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The military life can be a huge challenge at times. You have the major stuff like deployments, starting over , paperwork , making sure your property isn’t destroyed and moving. For some they aren’t only just moving but they are PCS’ing to another country. Moving OCONUS or overseas can be an amazing experience. However, with it can come a whole new set of challenges. There’s the big things like learning how to drive on the Autobahn , getting a foreign license , figuring out currency and last but not least the pain of figuring out what places will ship overseas.
For the majority of us who lived overseas or in remote locations online shopping is our lifeline to the latest products that if you were on the mainland you could easily get at your local retailers. Luckily many places ship to APO/FPO locations, but the annoying part is trying to figure out which online retailers do. When you are ready to shop online it should be an enjoyable experience and not dreadful.
For military (especially those serving overseas) the shopping part of your life may have just gotten a bit easier with a awesome shopping search engine. Chippmunk is a shopping savings search engine and uses have the opportunity to shop based on their filtered preferences such as if an online retailer accepts Paypal, who offers in store pickup ,and last but not least savings. You can shop by sorting for coupon codes, free shipping and sales.
For military personnel and their families Chippmunk has taken the hassle out of shopping for those seeking to have items shipped to APO/FPO locations. They have done this with a new filter option specifically for online retailers that ship to APO/FPO areas.
I really enjoy that the site gives you so many ways to search that really apply to daily life. For instance in addition to all the ways I mentioned above that you can filter options, you can also search by payment method. Another options lets you shop by estimated arrival date. This is great when sending gifts to a loved one or shopping for the holidays.
Speaking of special events or holidays you can currently filter options for Halloween. Not only can you shop for a Halloween (or any product) but you can also search that category of products and whether they ship to APO/FPO at the same time. When you add in the fact that you can shop by budget, shipping locations and discount codes all at one time , shopping doesn’t sound bad at all.
I am looking forward to the holidays because even though I am not overseas I believe this is the perfect way for me to not only save by inputting my budget but by finding deals. There are so many filter and feature options that I am sure I haven’t covered so be sure to click the link below to go look around for yourself and get to shopping.
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Wow. Can’t wait to use them! I love that they use all the various sites. So whether I need to send to hubby or buy a gift it’s so easy!
I like that costume kingdom ships to APO! AWESOME
Like that J. Crew shipped to APO! Love that store
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