birthday Club for a FREE scoop of ice cream on your special day.

  • BONEFISH GRILL - FREE appetizer on Veterans' Day.

  • BUFFALO WILD WINGS - FREE small order of wings & fries for veterans & active duty servicemembers on Veterans' Day.

  • CHILI'S - For a FREE dessert on your birthday, join "My Chili's Rewards" program. Chips & salsa, or non-alcoholic beverage too! FREE meal for veterans on Veterans' Day from select menu.

  • CRACKER BARREL - FREE cake or crafted coffee for all dine-in veterans on Veterans' Day.

  • DAIRY QUEEN - Download the DQ app & receive a FREE small Blizzard® treat.

  • DENNY'S - FREE meal for birthday! Take ID proof. On Veterans' Day, veterans receive Grand Slam breakfast FREE of charge.

  • IHOP - Join IHOP's "Pancake Revolution®" & receive FREE pancakes for joining, on your birthday & each anniversary. Also receive FREE pancakes on National Pancake Day, February 27.  Children, ages 12 & under receive "Scary Face" pancakes October 31 for Halloween from 7 am-10 pm. Veterans & active duty receive FREE red, white & blue pancakes on Veterans' Day.

  • JB'S RESTAURANT - FREE meal served on actual birthday. Must prove birthdate with official ID (such as driver's license). It's that easy!

  • KRISPY KREME - FREE donut & small coffee for veterans on Veterans' Day.

  • LITTLE CAESAR'S PIZZA - Veterans receive a FREE lunch combo on Veterans' Day.

  • OLIVE GARDEN - On Veterans' Day, veterans receive a FREE entree from "select menu". 

  • RED LOBSTER - On Veterans' Day, vets & active duty military receive a FREE appetizer or dessert.

  • RED ROBIN - Receive a FREE birthday burger. Choose from over 24 gourmet burgers. Must join Red Robin Royalty®On Veterans' Day, vets & active duty receive FREE double burger w/steak fries.

  • 7-ELEVEN - FREE Slurpee® on 7-11 (July 11) of each year.

  • STARBUCKS - Veterans, active service members & their spouses receive a FREE cup of coffee on Veterans' Day.

  • TACO BELL - FREE Doritos Locos tacos for special sports promotions/wins periodically, such as during World Series. 

  • TEXAS ROADHOUSE - FREE meal for veterans on Veterans' Day from "early dine" menu.

  • WENDY'S - Receive a FREE Dave's Single® when you enroll in rewards program.

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